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Mother's Day is a few months away and in the past, I've used the holiday to say “I'm a mom too,” and ask my partner for gifts. He hasn't fallen for it once in ten years. So this year, I've decided to move up the celebration for Dog Moms and treat myself.
This post is a list of my favorite things. Things that I enjoy as a Dog Mom. And after you read my list, I'd love for you to share some of your favorite things with me.
1 – Take a Vacation to a New World in Books
Sometimes I’m reading a book and I get so excited that I can barely contain myself. I feel like I did when I was a kid and would hide in a corner of the library to read without being disturbed. I love reading and getting lost in a good series is the best. If you love to read or have a reader on your shopping list, here are a few series that I have enjoyed so much that I read them repeatedly.
A Court of Thorn and Roses Box Set by Sarah J. Maas – humans, immortal faeries, mate bonds, and war; this book kept me on the edge of my seat and looking for excuses to excuse myself to read one more chapter. And after you finish this astounding series, the author gifted us with one final book to close the story in A Court of Frost and Starlight. For me, this final book was like enjoying the perfect desert after a fabulous dinner with friends.
The All Souls Trilogy Boxed Set by Deborah Harkness – witches, demons, and vampires – oh my. This book is about a hidden world hiding in plain sight as humans go about their lives, unaware that they're surrounded by creatures. The creatures are looking for the Book of Life because he who holds the book, has the power and the author takes us on a wild ride on the path forged by a forbidden love between a witch and a vampire. Sounds kind of hokey, but that’s because I suck at describing how amazing this series is. And, if you don’t want to read it, you can watch it on AMC and BBC America. The first book aired in 2019 (and is now available on BluRay) with Book 2 anticipated for 2020.
The King Trilogy: Forever Evermore Books 1-3/King Hall/King Cave/King Tomb by Scarlett Dawn – this ebook series is my absolute favorite and it extends beyond the first three books. Scarlett Dawn has the brain of an artist and weaves a story masterfully. She has a group for her fans and we troll her politely for details of release dates on the next in various series – she’s just THAT GOOD! I find myself grinning from ear to ear each time I read her books. I’m a fan of them all and below are a few of her other books that I love too.
2 – Got an Essential Oil Lover in Your Life?
I am in LOVE with essential oils and use them daily. If there is an essential oil lover in your life, give the gift of storage. I have several storage boxes for my essential oils and love keeping everything organized. The ORAF essential oil storage box has three levels and holds 75 bottles. I have three of them.
And, if you want to be extra, add an essential oils subscription box from Simply Earth. You can set it up for monthly; I have it set up quarterly. In my box, I receive four high quality, ethically sourced essential oils along with supplies to make products and the recipe cards to make sure your Dog Mom succeeds.
3 – Does Your Dog Mom Love Movies?
I'm a huge movie/TV geek. If the Dog Mom in your life has movies of her own, consider buying a book to help organize those movies, a Bluray player, and a smart TV. The best prices on electronics that I've found are at Costco and the products come with a warranty that is included in the price.
Being the movie nerd that I am, I purchased CD/DVD books and I organized my movies by genre. Yeah, I'm extra like that.
If you want to take it the extra mile, order a movie or television series. A few of my favorites are:
- Marvel Universe
- The Lord of the Rings
- The Hunger Games
- Star Wars (although I, II, and III sucked)
- Star Trek (I love the new series)
4 – A Dog Mom Purse
One day, I decided to treat myself and ordered a new Dog Mom Purse. This is a crossbody purse that is great for when you're walking the dogs. It fits everything you need – keys, wallet, phone, poo bags, dog treats, and more.
There are tons of affordable purses on Amazon for a great price. I purchased the Mfeo Unisex Casual Retro Small Messenger Bag Shoulder Crossbody Bags Purse and I love it. I got it in olive green and I plan to pick it up in black and grey too. Yeah, I tend to buy multiple colors when I find something I like.
5 – Rain Boots for the Pacific Northwest Dog Mom
Okay, so rain boots aren't just for the Pacific Northwest, but as I type this, I'm glancing out the window at the steady onslaught of rain that happens this time of year every year. And every year I think, “wow, it's never been this bad.” By the way, I've lived in the Pacific Northwest MY ENTIRE LIFE.
Personally, I prefer tall rain boots with paw prints. But I'm liking the sloggers too. The point is that mud wipes off of them quickly. A quality pair will be waterproof. And I don't get annoyed when my feet sink into the mud.
I've had my pair for more than five years and I'm ready for a new set. Or two.