All this gloomy weather has me longing for summer, and with Mother's Day right around the corner, I've been dreaming up some gift ideas for the hubs. I have lots of extravagant things in mind (ones I won't even mention on here because Mr. Go-Big-Or-Go-Home will buy them and I don't need them).
Now, nothing on this list is a "need" either, but they are much more practical. So here is my first summer must-have:
I absolutely LOATHE shorts. I have never found a pair I feel comfortable in, but I can't wear jean capris in 90 degree weather. So dresses have become my solution. I found this adorable shift dress at Lands End Canvas and I LOVE it. I think I need it in every color :-)
A New "Mommy" Swimsuit
My bikini days are gone my friends. G.O.N.E. No matter how much I ran and worked out last year, I still couldn't say goodbye to that little post-baby tummy chub so unless that magically disappears in the near future, it's Tankinis for this mama! I found this adorable set at Jcrew and now that it is in their sale section with an additional 30% off...I may just have to buy myself a mother's day gift. After all, having a swimsuit you feel comfortable in is a NEED for summer :-)
New Skincare Products
I am just a total sucker for new products. Shampoos, lotions, creams, you name it. But one thing I have been searching long and hard for is an oil-free sunscreen that lets you get a little tan. I found this Oil-Free Lotion Spray by Clarins and I may just have to give it a try! It has great reviews. Does anyone currently use a suncreen that they love? Anyone have a sunless tanner they can't live without? I can add them to my ongoing product list. Ha! And speaking of products...
What is it about new make-up that just makes you feel pretty again? Even if it is just one new item in your routine, it always makes me feel fresh. I have been eyeing up this Dandelion Brightening Face Powder by Benefit for some time and I think I may have to give the hubs a little nudge on this one :-) Do you ladies have any other make-up must haves I should add to the list?
A Book Reader
It seems just about everyone I know has some sort of book reader, but if you don't...ladies...ASK FOR ONE! It may be one of the best Mother's Day gifts ever. I love, love, LOVE my Nook (even though I wish I would have waited to get the Nook Color) and I know my SILs, Mom and hubby love their iPads so that is a great option too. You won't regret getting one...they are the best, especially for summer reading.
I could really go on and on with great summer and Mother's Day gift ideas, but I will save some for another list. In fact, I have an entire post coming up that is dedicated to great, reuseable green mommy finds. And speaking of reusables...look who made the Reuseit.com Newsletter this month!!!!!
We're famous :-)