Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Simple Mommy Jewelry

It's my birthday in a few weeks and I got the annual message from my mom, "Please tell me what to get you. You are so hard to buy for." I do recognize I might be harder to buy for than others since I am so vocal about living simply and minimally. And my mother is really good about going for the experience gifts... or my personal favorite, a new tattoo.

But this year, I do want something... tangible. I want a mother necklace of some sort. You know... something like this:

Bwahaha... I kid. But seriously, I have avoided mothers jewelry simply because so much of it is really tacky. And I need simple... very simple. I never wear jewelry. I usually have on one ring and the same diamond earrings I put in my ears 7 years ago when my mother gave them to me for my 30th birthday. But I would love to honor my daughters with a pretty piece of bling.

And so I turned to my favorite jewelry store... Etsy, and started shopping. Unfortunately, there were hundreds of thousands of pieces listed under "Mother". (And a lot of those were still tacky too!) But I think I  may have narrowed it down.

This one is pretty much as simple as it gets.

I really like the symbolism of the bird here... but not sure about only initials as opposed to the girls' names.

I think the pea pod is super cute, but I would change this font... why, oh why, do people ever use all caps???

For this one, I could have the smaller circle say "My loves." and then all 3 names in the larger circle?

Pretty much as simple as a mothers necklace could come.

And this one offers the symbolism of the bird along with all names spelled out. 

Sooo, what do you think? I could really use help deciding... it literally took me hours just to narrow the field this far!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Mommy and Me Monday: Winter Edition

I have not joined Krystyn for Mommy and Me Monday for awhile and I just happened to have a couple of photos gathered on my phone, so I thought I'd share. 

The first is a compilation of what we do quite often at my house: take silly face pictures of ourselves... and then look back over them and giggle. (And I am talking a ridiculous amount of silly face photos here!)

This was myself and baby girl Acadia on her first snowboard (unfortunately the photographer neglected to get the snowboard in the photo!) She did pretty well but is not a huge fan of winter like her older sisters are. She tends to get cold and whiny fairly early on.

And this was myself and all 3 angels post-sledding. Of course, par for the course, there is no way to get a mommy and me photo with all 3 girls not making some sort of face. But, hey, I will take it... they are still freakin' adorable.

Go see Krystyn for more Mommy and Me shots.

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