I love Mother’s Day because I get to celebrate my momma! Yup, my mom is actually the greatest EVER. I wish I could describe her to people who don’t know her. If you know her, no need to go beyond her name. You hear “Stacy” and it’s instantaneous, the reaction you have, remembering how lovely and classy and hilarious she is. Let me just try, just attempt to paint the picture. Every memory I have before ten years old involves my mom taking me to restaurants with slides and Disney princesses, going on picnics, taking me trick or treating, doing my hair, tickling my back. I don’t have any negative memories from my childhood, and that’s large in part due to my momma! Well, there was that one time I fell off the GoPed, but that was totally my own fault.
Fast-forward eight more years and I’m in college. I just fell for the love of my life in this super broken down fraternity house with like, rocks and fake mustaches and beer bottles everywhere, but great news is I was finally home for summer. Bad news is I was terrified because I was about to meet Ryan’s parents for the first time (and sister, who’s my age so I was super nervous). Amazingly (and not surprisingly, because Ryan is my favorite human), my in-laws (father, mother, sister), are seriously incredible! I love them so much. I can’t believe how blessed I am. Literally, my entire family is so wonderful, I could burst! And Susan (Ryan’s mom) and I hang out all the time, which means I have two of the greatest moms in the world in my corner – you know, giving me advice, laughing at my not-at-all funny jokes, decorating my house. Haha, but really, most amazing women you’ll ever meet, and they’re mine! All mine! [Slash Ryan’s, Morgan’s, Ashley’s, Madison’s, Peyton’s, but you get the picture.]
So this year for Mother’s Day, I wanted to do something really fun and special with my two role models. Enter: Dry Bar. Dry Bar is one of my absolute favorite spots to get a blow out, drink champagne, watch chick flicks and catch up with the ones you love. So that’s exactly what we did. Sidenote: great gift idea? A gift card to Dry Bar for two! Isn’t this the cutest lighting you’ve ever seen? And this display of hair goodies? Ughmazing.
So after selecting what hair styles we wanted from our handy Dry Bar booklets, we ordered some champagne and took our seats. The movie of the day was The Proposal. & the mood was Heaven. My hairstylist gave my hair a quick wash, and then I sat down, ready to get my tangles worked out! It’s the small details, right? How cute are these curling iron resting stations? Also, if you love treating your hair, here’s what you need: Mr. Incredible is the bomb diggity. And here’s Susan taking inspiration shots (we’re redoing my patio, and I think I need this planter): Once done, we quickly CHEERS’d and clinked our glasses, finished our champagne, and then skipped to the door, waving our besties at Dry Bar a painful farewell, until next time. Ahem, next week. Because my hair was seriously so silky smooth, I realize how badly I need to commit to a once-a-week date. By the way, Shops at Legacy is my fav spot. If you’re ever in Dallas/Plano, check it out!
After Dry Bar, we headed over to Joni’s where we browsed some clothing items/jewelry so my mom and Susan could give me a hint what moms are dying for this season. And hint, hint they did. My mom immediately bought this dress. It was beautiful:Something that immediately caught their eyes was a jewelry display at the front of the store by designer Michele Busch (one “l” people!). Everything she made was beautiful, glamorous, Mother’s Day worthy. Here were some of our favorites: I love this single gold jeweled bracelet:And this blue went perfectly with my mom’s outfit/ring:Or this blue (my personal favorite):Really, Michele has a huge selection. Every color for every dress:If I was a mom (someday), this is what I’d want:Outside of Joni’s Boutique, my mom, Susan and I chatted about some of their favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas and here’s what we came up with:
Favorites? If I were a mom, which I pray to the Lord I will someday be, I am dying over those adorable bird houses. Also, I love all things cheese, so those cheese cutters and that cheese board (which I already have) are amazing, and every great mother deserves them. And finally, who doesn’t want a hand-mixer (that’s somehow on sale)?
Then we bopped around the Shops at Legacy and listened to a little live music. This sax player was seriously fantastic (photo credit Susan. Sorry, I know you don’t like the spotlight, but I had to give you the credit :)) All in all, it was a beautiful day spent with two of my favorite people. I wish Mother’s Day was every weekend. PS Love what you do, guys, but never forget to appreciate those who sacrifice their wants to raise you/be there for you!