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    Doe A Deer's Top 7 Grad Gifts

    Doe A Deer's Top 7 Grad Gifts

    The coming of spring brings all sorts of happy times and new beginnings. One special part of this season I love is ALL the upcoming graduation parties. If you haven’t already started getting the invites - you will soon. BUT what the heck do we get this age group for a gift? Does anyone else feel like this is THE HARDEST age group to shop for?! It is tough finding a gift that is useful, meaningful, and also something they will enjoy. 


    SO here we go. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite grad gifts. They are simple and sweet, meaningful and useful, and really easy to add in some extra cash or a gift card. 


    Number One: Prepare Me For Mug 

    Something about this mug brings a sense of calm and a sense of peace. Heading into life as a college student can be nerve wracking and scary. This mug is perfect to combat the Sunday scaries, or pull your student through an all nighter writing a paper. 

    Next up: Mug Warmer!

    Available in blue and green, they are perfect for a desk or coffee table. Plug it in, push the button and place the mug on the warmer to keep your hot drink at the perfect temperature! Perfect for a morning full of studying! These are great paired with the Prepare Me for Mug or our Small Steps Deep Breaths Mug! 

    Speaking of Small Steps Deep Breaths Mug

    This is the perfect mantra for a graduate feeling overwhelmed with all that the next chapter of life brings. Small Steps Deep Breaths would even look adorable just resting on a desk or shelf while it awaits its liquid inspiration! 


    A Fave: Dreams Don’t Work Unless You Do Sticker

    What an adorable little (useful) note to tuck into a card or a mug. Your graduate can stick this to their water bottle or laptop. A perfect and thoughtful little add-on to a cash gift. 


    Another Good One: If You Have Time to Worry Sticker

    If you have time to worry you have time to pray. Seriously, don’t we all find the time to worry about something?! If we have the time for that, we also have the time to pray. This colorful sticker can be a great reminder of that when added to notebooks, water bottles, laptop, or even pinned to a bulletin board. We really have a GOOD collection of stickers that would be perfect for grads. Check them out here to find one that fits your grad!

    A Grad Must Have: Pour Over Coffee Kits

    These Coffee Kits are SO easy and so fun to use. Check out the variety of flavors offered. Each kit comes with five coffees and five creamers! This makes a great gift knowing that your graduate could potentially be needing a little extra motivation here and there! 

    Last But Not Least: Iowa Refrigerator Magnet

    Is your grad heading out of state for the fall? Or maybe already this summer? Even if they are staying, this cute little magnet for their dorm fridge is a super sweet and thoughtful pop of color and a special reminder of home. 

     

    While graduation is a very exciting time, it can also be scary for some. We hope our products can be a light in this new season of a young person’s life. We also hope this collection of goods helps get the wheels turning while you shop for the people on your list this year! Check out our site for more great grad gift ideas. We are sure you will find something your grad will love!

    Celebrate Moms!

    Celebrate Moms!

    We <3 Moms!

    With Mother’s Day approaching, I felt inspired to talk about our gifts for Moms: my heart behind these designs, and the inspiration of these goodies that will celebrate the one who loves you most! 

    Doe A Deer has always been for Moms

    YES! We have always curated our products for women...especially busy moms looking to brighten their kitchens and homes. But after becoming a mom myself, I felt like we needed to really celebrate the depth of the job that moms really take on. Being a first time mom, I was so unaware of the emotions, the stress, the worry, the constant comparison, the MOM GUILT. I was so unaware of what a TOUGH job this is. Moms show up day after day, through sweat, through tears, and we love it! 

    Being a mom is the most rewarding and challenging gift God has ever given me and this collection is a tribute to just that. I designed our Mom collection before and after the heart bursting experience of becoming a mom. Who knew we could love someone so much! 

    The Goods! 

    We brought back a fave! Our Mom Towel has been a bestseller in the past and we brought it back for you! Super sweet, pretty flowers, this would be adorable gifted and paired with a full pattern towel! (Peep our Full Pattern Strawberry Towel)  

    Same design, different product!  Our Mom Mug features the fan favorite Mom design. This would be a great match with the Mom towel, poke in a little giftcard to her favorite coffee shop and you are well on your way to favorite child status.  

    A new fave, the Mama Mega Mug. If you need to buy this for yourself we GET IT. It’s too cute and too handy. Great for a friend who is rocking the mom life.Stick our sweet little Mom Sticker inside for an extra touch. So thoughtful!                      

    Did I save the best for last? Absolutely. Our new Mother Towel. I love this towel so much. It took me some time to put into words what the title “Mother” really means and the depth of this role we take on. Gift the Mother Towel instead of a card, pair with an adorable mug or gift with fresh flowers. She’ll really be feeling the love! 

     

    BONUS: For your Babies! 

    We know you love to shop for those sweet babies. Doe A Deer is launching a BABY BRAND.

    F is for Fawn will be available March 29 at 7PM CST! You’ll be able to shop the most adorable bandana-style bibs, burp cloths (your new all day every day accessory), the MOST PERFECT swaddles, AND, we know you’re going to love this, ONESIES! Since having Dax, it has been a struggle to find clothes that aren’t screaming trucks or dinos. We are offering the most perfect gender neutral and adorable onesies for your little minis! These new goodies launch March 29! Be ready for cuteness OVERLOAD!

