Instead of doing the usual go out to brunch, wait a long time, end up paying too much for not great food for mother's day we just hosted our own brunch. The bf made all the food, although I did find some of the amazing recipes for him (like this french toast recipe from The Kitchn). I made the mimosas and mock mimosas (with sparkling tangerine juice from Whole Foods). The food and drinks were a hit! It was a little bit too much food for the average person, but it was all so delicious we ate almost all of it!
I made a gift for my mom, which I haven't done since I was a small child. I was very proud of myself for being crafty and getting in touch with my creative side. I got the idea from here (which I saw on here) and was inspired from here. I didn't go for the exact straight lines or perfect measurements, but went for a more handmade look :)
With all my supplies in hand I started by making evenly spaced lines on the canvas for the stripes, but of course I couldn't find a ruler so I just ended up using binder paper and made each stripe 3 lines long. This left an oddly large final stripe so I fudged the lines a bit to make it look more even. I then painted every other line and let it dry.
Next came the California shape. I found a random simple outline of California online and printed it out. Then I taped it to my fancy dark brown cardstock and using my exacto knife, followed the outline. I then Mod Podged it into place (I had no clue what this meant, nor did I investigate it, I basically used it as glue and then as a finish, maybe I should've checked out this website first). Lastly I cut out a little red heart and glued it where Lake Tahoe is. End result: my mom loved it and here it is hanging in her bathroom!
|Super blurry pic from my Mom, I think my sister's photography talents must be form the other side of the family|