Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mom Momma Mommy Mom

I’m already thinking about Mother’s Day.  Not that I expect anything special, I just like to have gift ideas ready, ya know, just in case anyone cares to ask.

Since it’s been on my mind, I quick wrote down some gift ideas and prettied them up in Polyvore.

A few of my favorite things for the big spender.spendersTarget: I’ll take a giftcard and some alone time to cruise the aisles, suuure.

Tervis cup: I use mine everyday, it’s good for hot & cold beverages.  And it’s eco-friendly.

iphone: My iphone will be 3 years old this June, that’s dinosaur age in technology. 

Movie tickets: I love a good movie, perfect distraction from life.

Hand-stamped bling:  Especially if it says Awesome!

Toms: I really like their One for One philosophy.  Cute shoes and giving back, who can say no? 

But of course, Mother’s Day isn’t about spending money and consuming.  Here are some of my favorite freebies that I welcome Mother’s Day or any day for that matter.

freebiesHomemade Coupons: Good for quiet time, pillow fluffing, yardwork, tidying, skies the limit.  Any of the above would make this momma happy.

Vacuum-A-Room: No, not a Dyson, just one less chore for Mom.  I’ll take it. 

Warm Foot rub:  Bubbly foot bath with a gentle rub while I catch up on my TiVo.  Sold.

Handmade card: Remember those from when the kiddos were in Elementary school, jacked up magazine cuttings, misspellings and all.   

Scalp massage:  Yes Calgon, take me away.

Cup of Coffee/Tea: A warm cup in bed made by you, bring.it.on. 

Did I miss anything? 

Moms, I’m curious - what would make your day special? 

Not a Mom, what would your Mom like? Tell me in the comments about one spendy gift and one freebie. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Listen Lenda Honey

The longer days are busting out the energy.  Here’s what I’ve been up to.

Phase 1

IKEA Lenda curtains had been in the dining room forever. 

Then someone invented Pinterest and I had to have the ribbon trim style.  A coupon from Hobby Lobby and Boom.

Phase 2

Thing is, I used the iron on bonding and that made the curtains stiff with the ribbon on the bottom.  Not so cute.  So I washed the ribbon off over Christmas break to preserve the curtains and the ribbon.

Phase 3

Dried them too.  No bueno.  They were floods until Spring.  Sad.

Phase 5

Here they are tonight. 

I hung, pinned and hemmed them one Sunday afternoon in less than 2 hours.  Could’ve been much faster but I adhered the wrong two sides the first time.  Classic Tiffany moving too fast.  I just tugged it apart and reapplied the stichwitch.  I prefer the IKEA brand so I keep it on hand. 

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Yes, they are a little long but I prefer that over too short.  I am hopeful to add this black trim as soon as I have some time to comparison shop for tassel pricing. 

In the meantime, watch young Mateo on his quest for cupcakes against Mom Linda.  I thought it was honest fun. 

Are you doing anything fun for Spring.  I am PUMPED to clean house and enjoy the outdoors.  PUMPED, yo.