Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2020

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Mothers Day Gifts, Mothers Day, Gifts for Mom, mom gifts, moms birthday, gift ideas for mom, nordstrom, olivia rink gift ideas, nordstrom mothers day
Mothers Day Gifts, Mothers Day, Gifts for Mom, mom gifts, moms birthday, gift ideas for mom, nordstrom, olivia rink gift ideas, nordstrom mothers day
Mothers Day Gifts, Mothers Day, Gifts for Mom, mom gifts, moms birthday, gift ideas for mom, nordstrom, olivia rink gift ideas, nordstrom mothers day
Mothers Day Gifts, Mothers Day, Gifts for Mom, mom gifts, moms birthday, gift ideas for mom, nordstrom, olivia rink gift ideas, nordstrom mothers day

Although many of us won’t be able to spend Mother’s Day with our mom’s this year, that shouldn’t stop us from spoiling them with all the gifts and love on their special day! Nordstrom is always one of the first places I look for gifts. They have so many category options and always do such a good job of compiling ideas for every recipient and occasion. I spent the last week browsing the site looking for anything that stood out to me that I thought would brighten my mom’s day. If there’s one person in this life that’s shown me selfless, thoughtful love, it’s my mom! So I’m spending time at home thinking of all the little things I can send her way as a thank you.

Sharing all of my favorite ideas for mom this year!

Shop all Nordstrom Mother’s Day gifts here.

Also, if you happen to live in the NYC area, my friends at Bloomie Flower Studio create some of the most beautiful bouquets I’ve ever seen (you might’ve seen my arrangement from them on my story the other day). They’re offering free shipping this weekend on all Mother’s Day orders!

Mom is my favorite person ever, I’m working on a special post with her I’ll be sharing on actual Mother’s Day so stay tuned and thanks for stopping by to read this today 🙂

Thank you to Nordstrom for working with me on this post

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My Top 9 Wines

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I thought it would be a good time to finally post my favorite wines list while we’re all sheltering in place! I’m no wine expert (although this glass a day method has me feeling like one 🤷🏼‍♀️🍷)…just wanted to share my tried and true favorites that are both tasty and affordable.

One of our favorite things to do is pop open a bottle of wine while we’re cooking a meal at home. Whether it’s leftover pizza (when I’m on cooking duty) or a candlelit steak dinner, the night is always better when you add a little wine. Here’s the list of what we’ve been loving lately & after you read, I’d love any suggestions in the comments of my IG post tonight!

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The Pinot Noirs

I’m definitely more of a red girl, which is typically my drink of choice (other than the occasional spicy marg or dirty martini). When I’m in the mood for red, Pinot Noir is always a great option. It’s a light bodied, easy to drink, go-to wine for almost any occasion. We love drinking Pinot at room temperature the majority of the time, but sometimes we’ll chill it in the fridge for 15 minutes.  

A to Z ($17): A Classic Oregon Pinot ~ light, dry, fruity, affordable.

La Crema Willamette Valley 2018 ($24): We clearly like our Oregon Pinots. I’d say this is one step up from A to Z if you’re feeling fancy. We had this with our families the night we celebrated out engagement! 

Cherry Pie ‘Tri County’ 2017 ($17): As the name suggests ~ it has sweet notes of cherry, plum, and blueberry. A California Pinot that’s one of Conner’s parents favorites ~ they always send us bottles of this! 

The Cabernets

Cabernet is a classic wine for all seasons that’s rich in flavor. As a more full-bodied wine, we like drinking this with heartier meals (like steak or pork chops). My top three:

Decoy ($19): A full, dry, and bold staple in our apartment.

Justin Cabernet Sauvignon ($24): Try it with a pizza!

Hayes Valley California Cab ($12): Pairs well with blue cheese 🙂

The Chardonnays

Creamy and buttery to steely and crisp,  there is a Chardonnay for everyone! I rarely drink white other than Chardonnay ~ which I actually just started liking a couple summers ago when Conner and I decided to re-do the pack patio of my Chicago apartment. We did it so we could start grilling out and eating dinner out there ~ which was when Con introduced me to Chardonnay. I ended up loving it after years of saying I hated white wine. Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a chilled glass of chard!

Butter ($16): One of the first whites I ever liked!

Sonoma-Cutrer Russian River Valley ($24): Rich, velvety with notes of peach and caramel. 

Rombauer ($36): A splurge! Pairs well with fish and cheeses. 

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Kentucky friends…

Whenever we’re in town, we always get our wine and spirits from DEP’s Fine Wine. They just launched online ordering on their website and reached out to offer my KY readers $5 off your next online order with code: WINENIGHT. Great wine prices and a great bourbon selection 🙂

NYC/FiDi Friends:

We live right by Seaport Wines and it’s our go to spot in the city. Great hand picked wine selection and we love the owner! They’re currently offering free delivery.

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[Our Wine Glasses]

Hands down our favorite item in our kitchen. Our Zalto Wine Glasses are considered the gold standard of glassware by wine connoisseurs, so this was something we splurged on a while ago. The glasses are made of hand-blown, incredibly delicate crystal. Experts say they make wine taste better than all the other glasses…I believe it!

CHEERS!

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Dear 2020 Brides, I feel you.

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My 2020 brides.. how are you feeling??? Have you decided to postpone? Did you make it official in the backyard? Avoiding the subject altogether? For us, we’re still really hopeful things will be OK by September…but with the uncertainty of the future right now, we’re definitely not ruling anything out.

I just keep thinking…if things still aren’t ok by then, we’ve got much bigger problems than not being able to have a wedding. Of course it makes me so sad to think about the what if’s, but you know what’s helped me?…

Reading about all of the couples who’ve decided to make the best of this. The Zoom call weddings, the backyard elopements…you are the ones reminding us what it really means to be in love and for that I just want to say thank you. Thank you for showing us what commitment looks like. Thank you for making the best of this weird time in our lives and reminding everyone what a marriage is really all about. You guys are the role models we all need right now.

Our future celebrations will eventually happen. And when they do, we’ll appreciate them even more with our new perspective. We may never understand why some things happen the way they do, but I continue to believe there’s a much bigger plan beyond what our human minds can understand right now.

God is working all things together for our good.  

Weddings are such a beautiful thing and I still daydream about ours ALL the time. But lately, I’ve just been focusing on spending time with my future husband: learning about each other, laughing at each other’s quirks, enjoying each other’s company in silence (like right now haha), deliriously giggling at 1:00 AM because we’re not tired, and just enjoying this time in our lives where we can focus on everything we’re thankful for.

Who else is in our position? Would love to hear from all my 2020 brides – how are you doing? Are you one of the couples I mentioned above? What’s your experience with saying or planning your “I do” amid the coronavirus pandemic? Let us know tonight in the comments of my IG post ❤️And for anyone thinking about their engagement…remember, we got in engaged right here in our apartment and I couldn’t have asked for anything more special 🙂

[outfit from pic above linked in this post about engagement outfits]

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