Instant Pot Giveaway and Mother’s Day Gift Guide (Favorite Things)

Instant Pot Giveaway and Mother’s Day Gift Guide (Favorite Things)

Hello there, dear reader and welcome to a list of Mother’s Day gift ideas including a few of my latest favorite things. Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I thought sharing a few gift ideas would be appropriate, yes? I’m also giving away a 6 Quart Instant Pot! Woo Hoo! To enter the giveaway leave me a comment telling me something you love about your Mom, Mother-In-Law, Wife or other woman of significance in your life. You can enter in the comment section below, or you can leave a comment on my Instagram Feed. If you tag a friend in your comment on instragram, you’ll get a second entry. The giveaway will be open from today until Thursday May 10th. Winner will be announced on Friday May 11th. Best of luck, everyone! I’m excited to read your comments. 🙂

Enjoy the list!



Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

Have you jumped in on the Instant Pot craze yet? I am slowly getting there, my friends and they are truly amazing appliances. They have so many features and can save you so much time in the kitchen. My favorite thing to make (by far!) are mashed potatoes. Seriously, so easy and they turn out so well. My friend Mel at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe has some great Instant Pot recipe, see them by clicking HERE.

Assorted Design Certified International International Large Bowl Set. (For cereal, pasta, soup, etc.)
I bought a set of these fun bowls at Costco this past winter (not sure if they are still in stock there, but you can find them on Amazon at the link above). Oh, my goodness, we have loved them. They are light weight, colorful, hold the perfect amount of soup, cereal, etc. My kids love them because they don’t get overly hot in the microwave. They would make a great mothers day gift. Everyone can use more bowl, right?

Immersion Hand Blender

This immersion blender is handy for so many things. I use mine to blend up salad dressings, stewed tomatoes, soup, smoothies, etc. It’s so much easier to wash than an entire blender. Love it!


Pioneer Woman Bake Ware

Are these stoneware pans not the cutest? I love all of the Pioneer Woman Dishes, and especially these!


Pioneer Woman Batter Bowl 

This better bowl is another favorite. So adorable and perfect for making pancakes, biscuits, muffins, etc. Also, the cute factor is definitely high.

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Handbag Purse Organizer, with 13 pockets

To say I love this purse organizer would be a grand understatement. It is light weight, has a ton of pockets and fits nicely inside a medium sized purse (you can buy it in several different sizes). I load it full of all kinds of things Mom’s need handy such as… Excedrin for Migraine ;), gum, band-aids, headphones,  lipstick, lotion, pens, hand sanitizer, dental floss, etc. I love it because it keeps everything organized so the inside of my purse doesn’t look like a war zone. Also, when I want to change purses I just switch it from one purse to the other. Precious cargo transferred in just a second or two. Love it.

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Juicy Bath Co. Lotion and Body Souffle
and Body Lotion

A dear friend gave me this lotion/body souffle set for my birthday last year and man, do I love it. The scent is super fresh and fabulous.


Wooden Serving Bowl

I love a good Wooden Salad Bowl. This one is sturdy and deep, making it perfect to take a long to a party. And it looks so pretty…


Soap Dispensing Scrubber Brush

While this scrub brush might seem Overly Practical in the gift giving department it is never the less Ah-mazing and makes dish doing so much better. It holds dish soap right in the handle. With a press of a button the soup leaks out into the brush (or sponge) and onto whatever dish you are cleaning. It’s perfect to use when there are just a few dishes to wash and you don’t want to run a whole sink of soapy water. Love it!

Bronze Family Tree Frame with 6 Hanging Picture Frames

Isn’t this frame adorable! I love the idea of the photos hanging on a “family tree”. I recently attended a wedding reception where the couple had gathered wedding pictures from their parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and even great-great-grandparents. They framed each one individually and hung them in a tree that was growing in the yard where the reception was being held. It was amazing! It would be fun to use this little tree in the same way, perhaps hanging wedding photos of your mother’s posterity. It would also be great stocked with pictures of grandkids, children, siblings, etc. Load this baby up with whatever your Mom would love. (Or buy it for yourself and put your favorite family pictures in it).

Wooden Family Birthday Plaque

Several years ago I made a fun Family Birthday sign for my Mom so she could keep track of all of her children and grandchildren’s birthdays, all in one spot. She loves it. This sign I found on Amazon would work in much the same way. Great for Mom’s and Grandma’s with an abundance of posterity to keep track of.


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  1. 1
    April 30, 2018 at 12:46 pm

    I have a wonderful mother! She is 87 years old and still going strong. She walks every day and does so much to help us. We love to cook together and garden together. She has always been my biggest cheerleader and supporter. She is an awesome grandmother too! She has always been a great example in her faith and serving others! Love her and Happy Mother’s Day to you Jamie! Love your recipes!

  2. 2
    April 30, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    I always tell everyone that I have the best mom! Her selfless love amazes me every day. One of her many selfless acts is when a migraine strikes…no matter where she is, or what she is doing she offers to come over and help with the kids. She is amazing! Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  3. 3
    Becki Wells
    April 30, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    My mom is the best! She will do anything for her kids and grandkids. She is the best example to me!!

