Mother’s Day 2016
We live 3 miles away from my Mother and I sadly say I don’t spend enough time with her. No excuses offered, our work has consumed all of our time over the last 18 months and we do not see that changing anytime in the near future. Orange Beach Concierge is a blessing, she feels it and so do we. We just handle it all as a family.
So it made me think about what I could do for her on this upcoming Mother’s Day that did not revolve around going out to eat, as we always do. I am sure we will go out to eat but I wanted to create an experience she can enjoy every day of the year and not just on one given Sunday.
Bucket List Item – Help your Mom create her bucket list. Then help her achieve what that list is. I have never asked the question of my mother; I am excited to see what she says. Be sure to journal her wants and wishes, something to leave with her. I adore this Kate Spade journal, perfect for her dreams.
Cook Book – You may or may not care for GOOP but I can tell you that they are strong in the lifestyle category and I take great pride in studying and readying their content; inspiring. GP has released a new cookbook called “It’s All Easy” and it is. I am not sure of Chef David’s thoughts on this particular cook book but I often find him pulling his study books and flipping through pages and pages of his cook books he has collected over the years. So I think he would give his seal of approval just from the simple fact of cooking a recipe from scratch and eating anything and everything that is WHOLE.
Bedtime Ritual – I know at my age I am beginning to have challenges with sleep at times and if science is true at all, sleeping obviously changes as we get older. Creating a bedtime ritual is the only answer. Diffusers and foot lotions and potions laced in essential oils, heavenly. Some of my favorite choices:
Dot & Bo Diffusers – I love the black one!
AVEDA Singular Notes – Rose and Lavender are just so lovely.
AVEDA Foot Relief – My Mom is quite fond of this product, her daughter was apart of the original group and team that developed and formulated it at corporate. She LOVES this product, so do I. (wink wink)
The Spiralizer by Hemsley + Hemsley – the perfect way to make vegetables fun again. I love mine and this is a great gift for anyone that likes to be in the kitchen.
Bone Broth – Everyone by now has heard or read about the buzz and benefits of bone broth. Think STRONG bones, HEALTHY gut and BEAUTIFUL skin. Bone broth can be used in replace of water in some recipes, sipped on in a mug for a quick and health snack and all you need is 8 – 16 oz. per day. I was raised on a fresh stocks and my Mom takes great pride that we now provide bone broth for our community. Small scratch batches made weekly and delivered to your door. Contact us @ Orange Beach Concierge to place your order.
Orange Beach Concierge Gift Certificates for a private dining or personal chef evening. We specialize in this service and time and time again we are asked, “Where have you been all these years?” If you want a white tablecloth experience, perfect, if you want fresh Mexican or Italian food delivered to your door, perfect. We are here to be of service. Just call us and we will make it happen.
Here is a short list to think about when it comes to gift giving for your mom this Mother’s Day. Mostly we are excited to spend the day with my mom and that’s what matters most.
Mother’s are amazing; not everyone still has theirs but someone around you is a Mother, so let’s honor them, they are Rock Stars!
“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” – James Faust