Written by: Tami

Wow! This year has really flown by! I cannot believe another Mother’s Day is upon us! As you may remember, last year I celebrated my first special day as a mom. I will be honest and say that there is always a hype leading up to these types of things, and they don’t really ever (at least in my experience) fully go as planned, but I will say it was absolutely amazing to spend my first Mother’s Day with my new baby and my husband Phil really made it special too!

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, I have prepared a little post full of tips for all of you (along with photos of some of the details Phil, Lauren, and I put into effect last year). Enjoy!

The first Mother’s Day is a really important milestone in the life of a new mom, and I made sure that I treated myself to professional photos of my newborn with my husband and I (taken by Erica Leigh Photography) before this day arrived. I loved getting the opportunity to print my favorites to post all over her room and loved even more getting the chance to choose photos to give to each of her grandmas. Pro Tip: A framed photo of your newborn or kids at any age is sure to bring tears to any grandma’s eyes upon opening it!

I filled out special gold foil tags with who each of these gifts were for but made the decision to have these gifts be not from us but from their new granddaughter. It’s more fun that way!

You know I am a girl who loves gold foil and loves a good roll of fun printed wrapping paper! Buy yourself a new roll and wrap all your gifts with one cohesive look.

What else do moms love? Fresh flowers! How adorable is this? Lauren made me a special bouquet wrapped in metallic gold paper and a printed photo of her three girls who I love as if they are my own!

Gotta love Etsy! They literally have everything! Unfortunately, the night this photo was taken, this adorable Mother’s Day onesie (and my gift from Phil) mysteriously went missing, but this pic of my little girl is mine forever! She really is “the best Mother’s Day gift ever”!

We truly hope that all you mothers have a really special day this Sunday! Whether celebrating at home or out and about, we hope your loved ones pamper you, tell you how much you do for them, and give you extra hugs and kisses! Happy Mother’s Day from the two of us moms (Tami + Lauren at Side by Side Design)!


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