Weekend Notes

My funny valentine, a playlist for that special someone

With mother’s day right around the corner I thought I’d focus this list on ideas for the special mom in your life.  Consider more personal less consumption oriented gifts.  The presents I remember and cherish the most are the ones that were homemade.  Experiences are also great ideas, go for a family hike, get her a gift certificate for a massage or take a class together!

Have a lovely weekend!


Consider serving Mom breakfast in bed, take some inspiration from  Two Red Bowls.


Create a memory or photo book.  Artifact Uprising creates high quality photo books from your favorite instagram or iPhone images.


Give the gift of the outdoors, plant a garden together!


Most importantly, and the most unselfish gift of all, donate to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

For more traditional gifts, here are a few of my favorite picks.

Feel free to drop a hint to my boys.


I adore Cuyana’s fewer, better things approach to fashion.


Instead of flowers consider this  himmeli from Handmade Sam Made.


I adore these simple little clutches from London Tierney


For something a little more tech inspired how about this phone charger that connects via USB?


Anything from Heath would make my Mother’s Day wish list.  I’m currently coveting one of these.

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    Self-taught cook, photographer.  You can usually find me at a farmers market dreaming up alternative recipes for my allergy prone family.

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