Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WIAW and Mother's Day Ideas

Ahhhh... is there anything better than a nice lukewarm shower after a long run? CL and I met up after I got off work at the B&A trail for a nice 4 mile interval session. It started raining on and off which felt amazing. I could live in this weather forever. I don't mind evening thunderstorms... as long as they don't interfere with my television!

love my CL <3

 Mother's Day is next Sunday, so I have been brainstorming things to do for the most important person in my life! I know sometimes she stops by my blog so here are MULTIPLE things you can buy/make for your momma bear! Gotta keep her on her toes!

Sending flowers are always a great way to show someone you care. Send them to her work and surprise her a few days early ;-) Shows you were thinking ahead of time!

Go to your local Paint Your Own Pottery store. Mom's love handmade gifts and usually are coffee/tea lovers. Give her something that will remind her of your love with each sip!

Make her a basket full of things she loves! My mom loves to garden. A planter filled with gloves, seeds, snacks, chocolate, tea and suntan lotion is a great gift! Does your mom love relaxation? How about filling a shower caddy with a monogrammed towel, face mask, chai tea, and nail polish (and a spa gift card if you are feeling extra nice!)

Whatever you do, your mom with love it. You could make her a homemade card and bring tears to her eyes! I already found the best recipe for a lemonade cake with blueberries I plan on making for her! YUM!

2 slices bacon, coffee and a banana

Black bean cheese burger

A spinach, pecan and strawberry salad with homemade dressing:
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/2 tablespoon honey
fresh lemon zest
salt and pepper

Carrots and Guacamole

Chicken and Steamed Brocolli

Honey Greek Yogurt with Strawberry slices

Have a great night guys and start planning your mother's day gifts!


  1. That guac looks delicious! Thanks for the mother's day ideas :) I was just brainstorming ideas for my mom!

  2. 1st- you and your man are simply ADORABLE together :) great pic! 2. love the mom day ideas- i may do a basket like you were suggesting since my mom also adores gardening 3. i am DEF going to try honey greek yogurt w. strawberries mmmmmm! xo

  3. CARROTS and guac? genius! trying it!!!!!!!! Love your mommy's day ideas too! =) I am trying to get my mom in to healthy eating and gardening. One of these days it will stick =)

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  4. Aww I love the Mother's day ideas, I still have no idea what to get my mom!! I like the gift basket, it's very creative and personal. Great WIAW eats btw. I've never done a strawberry salad before, I love love love how you added pecans, I'm addicted!

  5. @JenniferIt was my first time dippin some veggies in guac and i did not regret it! I could eat guac on anything!!

    You could always pack up ingredients of your fav healthy baking recipe with a cake/cup cake pan and cute apron!

  6. @Jennyso good! I have had it the past 4 days in a row and am sadly? not sick of it at all!!

  7. Ah i really need to work on a mothers day gift this weekend...especially since i wont be here to spend it with her next weekend!!
    maybe ill head to the pottery place on sunday!

  8. YAY! I love this post so much! I have actually been trying to figure out what I am going to do for my momma. These are wonderful ideas. I always like to do something personal and is full of meaning.

  9. such cute ideas. I always stress out for mothers day trying to put together the perfect gift, but a little basket of things she loves never fails. Also, could you be more gorgeous???

  10. OH delish eats for the day girl! everything is so colorful and looks delish!

  11. Thanks for the ideas! I've been wondering what to do for my mama :)

  12. Thanks for the ideas. I've been wondering what I should get my mom. I'm running out of time!

  13. I'm jealous of your broccoli! I think i might make some tonight now. :)

  14. My poor mom has gotten SO many handmade gifts over the years that she's running out of space to display them, haha! This year I think we're gonna splurge a bit and spoil her with a spa day. :)

  15. loving the greek looks GORGEOUS in your picture<3 ....and gift wise...I'd go with those flowers ;)