Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

Mother's Day Weekend

I have been blessed with 2 healthy children and 4 grandchildren, 2 of which are step grand-children but I consider them my very own.  Mother's Day Weekends are very special to me.  I do not need any beautiful gifts or flowers.  Just to have my family in church with me is the greatest gift I could wish for.  However, my  husband and children think I need more so I did get some beautiful flowers.
Ok I was a little bad. This dispenser is my Mother's Day gift to myself. Last week when I went to get my hair done, my stylist offered me cucumber water served in a dispenser like this. I knew immediately I had to have one and the cucumber water was sooooo good and refreshing. I didn't know how my family would react to cucumber water so I played it safe and made lemon/lime water. Oh my goodness I will be making "spa waters" all summer. I can't wait to try other combinations. I did learn it is best to put the ice in first, arrange your fruit and then add water. It is a great way to encourage your family to drink more water. Grayson loved turning the spigot so we watered plants with lemon/lime water :) If they grow really big and green we have discovered a secret plant weapon.

 I'm all about beverages right now.  The ladies at my church gave me a gift certificate and this is what I got with part of it......a beautiful carafe.  I made Almond Tea and put it in my new carafe....perfect.  One of my girlfriends has a great Mint Tea recipe that tastes yummy, too.  Perhaps she will share her recipe with us. 
Cauliflower Salad
Best salad ever....that's all I'm saying :)
I also prepared Pioneer Woman's Chicken Spaghetti ( I forgot to take a picture of it).  I usually use a friend's recipe but I decided to branch out and try a new version.  It is a keeper.

A little chocolate cake never hurt anyone.
So that is the meal I prepared for the weekend.  I will share all the recipes later this week.

Of course I had to monogram a few a headband for my daughter
and running shorts for Sloaney.  Even baby girls like monogrammed sport shorts :)

I hope everyone has a wonderful, wonderful week.


  1. Oh gosh, LOVE the look of this cauliflower salad, can you please share your recipe???? I looked on Pinterest but couldn't find any that looked like this. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your blog by the way, you are as addicting as Pinterest and so beautifully creative!
    Jennifer MacDonald

  2. Jennifer thank you. Please give me your email address and I'll send it to you. It's really delicious.

  3. Oh thank you so much, my email is:

    Can't wait to try almond tea too! And I LOVE my Southern Living cookbooks!

    Jennifer MacDonald

    1. If you don't get my email Jennifer let me know.