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It’s a Beautiful Garden

My sisters and I decided to do something different on Mother’s Day year.  Our mom is in the middle of downsizing.  She’s clearing out the years of accumulated stuff, simplifying the home and yard, slapping on a fresh coat of paint and readying herself to downsize into a smaller and more manageable home.  That being said, she loves setting up elaborate gardens (she has 6 in her front yard alone) and convincing her scale back to a clean slate for the soon to be new homeowner has been more than a bit difficult.

Luckily, my new son (her first grandchild), has kept us all so busy that the outdoors hadn’t been touched until last weekend.  This creates a need for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

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First step, lawn mowing!  My Dear Husband gets this fun task.

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While he’s busy, we get to clean out the flower beds and simplify with hearty Hastas.

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This project has been sitting in the shed since last fall.  DIY compost bin!  Once she moves we’ll install a permanent (and easier to turn) bin, but this is a quick, cheap and removable version that’s perfect for her needs.  Take a large container with lid (we’re using a plastic trash can), drill holes on all sides, top and bottom, lift off the ground for circulation and you’re done with the construction.  I would advise you also put some grass, leaves and soil on the bottom prior to filling with other compost materials.  Use the bungee cord to fasten the lid and make sure you take it off the lifts and roll it around once every few weeks for aeration.

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I cut her down to a small assortment of fresh herbs when I harvested the majority of last year’s crop.  Now we will start a fresh crop in pots on the patio so they are easy to access.

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The final step is peppers and tomatoes!  I’m so excited because I plan to make homemade mozzarella, so fresh tomatoes and peppers are perfect!  Plus I have the most awesome roasted red pepper dip on the planet and if you’re nice I’ll share it with you this summer (•‿•) .

Before I go, don’t forget about all of the upcoming holidays!  Planning can take a bit of time and work so make sure you get your orders in now so PartyFetti can get your pinwheels, decorations and accessories to you in time.

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Happy Mother’s Day, from my family to yours!!!!

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Celebrate our Teachers!

Even if you aren’t a parent, you can still appreciate the importance of our educators and the hard work they do.  Show them how much you care by putting together a gift for National Teacher Day!  Keep reading to learn how to make decorative boxes for treats, a new way to dress up just about anything and more.  Oh, don’t forget to keep this saved for back to school parties!

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An Alphabet Jar Vase by The Instinctive Scrapper is a fun way to display flowers and more!  This would be good as a pencil holder, a display for silverware, cake pops and a ton of other things I haven’t thought of yet!  You can even use scrabble letters or other display items.

TD Crayon Collage

I’ve seen numerous DIY’s on gluing crayons to items as decoration.  Use your imagination!

TD Pencil Collage

You can also use pencils, or pens, or markers, you get the idea.

TD Apple Box

Make your own Apple Gift Box with instructions by Handmade Charlotte and fill with your teacher’s favorite treat!

TD Apple Plate

This is another one I’ve seen in multiple places.  Looks pretty simple – cut felt and glue!

TD Caramel Apple

Caramel Apple dip is always a great gift.  You could also save this as a “just because” at any time during the year.

No time to make your own teacher a gift?  The Party Fetti Shop is here help!

How about a sweet Apple Gift Box that comes with a set of classroom bulletin board apple numbers and just enough room inside to add your own personal gift as well!

Teacher Gift

Classroom Banners are always an ideal gift too!  Help your teacher get a jump start on next year’s classroom set up with one of these adorable Board Book Banners or a Flashcard Garland.

Gifts for Teachers

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There are all sorts of custom made to order gifts for teachers available in The Party Fetti Shop for your special teacher.