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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


Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day can be such a tricky day. There are just so many scenarios to be joyful and sad for.

As I celebrate my 6th Mother’s Day without my own mother, I woke this morning with tears in my eyes but reflecting on the lifelong journey that my mother has set me on. Being a mother is the most difficult yet rewarding path that she set me on even though back in the day I was sure it was the AP classes she made me take, and the day she left me at college sitting in a dorm room all alone.

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As I come in contact with women daily who don’t have children of their own but constantly look after and mother children that are not biologically theirs I see that motherhood indeed has nothing to do with birthing your own children but everything to do with a kind, loving and sacrificial heart.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are mothering, whether it be in our communities, classrooms, and homes. You are appreciated. To those who have lost, are trying and have given up, Mother’s Day wishes to you as well. It takes a village and a special person to want to undertake the enormous responsibilities involved in raising productive children that later become responsible adults. You all have my love.

I created a little Flipagram of my motherhood journey for fun. Looking at these pictures reminded me that I am only 8 years in but becoming a mother has certainly been my greatest accomplishment two times over!


Celebrating Motherhood with Honey Baked Ham

With Mother’s Day just under a week away, while some would like to put their feet up and enjoy a free day of spa lounging to include bottomless mimosas and endless girl talk the truth of the matter is this fantasy won’t happen for the best of us.

Being a Mother has been an incredible calling for me from the day the pregnancy tests were confirmed and I don’t know about you but no one can celebrate a mother like another mother. We know the stresses, the balancing act and the feel of little arms around our neck for the sweetest cuddles.

This Mother’s Day I’ve decided to throw a little get together for some of my favorite mothers. We’re all on this journey together and sometimes it is soothing to sit and talk with mothers who are going through the same issues that I’m going through parenting my children.

Friday night we are going to get together and have a great time with some eats and drinks and sit and share pregnancy, and labor war stories. With it being a Friday evening I am not looking to do ANY cooking and Honey Baked Ham’s heat and eat options offer a great starting point for the menu.


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Honey Baked Ham Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Honey Baked Ham Ham and Cheese bites

Ham and Cheese Bites

If you are going with something more traditional for Mother’s Day dinner Honey Baked Ham has you covered with a few options to include a gift basket.

Honey Baked Ham Refined Elegance

This decadent basket includes:

Almond Rocha Buttercrunch Candy, Lindt White Chocolate Truffle, Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Caramel Premium Square, Angelina’s Sweet Butter Cookies, Three Pepper Blend Water Crackers, California Smoked Almonds, Clair de Lune Brie Creamy Cheese Spread, Cranberry Harvest Medley, Lindt Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle, Godiva Milk Chocolate Chociste Bar, & Chocolate Crunch Cookie.

For a more down home dinner, “The Grand Gathering” is the way to go. This spread includes:

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One 8 lb. HoneyBaked Half Ham
Two 2 lb. packages of Green Bean Casserole
Two 2 lb. packages of Yukon Mashed Potatoes
One 2 lb. wheel of Baby Swiss Cheese
One 10 in. Tuxedo Mousse Cake

Honey Baked Ham is offering a plethora of options for every special occasion not just limited to major holidays. Visit Honey Baked Ham online to browse their menu offerings to see how they can make your life easier this laid back entertaining season.

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