Just For Mom
Hudson - Litchfield News May 6, 2011 - 9
Just For Mom
spending holiday, according to the National Retail Federation. Everyone loves to shower Mom with gifts, and jewelry proves to be a popular choice— 26 percent of shoppers say they plan to buy their mothers a gift of jewelry.
Shoppers are not just buying for their mothers, but also for stepmoms, wives, sisters, daughters, grandmothers, friends and godmothers. No matter what woman has made a difference in your life, celebrate her on this special day and throughout the year. The No. 1 rule for buying a great gift is to keep individuality in mind. Try to find something that celebrates her uniqueness, such as her likes or personal accomplishments, or even better a special time you shared together. Here are some one-of-a-kind gift ideas to celebrate the women who have made a difference in your life: 1. Make a family cookbook Do you remember baking cookies with your
hat woman in your life has most influenced you? Perhaps your mother, who has guided you since childhood.
Or maybe it’s your grandmother or wife who has supported you during your most unforgettable moments. Whoever this special woman might be, you want to celebrate and recognize everything she’s done for you. A birthday, personal anniversary or even Moth-
er’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate the women in your life. In fact, after the winter holidays, Mother’s Day is the second largest U.S. consumer
grandmother as a child? Or how about when Mom helped you make stuffing the first time you hosted Thanksgiving dinner? If food means love in your family, consider making a cookbook of favorite family recipes. Scan or type up handwritten recipe cards and bind them together into one book. 2. Create a china mosaic
Make a mosaic using some of Mom’s or Grand-
ma’s old dishes that are chipped or cracked. It’s a great way to keep a pattern or color of china she loves within the house. You can find mosaic sup- plies at your local craft store for affordable prices. Consider adding a mosaic design to a platter, pot, vase or a photo frame.
3. Celebrate with jewelry Choose jewelry that celebrates the unique- ness of your loved one or a special moment you’ve shared. High-quality, hand-finished charm bracelets work well because they offer endless opportunities (and occasion after occasion) to personalize. For example, Pandora has more than 800 hand-finished charms of varying sizes, shapes and colors so the options for bracelet design are practically limitless. Select different charms for 14 karat gold, sterling silver, two-toned, braided leather or colored cords bracelets. Choose from 14 karat gold, sterling silver or two-toned charms, adorned with colored enamel or precious stones, to represent special moments you’ve shared. Talk about the meaning of each charm when you give this special gift. A charm bracelet can be built on as years go by and it’s sure to become a cherished keepsake.
Mother’s Day 2011
How to Find the Perfect Gift for the Special Women in Your Life When picking out jewelry, keep in mind the following tips:
* Does she prefer gold or silver? * What are her favorite colors? * What makes her unique as a person? * What style of jewelry does she tend to prefer?
4. Create a photo book Take your favorite images and create a profes- sional-looking photo book to celebrate all of your special moments together. Don’t feel creative enough to do this by hand? There are several web- sites that let you design your own book online and order high-quality copies for a reasonable price. This is a great way to archive photos in a beautiful book she can flip through whenever she wants to reminisce. 5. Give a little rest and relaxation Put together a do-it-yourself spa basket for your
loved one using healthy, natural ingredients. Add some of her favorite things to the basket as well. For example, in addition to bath and beauty good- ies, include books or magazines; a CD or iPod filled with her favorite music; a scented candle or soft slippers. You might also consider giving her the most recent release of her favorite TV show or movie on DVD. Whether it’s Mother’s Day or her birthday, or
any other time of year you choose to celebrate the women who have made a difference in your life, a gift that incorporates something personal and unique to her is sure to be a favorite for years to come.
- ARA Content Ten Timely Tips to Get Feet Ready for Spring
rom slogging through snow, ice and slush to being confined in heavy boots to fight the cold—if your feet could talk, what a tale of winter woe they might tell. You may be tempted to pull
your sandals out of the closet and stuff your heaviest hosiery to the back of the sock drawer, but before you set your soles free to savor spring, some preparation is in order. Being cooped up in cramped footwear during winter months can cause feet to suffer from a variety of ailments, from dry, flaky skin and discolored toenails to pesky corns and unsightly calluses. Pam- pering your feet in preparation for warm weather can help feet look and feel their best when warmer weather calls for donning flip-flops and peep-toe shoes. “Caring for your feet not only promotes good hygiene, it can alert
you to any problem areas that may need attention before slipping into sandals this spring,” says Dr. Michael King, president of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). “Plus, it’s a good way to relax and de-stress after a tiring winter. When your feet feel good, you’re more likely to feel good all over.” The APMA offers these 10 tips for getting your feet spring-ready: 1. Start with a soak. Immerse your feet in warm water with Epson salts, herbal soaks or oils for at least 10 minutes. 2. Use a pumice stone or foot file to gently remove thickened, dead skin build-up (calluses) around the pre-soaked heels, balls and sides of the feet. Never use a razor as it removes too much skin and can easily cause infection or permanent damage if used incorrectly.
3. Eliminate dry, flaky winter skin on the soles, sides and tops of the feet by using an exfoliating scrub. 4. Massage a generous amount of emollient-enriched skin lotion
all over your feet, such as Amerigel Care Lotion, which has the APMA’s Seal of Approval. This hydrates the skin and the massaging helps to promote circulation. Be sure to remove any excess moistur- izer from under your toenails or between toes; build-up in those areas can provide a breeding ground for bacteria. 5. Use a straight-edge toenail clipper to trim nails to just above the top of each toe to ensure nails don’t become curved or rounded in the corners. 6. Help lock in moisture by wearing a pair of poly-cotton blend
socks at bedtime. 7. Forgo nail polish if your nails are not healthy. If you have
healthy nails, remove polish regularly to keep them in top condition. 8. Wash your feet daily with soap and water. Dry carefully, paying
extra attention to the area between your toes. 9. Inspect last spring and summer’s footwear. Throw away any shoes or sandals that appear worn. 10. If any skin or nail problems exist, see a podiatrist for a medical diagnosis. Today’s podiatrists are physicians, surgeons and specialists are
trained to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. To find a podiatrist near you, log on to www.todayspodiatrist.com
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