Happy Mother’s Day to all of you wonderful mothers out there!
I was thinking about it today, and realized that I really don’t know anything about Mother’s Day. I know that it is a day to honor and celebrate mothers, motherhood, and the influence of mothers in today’s society. Of course, I researched it a little bit.
Mother’s day was first celebrated in the United States in 1908. The first memorial was held by Anna Jarvis, for her mother, in Grafton, WV. Afterwards, Anna campaigned for Mother’s Day to become a recognized holiday. Mother’s Day was accepted by other countries and is now nationally celebrated. Most countries celebrate the holiday in April or May and give cards or gifts to their maternal figures.
This is where it gets interesting. Four years after the creation of the holiday, Anna Jarvis created the Mother’s Day International Association and trademarked “second Sunday in May” and “Mother’s Day”. She believed that “Mother’s” should be singular because each family was supposed to honor its mother. It wasn’t meant to be a plural possessive commemorating all mother’s.
Visit the Mother’s Day Wikipedia page for Mother’s Day dates around the world.
Happy Mother’s Day Mom!
I found some more fun packaging designs via DailyDawdle!! I hope you enjoy them.
Creative fruit-flavored vodka packaging. I think this would be irritating to take it out of the packaging but I like the idea of it peeling like fruit.
I don’t think I need to say anything about the mustache packaging for the paint brushes!
I can’t tell if the watches are actually submerged in water or if it is just supposed to look like water. I would be more likely to buy something like this if it was actually in water though.
Coke cup packaging. Inventive!
Now this one is crafty! A cheese grater that peels like a pencil.
This one is my favorite: Fit Bun packaging is designed to look like abs. Ha!
I’m not 100% sure what this is supposed to be but it amused me so I shared it. Any ideas?
Unfortunately, there wasn’t much info on these writings and drawings, but I thought it was interesting. Read some of it if you have time.
This really shows that doodling reveals what brewing inside. There’s a reason for each and every one of them…
Here is some fortune cookie motivation to get you through your Thursday. I have these taped to my cubical at work.
Friday is almost here!
I have so much glitter nail polish left over from my teenage years. I keep thinking, what am I going to do with all of this? Slowly, but surely, I am figuring it out! This week for my Make Something Mondays, I am using my glitter nail polish to make a DIY glitter pendant necklace. It is quick and easy and I think you will like it.
Things You Will Need:
Glitter nail polish
Solid color nail polish
*I forgot to show the diamond glaze in the image above! You could use super glue if you don’t have any.
Follow the links about to the glass dome and pendant trays to get yours at the same Etsy shop I got mine.
Start off with a light clear coat on the back side of the glass dome. Make sure it is completely dry before moving on to the next step.
Brush a layer or two of glitter polish over the clear coat. Let it dry.
Pick a solid color to paint over the glittery layer. Make sure it is dry before moving on.
Add a small drop of Diamond Glaze to the pendant tray and quickly put the glass orb inside. Push down on the orb so that the glue spreads out from the center. Again, let it dry.
Add a chain and you’ve got yourself a fun glitter pendant!
I haven’t posted at all this weekend! That is the first time in a loooong time. I ran a 5K this weekend with some coworkers the day before the Pittsburgh Marathon. We did it to raise money for a local organization called Urban Impact.
It was a good time and some of us got a chance to go to the Health and Fitness Expo. That was pretty fun also.