Monday, May 1, 2017

Mother's Day Gift Ideas


Though I try to make sure the Mothers in my life know how much they mean to me every day of the year, I won't turn down a day dedicated to making them feel extra special (especially when it includes me!). With Mother's Day fast approaching (hello, less than TWO WEEKS people), I decided to round up a few fun gift ideas the ladies you love most are sure to enjoy. 

I've noticed myself lately that I'm loving things that will work in our home. Sturdy baskets, primitive wall hangings, accent rugs, cozy throws, decorative pillows. Everything farmhouse style and shanty chic please. With that in mind, and the fact that it's finally acting like spring around here, pretty potted plants (or ones she can replant in the yard) and planters are a great gift idea. I love how they bring the freshness and beauty of outside into the home and can really brighten up a space, even if they're artificial. As long as you look them over good to be sure there's no obvious give aways, most likely no one will even notice they're not real. Here's a few I found that would be just perfect for arranging on a bookshelf or window sill. (visit planters in explore on amazon.com)

    

As far as home accents go, I love items that will bring in texture and color. Most of what I love is pretty neutral or white but, there are certain pops of color that I really love as well. Here's some ideas from amazon also. (again, click expore at the top then scroll over to home if the item is not linked)

   As for Me and My House We will Serve the Lord Sign Joshua 24:15 Wood Wall Art 3' x 1' Bible Verse Distressed Sign   Barn Wood Rustic Decorative Shutter Set of 2

Then there's the obvious things that you know she'll love. Whether she's been dropping a few subtle hints or you just know her well enough to pick something out confidently. Things like beauty products, a new dress or pair of shoes, that purse she's had her eye on. Let's face it, if we really stop and think for more than a sec, we can probably come up with something genuinely from our hearts that she will honestly love. (though we moms truly love ANYTHING that comes from the heart of those we care about, truly)

Mary Kay® Skinvigorate™ Cleansing Brush AsaVea Portable Electric Hair Straightening Brush 3.0, Red / Black     Image result for merona lulu wide width block heel sandal pumps 

Lastly, I wanted to share some printables and graphics I love from pinterest. If the ladies in your life are anything like me, they would love a pretty print to frame and hang in their home. You can get an instant update to a space and they're easy to change up as often as you like. Print them off and gift wrap them or upload them into photoshop and make a pretty diy card. Either way, they're sure to love them! Visit my Pinterest boards HERE and HERE for some more inspiring prints. 

"Everything I am" Quote Mother's Day Printable Cards from Bluemountain.com:  Mother's Day Card Card For Mom Chalkboard Art by LilyandVal:  This quote is perfect for a Mother's Day card. Click through for more printable quotes and sayings.:  Day Card stampabile libero della Mamma | ashandcrafts.com:  'Home is where your mom is' by PixelPlusPaper www.etsy.com/shop/PixelPlusPaper:  These touching quotes from writers at Think.Make.Share, a blog from the creative studios at Hallmark, share some of their best experiences that will give you all of the feels this Mother's Day. Send them along to friends or share them with your own loving mom!:  Happy Mother's Day! Proverbs 31:28 from Encouraging Wednesdays by French Press Mornings #bible #verse #typography:

I hope you found some inspiration on what to get your Mama's in this post. But, I know that as long as it's from your heart, she'll love it no matter what. Have a wonderful week (if you can get past all this raaiiiiin) and have fun prepping for Mother's Day! It'll be here before you know it!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Diy Friday : Loose Peplum Top


With the changing of seasons, I always get fresh inspiration and new motivation to do more, be more, and put more into my life. Whether that means deep cleaning and purging things we no longer need/use in an effort to simplify or finally deciding on a project to make with that perfect fabric I've been saving, a new season often feels like a new lease on life. And, I love it. I scored some pretty dollar rack fabrics a few weeks ago and stocked up for just this reason. They were the types of fabric that catch your eye in passing and you know it's just waiting to be made into something beautiful. That may be the creative in me talking, the way something just pops out at me and I immediately think of all the possibilities it holds. But, go along with me on that one. ;) 

In my last post I shared some of the pieces I'm gaining inspiration from this spring and how I planned to sew a few for myself soon. Well, this is the first. And it turned out to be everything I had hoped for. Soft and flowy and perfectly girly. It's what my throw-on-and-go dreams are made of and I wish I had more similar pieces in my closet. I also really love the subtle rose color and how it will go with so many things, like these distressed white skinnies (a walmart diy).  






While I haven't perfected the making of a tutorial yet, one of my favs (and where I gain a ton of inspiration from) Merrick has. I've shared her blog here before and I'll share it again because there are literally endless possibilities of projects to create. Here's a post you can use to make a similar top (just make the peplum a bit fuller and longer) and here's another on distressing your jeans for that trendy grunge look. It's super simple and actually a lot of fun. Careful though, you may get hooked and find yourself with a closet full of destructed jeans. lol 

Happy creating and have a wonderful start to your weekennnnnd! It's FRI-YAY!