       

    Fun + Favorite Doe A Deer Q's

    Fun + Favorite Doe A Deer Q's

    Fun + Favorite Q’s 

    Some of you have seen and read up on our FAQ page for Doe A Deer: this page answers questions about our shipping, how our products are printed, purchasing product for gifting and more! There is some good must-have info you can check out. However, I have a few FUN + FAVORITE questions I get asked. They are a little more personal, and I was inspired to share with you! 

    HOW did this adorable business get started?!

    After doing quite a bit of freelance work - designing wedding invitations, Christmas cards, graduation invites, logos and more - I decided to finally give my business a name. Doe A Deer was born! With just a Facebook page to share my work. It wasn’t long until I thought it would be fun to create some products like notepads, gift tags, greeting cards, and of course…Flour Sack Towels ;) 

    Speaking of Flour Sack Towels- WHY Towels?! 

    I never would have guessed these would take off like they have! My mom inspired a love of vintage linens in me from an early age. We would go to antique stores together & we both were always drawn to old quilts, tablecloths & flour sack towels. The vintage patterns and colors are always so vibrant, and I still find them to be very inspirational! Because of this love of linens & textiles, and flour sack towels being a kitchen staple, I decided it’d be really fun to try my hand at designing a towel or two. It was pretty random & I can’t believe where towels have taken us.

    Where does the inspiration for your designs come from? 

    I love searching for inspiration on Pinterest, in magazines & cookbooks and also just out and about in everyday life. I also draw a lot of inspiration from my grandparents & family traditions. I find that inspiration strikes me at pretty random times! Kind of like a lot of things in life, I find it when I least expect it. Becoming a mom in 2021 has been QUITE the inspiration…stay tuned for more on that, and sign up here if you want to be in the know ;) . 

    What is your favorite Doe A Deer product? 

    There is NO WAY I could ever just pick one. They are ALL my favorites. I think our towels and Swedish dishcloths are absolutely adorable and I love how these kitchen staples brighten every kitchen with pretty colors and cute phrases. I love waking up and pouring my coffee into one of our Doe A Deer Mugs. Most recently, I have been super obsessed with how adorable our new bowl covers look on countertops or in the fridge. They just seem to bring a new vibe to the kitchen that I have been looking for. Not to mention the many purposes they serve! 

    I just really enjoy all of the endless gift-giving opportunities our products have, along with making baking, cooking, and mom-ing a little more adorable <3

    I want to know, what are YOUR Doe A Deer Favorites?

    Make Bitter Mornings a Little More Cozy

    Make Bitter Mornings a Little More Cozy

    Friends, it is REALLY COLD. 

    The warm glow of the holidays is over, and now we are left with frigid temps. Seasonal depression or winter blues, whatever you want to call it, is so real. It can be hard to want to get out of bed on these bitter mornings!  

    However, if anything can get me out of my warm bed on a chilly morning, it’s the thought of preheating the oven and prepping for a hot breakfast. Slide into some fluffy slippers, start the coffee, pour a hot drink into our Cozy Up Mug and get to work. Peaceful, quiet, and oh my gosh SO COZY. Not to mention the peacefulness that comes with being the only one awake ;)

    Yummy, hearty egg bake anyone? 

    Nothing chases away the winter chill for me like a good egg bake. There is something a little bit nostalgic for me that comes with making a yummy breakfast casserole. So let me share with you: Sweet Potato + Sausage Breakfast Casserole to warm up your mornings. This breakfast meal brings all the flavors  together in a comfy, cozy, wrap-you-in-a-hug kind of way.  

    Sweet Potato + Sausage Breakfast Casserole

    • 4 T. olive oil
    • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2” cubes
    • 1/2 cup onion, diced
    • 4 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup diced red + green bell peppers
    • 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage, cooked
    • 2 cups spinach, chopped
    • 12 large eggs
    • 1/2 cup milk
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees & grease a 9x13 baking dish. On a greased baking sheet, toss diced sweet potatoes with 2 T. olive oil and salt + pepper. Bake for appx. 20 minutes or until soft. Layer in the bottom of the baking dish. In a skillet over medium heat, add the remaining 2 T. olive oil plus diced onions and peppers. Cook until soft. Add garlic and spinach and cook for just a few minutes more. Layer on top of sweet potatoes. In the same skillet, cook your sausage and drain any grease. Add to sweet potato + veggie mixture. Toss a little to combine. Next, whisk together your eggs and milk. Pour over the casserole and bake for 25 minutes or so or until the eggs are just set in the center. Store any leftovers in your refrigerator for 3 or so days. Don't forget to cover with your Doe A Deer baking dish cover! ;)

     Adapted from Chew Out Loud

     This recipe is enough to feed your family after church, or stow away with an adorable Doe A Deer baking dish cover for leftovers tomorrow! We love to get our mornings started off on the right foot & have breakfasts prepped for days to come!

    Exciting Doe a Deer News!

    Exciting Doe a Deer News!

    We've GOT NEWS! We have been dying to tell you all about our new store front coming SUMMER 2022!!! Get the details here!

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