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10 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

May
09

Here are some fun and easy Mother’s Day gifts you can craft with your little ones!

 

1. Kitchen Herb Planter

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Take a used coffee can and plant useful kitchen herbs such as cilantro, mint, rosemary or thyme that Mom can use for cooking OR plant aloe which is great for cuts and minor burns that happen while cooking.

 

2. Personalized Glassware (Via Make It & Love It)

 

3. Chevron Tote Bag (Via GingiberSnap.com)

 

4. Homemade Salt & Sugar Scrubs (Via Brit + Co.)

 

5. Child Silhouette Framed Photo (Via HGTV.com)

Silhouette Frames

 

6. Mother’s Day Room Service (Via Seven Thirty Three)

Give her the breakfast in bed she's always wanted.

 

7. Butterfly Footprint Canvas Art (Via Plain Vanilla Mom)

 

8. Family Portrait Collage (Via Better Homes and Gardens)

Collage Family Portrait for Mother's Day

 

9. Mother’s Day Mix Tape (Via Blog 5 to 9)

Valentine's Mix Tape CD Sleeve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10. Chocolate Chip Macaroons – so quick and easy to make! (Via Learnvest.com)

Julia’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

May
02

Here’s a healthier alternative to the traditional chocolate chip cookie (although I love those too).

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Prep Time: 1 hour

Yields about 50 cookies

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of oats
  • 1 1/4 cups of flour (all-purpose)
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon (ground)
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cups of butter (softened)
  • 2 cups of brown sugar (packed tight)
  • 2 eggs (large)
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of white raisins

Step 1 – Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray baking sheets with vegetable cooking spray.

Step 2 – In a medium bowl, combine oats, flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, stir with a fork and set aside.

Step 3 – Use a large mixing bowl and gather butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Use an electric mixer and beat ingredients until texture becomes creamy.

Step 4 – Sprinkle 1/3 of the flour mixture into the creamed mixture and beat contents until blended. Continue adding the flour mixture 1/3 at a time and mixing in between until fully blended. Add raisins and stir with a large spoon.

Step 5 – Take tablespoon sized portions and place on baking sheets. Cook 15-20 minutes or until desired softness and/crispiness is reached.

*Make sure to leave cookies on baking sheets after removing from oven for at least 3 minutes before transferring them to cooling rack.

ENJOY!