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18 Prettiest DIY Gifts For Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day just one week away, we’ve begun kicking into overdrive planning and prepping for different ways to make our Moms feel extra loved and special — and what better way than with a gift made from the heart and hands? Click through our favorite DIY’s below and get crafty!

DIY Gifts For Mom
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DIY Gifts For Mom
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Roasted Strawberry Margaritas

Did you know margarita in Spanish means “love at first sight”? Actually we made that one up, but looking at this beauty from A Happy Food Dance you’d never know. It’s a tantalizing twist on the classic made with roasted strawberries, and we’ve finally found our spring fling.

“Roasted strawberry margaritas are delicious for two reasons – the roasted strawberries basically make their own simply syrup so you’re using some of the berries natural sugars to sweeten your drink and it pretty much tastes like jam!  Oh and it’s a margarita!  So three!” says Jessica of A Happy Food Dance.

Check out A Happy Food Dance for the full post and even more mouthwatering recipes!

Roasted Strawberry Margarita
prep time
5 Minute/s
cook time
total time
5 Minute/s
Serves 1Ingredients
  • For the roasted strawberries
  • 16 ounces (1 pound) strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • For the margarita
  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces roasted strawberries
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • salt or sugar, for rimming
  • lime slices, for garnish
Instructions
  1. To make roasted strawberries: Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place strawberries on baking sheet and then sprinkle with sugar.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until strawberries are fragrant and syrup has formed.
  4. To make roasted strawberry margarita: In a shaker, pour tequila and strawberries and muddle together.
  5. Add ice, lime juice and simple syrup to mixture and shake vigorously.
  6. Rim a glass with salt or sugar, fill with ice and strain mixture over top.
  7. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve immediately.
  8. This can also be doubled or quadrupled to make a batch for more people.

Photography: A Happy Food Dance | Recipe: A Happy Food Dance

Inside a Whimsical Vintage Nursery
We can’t help but “ooh” and “aah” over this vintage inspired nursery featured at The Effortless Chic! First of all, those chubby cheeks! And what about all the lovely details, from the handcrafted bird mobile to the fabulous gold crib?! It’s a sweet yet chic space for adorable baby Ellie. Take a closer peek at all the adorable details over at the full post on The Effortless Chic!

Photography: Stephanie Godfrey

Host the Perfect Spring Night at Home

We love picnics and parks on spring days, but a night in with friends can be equally fun—especially if snacks and wine are involved! “The definition of ‘a perfect spring night’ to me is a night spent on a comfy couch or porch with a delicious bottle of rosé wine, light snacks, beautiful flowers, and great friends,” says Amanda of Fashionable Hostess. Read on for her tips on hosting a fabulous spring night in!

  • Serve light snacks like a simple cheese board.
    Amanda shares, “while I love an elaborate cheese board (see this FH post), a simple heart brie from Trader Joe’s is all I need to make me smile (of course paired back to a beautiful cheese knife like this Rock Cheese Knife from my Michael Aram set).”
  • Make dessert count.
    Amanda ends the night with her husband’s favorite dessert: macarons. “I love displaying them on a mini cake stand (how cute are these from Pottery Barn?!) for the finishing touch!” she adds.

For the full post and more entertaining inspiration, check out Fashionable Hostess!

Photography: Fashionable Hostess

12 Mexican Inspired Desserts Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

If you’re lucky to have an abuela feeding you tres leches cake, creamy dulce de leche and spicy Mexican chocolate on Cinco de Mayo, we’re available for adoption! If you fall in the unlucky lot, no need to fret—we’ve rounded up our 12 favorite Mexican-inspired desserts, like easy mango popsicles, genius fried cinnamon sugar tortillas, and more twists on classic Mexican treats to save the day!

12 Mexican Inspired Desserts Perfect for Cinco de Mayo
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12 Mexican Inspired Desserts Perfect for Cinco de Mayo
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