Posts in the ‘Mother’s Day’ Category

9 May 2013

It doesn’t have to be a special occasion for you to feel special.  This is a perfect example.  We normally use our coffee machine for a quickie espresso in the morning.  Well today, we thought we deserved a full on latte…and a cookie!

Our ripple cups definitely make this coffee break feel like an occasion (not to mention, it was really easy to steam some milk, so we will definitely be doing this again!).  And just to be sure we don’t overindulge too much, we decided to pack up some of those peanut butter cookies in one of our  cello bags to give to a friend.  We like to think of it as paying it forward!  It really is easy to celebrate the everyday…the Garnish way!

Garnish + Enjoy

p.s. even though we have about 50 fancy cookbooks, you can’t beat Joy Of Cooking for the basics.  Find the peanut butter cookie recipe here.  We tried using Truvia sweetener for baking in place of the white sugar, and it worked out great!

Pin It

Categories: Bright Ideas!,Here's a Thought,Mother's Day,Packaging
Tags: , , ,

24 April 2013

Pull out your party dress and get ready for some inspiration that is sure to put a spring in your step! (Yes… Spring… finally!) We are absolutely delighted to publish our fourth issue of Garnish * The Magazine. In this issue we celebrate the glamorous life in our typical, easy no-fuss Garnish style.


  • puttin’ on the glitz: don’t wait for a special occasion to gather your friends together for cocktails and conversation. Our how-tos will have you inspired to put on your glad rags as soon as you can!
  • easy-peasy simple chic: black and white with a touch of glitter and practical advice for elegant entertaining (plus we’ll tell you our secrets to a perfect antipasti plate!)
  • printables: you can create elegant invites just like the ones in the magazine with our free printable
  • And as always, you’ll find our full product catalogue at the back, fully linked to our site.

Are you ready to get reading? Grab a coffee, or mug of tea (or a glass of something sparkly, if that’s your style) and dig in:


There are two ways that you can read your Garnish Workbook:

  1. If you’re reading this post on your computer, you can simply open the issuu preview above! If for some reason you have any problems with the preview, you can also get Garnish in our issuu library, here.
  2. If you’d like your own PDF copy of the magazine to read on your computer, or on a mobile device such as a cellphone or iPad, or to print as single pages, you can download it here. Download times will vary depending on your internet speed.
  3. Finally, the printables link is embedded in the PDF, or you can download your printables here.

A few quick words of thanks before we let you get reading. First, thank you to Catherine Choquette, who contributed both her styling and photography skills (she works on this blog, too). Second, Michelle at A Girl Named Fred designed and edited the magazine and brought our vision to life once again. And Alexander Diaz makes another appearance, helping with styling and serving as our oh-so-suave model.

Don’t forget, we’d love to know what you think. Every blog comment, Facebook “like,” pin and tweet helps us get to know you better. We’re always looking for ways to help you bring a smile to the hearts of those you love… that’s what Garnish is all about. So don’t be shy, talk to us!

as always,

Garnish + Enjoy!

PS: Did you miss the last three issues of Garnish? No problem! Check them out here.

Pin It

Categories: Baby Showers,Birthday Parties,Bridal Showers,garnish - the magazine,Mother's Day,Party Ideas,Printables

15 June 2012

One of our Facebook friends sent along this picture of how she Garnished a Mother’s Day lunch.  We LOVE it!

photo courtesy of Karen Ayars

This just goes to show that you don’t have always have to think of a table as a traditional way to serve up some yummies.  This idea of a pretty bookcase is so unique.  And as long as the weather is nice, don’t be afraid to bring some of that furniture outdoors.  It will definitely impress your friends and put a fun twist on your gathering!  Thank you Karen for sharing with us!

Garnish + Enjoy

Karen used our mini milk jug, berry baskets and our kraft ripple no soup for you containers.

Categories: Bright Ideas!,Mother's Day,Packaging,Party Ideas
Tags: , ,

30 April 2012

Here are the Mother’s Day ideas that we posted last year.  We thought you would enjoy a little extra inspiration with this Mother’s Day brunch.  Remember, this is also a great idea for a bridal or baby shower, or even just a lovely Sunday afternoon.  Add some mint juleps, and you’ve got a get together for the Kentucky Derby this weekend!

Not Always What It Seems

It’s Got To Be 5 O’Clock Somewhere!

We Heart Moms

Just a note, the free printables that we offered last year with our Mother’s Day promotion are no longer available.  Don’t worry, we will have something fun to offer you in the upcoming weeks!

Garnish + Enjoy

Pin It

Categories: Baby Showers,Bridal Showers,Mother's Day,Party Ideas
Tags: , , , , ,

27 April 2012

Happy Friday everyone!  This week just flew by….can you believe it is almost May?  Where does the time go?

We couldn’t let the week end without some more inspiration for Mother’s Day gifts.  Today we are featuring our two drink carrier.  Of course, it’s just not for “two drinks”…but for all kinds of goodies.

garnish drink carrier, garnish ripple cup, mother's day

We have put some of Mom’s favorite magazines on one side, and a sweet snack and delicious drink, in our ripple cup, on the other.  How perfect!  Mom can take this to her favorite spot and have a “Mom Time Out”…the best kind!

Garnish + Enjoy

Pin It

Categories: Gifts,Mother's Day,Packaging
Tags: , ,

25 April 2012

Here is a Mother’s Day gift  idea for those moms that like to cook!  Who doesn’t love some fun colored spatulas?  You can find them just about everywhere, and they are available at all price points, so they are affordable too.

Garnish burlap bag

How cute are they in our burlap bags?  They are so handy for all sorts of gifts.  We added some contrasting ribbon and a button from our button box.  And if you want to add something else, this cookbook from Donna Hay is the perfect compliment!

Garnish + Enjoy

Pin It

Categories: Mother's Day,Packaging