Festivities

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

There are exactly T-minus 6 days left to shop for the perfect gift for Mother’s Day. And I know some of us are wishing we could still color her a pretty picture or make a macaroni necklace but you have to admit after all she has done for you, mom deserves some type of small sophisticated gift or sense of appreciation.

So before you wait to the last-minute and stare aimlessly a wilted market flowers and a thoughtless assortment of gift cards, here are some ideas they may be perfect for mom this Mother’s Day.

1. For the cook. This elegant apron would be perfect for the mom who certainly knows and ENJOYS her way around the kitchen.

Tory Burch 'Amanda' Leather Hobo, Large

2. For the fashionista. If you can do it, why not splurge a little bit on mom this year. Or even coordinate with siblings to pitch in to get mom something she would really use and show off.

3. For the homemaker. This can go either way. For the mom who loves to decorate or the mom who needs a little help decorating. One new piece of decor can transform a room and could even be the perfect touch your mom needs for her vision of a new room.

4. For the gardener. Giving a gift that supports someone’s hobby is always a good thing. Maybe some new gardening tools will do the trick for the lady with the green thumb.

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5. For every mom. If you want to keep it simple, a nice arrangement of flowers is adored by any woman. Check out Emily’s post on how to easily make the prefect arrangement of wild flowers.

Good luck hunting for the perfect Mother’s Day gift.

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Despite all the stress of this job, we still know how to have some fun. My head boss is working it in the beginning, but unfortunately you can’t see me. If you find butterfly wings you’ll find me. Where’s Waldo??

Happy Friday!
Keep your head held high and do the Harlem Shake.

Happy 24th Birthday to Me

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24 years ago I was given life and I cannot explain how blessed that life has been.Twenty-three was the year I will definitely remember. I think I did a lot of growing up and maturing at twenty-three. I truly feel like an adult.

I was going to compose a to do list for the age of 24 but what’s the rush? I have my whole life to complete to do lists.

Goals for Age 24:

  1. Travel More
  2. Upgrade my wardrobe
  3. Move out!
  4. Stress less

So my main goal for 24 is to enjoy life. Life goes by so quickly that I want to simply enjoy it while I can.

So here’s to another year older, another year wiser, and another year with my head held high.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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It’s that day again. The day of love, the day to remind people they are single, the day that has been commercialized to say you better get that significant other something or you are screwed. Whatever today means to you just remember to make the best of it. Remind the people in your life how much you love them.

And don’t forget the rules of Valentine’s day from last year as they still apply.

Take some time out of your day to show your friends and family some love and appreciation. It’s a day of love, not a day of romance.

Make the most of today like it is your last and keep your head held high.

DIY Valentine’s Day Gift:12 Dates in a Jar

This Valentine’s Day I caught the Pinterest fever. Kenny and I decided not to buy any gifts, even though he already broke that rule, and no dealing with all the hectic restaurants on the biggest date night of the year. Since we weren’t buying gifts, who said I still couldn’t make something.

I found this idea on papervinenz.com and it is the perfect gift for couples who are looking to save some money. Even if we are cutting back on going out to dinner every week, it’s important to make sure we still treat each other at least once a month. So each month we pick one date from the jar and our wallets still grow without dwindling the romance.
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What you will need:

  • A glass jar
  • 3 or more sheets of scrapbook paper
  • Ribbon
  • Stickers
  • Scissors
  • Tape or glue (something a little more heavy-duty depending on how thick the scrapbook paper is)

12 dates in a jar

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First, cut your scrapbook paper into 3″ x 4″ rectangles.

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Roll the paper together to form a cylinder. Then tape the one side of the cylinder. Papervinenz.com suggested using double-sided adhesive tape which would probably be a lot easier to work with, but due to limited resources you can use tape or even staple the paper together.

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Type up 12 different date ideas for you and your significant other. Make sure they are dates both of you enjoy. Take one date and then roll it into the paper pouch.

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Lastly, seal the other end of the paper pouch. Make 11 more and you’re set. Decorate your jar and place the dates into the jar.

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And voilà, 12 dates in a jar.

I hope my first ever DIY post is approved by all you mini Martha Stewarts out there. Keep your head held high.