Mother’s Day Must Haves

Aside from having a little peace and quiet, I’ve been brainstorming on what would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift this year. It’s pretty customary in the Jackson household for us to buy ourselves what we want for specific holidays. After nearly 9 years of marriage, removing the guessing game and buying exactly what we want ensures all parties are happy in the end!

I’ve posted a few ideas for you all to think about, but today I’m sharing exactly what I’m buying for myself … because momin’ ain’t easy and I deserve something special!


I’ve been wanting to get back into reading. I used to read all the time and with everything I have going on on a daily basis, I’ve found it hard to get a good book and stick with it to the end. But there are a few books that I really want to read and if you’ve read them, I definitely want to know what you think! I love a good inspirational book or self help book, so I picked out a few popular ones that I’ve heard are great.


I don’t always have time for a spa day, so I bring the spa to my house with my favorite skincare goodies. I am refilling some of my favorites this Mother’s Day and adding in a couple of new things to try. My skin has been a little off lately because I’ve been working so much and not drinking enough water, but I’m turning things around with the help of a few of my favorite products.


Another thing I’ll be replenishing this Mother’s Day is my beauty bag. I’m not hard to shop for, just keep my favorites stocked and I’m a happy girl. It is not uncommon for me to have multiple quantities on hand of the same makeup – running out of something is my worst nightmare. I have been out of my Fenty Beauty foundation for WEEKS and every time I go to the store to buy, they are sold out of my shade. If that’s not a lesson in “keep your ish stocked up” … I don’t know what is. I’ll be shopping at the Sephora inside J.C. Penney (both in store and online) because I love going there to get my stuff. I will also be trying a new Mark Jacobs foundation in addition to Cover FX. I’ll share a review soon.


“I work hard and I deserve nice things” (repeats that 3 times in the car before bringing my shopping bag in the house and my husband seeing it) haha! But really, every now and then you should treat yourself. Deciding between these two bags. Chanel would be vintage and heavily discounted.


Every year this time of year I treat myself to new summer dresses, sandals and shorts/summer bottoms. This is such a style staple for me as the weather gets warmer and I love to have great options to pull from in my closet.

What will you be treating yourself to this Mother’s Day? I hope you enjoy your day with your family.

XO – Steph

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