  4. 4
    Kierstin Goodrich
    April 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I love that my mom is still always a phone call away and ready to give advice whenever I need it!

  5. 5
    Mary Gresham
    April 30, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    There are many things to love about my Mama, but giving me her love of cooking is one of the best!

  6. 6
    April 30, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    My Mom is the most selfless person that I know. She is always looking for ways to serve others. She is such a great example to me. I’m so blessed that she is my Mom!

  7. 7
    Peggy M
    April 30, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    I have two beautiful daughters who absolutely love their families!!

  8. 8
    April 30, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    My Mom is my confidant and unpaid psychiatrist.

  9. 9
    April 30, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    I credit my Grandmother, who reared me,and made me the person I am today. She was a simple country women, but filled with much love and wisdom.

  10. 10
    Marianne Lee
    April 30, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I have a wonderful mother and mother-in-law. I have learned so many fabulous life lessons from both of them. They have helped shape me and me family’s life.

  11. 11
    April 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    I love that my mother-in-law is so welcoming to everyone. Even people she doesn’t like very much feel welcome at her home. And even more importantly, my kids love being around her all the time.

  12. 12
    Codi Smith
    April 30, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    My family has had the privilege of having my mom live with us for the past 16 years. Before that, she took care of her parents after my dad passed away. Needless to say, my mom is very giving and we are so blessed to have her be in our home. Our kids have learned so much from her cooking, sewing, kindness and giving to others. Thank you for allowing me t pay her this small tribute for such an important lady!

  13. 13
    April 30, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    My mother was my rock, my friend, and filled my life with music. Dad abandoned us when my sisters and I were in grade school. Mother shouldered the responsibilities of raising 3 girls alone. She taught us the value of love and encouragement; the simple joys of everyday living; how to stand up to bad times and rejoice in the Lord. She is singing now in heaven and I remain so very blessed by her love. The world, in all it’s ups and downs, is a better place because of good mothers!

  14. 14
    April 30, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    I love my mom because she’s genuine and understated. She’s always looking for ways to serve and yet never wants the credit.

  15. 15
    April 30, 2018 at 6:55 pm

    My mom watches my kids all week long and makes me dinner every night too. She’s a saint!

  16. 16
    April 30, 2018 at 6:57 pm

    My mom buys my milk and puts it in my fridge then picks up my son and takes him to school. She’s great!

  17. 17
    Melissa DuBois
    April 30, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    My mother’s strength is what I love most about her. No matter what was going on in my father’s military career (or life in general), she never let it affect my brother and I.

  18. 18
    Cherie Loorz
    April 30, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    My mom is a wonderful example of what a caring individual should be. She will be 81 in July. She takes care of my dad (they both have serious health problems). She constantly is cooking for someone else whether in church or a neighbor in need. She is always watching out for her grown children, making sure they are okay. We are her life. She is a strong advocate for animals. There is no way I can ever measure up to my mom. She is the heart and soul of our family, and we love her very much.

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    Lisa V.
    April 30, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    I love that as a child, I was able to watch my Mom complete college and then law school. She made me so proud, and she served as such an inspiration for me as I pursued my own career and life goals later on.

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    AnnaMarie Judd
    April 30, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    My mom is such a support to me! She’s been there for me when I was a kid and still there as an adult. I hope to be half the mom she is someday!

  21. 21
    Becky Ethington
    April 30, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    My mom is currently serving an L.D.S. mission with my dad. They are teaching English, finding people with directions like, “it’s the third house past the banana tree,” and having the time of their lives! Mom always supports us and lends a cheerful hand.

    I know this isn’t part of the comment thing, but I have to tell you that my 15 year-old son just said, “There should be a restaurant where you can order anything off the website.” So, here we are selecting menus for the next week. I can’t think of a better compliment than that. Great recipes! Go start a restaurant!

  22. 22
    April 30, 2018 at 11:35 pm

    I love my mother’s humor she is so fun to be around. Everyone loves her who meets her instantly. I miss that joy.

  23. 23
    May 1, 2018 at 6:13 am

    I am one of the lucky ones who had both a mother and a mother in law that was there to support me through the good and bad and taught me so many secrets to preparing great meals and making sure I loved being in the kitchen as much as they did. They have both passed but I still feel they are standing beside me with every meal I make.

  24. 24
    May 1, 2018 at 9:29 am

    My mother in law is an awesome lady! She is a fantastic cook and still loves to have parties and she’s in her 80’s.

  25. 25
    Jennifer Christensen
    May 1, 2018 at 10:41 am

    My mom has been through many trials in her life, she has always been an example of a positive/ can do attitude. She enjoys serving others and likes to share her talent of baking/cooking with family, friends and neighbors.

  26. 26
    May 1, 2018 at 10:41 am

    My mother let me experiment in the kitchen. I loved that she allowed me to learn the art of cooking. This certainly wasn’t her thing. I wish she could be here to enjoy all my granddaughters experimenting in my kitchen. Great memories Mom!!!!

