This past Mother’s Day weekend marked a whole year of us living back here in Virginia and it was a pleasure to spend it with our moms. One of the events we had originally planned on was meeting at the beach for lunch on Sunday, but sadly rain was in the forecast. We made a last minute change and decided to just go ahead and host a Mother’s Day brunch at our home. I was inspired and went out early Sunday morning to grab some fresh flowers and greenery and set up a nice spread to celebrate the moms in our family. Paper plates and plastic champagne flutes never looked so nice (in my humble opinion hahaha).
I decided not to get stressed about all the details and just use simple things and what we had and also not to worry about all the unfinished projects around the house. We got this home to be able to do life in it, messy/unfinished or what ever, so we continue to do life even in the midst of it all. I knew a great centerpiece would really make for the tablescape, so I started by layering greenery on the bottom and then added some beautiful peonies on top. I printed out black and white photos of the moms with their kids and placed them on brown cardstock. Then I spread them out among the greenery. As I said before, I have no fancy glassware or plain plates, so those were just simple paper plates and plastic cups. I did have gold eating utensils, although I found I am missing two spoons from my set! I think they must have gotten misplaced during the move. I got them from Target, where you can just buy one at a time, so they will be easy to replace.
One of the best parts was all the yummy food. I enjoyed putting together a brunch spread. We had egg, cheese, and ham croissants, mimosas, donuts, french toast sticks with syrup, an egg casserole from my sister in law, and then I made these two really delicious desserts. The above one was the indulgent one. It’s the strawberry cream cheese coffeecake from oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts. We had been strawberry picking previously that week and I wanted to find a dessert to use them in. This was the one I decided upon. I had never made it before so I was a little nervous, but it turned out great! It was all gone by the end of the day.
I also wanted to make a healthier “dessert” choice, so I was excited to try this healthy fruit pizza from Life Made Sweeter. I used almond flour instead of Oat Flour and it turned out great! It’s very filling and all the flavors go oh so well together. This went real quick too and my daughter requested another one yesterday. I baked the base and then let her decorate it however she wanted. It’s great to keep in the fridge for breakfast and snacks and looks real pretty too.
I had a busy week making some presents too and was able to finish two items for my mom. I made her this “perfect grandma” shirt using the free svg from Love SVG because that is what she is. Not in the sense that she “is” literally perfect, because no one is, but that she’s the perfect grandma for my girls. I also made her a bead bar necklace which I plan to get the tutorial up for soon. I was so shocked at how easy it was to make. I don’t have many jewelry making skills, so if I can do it, you can too!