Stuck in the Mud

While I feel obligated to apologize for being remiss in regular postings, the truth is I am not necessarily sorry.  I have been stuck up to my eye ballz in the mud – and loving every stinkin minute of it.  Springtime is my most favorite time of the year and I have been spending most of my time outside tending to my yard and plantings.  I have been tending to lil miss P, who up and turned 5 on me and finished preschool.  I swear I was squeezing that motor mouth out just yesterday.


What else?  Oh yeah, had a momentary brush with greatness in the form of the ever fabulous Mary McDonald.  ‘Brush’ meaning that she mentioned me on FBSay what?!!!  Apparently she picked my question out of some posed on FB and answered it on the Schumacher blogSurely this means an invite to dine at her house with Nathan is forthcoming.  

Other happenings?  Mucho cooking, lots of patio perching, flower arranging, and copious amounts of warm weather shenanigans in the form of fruity cruise drinks.  And by fruity cruise drinks I mean wine.  No time for extraneous ingredients when I am getting my relax on.

Sorry for the interruption but I have been busy enjoying life. I have lots of recipe sharing to do with you folks.  I haven’t even been reading blogs. *Gasp* 

What’s been going on with you?

kisses,  mrs. V  


Make it Meaningful for Mom

Who wouldn’t want to receive a lovely lacquered tray like this, filled with gorgeous goodies?  I know I would.  Wrap this sucker in clear cello with an over large satin bow, and you might just become BEST.CHILD.EVER.IN.THE.HISTORY.OF.EVER on Mother’s Day.  My momma likes to entertain as much as I do so this tray is filled with some lovely things she can use when throwing together an impromptu soiree.  Bright cocktail napkins, pink statement tapers and matches, a fragrant scent to welcome guests, and an unusual brass accent dish, filled with nuts or bright candies that beckons revelers with open hands.  And let’s not forget that fabulous necklace.  A hostess must always be fabulous!

This concept can easily be adapted to your momma’s tastes.  Forgo the usual hanging floral basket this year and put together something meaningful that lets Momma know just how much you understand and adore her!

As for me, I’d be one happy Momma if I could just go to the loo by myself for once.  #joysofmotherhood

kisses,  mrs. V