Another Monday … according to a recent study that was conducted, Monday has been voted “Least Popular Day of the Week” 176 years in a row. That says it all!
Did anyone celebrate Cinco De Mayo this weekend? We stayed home, ate tacos and watched movies. I had a bad experience with Cinco De Mayo years ago and am still having flashbacks! Here is the story:
I was 22 years old and a volunteer at the American Cancer Society in the Twin Cities in MN. They were looking for a volunteer to be “Arnie the Aardvark” at the Cinco De Mayo festival in St. Paul. Arnie’s message is to teach kids that smoking is bad for them. Anyway … I am the sucker who volunteered to be the aardvark for the day. Arnie’s costume had a HUGE aardvark head, long tail and giant feet. The costume was so big on me that I could not see out the eye holes. I ended up having to have a clown lead me around as I was literally, blindly, passing out “don’t smoke” stickers.
Out of nowhere, a drunk man runs up to me full speed (I can hear the running steps – remember I am blind) and pushes me as hard as he can off the sidewalk. I cannot balance myself – I have giant feet, huge head and a tail for God’s sake. I hit the street – belly first – and my head flies off my body and starts rolling down the street. Kids are screaming – I am crying – and the police are chasing the culprit down the street. If that isn’t bad enough …. I can’t get up. I am rolling around on the ground with no head. Did I mention Arnie wears a vest but no pants? Just a side note for your imagination.
I am finally helped up by a pair of clowns … but the damage is done. I am seriously whining (maybe crying) “I don’t want to be Arnie anymore”! Is there any wonder why I hate Cinco De Mayo, clowns and aardvarks? If that isn’t a sentence for a therapy session, nothing is! Anyway …on to the post:
This week I am going to share ideas for Mother’s Day since it is coming up this weekend. Most of these ideas are cheap and easy (“that’s what he said”). Smile. These ideas would also make amazing Teacher Gifts and with the end of the school year is right around the corner, it always helps to get ahead of the game. I don’t know about you, but the end of the school year is by far the busiest time of my year. Why do they try to squeeze every banquet, test, play-off game and party into the last two weeks of the school year? Nothing like being completely wiped out before the kids are home 24/7 for the summer. Our last day is earlier than a lot of the countrys … we end on May 18th, so my chaotic days have already started.
Hope I give you some inspiring ideas for gifts today and the rest of the week. Most of the ideas come from Pinterest so please follow the link to see the how-to instructions. Some ideas are easy enough to do without any instruction … those are the best kind.
Seriously … how easy is this? A spindle from a home improvement store, paint, a teacup and saucer and a little hot glue. Instant cute bird feeder and so feminine. Perfect for mom, grandma, teacher and any other lady in your life.
These are quick easy and make many gifts at one time. Great little gift as well as looking amazing on your Mother’s Day brunch table.
I love this idea – especially if it is given with a little cake or some cupcakes on top. Who wouldn’t love to receive these cake plates in these beautiful and bright colors?
I love button art. It is funky, modern and cottage all at the same time. It has so much texture and interest when the buttons create shapes. This is such an easy and great idea. Just print out your gift recipient’s initial in the font you want to recreate. Put the paper over the heavy cardboard or cardstock that will go into the frame and trace the initial with a pen while pressing down. This will leave an imprint of the letter. Now just fill with buttons. You can use any frame, but I especially like finding something unique at a thrift store and painting it a funky color!
Wouldn’t you love to receive one of these pots from your kids? I don’t care how old they are – I love to look at pictures of them. The pictures are just mod-podged onto a simple clay pot that has been spray painted white – tie on a ribbon – put in a flower and TA-DA instant Mother’s Day gift.
I think I have given you enough to think about doing for one day. Are you inspired or will you just order flowers online again this year? (No guilt intended). You can do it! Really … give one a try and then send me a pic. I would love to see what you will be giving to Mom this year. I will be doing a tutorial on a great gift idea tomorrow on Teach Me Tuesday so come back and visit!
Hope your life is more heaven than havoc!