Mother's Day Gift Guide.

Mother's Day is just around the corner and as a daughter and a mother, I love to celebrate the powerful women in my life (plus I love giving gifts).  I love to give a balance of thoughtful and practical gifts.  So, if you need some help, here are some gift ideas for the wonderful women in your life.

(1) For the Mom who loves unique scents, a monthly Library Box from Candlefish, $90.

(2) For the Mom who loves clean beauty, Blood Orange Cleansing Balm from 100% Pure, $38.

(3) For the Mom who loves pictures and calendars, 14 month calendar from Parabo Press, $30.

(4) For the Mom who loves gardening, edible flower seed bombs from Terrain, $8.

(5) For the Mom who has great skin, a silk pillowcase from Slip, $79.

(6) For the Mom who loves sweet treats (and Rose'), gummy bears from Sugarfina, $20.

(7) For the active Mom with style, activity tracker from Kate Spade, $98.

(8) For the Mom who loves a lazy day, a robe from Anthropologie, $88.

(9) For the Mom who loves beautiful accessories, a scarf from Lulie Wallace, $68.

(10) For the Mom who loves art, a custom reproduction of her children's art from Minted, from $32.


Hope this helps and enjoy celebrating the women in your life.

xoxo, Alicia

Eating Beautiful...and a GIVEAWAY!!

As you know, this year I am on a quest for naturally beautiful skin.  Not only have I switched my skincare routine to all natural products (I'm still working on getting my makeup clean), but I've changed my diet to include more foods that help keep my skin looking great.

I stumbled upon Wendy Rowe's book Eat Beautiful, while on my quest for healthy skin, and I absolutely love it!  Not only is it beautiful enough to be displayed, but it is packed with lots of foods and recipes that nourish your skin from the inside out.  The book is laid out by seasons with foods (in-season) and their benefits and recipes at the end of each season.  There is also a section (my favorite) with beauty recipes for things like rosewater toner and calming lavender mist and Wendy's non-negotiable beauty routine.

I've had this book for a few months and my skin has never looked better!  I love this book so much that I am going to give a copy to one of you!  

To enter for your chance to win:

  1. Follow Across Our Table on Instagram 
  2. Like the Instagram Giveaway Post
  3. Tag 2 friends to share

Winner will be announced next friday, April 7th.  Good Luck!

Jen Lin Designs

Happy Monday!  I have to admit, I was a little bummed out that our snow melted so quickly yesterday. I could have used a day off after losing that hour of sleep. Does anyone else feel a little thrown off for a few weeks after the clocks spring forward?

Today, my post spotlights a friend of mine who is making the cutest little flour sack dishtowels, towels, and wine wraps. You can order from her on Etsy and create a custom order. Jenny started Jen Lin Designs last year, and she continues to create gorgeous work!


I always struggle when I have to think of a special little gift for someone, and Jenny's creations are perfect for wrapping up a bottle of wine for the hostess, welcoming a baby into a family, commemorating an event, and I am sure any teacher would love a Jen Lyn Design towel on the last day of school (wink, wink.) 


I can't wait to use these precious towels around the house! Check out her Instagram  page to see more of her work. Keep your eyes and ears open, because we may be doing a giveaway in the near future!