Friday Favorites: Last-Minute Mother’s Day Ideas + Beautiful Kitchens

Happy Friday! The end-of-school-early-summer life has gotten so busy (and so fun) that I totally missed sharing favorites with you last week — oops! I hope your spring-summer is off to a great start, too. This week we have some really great projects to share with you — last minute Mother’s Day ideas, plus some beautiful kitchens and tutorials! Have a happy Mother’s Day (or Awesome Women’s Day, as I like to call it — you can read more about that here) and a wonderful weekend!

Friday Favorite Kitchens And More #remodelaholic

Friday Favorites: Mother’s Day Ideas + Beautiful Kitchens

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Favorite easy melt-your-heart Mother’s Day idea: I’m a sucker for anything my kids make, and something that they make AND has their picture is a double-hit to my emotional sensibilities <3 These letter photo holders by BlueIStyle fit the bill just right — you can make them tonight to deliver to Grandma or Mom!

Easy Mother's Day Letter Photo Holders, BlueIStyle

Favorite alternate Mother’s Day gift idea: For the mom that has everything, or in memory of Mom, I really liked this list of charitable gift ideas for Mother’s Day over at Brit + Co!

Favorite save-it reference: A Darling Design put together a simply beautiful tablescape, plus a great guide on setting a beautiful table. Perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch like this… or do you serve mom breakfast in bed on a DIY tray? 😉


Favorite new kitchen trend: I don’t see it as a trend more than an evolution of kitchen storage, but I LOVE having drawers in the lower cabinets instead of shelves, like this beautiful kitchen. (Photo ©Remodelaholic | Home built by E&L Custom Homes, Designed by Osmond Design)

Favorite I-need-for-summer: We don’t have an in-ground pool or anything fancy, but my kiddos love playing in the water every day during the summer. This outdoor towel rack by Anika’s DIY Life is pure brilliance, and it’s easily brought inside to dry towels, too.

Diy Towel Rack For Summer, Anika's DIY Life

Favorite kitchen WOW: The Created Home redid her kitchen for the #oneroomchallenge and WOW — just look at all the added character and style! So much work, but what a payout!

Kitchen Renovation Before And After, The Created Home

Favorite bunk room: I’ve always dreamed of having a room like this in our house someday for all the kids (or grandkids) to come sleepover and create memories! See part 2 of this room over on Instagram, too. And yes, the beds would be a pain to make, but totally worthy of an investment in zip-up bedding, right? (Photo ©Remodelaholic | Home built by Magleby Construction)

Favorite succulent idea: I’m still crushing on succulents, real or faux, so this embroidery hoop succulent arrangement by Our Crafty Mom is right up my alley!

Embroidery Hoop Succulent Planter, Our Crafty Mom

Favorite unexpected source: As a reminder that creativity abounds and inspiration can be found anywhere: that cushy plush pillow was made from a *bath mat*! Get the details over at Tidbits by Cami.

Bath Mat Pillow, Tidbits By Cami

Favorite hashtag: Okay, this one comes up every year, but I LOVE seeing all the #oneroomchallenge rooms. Go browse the hashtag on Instagram here — you’re sure to find some amazing inspiration and new accounts to follow! So many beautiful rooms, but after a long winter, I’m craving color so the ones that caught my eye were this non-traditional RED kitchen by @mila_jestcafe (see more here)

and this gorgeous modern blue bathroom by @erinkestenbaum (see more here):

Have a great week!

(Remember, our Remodelaholics Anonymous link sharing has now moved over to our blogger group on Facebook, and we have a new Remodelaholics Anonymous group for anyone, blog or not, to join and share projects, ask questions, and get inspired!)

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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