Secret Blogger Exchange & a Mother’s Day Gift Guide

A few weeks ago, I told you about a secret blogger gift exchange that I was lucky enough to participate in. Stefanie and Jennifer assembled a group of stylish home bloggers, who all happen to be moms, and we were each secretly paired with another participant. Then we shopped for our favorite things, and surprised our blogger friend with the gift. It was so fun, and I could hardly contain the suspense of wondering who had me!!!

I shrieked when my package arrived, from none other than my favorite sarcastic-soul-sister, Freckles Chick!!! Girl hooked me up…and her favorite things have quickly become mine! I felt so spoiled by her attention to detail, and touched by her sweet hand-written note. I seriously {heart} that girl!

I had so much fun shopping for my secret blogger, Jen of Rambling Renovators, and was thrilled to hear how much she enjoyed it.

We were also treated to several amazing goodies from companies sharing favorite things from their shops. Let’s just say, my doorstep has been a happy place for the past few weeks. #spoiled #brat

Stefanie, Miss Brooklyn Limestone herself, created the most lovely Mother’s Day Gift Guide…full of all the gifts we gave and received. It’s chock full of perfect ideas for your special mom (or yourself!). Just click here to see the full interactive guide.

It was such a joy to connect with so many talented, sweet and sincere bloggers. Thank you to them, and the generous sponsors, for making me feel so special this Mother’s Day!


What great gifts do you have planned for Mom? Better yet, what are you hoping to be gifted?!?

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  1. wow what a great idea! you got so many great goodies! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

    Posted 4.29.14 Reply
  2. Your gift basket is positively bursting with color!

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  3. That's so sweet!

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  4. It was so awesome to exchange gifts with all of you ladies. And though I know I have my fill of Mother's Day gifts, I'll have to show the gift guide to the hubby for future gift-giving occasions – I want one of everything! xo

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  5. So many fun things! It is like Christmas, but better!

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  6. MJ wrote:

    I love secret gift swaps! Love the colorful package you came up with for your girl!

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  7. So happy you liked my package (twhs)!! I love you to pieces. Such a fun exchange, I had a blast with everyone!

    Posted 4.29.14 Reply
  8. Allison wrote:

    Such a fun idea! I love Freckles Chick and love her even more now that I know she writes hand written notes!! So special. What great gifts you all chose for one another!

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

I love, love, love Mother’s Day! For some reason, it’s the only weekend all year I feel totally justified in calling all the shots at home, and doing whatever I want. What’s for dinner? We’re going out for Mexican food! What are we doing this afternoon? You’re taking the kids, and I’m parking my hiney on the couch! I also pull the “It’s Mother’s Day” card to get Mr. Sugarplum to help me with projects around the house!

Being adored and obeyed all weekend is gift enough, but this year I’ve got my eye on a few things, and thought they may be helpful for those of you still looking for something special for your mom (Or yourself, we all deserve a treat sometimes!). My mom also happens to be my best friend, so I never have any trouble finding things we’ll she’ll like!

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Gift Guide

a) Bone Inlay Frames
Moms love pictures of you or her grandbabies.
She’ll love it even more in one of these gorgeous frames.

b) Clarisonic 

I’ve been debating one of these for a year.
The time has come, someone please tell Mr. Sugarplum.

c) Striped Nylon Easy Tote
Stripes + Wipeable Nylon.
Say no more.

d) Birch Serving Trays

I’m of the mindset you can never have too many serving trays.
Especially colorful, patterned ones. 
e) Stripe/Floral Crinkle Infinity Scarf
Toss this over a plain white tee, and you’ve got a stylish Mom.

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Gift Guide

f) Stone Chandelier Earrings
Green goes with virtually everything, so it’s practically a neutral.
I like that these earrings are super lightweight, too.

g) Kate Spade Everyday Umbrella

You’ll be wishing for rain with this graphic umbrella.

h) Hello Sunshine iPhone Case
Make Mom smile every time she picks up her phone.

i) Montauk Outdoor Pillow

Cocktail hour on the porch is a lot more fun with cute pillows.

Hi Sugarplum | Mother's Day Gift Guide

j) Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes
A beautiful collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together.
I can’t think of a better book for Mom, who’s the heart of the home.

k) Wide Enamel Initial Bangle
So chic alone, or even better paired for her full monogram. 

l) Striped Summer Straw Hat
The quintessential, stylish, straw hat.
I doesn’t get any better than this one. 

m) Jonathan Adler Pen & Notecard Set 
Mom’s still love a hand-written note.
I can’t imagine finding a cuter card in my mailbox.

n) Porcelain Typography Trays

For keys, earrings, or hand soaps, these little trays make a perfect catch-all.
What’s on your Wish List this Mother’s Day? What treasure did you find for your Mom (or yourself)?

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  1. I just love all your picks. Great ideas! I keep hearing wonderful things about the Clarisonic! May have to get one…xo Kristin

    Posted 5.7.13 Reply
  2. Loving all your picks here!! Can't wait for my first mother's day!! 😉

    Posted 5.7.13 Reply
  3. What great picks!! Love, love, love that iphone case! I've heard the Clarisonic is beyond wonderful. 🙂

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  4. Morgan S. wrote:

    OMG can I have everything? That iPhone case is speaking to me…love. Happy Mother's Day!
    -Morgan of Style Oyster

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  5. I just got one of those C. Wonder initial cuffs and let me say I wear it EVERY day. These are awesome picks. We must have the same taste, there isn't anything on here I wouldn't love!

    BTW – I'm stopping by from Shay's post today. Glad we got to contribute together!


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  6. Love it! I just order the C.Wonder initial cuff for my mom for mother's day and now I'm hoping someone will send one to me! 🙂

    Just like Alison above, I'm stopping by from Shay's post, too 🙂 Although I have read your blog for quite a while, I don't comment as often as I should. I love it!

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  7. Still debating over the Clarisonic too. If only to prove to my husband that it is not, in fact, a…ahem…toy…THAT kind of toy.

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  8. Ladies, listen up! BUY THE CLARISONIC! It is FABULOUS and your face will thank you for it! Totally worth the money!!!!

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    • I agree with Sheaffer – that little thing is a miracle worker – fo sho! I have that striped hat and just used it in a gallery wall in our guest room – now I think I should buy another one to actually use because I'll probably never remember to pull it down when I'm headed on a beach vacay.

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  9. These are great ideas! Almost makes me wish I was mom, or that my mom had better taste 😉

    Posted 5.8.13 Reply
  10. Would you mind casually emailing the link to this post to my hubby? 😉 LOVE all of your picks! Hope Mr. Sugarplum is paying attention! 🙂 Have a great week, Miss Cassie!!

    ~Abby =)

    Posted 5.8.13 Reply
  11. Great list girlfriend. Heres to hoping we get everything off our lists:) Or at least some wine and a few kid free hours:)

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  12. I'm pretty sure we should go ahead and just buy them all for ourselves!

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  13. I used the same bag from C Wonder for my mother's day gift guide! Great taste! 😉

    Posted 5.9.13 Reply
  14. Your collectibles are simply awesome…especially those stone earrings and the straw hat

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    Posted 5.9.13 Reply
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    Posted 5.10.13 Reply
  16. That Kate Spade umbrella? I die! Actually, I saw that same pattern when Kate's collection was featured on earlier this spring. I fell in love with the pattern on an iPhone case and plan to do it on my laundry room wall. I've been so busy vacation planning that my projects have fallen off my radar, but come mid-June, I need to get on it before somebody else does!

    Posted 5.20.13 Reply