Posts Tagged With: mother’s day

Initial Bracelet

Want a fresh spin on wearing your child’s initials? Here’s a cute brass version, crafted from old recycled locker tags.

Find it on SpoonSisters. Here’s how they describe the bracelet:

A couple of years ago, the artisans, who created these bracelets, found a treasure trove of vintage locker tags. They purchased all of them knowing someday they would turn them into a unique piece of jewelry. Here the tags have become the focal point of their version of an ID bracelet. The artisans engrave an initial in the center of a tag, and attach it to either a solid brass cuff or thread it through a thin piece of soft leather.

I totally want one.

Cheers, Amy

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Favorite Links: Vintage Mother’s Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day…do you have something special planned?

I found this image in the Shorpy Historical Photo Archives.  I love everything about it…from the trio in the foreground to the child scampering down the alley in the background. Do you think the sister is going to share?

To mothers everywhere, have a wonderful weekend. For my first Mother’s Day, I get to spend it with both my son and my mother. I can’t wait.

I thought I’d share one of my favorite blog posts about motherhood, from the always wonderful Pia Jane Bijkerk. Also, a shout out to my own mother’s eponymous blog, lanietankard.wordpress.com.

The L.A. Times has an article on Famous Moms Through History. Her choice of which moms to include is a little skewed to modern celebrity, but it’s an interesting read.

Cheers, Amy

Cheers, Amy

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Gifts that say ‘I Love You’

Looking for a gift that says ‘I love you’ every time it’s used? Here’s a handful of my favorite items. Perfect for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or just because. With each one, you could give as a present…or you could get creative…

I adore ban.do’s iphone case. It’s simple and chic, yet has a clear message. We use our phones all the time…wouldn’t you love to be reminded someone loves you multiple times every day? If you’d like to get creative, think about sneaking the case onto your loved one’s phone…then send a love note text message. She’ll find the phone, the case, and your note at the same time.

Another good everyday item is a tote bag. Perfect for going to the market, toting books to the library, or hanging out at the park. I love the message that wherever you go, whatever you’re doing, you’re loved. I could easily see myself using this bag as a pool tote for the summer. If you’re looking to get creative, think about filling the bag with picnic items and going on a spontaneous outing. That way, she’ll always have good memories associated with the present. Continue reading

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Grandma Moses: Amazing Mom

One of history’s most amazing moms? Grandma Moses. She raised five children on a farm. Then, in her 70s, she started painting for the first time and quickly became one of the most famous American artists.

I sometimes get a little stressed about how much of my time is taken up with my newborn son. Here’s proof that having kids doesn’t spell an end to your creative life. Grandma Moses is definitely good inspiration.

Interested in knowing more? Check out this NYTimes article on Grandma Moses’s life.

Cheers, Amy

(Images from here)

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Beauty: Post-Partum Bodies

Jessica Simpson has recently been in the news for her extended pregnancy and weight gain. To outside observers, it appears that she went over her due date…if that was the case, I send her my heartfelt sympathy. I was induced at 42 weeks with my son, and spending those last two weeks with everyone else’s anticipation was very difficult. I can only imagine how it must have been like for someone who lives in the media spotlight.

I don’t normally get very personal on this blog, but I’ve recently been thinking about post-partum bodies and beauty. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gift: Handbag of Indulgences

What could be more luxurious for Mother’s Day than an evening clutch filled with indulgences…and tickets to an evening out on the town? Hmmm…

The Goods:

Evening clutch from Etsy shop FoxyVida

Colette solid perfume by TOCCA

Card case wallet by Etsy shop TheCuriousCase

OPI nail color

Moonstruck Chocolate

(Theater Tickets image found here)

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Favorite Links: Fashionable Mommies Edition

Since I’ve had a baby and become a mom, I’ve noticed my taste in blogs has shifted. For some time now, I’ve been trending more towards lifestyle posts than simply decorating or fashion blogs.

Here are three wonderful bloggers who manage to infuse motherhood with a sophisticated sense of international style: A Cup of Jo, Jordan at Oh Happy Day, and pia jane bijkerk I’m sure there are other inspirational and fashionable bloggers who happen to be mothers… Which ones am I missing? I’d love to add to my list.

Also, here’s a fun blog post on Etsy from Simone LeBlanc with suggestions on how to make a memorable Mother’s Day. (hint hint to my husband…)

Cheers, Amy

Image Source: Etsy shop bailey doesn’t bark

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