With Mother’s Day quickly approaching next weekend I thought I’d share some of my favorite picks from local artists and amazing women who are not only making things happen but just happen to be moms as well  These women are all truly one of a kind and not only doing what they love and are passionate about but also leading the way.

Mer Sea Products – Mer Sea has always been a favorite of mine from their travel wraps to candles to chic ipad covers. I love that the company formed by two best friends who have a love for the ocean and who’s desires are to make the customers feel like they are on a beach vacation with any of their products. I always have the travel wrap on hand when I am traveling anywhere and their candles are honestly some of the best I’ve ever owned. They smell amazing and have a great long lasting burn time.

Sierra Winter Jewelry– Sierra Winter is designed in Kansas City by Sierro Otto and is absolutely stunning jewelry. Sierra uses high quality metals like sterling silver and 14k gold along with turquoise and other genuine stones. Not only is her jewelry beautiful but she’s an absolute sweetie and a mama so that makes her extra special in my book. Some of my favorite pieces are this mama necklace, Harvest necklace, Buffalo Mound earrings, and Bluestem Earrings. If you’re local you can see her jewelry featured in several stores throughout KC or order online at

Hoopla Nails– What mom wouldn’t want to be spoiled on Mother’s Day with a pedicure or manicure? Hoopla is my absolute favorite place in the city to get my nails done along with spray tan and to pick up gifts for friends. Not only is Molly, one of the owners, a dear friend but I love what they stand for. Both Molly and her partner Megan are strong career oriented women who understand the importance of self care at a place that’s not only hygienic but fun at the same time. Their nail polishes have fun names and are free of all the yucky chemicals in most nail polishes. They also just started carrying a line of lotions and salt soaks. If you’re not local you can still be part of the fun and buy their nail polishes online

Jane Winchester Jewelry– Jane Winchester jewelry creates beautiful coin-jewelry celebrating life’s precious moments. It’s American designed coin jewelry featuring 8 amulets symbolizing the abundance of positivity, strength, hope and luck. Each piece is meant to be purchased for yourself or someone that needs a strength touchstone. My two favorite are the Love and Joy collections and you have the option of buying different chains to go with each of your coin pieces. You can purchase the coins at

Happy Habitat– Karrie is a fabulous woman who was laid off from her corporate job and decided to start designing amazing throws. Her throws are truly one of a kind and incredibly cozy. I know this because I own one and it’s not only a comfy throw but also a design piece anchoring my couch. Her patterns and use of color are incredible and her throws are very recognizable plus they are literally carried at numerous retailers throughout the country. Look to see if they are carried at a retailer near you or shop online at

Whatever you get for your mom for Mother’s Day make sure she is spoiled and taken care of for the day and don’t ask her to cook a Mother’s Day meal for god sake. Mother’s make the world go around. Happy Mother’s Day to all the amazing and wonderful moms out there. You may not hear it enough but you are appreciated and loved more than you know.