5 Mother’s Day Activties any Mom Would Love.

Mother’s Day in the U.S. is this Sunday. Have you made fun and exciting plans for the special mom in your life? If you’ve been busy and haven’t decided on anything to do, we’re here to help! We’ve rounded up 5 fun and exciting plans any mom will surely love.

Winery Tour/ Tasting
Don’t live in California and want to check out a winery? Don’t worry about it! Wineries are popping up all over the country with quite a few over here on the East Coast. Take a tour of the reserves and sip on a flight of delicious wines they offer.  wine

Brunch 
Who doesn’t love brunch? Take mom out for a scrumptious late breakfast/ early lunch and enjoy over laughs and conversations. Many restaurant offer Mother’s Day deals and special menu items for the day. Be sure to make your reservations early!
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Museum 
Does mom love art? Museums are a great way to spend an afternoon walking and talking about your favorite pieces. Conversing about art work has shown to increase bonding, dopamine levels, and keeps your brain sharp! All of this including spending time with the woman you love most is surely a great way to spend Mother’s Day.
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Hike
Is mom the adventurous and outdoorsy type? A hike through one of the state forests or through one of the local trails is a great way to spend an afternoon. The mind tends to relax when surrounded by nature so this is a great way to to get the heart pumping and your mind open.
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At Home Spa Day

If mom is more of the homebody type then this will surely be a treat! Get everything you need for spa day, think a luxurious bathrobe, loofahs, beautifully scented soaps, and candles. Nothing says I appreciate everything you’ve done quite like a night of pampering. The Heavenly Spa Robe set is the perfect gift to give for a luxurious night in. The Il Cieli Spa Robe paired with Soul Reviver Spa Kit will bring mom to blissful relaxation. A gift she will love and remember for years to come.

How will you be spending Mother’s Day this year? Let us know in the comments your plans to treat Mom for an unforgettable day!

The science of being blue… the rarest of natural colors

Think of your favorite color and if you’re like most people around the world, there’s a good chance it’s some shade of blue. The vast blue sky and the many blue clothes out there may trick you into thinking this color is common in the natural world but, think again. When was the last time you glimpsed a blue petal, insect or bird? They’re out there, but not many.

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Spring/Summer Beauty Trends

Another year means another spring and summer full of exciting and new trends. The beauty trends this year have been phenomenal! And let’s face it (pun intended) you can never have too many tricks and tips in your beauty arsenal. It was hard to narrow down but we’ve got 5 trends that you need try TODAY, like, RIGHT NOW!

Bright Eyes

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Electric colored lids and lashes are going to be a hit this summer. A bit reminiscent of the 80’s but with a modern twist. Pair it with with a subdued lip for a more modest look. Looking to go all out? Pair it with a hot pink lip!

Nail Art

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Gone are the days of the simple French Manicure. If you want to make a statement, the nails are your new canvas. Bring in a photo of your favorite art-deco painting to give your nail salon artist for a bit of inspiration.

Face Oils

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Facial oils and serums are probably the last thing you want to put on your face on a hot summer day. But the benefits of outweigh the negatives ten fold and you will be a believer once you introduce them to your beauty regime. A favorite is the Lapis Facial Oil by Herbivore Botanicals.

Bold Lashes

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One of the biggest beauty industries this year has been Lash Boutiques. Go to one to get false lashes expertly glued in place, lashes tinted, or lifted. If you don’t have two hours to sit still a mascara that darkens and lengthens will certainly do the trick

Scrunchies

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Scrunchies are coming back in a big way this year. Being made from luxury fabrics like sumptuous silk and velvety velour it’s certainly not the scrunchies of your youth. Wear one with a fun pattern as a fashion statement or a bedazzled one as a great wrist accessory.

No matter what beauty trend you follow this year you will ALWAYS look and feel fabulous in Julianna Rae Sleepwear. What are you favorite look for this summer?sweet indulgence camisole in sand dollar ink.jpg

How to Declutter Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Spring is here! And although it may not feel like it quite yet, getting your house clean and organized in time for the nice weather will really help you enjoy the sun. Decluttering your home doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. If you plan it out, have the right materials, you can have a peaceful and streamlined home that you can enjoy and relax in.

Have a plan

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Having a game plan of what you want to declutter will be very helpful. Write it down and hang it on your fridge to keep yourself accountable. If you want to do a quick declutter in a day, just take on the 3 areas in your house that need it most –  like a linen closet or a drawer that accumulated all of the odds and ends in your house. If you want to do a whole house declutter, break it down by the sections of the room. For example:
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• donate clothes that are never worn (yes, we’re talking to you saving the jeans from three sizes ago!)
• put winter clothes away for storage
• organize shoe rack

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• donate books never read (come on, they’ve been on your list for ten years!)
• arrange them by color
• add a plant

Gather your supplies

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The best thing to do with a declutter is to donate as much as you can. It’s better for the environment and can give your items a well deserved second life. Get the largest box you can find for donations, trash bags for broken items and items that cannot be recycled, and your favorite cleaning supplies.

Get in the right mood

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Cleaning and organizing is not on everyone’s list of fun things to do for the day. Unless you’re the girls from The Home Edit, of course. Getting in the right frame of mind can make this process much more enjoyable. So light your favorite candles, get into some comfy clothes, and put on that killer playlist to keep you moving and motivated!

Take it all out

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And I mean EVERYTHING. And give the area you cleared out a good wiping and or vacuuming. Starting with a fresh clean slate will ease the process of what you’re putting back into that space. You will be more mindful and thoughtful of what you put back. Would you put back a jar of sticky jelly into a fridge that you just wipes out? You’d probably wipe down the jar first creating a clean space.

Be thoughtful of what you put back

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In the words of Mari Kondo “only put back what sparks joy”.  Ask yourself these three questions

  1. Do I wear or use this often?
  2. Do I feel good when wearing or using this item?
  3. Does it enhance my life?

If you don’t have a resounding yes for any of those questions, come up with really good reasons why NOT to part ways with it.

Now wasn’t that easy? Don’t forget to reward yourself after your decluttering spree with a long and rewarding spa night in your newly cleaned and organized bathroom with the Heavenly Spa Robe Set.

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