Mother’s Day

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For Mother’s Day this year I came up with three different ideas to share on my “Living with Lindee” segment for WSLS 10 “Daytime Blue Ridge.” I wanted to suggest things that mom could genuinely make use of and enjoy. Here is the link

My stylist, Teresa Graybill from True Colors Hair Design, donated a great gift certificate for a haircut and color.



True Colors Hair Design (Teresa Graybill)
7717 Williamson Rd. Roanoke, Virginia 24019
Phone: 540-400-8450


What Mom does not appreciate a trip to the salon? Especially from an expert stylist like Teresa. (She is who I trust with my hair!) I also created two different gift basket options.

My first basket is full of items from one of my favorite gift shops, Willow Pod Gifts and Provisions.  This little shop has a variety of unique gifts. They have jewelry, gourmet treats, accessories, handbags, home decor and more. You can definitely find whatever you are looking for to create a unique, personalized basket.



Willow Pod Gifts and Provisions
Town Center St, Daleville, VA 24083
(540) 992-3200


My second basket I filled with handmade items. I tried to coordinate with the pinks and greens so it would look fresh and pretty.




I made an apron with a bright green print. I painted a mason jar and added silk flowers and hand painted wooden tag.



Paint the inside of the jar to leave that shiny glass. Add flowers, ribbon and a custom tag. I painted a wooden craft circle and tied it on with twine.


I also made her some cookies using my shortbread recipe. I added about 10-15 chopped up maraschino cherries and a tablespoon of juice to the dough. I rolled it out and used a champagne glass as my cookie cutter to create small, delicate, perfect circles. I then topped them with icing, pink disco dust, and green pearlized candy.




My favorite part of the basket is the “card.” Instead of writing a card, I created a memory box. I printed out some of my favorite memories with mom on card stock paper and cut them into squares to fit my box. This is something that can be a conversation starter and a sweet trip down memory lane.




Happy Mother’s Day!

American wife to this Indian life. I am a right-brained, American woman married to a left-brained Indian man. I love art, design, up-cycling and multiple DIY projects at the same time. He loves simplicity and order. Follow us on this cultural collision as I combine our personalities and cultural differences through art, design, food, and raising kids. When I am not working on a craft or project, I co-host a lifestyle/entertainment show called "Daytime Blue Ridge," on our local NBC affiliate, WSLS 10.

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