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Sending my love back home on Mother’s Day…

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photos by Jared Smith

Living in Houston has posed multiple challenges for me with life as I used to know it. For instance, learning to live with extreme humidity basically year round (I thought I was bad at styling my hair before, ha!), navigating a thousand different highways to get just about anywhere, and having to miss out on a lot of holidays with the my Mom and Dad back home. The latter of the three breaks my heart all too often, so I’ve gotten super accustomed to finding ways to of sending my love back home, like ProFlowers for Mother’s Day (though my Mom absolutely requires chocolate at every occasion, so I have to add that on too, ha!) and my token Polo hat in the same color every year for my Dad for Father’s Day. Except the time I bought him a microwave, but that’s a story for another time….

My parents separated when I was really young, so I know all about how hard it can be on holidays, especially Mother and Father’s Day, when there isn’t a second parent around to make sure the day is made special when kids are young or to be able to take a break even if just for the day. Knowing all of that, I have a very special place in my heart for single parents, so I decided to give a little extra attention to two single, hard working, and dedicated Moms here in Houston that we know and love by doting on them and their little families with sweets, a photo shoot, and a bouquet that we thought reflected their awesome personalities in honor of Mother’s Day…

sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

First is Magen Pastor. Magen is one of Houston’s social media leading ladies, fashion guru, and one of the founders of Houston Children Give Back. She’s basically an all-around champion, and we were super excited to have her and her twin girls, Maddie and Mila, in the studio for a little photo op.

We asked them what some of their favorite things were, and they said they loved balloons, bubbles, tea parties, books, and there was a bit of coloring involved too. Of course you know we’re all about balloons too, so we filled the space with lots of them, plus a few macarons since we all know those go so well with everything… I mean, tea!

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To keep the ProFlowers tradition going that I have with my Mom, we picked bright, Multicolored Tulips For Mom for Magen since yellow tulips symbolize cheerful thoughts and thoughts and sunshine. I can honestly say I’ve never bumped into Magen when she’s not smiling!

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Our second single Mom rockstar is Jenny Lake, the talented lady behind A Fine Flourish, a designer for Scarlet & Gold, and an all around sweetheart.

Jenny and her daughter Bailey are seriously as CUTE AS A BUTTON, it almost hurts! Obviously we had to go with 100 Blooms of Poms For Mom for these cute ladies, and when we asked what some of their favorite things were, they responded with: parks, donut dates, paint, and princesses and ballerinas (but of course!). We all know Jared and I still go on donut dates ourselves, so we grabbed some of the craziest donuts around, plus a little paper confetti thrown around to help the sprinkles stand out, as you do.

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Bailey was a champion at saying “cheeeeeeese” while trying super hard not to eat the icing off of the donut before we snapped some photos, haha!sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

Do you all have any go-to Mother’s (or Father’s!) day traditions? We already sent our flowers out to my Mom and Jared’s Mom! I guess this makes me predictable?! I like to think I’m more clever when it comes to buying little surprise gifts from things they’ve mentioned in between holidays that they love. Basically I just love gifts all year, all the time, ha!

Love you Mom, wish you were here!

This post of celebrating Moms (and the many years of ordering flowers online that I’ve sent to my Mom!) was made possible by ProFlowers, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands we love that keep up bringing bigger and better DIY’s and sweeter sweets straight to your inbox!
sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

Sending my love back home on Mother’s Day…

sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & clothsending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Living in Houston has posed multiple challenges for me with life as I used to know it. For instance, learning to live with extreme humidity basically year round (I thought I was bad at styling my hair before, ha!), navigating a thousand different highways to get just about anywhere, and having to miss out on a lot of holidays with the my Mom and Dad back home. The latter of the three breaks my heart all too often, so I’ve gotten super accustomed to finding ways to of sending my love back home, like ProFlowers for Mother’s Day (though my Mom absolutely requires chocolate at every occasion, so I have to add that on too, ha!) and my token Polo hat in the same color every year for my Dad for Father’s Day. Except the time I bought him a microwave, but that’s a story for another time….

