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celebrating mother's day from far away...

celebrating mother's day from far away / oh joy!

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and it definitely feels different this year. Lots of us haven't had a chance to see our extended families in a while with our current social distancing. While we are in our homes and our moms are in their homes, how can we connect with them in an extra fun way for Mother's Day? I was inspired by the things we used to do with our moms when we were younger and figure out a way to do them together virtually! In collaboration with The Bouqs, here's something fun I did with my Mom recently....

celebrating mother's day from far away / oh joy!

celebrating mother's day from far away / oh joy!

When I was little, my mom and I spent a lot of time creating together. She taught me how to do calligraphy (which eventually turned into my first business when I was 12 years old :P). I also used to help her fold napkins (and came up with fun ways to fold them) and helped arrange flowers in vases at my parents' Thai restaurant when I was a kid. So I thought it would be fun to send her matching bouquets (I love the pastel mix of roses), and we could prep and arrange them together virtually!

celebrating mother's day from far away / oh joy!

Whenever you receive flower deliveries, they are all set and ready to be displayed in the vessel that it comes with (like this mason jar we received), but it's important to trim the stems at a 45 degree angle to help them drink the new water you'll add to their vessel. When doing this, I also like to trim the ends so that the flowers fit the height of the vase I have. I trimmed these down so they would sit about 6" over the opening of the mason jar. I did this on mine while my mom arranged hers at her house!

celebrating mother's day from far away / oh joy!

It was fun to chat about flowers (which we both love!) and also think about when we used to do this together when I was younger.

celebrating mother's day from far away / oh joy!

celebrating mother's day from far away / oh joy!

And, after our call, we both had a beautiful arrangement to have in our homes! What are some things you used to do with your Mom a lot that would be fun to do virtually with her this Mother's Day?

P.S. To help celebrate Mother's Day for your mom, The Bouqs is offering Oh Joy! readers 20% off through 5/11/20 with code: OHJOY20. And, see my Instagram stories today for another tip on how to get roses looking even more beautiful after receiving them!

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