Gift Ideas | Mother’s Day

So, tomorrow is May.  What?!  How the heck did that happen so fast? Although, I’m not sure why I’m acting surprised, by the pollen count, it’s been very obvious that Spring is in full-swing.  And, of course, Spring means Mother’s Day!  We all love mom’s, don’t we?  mom’s are the best.

The relationship between a mother and daughter can be rocky during those teenage, puberty, hormone years, but when you finally grow up and realize how much your mother loves you and are able to just enjoy your relationship with her as a friend, it’s the best kind of friendship.

So, since Mother’s Day is just over a week away, I thought I’d help you out a little with some fun gift ideas for mom.

Mother's Day Gifts

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I’m not even kidding about how much I love that floral hat from Anthropologie!  Isn’t that so cute for mom?!

 

 

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Woodland Inspiration | Reindeer

Is it Monday?  I swear it’s Monday…I mean, it doesn’t make sense that a Thursday would begin with someone ringing your doorbell incessantly at 6:45 a.m. causing your 80 lb dog to bark like someone just ripped his favorite bone out of his mouth while staring him directly in the eyes.  Of course I think there’s some emergency.  My sister. My niece or nephew. The neighbor.  Wrong.  No emergency.  Just a co-worker of my husband’s who’d been trying to reach him because he needed something out of his car BUT his phone was on silent—so he showed up at our door.  Normal, right?  Gooooood morning!  I’m pretty sure my teeth are a millimeter shorter because of the grinding that ensued.

Ok.  Rant over.

For real.

OK! Not sure if you saw my recent artwork on the chalk wall in my kitchen–if not, you can check it out on the Facebook page.  Regardless, I noted that I’m having a slight obsession with Reindeer this season.  Forget the fact that those giant, 250 lb animals cause car accidents every day in many parts of the country and eat our beautiful shrubbery (that’s right–I just used the word shrubbery)–they’re cute!  And they’re hot right now, so I figured I’d throw together a little reindeer inspired gifts board.  I have to admit, the Ikea reindeer mugs are definitely on my “want” list.  What’s your top pick?

Reindeer Motif with logo

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This fancy sweater didn’t make the board, but I’m diggin’ it too!

I promise I’ll work on my attitude.  Scout’s honor.

Gifts and Facelifts| The Blog is Back!

I know you all thought this blog was dead and gone…and to be honest, it almost was.  Without going into too much detail, life just got in the way and my little Everyday Clever took a back burner…for about a year.  Since then, I’ve made some major progress in my design career and am working for a local design firm doing interior design–what I love!

While I loved Everyday Clever, I decided that the look of it might be a little dated and that it was time for a facelift….which is why the logo and name is different now.  Welcome to Bungalow!  Bungalow is really just a fresh look at all of those “everyday clever” ideas I used to post about and maybe a few new ones too.  We’re still doing design on budget here and we still love being creative!

If you’re reading this, I’m so glad you stuck around (or maybe just forgot that you subscribed to the blog and this popped up in your email. ha!…lucky me).  I hope you’ll bear with me as I try to get everything moving again.

Since it’s already December (whaaaat?!), I’ve put together a fun little Under $20 Holiday Gift Guide for your girl. See!  What’d I tell ya?!  Affordable.  Fo realz.

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see you soon!

garden party

With the weather being so nice lately, I’ve been in the mood to work outside.  After all of those months of staying bundled-up indoors (yes, even in Florida), being in nature is quite nice.  I always see such great pictures on Pinterest of outdoor parties and receptions and have thought how fun it would be to have one of my own

{if only I lived on a farm and had a big barn to host something in!}.

We don’t have a very large yard at our house, but it’s enough and our couples group is meeting her on Saturday for dinner, so I think I’m going to put together a cozy dinner-scape for everyone.  Here are some of my inspiration photos:

 

I got these from Target today for $12.99/box and I’m pretty excited about them!

We’ll see how everything turns out!