Mother's Day is just around the corner. To help you shop for that special mom in your life I have put together some of my favorite mother's day gift ideas. Mom's work so hard to do everything for the family take some extra time and spoil them this mother's day. Do a fun activity, have the kids make a homemade gift, do some laundry and help out with the housework, buy her something special, get her flowers, or just tell her how much you love and appreciate her. Anything that you do she will love it!
Corso's Cookies makes great cookies for any occasion that you can think of. For Mother's Day they have put together several different options so that you can pick the one perfect for your mom. They have everything from a bouquet of cookie flowers to a whale theme. This makes
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Surprise your mom with a comfy pair of pajamas. This is a great gift to help help your mom rest and relax around the house. My personal favorite are the navy classic polka dot pajamas but they have tons of styles and prints to choose from. So you can find the perfect pair that matches your moms style and personality.
Porto Vino Wine Purse
The PortoVino Wine Purse is perfect for the mom that loves wine! What a great way for your mom to discreetly carry wine with her on the go! This purse hold up to 2 bottles of wine and has a hidden tap so that the wine can be easily poured.
The Swig Wine Tumbler makes a great gift for your mom. She can use this tumbler to keep things hot or cold. Plus they are adorable. They are available in a variety of colors and they currently have some out with fun mom sayings on them.
The Company Store
Ultra Plush Fleece Robe
Get your mom something the can relax in. The ultra plush fleece robe from The Company Store comes in a selection of colors and is even on sale right now. Robes are a great way to get your mom a gift to help her unwind, pamper herself, and relax.
The Shop Forward
"4 THINGS" Personalized Tote Bag
This tote bag is perfect for mom. It is completely customizable so she will be able to list her 4 favorite things. Who knows she might even list you on it!
Plus, one of the great things about this bag is that each purchase helps provide expectant mothers in Haiti with a full prenatal program, labor and delivery services with certified midwives and nurses, and a six-month postpartum program of weekly medical care, child development education, and breastfeeding support.
This subscription box is a great one to spoil mom with! Yoga Club offers monthly, seasonal, and gift options. Each box is hand curated based on your style and will feature pieces based on your personality, body type, and workout styles.
No matter what your mom decides your mom is gonna more whatever your do for her. If you are looking for a mothers day present for a mom of little ones then sleep is one of the best gifts that you can give. As a mom of two of a 2 and 4 year old I can tell you that it has been years since I have gotten good sleep. So for mother's day consider giving your wife, girlfriend, partner, etc some extra sleep in the morning and get up with the kids in the morning or let her take an afternoon nap. Their is some nothing more refreshing then a little extra rest and relaxation.
If you are looking for other ideas for Mother's Day do a fun family activity together. You can do brunch as a family, catch a movie, or even have a fun afternoon outside. No matter what you decide to do I am sure that the mom you are celebrating in your life is going to love and appreciate every minute of it!
The Biggest Bounce House In The World Is Touring the Nation
The Big Bounce America Inflates In 59 Major Cities Across the United States
The world’s biggest bounce house ever assembled is making its way across the country through November of 2018, visiting 29 states and 59 major cities. Featuring 10,000 square feet of inflatable elation, The Big Bounce America is the most memorable, exciting experience of the year! Sure, kids will fall in love with the giant candy colored structure, but the adult-only night sessions are what make this event so special.
The Big Bounce America is not your average bounce house. People of all ages are invited to get big-air on the basketball court, compete against one another on an obstacle course, and plummet from a giant slide into a massive ball pit outside the main structure. Bringing everything together, a professional DJ, located on a stage at the center of the bounce house, spins a carefully curated soundtrack with nightclub quality sound, lights, and even blasts of confetti. The Big Bounce America is more than just a bounce house, it’s a bouncing festival for all ages; shoes off, party on!
Selling out all 15 cities during its 2017 inaugural tour, The Big Bounce America has only amped up the thrills for 2018. This year, The Big Bounce America is not only headlined by the record-breaking main bounce house, but it is also surrounded by Bounce Village. This village features additional bounce structures, including a fourpiece inflatable obstacle course, a giant ball bit, a massive slide, and a separate bounce house for the little bouncers. Bounce Village adds 10,000 square feet to The Big Bounce America, bringing the grand total to 20,000 square feet of inflatable fun!
Grahame Ferguson, co-founder of The Big Bounce America, describes their recent success: “We had amazing success with our 2017 tour. Every city we visited seemed to build on the excitement of the last. The bounce house became a viral sensation with over 20 million people viewing The Big Bounce America videos. We received tremendous feedback from an incredible number of participants near and far, which sparked the idea for Bounce Village and also for many of the cities we’re visiting this year.”
