Monday In A Moment #47 | Mother’s Day Edition


1 :: Hug Your Mother – No, seriously. Do it. Right now. If she’s not around, call her and tell her you love her and give her a verbal hug. You have no idea how much you need your mom. How much she supports you and gives you that unconditional “I love you” like only a mother can. I lost my mother to cancer over four years ago and every single day I still hug her. Mostly because I don’t ever want to forget what it was like to wrap my arms around her short little 5’3″ frame and feel so unbelievably loved. I cannot impart how important it is to cherish the moments that you have with your mother. She’s your number one fan, your terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day pick-me-up, your please-tell-me-I-can-make-it cheerleader. So make sure she knows how much she means to you. For this life can be unfairly short, and time with your Mother is a precious precious thing.

2 :: Gift Giving Guide – Unsure what do for your Momma this Mother’s Day? Here’s a helpful gift guide for the different types of Mom’s in your life! Click on an item to take you shopping!


For Mom-the-Designer


1) Pantone Bridge Solid Coated Palette 2) Windsor Newton Designers Gouache 3) Paper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen – Medium Point – 16 Color Set 4) Pilot Iroshizuku Ink – 50 ml | For fountain pens 5) Artograph LightPad from John Neal Bookseller

Pantone Bridge Solid Coated Palette. I NEED THIS! $159.00Winsor & Newton Designers' GouachePaper Mate Flair Felt Tip Pen - Medium Point - 16 Color Set - SANFORD 70644Pilot Iroshizuku Ink - 50 ml - Tsuyu-kusa Dayflower (Blue) - PILOT INK-50-TS




For the Gardening Mom


1) Anthropologie | Vegetable Garden Dishtowel 2) | Outdoor Wooden Plant Stand-Plant Stand 3) | Wild and Wolf Celia Birtwell Garden Gloves 4) Shane Powers | Ceramic Wall Planters 5) Fresh Blooms of course!

Vegetable Garden DishtowelOutdoor Wooden Plant Stand-Plant Stand for Outdoor or Greenhouse, Three Shelves Product SKU: GD221582Shane Powers Ceramic Wall Planters contemporary indoor pots and plantersgorgeous!!!!


For the Mom who’s a Foodie at Heart


1) Anthropologie | Luna Serving Set 2) Anthropologie | Bon Appetit Napkin 3) Anthropologie | Point Duchesse Pitcher 4) Anthropologie | Ruffoni Copper Sauce Pan 5) Anthropologie | Painted Amaryllis Spoon Rest 6) Anthropologie | Fallen Pleats Cake Stand 7) Anthropologie | Stripe-Up Apron

Luna Serving SetBon Appetit NapkinPoint Duchesse PitcherRuffoni Copper Sauce PanPainted Amaryllis Spoon RestFallen Pleats Cake StandStripe-Up Apron


For the Corporate Mom


1) | Mahogany classic leather jr padfolio 2) | Porsche Design TecFlex P’3110 Steel Fountain Pen 3) | Luxe Business Cards 4) Express | CHAMBRAY JACKET AND COLUMNIST ANKLE PANT 5) Express | HIGH NECK CAMI AND HIGH RISE PENCIL SKIRT 6) Express | ONE BUTTON JACKET AND EDITOR PANT

Mahogany classic leather jr padfolio9 - Stylo plume TecFlex acier tressé "Porsche Design" P' | Luxe Business CardsEnsembleEnsemble


For the Mom who embraces her Inner Tech Nerd


1) | Eye-Fi Mobi 32GB SDHC Class 10 Wireless Memory Card 2) | Vivitar Universal Wireless and Wired Shutter Release Remote Control 3) | Apple iPad Air (64GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) 4) | Rowenta RH8559 Delta Force 18V Cordless Bagless Energy Star Rated Stick Vacuum Cleaner 5) | USpicy® Professional UV Gel Nail Dryer / Lamp / Light Acrylic Gel & Shellac 6) Sephora | GHD Eclipse 1″ Straightener

