Mother’s Day

12 Things to Make Your Mom for Mother’s Day

12 Things to Make Your Mom for Mother’s Day

With everything we have going on right now (buying a house, planning my sister’s wedding, working on her bridal shower, planning another good friend’s shower, and so on and so forth), it just dawned on me this weekend that we’re only a few weeks out from Mother’s Day! It made realize that I can’t wait for the days when Baby E comes home from preschool with construction paper Mother’s Day cards…even though I actually don’t want to rush it, I promise. …

DIY Homemade Margarita Body Scrub

DIY Homemade Margarita Body Scrub

A few years ago I started making my own body scrubs and I haven’t looked back since. Turns out, a homemade body scrub is super simple to make and just as effective at exfoliating your skin and leaving you feeling pampered as the scrubs you can buy at fancy beauty stores. I like to periodically play with different ingredients (sugar, seal salt, citrus, essential oils, spices and herbs) and have made a tradition of whipping up either an old favorite …

Lemon Lavender Hand Pies

Lemon Lavender Hand Pies

Over the winter, the sweet Lauren of Lauren Werkheiser Photography shared her super yummy homemade chocolate truffles with us and today she’s back! These lemon-lavender hand pies are a perfect treat now that the sun is shining and everything lemon seems to be the order of the day. (At least for me, anyway.) They’d make a sweet addition to your Mother’s Day brunch, too! Actually, I need breakfast and I could totally go for these.

For the Dough

2-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 …

DIY Ribbon Flower Necklace

DIY Ribbon Flower Necklace

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times. I am a grade A, certified lover of all things floral. Turn those blooms into a gorgeous fresh flower necklace made simply in a few minutes with velvet ribbon and, well, I’m crazed. In a totally good way. Today our awesome gal pal Andrea of Gray Harper Event Maker is showing us how to make just such a piece of beauty, with stunning photos from the always awesome Jade and …

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

by Chelsea Costa

On a recent trip to Amsterdam, I came across the most incredible flower market. It was floating in the middle of the Amsterdam canals, and the shops there had rows and rows of dried flowers hanging upside down from the ceilings. I thought it was the coolest thing I’d seen in a long time, and I came back home wanting to experiment with upside down flowers! So what better to do than make a floral arrangement that you can …

DIY Paper Flower Pencils

DIY Paper Flower Pencils

Perfect as gifts or favors, make your own paper flower pencils from crepe paper!

Recipe Favorites: Mother’s Day Brunch

Recipe Favorites: Mother’s Day Brunch

Inspiration for your Mother’s Day brunch menu from blueberry muffins to lemon poppyseed donuts to savory waffles!

DIY Glitter Vases

DIY Glitter Vases

Inspired by many reader requests for a DIY tutorial to recreate the glittery mason jar vases from this New Year’s Eve party, today we’re playing with glitter. A whole lot of glitter! I whipped up two different versions of these glitter vasses, both of which are quick and easy. They’re perfect for parties, weddings or just to add a touch of sparkle to your dining room table. I seriously love how they turned out!

Supplies –

Glass containers (preferably with …

DIY Potted Herb Favors

DIY Potted Herb Favors

Good morning, everyone! I want to pause quickly this morning to thank everyone who has already chimed in on the 2012 reader survey. Reading your responses has me thinking up so many great ideas and also feeling so grateful for likely having the coolest and sweetest readers in the world. No, seriously. So thank you so much for that and for being here every day with me! Now, let’s get crafty shall we?

Today we’re talking potted herb favors. These …

DIY Painterly Party Wares

DIY Painterly Party Wares

by Jenny Batt

There is a war in my heart this summer…hot pink versus deep cerulean blue. This time, flashes of hot pink won. Ever sit at home thinking of making something special for that next party and want something different? Something easy, but fun and adds just a touch of whimsy? Enter lightly tipped pink party wares. All you need is your favorite color food coloring, and add some goodies from around the house to the mix…like plain white napkins? …

DIY Floral Centerpiece

DIY Floral Centerpiece

Hi, friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was long, full of sunshine and lots of time spent with my family. Just what I needed! Today I am excited to kick off the week with a pretty little DIY project I put together, photographed by my lovely friend Alice G. Patterson. So today we’re talking all about this pretty and easy DIY centerpiece that’s perfect for a dinner party, wedding or just sprucing up your dining room table …

Mothers Day Brunch for Todays CNY Woman

Mothers Day Brunch for Todays CNY Woman

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I’m excited today to share a recent project that I wrote and styled for local women’s magazine, Today’s CNY Woman. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, the feature is all about planning the perfect little Mother’s Day brunch with a few pretty details and little to no fuss. Just how I like it! You can see the complete feature online for all of my tips and ideas. If you’re in the Syracuse area, the print issue is available next …