It’s that special time of year when we honor the matriarch of the family – Mom. The generations of moms who make a family go round – from moms to grandmas to great grandmothers, nana’s, meemaws, stepmoms, new moms, soon to be moms, one day moms and beyond.
Being a mom to these guys has been the best job I’ve ever been given. They tell you when you have children that the days are long, but the years are short but you really don’t have any perspective on how true that statement is until you’re in the thick of it. And even though the days seem extra long sometimes right now, they are also the sweetest days we’ve had. So cheers to all the Mom’s out there, this time of year, and always.
As we roll into what seems like week 154 of quarantine, I know you’ve all been doing your fair share of home cooking (which I love!) these days. A lot of friends have mentioned this week that they need some new dinner ideas or recipes to tackle now that we are a few weeks in so I thought it might be fun to share some ideas for trying out new recipes.
Consider learning a new technique in the kitchen. We have a few in our simple Made from Scratch series – like these videos for how to flour a cake pan or how to separate an egg. The techniques are simple but learning to do things the proper way will elevate your overall presence in the kitchen. You can also take SO many fun classes online right now – like the ones our friend Kelsey Barnard Clark (from Top Chef) is hosting.
Another thing I found particularly helpful was dusting off all those beautiful cookbooks on my pantry shelf and picking 5 to read page by page. I flipped through, enjoyed the photos and earmarked recipes I had never made before that I thought my family would enjoy.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and there is no one I’m more excited to celebrate this year (especially) than moms.
I have gotten SO many sweet notes on the MOM video we launched yesterday over on Instagram that I am again in tears. Our studio manager Kelsey put together this absolutely amazing compilation of videos that our long-time photographer Heidi Harris has shot for us over the years and it just captured the essence of all the generations of motherhood so perfectly. Pop over to the video on our Instagram and tag a special mom.
Oh, and our Mother’s Day Gift Guide is now officially live over on the site with some new additions, like our sweet Mother’s Day Box , our Mom + Me Apron sets a few other meaningful favorites, with free shipping code MAMA.
I’ve been spending a lot of time over on Pinterest (as we all have) perusing photos of everything from old Southern homes to modern farmhouse details for an extra special project that I can’t wait to share.
It reminded me of our own gallery of Old Homes that we have come across over the years during our travels. The craftsmanship and attention to detail, the creaky stairs, the paint colors, the huge porches and established gardens truly inspire every ounce of my core. We even selected a few of our favorites to be available as framed prints for your own home.
We’ve been a little wistful in thinking about summer travel and wanting to go to the beach, so I thought it might be fun this week to share our collections of Vintage Postcards over from the Vintage Goods shop. Old travel art and advertising is some of my favorite to find in the vintage world.
I’m always paying attention to trends because as the old saying goes, “What goes around, comes around.” Though I am known to stick to the timeless classics, you can draw so much inspiration in seeing what is fresh and new – from prints + patterns to colors + designs.
One pattern trend that we’ve seen a huge increase in since farmhouse style first made its debut is a classic Gingham. I personally love the black-and-white print version and where I’ve really seen the increase on this print is in the larger buffalo check. It’s both timeless, pretty, clean and layer-worthy yet not too overwhelming for those of us who do simple well.
Our entire Gingham Collection that launched early last year was based on the trend and I love how it’s elevated on our linen fabric.
Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite Gingham pieces out there across a variety of categories – from style pieces (staple J. Crew has long been known to use the pattern), to home goods like gingham pillows, curtains, bedding and beyond. Love to know your thoughts on this trend and which pieces you like the most – click for the full roundup of Gingham pieces.
This week we are giving away one of our most popular gift sets of all time – our Ceramic Biscuit Cutter + Buttermilk Biscuit Family Recipe Tea Towel. These are handmade for us in small batches by our longtime friends at Honeycomb Studio and truly make the most special, keepsake gift for anyone that loves to bake (or eat biscuits for that matter!)
Click here to enter to win this week! And congrats to last week’s winner, Michele B.
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