What are you doing today to prepare for a Mother’s Day gift or celebration?

My daughter Mandy wants to help me paint the bathroom at her Dad’s shop. An early Father’s Day gift is what I’m thinking. It seems that may be more for him than me. Although, at this point I could use some serious motivation in that department. So from where I’m sitting, its a two-fer. Bonus!

Brandy, asked what I wanted for Mother’s Day a while back, I told her what I always tell my children, “I don’t need anything. But, you can always check my Wish-List or Mother’s Day Boards on Pinterest.” And Mom’s I do think it’s nice to have these idea boards, so you don’t end up with another coffee mug or  macaroni necklace. Just sayin’! Are you making something today (or are your children making something)?

Are you planning a menu for Mom’s Day brunch?
If so, I suggest keeping it simple. Mom doesn’t want to spend her afternoon cleaning up the mess in the aftermath.

Here is a quick & easy sample menu:

Meatball & Provolone Sliders
Vegetable Tray
Cole Slaw
Cheese chunks w crackers
Chips & dip
Coffee – Sweet Tea
Try to include a dip of her favorite ice cream. -(Mine’s Butter Pecan, but Mint Chip is nice too.)


Instead of the Meatballs, you could make my Big Sandwich. Its one my families favorites.
Move oven rack to the lowest rack position in your oven. Preheat oven Broiler to its Lowest setting. Cut the side a loaf of Italian or French bread the full length of the loaf without separating the two sides. Open the bread and lay flat on a large foil lined cookie sheet. Overlap slices of roast beef on both sides of the bread. Spoon on & spread Pizza Quick sauce or marinara. Lay slices of Provolone cheese on top. Place under broiler. Bake only until the cheese is brown & bubbly. Remove from the oven. Toss on shredded lettuce & sliced tomatoes. Quick & easy.

Tell us one thing you’re doing today to get ready for Mother’s Day!

My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it. ~ Mark Twain

There is no better friend than a sister, and there is no better sister than you.

A sister is a little bit of a childhood that can never be lost… ~ UNKNOWN

Me                                                                                 You

The supply of good women far exceeds that of the men who deserve them. ~ ROBERT GRAVES

Autumn memories…

Winter memories…

Spring memories…

Summer memories…

To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each others hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family grief s and joys. We live outside the touch of time. ~ CLARA ORTEGA

Then Now
A better person

In the cookies of life, sisters are like the chocolate chips. ~ Unknown

That’s what friends AND family are for…

Favorite ~ FUN ~ hilarious ~ Wonderful ~ WORST ~ Disastrous ~ difficult ~ Sad ~ daily

In good times and bad times. I’ll be on your side forever more. ~ BURT BACHARACH & CAROL BAYER SAGER