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.

Meet Tina | Scaling Back Blog

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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