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Mother's Day Gifts from Modcloth {Sponsored}



Mother's Day is right around the corner and if you haven't already picked out the perfect gifts for the moms in your life (and even if you have) you're going to love my roundup of Mother's Day Gifts from Modcloth.  I found all kinds of cool stuff on the site with gifts ideal for all moms - from Star Wars geeks, to retro moms, to girly girls and every mom in between.  I've included unique gifts in a range of prices so you don't have to break the bank to show Mom you care.  Oh, and in case you haven't figured it out, this is a sponsored post and contains affiliate links - if you decide to purchase something in this post, I receive a small commission (at no cost to you).  As always, all opinions are my own and I curated this roundup myself. #themoreyouknow  Now that I got that business out of the way, on to the roundup!!

Shop Mother's Day gifts from Modcloth

This necklace and earring set is to die for! The soft colors are perfect for spring and can be worn with just about anything. Perfect for a dressy affair or paired with jeans and a plain white tee!
 Beauteous Bravado Necklace and Earring Set - $24.99
Beauteous Bravado Necklace and Earring Set - $24.99


May the Force be with you. These Star Wars earrings are fun and simple and perfect for everyday wear. The only thing this set is missing is Poe Dameron. *swoon*
 Endorse the Force Earrings Set - $19.99
Endorse the Force Earrings Set - $19.99


I absolutely love picnicing, but I don't have a picnic basket (and could sure use one - hint, hint). Whenever we enjoy a nice afternoon in the park, we end up having to lug several lunch bags with us. Stop the insanity with this adorable (and convenient) picnic basket.
 Open Air Enjoyment Picnic Basket - $99.99
Open Air Enjoyment Picnic Basket - $99.99


I love journaling and once had a 5 year journal similar to this one and adored it. This journal asks a different question every day of the year and has enough room for 5 years of answers. Love it. Love, love, love, love, love it!
 QA a Day for Moms 5 Year Journal - $16.99
QA a Day for Moms 5 Year Journal - $16.99


No picnic is complete without a picnic blanket. This one is beautiful and functional (and would make for great Instagram pics!) Win, win, win!
 Lunch is on Me! Picnic Blanket - $49.99
Lunch is on Me! Picnic Blanket - $49.99


It's no secret that moms love pajamas. But there's no reason you can't sleep comfortably and adorably. Especially since there's a chance you're going to spend a good portion of your day in these as well. No? Only me? Okay.
 In Purr the Night Pajamas - $29.99
In Purr the Night Pajamas - $29.99


Moms are known pack mules, but there's no reason the Mom Bag has to be unfashionable. Enter this yellow beauty that's fashionable and big enough to lug around everything (and I mean everything).
 Know a Thing or Two-Tone Bag in Goldenrod - $59.99
Know a Thing or Two-Tone Bag in Goldenrod - $59.99


If you don't want to see Mommy's dark side, make sure she has plenty of coffee. Just set the mug down and back away, slowly.
 Force of Action Mug - $21.99
Force of Action Mug - $21.99


This book is the bee's knees and is great for all those hip retro mommas out there!
 Vintage Hairstyles - $16.99
Vintage Hairstyles - $16.99


You don't have to be a retro momma to appreciate this cute apron. I don't know why an apron isn't a kitchen necessity, but it sure should be, and why not make it a super cute cooking accessory?
 Infused With Femininity Apron - $29.99
Infused With Femininity Apron - $29.99

I hope you found something great to gift a mom in your life with this Mother's Day Gift Guide.  If you need even more ideas, click over to Mod Cloth and take a look at all the amazing things they have!

Weekend Snapshots 17



It's Monday, Monday, Monday, so that means it's time for this week's Weekend Snapshots linkup with yours truly and Ariana at 3twentysix!  This week's snapshots are brought to you by our spur of the moment decision to go to Sunday Streets even though it was rainy and there were tons of other things we needed to do.   We can only adult so much, you know?  Make sure to check out everyone's posts in the link-up at the end of the post and grab the code to have the link-up show up on your post, too!  Sharing the love!

