Last Minute Gifts for Mom from Target


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If you still need to pick up a gift for Mom, I did a little gift curation for you this week at Target. One of the things I love about Target is that I can place my order online for pickup in store. This helps so much when I am running short on time. I place the order online for store pickup, and I breeze into the service desk for pickup. This has also probably saved me a lot of money. :) AND you can use your Red Card online to save the 5%!

There are tons of great things for Mom right now at Target. Here are some of my picks:

20170504_100324Tote Handbag – Merona, Natural 51979381 – This bag is great to kickstart that daydreaming about those summer trips to the beach.

20170504_194215Women’s Stripe Jelly Beach Tote – Mossimo Supply Co. Teal/Yellow (Blue/Yellow) Stripe 52014238 – This bag is perfect for the pool and for errands with kiddos in tow. Easily cleaned.

20170504_104744Moleskine Notebook, Hard Cover, College Ruled, 240 sheets, 5″ x 8″ – Green 50277993
Paper Mate Flair® Pens, 6ct – Candy Pop
If mom loves paper and pens, grab a classic Moleskine notebook with these fun, limited editions Flair pens.

20170504_104455KitchenAid Professional 5 Quart Mixer – KV25G0X, Red 15764683 – If mom loves to be in the kitchen, she deserves some awesome tools. She’ll love this KitchenAid mixer available in fun colors.

20170504_103839S’ip by S’well 15oz Stainless Steel Insulated Water Bottle – Jelly Bean Green 50284910 – If mom is active and on the go, this stainless steel water bottle is a super cute way for her to keep up on her water.

20170504_103537Silver & Wood Bar Cart – Threshold 51372055 – Does Mom love to entertain? She’ll love this bar cart. The tray is removable to make it even more useful.

20170504_103427Wood One Drawer Accent Table – Threshold 51371869 – Snag this cute modern side table for Mom to store her stack of books.

20170504_103240Outdoor Large Rattan Lantern – Gray – Threshold 49145788 – It’s outdoor entertaining season! Mom will love this rattan lantern all summer long.

20170504_10315810CT Vintage Led Warm White String Lights with Black Wire – Threshold 51487841 – Nothing says party like a string of outdoor lights. Mom will love these on the porch or patio.

20170504_10313810′ x 10′ Adjustable Shade Pergola Black/Gray – Threshold 51256578
Halsted 42 Long Rectangular LP Fire Table – Dark Taupe – Threshold 46788242
Heatherstone Wicker Patio Loveseat – Tan – Threshold 51212564
Does the outdoor fun zone need a makeover? Target has lots of affordable options that are super stylish.

20170504_101510Tcl 55 4k Ultra HD 2160p 120Hz Roku Smart Led TV – Black (55US5800) 50480469 – Not long ago, we went looking for a new tv armed with a list of the major brands on our list. After a few minutes with a sales guy at Target, we ended up taking home one of these awesome tvs. TCI is a sister brand to Sony, and we LOVE the built in roku. Setup was seamless, and it might be one of our best buys of the year.

20170504_101347Roku Premiere+ Streaming Player 4K/Hdr – Black (4630R) 51422843 – Don’t need a new tv? Grab Mom one of these roku players. It turns a tv into a digital playback device. (Think Netflix, Amazon, apps, and more!)

20170504_101224Canon PowerShot ELPH180 Camera – Red (1096C001) 50554659 – Sometimes you need more than just your phone. Grab Mom one of these cameras so she can snap photos of the family!


Easy Peasy Day for Mom in Boston


Mother’s Day is here. (I know, right? Where IS the time going?) If you’re hosting a gathering of friends or family (or want to!), it does not have to be terribly complicated for it to be really awesome. My friends and I at Go Local Boston came up with a few ideas for an easy “Grab and Host” Mother’s Day Brunch.

Pick and Choose Your Favorites to make your brunch yours.

  • Grab a pre-cooked quiche from your local grocery store or bakery.
  • Add some pastries like simple tarts or scones.
  • Whip up a simple recipe like Ina’s Tequila Lime Chicken and roast some asparagus.
  • A few bottles of bubbly never hurts any gather.
  • Put together a cheeseboard to greet guests.
  • Don’t forget flowers to decorate. They can also be sent home with guests as a Mother’s Day treat.


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In Boston, here are some of our favorite easy places to grab your Brunch items. Special thanks to them for providing some of the items for these photos.

Brothers Marketplace – you can get everything you need — from prepared foods to champagne to all the cheeses for your cheeseboard and don’t forget the flowers — for an amazing brunch at this little piece of bliss. Two locations — Medfield and Weston.
Praline – This French bakery is Belmont is a great stop for macarons and tarts that are as beautiful as they are delicious.
Greentail Table – Tons of creative decorative items and gifts for the home and table.
Sense and Humor – Funny gifts for mom.





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Happy Mother’s Day!


Super Cluckin’ Sunday at Cutty’s

We made our first visit to Super Cluckin’ Sunday at Cutty’s in Brookline Village. Delish! Be prepared for a (fast moving) line, but perfect to pick up for a summer picnic. Here’s a link to their upcoming dates:


When photo shoot turns into best lunch ever.


Bullet Journal Customizing with Erin Condren

About to upgrade my bullet journal with some of these Erin Condren tabs.