Some days nothing says I love you — or I like you a lot — like a hot cup of coffee or tea. Particularly when that sweet caffeine fix is served in a custom doodled mug. As we prepare for the season of dads and kindergarten grads consider brewing up a simple arts and crafts project aimed at making a favorite teacher — or father's every morning. Younger children may need you to play art director, but if your child is old enough to wield a Sharpie without tattooing himself, he can do this project on his own. Here's a guide to making a goofy personalized mug gift for less than $3!
This weekend, I made homemade chicken noodle soup for Mr. Yum, who's been sick with a monster cough. I served myself some in a mug, because it's more compact and easier to carry around than a soup bowl — but I gave him a bowl because he can't stand eating soup in a mug. Do you enjoy soup in mugs?
Kitschy mugs have never been my thing. However, when I saw these porcelain Postcups ($50) by Bailey Doesn't Bark, I thought they would make a fun Valentine's Day gift. The microwave-safe, handle-less mugs can even be engraved with a personal message. Every time you enjoy hot chocolate you'll remember the person who sent you the cup, and if things don't work out with that special someone, imagine how satisfying it will be to smash it. What do you think of the glassware?
She's the queen of the kitchen, can whip up a double chocolate souffle while sleeping, and has dined at Momofuko Ko, David Chang's notoriously difficult-to-get-into restaurant, twice. Think there's nothing to get this kitchen diva — the girl whose been there, done that, got the t-shirt? Think again! She'll swoon at the site of a fabulously frilly apron and will die and go to heaven when she holds a bottle of the coveted cult classic 2004 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
Or wow her with this "Red Diva" espresso machine: she'll have wonderfully fresh espresso at the push of a button!
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Flea markets and thrift stores can be a treasure trove of mismatched china, which could lead to trouble depending on your level of impulse control. One too many "Oh, this little dish is too cute to pass up!" and next thing you know, you've got boxes of quirky plates without coordinating mates.
That's why I was mesmerized by this wall I snapped at a Northern California diner. The quirky patterns look so serene, mounted on the seafoam-green wall. What do you think of this idea? I loved it so much I never wanted to leave. The diner did something similar with mismatched mugs on a shelf. Curious about this curiosity? Then read more
When I was a kid, my mom had the most beautiful set of butterfly coasters. They were bamboo edges with clear glass on top of lace with a butterfly right in the center. They were too pretty to use and she had them as decoration, but I would play with them often.
It's been a while since I've thought about the butterfly coasters of my childhood, yet lately I've noticed a big spring meadow trend happening in dining and kitchen decor. To celebrate Mother's Day, I've rounded up a bunch of the new butterfly products.
This Arthur Court Butterfly Cake Stand ($48) is absolutely perfect for my mom. What do you think? Would any of these products be suitable for your mom? Take a look, just scroll through below.
Maybe it was all the coffee talk this week, but when I saw these cute fruit mugs that TeamSugar member fairy_MK bookmarked, I decided to go on a hunt for a new coffee mug. I checked out ShopStyle Living and found way more options than I expected. To see some of my finds, scroll through below.
During this time of year, mugs are a valuable kitchen commodity. While they hold your everyday coffee, tea, or hot chocolate, I also like to use mugs to serve soups and stews. Looks like you also know the importance of a marvelous mug because the Yum Market on TeamSugar is full of them! I am especially fond of these ceramic pint mugs that sugarnote found. These modern black and white mugs make me want to whip up a pot of bubbling chili. For more of this winter must have, browse the collection below.
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Finding the perfect gift for a co-worker can sometimes be a tricky task. You hang out with them for more hours than you do your own family, but for the most part it's still an office relationship. Selecting a gift for the ones you know well will be easy, but the ones you're not as familiar with might be a bit more difficult. To help you out, I've selected a few gifts that will be just perfect. For the person who's always in charge of lunch, get them this useful Takeout Menu Organizer. Or, share a laugh by giving them a chocolate voodoo doll and watch them take revenge on the boss! For more food relevant co-worker gift ideas, scroll through the list below.