Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Mom Survival Kits

mom mason jarStill not sure what to get those Moms in your life for Mother’s Day? Here is an easy, budget friendly idea that they are sure to love – Mom Survival Kits!

Take a large mason jar and decorate as you desire, or print a pretty label with “Mom’s Survival Kit” on it. Then, fill the jar with little knick-knacks that every Mom could use, especially since Mom’s are always on the go. The items can range from gift cards to restaurants and spas to little things like hand sanitizer, lotion, tissues, lip gloss, mini wine/alcohol bottles, chocolate, pain killers, Tide pens etc. You get the idea!

Make sure to include a heartfelt note or card to complete the jar and that Mom in your life is sure to absolutely love and use all the items provided!

What items would you want in your survival kit?

Miss Martha Nadia


Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe: French Toast Casserole

Can’t get a reservation for Mother’s Day? Try this perfect brunch recipe for French Toast Casserole and stay in!

Serving Size: 6 – Prep Time: 30 minutes – Cook Time: 50 minutesĀ 

What You Will Need:

  • 5 cups of Bread Crumbs/cubes
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1.5 cups of Milk
  • 1/4 cup of White Sugar, divided
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Margarine, softened
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and lightly butter an 8×8 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt, and vanilla. Then add in the bread crumbs/cubes to soak. Pour into baking pan and dot with margarine; let stand for 10 minutes.

Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Bake in preheated oven about 45-50 minutes, until top is golden. Serve with syrup and/or whipped cream and enjoy!

What is your favorite brunch dish?

DIY Mother’s Day Gift: QT Basket

With Mother’s Day fast approaching (it’s a week from today), we thought it would be a good idea to share a heartfelt Mother’s Day gift, that you can do yourself, a QT Basket! I actually got this idea from my old co-worker Rachel, and fellow blogger, who made a basket similar to this for her boyfriend on Valentine’s Day.

For a QT Basket you will need:

  • A beautiful basket
  • Bag of filler
  • Ribbon
  • 12 Pretty Envelopes

If your Mom is like mine, she’s a busy bee just like me, and we rarely get to spend any quality time (QT) together. This gift is a perfect way to remedy that! Label each of the envelopes with a month, and then inside include an activity that you and your Mom will do together. It could be something as simple as “This month you and I will go out for lunch together” or “This month we will do a spa day” or if you’re feeling particular generous, “This month I’ll help you clean the attic.”

The activities are endless! You can include gift cards along with these notes if you’d like, but the point is dedicating at least 1 day a month to doing something with your Mom. She’ll be guaranteed to love it!

*Use filler and ribbon to decorate the basket.

You don’t leave in the same city or even state as your Mom? This gift idea can be easily altered, substitute activities with cards from the heart for each month so that she can be reminded every month of how much she means to you.

What are you doing for your Mom this Mother’s Day?