Mother’s Day In the Capital Region

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Mother’s Day is creeping up and I couldn’t be more excited.

Spring in Upstate NY is such a beautiful time, the dark winter is over and sun with fresh air is here. I am sharing with you great ideas to share with your family for Mother’s Day!

Mommy and Me Mini Photoshoot

Just Shoot with Saumya and Picnic Perfect 518 is doing the ultimate collaboration with a beautiful mini photo shoot for you and your littles. Iliana and Jess provide the gorgeous boho backdrop while Saumya captures only the best shots of everyone! You get 20 minutes with 7 edited images for $125. This shoot is happening April 30th so spots are limited! DM @justshootwithsaumya for booking.

Make it for the Mom(s)

Also Saratoga is hosting a Mother’s Day craft guided by me! Join us Sunday, April 24th at 9:30am. Whether your family has one mom, two moms or another variation of mother figure– this class is designed to let them have some much needed alone time while another caregiver brings them to class to make a gift(s) just in time for Mother’s Day! Click here for info and to book your spot!

Tulip Fest

Albany Tulip Festival is one of the most popular annual events in Albany, NY at Washington Park each year. The 2022 Albany Tulip Festival will take place over Mother’s Day weekend on May 7 – 8 and feature all your favorite traditions, events, and activities.

This to expect at this years Tulip Fest is

Head to for the full schedule of events!

Bubbles and Books Subscription Box

I love supporting small businesses in the Capital Region! When I was searching for a book subscription box, I was so happy to discover Bubbles and Books ships all over the country but they are local to the 518!

They currently have a Mother’s Day themed box that includes.

Celebrate mom on Mother’s Day with a box of reading and relaxation! (Or reward yourself with a box of self care, we won’t tell!) The Mother’s Day box contains everything she needs to indulge in long, relaxing baths:

  • 1 – Happy Mother’s Day Card
  • 2 paperback books (in the genre of your choice)
  • 1 Microfiber Twist Hair Turban from Spa Savvy
  • 1 – Cinnamon Bun Bath Bomb
  • 1 – Coconut Colada Flip Flops Bath Bomb
  • 1 – Cheers! Champagne Bath Salts
  • 2 – Mini Cocoa Rose Heart Bath Bombs
  • 1- Zippered cosmetic bag
  • 1 – $10 gift card to spend in the shop or on a subscription

Boxes are limited so grab yours here.

Use code NICOLE40 for 40% off your first purchase!

theREP Theatre

What’s better than live shows at your local theater? theREP just came out with their 2022-2023 season and subscription series are now live! Click here for info and tickets.

Some great things about theREP

  • to provide great theatre to ALL people of the Capital Region
  • to ensure that every student in the Capital Region experiences live theatre before graduating from high school
  • to take a leadership role in defining New York’s Upper Hudson-Mohawk Valley as a cultural destination point
  • to make theREP synonymous with quality in every aspect of the organization: acting and direction, production, education, customer service, civic leadership, quality and inclusion
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My name is Nicole and I am a full time working mom to my toddler Franco. I love creating and sharing ideas. You can find me rummaging at estate sales, binge-watching The Golden Girls while chugging Diet Coke, listening to old school hip hop, supporting small businesses and being an advocate for maternal mental health.