In 2016, I had a fire lit under me. I remember being so passionate about doing my part in the fight against racism. I thought I was saying and doing all of the right things to get through to others. But then I replied to someone’s “Black lives matter” quote with “All lives matter, stop dividing us (something along those lines).” And people started replying to me in the most negative way. ⁣
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I was honestly so confused. Didn’t they know I was on their side? ⁣
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So instead of continuing to try to prove my point, I reached out to a friend from high school and asked her if she would explain what I had done wrong. And even though she didn’t have to, she did. And I understood immediately why what I said was absolutely the wrong thing to say. Thank you, Kendra!⁣
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If you are using the term “all lives matter” in response to anything that is going on in our country right now, I implore you to research why it’s wrong. There are a number of articles and graphics out there that explain it brilliantly. One being the picture of two houses, one on fire and one perfectly fine. But a person is spraying water on the house that isn’t burning down, while saying “all houses matter”. Of course they do, but right now, we need to focus and save the one that is burning down. ⁣
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For a lot of us, this is new and as we continue to fight, we will make mistakes, as I did years ago. But as long as we are learning from those mistakes, and growing as people, it’s ok! Recognize where you’ve gone wrong. Learn why. Continue to educate others. We are stronger together. ⁣
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Yesterday, I read. ⁣
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And even if every single other person in this country did the same thing on #blackouttuesday, it didn’t magically change the lives of black people overnight. It was only 24 hours. That shouldn’t surprise you. ⁣
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We still have work to do. ⁣
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We need to continue to read, continue to watch, continue to listen, continue to share... Continue to teach our kids and have the uncomfortable conversations with those around us that still don’t understand that this isn’t about all lives. This is about black lives. This isn’t about not being a racist. This is about anti-racism. ⁣
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Continuing to educate ourselves and others so that things will change speaks louder than any black box ever will. ⁣
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Will you stay silent or will you arm yourself with the knowledge you need to fight? ⁣
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Art by my 14 year old daughter, Lucia, who has been more vocal about this situation than many adults. ⁣
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Like most of you, I watched George Floyd fight for his last breath on national TV, by someone whose job it was to protect people. It sickened me.⁣
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I’ve struggled to find the words to express how I was feeling. In all honesty, I was afraid to speak about it in fear that I would say the wrong thing or my thoughts would be misinterpreted.⁣
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But staying silent can be misinterpreted too.⁣
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Yesterday morning I watched an IGTV video by @cut and I knew I couldn’t stay silent any longer.⁣
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I am a white woman. I will NEVER know what it’s like to be a person of color. I will never be pulled over because of the color of my skin. I have never been afraid of the police. And knowing that so many, at a young age are taught to act a certain way around a police officer, in fear that they may be arrested or worse, killed, for absolutely no reason at all, breaks my heart.⁣
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But this isn’t about me or my feelings.⁣
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This is about the senseless killings that continue happening. It’s about the injustice that people of color face. It’s about so many families that have lost loved ones. It’s about all of the beautiful black children and their parents and grandparents and extended family, that are afraid of what could happen to them because of the color of their skin.⁣
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Imagine leaving your home every day and wondering if you’ll ever return. No one should ever have to feel that way.⁣
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It’s time we stopped the silence and did something about it. It’s time we focus on change and how we can do better. I’m sharing ways we can make a change on the blog today and I’ve included the link in my bio. ⁣
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Best part about having a teenage daughter? We can enjoy Lifetime Original Movies together! [ad] I'm so excited for this weekend's movie marathon! @LifetimeTV has always been one of my favorites and just like me, this year they are celebrating 30 incredible years (wink, wink)! ⁣
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Lucia and I are ready for a weekend of movies, popcorn and LOTS of commentary. Somehow, even if it's a drama or a thriller, we find ourselves laughing. She definitely shares my crazy sense of humor. ⁣
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Today we are planning on watching Death of a Cheerleader at 11am EST and Flowers in the Attic at 4pm EST and tomorrow, Beaches at 12pm EST. ⁣
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The marathon begins today at 11am EST and ends Sunday night.. so grab your popcorn and tune in with us. Don't forget to check out our stories where we'll be sharing what it's like to watch a movie with us (almost as entertaining as the movies themselves). #LifetimeLoyals  #LifetimeTV #LOM30 ⁣
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I don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but this is only temporary. ⁣
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I’ve said it to myself a million times since I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder. And now, during this pandemic, it’s something we all have to focus on. ⁣
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We won’t always be locked in our homes. We won’t always have to wear a mask in public. Our kids won’t always be schooled online. We won’t always be out of work. Because just like anxiety, this pandemic is only temporary. ⁣
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Enjoy your family. Cherish every moment you are being “forced” to spend with them. Your kids are growing up and they won’t always be little. Having them at home with you is just as temporary. ⁣
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Today on the blog, our friend Alison @theanxietyhealer is sharing her personal struggle and how she’s coping with anxiety during a pandemic. She’s also included her favorite affirmations for you. Link is in my bio (or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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Today is #nationalbrisketday so obviously I have to share my go-to slow cooker BBQ brisket recipe. It’s probably one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. It tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen cooking it, though it takes just minutes to prep. Best part is, you can make this recipe with any cut of beef! Serve on a plate with your favorite sides or on a roll for a delicious sandwich. Your family will love it!⁣
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Head to the blog (link in bio or swipe up in stories) for the easy to follow recipe. ⁣
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I’ve gotten so much positive feedback on the copycat Starbucks Pink Drink recipe I put up on the blog last month and I just wanted to thank you guys so much! Since most of us aren’t going out, it’s fun to try to make our favorites at home. What copycat recipe do you want me to share next?
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𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐭? ⁣
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And if you missed the Pink Drink recipe, just click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories. ⁣😊⁣
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I’ve gotten so much positive...

