Jamberry's "Ruby & Rose" Mother's Day Gift Box.

A Mother’s Day Give Away!

Mother's Day is Sunday May, 10th! Due to the campaign efforts of Anna Jarvis, several states officially recognized Mother's Day, the first in 1910 being West Virginia, Jarvis' home state. In 1914 Woodrow Wilson signed the proclamation creating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Thanks Anna Jarvis and you too W.W.!!! I love that a day to honor "Mamas" is on the calendar but let's get real... At least for me anyway, I usually end up spending the day doing all my regular "Mama" type stuff. With the exception, I guess that I get some homemade cards and something from Jim. I usually don't want to go out to eat for lunch on this day cause the restaurants are full of well intended families giving their Mom a break from cooking. Sometimes ... Read more!

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Apple, Fennel and Cabbage Slaw

  Wisconsin and Iowa are together this Easter weekend. Miss you Florida! One of our greatest joys are that our children really like each other. This day is full of giggles and fun. Loud and Peaceful...how is that possible? Early mornings and late nights. Memories are made of this. We are going to Church tonight. Late Lunch=No Supper...Hallelujah! Today we are having Wings, Brats, ... Read more!

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Spring Fever, Fruity Marshmallow Cereal Squares

Spring came on Friday and left on Sunday here. We are getting ready for "Spring Break" with inches of the white stuff still on the ground. We have been in the middle of our Maple Syrup extravaganza and I need to send treats to school. I have made Pumpkin Spice Krispy Treats, Peanut Butter and Plain Old Perfect Original. We are hungry for signs of Spring in the middle of these cold, gray days. All ... Read more!

My girls do look a little like me!

This is 40!

  In little less than 2 weeks I'll be celebrating a mile stone in my life. Wait for it... pretend to be shocked... I'm turning... 40!   It feels really weird to me. I've pondered why and I've come up with three reasons. 1. I "feel" like I have the maturity level of a 17 year old boy and the body of a 65 year old woman. That averages out to me turning 33 (this is ... Read more!

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Mom at Work, on the Baby Shower

        I love Pinterest...but I think perhaps it leads to my insanity. I go there often for ideas and inspiration and I usually find more than I could imagine! Seems like in this season of my life, the faster I work the behinder I get. I was invited to help with a baby shower for a special gal I catered a wedding for last year. I was thrilled. I offered to do food ... Read more!