Friday Food and Favorites - Pretty Food and Mother's Day Wish List

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Let's talk about food! Now that my appetite's back with a vengeance, and I promised myself I would appreciate feeling good enough to have an appetite, I'm appreciating it a bit too much. So every morning I wake up and decide to eat in a most healthy way with controlled portions, and most of the time I do. But I find myself dreaming of beautiful and completely unhealthy confections. What put me over the top today though, was when a blog friend of mine posted a photo of a piece of gorgeous cake and all I wanted to do was take a bite out of my computer screen!

So for Friday food I'm posting nothing practical and everything beautiful. I know so many of you, especially the creative ones, enjoy food as an art form. So here's some delicious eye candy...literally!

Now for my Friday favorites I was thinking, I should make a Mother's Day gift list, but alas, the one area I have never been good at has been choosing gifts for others. But then I realized that many of you reading this blog possibly may be young enough to be my daughter or only a few years older (I check the stats and demographics of my blog ;). So I decided I would be the mother here, and make a list of all the things I would love for Mother's Day....don't worry, this is not a hint in any way whatsoever!!

But seriously, I'd love to hear what you think of my wish list:

1. Blingy Baubles
I love all things sparkly and I especially love over sized rings, they just seem to add a bold finishing touch to my outfits. Check out my collection of rings to buy HERE.

2. A gift  card to HomeGoods
I have this dream of setting up a glamorous workspace for myself. I've learned that you don't need much space to do this, and with a few fabulous pieces from a place like HomeGoods you can create a wonderful work spot. Maybe one day....

3. A Really Nice Bottle of Wine 
This picture from a friend's facebook post gave me the idea for this gift and I just had to share it!

4. A Gift Certificate to a swanky hotel spa (oh yeah!)

5. Finally, what I would really love, is to get and learn Photoshop, because so much of my joy comes from creating beautiful blog posts and photo editing. But that I think I will go buy for myself. Can anyone recommend which Photoshop I should start with?
Do you think your Mom would like some of the stuff I've listed here? What do you think should be on a Mother's Day gift list?

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  1. Sharon, It would be so easy to pick a Mothers day gift for you... Something with glitz and glam ofcourse :)
    check out my latest post on more Mother's day gift ideas!

  2. i'm officially hungry with those food pictures!

  3. nice pics!! :)


  4. Glad your appetite is back - good sign! Great photos!

    My mom loves aprons with my son's artwork on it - she can never have too many! I love anything homemade, but especially my son's origami as a mobile for my bathroom.

    For your glam office space, I love what you have but could so see you in Aerin Lauder Zinterhoffer's amazing office (in her dressing room/closet - talk about divine and refined!). You should be able to google it if you haven't already seen it. Shabbat Shalom!

  5. Lovely pics!! Ah ah loved the capaign to buy a bottle for mum!

  6. Even I would love all the things you've listed Sharon. Don't forget to tell Mom you love her simply because she's Mom! Sometimes that's all that is needed.

    Happy Friday!

  7. Was I the one who posted the cake? hee hee. I am sure your family will make you feel special on Mother's Day. Oh, a spa treatment sounds just about the best thing on earth right about now!! xo

  8. my fav is the ombre cake! on my mothers day wish list- a day all to myself with a good book and my fav frapp from starbucks-asking too much?
    :) xo.


  9. Photoshop would be my pick as a Mother's Day gift for moi. Of course it would be a much more fulfilling experience if I had the baubles on while exploring the new program on my computor.... ok, and maybe a glass of wine on the side.

  10. Now that is some eye candy! I've been feeling the same way since my appetite has come back as well. I think your wishlist is pretty reasonable. All moms do deserve to get spoiled on Mother's Day of course. I'm getting mine beauty products and a facial.

    Happy weekend!
    Rowena @ rolala loves

  11. Hi Sharon,

    First of all I love those pics....I don't know Photoshop but I have alot of coworkers that use it and they recommended you check out the Photoshop bible or Photoshop for Dummies..
    Good Shabbos,

  12. There is lots of prettiness in this post ;) I have decided to take my mom to a winery this year for Mother's Day...I think she will really love it!


  13. Wow, so inspiring and tasty
    Great suggestion also
    Enjoy your sweet tooth and treat yourself!!!
    Sonia xo

  14. Hello Fashion-isha! We can't fulfill all your wishes but we'd love to send you a HomeGoods gift card. Email us with your details. Happy Friday! Your friends at HomeGoods

  15. just drooled all over my computer. thanks. haha!

    xo Rachel

  16. Gorgeous post. Those treats look almost too good to eat, almost.
    I love Photoshop and would highly recommend CS6.

  17. Sharon, These are ALL wonderful ideas! I love sweets and who wouldn't enjoy be pampered at a swanky spa ~ and maybe a little bubbly! :) Have a wonderful weekend!!

  18. i love all those pastel food pics!!

  19. Lovely post as always! Hope you have a really wonderful weekend!!

  20. gorgeous photos dear <3

    following u now, mind to follow back?:)

  21. Such wonderful images. Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  22. I will take the bling bling and the wine any time (: But on Mother's day just want to be spoiled by my 2 men all day long in any way they chose to do it!
    But you do have tempting ideas Sharon, hugs Z

  23. Fabulous photos and great ideas for mom! Love those rings too.

  24. Gorgeous, amazing picks! I think I should direct my husband over to this post...

  25. Sharon you have such great taste and you know what I like as well!!

    I have featured an Interview on my site with Tina from The Enchanted Home...with more gift ideas!


    Art by Karena

  26. Lovely montage of sweets and great ideas for Mother's day. I put some on my wish list.

  27. Sharon dearest!

    THOSE BLINGED FINGERS ARE UP MY ALLY!!!!! Hey there gorgeous! Enjoy this fine Sunday. Anita