Fantastical Friday: My Mommy

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This past Sunday was Mother’s Day, which I’m sure you all knew & I thought it might be nice to share with you what I got for my mommy this year. I have nothing but respect, admiration & love for my mother. Growing up we were always been poor & I mostly remember good times, we never went hungry & we were all pretty happy. I even remember getting a lot more at Christmas time than I see my youngest sister, nieces & nephews getting (not sure why or how it worked out that way, but somehow that is the case). Mom was mostly alone to raise us & there are 7 of us, so you can imagine how challenging it must have been for her. My mother is amazing, always a loving, supportive figure, who can give you a swift kick in the pants when you need it most. So I thought I would get her something she is likely to use, unlike last year’s disaster (I got her a handbag, but it so wasn’t her style, I mean it looked fine, but the arrangement of pockets just doesn’t work for her) & this year I got her a cross. I found this little pretty at Walmart.

FF01Connections from Hallmark Stainless Steel Cross Pendant ($13)

The chain wasn’t long enough to suit her though, so I ended up ordering a longer chain, which came in a few days after Mother’s Day. This gift went over very well, so I actually managed to get her special day right this year, LOL. I hope you succeeded at making your mom feel special this year as well. 😉

FF02Sterling Silver Long Link Curb Chain Necklaces & Bracelets 1.5mm Nickel Free Italy, Sizes 7 – 30 inch ($9.49 – 14.03: price varies based on length) USA, LLC

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Dear Mom

To my mother, who carried me for nine months. Who raised me to question the status quo. Who put up with me when I was a difficult teen. You have my utmost admiration in all the amazing things that you do. You have my undying love & devotion. While I do my best to honor you every day of this life you gave me I know too that you deserve a special day to be given even greater acknowledgement for having found within you that most sacred strength, to be called mom. I cannot even begin to express the depth of this affection I hold for you, to the superhero I call mother. — Orbb ❤

Continuing with the upcoming Mothers’ Day theme I have again made some selections that would make great gifts. All of today’s gift list come from JollyChic, which means they are both stylish & highly affordable. Choosing to follow my links or banners to do your shopping will earn me a small commission from your purchases.

Dear Mom

1) Butterfly Gold-Tone Green Rhinestone Brooch ($5.99)
2) Elegant OL Alloy Rhinestone Stylish Bracelet ($8.99)
3) Beads Star Pattern Layers Necklace For Women ($6.99)
4) Vintage Flower Opal Dangle Drop Earrings ($5.99)
5) Silver Zircon Plated Curly Shape Necklace ($4.99)
6) Fashion Layers Imitation Pearl Ring ($2.99)
7) Classic Turquoise Lobster Clasp Retro Necklace ($4.99)
8) Double Layers Rhinestone Finger Tie Charm Bracelet ($4.99)
9) Elegant Rhinestones Butterfly Pendant Necklace ($5.99)
10) Western Stylish Vintage Turquoise Earrings For Women ($2.99)

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Beautiful Time

Another post inspired by the upcoming Mother’s Day, this time I have a collection of fashion watches that would make wonderful gifts. In the fast paced society we live in everyone needs something to help them chronologically synchronize with their daily to do lists. While the telling of time can be very important to all of us, it’s also great to do so with style & flair. The selections for this post come from JollyChic as they have many marvelous watches to choose from. This post contains affiliate links, so if you follow them to do your shopping I will earn a small commission from your purchases.

Gift of Time
1) Layers Weave Wrap Around Leather Brown Retro Bracelet Watch ($6.99)
2) Hollow Flower Round Case Quartz Wrist Watch ($6.99)
3) Nice Rhinestone Round Case Quartz Wrist Watch ($7.99)
4) Luxury Rose Gold Crystal Lady Women White Quartz Analog Watch ($5.99)
5) Wide Band Nice Flower Rhinestone Wrist Watch ($6.99)
6) Round Shape High Quality Quartz Wrist Watch ($7.99)
7) Dual Time Zone Pendant Quartz Watch With Chain ($7.99)
8) Rhinestone Round Case Quartz Wrist Watch ($6.99)
9) Lady Dragonfly Crystal Party Ball Analog Quartz Watch ($21.99)
10) Elegant Leather Bling Crystal Lady Women Quartz Dress Watch ($21.99)

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More Thoughts of Mom

With Mother’s Day not too far away, it’s only natural to continue considering gift ideas. Today I chose not to focus as specifically on my mom’s tastes with today’s selections. Despite feeling that I honor my mother every day, I think it’s wonderful to take the time to dedicate a special day of gratitude to the woman (or women, depending on how “traditional” your family model is) who brought you into this world (or into her heart) & put up with you for so many years. I know I have certainly tried my mother’s patience on so many occasions & yet we are still very close. Today’s suggestions come from Carnet de Mode, the higher end of shops I affiliate with. If you follow the link in this paragraph or any of the banner ads in my blog (for the aforementioned store), I will receive a small commission from your purchases.


1) Shining Gold & Pearl Bracelet ($134)
2) La Defelante ($122)
3) The Dream Catcher ($108)
4) Long Necklace – Turquoise Lizard – Apache ($99)
5) The Red Diamond ($95)
6) Bronze Brass with a Blue Charm LADYLAND JC23 ($75)
7) Lola ($87)
8) Silver Necklace with Multiple Charms – Flight ($73)
9) Gold Bracelet with a Pink Rose Charm Agathe ($61)
10) Sultane – Sterling Silver ($51)

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Thinking of Mother

With Mother’s Day coming up in May I find myself thinking up gift ideas for my own mommy dearest. Perhaps sharing some of my considerations here will help you figure out what you would like to get for your mother or mother in law for their special day. Just going to point out that my mom has a special preference for silver tones & amethyst, so that’s a common theme of today’s featured treasures. All of my selections come from as they have a really great selection. This time I put the pieces in order based on their prices, low to high, for your convenience. Keep in mind that following any of my links in this post to do your shopping I will receive a small commission from your purchases.

Considering Mom

1) 1928 Jewelry Elianna Navy Blue Y Necklace ($10)
2) Sterling Silver “A Mother’s Love” Reversible Heart Pendant Necklace, 18″ ($14.16)
3) Sterling Silver and Amethyst Flower Earrings ($15)
4) Sterling Silver 8x6mm Oval Amethyst Pendant Necklace, 18″ ($16.55)
5) Sterling Silver “Mom I Love You XOXOXOX” Cubic Zirconia Heart Pendant Necklace , 18″ ($23.27)
6) Sterling Silver Peridot and Amethyst Flower Pendant Necklace ($24.05)
7) Sterling Silver Message Open Heart Pendant Necklace, 18″ ($28.82)
8) Sterling Silver Celtic Cross Pendant Necklace , 18″ ($39.47)
9) Sterling Silver Engraved Oval 4-Picture Locket, 18″ ($82.79)
10) Sterling Silver Oval Amethyst Ring, Pendant Necklace and Earrings Diamond Box Set ($98.93)