mother's day gift guide


1.  kristy woodson harvey's dear carolina  2.  club monaco  3.  poketo  4.  serena & lily  5.  one kings lane  6.  shop bop  

mother's day is a very special day near and dear to my heart.  being a "momma" changes you in imaginable ways and there is nothing quite like that special bond between a mother and child.  it's been the best experience, hands down, in my life.

in honor of this day (and in honor of all the mommas), i've created this gift guide with a few token gifts that would be great gifts for any mom.  i just cannot say enough about the dear carolina book, the story is so touching and it is a gift that keeps on giving and giving.  written by a true southern lady, kristy harvey (half of the wonderful mother/daughter team behind the design chic blog), and a great friend of mine, she's created a true southern fiction gem.   i urge you to go buy this book (and to grab the serena & lily turkish fouta beach towel above), to carve out some time for you,  and head to the nearest beach.  xx, dana

here's a bit more about the book: 

A moving debut novel about two mothers—one biological and one adoptive—from a compelling new voice in Southern women’s fiction.
One baby girl.
Two strong Southern women.
And the most difficult decision they’ll ever make.
Frances “Khaki” Mason has it all: a thriving interior design career, a loving husband and son, homes in North Carolina and Manhattan—everything except the second child she has always wanted. Jodi, her husband’s nineteen-year-old cousin, is fresh out of rehab, pregnant, and alone. Although the two women couldn’t seem more different, they forge a lifelong connection as Khaki reaches out to Jodi, encouraging her to have her baby. But as Jodi struggles to be the mother she knows her daughter deserves, she will ask Khaki the ultimate favor…
Written to baby Carolina, by both her birth mother and her adoptive one, this is a story that proves that life circumstances shape us but don’t define us—and that families aren’t born, they’re made…

Blurbs/Endorsements:
“Characters with rich, complicated lives…beautifully shows how a family comes to be.”—New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas

"Dear Carolina is Southern fiction at its best. Lovely and lyrical, with the strong voices of the two female narrators taking us deep into the heart of what being a mother is about. It shows us that love is not without sacrifice, and there’s little in life that doesn’t go down easier with a spoonful of jam. Beautifully written."—New York Times bestselling author Eileen Goudge

you can get it here:
BARNES AND NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | BOOKS A MILLION | AMAZON | POWELLS | TARGET | iTUNES | GOOGLE PLAY | KOBO

16 comments:

  1. Love the white scarf and the bowl. Beautiful. Too bad I'm not much for reading novels. Great ideas!

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    1. thanks jen! have a wonderful mother's day. xx, dana

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  2. Thank you so much for including me in this beautiful round-up and for the lovely words about Dear Carolina! I appreciate it so very much!! xo Kristy

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    1. so happy to share your book, it is such a great read and story. wishing you continued success! xo, dana

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  3. I would happily receive any one of those gifts! Thanks especially for the book recommendation; I've added it to my "Want to Read" list on Goodreads.

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    1. that's so nice janet! i hope you enjoy the book. xx, dana

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  4. Lovely way to celebrate every mom's special qualities!

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  5. Love the gold chain! Not sure I'm ready for the book as this will be my first Mother's Day without my mom. Trying to avoid anything that will make me cry more than necessary! :)

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    1. the chain can be personalized with any initial too which makes it a nice, personalized gift. awwww...i'm sorry to hear that autumn, sending love and hugs your way. i can only imagine how tough this would be. xx, dana

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  6. Some good suggestions for Mother's Day-especially the book! thanks

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    1. hope you enjoy the book as much as i did. xx, dana

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  7. Great ideas, Dana! I'm going to order the book, and I posted it to my Facebook page!!

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  8. Great ideas, Dana. Love the book, and am posting it to my Facebook page!!

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    1. thank you tami! that's awesome! xx, dana

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  9. Great ideas for Mother's Day! Will be ordering the book! Posted the book to my Facebook page, as well..

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