In case you missed it... yesterday I shared a free printable neighborhood scavenger hunt (link in bio). ⁣I didn’t mention that in addition to this scavenger hunt page, you’ll also receive 2 additional exclusive printable scavenger hunts! 🙌🏻⁣
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Scavenger hunts are a great way to keep busy, get out of the house (safely) as a family, get some exercise and have some competitive fun! ⁣
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Have you downloaded it yet?⁣
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Although our city is slowly opening up, we will be staying in and enjoying family time today. ⁣
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We will also be doing a fun scavenger hunt around the neighborhood (I shared the free printable on the blog today so go and grab it - link in bio). ⁣
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Although our city is slowly...

Back in January, we visited @legolandflorida for the first time. One of the highlights of that trip, was discovering Granny's Apple Fries. We've been pretty obsessed with them since the first bite and wanted to try to recreate them at home.⁣
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I researched, I googled, I tried two different recipes that I found online that claimed to be Legoland Granny apple fries copycat recipes. And they were both huge failures. ⁣
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We dipped our apple sticks in the batter, fried and tossed in a cinnamon sugar mix. OMG... HEAVEN.  Cinnamon sugar apple fries are EVERY 👏🏻 THING 👏🏻 and I’m sharing the recipe today on the blog (click on the link in our bio or swipe up in stories). ⁣
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Would you dip them with caramel, whipped cream or both?⁣
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Mother’s Day Flower Pot Printable Craft

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Mother’s Day is just days away and nothing is going to stop us from celebrating this special day. While we can’t go out to dinner, or plan anything special outside of the home we can grab some craft supplies, many of which you probably already have somewhere in your home, and have the kids create a special keepsake that Mom will love! I’m even including a free printable for this Mother’s Day flower pot printable craft!

After we shared the Transforming Ninja Star video, we got such positive feedback that we thought it would be fun to make them smaller and use them as flowers for our Mother’s Day craft. Not only are they fun and look adorable, but it will keep the kids occupied much longer, so you’re so welcome for that.

If your little ones are too small to make the transforming ninja stars, you can also just cut out flower shapes from construction paper or use flattened cupcake liners. It’s completely up to you and your kids! I’ve provided the pot and the leaves in the printable so that’s two things you don’t have to worry about!

Supplies needed to make a mother's day flower pot

Happy Mother's Day poem and a crayon

Mother's Day flower pot craft idea

neon yellow flower with a hot pink pom pom center

Printed leaves with pipe cleaner stems

The perfect handmade gift for Mom for Mother's Day. Just download this free printable flower pot and leaves and let your kids use their creativity to do the rest.

Happy Mother's Day printable flower pot craft on a table

Happy Mother's Day printable flower pot craft with crayons

Mother’s Day Flower Pot Printable

You’ll need:
Mother’s Day Flower Pot Printable
Pipe Cleaners
Pom Poms
Square Sticky Notes (or Paper Cut into Squares) OR Cupcake Liners
Construction Paper (any color)
Printer Paper
Scissors
Hot Glue
Glue Stick
Brown Crayon
Marker

Directions:

  1. Download our free Mother’s Day Flower Pot Printable, open in Adobe Acrobat and print on standard printer paper.
  2. Using scissors, cut out the flower pot and each leaf.
  3. Color the top of the flower pot (where the dirt would be) with a brown crayon.
  4. Paste the flower pot at the bottom of your piece of construction paper.
  5. If you’re planning on creating flowers like we did, you’ll want to check out the step by step video of the transforming ninja star here and make two of them. If not, you can also use cupcake liners instead! Just flatten them out.
  6. Measure 2 pipe cleaners and cut them to fit. Make sure to leave space for your flowers.
  7. Hot glue (a tiny amount) the bottom of each pipe cleaner to the flower pot and to the top of the sheet. You’ll want to do this at an angle so there is room for the flowers.
  8. Using a tiny dot of hot glue, hot glue your flowers to the top of the pipe cleaners.
  9. Hot glue a pom pom (or many) to the center of your flowers.
  10. Using a glue stick, glue each leaf next to the pipe cleaners. Use your imagination as to which one goes where. Use them all, or just use a couple. Be creative!
  11. Using a marker or crayon, make sure your little one writes their name and the year so that Mom will remember when they received this special gift.