  27. 27
    May 1, 2018 at 10:53 am

    My mom is really great at making everyone she knows feel special. She never forgets special occasions and always bows just the right thing to do or say to make her kids and grandkids feel special!

  28. 28
    May 1, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    My mother in law recently came up and watched my kids so my husband and I could go on a trip. She had to get them off to school, home from school, homework, chores, etc and the kids told me they think we should travel more so Grandma can watch them more. Such a great gift of time she gave all of us.

  29. 29
    May 1, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I credit my Mom for not being a picky eater. We grew up on a farm and she had a huge garden. I’m talking 100 tomato plants huge! She worked so hard canning all that wonderful produce so we could enjoy it all winter. I truly think people who grow up eating vegetables are not picky eaters. Of course my Mom is wonderful in many other ways as well. Happy Mother’s Day ladies!

  30. 30
    May 1, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    My mom is absolutely my best friend (aside from my husband)! I am always looking forward to talking to her and sharing with her the things about my life. She gives encouragement and the best advice.

  31. 31
    Sara Washburn
    May 1, 2018 at 5:03 pm

    My mother has taught me so many great life lessons and how to be a great mother, Miss her so much.

  32. 32
    May 1, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    My mom is gone now but I love that she was always interested in what was going on and she was always the first person I would call to tell anything! And the best grandma ever. Miss her tons.

  33. 33
    Sylvia T
    May 1, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I love my Mom for always being there for me and my 5 daughters. My Mom is my rock and no matter how big or small she is always willing to help. My Mom taught me how to balance a career with raising a family and I hope to pass that along to my girls. She came to this country when she was 12 and taught herself to speak English. She went back to school as an adult and got her Bachelor’s degree. My Mom has always been my hero. I love you Mama!!

  34. 34
    May 1, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    My Mom is no longer here – so thankful for my step mom, aunt and sisters who fill in for her!

  35. 35
    May 2, 2018 at 1:53 am

    I love my Mother’s sweet spirit and her faith!

  36. 36
    Mary Ann
    May 2, 2018 at 5:49 am

    I am grateful for my mom. She has been there for me through many trying times and has given up many things in order that I may have a better life.

  37. 37
    May 2, 2018 at 7:24 am

    MY mom is the BEST because she instilled in me a love of food and cooking… and she told me about your website 🙂

  38. 38
    May 2, 2018 at 8:14 am

    My mom makes everything magical!

  39. 39
    Christie Jessop
    May 2, 2018 at 8:55 am

    My mom is amazing. Mother of 10 children, elementary school teacher for 20 years who impacted many under privileged children. She sewed hundreds of costumes so we could have dance lessons. Came to our piano recitals, sports games, dance recitals and now comes to 26 grandchildren’s activities.She has Sunday dinners every Sunday for 20+ people. Has served in scouts for 30+ years.She is a Wonder Woman

  40. 40
    May 2, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    My mom passed her love of food and cooking down to me. It’s fun to have someone to talk about recipes with who gets as excited as I do.

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      Debbie Crane
      May 3, 2018 at 12:44 am

      My mother is 86 and she is an energizer bunny. She has volunteered with me every week for the past almost 18 years at the Bishops Storehouse. She has set a righteous, faithful example for her 8 children and is the most unselfish person I Know. Also in all my 63 years I have never heard her say anything negative about another person–always positive and she is a great listener.
      I love you mom.

  41. 42
    Kristie B
    May 3, 2018 at 7:08 am

    My mom died when I was pregnant with my beautiful daughter who is almost 20 years old. I miss my mom still so much but I love when I see her in my daughter. They both have the same laugh and zest for life and adventures. It is funny when I hear my daughter say something that I used to hear my mom say. They never met in this life but that brief time spent in heaven together must have been a blast! I am so thankful that I have been blessed.

  42. 43
    Heidi D
    May 3, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    I admire my mother-in-law because she has a gift of making people feel accepted, welcome, and included. She can strike up a conversation with anyone and have them telling her their sorrows and joys. She is really good at jumping in and heloing too.
    Happy Mother’s Day to you Jamie!

  43. 44
    May 3, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I have a dear older friend who has been like a mom to me. She has always been there for me, even through some devastating times. She is always so encouraging and always so selfless. I am so grateful for her!

  44. 45
    May 4, 2018 at 7:39 am

    I love your blog….keep up the good work.

  45. 46
    May 4, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Love the recipes .

  46. 47
    May 4, 2018 at 7:50 am

    My mom is an everyday angel. Doing things for others with a smile upon her face. She makes time for all of her kids, grandkids, and her great grandchildren. Each has a special place in her heart.

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    Vickie H.
    May 4, 2018 at 7:59 am

    I am blessed to have a great mom and a great mother-in-law as well. Both are so loving and supportive and they each have a wonderful sense of humor. Since I tend toward lots of seriousness, they both help keep me grounded, with a smile on my face! Thank you for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

  48. 49
    May 4, 2018 at 8:02 am

    My Mom was always there for all of her children in all ways. I miss her greatly!!

  49. 50
    May 4, 2018 at 8:21 am

    I really like the bakeware, perfect for serving my mom’s bologna hash. She had nine kids to feed so she got creative.

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