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 http://youtu.be/KaSO4W2G66w
My stylist, Teresa Graybill from True Colors Hair Design, donated a great gift certificate for a haircut and color.
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.
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.
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!