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Gifts For Mother’s Day

Posted in budget shopping, non-animal testing, personal shopper, shopping on a budget with tags , , , , , on April 30, 2017 by sorceressofthedark

Fullscreen capture 4302017 123441 PMYikes! Mother’s Day is two weeks away and you have no idea what to get Mom. She’s been giving you hints but you just haven’t picked up on them. Have you been listening?

What she really wants, above all, is your time. That costs absolutely nothing, but your time. It’s free. It’s truly the gift that keeps on giving. It’s a memory that she will hold dear.

I could list all the perfumes she would enjoy, or shoes or clothing she might wear but in reality? As children mature, leave the nest and begin their own lives, Mothers miss them. They’d love to just enjoy an afternoon with them that didn’t involve their children rolling their eyes because they think they’re better than them, because they think their parents are out-dated or because they believe their parents are old-fashioned.

I remember when I was raising my children and swore to myself that I would never say these words to myself that my parents/in-laws were saying: “Back in my day…it was a better time because…”.  But now, I watch my children and yes, grandchildren and think those words. Oh My God. It’s happened.

I was recently sitting with the other Grandmother at a function and the words came out of our mouths. We sat there talking about our grandchildren’s futures. About our children and how their lives were compared to ours were in relation to employment and raising children. We reminisced. We wondered how our world had evolved into this tech world for our grandchildren who rarely go outside to play. We wondered about their freedoms or lack thereof.

See, we’re not old-fashioned. We understand what our world is turning into. We have decades of experience. You, who are younger,  don’t yet. You’re still in that continuum of today where you’re accepting. We grew up in a world where 1984 by George Orwell was required reading, Ray Bradbury made us wonder and Rod Serling pushed us over the edge. Well, some of us. And we’d like to share that with you. If for no other reason than to make you think and wonder.

We want you to realize that this technological world that you embrace without thinking may not be so wonderful. That all those posts and photos you share aren’t in the best interest you think they are. We want you to know that fresh air, sunshine, green grass and our environment is important.

But some of you may not know this if you don’t spend time with your Mothers. If you don’t choose to listen anymore because you believe your Moms are old-fashioned and just not savvy enough.

This Mother’s Day, give your Mom your time. Just spend the day with her, talk and listen. Discuss the world. Discuss issues. Don’t argue. Give her the gift of being a Mom. That’s the best gift in her world you could ever give her.

Oh, one more thing.  It’s a gift that’s not tested on animals, so that should make her happy, too.

“Teach Your Children”

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG LYRICS

You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by.
And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye.
Teach your children well, their father’s hell did slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they pick’s the one you’ll know by.
Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

And you, of tender years can’t know the fears that your elders grew by,
And so please help them with your youth, they seek the truth before they can die.
Teach your parents well, their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams, the one they pick’s the one you’ll know by.
Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you would cry,
So just look at them and sigh and know they love you.

-courtesy of http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/crosbystillsnashyoung/teachyourchildren.html

Peace.

Sorceress.

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What Perfume Should I Buy My Mom?

Posted in perfume shopping, personal shopper with tags , , , , , , , on May 4, 2016 by sorceressofthedark

What perfume should I buy my Mom? So many perfumes to choose from! So many Moms with different tastes! You’d like to give her something she’d like, something special, a gift that would make her smile. So how to select a perfume for your Mother?

If you know the perfume she wears, the answer should be simple, right? But don’t buy her just the perfume she wears. Buy her the accompanying products that go with the perfume. Buy her the perfumed lotion, the perfumed cream, the perfumed mist, the perfumed talc…whatever else is in the line of her favorite perfume. Why? Because generally speaking, women who don’t always buy perfume for themselves, will rarely spend the money on the extras of the perfumed line. That’s the special gift she’ll love. And if you have the funds, also buy her the perfume to go with it.

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If you don’t know her special perfume? I’ve said this before, don’t just buy her a perfume suggested by someone else or by the fragrance consultant at the store. They don’t know your Mom. Perfume is a personal product that only the wearer can choose. But, women love perfume, so don’t think that you shouldn’t buy a perfume for her.

You can buy a perfume sampler. Department stores, cosmetic stores and online stores sell them. Perfume samplers are kits of samples or smaller size bottles made by a company that introduces the wearer to a number of their (usually) best-selling perfumes. It’s an ideal way for a consumer to test out perfumes and find new ones for them to enjoy.

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You can find perfume samplers at stores like TJMaxx, Ross or Marshalls, Overstock.com, Sephora.com, Ebay online or at the fragrance brand itself. If you go to the brands sites, some of them offer specials on their purchases. It’s like a perfume gift that keeps on giving. Mom will be able to test out a variety of perfumes for weeks and have loads of fun while she’s testing them out. She can layer the different perfumes or wear them separately. So much more fun than one bottle!

Most importantly, do not think about age when buying perfume for your Mom. Age is never a factor when a woman chooses her perfume. Her nose is. Never insult a woman by saying she should wear a certain perfume because it fits her age. Remember, it’s the woman  that rocks the perfume, not the perfume that rocks the woman!

Peace,

Sorceress.

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