Motherhood and Memories


Many of my earliest scent memories take me back to some of my favorite moments with my mothers. I remember admiring my moms as I watched them get ready and always got excited to try their makeup and perfume. Now I’m excited to share those moments with my own kids. Mara always asks for a spritz of perfume after I fix her hair for the day. Even the boys seem to enjoy hanging around a little bit longer. I think Wes brushes his hair more than I do 🙂

I think my love of perfume has been passed down through my mothers and I love that something as simple as a scent can be so memorable. Typically I am super picky about perfumes, but I really loved both this new fragrance Untold, by Elizabeth Arden (The Red Door is really good too). I can’t help but wonder what specific memories my kids will think of one day years from now when they smell certain perfumes that remind them of their childhood and our memories together.

Below is a short video reflecting on some of my memories of my mothers’ getting ready as I share the same experience with my own kids. Also be sure to check out Elizabeth Arden’s Instagram for details on a chance to win a fragrance prize package from Elizabeth Arden.

To enter the Elizabeth Arden Mother’s Day Sweepstakes, follow these easy steps:

STEP 1: Follow @ElizabethArden on Instagram

STEP 2: Post a comment answering the question “What is your favorite memory of your mom?” on the Elizabeth Arden Mother’s Day Sweepstakes Post

The contest will end on May 10 and the winner will be announced on the following day. Good luck! [Full Rules & Regs]



* Photos by Emmy Lowe. Special thanks to Elizabeth Arden for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Jessie Holmes Springer

    So sweet! I just love seeing you with your cute little family 🙂



  2. Nicole Porter

    You look gorgeous mama! And I love your dress. 🙂
    My favorite memory of my mom is when I told her I was pregnant on Christmas Eve 2012 with my first baby. She was so excited she screamed. She is such a wonderful and caring mom and she just loves being a grandma to her 3 grandchildren with one more on the way.

    1. Aw that is the sweetest! Thanks so much for sharing! Happy early Mother’s Day 🙂

  3. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul

    Cute outfit! I don’t have a memory of my mom, she died when I was two months old, but I’ve heard wonderful things about her!

    Her Heartland Soul

  4. Katelyn

    Such a sweet post!! And I am in LOVE with your hair! Would you consider doing a tutorial for how you curl and style a long bob?

  5. Brittany

    Stunning! Where can I buy this dress? Thanks!

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