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Gifts for Mom and RIPE Cookbook

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I can’t believe Mother’s Day is this Sunday! If you are anything like me then you plan stuff last minute. My mom is kinda used to it. After all I have been her grateful daughter for quite some time. She knows even if her gift arrives a tad late that I still LOVE her more than anything in the whole wide world.

Right mom?

Ripe cookbook by Cheryl Sternman Rule

Have you seen this stunning cookbook by the fabulous Cheryl Sternman Rule?

It is called Ripe, you and mom would love it. This book is a vibrant celebration of fruits, veggies, color, light, health and breathtaking whole foods. Cheryl’s recipes will tantalize and thrill the senses. They are simple to follow and they focus on bringing out the true essence of the featured produce. Another thing….Cheryl is one of the most gifted writers I know. Her wit and charisma always put a smile on my face and make me giggle.

Recipes in the book are arranged by color and they are photographed by the amazingly talented Paulette Phlipot. You will be astounded by the raw beauty she captures.

You can keep up with Cheryl on her blog 5 second Rule and Paulette on hers too.

These gals make quite the team and I am thrilled to have 2 giveaway copies for you! Scroll down to enter. pinned to Favorite Books and Magazines

A few more gift ideas for you…

iPhone case by Luxe Plates

Every cool mom needs a super hip iPhone case. If your mom is anything like me then she drops her phone daily. Covers save phone lives.

This beauty is by Luxe Plates. Get one. Or two. They have lots of great stylespinned to Gift Ideas

Lilac floral photo by Rikki Snyder photography

My pal Rikki Snyder is a super awesome photographer. Not only does she have a great blog you should follow, but she has an Etsy store where she sells her stunning photos.

Lilac print by Rikki. Beautiful for you and mom! pinned to Etsy Addict

Happy Notepads on Tokketok

Raise your hand if you love to be happy?! I sure do. Take those happy thoughts and jot them down on Happy Notes!

You can find them at tokketok. Yay! pinned to Rainbow Bright

Cloud ceramic plates by JD wolfe pottery

Is your mom a daydreamer? I know I sure am.

I would love to serve up all kinds of nibbles on these sweet little ceramic cloud dishes I found them on Etsy by the super talented JD wolfe pottery. pinned to Props I Need

100 percent pure body care

Last but not least….my all time favorite products for skincare these days are by 100% Pure. They smell heavenly, are top quality and are totally organic! A win across the board.

Some of my favorite products include the Cocoa Kona Coffee Body Cream, and all of their Cabernet Grape products. pinned to Products I Love

What did you get for mom? If you are a mom what do you want from your sweet hearts?

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Photos by Paulette Phlipot

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for all of your entries. Congrats to #101 Mercedes and #77 Michelle.

2 winners have the chance to win a copy of Ripe right here! Awesome I know.  If you simply cannot wait to see if you won this book then you can dash over to order a copy on my Amazon store.

All winners of our contests are chosen at and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 3 days to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

How to Enter

This giveaway is open until this Saturday (5/12/12) 11:59:59 pm CDT . It is open to USA fans of Please see below how to enter, leave a separate comment for each of the steps listed below. You can leave one comment (entry) or many comments (entries) The choice is yours. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, the number generator will not count them as separate entries.

To Enter 

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~ Marla Meridith

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134 thoughts on “Gifts for Mom and RIPE Cookbook

  1. I left a comment on your Wild Salmon with Basil Aioli and Quinoa recipe. I love quinoa and I love salmon, you definitely can’t go wrong there! 🙂

  2. Your Wild Salmon with Basil Aioli and Quinoa recipe has been one of my favorites. It is something my entire family can enjoy! We always buy wild fresh caught salmon and the other ingredients make a very tasty and healthy meal!
    Thank you!

  3. I got my Mom a Coach purse. I know she has always wanted one. Unforutitly I won’t see her open it, since she lives 2500 miles away from me.

    For Mother’s Day I want either of the followwing: A full day of everyone helping me clean up the yard. Some shelves to put my cookbooks on or an ice cream maker. Thats it!

  4. Mother’s Day around here is usually church, where my pastor gives all the Moms a flower. Then off to my in laws, where my Father in law makes the best seafood dinner my tummy has ever had the pleasure eating. Then gifts and cards.

  5. Follow you on Pinterest! So creative you are & I love seeing the new pins everyday!

  6. I LOVE the picture of you in the pink plaid shirt!!! It is so authentic, you are so beautiful! Happy (early) Mothers Day Marla! xxoo, Andrea