Hi friends! It's been a minute since I have written a post! This year has been flying by with a lot going on , but I don't want to unload all that just yet. Today, I'm sharing 13 gift ideas for your mom. Since, Mother's Day is almost a week away, now is the time to nail down your gift. I came up with ideas that I think will suite all sorts of moms and various budgets. Most of the gifts below are $50 or less, with a few under $20. My splurge-worthy picks are quality pieces that can be used for years and years.
Easy Meal Idea: Crockpot Creamy Pesto Chicken
As a working mom with a toddler who does NOT know how to sit still, quick and easy meals are the name of my game these days. Especially during weekdays, it is so helpful to have a meal I can get together in less than 20 minutes, or better yet, only involves reheating! Crockpot recipes continue to come to my rescue, and this one I am sharing today is quickly becoming a fan-favorite for our family and the guests who have come over and devoured it. So, here's my latest easy crockpot meal idea for y'all.
A 2021 Reflection & My Intention for 2022
Here we are. It's 2022. I know… It's been 2022 for a few weeks now, but I feel like after our chaotic, unexpected Christmas (spent sick and stuck at home) and then our delayed Christmas trip this past week, the New Year is still sinking in for me. At the beginning of January, I was honestly mentally exhausted and not feeling very positive about the year ahead. But the family time and change of scenery we got this past week gave me some designated time to reflect on the past year and think about my hopes and intentions for the year ahead. It's strange to see where I was this time last year... and how much has changed, but also stayed the same. The effects of the pandemic continue to be frustrating and draining, and I don't know about you but I still yearn for things to feel more normal and settled. Unfortunately, there's not much we can do about the circumstances of the world. So, I am choosing to focus on the things I can nurture this year -- my health and wellbeing and my family's. But, before I dive into my intention for 2022, I want to share a little insight into how the past year has been.