Monthly Archives: April 2016

5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I have to admit, I am not always the best at Mother’s Day gift-giving. It always seems to sneak up on me before I can think of a unique gift idea! This year, I’m determined to stay on top of this special day of celebrating all you mamas out there! To make your gift search a little easier, I’ve rounded up 5 easy ideas to make your Mom feel loved, appreciated, and celebrated!

1. A Subscription to Her Favorite Magazine – Maybe your mom loves juicy gossip magazines, or maybe she drools over the pages of Elle Decor. Whatever kind of mom you’ve got, here are some of recommendations for magazine subscriptions: Darling Magazine, Real Simple, Elle Decor, and Dwell are some of my favorites!

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2. Spring-Inspired Apron – Want to be the favorite child? Look no further! These gorgeous aprons are perfect for the mom whose got a green thumb or who loves to cook. Both the full and half aprons are washable and have a limited run. Get yours by April 29 here!

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3. Chatbooks – I absolutely adore chatbooks for any and every occasion. They are an easy, cost-friendly way to make a book of all your favorite memories. I love doing them for Clayton and I every six months, and I gifted my besties some with a recap of our Europe trip last summer! These books are great for the sentimental mom! The best part is? They’re only $8!

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4. Monogrammed Coasters – These coasters are perfect for the mom who loves to host! You can get these beautiful leather coasters customized for a special gift your mom won’t forget! Set of 4, $28. 

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5. Modern-Day Polaroid Camera – This Instax Wide camera has brought SO much joy to me over the past couple years. It has continued to be one of my favorite gifts. If your mom loves capturing memories, this is the gift for her!

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Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is coming up on May 8th! Happy gifting!

A Morning at the Farmer’s Market

I’ve been counting down the days until the Fayetteville Farmer’s market opened back up again for spring. This past weekend, the wait was finally over! Saturday market’s have continually been one of my very favorite things about living in Fayetteville. It was always the place to be on the weekends during college, my favorite activity to bring my family to when they came to visit, and has continually been Clayton and I’s favorite way to fit in a little Saturday morning date.

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I always love to grab a coffee before we start walking around, it’s a good way to warm up on chillier mornings!

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The market has some of the best local produce. Prices are usually pretty comparable to normal grocery stores, but since it was so early in the spring, they didn’t have a huge variation of fruits and vegetables. Lot’s of carrots, kale, and leafy-greens.

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The handful of busking groups also make for a happy, folksy live playlist as you walk around the square. Featured above is hands-down the best group at the market, conveniently called “Farmer and the Markets

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As if it’s not good enough already, on market Saturday’s, everyone brings their pup along. I about died when I saw this beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog. It’s definitely my dream dog. I kinda fell in love.

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My absolute favorite thing about the Fayetteville Farmer’s market? The flowers! The flower selection is seriously unmatched, and those prices are pretty too. I can always count on coming home with a handful of fresh blooms for the house.

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After our lovely morning at the farmer’s market, we walked to the cutest little coffee shop right off the square. It’s only a few months old and the specialize in, get this, toast! They have a great selection of sweet and savory toasts on wheat, white, or sourdough breads. They are owned by Arsaga’s at the Depot, so you know it’s good!

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I grabbed a delicious almond-milk lavender latte to-go and ran across town for a lunch meeting with my love. I’d say it was a pretty successful Saturday!

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Don’t you just love the farmer’s market? I may be a little biased but I do think we have the best one here in Fayetteville. If you missed out this past weekend, be sure to make plans to go this coming weekend! A morning well spent.