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Curated Mother’s Day Boxes

There is still time to order something for your Mom, Sister, Daughter or Friend with Mother’s Day coming up on May 9th.

Why not curate a gift for your mother and we will ship it straight to her door step.

Imagine your Mother opening a box like this for Mother’s Day!

Choose what to include in your gift box:

  • A Picnic Blanket of your choice
  • Kitchen Tallow for Cast Iron made of Grass-Fed Beef Tallow
  • Hand Salve, choose which Essential Oil you would like (options and instructions below)
  • A Cast Iron Skillet Handle Hand-crocheted (“Berry” with pinks and purples or “Red” with a Sock-Monkey Feel)
  • An Embroidered “Blessed” Wall Hanging capturing Proverbs 31:28
  • A Handmade Card with a personalized note from you (last picture in listing)

*Cast iron and bowl are not included in any of the boxes.

*All boxes include a picnic blanket, but send me a custom order request and I can help you build a box without one.

Go straight to the listing in the shop to check it out in time for Mother’s Day!

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Personal Picnic

A Lunch Time Picnic Blanket for school. One of my favorite people asked me to make this for her son and it is such a great idea.

With kids back in person, many schools are having lunch outside as much as it is possible. This picnic blanket is the perfect size for a personal and safe lunchtime. With an easy to clean waterproof back that can be wiped off between use, this blanket can also be washed on the delicate or cold setting in your washing machine and air dried for an easy clean.

Check it out in our shop today: School Lunch Picnic Blanket

Choose from the Black National Park Emblem fabric or an “I SPY” version which you can customize with the colors your child enjoys the most! * The white National Park Emblem fabric is sold out.

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Picnic Time

“When I was growing up, kids would go outside and play all day and invent things. And my brothers and I pretended our picnic table was a ship one summer. Our bikes were horses, and our trees were forts. We turned everything in the world into make-believe.”

Mary Pope Osborne, Writer of The Magic Tree House books

As I write this, it is raining outside. I can hear the rain drops pounding on the roof of the three-seasons room in my parents’ house. I can hear the wind blowing through the large trees in the forest behind the house, and in front of the house cars are speeding through puddles on the road. After living in a dry desert for a long time, these rainy days are really quite special. Seeing the ground saturated with water, feeling the warmth of summer cooled, experiencing the quiet of a quintessential rainy day. It’s a settling experience for which I am grateful.

I am also quite grateful for a summer where I can sit outside with the kids and enjoy the sunshine instead of hiding from it. We have really been taking advantage of the opportunity for nature walks and picnics since moving back home in May. And I’m realizing how important it is to keep our van supplied with a picnic blanket that can be taken anywhere. My next goal is to find some regional guide books to have stashed in the car for these trips so that we can identify more on our nature walks.

In the meantime, I’m working on some special nature walk picnic blankets to sell in the Etsy shop so keep posted! As you can see above, our kids are pretending that our homemade picnic blanket is even more than a mat to enjoy some nourishment on… it’s a backyard fortress to fight mythical and imaginative creatures from.

Hoping you’re enjoying the sun, the clouds, or the rain wherever you are today!