Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday and I'm going to be working most of the day. Drats!
In a perfect world, I would have prepared a beautiful brunch for my mother (a.k.a. Mama Rizz), a labor of love that culminated in loads of happy, full bellies. Quiche, tarts, biscuits and fruit salads galore!
But, alas, I am unable to do that. Sigh. Instead, I decided to make a culinary herb planter, something small enough to live in the compact area outside her cute little condo on the lake. I picked up a simple window box
from Lowe's and dug a couple cans of spray paint from my shed.
It's amazing what a little paint can do to brighten up just about anything. After the paint dried on my window box, I used some dirt from our compost to plant the herbs. It cost me less than $15. Not too shabby, right?
Since my mother already had plenty of basil, I opted for a few different and interesting varieties. I love being able to walk outside and pluck herbs straight out of my garden. It's a simple luxury. One that's easy and accessible for any living space.
We're headed to have dinner with Mama Rizz tonight with the herb planter in tow. I hope it brings her a bit of happiness every time she steps out to take a few snips. Plus, it's handmade with love and those gifts are the best kind, no?
Do you have any plans for Mother's Day? Any crafts you've been working on? I'd love to hear about them. Holler!