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.
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.
My 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.
I 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.
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?
Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner, and I’ve rounded up some fun party ideas!
We moved to New York from San Francisco a few months ago, so this is my first real spring in 6 years. I’m loving all the trees and flowers that have started to bloom, and I’ve been stalking cherry blossom trees throughout the city of New York.
We even had one bloom right outside our door!
It only lasted about a week, but every time I left my apartment someone was taking a picture.
I had visions of visiting Washington, D.C., for the
National Cherry Blossom Festival, but unfortunately that’s not happening. Maybe next year!
Brooklyn Botanic Garden has hundreds of it’s own cherry blossom trees, so of course we had to visit.
Cherry blossom photo shoot!
We even saw some pretty tulips!
I had to elbow my way in to get this shot. Tulip mayhem!
I’ve also spied cherry blossom trees in
Cherry blossom trees surrounding the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir.
These were my favorite!
The pretty pink and white blooms are just so springy and sweet.
Do you have a favorite spring flower?
I love strawberries, especially in spring when they are at their sweetest. I could have eaten these strawberries plain, but somehow I restrained myself and made an easy seasonal dessert instead.
These Strawberries and Cream Crepes with Chocolate Sauce are the result!
Happy Friday! This week has had an eco friendly theme, and I’m continuing to go green with my links today.
One of my favorite eco friendly tips is to buy secondhand. I’ve just begun to scope out the thrift stores in New York, and last week I made a trip to Housing Works.
I loved the bamboo and rattan chairs, and how cute is that toy juke box?!? The planter would look perfect in a Mid Century Modern home.
We have these
Kangaroom Recycle Bags in our kitchen. They are super easy to carry and to keep clean.
Almost every major piece of furniture in this
colorful apartment is vintage, handmade, or thrifted!
26 ways to decorate that plain tote bag you have lying around your house.
DIY Gold Dipped Vases – the perfect project for cheering up those boring floral shop vases. I might tackle this one!
Grow something green! I love this
brass hanging planter from Urban Outfitters.
She Knows has 52 inexpensive ways to go green.
10 ways to go green while saving green.
You can even
go green at work!
What are your favorite ways to be eco friendly?