by Alix Sorrell
Seriously, Mom’s are the best! This year make your Mom feel like the coolest lady on the block with this fun printable “Rad Mom” bag. Pack all your Mother’s Day gifts in this fun little tote and make sure your mom feels like the MOST special lady this year.
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I like to give (or send) all my mom friends a little something special on Mother’s Day, because let’s face it, being a mom, however wonderful, is not the easiest job in the world. This little matchbox bouquet is just a sweet (and inexpensive) way to say thank you for being a friend, fellow mom! Thanks for listening, teaching, inspiring, supporting, helping and just plain being there! Happy Mother’s Day!
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The month of May’s flower is Lily of the Valley, those sweet little white bells with the loveliest scent. Which means these Lily of the Valley paper flowers – made out of small white baking cups – are a perfect handmade gift for Mother’s Day. Sadly, they don’t smell as good as the real thing, but we’ll just pretend they do!
My friend introduced me to the concept of “foraging” a few years ago. I tease her that “forage” is hippie-speak for “stealing.” But there really is a sustainable and responsible way to forage and I think it makes the flowers feel more wild and special than just buying them from the grocery store. The first (obvious) rule is don’t steal flowers someone deliberately grew. Also, stay away from frequented public areas where people hike and walk, those flowers are for everyone. When I’m foraging I first look first to my backyard or ask my neighbor if I can cut a few sprigs from their overgrown bush. I’ve also cut from wild bushes in abandoned lots. I also once asked the school gardener what bushes needed trimming and asked permission to cut their honeysuckle bush for my flower arrangements. I prefer foraged flowers because first of all it’s free and second, the variety and quality of the flowers and greenery can be better than at the flower market. My friend does a forage/bought combo where she buys really pretty blooms from the market and then supplements with foraged vines from her backyard. Her flowers are always beautiful and wild-looking, it’s the best of both worlds. Today we’re teaching how to make foraged corsages for Mother’s Day! Click through below for details.
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What are you getting your mom for Mother’s Day? If you’ve waited until the last minute, don’t worry! There are tons of great gift options online. I found all the gifts below using Chippmunk – my favorite site for online deals. They also have tons of fantastic deals on flowers and chocolates! Normally, I wouldn’t think to use a coupon when buying gifts, but I’ve realized that saving money allows me to add a few more items to the cart and spoil the ones I love. Make sure you don’t miss their online deals at Rifle Paper Co., J.Crew, Teleflora, & Dean & Deluca!
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