Saturday, May 16, 2020

Father’s Day Party Invitations and Gifts

This year Father’s Day is extra special because it will be the first time since March that families will be able to gather. The coronavirus pandemic made it difficult for families to be close and to enjoy each other’s company but now that the country is starting to open up it means that as long as we safe distance and wear a face masks we can get together and celebrate with our family on Father’s Day.

Here are some CDC recommended face masks for your Dad

Official Dad / Golf Style Reusable White Cotton Face Mask

Golf Club and Ball Pattern on Green Cloth Face Mask

Trendy Golf Ball Print on Blue Cloth Face Mask

Super Dad Black Cotton Face Mask

Plan to invite your family to a Father’s Day BBQ. Send out the invitation so all will know when what time and if they should bring a side dish. Here are a few invitations created just for Father’s Day.

Father's Day Barbeque Party Invitations

Create a festive tablescape for your dad with paper plates, napkins, tumbler glasses, and mugs and steins. If your Dad likes to play golf then set the table with plates that have a golf design on them, if your dad likes to play another sport then buy a plate with the coordinating sport.

Your Father’s Day table setting should feature a pattern and color scheme that will appeal to your dad. (Remember to set the table so that your guest are 6 feet away from each other). The best way to do this is to skip a place setting.

Father's Day Barbecue Paper Napkin

Come On...Father’s Day Party Paper Plates

Happy Father's Day Bunting Banner Party Flags

World's Greatest Dad Beer Stein

World's Best Ever Dad, Daddy, Father Definition Two-Tone
Coffee Mug

Shop for gifts for your dad online at Buy him T-Shirts, coffee mugs, steins, mancave pillows, posters, wallets, jigsaw puzzles, and more. 

Here are a few gift ideas 

From The Dog Black & White #1 Dad Baseball

Black with Golf Ball Pattern Mens Neck Tie

Fun Golf Pattern Neck Tie

Nautical Vintage Gold Anchor Mens Watch

Woody / Wood Grain Sunglasses

Sleek Black Striped with Monogram Zippo Lighter

Fish Tales Told Here/Fisherman T-Shrit T-Shirt

Modern Masuculine Black Grainy Faux Leather OtterBox iPhone

Monogram Golf Putting Green Set of 2 Custom Car Floor Mat

Wrap your gift in a paper that has a masculine print. Here are a few patterns that you may like

Vintage Fishing Boat Scene Father's Day Wrapping Paper

Add your family photos to this collage gift bag.

Dad photo collage DIY picture 6 pic collage Large Gift Bag

For Dad, that likes to cook wrap their gifts in this “food on forks” paper.

Modern Black with Food on Silver Forks Wrapping Paper

Here’s gift wrap with a fishing pattern

Fishing Pattern Wrapping Paper

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Pretty Floral Reusable Cotton or Cloth Face Masks

If you like flowers you will love these pretty face masks for health, gardening and more. We all have to wear a face mask for social distancing, shopping, work or gathering with friends and while the paper masks do as intended they are not pretty.

Outfits with a matching face mask. 
Shop for Rose face mask with coordinating tee and legging here

There are many face masks being offered online and many are bold abstract or other types of prints. For me, those prints are not appealing as they would not go with my style or any of my outfits. So I started creating CDC approved face mask at from the photographs of my flower gardens and from watercolor flower illustrations.
shop for darling cactus mask and clothing/gifts here

I am designing face masks from my photographs of flowers that grow in my garden or from watercolor illustrations. The floral prints come in pretty pastel colors and vibrant purple and blue colors.

So if you need to wear a face mask for your health, social distancing or for gardening then wear one that has a pretty design and is made from soft cotton or cloth. The cotton style face mask features a double layer of fabric whereas the cloth mask features a double fabric layer plus an insert for a carbon filter. The filter is sold separately at Amazon but this filter offers extra protection from bacteria, pollution, viruses and allergens.

Other: I recommend that you buy 2 face masks because when you sanitize the one by washing it you will have another mask to wear.

