One of my favorite things about blogging is the connections you make with other moms, bloggers and readers. There's something so amazingly fulfilling about bonding with another person over similar experiences, passions and challenges. I'm blessed to say that I have an amazingly encouraging and caring mommy blogging tribe, some of whom I text with daily (or 100 times a day) and feel so honored to be a part of a bigger circle of incredible women. So, when Elizabeth and Courtney announced they were again hosting their Mother's Day gift exchange where we would get the chance to spoil another mom, I was so excited! I got matched with mommy-extraordinaire Tara from A Tale of Two Maples. I'd been reading Tara's blog for years until she took an unexpected break from blogging upon getting diagnosed with thyroid cancer this past August. She has the most positive and determined attitude and is an incredible mom to two adorable little boys. She's back blogging about her journey and family, so please head over to her blog and read along. Plus, check out what I sent her! I hope she likes it as much as I did!
My other match was the absolutely adorable and incredibly sweet friend Amy of Keepin' Up With The Smiths. I've also been following Amy for a long time (since before we were both pregnant with our first) and I adore this girl and love reading about her and her adventures with her two gorgeous boys. Amy is so thoughtful and crafty and fun - she sent me the most amazing spa box, filled so all kinds of incredible items so I could create my own at home spa, including facial masks, a loofah, pomegranate bath bomb, candle, mani/pedi nail kit, nail polish, lip balm and (my very favorite item) salted caramel chocolates! Talk about being spoiled!
Amy, you hit it out of the park! Thank you so much! I know what I'm going to be doing Sunday night! And special thanks to Liz and Courtney for organizing.
Happy early Mother's Days to all the mommies out there!
What are your Mother's Day plans?