33 Best DIY Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that creeps up quickly and gifts for mom can be especially hard to shop for, presenting a bit of a shopping challenge. Even if you have every intention of hunting down the perfect gift, you’ll probably feel paralyzed by options or late to the game. (Didn’t you get her a Trail of Painted Ponies sculpture last year? What about a necklace? But she never wears necklaces!) Before you know it, it’s the day before the holiday and you’re seriously contemplating veering into the drugstore parking lot and settling on a box of chocolates, flowers, and a singing card you’ll tell yourself isn’t obnoxious… until you hear it blast for the sixth time before you get to Mom’s house.

This year, give her something with from the heart. These 33 DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas are genuinely easy to make, meaning even

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Peruvian Connection Ventures Into Home

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Peruvian Connection, known for its artisan-made apparel collections, alpaca coats and knits, is venturing into the home category with a bedding collection.

The mixed-print sets of cotton sateen sheets and duvets, woven and knit alpaca throws and pillows, printed velvet pillows and matelassé cotton coverlets with shams, $115 to $430, will be available in Peruvian Connection retail stores and online beginning in July. Designed in-house — the company is based just outside Kansas City, Mo. — the 15-piece collection incorporates new and archival prints based on Andean weavings and other “ethnographic textiles” that have inspired founder Annie Hurlbut Zander over the years.

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Hurlbut, a Yale-educated anthropologist who launched the brand while living in Peru in 1976, has had a lifelong obsession with textiles, amassing a collection of antique rugs, tapestries, quilts and wall hangings from around the world. Since Peruvian

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How to Optimize Your House for Online-Learning

For those seeking a useful way to spend their time during social distancing—or anyone simply interested in forging a deeper connection with their homes—HB has launched , a series of daily tips and ideas to make every minute indoors more productive (and gratifying!).

As part of the overall building process, an efficient, fully functioning and properly ventilated subfloor is one of the most important aspects of a construction process. will increase the value of your property as well as decrease your utility costs. Whether you are building a new home or renovating an existing home, it is vital to take the time to understand how the two systems interact and complement each other to improve the longevity and functionality of your home.

One thing is certain in these uncertain times: Self-isolating and shelter-in-place directives are begetting many challenges for parents with school-aged , who are now unexpected to take on

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If You’re Going to Be Cooking at Home, Become a Pro With One of These 20 Online Cooking Classes

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Raise your hand if you’re struggling to come up with meal ideas now that you’re staying at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Lots of families who are responsibly practicing self-quarantining and social distancing are finding themselves faced with a new challenge: cooking all three meals at home, seven days a week. While this is a scary and stressful time for everyone, we can try find some good in the situation. For example, this is a great time to expand your culinary repertoire by enrolling in some online cooking classes.  Many of them are free and it can be a great family-friendly activity to do with your kids while everyone is home together. To save you lots of time scouring Google for the best classes, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you and compiled a list of

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