7 Cheap Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day is BIGGER than birthdays in our house.  Something about it being a rite of passage that I love!  Not everyone gets to celebrate motherhood.  But I DO!  And I just love it. Although, it's always tough because I ALWAYS want something different and unique for the holiday - but not over the top.  So, in order to better the world of Mom's Day Gifts - here are some ideas you might be interested in!

1) MAKE A MEAL.  Go figure.  Feeding mom is a lost art. 

2) FRAME A WRITTEN POEM.  It doesn't have to be a poem YOU created - but take one you love and re-write it in your handwriting!  Frame that bad boy!

3) FRAME YOUR FAVORITE PIC WITH MOM. Mom's rule.  EVERYTHING.  Give her a pic you love and add a written story to it!

4.) CROSS OFF HER TO DO LIST.  EVERY mom has a honey help me list!  Grab that list and spend a day crossing them off!  She's gonna love you more for it too!

5) FIX SOMETHING.  You know when mom says 'put a little elbow grease in it'?  Yep!  Do it yourself or hire someone to do it!  You'll be glad you did. 

6) TEACH HER SOMETHING.  Know how to play a guitar?  Teach her!  Show her how to do something you love so that you can do it more!

7.)  START A MOM JOURNAL.  I'm totally doing this one.  Everytime I think about my mom - I'm writing in the journal.  Then give it to her on special occassions!  

Ok, don't want to be cheap?  Go all out for mom and check out my segment on Fox 29!

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Bad MOMS in Theaters for Mother's Day

YEAH BUDDY!  BAD MOMS!!!

Really, why on EARTH it has taken this long for THIS movie to come out. ha. Motherhood is a beast. It's not for the faint in heart.  It's legit serious sh*t!

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of BAD MOMS by submitting your funniest #BadMomMoment.

Juggling a career, kids, and family is a 24/7 ‘round­the­clock job that can be overwhelming and under-appreciated at times. And a lot of times, those moments end up making pretty hilarious stories. You know, accidentally packing tampons in your kid’s lunch. Reaching for diaper rash cream instead of toothpaste. Putting the left shoe on the right foot. Sometimes you just need a break.

So eff it. No one’s perfect so give up the guilt and be a “bad mom" for a minute. Do a little something for yourself: ditch the PTA and get an ETA on your next massage. Swap the Happy Meal with Happy Hour and down a shot or two. Skip the bedtime story and whip out 50 Shades of Grey. Share your funniest #BadMomMoment for a chance to win BIG. Check out BadMomMoment.com for all the details.

#MothersDay Top Tech for Rockstar Moms

It's seriously RIGHT around the corner.  Surveys tell us that moms like quiet time & downtime for Mother's Day - but let's tell the truth here ladies... This job DESERVES something awesome & TANGIBLE, right? I mean, your kids are clearly tangible but I remember my first Mother's Day and I convinced my husband to give me an iPhone.  You remember the VERY FIRST ONE that cost $500 and felt like a brick? ha.  Yep.  That one.

Being a mom is the hardest job in the world.  And it doesn't pay a thing.  So why not treat the MOM in your life with some ROCKSTAR TECH ideas!!!!?!?!?!  

These are the products:

Beuler - Stylus/Charger/Pen

 

CardNinja

 

Polaroid Zip & Snap

Chic Buds Crossbody bag

How to Price Your Items for Consignment

The Just Between Friends Oaks sale is a WEEK away!  

This is seriously the BIGGEST sale in the country.  I love Tracy (the owner) and what she does for families.  JBF (short for Just Between Friends) is a fantastic way families can sell their loved toys & kids clothing and turn it into cash!  

As a 4 time consigner, I gotta tell ya.  I cheat.  Big time. lol 

I use a valet to price my products because I just don't have the brainpower to pull it off myself.  Or the patience for that matter!  Motherhood is a tough job and I give major KUDOS and hats off to the women who nail this consignment sale!  

The #JBFPhilly sale is insanity.  Built into a week of AWESOME!  The best part when I shot at JBF is being apart of the presale.  I LOVE being one of the first to shop!  The amount of stuff surrounding the expo center (Philly Expo Center) is off the hook! 

So, when you are doing your last minute tagging - remember that there is an art to selling your stuff.  You have to price it right or you'll just get passed by!  Tracy & her crew with JBF have a great resource sheet with how to price your items here.

The guide is to help you figure out how to price your items - but there are some key things to keep in mind when pricing:

  • This is an UPSCALE resale event!  They only except good items, free of stain, holes, etc.
  • All items should be priced 1/4 -1/3 of retail, with nothing priced over 1/2 of retail, even if it's brand new. Staying within this pricing "sweet spot" will help you sell the most items during the event! • We highly recommend you DO allow your items to reduce on discount days! This means more money in your pocket, happier shoppers and less to bring home
  • Items that are NEW or in GREAT shape can be priced around 30% of original retail price.
  • We highly recommend you DO allow your items to reduce on discount days! This means more money in your pocket, happier shoppers and less to bring home!
  • Ask yourself "How much would I pay for this item on sale?"

 

Ok, so tomorrow I've got the goods on what they accept at JBF Oaks sale happening next week!

#JBFPHILLY DETAILS:

Drop off on Monday 5p-9p

Tuesday - all day drop off

Wednesday am - presale baby!  

Friday - great time to shop  - usually no lines!

Visit westernmainline.jbfsale.com for more details!