mother’s day brunch

As promised here is the whole Mother’s Day Brunch we threw for some friends! You can catch more details on the Acai Bowl Bar here as well.Mother's Day BrunchWe always talk about how our friends are some of the best parents we know, they are the people we look up to so much and want to emulate, and we need each other so much since we’re all in the same season and stage of life. Since Mother’s Day is usually all about your immediate family or celebrating your own mother or sisters, we wanted to do something as friends beforehand to pamper them a little bit!Acai Bowl BarIt was nothing crazy. One bunch of flowers and some washi tape for the wall set the tone for our simple day. White ceramics and bright fruit was all we needed, really!Mother's Day BrunchTo go along with the breakfast we also did an herbal tea bar. Mother's Day BrunchWe used this Bella Housewares kettle which has water boiling in about 3 seconds. Seriously, its nice too that you don’t need to be by a stove. You just plug it in wherever you want to brew your tea and it’s good to go! Great for a party!Find them all here.Mother's Day BrunchOur favorite teas + sweeteners. Emily is the tea fanatic around here and here are her favorites:Mother's Day BrunchPumpkin Spice Rooibos // Rooibos Chai // Mint Melange (peppermint, lemongrass and spearmint!) // Gingerbread Tea // Passion Tea (awesome iced!) Sweetened with La Perruche’s Rough Cut Pure Cane Cubes!Mother's Day BrunchAs friends we talked about motherhood, our favorite and least favorite parts, when we feel the most fulfilled and shared why we look up to each of them. It was so nice to have nothing to do but chat and enjoy being together! Nicole is always so good about getting beautiful photos of everyone, such a nice gift to have that no one wants to ask for, an element to add if you recreate this brunch with your own loved ones! Even if it’s just an iPhone shot!

Kayti:Mother's Day BrunchBri:Mother's Day Brunch Kim:Mother's Day Brunch Happy early Mother’s Day to all of you! Best, hardest job in the world isn’t it?

acai bowl bar

Tomorrow we’ll be sharing a peek at a fun Mother’s Day Brunch we did with friends. Our breakfast was all about everybody’s favorite (or maybe your rolling your eyes if you’re not a fan) the Acai Bowl! We created a “make your own” station and it was a hit! Take a look and we’ll include recipe, too!Acai Bowl BarAll you need are a huge variety of bowls and spoons to hold all the ingredients, a little chopping time and your favorite Acai recipe! We love using these frozen acai puree packs, a frozen banana, a cup of pressed apple juice and a scoop of your favorite protein powder. We like the acai thicker so add extra frozen banana if you’re in our boat, or thin it out with more apple juice.Acai Bowl Bar

Acai Bowl Bar We filled bowls with strawberries, kiwis, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, bananas, coconut shavings (these are amazing and so soft!) Chia seeds, Buff Bake almond butter, Honey to drizzle, and granola!Acai Bowl BarIt is such a filling breakfast even with other items to eat, we were all full off these alone!Acai Bowl BarWhat are your favorite Acai bowl combos? We are always looking for more! Check back tomorrow for the rest of our brunch!

teacher appreciation week DIY

We can’t really get over the fact that we’re already in the last week of April! With May kicks off a crazy month of end of school actives and Summer weather urging it all ahead. Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we teamed up with Yoobi to share a super easy idea for your kiddos to do!Teacher Appreciation IdeasDid you guys know, on average, teachers can spend up to $485 out of pocket each year? That adds up to over $1.6 billion in teacher spending annually, just to supply core items for their students to have the tools they need to learn and be creative. (So sad!) That is one reason we don’t like teacher appreciation at the end of the school year when they could benefit from our help long before then, but we can always pad them for next year! Teacher Appreciation IdeasSo not only does giving the gift of Yoobi benefit your actual classroom but with each item purchased Yoobi gives another supply to a school in need so it’s of double benefit! So here’s how you can turn the gift of Yoobi into a sweet little present for your kids’ teachers! First, have them color a full page drawing: Teacher Appreciation Ideas We are so in love with their Twister Crayons because they make zero mess and last forever. They are great for a quiet time bag for church or a road trip. Just twist them back inside and you don’t need to worry about getting residue inside your purse, they don’t break, and they never dry out!Teacher Appreciation Ideas Once they’ve drawn their picture, cut the paper into a fan shape. This will allow you to make the cone for your flowers!Teacher Appreciation Ideas Tape up the inside of the cone to hold it in place and wrap it up with all the awesome school supplies you purchased, a gift card, treat or whatever your teacher would love!Teacher Appreciation IdeasFind all their awesomely designed school and art supplies on their site! Our kids whole- heartedly recommend these layer markers. They’ve kept them busy coloring for days and they can’t get over how the white marker changes the colors. We’re loving all the sweet secret messages, too!Yoobi Marker

See some favorite ideas we’ve found around the web on our Pinterest board!

Mother’s Day Giveaway : Starling Jewelry

Mother’s Day is coming up and what better way to celebrate than to spoil our loyal readers!!! We want to bless your lives with some of the things that makes us smile, make our home brighter and our life easier! So even if you’re not a mom but want to enter for someone who is or for your future self – go for it! We want everyone to participate and feel the love.

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Next we have a stunning necklace from our friends at Starling Jewelry. We can’t talk enough good things about them. They’re pieces are STUNNING, I mean have you seen their baby bracelets? Too much! Love them.

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Mother’s Day Giveaway : Sonnet James

Mother’s Day is coming up and what better way to celebrate than to spoil our loyal readers!!! We want to bless your lives with some of the things that makes us smile, make our home brighter and our life easier! So even if you’re not a mom but want to enter for someone who is or for your future self – go for it! We want everyone to participate and feel the love.

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We are obviously mega Sonnet James fans and have been from their Kickstarter days! There truly is no better dress that can be flexible as you run around town with your kiddos.

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Screen Shot 2016-04-17 at 11.26.30 AMOr even if you want to dress up. We love the way they feel, look and fit so much that we’re giving away THREE today to one lucky winner!!

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Cant wait? Spoil yourself and snag one here. Lucky for you their Spring collection JUSTl launched!

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