So with a new baby and being at home, I’m having a hard time keeping track of what day/date it is. Which means that I only realized today that this Sunday is Mother’s Day (luckily, I gave my mom her gift when she was here watching Emily). Last year I did a Creative Collection for Mother’s Day. And here are some more great handmade gift ideas…
Terrarium by Front + Main
Photo Pendant by Saving with Sarah
Coconut Lime Moisturizing Sugar Scrub by Smart n Snazzy
Freestanding Photo Gallery by The How-To Gal
Text Art by Keep It Simple, Sister
I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day celebrating the moms in your life. And as fantastic as handmade gifts are, don’t underestimate the power of a thoughtful card. Just make sure you tell her how special she is!
As hard as I try, every year I’m still scrambling to finish up Christmas shopping/making right until the very end. And often, that’s because those hard-to-buy-for people on my list are still troubling me. So I’ve been searching Pinterest for ideas and have come across some great ideas for last minute gifts. Easy, fast, but still thoughtful. Perfect for this busy time!
Mason Jar Soap Dispenser by Park House Love
Glitter Dipped Mug by White House Black Shutters
Tea Wreath by KoJo Designs
Cardigan Embellishment by The Sisters Four
Mustache Glasses by No. 2 Pencil
Lego Tray by That’s My Letter
Doll Diapers by Bee in My Bonnet
Magnetic Pattern Blocks by Make It and Love It
Cardboard Castle by Mer Mag
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I get this whole week off from school…one of the few perks of starting school the first of August! So of course, I’ve been packing the days with Emily play time, errands, naps, sewing, and painting. Promise, pictures soon (notice I didn’t say cleaning which is something that MUST get done before pictures!)
This morning is especially busy with getting things ready for tomorrow and finishing up little projects. So when Emily wanted to just sit and read in her room first thing this morning, I went through the list of things I could do at the same time–laundry, straightening up, sewing prep.
But instead I just watched her. And it was the best 10 minutes of the day!
So just remember, in all of this crazy busy holiday season, take a minute to savor the simple moments and enjoy what this is all about. Best wishes!
We’ve already had the chance to celebrate all those great Mommies out there, and not it’s time to celebrate the Daddies! Emily has the most wonderful daddy, and I can’t wait to remind him how much we love him.
Smelling the flowers
But thinking of good handmade gives for men is always a challenge for me. So here are some great ideas I’ve collected!
Homemade BBQ Sauce by Inner Child Fun
Super Hero Platter/Plate by Not Just a Mommy
Coffee Sleeve by All Free Sewing
Photo Bookmark by Martha Stewart
Photo Cube by Balancing Home
Ipad Case from a Recycled Book by Man Made
Golf Cupcakes by Innovative Sewing
Lego Cufflinks by Instructables
Etched Beer Glasses by The Shed
Tool Tub and Tote by Sew4Home
Thanks daddies for loving your babies so much!
Over the weekend, Logan asked what I wanted for dinner on Mother’s Day. After much thinking, I realized that I preferred a Mother’s Day brunch. Partly because Emily will be in bed after we go to evening church (and shouldn’t the reason for Mother’s Day join us?) and partly because I love breakfast foods.
So here are my favorite recipes for your Mother’s Day brunch!
What we’re having…
Lemon Cornmeal Pancakes by Tasty Kitchen Blog
(with lemon curd, fresh berries, and bacon!)
Other ideas for you…
Cream Cheese Coffee Cake by Just Baked By Me
Strawberry Coffee Cake by This Southern Mom Cooks
Cinnamon Cream Cheese Breakfast Bars by The Kitchn
Baked Eggs by Saveur
Spring Quiche by Real Women of Philadelphia
Chorizo, Potato, and Egg Tacos by Martha Stewart
Huevos Rancheros in Tortilla Cups by The Curvy Carrot
So enjoy your day, mommas. You deserve it!
I have lots of good memories of Easter growing up. Making the bunny cake and decorating eggs the night before. Easter egg hunts where my dad had written terrible rhymes and I was always the last person to find my basket. The songs at church. Taking Easter pictures in our winter coats with snow on the ground. Mom’s lemon cloud pie.
As Emily gets older, we’ll still do things like a basket, decorating eggs, and the bunny cake. But since this holiday encompasses the whole truth of what we believe in, I’ve been looking for some more Scripture based activities/projects to share with her.
Christian Easter Eggs by The Domesticated Princess
Easter Songs by Happy Home Fairy
Resurrection Set by Catholic Icing
Jesus’ Empty Tomb by Totally Tots
Easter Story Cookies by Beneath My Heart
Here’s something close to the Lemon Cloud Pie my mom used to make by Moms Who Think.
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