Breaking Busy with Alli Worthington {an Author Interview}

In January 2016, a friend of Blissfully Domestic wrote her first book. I'm honored to have had the opportunity to interview Alli Worthington and discover the in's and out's of how Breaking Busy went from paper to publication. I'm happy to know Alli Worthington as a personal friend, and I'm excited to introduce her and her new book, Breaking Busy, to you. I had so much fun reading Breaking Busy. It reads as if you are sitting in a coffee shop, with Alli, and enjoying each others company and conversation. The way Breaking Busy is written is so conversational…it's just like having the best talk between girlfriends. Without further ado, Alli Worthington, ladies, and gentlemen. {My questions/comments are in bold.} What made you want to write Breaking Busy? I wanted to help other women get … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Nest Pendants {a tutorial}

Mother's Day is right around the corner. May 11th, to be exact. That still gives you a few days to find the most original, most unique and most thoughtful gift for Mom. Or, you can make her something. {Handmade gifts are what moms like best anyway.} Want to make her something that she'll love for years to come? Follow a few simple steps with me today as we make Mom a nest pendant filled with "eggs" that represent each of her children. It'll be fun! And she's going to LOVE it. First, gather your supplies. {You'll need needle nose pliers, 24 gauge beading wire, beads, jump rings and a necklace to put your finished pendant on.} Start by counting out how many beads you'll need. One bead, or "egg", will represent each child. Of course these pendants would be perfect for … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day Brunch Ideas – Recipes for a Simple but Delicious Mother’s Day Meal

One of the main reasons that I love holidays and special occasions is the food and family.  You get to spend time in the kitchen creating an awesome meal and then get to enjoy it with loved ones.  Sometimes its nice to have someone else do the cooking for you though.  Like on Mother's Day.  Its nice to kick back and just enjoy the meal and family time.  Today I'm sharing some delicious recipes that would be perfect for a Mother's Day brunch.  (Because we are all going to sleep in that day, right?!)  Check out these awesome ideas below.   1./ Cinnamon Roll Crumb Cake // A cinnamon roll meets a cake!  Its like the best of both worlds!   2./ Strawberry Muffins // Its should be strawberry season soon, so fresh strawberries in these muffins would be divine.   3./ Peach and Honey Sangria … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day from

This is my family. My mother gave birth to us four girls. She stayed at home and raised us while my father provided for the family. Together, she and my father shaped us into well-rounded and independent young women. I'm so thankful. I'm not sure how my mother managed to be such a wonderful mother of four children, but she did it with such grace and love. She taught me so many great lessons of how to take care of people and to be responsible, that becoming a mother myself has come easy for me. You see, I was the first grandbaby in my parents' families and I'm sure I got my fair share of loving. Being the first grandbaby, Liam is getting oodles of loving too.   I'm so thankful to have such young and loving parents who are now amazing grandparents to my son. That's why this Mother's Day, I … [Read more...]

26 Mother’s Day Gifts For The Crafty Mom

Is your mother crafty? Are you crafty? No, I not asking if your mother is sly and sneaky (let's hope not because obviously) but crafty in the form of loving yarn, paper, fabric, buttons, scissors, glue and thread! If you or any of the important women in your world enjoy the aforementioned items, we're in your corner! Here are 26 ways to brighten Mother's Day with gifts she'll be able to use in all of her crafty endeavors (of the fiber, glitter, markers and ribbon variety, of course) throughout the year. Snag her one of the big items or group together some of the smaller ones and you'll be giving her a spectacular gift full of sparkly handmade goodness! /1/ Handcrafted Monkey Knitting Needles /2/ Yarn-tainer Storage Jar /3/ Handmade Row Counter /4/ Cable Needles, 3-pack with … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas For Photographers

With Mother's Day right around the corner, you may have gotten some hints as to what the photographer in your life would love as a gift. Or maybe you want to surprise her with a gift that will rock her world. Luckily, photography gifts come in a variety of options and wide range of prices. We collected just a small sampling of 'perfect gifts' for the woman in your life! 1. Every photographer needs a bag. Every woman, dreams of an Epiphanie Camera Bag. 2. You carry your love of photography in your heart, why not share that love with a little earring bling by Rebecca Arehn! 3. Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate with our need to take photos. Cute photography gloves by Craftsy will keep her fingers toasty while she snaps all those early morning soccer  games. 4. This little pocket size … [Read more...]