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April, 24, 2015

Mother’s Day Gift Idea…

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner I’ve found myself thinking about how my relationship with my mom has grown stronger as I prepare to become a mom. I was extremely sick in the beginning of my pregnancy and my mom was there to take care of me on days I couldn’t get myself out of bed. She’s calmed my fears about the unknown of giving birth and all the other challenges and fears that I think most women feel about becoming a new mother. I’m so grateful she’s been by my side every step of this pregnancy and I’m even more grateful my baby girl gets her as a grandma!

Every year my sisters and I scheme up something special to give my mom for Mother’s Day and this year we wanted it to be extra special for all the help and support she has shown to each of us this year as our lives have been changing: Emily welcomed her second baby, I’m expecting my first, Megan has embarked on her first year of college and is keeping busy as ever dancing as a BYU Cougarette, and Amy is tackling high school and boys.

After throwing around several ideas we chose to create a freshly homemade bouquet of her favorite flowers and a new pair of sunglasses! We had so much fun arranging this bouquet while reminiscing about old stories and memories; it isn’t hard to guess that our love of flowers stemmed from our mom. Growing up she always had fresh flowers around the house (and it’s certainly rubbed off on me, if you can’t tell ;) Our mom was also the first to introduce us to the idea of style and fashion. Whenever us girls were getting ready in the morning our mom would always remind us to accessorize! She would say, “Accessories are the final touch to any outfit.”  Sunglasses have always been her go-to accessory; she never leaves the house without them. So we decided to surprise her with matching sunglasses from Sunglass Hut for all the girls – since she sparked this desire to accessorize in all of us!

I hope this gives you a little inspiration for a gift to give to the women you will be celebrating on Mother’s Day! And if you’re going for sunglasses, these are my top 3 picks from Sunglass Hut:

These Dolce & Gabbana frames can be worn on women of all ages.

These Ray-Ban round metal frames are timeless and versatile.

And these Vogue round sunnies are perfect for Spring and Summer.

xo, Rach

Brought to you by Sunglass Hut.

Photos by Lindsey Orton.

  1. glamdevils says:

    The bouquet looks so lovely. Great gift idea :D

    xx Mira

  2. Diana says:

    Great idea, love the flowers!!
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  3. Ann-Louise says:

    Great post and I love all the ideas and picks!

  4. Jeannie says:

    Every year is the biggest hurdle, but how do you show in one gift that you’re thankful that she raised you?

  5. CS Gems says:

    What a great idea! This bouquet is beautiful!
    Carrie and Stacy

  6. Borislava says:

    Love the flowers!
    Love from Vienna
    Borislava from ColurClub

  7. Audrey says:

    That bouquet is gorgeous and I love the sentiment behind your gift. You and all of your sisters are gorgeous! xx

    Audrey |

  8. Federica says:

    thank you for the suggestions! the bouquet is so pretty.

  9. Rach says:

    Love that you guys get together and do something special for your mom! The bouquet is gorgeous and I love the floral choices! I’m sure she will love it!

  10. sasa says:

    So sweet! Love these photos!

    Shall We Sasa

  11. What a fun idea!! It’s always so meaningful to make something for someone you love and arranging flowers is perfect!!!


  12. Sweet gesture- accessories really do make or break an outfit!

  13. Shae says:

    Your mom sounds wonderful. Loved getting to know her through this piece. I’m sure she’ll love her gifts.

    Shae @ Current Habits

  14. Prudence Yeo says:

    It’s so fantastic that your mother is a fashion inspiration to your sisters and you, absolutely wonderful! Cute glasses and lovely blooms, they will make such perfect mother’s day gifts!


  15. Natali says:

    Awww! What a beautiful photos and post!?! Loved it!

  16. Emmanuelle says:

    The pictures you post are always very nice to llok at :)

  17. Alyssa says:

    You and your sisters are so cute! That bouquet is gorgeous!

