Mother's Day is less than a week away and moms everywhere deserve to be pampered on their special day. Stella & Dot allows you to lavish mom with boutique style jewelry and accessories she is bound to love without exceeding your budget. We were pleasantly surprised to find multiple gifts under $50. Although we adore the entire Stella & Dot Collection, this year we decided to feature statement necklaces – a piece of jewelry every mom would love to own but might hesitate to buy for herself! Continue Reading →
Every year we moms put on a smile as we unwrap this year's crop of ever so useful gifts. One year I received a humidifier. Another year grocery store oven mitts to replace the mitts singed with too many culinary mistakes. And I have an entire cabinet full of I ❤️ Mom mugs and other adorable MOM knick knacks. Not to knock the cute MOM gifts but yes, even the best, most devoted mothers do appreciate a break from their mom role. So this year we are compiling a list of gifts moms want for Mother's Day, not gifts we need or gifts that only celebrate motherhood! Yes, we would really like a darling set of pajamas (so we feel pretty when we get into bed after a long day), a fun watch, a statement necklace, a weekend bag (for dreamed about getaways), and would be thrilled if we received gorgeous headphones (to escape the chaos at home, if only for a song or two – call it an enforced time out). Continue Reading →
WOW! We are so excited! Mom+Me Match just posted their top 10 Best Mommy & Me Matching Mothers Day Gift Ideas and we had to share. We love fresh takes on celebrating motherhood! Included on their list of mommy and me matching goodies for Mother's Day are lovely matching forever and always necklaces, practical mother daughter beach wear, baby and me cozy mocs, flirty aprons, lots of cute t-shirts, and matching frilly silly tutus. And of course, no list would be complete without adorable matching mommy and me pajamas. Mom+Me Match even recommends you plan the whole day around our Wonder Woman Mother's Day Celebration Theme ? How fabulous would that be!!! Continue Reading →
No matter how much money you spend on your mom this Mother's Day, there is no gift that will surpass the gift of time. So rather that kill this month's budget, consider spending a few hours with mom and together taking one or more of the free Craftsy mini-courses. Craftsy mini-courses have the same great content that you've come to expect from Craftsy.com, but feature student-led discussions and are shorter in length than regular courses. They are a perfect way to learn new skills with your mom and to decide whether taking more courses together is a perfect excuse to spend more time with together in the future.
Top Free Mini-Courses
Know Your Wool: Do you wonder where your yarn comes from? Learn about different types of wool and the individual characteristics of each.
The Hand-Painted Cake: Elevate your cake with Erin Schaefgen's freehand painting techniques. Create beautiful and edible works of art with Erin's tips and tricks.
Creative Quilt Backs: Make the back of your quilt just as interesting as the front! Oh, Fransson! blog author Elizabeth Hartman walks you through everything you need to know to make beautiful quilt backs.
Modern Buttercream: Learn to use buttercream like a pro! Discover the tricks and tips to construct and create a beautifully finished buttercream cake.
Short Rows: Don't fall short because you find short rows intimidating! Learn four different techniques to creating short rows, and discover how they can make shaping a knitted garment a snap.
Sewing Machine 911: Give your sewing machine some TLC with the help of this free course. Learn to clean and maintain your sewing machine with tips and tricks taught in this class.
QuiltCon Lecture Series 2013: Not able to make it to Austin for the Modern Quilt Guild's inaugural QuiltCon? Watch some of our favorite lectures from the event, given by Heather Jones, Angela Walters, David and Amy Butler, Jacquie Gering, and Mary Fons.
Since my mom has been trying to get me to knit with her for years, I think we will spend this Mothers Day taking the Know Your Wool, Short Rows, and maybe even the Ins & Outs of Grafting. And to refresh my knitting memory, I will probably try to squish in a Knit Lab: Projects, Patterns & Techniques class prior to Mother's Day so I won't completely embarrass myself .