Here are a few of my best selling reusable floral pattern face masks.

Funny Not a Hugger Cactus Succulence Reusable Cloth Face

Blue Rose Flower on Black Cloth Face Mask

Beautiful Red Rose on Black Cloth Face Mask

Black and Yellow Sunflower / Gardener Cloth Face Mask

Pretty Red Poppy Flower Garden Floral Reusable Cloth Face

Purple Viola Flower with Green Leaves Cloth Face Mask

Watercolor Red Yellow Wildflower Garden  Reusable Cloth
Face Mask

Purple Clematis Flower on White Reusable Cloth Face Mask

Pink Cabbage Rose with Purple Accent Flowers Cloth Face

These 100% premium cotton face masks are comfortable, lightweight and feature beautifully digitally printed designs If you like botanicals such as pink roses and blue hydrangeas then you will love the face mask. This floral pattern face mask is made with soft cotton which makes it perfect for wearing to work because of the fabric is not itchy like paper masks. Wear it once then launder to sanitize.

Vintage Rose and Hydrangea Botanical Reusable White Cotton
Face Mask

Other floral cotton reusable masks that you may like

Trendy Be Kind Red Flower Wreath Reusable White Cotton Face

View all of my reusable CDC recommend face masks at my online store. Click the highlighted text to be taken to my store here. You will view a variety of styles, patterns, and colors. There are masks for kids and adults.

CDC Recommended Reusable Face Mask For Men

The CDC recommends that everyone wears a face mask until there's a cure for COVID19 and men have been wearing the paper throw away masks and find them to do what they are intended but that the paper is uncomfortable especially if you have to wear the face mask for many hours.

My husband was constantly telling me that the paper face mask that he wore to grocery shop or to go to work was so uncomfortable. He said he knew he was not supposed to touch his face but the paper was so scratchy that the could not resist touching the mask to adjust or he would pull it away to scratch his nose. Then he would forget to wash his hands. Granted the paper face mask did protect him from getting COVID 19 provided he did not touch the mask.

So when Zazzle came out with the CDC recommended cloth and cotton facemasks my husband asked me if I could design him a few double pieces of cotton or triple cloth face mask that would protect him from bacteria, viruses, and germs. He wanted a mask that was soft to the touch with a masculine design.

I designed a few CDC-recommended cloth and cotton face masks for men to wear to work, shopping, working in the yard when outdoor allergies are high or for social distancing. (see below) If you would like to view a larger image of the mask or would like to buy then click on the highlighted words and you will be taken to my online store.

* Know that I recommend that you buy two or more face masks because when you launder one you will have a clean one to wear and thus never without a mask.

The denim face masks were created from a photo of jeans. My husband has the black and the blue cloth reusable denim face masks and he really likes them. We bought a face mask carbon filter at Amazon and this filter fits well in the provided insert that is sewn to the mask.  Everyone wears denim so these masks are unisex. 

Modern Jean Black Denim Reusable Cloth Face Mask

Modern Jean Black Denim Reusable Cloth Face Mask

Modern Blue Denim For Him Reusable Cloth Face Mask

Copper and Black Metal Wolf Reusable Mens Black Cotton Face

This novelty face mask features a faux black leather background with an overlay of a wolf howling. This mask was designed for a man however it can also be unisex. Anyone who loves wolves will like this trendy cloth face mask.

Silver Wolf Howling  Black Leather Mens Cloth Face Mask

Silver Wolf Howling  Black Leather Mens Cloth Face Mask

Masculine Men Brown Leather Monogram Reusable Black Cotton
Face Mask

Trendy Golf Ball Print on Blue Cloth Face Mask

Golf Club and Ball Pattern on Green Cloth Face Mask

COVID19 Snakeskin with Black Leather Reusable Cloth Face

Steampunk Leather Clock Gears Cloth Face Mask

Abstract Camouflage with Black Leather Cloth Face Mask

Cobalt Blue and Black Fractal Reusable Unisex Cloth Face