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Check out our new Simon+Kabuki Coffee Mugs

Check out our new Simon+Kabuki Coffee Mugs

We’ve got some super sassy, super cute new mugs up on our Etsy Store. For all of you hard working mammas out there who need to put a smile on your face as you drink a cup of joe โ€”these are for you! The mugs are 11 oz. each, standard coffee cup size. If you sign up for our Email List you can get 15% off your first order of mugs or prints. Perfect gifts for Mother’s day! ๐Ÿ™‚ Follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook to get all of the latest updates, contests and sales....

let's celebrate all of the moms in the world!

Hopefully by now most of us have planned out our Mother’s Day brunch, lunch or dinner and have the gift all wrapped and ready to go. Unfortunately I am not most of us! I still have to figure out what to get for my mom who has everything. The brunch part is a little easier to plan and you can always find great ideas on Pinterest, Better Homes and Gardens and other great web sources. If the weather is nice than an outdoor party is a must. You can use a couple of yards ofย  burlap as a table cloth and use potted plants or potted herbs as centerpieces. To keep the kids busy put out a bunch of pictures and have them make crafts with them. You can use the photo jars as centerpieces as well. And since it is Mother’s Day and you won’t be driving, how about a fruity cocktail? You can let the kids get in on the fun with shirley temples and pretty straws. Try to keep the menu simple even if it is just hamburgers and hot dogs. We often have a swim/bar-b-que on any warm holiday. Throwing corn, chicken, veggies and burgers on the bar-b-que is a great job for the men in the family! Men seem to be born to cook with fire outside. So now that I have the day/menu planned I just need to run out and get the ultimate “I love you mom!” gift. Got any great ideas? Ideas L to R: Cookies, straws, photo jars, table setting, french toast casserole, egg toast cup,...

mother's day gift ideas

Every year I struggle with ideas for Mother’s Day gifts. My mom has everything she needs and wants so it is always hard to come up with something unique that I know she will use or treasure. Some easy ideas are to just spend time with your mom. Plan on taking her to brunch and a movie. Or how about a spa day. Short on cash, how about a picnic at the park and you make a really nice lunch for the two of you. Here are a few of my favorite gift ideas in a variety of price ranges. If you have a favorite please share! Does your mom garden, if so these cute bags of seed bombs from Anthropologie would make a great gift. Put several in a basket with a small trowel and gardening gloves. One of my favorite gifts that we gave my mom was a charm bracelet with all of the grandkids pictures. It was beautiful. We got it from VintageFaerie.com. I also love all of the custom jewelry (above) at Vintage Pearl. Speaking of personalized gifts, why not get your mom a custom cell phone case? They have great ones at KodakGallery.com. My mom still writes handwritten notes so personalized stationery would be a great gift. This one is from TinyPrints, but they also have great options at LookLoveSend.com and SimplytoImpress.com. Looking for an inexpensive but really thoughtful gift? Make a “Why I love you” jar. Use scrapbook supplies to decorate a regular canning jar and then just add strips of paper with your personal thoughts about your mom. I made one a...

friday finds: never too early for mother's day

I will start out this “Friday Finds” post by telling you what I “found” this morning. Having a cat and a dog is not always pretty. “Gifts” from the cat and dog are NEVER pretty. Without completely grossing you out, I will leave the rest up to your imagination. Let’s just say it involved a lot of cleaner, scrubbing, gritting of teeth and swearing under my breath. Ever have one of these mornings? Husband on a business trip + kids late for school + morning “finds” = single mom hell. My hat goes off to the all the single parents of the world. It is the hardest job on earth. To honor the mom’s everywhere, single or not, Mother’s day is coming up! Well, in a month on May 8th but, yay gifts! Better gifts than what I encountered this morning. Flowers are fine but it’s nice to get something that is useful and pretty or that saves time. There are some really unique ideas for Mother’s day out there and it is never too early to plan a gift. Here are a few that I found: I was meandering around the wonderful pages of Etsy and found these beautiful soaps from a shop called Satin & Birch. I love the little details and the bright colors. These may be too pretty to use, but it’s nice to know that they are there making your sink or bathtub more beautiful. Do you or your mom have tons of snapshots and videos laying around? The task of organizing photos and editing videos takes up a ton of time. yourlittlefilm.com will...