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As all of you know, Mother’s Day has come and gone. And while it was a sweet, sweet day of celebration with my littles, it was also a little sad because I didn’t get to see my own mom. Before you feel too bad for me, just because I didn’t get to see her on Mother’s Day doesn’t mean that we didn’t celebrate. In fact, each and every time I see my mom all year long I try to find special ways to celebrate her. One of the ways I do this is by keeping my eyes open for affordable and creative gifts that are sure to make her smile.
Now, I of course did the traditional card for my mom on Mother’s Day and even sent a few little gifts her way. But in the days after Mother’s Day, I came up with an idea that was perfect. At first I thought I’d just put that in my brain for next year. But then I changed my mind and decided that we should never wait for one day when we think we’re supposed to celebrate our moms. Instead I decided to make my mom feel appreciated every day with a hand stenciled beauty tray and some fine fragrances that will have her smelling beautiful every day of the year!
So, where did this idea start? Well, after Mother’s Day I was on my weekly shopping trip to Walmart when I spotted the Love2Love Fragrance promotional endcap display in the beauty section. Knowing that my mom is crazy about scents (just like me) I couldn’t help but stop and smell the fragrances.
As I picked up the tester of the Love2Love Fragrances, I instantly fell in love with the fine fragrances by world-class perfumers perfectly presented in a beautiful bottle adorned with a whimsical petal shaped cap. And since I know what a powerful sense scent is, I knew that gifting my mom with a fragrance that made her feel loved daily would be such a special way to show her that I care. With amazing options that are perfect for any mom, the special promotional display instantly planted an idea in my mind and as I stood there and smelled amazing combinations of scent like Bluebell+ White Tea, Fresh Rose + Peach, Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa, and Freesia + Violet Petals, I knew that even if Mother’s Day was past, I HAD to gift my mom some of these special scents. After being unable to just choose one, I added both the Bluebell + White Tea and the Fresh Rose + Peach to my cart as well as a special gift bag for only $.50. I wasn’t really sure when I would gift them to her but I knew that they would be perfect for her and I could possibly even keep one for myself.
Once I had purchased my amazing smelling Love2Love Fragrances, I went home and was about to put my purchases in the closet when an idea struck me. As I recently shared with you, my mom just moved into a new apartment which means she’s all about new starts. And while it is decorated beautifully, there are still some touches that are missing. I suddenly knew exactly what I needed to do and so I set to work creating a hand stenciled beauty tray that was inspired by the floral undertones of the affordable Love2Love Fragrances.
I started by painting the bottom of a plan wooden tray white.
Then it was time to add some sparkle. We jokingly call my mama the “bling queen” because she loves anything that sparkles. Inspired by this idea, I taped off the bottom section of my tray to keep it pristine and white and then used purple glitter spray paint to cover the sides the the tray.
Now, honestly I could have left the tray like this and it would have been pretty but I had visions of flowers dancing in my head and knew that the perfect way to tie my tray in with the floral scents of Love2Love Fragrances was by hand stenciling some beautiful flowers. This was as simple as picking the perfect stencil.
After securing my stencil to my painted tray, I used purple, green and yellow paint to bring the flowers to life in a way that was beautiful and simple yet elegant enough to make any powder room feel fancy.
Now, I’ll admit that the stenciling took a little time but when I pulled the stencil up, the end result was totally worth the effort!
With just a little time and paint I had created a beauty tray that was the perfect display for my newly found fine fragrances and for making my mom feel loved all year long. Now all that was left to do was seal the tray with several layers of shellac to ensure it was water proof.
Once the shellac was dry, my beauty tray was complete! And that meant that it was time to assemble it in a way that my mom would love. I started by adding both the Bluebell + White Tea and the Fresh Rose + Peach Love2Love Fragrances to my tray. Already I could see that this project that started as an idea was turning into something really special. The floral bottles of the Love2Love Fragrances paired perfectly with my hand stenciling for a really beautiful look.
But I didn’t stop there. I added a small flower to that the tray for a little extra decoration and as a special way for my mom to feel loved each and every day of the year.
Once I was done, I’ll admit that I had to try a spray or two of the Love2Love Fragrances myself just to ensure that they were working correctly (hehe). Looking at my final gift I knew that it was perfect for any mom and I’ll admit that I was a little bit jealous! In that instant I knew that I’d be making a second tray and another trip to Walmart to recreate this special gift for myself.
Because I realized through my own desire to make my mom feel beautiful and loved every day that all moms deserve that same feeling. Instead of only feeling special one day a year, this tray and fragrance combo was the perfect way for my mom, myself and any other mom to feel a little bit of love every day as part of our daily routine.
Now I know that each time my mom enters her powder room to prepare for the day, she’ll smile knowing that someone loves her. And after she sprays on her affordable Love2Love Fragrances each morning, she’ll be reminded of how special I think she is with a scent that makes her feel beautiful with each and every breath.
So take my advice. Mother’s Day may be over but the time to celebrate the special mom in your life is not. Instead of waiting for that one day to roll around next year, find special ways to make the mom in your life feel loved and appreciated everyday with the simple gift of affordable amazingly scented fine fragrances from Walmart and a beautiful beauty tray to keep them on. After all, there should never be just one day when you Love2Love your mom!
Ready to make your mom feel loved? Look for the special Love2Love Fragrance Promotional Display at Walmart! You’ll be able to pick up the fabulous smelling new Bluebell + White Tea fragrance as well as all the other amazing Love2Love scents to make that special lady in your life feel pampered everyday! Plus you can test all the amazing Love2Love Fragrance scents and find your own signature scent today!
Tell me, what Love2Love fragrance would be your mom’s favorite? Leave me a comment and let me know!