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Life can be going just swimmingly for just about anybody - and then bam! Things come flying out from left field or from who knows where and you feel down in the dumps, or maybe lower than the dumps. But then a friend lets you cry on her shoulder or maybe you vent to the coffee barista - and they look at you, smile sympathetically and say, I totally get it. You then dry your tears and exhale and feel a little bit better, just knowing someone else understands.
Hello lovlies, Shayna here & I'm back with another DIY! Planning a cute dinner party and need that extra oomph for your table settings? Well I've got a quick, easy & cheap solution for you, utensil holders!
As we all know yesterday was Mother's Day. A day to celebrate the amazing women that brought us all into this world. A day to let them know how much they mean to us. Mother's Day for me is a little different than some; my mom lives 2,899 miles away (yes, I googled it). I can't just give my Mom a hug and cook her breakfast in bed like I did when I was a kid. This year I sent my Mom a pair of the Gazelle sandals for her Mothers Day gift (and she just loves them). They are the 'most comfortable sandals, ever', she says.
I spaced on sending a card (I am the world's worst pen pal) - so I improvised with a really nice text message- which she told me was 'the best Mother's Day gift ever'. Who would have thought?
I sent her this picture of her that I keep in my bathroom:
And said this:
I look at this picture and I smile every time before I step outside to face the world. I see your beauty inside of me. I smile and I see you. You give me courage. I just hope you know how much you mean to me, how much you're a part of me, every day. I love you. Happy Mother's Day- to the strongest, most beautiful, loving woman I know. Thank you for making me and helping me become the person I am so proud to be. I love you.
(I'd say we look a little similar... ;)
I even teared up a bit when I wrote it. Mostly because in that moment, I realized how much I missed my Mom. I have lived far from home for nearly a decade now, only seeing my family a couple of times a year. It's hard. But in the end, it makes the time we do have together so special. And it makes me thankful for email, skype & text messaging. This digital age we live in, can be overwhelming, but it can also be incredibly convenient. We are all connected, all the time, and that is pretty incredible.
I spent yesterday feeling full of love. I focused on feeling thankful & open. So when I saw & smelled these lovely flowers at Trader Joes- I said, 'Don't mind if I do...'.
I hope you all had a Happy Mother's Day and showed your mamas lots of love!
Share your Mother's Day stories & comment below!
If you haven't heard, a couple weeks ago Blowfish took the plunge and moved offices from Santa Monica to Marina del Rey. We had been in the old space for over four years, so it was sad to let it go, but our new space is amazing. The E-commerce department (that's us!) got hooked with windows- so we hardly miss our cave. The new space is also closer to home for most of us and close to lots of fun shops and restaurants in the Marina del Rey/Venice area. Last week, I was able to go straight from work to First Friday and even found parking! (First Friday takes place the First Friday of every month, and in Venice, it means lots of storefront festivities and streets lined with food trucks.) Our old office didn't have much within walking distance, so it wasn't easy to go out for a quick drink or bite after work. This week we are thinking of going out for happy hour on Friday with everyone- so that's something to look forward to!
Ok, ok, here are the pics! Take a peek:
(That's my desk! Yes- I sit on a bouncy ball, because it's more fun than a chair.)
What do you think of our new space? Comment below!