Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is coming up quickly! Mark your calendars, as May 8th allows us to press pause and celebrate the special ladies in our lives. Through gift-giving we are able to show that we have thought about all of the special qualities that make our Mom unique. Finding the perfect gift takes into account personal style, needs, and desires. We put together the Mother’s Day Gift Guide to help you find something extra special this year.

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People often buy for multiple people and these Initially Yours mugs by Rosanna are an easy choice for mother-in-laws and Grandmothers. The simplistic porcelain white body and pretty cursive writing allow these to compliment any dish ware. If you haven’t heard of Rosanna, I would like to introduce you to it’s wide variety of trays, glasses, totes, and decorations. Based out of Seattle, the company has been making tableware for over 30 years and has emerged as an industry trend-setter. Each piece in the collection retails for under $40 dollars. Check out the Gift Selection and you will see there is something for everyone.

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Pictured above: Ladies Choice Dish Heart  // Jet Setter Tote Stripes  // Greek Water Bottle

The gold trend continues to grow and the Jet Setter Tote Stripes has been popular for Mom’s on the go. The canvas body has a generous opening and is supported with black leather straps. Pair this piece with a small accessory, or bouquet and let your loved one enjoy its everyday versatility.

For the accessories lover, The Ladies Choice Dish Heart houses earrings, necklaces, and other small treasures. The outside of the box is decorated with a boudoir print, and will remind Mom every morning of your thoughtfulness. Inside of the box is painted tiffany blue and features a metallic gold heart. The best part about Rossana’s Collection is it offers many different styles that can be mixed in with old and new.

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  1. Linden Shower Gel  2. $100 Gift Certificate   3. Easy Cable Sweater  4. Pink Paradise  5. Heidi Tunic  6. She Is Clothed Sign  7. I am Love Bracelet  8. Grace Studs  9. OMG Pinch Me Tortoise

We’ve also rounded up several clothing items that will take Mom from Spring to Summer. Brands like Johnny Was, Free People, and Mystree offer cheerful florals, timeless cuts, and  feminine details. The Heidi Tunic (#5) is an easy choice for the boho lover! It is a work of art with an array of embroidered flowers that make their way from the front to the back. It is made in a light weight, breathable fabric that can be washed and dried.

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10. Silver Dia Bracelets  11. Mojave Candle  12. Garden Cardi   13. Peace Bracelet  14. Mom  15. Belle Boudoir Le Langage Tray  16. Jet Setter Cosmetic Bag Greek  17. Delancey  18. Black Diamond Marquise Stone Earring

For Mom’s living across distances, we offer Gift Certificates ranging from $50 – $500. As always, we offer Free Shipping + Gift Wrapping. To purchase online, simply select the desired amount and put the Gift Certificate in the cart. Fill out the recipients shipping address and select if you would like it gift wrapped. These can be used online or in-store!

We hope you have a wonderful time finding the perfect gift for your sweet Mom! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Service at 1-855-542-0807, or at customerservice@pbj-shop.com.

~The Ladies of PB&J Boutique

 

Who Loves Cookies???

I love cookies. Like, LOVE! Who doesn’t? Every December, I bake cookies for my family and friends. I always make my famous “heaven cookies,” Lemon Gems, and Sugar Cookies. For fun, I’ll usually add in a few unique cookie recipes like Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate and Red Velvet Cake Balls. Last year, I had to travel by plane to see my family during the holidays. On the way to the airport, I realized I forgot all 100+ cookies in my refrigerator! My friend and her family enjoyed them and now I’m sure they expect a special cookie package.  😉 Don’t worry Darlene I won’t forget about you this year!

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It usually takes all day to bake my cookies! Last year, I got a beautiful Kitchen Aid stand mixer for a gift (thanks hubby) and that’s one great cookie mixer. My heaven cookies are my most requested cookie recipe; named as such because my sister-in-law says they taste like heaven 🙂

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Heaven Cookies

4 1/2 cups flour                                                     2 packages (3.4oz) vanilla pudding

2 teaspoons baking soda                                    4 eggs

2 cups butter, softened                                       2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar                         2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cups white sugar                                            2 cups dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Sift flower and baking soda together. In a large bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar, and white sugar. Beat in pudding mix. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop cookies by rounded spoonfuls or cookie scoop onto un-greased cookie sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Edges should be lightly golden brown.

You can play with the bake time a little…I like the cookies to be a bit soft in the middle. They taste like delicious cookie dough! It makes approximately 4 dozen depending on the size of cookies you make. I have a dairy allergy so I usually use I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter instead of real butter. It doesn’t have much dairy in the ingredients and I think it makes my heaven cookies extra fluffy. Just a little tip 🙂

Recipe adapted from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/award-winning-soft-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Happy Baking

Laura J