Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day and Gifts

I spent my Mother's Day in Northern Virginia to watch my baby sister graduate from nursing school. We are so proud of her and all of her accomplishments!!! It was so nice also to be with my mom for Mother's Day!!

My mom with her kids- me, Lauren, and Ryan

Since it was Mother's Day I needed a gift for my mom-duh!!! Like so many other times in my life I waited until Friday morning to collect my supplies & make my gift!! The wonderful and fantastic thing about spray paint and Mod Podge is you can start and finish your project within an hour (perfect for nap time).

I got this kit at Micheal's with the bottom piece and the pegs. Then you buy the letters you need. I was either going to do "love" or "family" but since I was running short on time I decided "love." Plus, I LOVE my mommy!!!

One hour later here is the finished product. Happy to say she really liked it. I was hoping to take a picture of it in her beautiful home but didn't have the time. We are going to put it on top of a cabinet so you can't see the base.

Then there was my Mother's Day. Here is my family... Love you guys!!

Collins, Wesley, and Lawson went shopping and bought me this....
It is HUGE - 27" X 40" to go in my long hallway upstairs. My friend, Heather, added scrapbook paper to some of the photo holes and it turned out really nice. Here is yet another project for me to complete!!!


Vivienne said...

Your letters for your mom are darling! Michael's, you say? I'm going to have to get over there!
I love the big frame your family got for you, too.

Glad you had a nice weekend.

Mommy said...

Glad that you guys had a great trip . . . congrats to Lauren! I made your banana bread last night . . . turned out great! Thanks for the recipe!!! :-)

jenjen said...

How nice that you spent it with your mom and sisters. And that LOVE craft is so cute. Great decoupaging! I love that frame too!

Happy Mom's Day!


Katie said...

I am glad you got to be with your family for Mother's Day! What a fun and clever gift. I haven't seen those at Michael's! Will have to look. Love the big huge frame. I am thinking of getting something like that. I was wanting to get a bunch of the same sized ones and hang them up on in a square or rectangular shape over an entryway table but have never gotten around to it. I love the idea of being able to fill it with pictures and pretty patterned paper.

Claire said...

What lovely pictures!


Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

What a great Mother's Day! Love the project you did for your mom (I'm so last minute, too, that's why I LOVE your blog name). I like that idea a lot! That would be something that would look nice above the kitchen cabinets. Hmm...another idea to add to my growing list! Great frame! I look forward to seeing it all filled up and where you choose to put it.

Beautiful family...both you, your mom, and siblings, and your own family!!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog...I'm finally getting my commenting groove back! ;)