Me & Mariah, go back like babies & pacifiers! That's me with Mariah Carey in front of the famous Z100 neon sign years ago. I must admit, I absolutely LOVE Mariah's new song "#Beautiful" featuring Miguel! I think the video's pretty cute as well. One thing I was surprised to learn is that the vintage car in the video actually belonged to Mariah's real-life father! I found that little tidbit out by watching the behind-the-scenes videos of "#Beautiful". So below, I've shared a couple of Mariah's behind-the-scenes vids, followed by the full video of the song...
Yes, Mother's Day is this coming weekend! But no need to panic because I'm giving you some last minute gift ideas for the mother in your life...
Of course, you can always get her the usual suspects like cards, chocolates, dinner, perfume, gift cards, spa treatments, time with the family, a day off and money. But I also checked out some of my fav go-to gift sites & came up with a proper list of gift ideas that I think any Mom would LOVE...
Courtesy of Oprah.com:
Masala Chai and Yedi Houseware Teacup and Teapot
"I drink masala chai every afternoon with a dash of
almond milk. In this giant porcelain cup, it just feels luxurious." --Oprah
Tea, $9 for 32 ounces | Rishi-Tea.com
and teapot, $30 | YediHouseware.com
GreenTree Home Beeswax Candles
$48 each | lovebeautysoul.com
The Dreamstate Sleep Mask
"This mask fights exhaustion by helping you produce melatonin and get your eight hours
of z's. All while looking cool, I might add." --Dr. Oz
$20 | TheDreamState.com
Cotton Pajamas and Matching Robe
"You know I love a crisp cotton pajama! These have a coordinating cable-knit cashmere robe--which practically guarantees sweet dreams." --Oprah
Pajama set, $120 |
Cashmere robe, $458 | marigotcollection.com
After visiting Oprah's site, I headed over to Red Envelope's site & found some more Mother's Day goodies...
I always love me a good pair of slippers & I'm sure Mom does too. These slippers are therapeutic & they start at $39.95.
This Eberjey Maritime striped lounge set looks so comfy & PERFECT for lounging around in the house with the family. The set is pretty pricey, though, with it's pieces coming in at $189.95 and $129.95.
This is actually a gift that I bought myself on Red Envelope's site. I'm a big fan of picnics & thought this was just about one of the coolest inventions ever. It's a steady stick table & wine glass holders. The table & wine holders have built-in sticks that you can stick into the ground. That way, the cheese & crackers that you have on the little table & the wine you're drinking does't touch the ground. Pretty cool, huh? And the fact that the set is only $29.95 makes it even cooler!
And like I said, I LOVE me some picnics. So in my opinion, picnic baskets would make great Mother's Day gifts. Years ago, I bought THE cutest picnic basket & accesories from Williams-Sonoma, so I headed back to their site to see if they had more...
I love all 3 of those baskets. The 1st one is $99.95. The 2nd one is the prettiest, in my opinion, and it's $119.95. But If I were going to buy one of these, it would have to be the 3rd basket, which costs $349.95. I know that's pretty pricey, but Mom's worth it if you have it AND the accessories in this basket are awesome. Here's the site's description...
Inspired by classic English picnic hampers, the woven willow basket is thoughtfully designed
for gracious outdoor dining. Inside, you'll find everything you need to host an
elegant picnic for four, including fine tableware, linens and serving essentials
for food, wine and coffee.
I hope these ideas were helpful. Some are reasonably priced, others are a bit pricey. But I think they're all great gift ideas for Mom. Happy Mother's Day!
That's P!nk looking super gorgeous on the cover of the June issue of Glamour Magazine! in the issue, out May 7th, P!nk reveals which *N Sync member had a crush on her...
"Joey Fatone was in love with me," the singer says. "He took me to Friendly's on a date, and he bought me an ice cream. Such a sweetheart. He asked my dad's permission."
Wow, I did not know that! Very interesting. Check out more pics from the issue & watch the behind-the-scenes vid from the photo shoot below...