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Good morning friends! How are you? Can I be honest? I am exhausted, the last two weeks have been a roller coaster; on the day we ratified our contract to sell our house, my husbands step-daughter(previous marriage) passed away. This week we found a house to buy so we jumped in the car for a long road trip back and forth the same day to see it and it was all wrong for us(real-estate photos are very deceiving). The up side we were able to see my brother and nephew who suffered the TBI a few weeks ago, then saw another house and made an offer. This morning we received bad news about that house and now were are back to square one. It anyone knows anyone or is selling a house in Pinehurst, N.C please let me know.
Anyway, enough about me, this Sunday is Mother’s Day! It is a day set aside to celebrate all that is wonderful and special about moms so do not forget to make the day extra special. You could make a gift for your mom, I shared a few ideas Monday for 5 Easy homemade Mother’s Day gifts just in case you need a few ideas. Or you could send her to the spa or you could just let her have a day “off” and to herself. Whatever you do for or give to your mom make her feel special.
In the meantime, get yourself a coffee, tea or chocolate and settle in for all of my favorites from this week.
I’ve heard of white chicken chili but never White Chicken Lasagna, this recipe looks so good, I think it would be an easy and delicious dinner to make for mom this week.
This strawberry quinoa salad is scrumptious! I Made it yesterday and it is easy, delicious and perfect for your upcoming brunch, lunch or dinner.
If you need a quick and easy “dessert” or breakfast treat that is healthy and delicious you could make a few Almond Milk Panna Cotta.
This Summer Berry Tart with a Sugar Cookie Crust is another easy dessert for your weekend festivities. I make this frequently and it is a favorite.
Just in case you want to make a refreshing cocktail this weekend, here is a recipe for a Paloma.
I think books are the perfect gift for any occasion and thought I would share a few that I think are perfect for mom’s or just for yourself.
Extreme Brownies is one of my all time favorite books, I have made about 30 of the 50 recipes in this book and every one is scrumptious! If you are a brownie lover or know someone that is this book is a must for their collection. I ordered this book, Even Better Brownies: 50 Standout Bar Recipes for Every Occasion, this week so that I can compare the brownies and the recipes.
You could order Hydrangeas
or Dahlias or order all three for a book “bouquet.”
Mark D. Sikes is an amazing designer and this book, More Beautiful is a wonderful coffee table book that you will enjoy for years.
If you like to entertain outside and are afraid of your serving pieces getting damaged, this melamine platter is a great addition to your serving pieces. I have this platter and it is great for salads, desserts, meats, and more. It looks like a vintage piece and you cannot even tell that it is plastic.
I mentioned last week that I ordered a few dresses from H & M, including this one and I wanted to report back. I ordered the small because the X-small was out. It is a comfy, well made dress and fits a little big because it is supposed too, that said, the small was too big and the arms felt like wings. If I could get it in X-small I think I would like it better. I also ordered a smocked flower dress from them and I love the dress and the beautiful colorful flowers but if you are large on top there is really no support and I find that it makes you look even larger, or at least it did me.
That is it for this week my friends, I hope that you will share your favorite podcasts, books, recipes, articles and more with us, simply leave a comment or a link in your comments so that we can find it. Have a safe and wonderful weekend and a beautiful Mother’s Day.