Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I have a simple weekend DIY gift that would be a perfect present to have your mom ready for spring.
For Brandon and I’s Christmas card 2 years ago we had included a potted plant with our house address since that year’s card doubled as our “we moved” announcements. My mom commented how she liked the planter with the address and it would be nice to have one on their porch since their house address is only listed on the mailbox. She is a tough one to shop for, so when she mentions something she would like, I take the hint. And since I seem to be incharge of all gift giving in our house, I thought my mother-in-law may want one too. For hers, I went with a simple “Welcome” since their house sits back in the woods, and the address is less important (and if you make it all the way up their drive-way, I would assume you know what the address is).
To start, I wrote the words myself and scanned them into the computer. I used photoshop to separate the lettering and saved it as a PNG file to be able to open in the silhouette software. I used my Silhouette Curio to cut the vinyl to create the lettering and simple transferred the white vinyl onto a simple black self-watering planted pot.
I wanted to add a fancy little pop to the planter so I grabbed a beach spike and multipurposed it to add a smaller planted flower to the pot. Again, I drew the design, scanned it in and created the silhouette file.
Then it was outside to plant the flowers! I added ferns and these pretty purple flowers to finish off the look.
Mother’s Day is May 8th so I am wrangling a little shopping list of great gifts for your mother (or the mother of your little ones)! Take a peek and follow the links below to knock this shopping trip off your to-do list!
Pretzel Pool Float | A pretzel in honor of my mom’s philly-roots but I know any float and a lazy day in the pool should do
Watch | A pretty and simple piece of practical jewelry
Happy National Picnic Day! The weather here has me dreaming of sunny days in the park and I can not wait to take my favorite fancy picnic cooler for a day out! Our basket isn’t too girly so the husband doesn’t mind carrying it around and is an easy go-to for road trips as well (a few hotel breakfasts have been eaten on those plates).
So grab this picnic basket and a few of the other picnic must-haves I have been lusting lately below. And a picnic would not be complete without a delicious food, so check out this caprese sandwich with pesto from Jessica in the Kitchen… yum!!
This weekend was a great one! The weather was perfect and the company was the best!
Friday we headed to Lake Anna for a lake house weekend rental with my girl friends from college and the husbands! Both Heather and Katey’s birthdays are this week so we had to celebrate properly. Nick picked the most perfect rental with a dock that had us all swooning. Not only did it have a beautiful view of the water but this boat dock had a bar complete with a TV, full size fridge, microwave, surround sound, speakers, heaters around the giant table, 2 electric boat lifts and plenty of space to soak up the sun!
Needless to say we spent 90% of our weekend out on the dock. But the house also had a fire pit, hot tub (which was fabulous) and a beautiful home with full view of the lake so we could watch the boaters as we prepped meals!
The tulips around the fire pit had us all heart eyes over how perfect they were. It must have been peek tulip season at the lake because these beauties were in their prime!
Packing up after a late breakfast on Sunday was a sad venture for sure. Not only did we have to leave our new favorite vacation spot but we had to say goodbye to our friends. Makes me miss our college days at Virginia Tech!