Even though outdoor/plant/garden projects were so last month*, I had to share this adorable little DIY planter idea. Mostly because it's so simple and awesome, but also because it could make a sweet Mother's Day gift, too!
It's time to celebrate the hardworking moms (wives, sisters, and even grandmas) in your life! To help you out in the gift-giving department, we've rounded up 20 stylish gift ideas any lady will love. Happy Mother's Day!
If diamonds really did come in such vivid colors, I think I'd be tempted to get one in every color. Especially if they were as inexpensive as FREE, like this fascinatingly faceted assortment.
Cloth napkins are just waiting to be blossomed into flowers, and with spring, Easter and Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought a round up might be in order! All entrants include links to tutorials...of course.
See? Tea Bags Can Be Fun!
I'm not sure anything would start my day off better than a note attached to a favorite beverage- except maybe some hot pancakes smothered in Nutella to go with it.
Chances are there's at least one hip mama in your life. Why not celebrate that fact with a perfectly suitable - and stylish - gift this Mother's Day? To help you out, we've rounded up 20 gift ideas that we're sure any mod mom would love!
I've noticed that there are two reasons why some kitchen gadgets need explanation. One reason is that they are use-specific for things I don't do or find unnecessary; the second reason is that their designs are so fresh it's hard to see through to their utilitarian nature at first glance. Here are ten such gadgets. Utilitarian yet unique, can you guess what they are? And, yes, some you might find
Head's up, friends. Easter is over, spring has sprung, and we're moving on to a whole new season. First up: Mother's Day, which occurs on May 8th this year. To help you celebrate in style, we've asked our friend Carina Murray of Crow and Canary, an artisanal stationery firm based in Portland, Oregon, to share some unique, independently designed and printed cards to share with your cool Mom. Embossed bouquets? No sir.
So a few months ago I spotted these DARLING felt, flatpack breadbaskets from Teroforma, and I thought, "Dude, you can totally make that." My idea, however, was not a breadbasket, but a little gift basket. So I grabbed paper and pencil and came up with plan.
First, the supplies:
- one 8" x 11" piece of heavy felt from the craft store, NOT the flimsy kind
- a scissors
- craft knife and cutting mat, optional but helpful
- doo-dads to...
These recipes from our friends at SureFit put the Mmmm in Mmmmother's Day.
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup thawed frozen chopped spinach (with all the water firmly squeezed out)
- 6 quartered grape or cherry tomatoes
- 1 1/2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
- Freshly ground black pepper
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Beat eggs in a bowl, then pour into pan and cook for 1 minute. Move the eggs around so that the uncooked portion reaches the bottom of the pan, lifting the cooked portion if needed. Reduce the heat to medium. Sprinkle the spinach, tomatoes, and feta cheese and pepper over the eggs.
Cook until the omelet is golden brown on the bottom. Fold in half and slide onto a plate. Serve with side salad and toast.
To add a little punch to Mom's party....
- 2 oz Sparking Rose Wine
- 1 oz Three-O Cherry vodka
- 1 oz Pineapple Juice
Pour Three-O Cherry vodka and sparkling wine into champagne flute.
Top with Pineapple Juice
For a non-alcoholic beverage, you can't go wrong with...
- juice of one lemon
- 2 tsp powered sugar
- sparkling water
- lemon slice
- lime slice
Combine lemon juice and sugar. Add ice and sparkling water. Serve in a Collins glass and garnish with lemon and lime. (For more great non-alcoholic options, visit What to Drink.)
To make your brunch table beautiful, check out the table linens and dining chair slip covers at SureFit.
I recently scrounged through all my original how-to's and thought I'd compile a roundup of all those appropriate for Mother's/Father's Day gifts...or gifts for yourself! Some would make great wedding/shower favors too.
A Designer Key Rack would be great for Dad.
Don't fret for a moment about what to get your mom for Mother's Day. The best thing you can do is to spend time with her (no irritation or annoyance allowed), or have a nice, relaxed conversation with her. No store bought card or pot of flowers will touch her heart as much as your efforts to express your sincere appreciation for her, past and present. To help you get started, here are 21 mostly free ideas to choose from that are guaranteed to make your mom happy.
Hershey, the king of chocolate, tells us how to make chocolate rose buds with Kisses. Perfect for Valentine's Day, of course, but also great for Mother's Day and favors for upcoming showers and weddings too. Here's what well need