It took more than 18 months of dreaming and planning before The Big Bounce America came to fruition. Ferguson sheds light on the inspiration for the idea:
“We were producing an event as part of a big musical festival and the organizers had created a small family section, which included a fairly standard bounce house. When the kids weren’t using it and nobody was looking, we snuck on and bounced around like were kids again. Then it dawned on us…What if we made a much bigger bounce house? What if we built the biggest one in the world? What if adults could bounce? What if it had a DJ booth, ball pits, foam pits, slides, and more!!?”
Whether you are bouncing, coming down to watch the fun, or even grabbing a bite to eat from local food vendors, everyone is welcome!
The majority of the nationwide events take place Friday through Sunday. The sessions begin Friday afternoon, continue into the evening and throughout the weekend. Tickets are sold per session, with sessions split by age. Prices vary from $9 for anyone attending our Toddlers’ Session up to $25 for our special Adults’ Only Session. Entry to Bounce Village can be added to your ticket for an additional charge.
The Big Bounce America is a one-of-a-kind event not to be missed. For more information go to:
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Event supported by KIND®
ABOUT HDS ENTERTAINMENT: HDS Entertainment, the company behind The Big Bounce America, is a worldwide event producer and promoter. They specialize in creating and touring unforgettable, innovative events for large audiences, most recently known for their work on Headphone Disco. HDS Entertainment has welcomed over a million people to its awe-inspiring events.
Photos and Press Release provided by: The Big Bounce America
Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography
Chicago | Nashville | Orange County
Jenny Taylor is a highly successful boudoir photographer who strives to help women feel empowered and confident. She currently has photography studios in Chicago, IL and Laguna Beach, CA; and is set to open her third studio here in Nashville this summer! She is hosting a party Wed., April 18th at Nashville Urban Winery from 6-9pm and would love for you to stop by and meet her team, ask questions, see some photography samples, and enter to win a boudoir session. (See Flyer Below for more info). As one of the country's most talented boudoir photographers, she has photographed several celebrity clients and has been featured in magazines and online publications.
With a unique view of boudoir photography, Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography, will surely not disappoint. Jenny and her staff want to provide you with a one of a kind luxury experience that is going to result in amazing photos capturing your signature look; all while boosting self confidence. Her studios are made up of an all female staff who is there to guide you from start to finish. They will help and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone while capturing photos to make you feel beautiful. What a great way to celebrate yourself!
More about Jenny...
Tell us about your business and how you became the successful business woman you are today.
I wanted to become a photographer since the age of 8 years old. After working in the business world as an executive making a very lucrative stable income, I decided to throw that out the door, buy a camera and never take a class to start a Boudoir Photography company! LOL - I worked what seemed like 24 hour days for 3+ years at the beginning and after almost 9 years in business, we are the leaders and expert in the USA for Boudoir Photography! We have transformed over 3200+ women's lives and the way they view themselves which makes me the most proud of them and my amazing team of over 35+ previous clients. I love what I do each and every day and feel blessed beyond words
Describe yourself in three words:
Positive • Motivating • Real
What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
I feel that one of my greatest professional achievements would be that I took my passion for photography and transformed it into a company that not only gives clients the most gorgeous "exterior" photographs of themselves, but that what they really leave with, is a new found self love and confidence that they never planned on receiving when booking just a "photography session." I thought I was creating a photography company but what was really created was a brand new way that women view themselves internally. www.JennyTaylorBoudoirs.com
What are your professional goals for the next six months?
I am excited to announce that after almost 9 years of business in Chicago, IL and Laguna Beach, CA that we are expanding our business into Nashville, TN. I am also very exciting about our new #FeelThePositive "Women's Retreat" we will be hosting in Laguna Beach, CA in October 2018. www.SparkleRetreat.com
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I love all amazing opportunities and currently own 4 companies across the country! I feel so blessed every single day that I transform peoples way that they view themselves and transform them from the inside out. I am very content with where my life is at the current moment! I feel that it is important to appreciate the NOW!
How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Only after one of the worst experiences of my life in 2015, completing 150+ hours of therapy, breaking the crippling grip of anxiety that plagued me my entire life, and creating a positive community on our Facebook Group "Feel The Positive" I realized that instead instead of worrying about yesterday or thinking about tomorrow, just be focused on the present moment of the "Here and NOW" and this has created balance and focus like never before. I now motivate others to learn how to live their best life at www.sparkleretreat.com.
