Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Mom

Mother’s Day is coming up, and every mom deserves something she is going to love (and actually use). For all the husband’s and children that don’t know what exactly to get for your amazing wife or mother, we have complied a few different ideas together to make this Mother’s Day a breath of fresh air for everyone. We have separated the gifts into categories depending on what mom enjoys doing each and every day. There is “the active mom”, “the stylish mom”, “the outdoor mom”, and “the foodie mom.”

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This mother clearly likes to sweat it out whether she’s at the gym or doing some yoga at home. There is currently a craze over FitBit’s right now, and they have come out with girly colors to keep the craze going throughout Mother’s Day. It’s also always nice to get new versions of things you have, such as a new water bottle and a new yoga mat.  Some creative home workout equipment is always a great idea for a present as well.

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The Stylish Mom would be more than happy to get an item to hold all her glitz and glam such as a jewelry dish or even a jewelry armoire. A woman also can never have too many purses, so that’s always a safe bet. ALWAYS. Some type of beauty cream or wash would be lovely to any woman as well. We love to pamper ourselves, so any skin care system would work, too. This Spa Sonic Pro Skin Care System is an extremely popular mini-machine. It works wonders and would definitely be great for Mother’s Day.

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Join your mom outside for Mother’s Day! If she loves spending time outdoors on the back patio, fit in to her lifestyle (at least for the day). Ask her what the backyard is missing. If she doesn’t want anything specific, an outside doormat is always a safe bet. They get dirty very quickly and need to be replaced often anyway. If she enjoys have friends over for cookouts and such, a fruit infused pitcher is a great idea. Fruit infused water is a huge deal right now, because it is both healthy and refreshing. If you find a cute decor item that goes with her current outdoor furniture, pick it up! She’ll love it, we’re sure! Last but not least, if she is a gardener, she will love anything that adds to her garden, such as cute, extra elevated garden space.

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Does your mom spend all day in the kitchen cooking, baking, or meal prepping? Pick up something for her favorite room! If she doesn’t already own a KitchenAid mixer, she needs one. It is the best kitchen appliance in the world. It would be the ultimate gift for Mother’s Day. If she enjoys spending her time drinking coffee and reading magazines, a Keurig system might be in favor this year. If she already has all the appliances she could ever need, grace that room with some cute relatable decor. There are many pieces of artwork that have fun kitchen quotes that are sure to spruce up a room.

Remember to relate the present you get her to her every day life. If you know nothing about your mother (assuming you’re a teenager looking for Mother’s Day answers), simply just ask her. More than likely, she knows exactly what she would like. If no answers surface, create something for her. Mom’s always love presents that are made by hand with love.

All items were found at Target.

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Kitchen Cleaning Tips: The Basics

Did you think Spring Cleaning was over? Well, we have bad news and good news. The bad news is that cleaning never stops, but the good news is that if you keep up with it, you will have an impeccably clean home and will only have to clean a little at a time. Think all the wonderful summer months ahead that we hope to have many cookouts and parties in our homes. We all want to maintain a clean and crisp kitchen for when our lovely guests make an appearance. There isn’t a better time to start it. So, get up ladies, and lets start our kitchen cleaning!

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1. To begin, zap your stone counter stains with hydrogen peroxide. You can remove most coffee or juice stains with a little hydrogen peroxide in water mixed with a few drops of ammonia. For everyday wear and tear of your stone countertops, buff away small scratches with superfine dry steel wool called “grade 0000.” This, we consider, every day basic kitchen cleaning. Just have that little mixture on hand all the time.

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2. Use baking soda to mop up tile. To clean tile floors or a backsplash, we suggest mixing baking soda and water together as a homemade cleaner. Pour half a cup of baking soda into two gallons of water, and scrub with a sponge or string mop.

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3. Clean Cast iron with salt. To clean a cast-iron pan, add 2 tablespoons of oil and place on medium heat. Once the pan is heated, pour in 3 tablespoons of salt. Next, using a tong to hold a paper towel, scour until clean. Finally, rinse and coat with vegetable oil to cure. Done! This is a kitchen cleaning secret that needs to be heard!

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4. Shine floors with white vinegar. Everyone wants their wood floors to have that nice clean shine, so get yourself a bucket and pour nine parts water to one part white vinegar. This cheap trick has been passed around for decades!

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5. Wipe away wall splatters. There are basically two types of stains on painted walls: oil and waterborne. For the waterborne ones, we suggest you take a wet cloth or paper towel to clean them away. These stains would include things like ketchup, wine, Jell-O, mustard, and other water based substances. For oily stains, such as cooking grease or crayons, try using a little mild dish washing soap mixed with water, and then, rinse with water as well.

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6. Remove Tarnish with ketchup! It’s not just for french fries! To remove tarnish from copper and brass fixtures, pots, and pans, give ketchup a shot. Dab some onto a soft cloth and gently rub. Finish by rinsing with warm water.

That’s all we’ve got today for kitchen cleaning tips, but don’t worry! There are many more tips and tricks to come!

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