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Fab Top Gifts – Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s day is around the corner and while it is the thought that counts, a fabulous gift never hurts!

You don’t need to break the bank to find luxurious gifts; which is why all of the items below are below $100.

Hopefully you find something for your own mother, or you can use the guide to give your family some friendly inspiration on what to get you for Mother’s day!

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1. Pynk Luxe Name Plate Bar Necklace: This name plate necklace is such a fun and personalized gift. The great thing about simple pieces like this one is that you can wear it with so many different outfits. This necklace comes in silver, gold, and rose gold and the prices vary from $75-85 depending on the finish that you choose.

2. L’Occitane Weekend En Provence Almond Discovery Set: L’Occitane’s products are definitely luxurious and this sample set lets you try an array of products from their almond line for $36.

3. Abby and Grace Mug: If you and your mom have a light-hearted relationship then this fun mug is a great gift to give. It retails for $16.

4. Alex & Ani Mom Charm Bangle: You’ve probably seen these bracelets gracing the wrists of many women recently. They are so classic and Alex & Ani has released a mother’s day charm bracelet that retails for $28.

5. Street Level Reversible Tote & Wristlet Set: This faux leather tote & wristlet set is a great option for the woman who likes to toss everything into one big bag and keep moving. It’s also a good bargain, the set costs $48.

6. Edible Arrangements Chocolate Covered Fruit: If you are buying for someone who prefers edible gifts then chocolate covered fruit is always a safe bet. Edible Arrangements has a great package that is designed for Mother’s day that starts at $49.

7. Diptyque Paris Mini Candle: These candles are on the expensive side, but they are definitely worth it. Diptyque has a huge array of scents that fill any room with luxurious fragrances. Their mini candles retail for $30.

8. Kate Spade Card Holder: Card holders are an easy way of minimizing the amount of items in your wallet and with this holder designed by Kate Spade you can do it in style! This item retails for $48.

9. Anthropologie Floral Measuring Cups: Home ware doesn’t have to be boring. These adorable measuring cups cost $38 and are sure to please any woman who treasures the look of her kitchen!

10. Motivational Typography Print: Inspirational prints make for wonderful gifts, especially for women who love decor. This print ranges from $12.50-$25.50 depending on the size and the Etsy shop that it comes from, The Motivated Type, has a great range of prints to choose from.

Be sure to check out what the rest of the ladies of the Fab Top Five Series have put their spin on for Mother’s Day

Fab Haute Mama – Top 5 Gifts for New Moms

Everyday Eyecandy – Top 5 Ways to Get in the Photo with Your Children

Kokoa Mag – Top 5 Ways to Get Through Mother’s Day Without a Mother

Bernetta Style – Top 5 Gifts Moms Don’t Want for Mother’s Day

Fashion Featured mommy

A White Linen Dress

I was provided product to facilitate this post. All opinions are mine.

I know the fashion rules have changed and people wear white year ’round, I know this. However, I am a stickler for no white before Memorial Day. I just am, I don’t have issues with people who choose to do it. I just can’t.

I am aware that some follow the white after Easter rule, so just one day after Easter I bring to you this lovely white linen dress that I ordered from eShakti.

Family Lil Mama Mama's Babies mommy Photography Wordless Wednesday

{kinda} Wordless Wednesday

History often repeats itself. Sometimes repetition is good, sometimes its bad and sometimes it gives us comfort. Our trip to the strawberry patch last week was for comfort. I did good with Mother’s Day this year and I think part of it was due to the fact that it was also my daughter’s 3rd birthday. Coming to a place where I can embrace the circle of life as well as being at a happy place in my life made memories sufficient  this year.



One of the memories that always sticks out to me is the yearly tradition of picking strawberries. Every year my mother and I would head to the strawberry patch with my aunt and cousin in tow. We would spend the day there and she would come home and carefully wash the strawberries, while simultaneously boiling her Ball jars for canning. It was a process that I don’t fully remember but I just remember her, and us doing it together.



A few weeks before my mother died she took my son to the strawberry patch. I was too busy to go, had I known….



I thought no better tribute than to take my daughter on her first trip. Hoping she will have these memories of me when I’m gone. We had a great time and I left determined more than ever to start creating traditions of our own. Ones that will give my children sweet memories of me when I’m gone.



What are some family traditions that you keep going?


4 Years Gone

On this day 4 years ago I got THE call.

The one no one wants.

The house phone first and when we didn’t answer, the cell phone followed. I knew without answering..Mommy was gone.

One day I’ll tell the whole story, just not today.

While my mother left me here 4 years ago, she only left me physically but I am so thankful for the memories.

Today I choose to smile through my tears. I was looking through some photos and thought I would share. My mama was one bad Mamajama!!

Say a prayer for me today..and the next few days. To add insult to injury her birthday is next Saturday the 4th. Hallelujah for BlogHer for diversion but I am still a little broken.

Love y’all!!!!

Purveyor of the *side eye* early

That's her in the middle

Owwwww!!!! My mama and daddy!!

Grandpa and Mommy

She's in the black dress. THAT HAIR!!

2005 pregnant with my son

So proud she was able to see me have my first child