My parents separated when I was really young, so I know all about how hard it can be on holidays, especially Mother and Father’s Day, when there isn’t a second parent around to make sure the day is made special when kids are young or to be able to take a break even if just for the day. Knowing all of that, I have a very special place in my heart for single parents, so I decided to give a little extra attention to two single, hard working, and dedicated Moms here in Houston that we know and love by doting on them and their little families with sweets, a photo shoot, and a bouquet that we thought reflected their awesome personalities in honor of Mother’s Day…

sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

First is Magen Pastor. Magen is one of Houston’s social media leading ladies, fashion guru, and one of the founders of Houston Children Give Back. She’s basically an all-around champion, and we were super excited to have her and her twin girls, Maddie and Mila, in the studio for a little photo op.

We asked them what some of their favorite things were, and they said they loved balloons, bubbles, tea parties, books, and there was a bit of coloring involved too. Of course you know we’re all about balloons too, so we filled the space with lots of them, plus a few macarons since we all know those go so well with everything… I mean, tea!

sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

To keep the ProFlowers tradition going that I have with my Mom, we picked bright, Multicolored Tulips For Mom for Magen since yellow tulips symbolize cheerful thoughts and thoughts and sunshine. I can honestly say I’ve never bumped into Magen when she’s not smiling!

sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & clothsending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

Our second single Mom rockstar is Jenny Lake, the talented lady behind A Fine Flourish, a designer for Scarlet & Gold, and an all around sweetheart.

Jenny and her daughter Bailey are seriously as CUTE AS A BUTTON, it almost hurts! Obviously we had to go with 100 Blooms of Poms For Mom for these cute ladies, and when we asked what some of their favorite things were, they responded with: parks, donut dates, paint, and princesses and ballerinas (but of course!). We all know Jared and I still go on donut dates ourselves, so we grabbed some of the craziest donuts around, plus a little paper confetti thrown around to help the sprinkles stand out, as you do.

sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & clothsending love back home for mother's day | sugar & clothsending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & clothsending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

Bailey was a champion at saying “cheeeeeeese” while trying super hard not to eat the icing off of the donut before we snapped some photos, haha!sending love back home for mother's day | sugar & cloth

Do you all have any go-to Mother’s (or Father’s!) day traditions? We already sent our flowers out to my Mom and Jared’s Mom! I guess this makes me predictable?! I like to think I’m more clever when it comes to buying little surprise gifts from things they’ve mentioned in between holidays that they love. Basically I just love gifts all year, all the time, ha!

Love you Mom, wish you were here!

This post of celebrating Moms (and the many years of ordering flowers online that I’ve sent to my Mom!) was made possible by ProFlowers, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands we love that keep up bringing bigger and better DIY’s and sweeter sweets straight to your inbox!

Comments

  • aileepetrovic

    04.23.15

    This is the best post ever!! I have been anxious to see how the photos turned out, and I love them. Bailey and the donut – how cute is that picture?!

  • Molly

    04.23.15

    Darling. As Ailee said, that photo with Bailey so pleased with her donut is priceless.

    My mom’s birthday falls right before Mother’s Day so always thinking of her come this time of year. Flowers are definitely her favorite, too.

  • Lisa

    04.23.15

    Seriously, the sweetest. Magen and Jenny are superheroes. Love this so much. =)

  • carisaflaherty

    04.23.15

    What a great idea. SO sweet of you guys, and I am sure the moms will cherish those photos!

  • jewel7013

    04.23.15

    I so wish it was you and I in these photos, sharing a moment. The miles apart can be so difficult and you have elegantly expressed the challenges that come when you no longer live close by to your parents. I didn’t learn how difficult it was to be a “mom” until I became a “mom” and for you to take the time to honor the single mom is especially heartwarming. It is with love and grace that I say thank you for my lovely tulips(which by the way were the most beautiful flowers I have ever received) and honoring your mother as well as others, in this post.

    I love you with all my heart, MOM

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