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Mother’s day

french toast baked in oranges

Are you doing anything special to celebrate your mother, or being a mom, this weekend? I am looking forward to enjoying my family and a favorite breakfast of orange French toast, after sleeping in of course (it’s the little things these days!). Baked in oranges, this simple breakfast recipe brings a wow factor to a breakfast in bed tray that any […]

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tea party manners for kids

Teaching my kids how to act appropriately at parties is a high value around here. Having young children around can either make a party the best or the make it the absolute worst few hours of your week (all depending on how they act!). Last fall I shared how we teach our kids dinner party manners. With Mother’s Day […]

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typography garden

I wanted to create a personal bouquet for mom that was easy for my very black thumb. The hard thing about bouquets is they are very temporary and quite hard to personalize. Instead, I purchased a grouping of potted flowers and created this simple tribute to mom. To make the typography garden, start with a large planter and a grouping of purchased potted plants. […]

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faux chalkboard gift tags

Creating the look of pretty chalkboards with basic black construction paper was a wonderful discovery for us last month. Now it seems the possibilities of what can be made with the faux chalkboards are endless. Simple gift tags are easy and carry a subtle beauty when combined with a few garden picked flowers for mom. The gift tags […]

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