Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Because I knew my mother would have to spend 5 hours on an airplane this Mother's Day I decided to think long and hard to get her something sweet and thoughtful. After weeks of racking my brain, I figured out the perfect gift. The idea came to me at work as I was thumbing through a magazine. I was looking through the latest issue of Veranda when I came across an ad for Roger's Gardens. Featured in the ad was a beautiful arrangement of this season's hottest garden trend, the succulent. Done! My mother absolutely loves succulents and of course I absolutely love putting together beautiful arrangements. So, after work I headed down to Roger's Gardens in Newport Beach to see what I could find. After almost 45 minutes of shopping around, this is what I came home with . . .

. . . a bag of cactus soil, a box of moss, several succulent plants, and a rustic tin to put it all in. Time to get to work and create my Mother's Day masterpiece.

And this is what I came up with. I must admit that its much larger and more impressive in person. But nonetheless, I still think its beautiful.


When I gave her the arrangement she was so excited, but the only thing she could say was "Oh my gosh. This is so expensive. These things are not cheap." Typical mom comment! They spoil you everyday of your life and then on the one day you want to spoil them, they just won't have it. :) I love you so much Mom and hope you have the best Mother's Day ever!!!

6 comments:

corrine said...

you are so creative! I love it! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity.

Bracken and Bracken said...

Happy Mother's Day Mom!! Thanks for visiting :) Love you

Jones said...

What a cute gift! It looks great. You are so talented!

Aubrey said...

Thank you Aubrey! You are my idol! I love you!
Mom

Jessica Reeves said...

What a great gift! You are so creative!!

Florene said...

Aubrey:

I am so touched by your comments and how much your mom means to you! She is pretty special, isn't she! It is such a tribute to a mom when her children "rise up and call her blessed!" You did a great job and I know how it must have touched your mom's heart.

I love you, Aubrey girl!

Grandma Lori