With Mother’s Day looming (I’m loving reading all your responses to what you’re most looking forward to this Sunday!), I think all mothers of small children need to take a moment to acknowledge something.


THIS is what we really want this Mother’s Day!

Here’s hoping we all get it.

Also, don’t forget about the super-fun TWO WINNER giveaway we have going on right now.

Earrings from Blue Nile. $50 shop credit to Shabby Apple, and $25 shop credit to Isaboo Designs!


Also, don’t forget about our ongoing Shop My Closet for Good sale.

I added shoes this week and am hoping to move onto bags and accessories very soon (we’ll see how it goes).

And one final reminder—don’t forget that I’ll be hanging out on my computer TOMORROW morning at 10 (CST) with an update about the 30-day Husband Encouragement Challenge and to chat with you via the comments about yours.

Of course, if I’m the only one here, I may end up trolling the internet for Mother’s Day sales, so either way, I’ll be okay. But I’d love to talk to you, so if you want to hop on and say hi, I’d love it!

OOOOOkay, since Mama Day is almost here, I thought I might showcase several fantastic ideas for last-minute gifts just in case you find yourself in a panic and aren’t sure what to do or make for your Mama this year.

How about:

1. 9 Delicious Mexican Inspired Recipes from A Pretty Life. For the mom who likes to throw her hands up in the air and shout ole! (I’m not the only one who does that, right?)

mexican recipes

2. A Silk Flower Corsage from I Gotta Create. Pretty, whimsical, and they won’t get all brown and wilty and make your flower water smell bad.

silk flower corsage

3. White Chocolate Maple Eclairs from Anyonita NIbbles. Because your mom will love you forever if you make these.

white chocolate eclairs

4. A Selection of Printable Mother’s Day Cards. You know, so you won’t get disinherited.

mother's day cards round up

5. A Simple-to-Make Infinity Scarf from Wendy Mac Designs. It’ll be like giving her a hug around the neck all year long.

infinity scarf

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    1. Anyonita, my husband made those eclairs for me for Mother’s Day, and, I kid you not, they were the most heavenly-tasting pastries I have ever eaten. THANK YOU for that recipe!

  1. Advice for all the moms of young’in’s….. when they get older don’t get a dog. Now the darn dog wants to come with me to the bathroom. I’ll be using a walker before I ever get to pee alone. Hopefully the walker comes before the nursing home or it might never happen!

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