Tag Archives: Mother’s Day

A Gift For Mom #MothersDay with @Teleflora & @SpaFinder (#GIVEAWAY)

15 Apr

It’s hard to believe we are half way through April already and Mother’s Day is only a month away! It wasn’t until I had my own kids, that I really appreciated everything my mom did for my brothers and I. She continues to always show her love and support and at the drop of a hat she’ll come to NY to help me with my girls. I received a sample of Teleflora’s Lavender Grace Mother’s Day bouquet to send to my Mom from my girls and I. We won’t be together on Mother’s Day but she recently came up to visit so timing was perfect.  I had them delivered the day she arrived. She was so surprised and taken back by the gorgeous arrangement. She loved them and said it was the fullest and most beautiful bouquet she has ever seen or received.

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To say I Love You and Thank You to Mom this Mother’s Day, Teleflora and SpaFinder have teamed up for the ultimate gift for mom, flowers and a gift card for a SpaDay! The floral gift combos include beautiful, fresh arrangements in lovely collectible containers, plus the option of adding a SpaFinder gift card in increments of $25, $50 or $100, so mom can choose from an array of spa services, beauty treatments or other premier wellness offerings available at any SpaFinder partner location worldwide. As an added bonus, beginning April 14 through May 11, online shoppers who visit Teleflora.com and purchase any of the featured Teleflora Mother’s Day bouquets will be entered to win a luxurious SpaFinder vacation package, as well as other daily spa prizes.  Featured bouquets include: Lavender Grace, Everything Rosy Gift Set, Pink Bliss, Butterfly Serenity, and Enchanted Garden.

The Everything Rosy Gift Set, Image from Teleflora

The Everything Rosy Gift Set, Image from Teleflora

GIVEAWAY:  One lucky reader has the opportunity to win a Teleflora Lavender Grace Bouquet. Enter here. Ends 5/1/2014 at midnight. Good Luck!

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Lavender Grace Bouquet, Image from Teleflora

 

About TelefloraTeleflora has connected customers with the nation’s best florists for more than 78 years. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Teleflora has over 16,000 member florists throughout the U.S. and Canada, with an additional 20,000 affiliated florists outside North America. This extensive network, coupled with our commitment to exceptional customer service, means that when you send flowers from Teleflora, you can be confident that you’re sending the best.  Teleflora offers flowers and gifts for every occasion.  Make sure to visit their site for and follow on twitter,facebookpinterest and Instagram.

 

Disclaimer:  Thank you Teleflora for the beautiful bouquet.  All photos (unless otherwise noted) and opinions expressed are my own.  Information in italics came from Teleflora!

Out Creating Designs: Sugar Scrub and More

31 Jan

My super creative and talented cousin recently started blogging.  Her blog, Out Creating Designs, focuses on ideas for design from refinishing furniture she finds at local antique stores to creating signs for the home all while being a mom to five kids. She recently moved to Raleigh, N.C. and has a space at Suzanna’s Antiques to sell her pieces.  She has made so many wonderful things for my girls and is always giving new ideas to include on my blog.

An adorable sign she made for my baby shower and Maddie's room.

The other day she told me about edible hand and foot sugar scrubs she has made with her kids.   She has made scrubs in Vanilla, Lemon and is working on a Brown Sugar Chocolate scrub. They would make a perfect gift for a Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day.  I am going to make some with the girls to give with the ring holders for wedding gifts for my friends.  Keep checking her blog for the perfect sugar scrub recipe.   I can’t wait to make them.

Sneak peak from Out Creating Designs, check out her site for more amazing pieces for the home:

Her talent goes beyond the home and furnishings, check out the amazing Tutu’s and shirts she has made for the girls:

Ring Holder For The Rings You Hold Close To Your Heart

27 Jan

When two of my closest friends got engaged I wanted to give them a little something special from the girls.  While, Pela was napping the other day, Maddie asked to do arts and crafts.  She wanted to play with her Crayola Model Magic, or the “polar bear arts and crafts” as she called it, so I started thinking of what she could make for gifts.  A ring holder came to mind because if they take their rings off as much as I do for cooking, cleaning, showering, and sleeping then they can always use more than one.  The ring holder was very easy to make and a perfect activity for a rainy day like today.  They tuned out great and would make a wonderful Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day gift.

What you need:

  • Crayola Model Magic (white)
  • Cookie Cutter (we did a heart but your child’s favorite shape will work)
  • Craft paint (Your child’s favorite colors, we used left over paint from a Melissa and Doug project)
  • Glitter Glue Pens
  • Crazy glue
  • Stickers, rhinestones, or anything else your child might like to use
  • SuPper Suit Bib (check out the giveaway) or any art smock. *We didn’t use it until it was too late, so make sure to put it on before you start.

How to make it:

  1. Flatten Crayola Model Magic, and work clay so there is a cylinder type pole in the center, this was hard so I had to do the molding. flatten area around the pole.  This was challenging for Maddie, so I did the molding.  Make sure it is not too thick so that rings for small fingers can fit.
  2. Once the area around the pole for the rings is flat and even, place cookie cutter centered over the pole and cut out the shape. Maddie did this but needed help getting the cookie cutter off from the clay.
  3. Let air dry, no baking required, and paint.  Maddie wanted to paint and add decorations immediately.  If your little one can’t wait it was ok that we did it all at once.
  4. We used a sharpie marker to write a special little note on the bottom for our friends to always remember who the special little gift was from.