What do you think of our Mother’s Day creation? And if you’re looking more Mother’s Day craft or gift ideas, make sure to check out our Mother’s Day Activity and Coupon Book from last year!

Happy Mother's Day printable flower pot craft on a table

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  • Laura Schwormstedt
    May 7, 2020

    Ooh this is such a gorgeous craft idea for Mothers Day – hope my boys do something like this

    Laura x

  • Myrah Duque
    May 5, 2020

    So cute! Looks like an easy craft that I can teach my nephews to do. Thanks for sharing.

  • Gervin Khan
    May 4, 2020

    Oh my goodness this is so cute! I am going to print this and will include this for our school activities today. I love it!

  • christy
    May 3, 2020

    Fab!! I love these creative posts and the step by step is simple 🙂 thanks for sharing, keep it up love the quality of the pics too!!

  • Cindy
    May 3, 2020

    What an amazing Mother’s Day craft! I’m sharing it with my nieces for their mom.

  • Ray
    May 3, 2020

    Cute and very creative. Sending to my niece for her mum!

  • Melanie williams
    May 3, 2020

    Oh wow what a fab idea. this looks like a lovely craft and a great way to celebrate your mothers day for sure xx

  • Ankana
    May 3, 2020

    I just love this Mother’s Day craft, they look gorgeous and totally something everyone would fall in love with cause of the effort that has been put in to make them..

  • Hannah Marie
    May 3, 2020

    This is a lovely idea! So cute and easy to make. Moms will appreciate this for sure.

  • Marlynn
    May 2, 2020

    This is such a cute idea!! I love it! I always loved when my kids were little and would make crafty gifts like this.

  • Elicit Folio
    May 2, 2020

    This is such a cute craft idea to try! I will save this for my niece so we can try this at home!

  • Nilakshi
    May 2, 2020

    This is a great DIY. I have plenty of time, so, I will give it a try.

  • Yeah Lifestyle
    May 2, 2020

    What a beautiful card and one which will be cherish compared to the store bought one! Totally loving this and going to get my kids to make one for their grandma.
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  • littlemisadvencha
    May 2, 2020

    I used to do this when I was younger. I dont know what my mother felt like that time when she received our gifts. haha. and I would love to do this once again with my nieces. 🙂 perfect bonding….
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  • Lyanna Soria
    May 2, 2020

    Awee, that looks amazing! What a wonderful craft idea to make for Mother’s Day and quite easy for the kids to do as well.

  • Claudia
    May 2, 2020

    Such a great idea and awesome project to do with the kids! Can’t wait to try it with my nephews!
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  • Kay
    May 2, 2020

    Great arts and craft project and thanks for your sharing. ~
    It’s time for me to make something nice for moms for Monther’s Day.

  • Joy
    May 2, 2020

    Heather – this is so cute!!! I love the pinwheel flowers and somehow a 3D or 2D craft is always so much more enjoyable. Happy early Mother’s Day.
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  • Catalina
    May 2, 2020

    I love when my kid makes a craft as a gift. It’s such a beautiful memory!

  • Erin
    May 2, 2020

    This is such an adorable craft! Perfect for Mother’s day. I love the little pom poms on it!

  • kileen
    May 2, 2020

    This is such a cute idea and perfect for mothers day!

  • Autumn Rose Reo
    May 2, 2020

    THIS IS ADORABLE. While they’re simple, the use of the Ninja Star does make it easier to convince my son to make one for the grandmas!
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  • Lisa Joy Thompson
    May 1, 2020

    This is such an adorable craft! I love that you used ninja stars for flowers! Super cute for Mother’s Day!
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  • Bill
    May 1, 2020

    I think I”m going to have the kids do this for my wife this year. I think she’ll really love it. It’s a great idea.
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  • Jordan
    May 1, 2020

    How cute! This would be the perfect craft for my 5 and 7 year olds since we are stuck at home this Mother’s Day.
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  • Bella
    May 1, 2020

    I remember making something like this in school for my mom when I was little this is such a fun craft.

  • Surekha
    May 1, 2020

    That is such a sweet gift idea! Homemade gifts are always so much more meaningful.
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  • jenna
    May 1, 2020

    How adorable is this! So fun and sweet 🙂 I’ll have to send this to my friends too
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  • Tara Pittman
    May 1, 2020

    That is so cute. I need to show this to my boys so we can make one

  • Mimi
    May 1, 2020

    This is so cute! I need to make this for my mom, I got her a mug but she loves handcrafted things

  • Brianne
    May 1, 2020

    Oh my gosh, this is super cute! I’m going to help the kids do this as gift for my mom. She’s going to love it.
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  • Monica
    May 1, 2020

    I love doing crafts with my kids! It really is a confidence booster to them, especially since I plaster everything they do on the wall. This looks so fun to make together.

  • Jamie
    May 1, 2020

    That is adorable!!! I miss the days when my son was little and made things like this. 🙂
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  • Matt Taylor
    May 1, 2020

    This looks so great and perfect idea for kids to do for Mother’s Day!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
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  • Jessica Collazo
    May 1, 2020

    This project is super cute I love it is perfect for a Mother’s Day gift
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