How to Send Mother’s Day Memories to Mom Across the Country

Eleven years ago, I got married one week before Mother’s Day. We boarded an airplane in Detroit, Michigan headed for our honeymoon in Antigua. We booked our return flight to New York, NY where we were to begin our lives. Our wedding date is May 3rd and the following Sunday was Mother’s Day....more

A Love Letter to my Mama

Dear Mom:Thank you....more

Mother's Day: Why It's Not About Me

I have an expectation problem. A big one. A few times a year, as special holidays approach (and by "special" I mean the ones that are supposed to be about me) I start to imagine all the ways I will be honored and surprised and showered with gifts. I imagine the parade, I anticipate the pampering and the pedicure, and I contemplate how I will have my eggs prepared for my breakfast in bed. So perhaps it is no surprise that I am usually disappointed. ...more
Love your perspective! It made me rethink my own.... :)more

How to Make Stained Glass - Quick and Easy Mother's Day Gift Idea

Tinting glass is just a trip to the craft cabinet and baking pantry away.  Surprise mom this Mother's Day with an adorable desk top container that you made yourself.  Check out the full tutorial by Jennifer Perkins. ...more

22 Mother's Day Gift Ideas (That You Still Have Time For)

As Mother's Day fast approaches, panic begins to set in for men and women alike. We often talk about what we -- as moms -- want for Mother's Day, but sometimes (ahem, last year) we forget that we have moms, grandmothers, friends who are amazing mothers, aunts and so on in our lives. These amazing women deserve our love, our gifts, our appreciation as well. If you've forgotten someone and you're beginning to wonder how you'll carve out time or find a unique gift, I present you these Mother's Day gift ideas....more
@Falling Down Under i agree.more

Happy Mother's Day

Happy {Early} Mother's Day to all you hard working, loving mamas out there! This Mother's Day is particularly special for me as it's my first one! We're leaving for Chicago tomorrow for my sister's graduation and I'm looking forward to spending time with my family and relaxing! Here's a few pics of mother and baby that I love:...more

Just Be You

Just be you.That’s the advice my friend used to give me when I would go off on a tangent trying to fix myself and figure out my calling and when I wonder about why I was here and what I should do and what other people think of me.I used to think he was just trying to get me to stop talking but now I realize it is really good advice.This came up again today when I was sharing a story with some friends....more

Mother's Day: Somewhere in Between Us

Mother's Day is a bittersweet time for me and a difficult day for my grandmother.  We mourn the woman who connects us, the mother who made me want to be a mother, the daughter who made her a mother....more

Bowling Trophy Wine Bottle Toppers

Merlot, Pinot, Malbec—they will all look more dashing and feel more thoughtful with a customized wine bottle topper. The nice thing about these toppers is that they can transfer from bottle to bottle. SUPPLIES ...more
What a great idea!! I love these!!more

Sometimes I Cry, My Mother's Day Reality

Mother's Day will have new meaning for me and my sister for the rest of our lives.Taken way too soon by breast cancer, my mom was an amazing strong wise woman.Read more......more