Spoil-her alert! 🚨 What I’m giving my bestie for Mother’s Day and other great gift boxes for the incredible moms in your life πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

Don’t tell a mom she looks tired; she already knows that. Tell her she’s doing a great job; she might not know that.

Yesterday was the first morning my 12-year-old left the house for school without giving me a hug. I had my back to him at the stove after an argument and he said “Well ‘bye then,” and walked out the door. I turned around in time to see his red sweatshirt flapping in the wind as rounded the corner of our neighbour’s garage and out of sight. My heart’s breaking all over again just thinking about it. 😭 Was I too hard on him? Should I have called him back? It’s been nagging at me ever since. A lot of days I don’t even feel like I’m doing a good job as a mother, nevermind great. But I know I’m not alone. That’s why I like to send cards to my mom friends on Mother’s Day and small gifts where I can. Because they are doing a great job! And I’m sure they don’t hear it enough. Thursday I shared what I’m sending my mom for Mother’s Day and today a look at what I’m giving my bestie. It’s the Girl Power Gift Box from Foodiepages. Maybe you’ll want to gift one too.

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Currently coveting

Photo: @ahousetomakeourhome

Yesterday I said finding an affordable house in this market is like looking for a grain of sugar in a salt shaker and then wouldn’t you know, something sweet came up last night. Well maybe “sweet” is a stretch. It’s a fixer-upper but it’s roomy and do-able for the price, but how much renovating do we want to be doing and do we need that much house? I hope we can get in to look at it in the next day or two. More news to come! In the meantime here’s some other things sweet things I’m eyeing.

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Lookfantastic Beauty Box May 2020

I received May’s Lookfantastic Beauty Box in exchange for an honest review. This post also appears on A Year of Boxes.Β 

Lookfantastic Beauty Box is a UK subscription box that delivers six premium beauty and skin care products for Β£15.00 or about $26 CAD/month. May’s edition has a botanical theme. “Focusing on the power of plants, this month’s box is full of gentle, effective products that are free from toxins and are sure to brighten up your beauty collection.” Continue reading Lookfantastic Beauty Box May 2020