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May 22, 2012 / staceyj

Homemade and Not-So-Homemade

I had a lovely Mother’s Day.  I felt celebrated, I felt thankful, I felt glad I wasn’t actually giving birth but instead celebrating this wonderful, exhausting, hilarious, challenging and amazing journey called motherhood.

My beauties and my Beau took great care to ensure that I was celebrated with homemade and not-so-homemade gifts alike.  Nothing says “My child gift wrapped this all by herself” like scotch tape around the entire exterior of the package.  I love it!  And my husband surprised me with an iPad!  If I’m honest, surprise is a bit of a stretch.  Beau has never been great at surprises.  He just gets way too excited so I’ve learned to instead be surprised by how lovely the gift or thought is no matter when I receive it.

As Mother’s Day was approaching he casually asked me, “So, do you have your heart set on anything special for Mother’s Day this year?”
Me: “Hmm…that’s a great question.  I’m not sure.  Let me think about it and I’ll get back to you.”
Approximately 13.3 seconds later…
Me: “You know what would be great?  Landscaping.  A new bed, some plants, some time with you at a garden center deciding on what we want to do out front.”
Beau: “Seriously?  I was thinking more along the lines of something fun.  You know, an iPad.  Or pretty much anything other than landscaping.”
Me:  “Let me think about it and I’ll get back to you.”
3.0 Nanoseconds later…
Me: “I think we’d better go with the iPad.”

The gifts from my children were equally amazing.  Homemade gifts are just the best.  I scored some original artwork, a laminated bookmark, a book all about me and this crown that I proudly wore all day.  As a related but totally unnecessary side note, I am a sentimental hoarder so nearly everything my beauties make me ends up in storage somewhere.  It is a blessing that I’m organized otherwise we would have a serious problem.  Serious.

With my new iPad in hand, I immediately went about the business of finding the most stylish case in existence.  And find I did.  I guess I did get my flowers (sorta) and my technology too.

This iPad case is made by Angela Kay Designs.

I found her shop on Etsy and she has so many pretty things.  Click here to visit her store.

Seriously.  Have you even seen such a beautiful case?  It is not only lovely but practical too.  This beauty is lined with thick fleece to prevent your iPad, your Kindle, your whatever from scratching its pretty little face.

They come with either antique brass or nickel frames and kisslock clasps.  That clasp sealed the deal for me.  LOVE!

As if the exterior wasn’t stunning enough, the inside isn’t too shabby either.

I ordered mine, couldn’t stop thinking about it, and almost immediately ordered one (in a different style) for my girlfriend.  Her iPad suffered from very-practical-but-oh-so-masculine case syndrome and I just had to remedy it.

Doesn’t my iPad just look happy?!

And I figure if this whole tablet craze is just a blip on the vast technology landscape then I’ve instead got myself an adorable clutch purse.

I’m always thinking.  Think.  Thinking.

And it even fits beautifully in my everyday bag.  Seriously, I think I may love the case as much as the new technology.  Although my ability to watch Saturday Night Live via my NBC app at 4:30 in the afternoon while making supper gives the stylish case a run for its money.


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  1. Teenie Bird / May 25 2012 9:44 pm

    I absolutely LOVE my case! Thank you from rescuing me and my iPad. Sincerely, Stylish-unless-it’s-handed-down-from-not-so-stylish-hubby.

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