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?
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.
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.
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. 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.