What websites do you visit every day?
Almost every morning when I wake up, I head over to iTunes and listen to some of my favorite motivational or business podcasts. I also love watching similar genres on YouTube also.
What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Broadway • Predators Games • Enjoying the gorgeous Scenery
What is your goal for retirement?
I still can't believe that I could have retired about 3 years ago, but when I moved to Laguna Beach, CA about 2 years ago, I realized that I have a lot more to give than to sit and stare at the beach everyday. I always say that if I die tomorrow, I want Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography to continue on so that every women has the opportunity to transform their view of themselves. It's one of the most powerful experiences. So even though I could "retire" right now, it's not something I am interested in doing today.
Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Yes! Another one of my companies is to help small business owners as a consultant to help them grown in any area of their business, whether it be marketing, sales, accounting, business analyzation, motivation, operations, you name it! One thing I ask the person (before they start their business) is, "Are you ready to work 18 hour days, 7 days a week, leave family parties early, ect?" If their answer is "NO" then I say, Do not leave your current "Job," because a truly successful business owner will Live, Breath and Sleep their new start up.
I love seeing people smile, I know that many women feel that they are to "Nervous" to even call Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography but we have worked with over 3200+ "real women" and have a process that I have designed to hold their hand every step of the way! Our business is NOT about Lingerie or a Wardrobe, and that is the BIGGEST misconception. We want our clients to bring in anything they are comfortable in, lingerie, a pretty dress, jeans and a t-shirt! We have transformed clients between the ages of 21-85 years old with every body shape and size!! We are the leaders in the USA and LOVE what we do!! My team is absolutely the BEST of the BEST!! We promise to deliver our 5 Star Service to Nashville and are so excited to meet everyone!
Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography
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Tax Day can be stressful! But some companies are trying to take the edge off by offering some Tax Day specials on April 16, 2018!
The bagel chain will offer a baker's dozen bagels (13) and two tubs of cream cheese for $10.40.
Participating locations have a $5 Cuervo Blue Margarita special for Tax Day Tuesday. No coupon is required. Just ask your server for this special offer.
Chuck E. Cheese’s
Tuesday through Thursday, buy one large cheese pizza, get one large cheese pizza free.
Adult buffets are $4.17 Tuesday with a coupon posted on the chain's Facebook page.
Get a free medium sub with purchase of a full-price medium or large sub, chips and a drink Tuesday through Thursday with this coupon
Great American Cookies
Once again, the cookie shop will be offering a free Cookies & Cream cookie to customers who stop by a participating store on April 17. You'll get a vanilla cookie made with chocolate sandwich cookie pieces and white chocolate chips.
As part of its “Tastes Like America” campaign, the fast food chain is giving away free sausage biscuits from 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at participating locations. To get this freebie, you need to say “Made from scratch.”
Kona Ice will be giving away free shaved ice for Tax Day. Check with your nearest location to see if they're participating, so you can "chill out" after all that stressful tax prep.
Office Depot/Office Max
The office supply chain is offering free shredding services until April 28. You can bring in up to 5 pounds of documents.
Free massage courtesy of HydroMassage. It's a good way to treat yourself after having to fork over your hard-earned cash to the IRS.
Stop by a participating location and bag a free small original sandwich when you purchase chips and a medium drink.
Half price burgers for Tax Day.
I have been loving subscription boxes lately and had heard about people ordering the Target Beauty Box online before, but had no idea that you can now score them in-store. And they are only $7, that's right only seven dollars!
The beauty boxes are great because they have an assortment of full size and sample products for you to try. No there is no more waiting for your next box to arrive you can stop by Target and grab one anytime. And if you are anything like me then you are probably there a few times a week. There are five boxes that you can choose from to find new products that you will love.
All The Masks Beauty Box
This box contains:
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Gel Mask ($3), the Yes To Carrots and Kale Single Use Paper Mask ($3), the Masque Bar and Luminizing Charcoal Peel Off Mask ($4), the St. Ives Soothing Oatmeal Sheet Mask ($3), and the Que Bella Multi Mask Trio ($3).
Be YOU(tiful) Beauty Box
This box contains:
Sinful Nail Color Galac Sea or Wondermint Polish($2), Honest Beauty Younger Face Deep Hydration Cream($33), OLLY Undeniable Beauty Gummies ($12), ELF Gotta Glow Lip Tint in Perfect Pink ($6), Simple Water Boost Micellar Makeup Remover Eye Pads ($7), Nexxus Keraphix Shampoo ($4 and Nexxus Keraphix Conditioner ($4), and a L'Oreal Pure Clay Cleanser ($5).
