Hello Friday! Link Roundup – Mother’s Day Brunch

Happy Friday! I hope you had a great week.

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. My mother-in-law lives out of state, so we’ll be calling each other rather than seeing each other this Sunday. If we were spending the day together, I’d love to put together an easy brunch, followed by a walk in the park.

Riverside Park Walking PathRiverside Park

I’d start things off with fresh juice and champagne for anyone who’d like a mimosa – me, please!

Pastries are a must. This recipe for Cinnamon Scones is a favorite, but Strawberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake looks delicious, too.

Coney Island BoardwalkConey Island Boardwalk

For something savory, you can’t go wrong with eggs. I would serve Tomato and Feta Baked Eggs or a Spinach and Gruyere Quiche.

Round things out with a delicious-sounding Fruit Salad with Orange Vanilla Sauce.

the-pool-in-central-parkThe Pool in Central Park

Do you still need a gift? Check out my ideas for last minute Mother’s Day gifts or, if you’re feeling crafty, check out this list of 39 DIY gifts you’d actually want to receive.

For tabletop inspiration you’ll want to see these Mother’s Day ideas from Hostess with the Mostess. No need to go crazy – one or two elements will make a big impact!

Finish off the day with a walk in the park. Here in New York, I’d choose Central or Riverside Park, or if your mom loves the beach, you could stroll on the Coney Island Boardwalk.

Have a great weekend!

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gifts

Did you wait until the last minute to buy a Mother’s Day gift? Don’t panic! It’s not too late to get something special.

Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts

1. If your mom loves to cook, give her something that she might not buy herself. I love this pretty Poppy Serving Bowl and Acacia Wood Feathered Servers from Sur La Table.

2. Your mom will get a lot of wear out of this oversized bangle from Sole Society this summer.

4 generations of my familyMy sister and I with my mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

3. Gift cards can be impersonal, but sometimes they are the best option. Personalize a Sephora gift card with a photo or video.

4. If your mom is into the arts, buy her a membership to her favorite museum or cultural center.

With my husband, mother-, and sister-in-lawI love this picture of my husband and I with my mother- and sister-in-law.

5. Personalize a grocery store flower arrangement by using a vintage tin for your container or wrapping the arrangement in burlap.

6. A family tree is a meaningful keepsake.  Use one of these Martha Stewart family tree templates to create your own – I especially like the Giving Tree and Illustrated Family Tree options.

My mom, sister, and I at my wedding.Me, my sister, and my mom on my wedding day.

7. For a mom with a green thumb, find a unique container (I like these West Elm terrariums) and add an easy maintenance plant like a succulent.

What are your plans for Mother’s Day?

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