Happy Mother’s Day (2015)

DSC01051 1024x680 Happy Mothers Day (2015)Happy Mother’s Day!  It feels like we have been travelling back and forth so much to the West Coast (in fact, we are just getting back from a West Coast trip today) that I am really looking forward to spending a quiet Mother’s Day at home in Frederick.  I’m planning on taking a long, hot bath with Epsom salts and lavender/lemon essential oils and throwing back to my single days when I had continual peace and quiet.

But, who would trade peace and quiet for these two cuties?

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These are my kids?  I mean, these are my kids.

Here are a few crafty projects I made this year for Mother’s Day–a holiday that I personally use to celebrate all the women in my life that have given me love and support.


It’s been too long since I’ve made one of my paper banners (the very first project that started this blog).  This particular banner was made for my biggest banner fan—she has been the recipient of most of my homemade banners and has unwaveringly hung them in her home seasonally for the last 3 years.
590A6553590A6557 The letters on this banner I cut out of colorful patterned paper straws from Restaurantware.com (stay tuned for an upcoming post on the very cool things that this company is doing).


For my mother-in-law, we sent her a Marble Cheeseboard and cheese accessories, along with a few homemade projects, including this glass jar filled with paper hearts.  My son and husband colored the backs of the hearts (oh, yes, my husband sat down with us and colored), while I wrote all the different reasons we love Mimi on the front.


590A6545 I found these darling pastel colored bottles at AC Moore that immediately called to me to use for a Mother’s Day project.  It was either that, or AC Moore’s strategic marketing placement strategy, that lined up at least 500 of these bottles dead center as you entered and exited the store—just about 2 weeks out from Mother’s Day.590A6533 Initially, I planned to fill the bottles with 1 of 3 options:  either homemade eucalyptus bath salts, a mini succulent, or looseleaf tea, depending on the person.  But, when I asked around, everybody wanted bath salts, so I had to conform to popular demand. 590A6535

Check out my past Mother’s Days and Mother’s Day projects here, here, and here, and I’m sending you best wishes for a wonderful, Happy Mother’s Day (2015).


Xx Jessica


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May 11, 2015 - 9:46 am

S. - I love it!

May 11, 2015 - 1:15 pm

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) - That is such a cute idea. Who wouldn’t love those? I know I would.

May 11, 2015 - 5:57 pm

Christy Maurer - Happy Mother’s Day to you too! Those jars are so cute. That is an awesome idea for just about any holiday.

May 11, 2015 - 9:55 pm

Amanda - I’m not sure what is cuter, your kiddos or the decor. Hope you had an amazingly relaxing Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2015 - 3:01 am

Susan Quackenbush - I’m sadly not a very creative person but whenever I see something like this, I feel inspired! It looks so easy that I can’t help but try! Thank you for the great post!

May 12, 2015 - 5:30 am

Marie - That’s very cute! Happy Mother’s Day to you, I hope you had a blast! <3

May 12, 2015 - 10:16 am

Elizabeth O. - Your kids are adorable! A nice soak with epsom salts, lavender and lemon; I’d love that.

May 12, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Franc Ramon - Those are excellently crafted gifts. It would surely touch a mothers heart.

May 12, 2015 - 2:17 pm

April Decheine - That is an adorable Mothers Day Idea, the paper banner. I love Epsom Salt Soaks, we make them as gifts quite often.

May 12, 2015 - 6:49 pm

Dogvills - Those are amazing projects. I love those mini jars. Happy Mother’s Day to you too.

May 12, 2015 - 9:32 pm

Michele - I love all those crafts and your children really have the most adorable smiles!! I definitely like the homemade mini gifts.

May 13, 2015 - 1:41 am

April G - Very cute Mother’s Day ideas. We’re going to be doing some family gifts very soon. I could use these.

May 24, 2015 - 2:59 am

Renata - Your kids are so adorable! Wow so many cute, creative things on your blog!!

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