Eye-Fi Mobi 32GB SDHC Class 10 Wireless Memory Card, Frustration Free Packaging (MOBI-32-FF) CURRENT MODELApple iPad Air MD790LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, White with Silver) NEWEST - Rowenta RH8559 Delta Force 18V Cordless Bagless Energy Star Rated Stick Vacuum Cleaner with 40 Minute Runtime and Floor and Carpet Functions, Bronze - Household Stick USpicy® MACARON USND-3603 36W Professional UV Gel Nail Dryer / Lamp / Light Acrylic Gel & Shellac CURING Light Finish Quick Dry, Upgraded with Sliding Tray & Timmer Setting, SPA Equipment + Free USpicy Highly UV Protective Gloves: Beautyghd - Eclipse



For Monogram Obsessed Mom


1) Anthropologie | Homegrown Monogram Mug 2) May Designs | Monogram May Notes 3) May Designs | Monogrammed Notebook 4) Large Monogrammed Stoneware Mug with Vintage Handle

Homegrown Monogram MugMay Designs | May NotesNantucket-SliderLarge Monogrammed Stoneware Mug with Vintage Handle, White


For the Shoe Loving Mom


1) DSW | BCBG Paris Jaze d’Orsay Pump 2) DSW | Steve Madden Heaven Patent Ballet Flat 3) DSW| Kelly & Katie Lacey Flat 4) DSW | Penny Loves Kenny June Wedge Sandal 5) DSW | Rampage Dafnee Sandal

BCBG Paris Jaze d'Orsay Pump | DSWSteve Madden Heaven Patent Ballet Flat | DSWKelly & Katie Lacey Flat | DSWPenny Loves Kenny June Wedge Sandal | DSWRampage Dafnee Sandal | DSW



For Bombshell Beauty Mom


1) Nordstrom | Eliza J Dot Print Crêpe de Chine Fit & Flare Dress (Regular & Petite) 2) Nordstrom | Cynthia Steffe ‘Cora’ Bell Sleeve Lace Shift Dress 3) MAC Cosmetics | Eye Shadow x15: Warm Neutral 4) Sephora | Shiseido : Nourishing Mascara Base 5) Butter London | Fiver Nail Laquer

Eliza J Dot Print Crêpe de Chine Fit & Flare Dress (Regular & Petite)Cynthia Steffe 'Cora' Bell Sleeve Lace Shift DressEye Shadow x15: Warm NeutralSephora: Shiseido : Nourishing Mascara Base : mascara-eyes-makeupLacquer Nail Polish - Fingernail Polish | butter London



For Mom’s who love the Sea


1) Etsy | Sailor Bikini Set 2) | Looks Lake Love Dress 3) | Nautical Coffee Mug 4) | Clair Ashley | Nautical Jewelry 3) | Be A Square Knot Bracelet 5) Nordstrom | Michael Kors Jet Set Medium Travel Tote

retro suit- after twins, this is the only 2 pc I could ever wear again!Looks Lake Love Dress | Mod Retro Vintage Dresses | ModCloth.comNautical Coffee Cup.Clair Ashley | Nautical Jewelry | Etsyrope knot bracelet for the bridesmaids. "Thanks for helping me tie the knot." $15 from junghwa's etsy shop.MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set - Medium Travel Tote available at #Nordstrom


Wishing everyone a wonderful Mother’s Day on May 11, 2014! Truly honor and cherish your mother, and be sure not to forget about loving on your Mother-in-Law as well! If you find this Gift Guide useful, I’ve created a very special Pinterest board for Mother’s Day that includes even more gift giving ideas! Don’t forget to follow all of my boards to never miss a fantastic product find!

3 :: Social Media Recap – Here are last week’s images from Kirsten Ashley Photography. Be sure to follow along on Instagram or Facebook to interact all week long!

Kirsten Ashley Photography & Design | Coffee TastingKirsten Ashley Photography & Design | Traveling TuesdayKirsten Ashley Photography & Design | April's Happiness Through My Eyes | A Proper Coffee TastingKirsten Ashley Photography & Design | Nautical JunkieKirsten Ashley Photography & Design | Custom Calligraphy Design

4 :: Last Month’s Happiness – If you didn’t get a chance, be sure to check out April’s Happiness Through My Eyes post on A Proper Coffee Tasting. In this post I walk you through how to conduct a coffee tasting from my years of working as a barista at Starbucks. You can even plan a coffee tasting party with all the knowledge I drop on you! Long live caffeine addicts everywhere! Don’t forget to follow the blog circle all the way around the world!

 Happy Monday Ya’ll!!! It’s my hope that Monday In A Moment brightens the beginning of your week so you can power through to the end!

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