Mother's Day Gift Picks

Mother’s Day is always a fun holiday for me.  Not only do I have a wonderful mother of my own I love to celebrate, but I usually like to take the time to celebrate all the moms in my life!  From my sister who has two kids of her own, to my grandmas, and now my future mother-in-law!  This year I’ve teamed up with Fossil to bring you some amazing gift picks for Mother’s Day from their Fossil x ME to WE line.  While I’ve always loved Fossil and their gorgeous products, the ME to WE line is something I’m extra excited about.  ME to WE is a social enterprise that empowers female artisans around the world in order to end poverty in their communities -- how cool is that!?

Read my interview with Fossil below and check out my picks for all the moms in your life this year!  Plus: Use my code POPPY20 to receive 20% off your order until 5/1 - so get to shopping for your Mom!

As you know, Fossil tins are some of our favorite blank canvases to add an extra fun touch to our watches. How did you paint yours? How would you use it in your own home?

My readers know that any and every surface, I usually try to write all over it, so these Fossil tins were no exception!  While flowers and patterns are always super sweet and perfect for Mother’s Day, I tried to mix it up a bit with some wrap around lettering.  Whether it’s a simple message like “I love you” or some funny quote from my 4 year old nephew about what he loves most about my sister, it’s always fun to see it in writing.  Adding cute little succulents or plants inside make the cutest little window sill or mantle decor year round.

Tell us about a memorable DIY object that you made for (or was inspired by) your mom.

This past Christmas, I decided to DIY a gift for my mom that I actually ended up wanting to keep for myself (don’t worry - I didn’t!).  I grabbed a really pretty granite cheese board and handlettered a quote on top of it about sharing a meal with family.  I imagined us using it at family gatherings and fun events and I loved the idea of being a part of it - no matter where I was!  

What’s the last thing you created from scratch?

I did my best to make spaghetti and meatballs from scratch for my fiance’s birthday last February.  Whenever we go to an Italian restaurant for the first time, he always orders this dish because he says it’s the true test of an Italian kitchen.  I might not be earning any Michelin stars anytime soon, but I do think it came out pretty delicious!

Which piece would you like to give and receive from the Fossil Me to We collection?

To give, I love the ME to WE Bag Charm!  My mom is a flight attendant and this is the perfect gift for her.  Keeping track of her luggage is 99% of her life and something cute and unique like this bag charm would make her bag stand out among the crowds!

To receive, I love this embossed small leather wristlet with my new initials!  This is the first time I’ve gotten something with CLH instead of CLS and it was just so fun to see it and wear it proudly (even if it’s not official until September).  The size of this wristlet is perfect for a night out too.  I tend to bring a big bag with me everywhere I go, with every “just in case” item on me, so I love this option of simplifying.  

Through this campaign we are giving back to the artisan “Mamas” behind Me to We. How has your blog helped you give back to other women?

I always love working with brands that have a heart for giving back.  I think there are so many amazing women and artisans around this world that don’t necessarily get the recognition they deserve so bringing light to them brings me so much joy.  I hope that my own brand gives women inspiration to follow their own dreams and try something new.  Calligraphy and hand lettering has been such an amazing creative outlet for me and has completely changed my outlook on life.  I hope that through my projects and words, I am empowering women to find their own outlet.  To keep on pressing if they’re burning the midnight oil pursuing their dreams like I am.  To simply try and see what happens!