Mother’s Day Gift Idea

I thought I’d share a few of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas here and there. This one rocks!

When it comes to Mother’s Day gifts, there’s really nothing more special than TIME spent together, making memories. I love my momma so much I can’t even tell you….she’s one of my very best friends and I’m so glad I get to call her “mother.” I also get to call her artist extraordinaire, because she is, fancy degree and paint-stained hands and all. Her artistic spirit is definitely something I inherited from her (though NOT her artistic talent!).
Since my mom is an artist, she is constantly looking for new inspiration. Combining inspiration-seeking with memory-making? The perfect Mother’s Day gift. So here’s what I would give my mom if there was any way I could: A Sunday afternoon, blissfully spring-like and with the only purpose of the day being inspiration-gathering wherever the wind blows us. 
But since I don’t live near my mother anymore (in fact I now live quite far away), I would send something more lasting than flowers.
It’s beautiful, artistic, and it is a plant that lives on the moisture in the air. 
I don’t know, it just sort of seems like a metaphor for motherhood. 
Sometimes it seems like moms live on the crumbs of our love, not necessarily fed with encouragement and words of praise by their children regularly. More likely screamed at, cried to, hung up on, all while ultimately loved and thoroughly adored. But they have to come to know that through osmosis sometimes–to find the “moisture in the air” and the love in the hurt feelings. We children are not always great at saying, “Hey mom, thanks! You’re the best, and if you needed my kidney I’d probably totally give it to you (maybe. but definitely).” 

That’s why we send air plants in sea urchins. Duh. 
LOVE YOU, MOM! You’re the best!
(we’ll cross that kidney bridge if we ever get there, ok?) 


Birthday Celebrations

Birthday cakes are the picture of happiness. Sugar-overload, celebration-happiness baked in a pan and served with a smile. I just love to bake a cake, putting little touches here and there (such as handmade birthday bunting flags), and to offer it as a gift and celebration of friendship, of life, of good things that have been and good things that are to come.
Gluten-free chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream frosting…with organic strawberry milk.
It makes me happy. 
How could it not?
Sending so many good wishes for the coming year to the birthday girl! 
Happy Birthday and Lots of Love!