Mother’s Day Love for Moms + HM #231

Celebrate Mother’s Day love with great ideas for your mom. Plus link up at Home Matters with recipes, diy, decor, more. #MothersDay #Moms #HomeMattersParty

Mother’s Day Love for Moms + HM #231

Celebrate your mom with bunches of Mother’s Day love! The gals of Home Matters have gathered some fabulous ideas for recipes, c rafts, card making, DIY projects, decorating, and more to make your mom feel as special as she is. Enjoy!

 

Free Printable Mother’s Day Banner from Paper Trail Designs

 

Footprint Flower Keepsake for Mother’s Day from EmmaEmma Owl

 

DIY Pop-Up Flower Card for Mother’s Day from AnandaA Piece of Rainbow

 

12 Pastry Recipes Sweet & Savory for Mother’s Day Brunch from LorelaiLife With Lorelai

 

Mother’s Day Love for Moms Blog Hop

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DIY Rustic Wooden Serving Tray from Tiffany @ TeeDiddlyDee

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DIY Pallet Picture Frame – Mother’s Day Gift from Janice and Susan @ 5 Minutes for Mom

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Napa Valley Turkey Salad Recipe from Crystal @ Hello Creative Family

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Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe from Keri Lyn @ She Saved

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DIY Potting Bench from Jeanette @ Snazzy Little Things

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Create A Gumdrop Topiary – A Sweet DIY

This adorable gumdrop topiary DIY is great for home decor and parties, as well as being a fun craft for kids highlighting math skills and textures.

Create A Gumdrop Topiary

A Sweet DIY

Who knew math could be so fun? Your preschooler or kindergartener will delight in this counting activity that results in a beautiful holiday decoration for the whole family to enjoy. Your child can count out loud as he adds each gumdrop to the topiary, and as he sees how high he can go, he will be practicing important math skills! This activity will also help your child practice color recognition and learn about different materials and textures.

Beauty and the Beast – Lumiere_and_Cogsworth_Topiary – Disney Wiki – Wikia

Topiary is the art of trimming and shaping trees into sculptural, ornamental shapes. Disneyland boasts some of the most famous American Portable style topiaries. In the early 1960’s Walt Disney used the theme park’s landscape shrubbery to recreate his beloved cartoon characters. They continue to be a highlight today!

What You Need:

  • Large Styrofoam ball (this will be the “canopy” of your topiary)
  • Wooden dowel, up to 1” thick and approximately 15” long
  • Green spray paint
  • Flower pot or vase
  • Moss, faux grass, or shredded paper
  • Floral foam (available at your local arts and crafts store)
  • Toothpicks, broken in half
  • Gumdrops in many different colors
  • Ribbon (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Spray the dowel green with the spray paint and let it dry completely overnight.
  2. Cut a block of floral foam to fit inside the flower pot or vase and place it inside.
  3. Help your child insert the dowel into the center of the Styrofoam ball about 3” deep.
  4. Help your child insert the other end of the dowel into the floral foam all the way down so that it touches the bottom of the vase. Make sure the dowel is stable.
  5. Have your child sort the gumdrops by color.
  6. Have your child stick a gumdrop onto one end of the toothpick and push the other end of the toothpick into the Styrofoam ball. Working in rows, continue placing gumdrops all the way around the ball.
  7. As your child works, ask him to count each gumdrop out loud. Occasionally ask how many of each color he has used or has left.
  8. Once the Styrofoam ball is completely covered, assist your child in placing moss, faux grass, or shredded paper into the vase to cover the floral foam.
  9. Tie a bow around the dowel with the ribbon (optional).
  10. Now stand back and enjoy your new Candyland-inspired table topper!

Isn’t this a fabulously fun and festive DIY project? What a bonus that it provides practice with math skills, dexterity, and textures for your little ones too. This would even make a cute Mother’s Day present!

 

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Dulce de Leche – Sweet Milk Cocktail

There’s nothing like an ice cold glass of milk on a warm day. Have you ever considered spicing up your glass of milk, and giving it a little kick? With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, I thought I’d share one of my favorite warm weather cocktails, Dulce de Leche – Sweet Milk Cocktail. This Latin inspired libation is super easy and super delicious.

Imagine yourself relaxing on the porch or under a tree, listening to the birds sing, and feeling a gentle breeze brush across your face. Or perhaps your hosting a Mexican Fiesta full of bold and spicy flavors. Dulce de leche is a traditional Mexican flavor, and this sweet milk cocktail is perfect for cutting the heat in those spicy dishes.

 

Dulce de Leche – Sweet Milk Cocktail

A Latin Inspired Libation

 

Cocktails do not get any simpler. For this one, all you need is milk, vodka, butterscotch or caramel liqueur, and ice cubes. Cinnamon sticks are optional, and a pretty glass is always nice.

 

Ingredients:

  • Milk (I like to use 1% low-fat milk, but use whichever is your favorite)
  • 1 Ounce – Vodka
  • 1 Ounce – Butterscotch Liqueur or Caramel Liqueur
  • Ice Cubes
  • Cinnamon Stick (optional)

How To:

  • Add Ice Cubes to your glass of choice
  • Pour cold Milk over ice cubes
  • Add Vodka
  • Add Butterscotch Liqueur or Caramel Liqueur
  • Stir with Cinnamon Stick and leave in the drink for garnish

 

 

Easy-peasy, am I right?! It is like Mexican Flan in a glass, and you are going to love it.

Here’s a Printable Recipe just for you:

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Dulce de Leche - Sweet Milk Cocktail, a Latin inspired libation. Perfect for warm days with gentle breezes or Cinco de Mayo Fiestas! Mexican Flan in a glass. #Drink #Recipe #Cocktail
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Type: Cocktails
Ingredients:
  • Milk (I like to use 1% low-fat milk, but use whichever is your favorite)
  • 1 Ounce - Vodka
  • 1 Ounce - Butterscotch Liqueur or Caramel Liqueur
  • Ice Cubes
  • Cinnamon Stick (optional)
Directions:
  1. Add Ice Cubes to your glass of choice
  2. Pour cold Milk over ice cubes
  3. Add Vodka
  4. Add Butterscotch Liqueur or Caramel Liqueur
  5. Stir with Cinnamon Stick and leave in the drink for garnish
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I hope you will enjoy this luscious and delicious Dulce de Leche – Sweet Milk Cocktail. If you are looking for a festive way to serve up these drinks, check out my DIY Bug Umbrellas for Party Drinks.

 

 

 

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