Happy Mother’s Day! Today, whether you are celebrating together or apart, I hope you feel all of the love that surrounds you.
Today, my daughter-in-law Charlotte celebrates her first Mother’s Day and I celebrate my 32nd. I miss my mother terribly and today she would be celebrating her 70th Mother’s Day. I am grateful for all of the incredible women in my life. Whether it is your first, your 32nd or you are celebrating the moms in your life, I wish you a very Happy Mother’s Day!
Season 3 Volume 20
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Mother’s Day is incredibly special to me because it’s a time when I am surrounded by the love and appreciation of my beautiful family. As a mother to three amazing sons—Andrew, Matthew, and Michael—I have had the privilege of witnessing their growth, accomplishments, and the unconditional love they bring to my life. They have filled my days with joy, laughter, and a sense of purpose that words cannot fully express.
My husband Dave has been my rock and partner, supporting me through the highs and lows of motherhood.
And, I am blessed with a beautiful daughter-in-law, Charlotte, and the recent arrival of our adorable grandson, Graham, my heart feels even more complete!
On Mother’s Day, I am reminded of the blessings and happiness that come with being a mother, and it fills me with immense gratitude and warmth.
I miss you Mom and love you with all of my heart.
My Latest Project
I have at least four pieces of furniture that I need to strip and refinish. OK, if I’m honest, there are probably ten, but let’s start with four pieces. If I say it here, out loud, then I am accountable to all of you to get them done!
And just so you know, I might have splurged and bought a tool that I think is going to make this much easier.
I have gathered all of the supplies I need and now I just have to start! I promise to take you on this journey to show you the before, during, and after of each piece. No more excuses!
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My Biggest Challenge This Week
I spent most of this past week in New York at an Amazon Live conference and met so many incredible people. You would not believe how much I learned!
My brain is on overdrive and I have a gazillion ideas of things I want to try. I might even be transforming a room in our home into something else. Hmmm … wait and see!
Of course, I am struggling with finding the time to implement all of my ideas.
My dear friend Courtney @frenchcountrycottage shared the most beautiful idea for using a wreath over your dining table. I can’t wait to try this myself!
If you don’t already follow my friend Loi @loithai, you should check out his beautiful and inspiring account. This gorgeous garden is an incredible inspiration to get outside and dig!
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Even though I was in New York this past week, I still shared a blog post each day. We began the week with Mother’s Day Gift Guides and then a beautiful flower arrangement. Next, I shared how I finished the kitchen at the beach house along with some ideas for setting a table for Mother’s Day dining. I also shared some pretty crazy stories about our beach house renovation as well as my spectacular new shades from Calico in our primary bedroom.
Lately, I have been focused on working to include more healthy foods in all of my menus. Martha shared 8 Superfoods Dietitians Say You Should Be Eating Now.
Next week is going to be so amazing because Matt and Micheal will be in town! I have lots to share including tips to get your backyard ready for summer, the best summer salad recipe, and a new summer DIY pillow (that I actually haven’t even made yet!) I can’t wait to share our newly decorated living room for summer, a controversial opinion about kitchens, and a birthday of something in our home!
- I Love New York – S3/V19
- A Spring Garden – S3/V18
- Happy National Picnic Day – S3/V17
- Welcome Graham – S3/V16
- Happy Easter – S3/V15
- Shopping Tips – S3/V14
- Happy Spring – S3/V13
- Girls Weekend Getaways – S3/V12
- Exciting News This Week – S3/V11
- Ventura Beach Favorites – S3/V10
- A Happy Family at the Beach House – S3/V9
- A Beach House Tour Deadline – S3/V8
- The Ventura Beach House – S3/V7
- A Busy Week at the Ventura Beach House – S3/V6
- Beach House Move-In Tomorrow – S3/V5
- Martha, “You are Wrong About My White Farmhouse Kitchen!” – S3/V4
- Valentines Day Decor – S3/V3
- Five Things to Organize Now – S3/V2
- Happy New Year 2023 – S3/V1
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