    Glitter and Grey

  18. Adrienne says:

    Such a great idea!
    Your mum is one lucky lady to have so many lovely daughters!! :)
    -Adrienne. xo

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  19. Katy says:

    This is so cute and sweet!! I love this idea. Those flowers are beautiful!!

    xo, Katy

  20. Patti says:

    I love this post – love the family of girls you are a part of.
    I come from a family of four girls, I have three daughters.
    I get it.
    Watching, praying and so happy for you and your family.
    Spring is a wonderful time of year to have a baby.
    Huge blessings to and because of you, patti

  21. nikki says:

    you guys are all so cute!

    xx nikki

  22. Casey says:

    Those flowers are just beautiful!


  23. Mollie says:

    This is such a sweet and personalized idea, love it!

    xoxo Mollie

  24. This was such a sweet post! You’re all stunning!

    Madison Martine

  25. jenessa says:

    Oh my you and your sisters are the sweetest! Such a cute idea, your family seems so cute and kind. Have a great day!

  26. Such a sweet floral arrangement! I love it and I’m sure your mom will too!

    Her Heartland Soul

  27. Monika says:

    Aw thats so special! You’re reminding me that I need to get on my game and get my stuff together for my own mother’s day gift.


  28. Emma Walker says:

    How sweet! I have three sisters as well and I hope when we are a little older we can get along as well as you :)

    Emma | With A City Dream

  29. Lindsey says:

    Such a cute idea for Mother’s day! I’m sure she will her flowers and sunnies. Love these pictures with you and your sisters! Have a great weekend :)

    Stay Styled,
    Instagram: stay_styled

  30. Love this post! The first picture of you all is so sweet!! I’m sure your mom will adore the glasses.. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!! Xo

    IG: @stylemelauren

  31. Samantha says:

    Oh man what a great idea, Rach!! I love thoughtful gifts so much more than gifts that are bought (not to say purchased gifts can’t be thoughtful). You and your sisters look so gorgeous in these pictures!!


  32. Allison says:

    Love this idea! I am newly pregnant and would love to know where your white dress is from :) You look amazing!

  33. Alice says:

    That looked like so much fun!! The bouquet turned out beeeaautiful.

    xo, Alice
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  34. Rose Frey says:

    It so touching to hear how your bond with your Mom has deepened throughout your pregnancy. It’s incredible how moms give us the comfort that we need. This is a beautiful post!! I love seeing all four of you together!!! You are all so beautiful as individuals and even more beautiful as a family. You are so blessed, Rach!!

  35. Such a cute idea and family photo shoot! I love this idea for a mother’s day gift!

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  37. GORGEOUS family!!! I LOVE all your flower bouquets, Rachel!


  38. Pamela Gonzalez says:

    You girls are the sweetest daughters ever! Love how well you get along with your mom :) Wishing her a lovely day!


  39. Ashlee says:

    This is such a cute gift! Love the flowers!!

  40. Sabrina says:

    What a sweet idea for Mother’s Day! I love how your bouquet turned out, and how making it brought you and your sisters together.

  41. Rachel, you and your sisters are absolutely adorable together!! You can tell how close you are. What a beautiful arrangement for your mom, I’m sure she’ll love it!! And great sunnies :)

  42. Leanne says:

    Lovely pictures of you and your sisters, Rach. Sisters are best friends. I hope your mom has a wonderful Mother’s Day.

  43. Andrea says:

    Wow, amazing post.My mom is everything to me too!

  44. Konstantina Antoniadou says:

    beautiful and sweet!

  45. Sarah says:

    I love the idea of fresh flowers! The pictures are so great and you have such a beautiful family!! I’m so excited for you! @ourvintagefarmhouse

  46. Elle says:

    Love the idea of sunnies for a Mother’s Day gift!

  47. beth says:

    these flowers and frames are beautiful. this makes me want to get together with my sisters and arrange flowers.


  48. I love the flowers <3 good idea

  49. aldina says:

    such a beautiful and thoughtful gift!

  50. Erica says:

    What a great idea! Lovely family.

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

  51. Carrie says:

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  52. Kristin says:

    So beautiful! What kinds of flowers did you use in this arrangement?

  53. Sister love… beautiful photos Rach.
    xo Jodie

  54. All sisters in the same pictures and all of you beautiful :) your mom did something good for sure ;)


  55. Riv says:

    You are a lucky girl to have three beautiful sisters in your life!! xx


Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!