This weekend was more adultier than our usual weekends, but not as adulty as last weekend.  Saturday, I filled in at a spa that I sometimes pick up appointments at so I could make a little extra money this month.  Dennis and Jack went to the zoo and then thought I got off work at 8 instead of 7, so I walked to a nearby coffee shop, Black Hole Coffee, to wait for them to pick me up.  Black Hole Coffee was a pretty cool coffee shop - it reminded me just a tiny bit of Karma Cup, the coffee shop I hung out at as a teen, but slightly more pretentious.  My iced caramel latte was on point, though, so I can forgive a bit of pretentiousness.  I sat out on the patio sipping my latte and writing in my bullet journal, so I fit right in, lol.  At least I wasn't writing terrible teenage poetry like back in the day.  After my coffee break, we went to Star Pizza for dinner - Jack had already had a long day and it was getting late so we did what we don't normally like to do and let Jack watch Mighty Machines on Den's phone.  Yes, we were those parents, but we wanted to eat without Jack having a mega meltdown.  Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

Sunday we got less accomplished than we should have - there's still a hole in our bathroom floor and there's still a hole in our yard that needs to be filled in, but for some reason we were all moving through molasses.  I'm at least finally caught up on the laundry and the floors are super clean, so there's that.  Midway through the day, I saw a FB post from Ariana about Sunday Streets and since it was only about a mile or so from us, Den and I decided we needed to have some fun and go.  We wanted to ride our bikes there, but as soon as Den went out to the garage, it started to sprinkle and didn't look like it was going to let up, so we drove instead.

This month's Sunday Streets was pretty deserted.  I guess because we got there a little late and the weather was getting worse nobody was brave enough to stick it out.  There were plenty of food trucks, though and we couldn't pass up on the shaved ice.  The guy making them was nice enough to mix blue coconut and yellow pineapple to make Jack a green one - Jack's favorite color right now is green, so everything must be green.  I had tiger's blood and it was delicious!  We met up with Ariana and her husband, Elliot, and two of their friends whose names I didn't get (sorry guys).  Because of the rain, we ended up hanging out under a tree eating our food.  We didn't see much of the Sunday Streets, but it was nice to just hang out.  Jack fell down and scraped his hand and needed a "dam-baid", Dennis tried his hand at juggling three wildly different objects, and Jack played in the puddles.  Fun was had.

Sunday night, we just couldn't get Jack to settle down.  Was it all the sugar from the shaved ice?  Was it the fact that we can't seem to get him to bed before 10:30 anyway?  After dinner, he and I played a rousing game of Ghostbusters Hunters where we looked for ghosts and monsters around the house and pretended to shoot spaghetti at them (most of them turned out to be good guys), and then Jack wanted to run laps around the house.  Then he wanted to have deep and meaningful conversations about hot burning lava.  Dennis and I were exhausted.  So I came up with the idea to camp in the living room.  One air mattress and showing of Robin Hood {affilliate} later, we were all asleep.  Victory!!!!  Of course, the cats were thrilled that their sleeping humans were within cuddle distance (we lock them out of the bedroom at night), so all six cats were piled on the bed with us.  To say I woke up achy is an understatement.  But living room camping is pretty awesome, so there's that.

What were you up to this weekend?  Make sure to share your recap and snapshot posts with us in the linkup.  Have you ever been living room camping?  Was your weekend full of fun or did you adult, too?

Sunday Confessions 17

The United States of Becky


I confess:  I don't use Bloglovin' to follow blogs.  I know I should because I want you to follow me on bloglovin and read my blog, but I just never go to the site.  Actually, I just went to the site, and it's just not very intuitive to me.  Where the hell are all the blog posts from the blogs I follow?  Because I sure can't find them.

I confess:  Despite having a degree in theatre/acting, I can't seem to muster the courage to do a video on the blog. Both Becky and Heather have been putting videos up on their blogs and I think they're great, but I guess my balls just haven't dropped yet.  I also have no idea what I'd do a video about.  Also this is why I don't really periscope.  Also, I know I'd be super critical of whatever I filmed and/or would be too wrapped up in "production value" to just wing it and do a spontaneous video.  Maybe someday.

I confess:  Because of all this plumbing crap we've been having to deal with, it looks like our bathroom is headed for a complete redecoration.  Even though Dennis recently painted the bathroom (and did this cool custom seahorse on the back of the door) it looks like we're going to be changing everything.  I feel bad because I'm super excited about this. Den is the one who picked the colors and design for the paint that's currently on the walls, but it's never really been what I wanted.  I let him do the bathroom because I've done the rest of the house.  I feel bad because he worked hard on the paint in there, and I feel even worse that I'm really looking forward to putting together the bathroom exactly how I want - or rather as close as I can get on a budget.  The guilt runs deep within me.

Linking up with United States of Becky
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