mother's day guide + a playlist | olive june

mother's day guide + a playlist

"moms make life beautiful."

mother's day is right around the corner! do you have any plans? today i am sharing some of my inspirations for this special day. from gifts to ideas to food to music. i hope you are are inspired in some way. please share your ideas below, along with any plans you have... or your favorite memory with your mom. i would love to hear! 

my first mother's day | here 
mother's day
mother's day by janelle-monaco 
{click on the link above for details on each item}

+ gift guide | these custom hand-painted silhouette paintings by mr. boddington's studio | springtwine and twig (one of my favorite small businesses ever- and local to charlotte) has a mother's day gift guide up + 25% off everything on their site with this code: mothersday (enjoy!) last year my boys got me the most beautiful gift box from bonnie + bud and it was beyond special. (they ship!) 

+ day ideas | last year was my first mother's day with baby boy. (today marks the two year anniversary of finding out that he was on the way!) when my husband asked me what i wanted to do... i said walk around greenville, south carolina and take photos (while enjoying time together; enjoying the simple things - like a smoothie, coffee, a book store, etc.) other ideas that i love: a quick day trip, a picnic in a park, a yoga class, an ice cream trip, a cookout, reading at a coffee shop together, visiting a bookstore or record shop, or adventures + a beer at the whitewater center

+ food ideas |  last year we enjoyed crepes at tandem creperie and coffeehouse (one of my favorite places ever!) i also love these ideas: tapas, a taco bar, fresh juice, acai bowl, homemade brunch + a yummy dessert. 
{via: spring}
{my very favorite piece of all | twine and twig style}

a playlist | 

winter song - the head and the heart
greatest love story - lanco
when we were young - adele 
mountains - message to bears 
silver moon - roo panes
lovesong - mariee sioux
moon river - the innocence mission 
lazy snow - down like silver 
polar light - david west 
sunrise - norah jones
tiger striped sky - little giant

this post was not sponsored | just sharing what i 'simply love' 


  1. Hey girl! I've missed being around your sweet little space. You are always so refreshing and inspiring. I am in love with all your Mother's Day ideas. I need to pass this on to my guys. I'm always at a loss when it comes to giving my mom the perfect gift so I think i'm going to treat her to a pedicure and lunch this year. Of course with flowers and maybe a pretty bracelet or necklace, too. I love the idea of giving time together!

    I hope you have an amazing weekend.

    1. you are just so sweet. thank you so much- your words always lift me up and are so kind. i hope you are well and happy early mother's day... hope your boys spoil you!! xo