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Mother’s Day Fun

I really wanted to do something special for my mom this mother’s day (besides providing a grandchild, ahem;). I wish I could be with her right now but since I can’t and I may be preoccupied with labor right around the big day I thought I’d send her a card that will give her a little bit of love each day.

First, I used my trusty heart punch (as demonstrated in this project) to punch out shapes in some red construction paper. 

I used double-sided tape to attach white paper behind the hearts. Then, I wrote a little message under each of the hearts so she can open one each day.

Finally, I used washi tape to secure the hearts back in place. I have had a love affair with washi tape since I lived in Japan— my only regret is not buying more of it at the 100 yen store;) Washi tape is basically paper masking tape and can be peeled off and re-attached quite easily. 

She has already gotten the package so I thought I’d post it here in case it sparks some mother’s day inspiration for you!

Family Photos

This past week, when I was spending some time with my mom in California after her diagnosis, a photographer was able to come on very short notice (thank you Liz Marie Photography!) and snap some shots of our family (or those in town, at least). 

As you can imagine, this is a very bittersweet time for us. Thank you again for your love, support, and prayers as I and my family take this journey together. We are thankful for the many blessings that have already surfaced in this process and that (to steal the theme verse from a blog I’ve been enjoying since it was featured on Little Green Notebook in January) “We have this hope, as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” Hebrews 6:19. 

{All photos by Liz Marie Photography}

While I tend to keep this blog light and don’t often get personal I wanted to share with you readers what is going on in my life.

Check out Liz Marie’s Photography blog and more photos here

ps- My mom got me the green stripy shirt - isn’t it cute?:) Love you mom!

Etsy Treasury for Mom

I created this treasury with my cute mom in mind— hope it gives you ideas and inspiration!

Free Mother’s Day Printables

Just spotted these adorable breakfast-in-bed printables over at Oh Happy Day. So sweet!

I might just force these on my siblings so they can put them to use since I can’t be there to give my mom the breakfast in bed she deserves!

Love to Mom

Sending out a few hello truelove paper goods cards tomorrow…

I thought I’d take some pictures paired with flowers since they certainly go along with Mother’s Day too.

Plus I really love flowers. 

These flowers are in our apartment (hosting a bridal shower is a very good excuse to have lots of flowers around) but I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing the city in bloom these last few weeks!

Have you gotten your Mother’s Day card yet?

Mother’s Day Cards!

I couldn’t resist creating some Mother’s Day cards this week. The Lemon Yellow Polka Dot Heart makes me think of my mom!

Do you have any special Mother’s Day traditions?

I am not going to be able to pull off breakfast in bed this year but I remember many years of my mom (probably having already gotten up and showered) sliding back into bed and acting surprised as all four of us kids snuck loudly up the stairs trying not to drop the orange juice and coffee on the carpet (not a good mothers day gift, we learned).

Mary enjoyed her traditional apple fritters, cards and gifts— but I know it was the thoughtful effort that mattered most. My mom has always been my #1 fan and I am so thankful for all the love she has given me. She’s beautiful inside and out. Plus, lets face it, any parent who put up with me in middle school deserves commendation.

Hope you’re planning on sending some love to your mom in a few weeks…Here’s a few options:

Love You Mom – Rose Pink Lace Heart

Love You Mom – Rose Pink Polka Dot Heart

Happy Mother’s Day! - Lemon Yellow Lace Heart

Check out the hello truelove paper goods shop to see if there’s a card perfect for her!

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