Made For Mom {a Creative Gift Guide}

With Mother’s Day a couple of short weeks away, the blogging world is buzzing with uber cute Mother’s Day gift ideas, and I’m excited to be linking up with several women as we invite you to join our creative journey to find some great ideas for the moms on your list.

And while you’re at it, create a list to give your loved ones of the things you would enjoy for yourself! There are plenty of freebies and coupon codes to pick up along the way! I have two ideas to share before you hop onto the next destination.

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If You Give a Mom a Muffin {FREE Printable Poem}

if you give a mouse a cookie feltiesAre you familiar with the adorable “If You Give a” children’s books by Laura Numeroff? If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is the best known–about a boy who gives a mouse a cookie, and then the series of requests that follow, all cycling back to the mouse wanting another cookie.

As the mom of four little ones (ages 7, 5, 3, and 1), motherhood can sometimes feel so similar in that I often start a task, and then get sidetracked because I need to do 14 other tasks,  and then eventually I end up coming full circle back to that original task. And some days it feels like all I do is run around doing little things here and there but never actually accomplishing anything. Can you relate?

Beth Brubaker wrote a hilarious poem, If You Give a Mom a Muffin, and I created a FREE printable of this poem that’s a simple and popular gift idea to attach to a package of muffin mix and share with the moms in your life.

If You Give a Mom a Muffin

You can read the poem and download the FREE printable here.

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Printable Recipe Binder Categories

My second creative gift idea is one that stemmed as a solution to an unorganized mess of recipes I’d collected from Pinterest and favorite cooking blogs.

The recipe binder is super simple, cute, and functional! It’s practical for bringing more order to your own kitchen, as well as making a great gift for mom, grandma, even a college student, newlywed, or anyone who eats, really.

DIY Recipe BinderThis set of category printables was created from my very popular “felties” and includes the following pages for creating a recipe binder and organizing your recipes:

Cover Page, Appetizers & Snacks, Asian, Baking, Beverages, Breakfast, Breads, Desserts, Grilling, Holiday, Meat, Mexican, One-dish Meals, Pizza & Pasta, Salads, Seafood, Side Dishes & Veggies, Soup & Stew

recipe binder categories

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To continue on the blog hop, please visit each site listed below to see a special deal they are offering. There is such a diversity of creative things any mother would love to receive in honor of Mother’s Day.

Note: If you joined this blog hop somewhere along the way, please start at Lain’s site so you don’t miss a thing!

Next up on the blog hop is Diane, sharing another creative gift idea for Moms in your life.

Happy Mother’s Day to all Moms everywhere !

21 Comments on Made For Mom {a Creative Gift Guide}

  1. Alice Golden
    April 26, 2013 at 2:30 pm (3 years ago)

    These are so cute Pam! That was one of our favorite books when my boys were younger… miss those days. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • pameladonnis
      April 26, 2013 at 6:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Alice!!

  2. geezee
    April 24, 2013 at 9:51 pm (3 years ago)

    That poem tugged at everything in me that has mothered over the years. You did a great job on the graphic. I love all of your work.

    • pameladonnis
      April 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Awww, really appreciate it, Gee Zee!!

  3. libbywilko
    April 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm (3 years ago)

    Fun ideas Pam… Wish we did Mother’s Day gifts.

    • pameladonnis
      April 24, 2013 at 9:19 pm (3 years ago)

      @libbywilko, Mother’s Day can be any day ;).

  4. Dawn Stegall
    April 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the poem, too cute!

  5. Debbie ONeal
    April 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm (3 years ago)

    I have never heard of the If you Give a XXX series. That is so cute and the Give a Mother a Muffin poem is adorable. Thanks for sharing with us !

    • pameladonnis
      April 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm (3 years ago)

      You’re welcome! They are fun books.

  6. Patricia Vickers
    April 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the recipe binder; what a nice idea. I also love the Mom poem. Thank for a chance to win. Now, to continue with the blog hop.

    • pameladonnis
      April 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks for hopping! Hope you got some great ideas.

  7. Patricia Vickers
    April 24, 2013 at 1:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Just joined the hop today. Love the idea of the recipe binder as well as the poem for Moms. Thanks

  8. Beth
    April 24, 2013 at 1:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I love that poem and I am going to see if I can find that book on my nook. Great printables and I actually have my recipe binder set up just like that except its not as fancy!

  9. Heather D
    April 24, 2013 at 11:57 am (3 years ago)

    Love the “If You Give a Mom a Muffin” poem! It sounds like one of my days too!


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