DIY Mother’s Day Gift Basket

Show your appreciation for mom and all she does with an easy DIY Mother's day Gift Basket filled with goodies she will love.  One of my mom's favorite things is baking and she especially loves baking with her grand kids, but it's not something she has lots of time for these days. So why not make it easy and give her a special little gift basket with everything she will need to make extraordinary memories! Recently while shopping for groceries at Market Street I spotted this adorable hand made … [Read more...]

Naked Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting

When there is a celebration there should be cake!  This time of year always brings lots of reasons to celebrate.  No matter what you are celebrating from graduation parties, teacher appreciation celebrations, birthday parties to Mother's Day this Naked Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Frosting will be a star. I know this time of year can be crazy busy and running to the grocery store to pick up a store bought cake even seems daunting with your packed schedule, but I'm going to show you how … [Read more...]

Fancy Flamingo Mother’s Day Party

Hi, it’s Laura Aguirre, from LAURA’S little PARTY! Today I’m sharing a fun twist to a pink flamingo themed party. I found a free printable from Hostess with the Mostess that truly set the tone, and inspired my Fancy Flamingo Mother’s Day party! Keeping in mind that us Moms don’t get a chance to put our feet up very often, I wanted this flamingo party to reflect a sparkly, festive, and relaxing atmosphere. To accomplish that, I set up a bar, mixed some fun cocktails, and set out my favorite … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Garden Flowers

This Mother's Day give mom a pretty bouquet of flowers and a practical gift she can enjoy long after the flowers are gone.  Our Mother's Day Garden Flowers are the perfect pair and make a great last minute gift idea for Mother's Day. I'm not a huge fan of flowers on special occasions.  This can probably be attributed to the fact that shortly after we were married my husband sent me flowers to work for Valentine's Day and because I manage the bank account I was shocked to find out how much those … [Read more...]

Cinnamon Yogurt Parfaits

Mother's Day is this weekend and while most of my readers are probably moms, who are just hoping for a little extra sleep or a break from the kitchen, these Cinnamon Yogurt Parfaits are perfect for brunch or breakfast in bed! I recently hosted a Mother's Day Brunch and Bagel Bar to celebrate the amazing women in my life.  This brunch was an easy way to entertain a group of people without the stress and hassle of cooking.  One of the delicious items on the menu were individual cinnamon yogurt … [Read more...]

DIY Serving Tray

Hi! Today I asked my Facebook fans what they were hoping to get for Mother's Day and the majority of responses involved sleep or not cooking, imagine that!  Which makes this project the perfect idea for Mother's Day!  I originally shared this DIY serving tray on Poppy Seed Projects, but in case you missed it over there I'm sharing all the details for this fun project with you today. This modern serving tray is an easy DIY project that will make a big impact and would be the perfect way to … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Room Service Door Hanger

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I don’t know about you, but the one thing I want for Mother’s Day is to sleep in.  Oh, and it wouldn’t hurt to be served breakfast in bed!  Celebrate mom this year with breakfast in bed using this Mother’s Day Room Service Door Hanger. On the rare occasion that my husband and I get to steal away for a vacation at a fancy hotel I always splurge on room service for breakfast.  I love sleeping in. I enjoy the break from not having to get up and take … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Journals

My dear friend Elayne who is the creative genius behind Elayne Dunn Photography and the one who brings many of my parties to life with her beautiful photos asked me to help her with a special Mother's Day project for her church.  Since we regularly trade favors I couldn't wait to help her set up a special display to honor the mother's at her church.To honor each mother she handmade 100 journals to give to them on Sunday along with a beautiful rose.  Journals are a fantastic gift idea for moms, … [Read more...]

Babies Don’t Keep {Mother’s Day 2011}

My mom has a beautiful cross-stitch that I have always loved, but now that I am a mom it resonates on a whole new level.  "Cleaning and scrubbing can wait 'till tomorrow.For babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow.So quiet down cobwebs. Dust go to sleep.I'm rocking my baby andbabies don't keep!"To me motherhood is a giant balancing act and it requires lots of fine tuning.  I know that sometimes I get caught up in making sure all the wheels are turning rather than really focusing on the … [Read more...]

What I Know…

about being a mother is that it is an incredible journey full of ups and downs, tears and laughter, heartbreak and joy. I never realized how crazy difficult and rewarding being a mom could be.I admire the numerous women in my life who have been amazing examples and shown me how to be a great mom. Today on Mother's Day I honor each of you...My grandmother's who are both the most caring, generous and unselfish people I know have taught me the importance of service and helping others; a trait I … [Read more...]