One of the Nation’s Top Lifestyle & Beauty Journalists Explains What’s HOT This Mother’s Day to Create a Perfect Recipe for Honoring Mom!
Did you know Mother’s Day originated in ancient Greece with spring festivals that honored Rhea, the mother of all gods and men? It wasn’t until 1908 when Anna Jarvis of Grafton, West Virginia, convinced her church to honor mothers on the death of her own mother. That simple gesture took off, and six years later Mother’s Day was declared a national holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May.
Fast forward to today when the only sure bet this Mother’s Day is that most of us will struggle to find the perfect gift; and that phones will be ringing off the hook to call mom on Mother’s Day. Lifestyle journalist, beauty expert and broadcast veteran Emily L. Foley available to shared timely tips for Mother’s Day. Emily is the mother of two small children, but is also the style and fashion expert for a national TV show. Emily L. Foley is a freelance writer whose articles appear in publications such as Allure, Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire, American Way, Brides.com and Refinery29.com. She's interviewed Oscar, Grammy and reality show winners; the designers who've dressed them, and the fans who love them.
TRENDING MOTHER’S DAY GIFT
We should all encourage mom to embrace some well-deserved “me time” by introducing her to the art of adult coloring. The Prismacolor Soft Core Colored Pencils, Fine Tip Illustration Markers, and Adult Coloring Kit make the perfect gift to help mom enjoy a moment of peace and unleash her inner artist as she transforms black and white pictures into colorful works of art. The Prismacolor Adult Coloring Kit, featuring 29 different pieces including Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils, has all the tools that mom needs to elevate her coloring and bring illustrations to life. The Prismacolor Premier Soft Core Colored Pencils will help mom create a colorful masterpiece. For more information, visit www.prismacolor.com
SOME GIFTS FOR THE HOME DÉCOR LOVING MOM
Mother’s Day falls during Spring, so I have a favorite place to shop this time of year. I was really excited to discover that The Home Depot has expanded its online offerings, so you can now find décor options for every occasion including Mother’s Day. For the outdoor-loving Mom, shop picnic baskets and gardening tools to mixers and barware for Moms who love to cook and entertain. HomeDepot.com has a wide selection at great price points that Mom is sure to love. Shop now and receive up to 20% off furniture, home accents, and more. Visit HomeDepot.com to shop a variety of must-have Mother’s Day gifts.
NO MOTHER SHOULD HAVE TO COOK ON MOTHER’S DAY
Create a delicious Mother’s Day brunch at home with the perfect pairing of KFC chicken and homemade waffles. Dress up a $20 Extra Crispy Fill-Up, which includes eight pieces of crunchy Extra Crispy™ chicken. Then, make waffles at home using KFC’s recipe inspired by Colonel Harland Sanders. Top the fresh waffles with the fried chicken and your favorite warm maple syrup. And don’t forget that the $20 Fill Up comes with a large cole slaw, 4 biscuits and 2 large mashed potatoes and gravy. It’s quick and easy to put together, affordable, and most importantly, a meal that tastes like home…one that mom doesn’t have to cook. And if you’re still looking for a gift for mom, KFC has created a romance novel called “Tender Wings of Desire,” available as a free download on Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.kfc.com
KFC’s recipe inspired by Colonel Harland Sanders
- 2 eggs
- 1 2/3 cups milk
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix all dry ingredients together using a large whisk.
- Mix the wet ingredients together.
- Gently combine but don't overmix.
- Cook as your waffle maker directs.
- Top with warm maple syrup
A GIFT FOR MOMS THAT GIVES BACK
You’re going to love this special campaign designed to show mom how much she is loved and adored. Lands’ End has launched the #DearMom Campaign to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day, visit landsend.com/dearmom for your chance to win a Hilton head Island vacation for two, learn more about their daily social media contest and to shop great Mother’s Day gifts like these embroidered gift ideas. If you add a select Mother’s Day or Pink Ribbon Embroidery to a Lands’ End items, from totes to towels, the company will donate $4.50 of the $6.00 embroidery fee to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation until May 14, 2017. For more information, visit landsend.com/dearmom