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Gifts Moms Actually Want For Mother’s Day

Gifts Moms Really Want

Mother’s Day is coming! Moms are awesome (if I do say so myself) and Mother’s Day is a great way to show the moms in your life how much you care about them. And while there are plenty of gift guides and commercials out there telling you what you should get, I wanted get a sense of what gifts moms actually want for Mother’s Day, not what stores are trying to sell you.

So I asked a bunch of moms of young children what their perfect Mother’s Day looks like. I anticipated that the number one answer was going to be sleep but I was wrong! Read on to find out what’s first on mom’s list.

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With Love From Me to You {Christmas Cookies 2015}


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If there’s anything that you want
If there’s anything I can do
Just call on me and I’ll send it along
With love from me to you
-The Beatles

When I found these adorable tag cookie cutters, I knew right away that they needed to be part of our Christmas cookies this year. And when I thought about what to write on them, this song immediately popped into my head. And then my imagination started flowing, figuring out how to combine Christmas with this love theme. Then my sister suggested using a turquoise and red color scheme, and these penguin cookies were born. (more…)

Vanilla Gifts


I know some of you really don’t want to talk about this right now.

I don’t blame you. I, too, dislike it when holidays jump the gun, usurping the holidays that come before them, hogging space on store shelves way before their time. But sometimes gifts take planning and more time than you’d have if you waited until after Thanksgiving.

So you might need to think about (I’m about to say it) Christmas gifts now. Especially if you want to make these super cute vanilla gifts. These are gifts I gave out last year, and I thought they came together pretty well with a fairly minimal time commitment.

These gifts were made up of vanilla extract, vanilla sugar, and vanilla bean scones. (more…)