This and that: Mother's Day
Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mother's Day. Show all posts

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day is and has been a bitter sweet day for me.  My own mother pasted away 30 years ago and when everyone is celebrating with their own mother I always am sad and feel that my mother has missed so many years of mine and my siblings life.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother’s Day Gift and free printable

This weekend is mother’s day and every mother deserves a little something special even if you are short on cash and something homemade is perfect for any mother.  Although I think every mom would say that it is the thought that counts and not the money you spend – at least I know that my mom was like that.

Mother's Day Gift and Free Printable

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to buy your mom something special.  Last week when I was at the Dollar Store browsing I thought wouldn't it be cute to give your mom a pail full of items that she can use to either pamper herself or with items that she can use to garden or you can customize the pails to whatever your mom likes - maybe a pail full of candy.

At the Dollar Tree they had some cute pails in pinks, blues and green.  I had some pails that I bought last fall from Target that I used instead but the Dollar Tree ones would be super cute too.  As I was walking around the store I found some garden clippers that I knew I just had to use in one of my gifts and of course some seed packets.  I also found some cute tape that I could use to decorate the basket.

A Garden Basket for Mom

For the garden basket I found two types of metal pruning tool in wonderful colours, there are also were small shovels in the same colours that would go great.  I also bought some seed packages (ok I cheated my seed packages came from Walmart but you could get them at the Dollar Tree too).   My Dollar Tree was all out of gloves which would have looked cute draped over one side.  I had some miracle grow that I put in the pail and a bottle of dirt.  You could use any type of bottle and decorate it with washi tape as I did.  I also added some washi tape to the bottom of my pail to decorate it. Print out the tag and tape it too a stick or I used a plastic straw. 

This whole project costed $6-7 plus a few incidentals that I had at home.

Pamper Mom Pail

Another easy project that can be done is fill your pail with soaps, body wash and bath scrubs. Decorate the pail with tape (I found the one I put on the bath pail at my local Dollar Tree).  Print out the tag from the bottom of the page and add tape to a stick or I used a plastic straw and your done. Easy and inexpensive - this cost me $4 plus the incidentals I used from home (paper, ink and straw).

3.5 inch tags (all 3 colours on one page)

Heart Printables (cut in squares)

These pails can be used for your mom or that special person that may be a mother-figure in your life. I think these would be great as a teacher's gift or even a gift for a special nurse in your life as this week is nurse's week too.  I need to make some printables for nurse's week and for teachers gifts.  

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Flower Cookies for Momma ~ #fillthecookiejar #mothersday

It's time to fill the cookie jar again... and mine is getting a bit empty.  This month's theme is mom's favorite cookies... Although that it isn't really what I did as I was thinking the theme was cookies for mother's day

Thursday, May 9, 2013

#FoodieFriendsFriday and Mom's Favorite Recipe

I don't know about your mom, but MY MOM was a wonderful cook and baker.
I remember coming home from school, to wonderful smells as I opened the door.
There was also something fresh sitting on the counter, just out of the oven...
Bread, Cookies, or Cake.
Even today I can smell those smells and hear mom tell us we can have some and I miss them and my mom.
The best was fresh bread just out of the oven with dripping butter and peanut butter.
What was your favorite recipe that your mom made? and what do you make for your children?
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This week I picked Sweet Peach and Mango Salsa from Zanny at My Mixing Spoon. This recipe has everything that I enjoy... peaches, mango and tomatoes.  I also like that she used frozen peaches as it is difficult to find a good peach around here.  I usually use no sugar canned peaches in my recipes. Thanks Zanny for sharing this wonderful recipe... although I do have to say that I probably would add some peppers in mine.
Sweet Peach Mango Salsa
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Key Lime Pie Parfait

I love key lime pie anything...
and when it is frozen... OH! YUM!
it tastes even better.
I found this recipe over at  Baking Bites and it is delicious.
This is a wonderful light dessert that is perfect after a great meal..
Mother's Day is coming up and would be a great dessert for any mother.

Key Lime Pie Parfait

1 1/4 graham wafer crumbs 
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

1-14 oz condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh key lime juice
1 tbsp lime zest

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup vanilla yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
Strawberries for garnish optional

For Crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together graham wafer crumbs, sugar and melted butter.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper and spread mixture over paper.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Let cool.
For Filling:  In medium bowl combine condensed milk, lime juice and zest.  Whisk until well combined. Mixture will thicken slightly.  Set aside
For topping:  In large bowl beat heavy whipping cream to soft peaks.  Set aside.  In medium bowl mix powdered sugar, yogurt and vanilla until combined.  Fold this mixture into beaten whipped cream.
To make parfait:  Alternate crust and filling into 4 glasses or small bowls.  I used about 2-3 tbsp of crust and 4-5 tbsp of filling per layer.  Add topping and sprinkle small amount of crust mixture on the top of topping.  Place in freezer for a least an hour. 
 Before  serving garnish with strawberries.

*** The layers of crust and filling will depend on how big your serving dishes are and how many servings you make.  I usually use 2 layers of both with the filling being more then crust.  I had some leftover crust and a very small amount of topping left over.  I usually garnish with strawberries and have also added a layer of sliced strawberries between crust and filling.

Served in wine glass without topping
This dessert is wonderful served with Lemon Lime Sugar Cookies or Meyer Lemon Shortbread Cookies.