Design, Seasonal

DIY Mother’s Day Bunting

As promised, I’ve got a fab printable Mother’s Day Bunting for you to DIY just in time for this Sunday’s events!

Print this “Best Mom Ever” DIY Mother’s Day Bunting, & follow along with me.

DIY Mother's Day Bunting

You’ll need:

First, cut along the dotted line around each individual flag. Crank some tunes or binge some Netflix, because this takes some time.

Next, select which ‘mom’ name you’d like to use. I’ve included the extra letters necessary to make the following names: Mom, Mommy, Mum, Momma, Mother, Mama or Ma.

Once you’ve chosen a ‘mom’, place your flags spaced as you like, and lay out your twine/ string over top to measure the length needed. Then cut your twine.

Now it’s time to secure your flags onto your string. Place a small piece of tape on the top of your flag. Then, fold the tape over the string and on onto the back of the flag securing the string in the tape. Continue on until all your flags are attached.

 

DIY Mother's Day Bunting

Voila, you’ve made a festive Mother’s Day Bunting! Now string it up over Mom’s bed, in the living room, over the brunch table, wherever you please.

How are you celebrating Mother’s Day?

 

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Design, Seasonal

Printable Mother’s Day Cards

Mother’s Day is this Sunday! So for you babes who are running a little behind on goodies for your Momma, I’ve got you covered.

Just print this Printable Mother’s Day Card, grab your trusty scissors, & follow along with me!

Printable Mother's Day Cards

Once you have your PDF printed, it takes a few simple steps to get your finished Mother’s Day cards.

First, cut along the horizontal dotted line to separate your two cards. I like to cut with an x-acto knife & a straight edge, but scissors work just as well.

Next, fold your cards along the solid line in the center. If you’re using a thicker paper weight like cardstock, you’ll want to score your card for a clean fold. A bone folder like this one is my go-to, but in a pinch, any small pointed edge will do the trick. Just flip your card over & score the inside. Then fold your card over & press down the seam.

You’re all done! Not only are you finished with this DIY in a snap, but you also get two cards out of it. Plus, they’re not Mother’s Day specific, so you can gift them to your babes on any occasion.

Check back in Friday for a DIY Mother’s Day Bunting Printable!

What are you giving your Ma for Mother’s Day?

 

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Food

Who’s Hungry

Happy Monday Babes! I hope your weekend was a great one.

I’m doing a lot on non-recipe-following cooking this week, so I’ve only got 3 links for you today.

Here’s what’s cooking this week.

  1. Baked Parmesan Zucchini from Damn Delicious
  2. Mustard-Crusted Pork Chops from  Food Network Magazine
  3. Tres Leches Rice Pudding from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook

What are you making this week?

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Party Time | Cinco de Mayo

Hola Babes! In anticipation of Cinco de Mayo, I’ve got some festive fiesta inspiration for you!

But first, a little history lesson.

Cinco de Mayo is a day to pay tribute to the Mexican army’s improbable victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The French army was well-equipped, had twice the man power, and had not been defeated in almost 50 years, but under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín, 4,000 Mexican soldiers defeated the French forces. As Time magazine remarked, “The Puebla victory came to symbolize unity and pride for what seemed like a Mexican David defeating a French Goliath.” Mexico did remain occupied by the French a year later, but the victory at Puebla helped establish a much-needed sense of national unity and patriotism.

In America today, due to typical over-commercialization and general stupidity, Cinco de Mayo is an excuse to buy (racist) fake mustaches from the party store and get bombed on tequila. I try to keep the core spirit of any holiday in mind when celebrating, so for Cinco de Mayo, I’ll be cooking up some authentic Mexican recipes and enjoying the sunshine with friends. No appropriation or inebriation for this babe.

If you’re interested in celebrando, here’s a look at some Cinco de Mayo food & fun:

Margarita | Barbacoa | Corn | Guacamole | Sorbet | Agua Fresca

Table | Gilded Piñata | Streamers | Planters | Wall Hanging | Cactus Piñata | Flowers

How will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

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