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Thursday Shout Out: For the Love of Mom

The deadline for ordering beautiful Etsy goodies for Mom is fast approaching, kids, so it’s time to get yourself in gear. And we don’t want to hear about how you don’t have any money to spend on us, either-we’ve been in your rooms, we’ve broken into your piggy banks while you’re at school, we know you’re loaded. So it’s time to say “Thanks” for everything we do for you, handmade style.

4 8×8 or 8 5×11 picture frames in “Memory Keeper” Style, by 2DogsWoodworking. $148. Group present time, kiddos! No mom on Earth won’t melt when she opens these beautiful frames on Mother’s Day morning…just stick your favorite photo or piece of original art in them and BAM!- instant winner. To make these gorgeous frames even more impressive you can customize them with your own color choices-43 (yes, you read that right, FORTY THREE) to choose from. Mom will be a grandma (if she isn’t already) before she stops raving about them.

Sweet Peas in a Pod Necklace, by ALovellyDesign. $24. With hand stamped initial tags, over 20  “pea” colors to choose from, two necklace lengths, and a handmade pod, nobody would dare to pretend that this adorable necklace isn’t one of a kind…just like you are, and just like Mom is. Oh, and you can choose from 2-4 peas to go in your pod, so be a dear and get your brother involved…you know he’ll just get a crappy card if you don’t. You can take the credit when Mom opens it up and gets all teary.

2 Hand Cut Silhouettes in an 8×10 Real Wood Oval Frame, by paperportraits. $80. You really want to reduce Mom to tears (in a good way, not in a “Oh-My-God-She-Got-Ahold-Of-The-Scissors-And-Chopped-Off-All-Her-Hair” kind of way), then dig up your best baby pictures and have them made into these custom silhouettes. Dads, trying to do this for Mom with the little ones? No worries-paperportraits gives detailed instructions on just what the photos need to have (and don’t need to have) in order to make these beautiful, so it’s a no brainer. Oh, and it comes complete with the super gorgeous oval frame too-so all you have to do is wrap it!

Mother’s Day Herbal Tea Kit by purposedesign. $12. This product description pretty much sums up why this is a perfect gift for you-know-who: “Drinking a cup of freshly brewed herbal tea is relaxing, calming and restorative!” Hmmmm, sound like something anyone you know could be using right about now? Perhaps someone who is, right at this minute, doing your laundry, cooking your meals, driving you to practice, and helping raise you to be a loving, caring individual who is selfless and thoughtful enough to recognize that this certain person should be lavished with attention and extravagant gifts more than once a year? Or maybe just enough to be allowed to drink a few cups of this gorgeous tea (which she can customize as she likes) while it’s still hot?

Because we’re pretty sure your Mom fits that bill. So get her this tea and all that relaxation and zen-like calm will totally save you when you realize you forgot to tell her you need cupcakes for a bake sale tomorrow morning.

Just a thought.

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About meatbagz totes

Mackenzie is an award winning pie maker, a fast driver, and a screen printing mastermind. Kate is a designer, occasional neat freak, and tea drinking madwoman. They both believe in the power of good karma, air banding as a valid form of exercise, and that getting your hands dirty is a good way to keep your soul clean. Together they make up Team Meatbagz.

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