Define and Shine Beauty Box
This box contains:
Jane Carter Curls To Go Un-Tangle Me ($11) Camille Rose Naturals Aloe Whipped Butter Gel ($16), Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter($17) TGIN Honey Hair Mask ($14), Mielle Organic Detanlging Co-Wash ($12), and Mielle Organix Babassu Oil Mint Deep Conditioner ($14).
Treat Yourself Beauty Box
This box contains:
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Red Dahlia ($5), a ME! Bath Bath Bomb ($10), Dr Teals Pink Himalayan Foaming Bath ($5), Bodycology Free & Lovely Coconut & Rose Body Butter($5),a Honest Beauty Refreshingly Clean Gel Cleanser($18), a Olay Regenerist Whip Facial Moisturizer ($29), and a Luxe by Mr. Bubble Bath Meltaway ($9).
Wakeup and Makeup Beauty Box
This box contains:
Sonia Kashuk Brush Cleaning Wipes ($9), a Covergirl Peacock Flare Mascara ($8,), Honesty Beauty Makeup Remover Wipes ($3), an ELF Beautifully Bare Blending Brush($6), an ELF Beautifully Bare Face Palette ($8), Dove Dry Spray Invisible Sheer Fresh ($6),and Dove Go Fresh Coconut Dry Shampoo ($5).
Southern Women’s Show Announces New Celebrity Guest, Freebies & Interactive Fun
Gospel Performance, Fashion Shows, Test Drives and More Take Over Music City Center April 5-8
Southern Women’s Show continues to line up the fun for the 32nd annual event in Music City, including a new celebrity guest and interactive elements for guests to enjoy. Gospel Singer CeCe Winans, known as the best-selling female gospel artist of all time, is now performing at the April 5-8 event. Additionally, activities such as charity fashion shows, test drives, contests and free health screenings will allow guests to directly participate in the weekend excitement. These new features join current headlining guest, Arie Luyendyk Jr. from the most recent season of The Bachelor.
CeCe Winans, a 12-time Grammy winning gospel singer, has sold over 12 million records worldwide and worked with chart-topping artists including Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill and Fred Hammond. In addition to performing and producing new music, Winans resides in Brentwood, Tenn. and pastors a local church with her husband. Winans will perform a few classic favorites at the Show, starting Friday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m., followed by an audience Q&A and autograph session with photo opportunities for fans.
For an entirely different type of evening entertainment, the steamy Firefighter Fashion Show is back and bringing the heat with the firemen of Local 140 strutting down the runway to raise money for the Nashville Firefighters Association Foundation. Audience members have fun taking out their wallets to encourage the models with donations, with all proceeds going to charity. The firefighters have been a part of the Show since 2002 and have raised over $100,000 for various nonprofits in the area. Performances take place Thursday, April 5 and Friday, April 6 at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 7 at 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 8 at 4 p.m.
In addition to the on-stage performances, attendees can also join in on the fun with interactive elements throughout the Show weekend, including:
With so much to offer, the Southern Women’s Show is the place to shop, sample and have fun for Nashville women with celebrity guests, fashion shows, chef demos and hundreds of pop-up shops filled with the latest fashions, trendy jewelry, gourmet treats, wellness and beauty tips and more. The Show is at Music City Center and runs Thursday, April 5, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, April 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 8, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is $10 at Nissan Stadium and will include a ride on the shuttle, which conveniently drops attendees right at the door. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at an advanced discount price of $11 online. Tickets can also be purchased for $10 at local Walgreens locations starting Tuesday, March 6 or $13 at the door during the Show. Tickets for children ages 6 through 12 are $6 and children under the age of 6 can attend free of charge with a paying adult. Those interested can also purchase a four-day pass for admission throughout the whole weekend for $15 on the Southern Shows website. For more information, visit www.SouthernShows.com/WNA.
About the Southern Women’s Show:
The Southern Women’s Show is the premier weekend-long event for women in the Nashville community and attracts tens of thousands of guests each year. It features celebrity guests, shopping, and workshops on food, fashion, beauty, health and fitness, business, education, home, travel, and more. The 2018 show is proudly sponsored by Chevrolet, Kroger, Tennessee Education Lottery and Academy Sports & Outdoors The event is organized by Southern Shows Inc., a Charlotte-based company that hosts 10 Women’s shows annually. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://southernshows.com/wna.
Hi, I'm Brittany! I am a mommy, blogger, and Realtor! I look forward to connecting with you through the blog, social media channels, and our monthly Girl's Night Out events!