gifts for my mom…




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I got to see my mom this last weekend~my husband got me a plane ticket for my birthday to see my sister and her new baby and my mom drove down to meet us. More on that later! This is what I did for some little gifts for late mother’s day and early birthday presents:
Some of her favorite quotes in dollar store and clearance Target frames
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may 2010 016 1 I also ironed on this little Mom to the 7th power onto a plain, gray hoodie. I used the same technique as I did here.
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Why to the 7? She raised 7 of us! This is the last pic I have of us all together at my sister’s wedding (I’m #2)
Meet my brothers and sisters: Nicholas, Kerri, Christopher, Kelsey, brother in law David, me, Michael, and Kristin. Girls won by one.
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Gifts don’t have to be expensive…a little thought, a little spray paint, an iron, you’re good to go :)
Happy Tuesday~

21 comments:

  1. Great gifts for mom! What a beautiful family picture. Your sisters wedding gown and bouquet are gorgeous!

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  2. beautiful quotes/gifts. I think I need them in my house too:)

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  3. Okay, I have said that I was done having children, but now your family photo makes me want to have more! I love big families! What a precious Mom you have to raise all 7 of you. You have a beautiful family.
    Blessings!

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  4. What a lovely photo and I LOVE the quotes you used!

    You are totally gonna think I am all psycho crazy, but I SWEAR I know your brother Christopher from somewhere. Did he by chance live in Miss., MT? That HAS to be where I know him from. It's driving me nuts!

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  5. You are soo inspiring!!

    What an example of "her children rising up and calling her blessed"

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  6. What a wonderful idea and a beautiful family!!

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  7. How beautiful! What a lovely family!

    Mary Ellen

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  8. Great idea! Lovely family picture as well!

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  9. I love this post! Your family is absolutely, positively, incredibly beautiful!!

    I like the gifts you made for your mom, and I'm betting she loved them. I particularly like that quotation from Victor Hugo--I'd never read that. I'm going to keep that one!

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  10. WOW, what a beautiful family! And I love mom/7!!

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  11. Can I have ur permission to copy that Mom logo? It is just too gosh darn cute. Oh, great photo with the fam.

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  12. These are the best type of gifts to receive! I'm sure they'll treasure not only the gifts, but your time and talent in creating such gifts. Lovely family photo!

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  13. What a good looking group you are! What a nice picture of you all together. Great idea for the frames; I have that top one and it is sitting empty waiting for something to fill it. I think a quote is a good idea.

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  14. Melissa, you all are such a beautiful family!!! Just lovely. :)

    I really like your gift ideas. The mom7 t-shirts were all the rage at the MOPS International Conference in Nashville last year. Kudos to you for figuring it out on the cheap!! :)

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  15. Mom must be so happy and proud. You are a beautiful family!!!

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  16. My goodness you have a beautiful family! You have some seriously good genes to pass down! Love your blog too!

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  17. What a gorgeous family...and I love that quote too.

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  18. Lovely family photo. You are all so pretty:)

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  19. Tus trabajos soy muy lindos Melissa! y sales bella en la foto, deseo que siempre estén juntos en familia, eso es lo mejor!

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  20. Megan Jansky1/8/14, 1:15 PM

    Your sister's dress is beautiful!  Do you mind sharing who the designer was or where she got it?  I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT and would love to have a similar design for myself.  My wedding is next year, and I am just starting to look for dresses.  THANK YOU!

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  21. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 1:18 PM

    Hi Megan~
    I asked her and she said: "I got it at Alyssa's Bridal in Provo. But that was 4 years ago, so I don't know if they will still have it."
    I hope that helps!
    Melissa

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