Mother’s Day is an important occasion, especially when your mom is as fantastic at her job as mine. I’ve come up with some fun things over the years to show how much I appreciate all she’s done for me. Once it was a container full of memories rolled up on little pieces of paper that she could open throughout the year, another time it was a multi-course from scratch lunch. Since spring has finally decided to stay for awhile I think a picnic would be lovely, don’t you? Lots of little bites, a colorful setting, and even champagne!
ROW 1: Beach Blanket by Steven Alan // Pack a Picnic Basket by Kate Spade // Black Striped Balloons from Oriental Trading ROW 2: DIY MOther’s Day Bouquet from Paper n Stitch // Pack a Picnic Champagne Box by Kate Spade // Everyday Napkins by Alder & Co. ROW 3: Golden Stripe Highball Glasses by C Wonder // Marchena Salad Plates from Anthropologie // Ceramic Utensils from CB2
ROW 1: Raspberry Mint Mozzarella Skewers by Biscuits and Such // Parker House Rolls by Always With Butter // Orange Thyme Jam by Minimalist Baker ROW 2: Honey Feta Chicken Salad with Grapes and Almonds by Branny Boils Over // Secret Fruit Salad by Rachel Schultz // Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding
PHOTOS: Tabletop Made
I love everything about this line from Tabletop Made. The look, the feel, all of it. And I hope my mom’s not reading this because I just ordered the first card for Mother’s Day.
PS: Mother’s Day? May 8th. You’re welcome.
(via Oh So Beautiful Paper)
I’m skipping out a little early this week to fly home to Pennsylvania for a family wedding. It’s rare that I get to go back any other time during the year other than Christmas, so I’m really looking forward to it family drama excluded. I’m especially happy about getting to spend Mother’s Day with my 85 year old grandma! My mom will be in town for the knot-tying as well, so it’s going to be a good trip. I’ll see you back here Tuesday morning!
+ I can’t wait to try my hand at Megan’s felt dahlia flower brooches – I just hope I can manage with only two hands!
+ Forgot to pick up a Mother’s Day card? No sweat, download this free silhouette card from Two Brunettes
Happy Mother’s Day!
PS: Don’t forget, if you haven’t entered the CSN giveaway yet you have until Tuesday at 9am!
Today is full of meetings, so I’m closing up shop a little earlier than usual this week. Among other things, this weekend I need to shop for the dress I never shopped for last weekend (for a wedding in PA next week), play bingo with friends at a local drag bar and take Piper to the dog park for some major energy releasing. What’s on your agenda?
+ check out this roundup of Mother’s Day freebies
+ thinking of taking up this daily gratitude check as my own exercise in thanks
+ May 1st is tomorrow – start the month off with this sweet desktop wallpaper
+ I like these twiggy pushpins
+ digging this modern Texas wedding
+ calling all infographic lovers!
+ chicken coops I wouldn’t mind shacking up in
+ I can’t ever get enough Audrey Hepburn