Have a Happy Mother's Day Weekend!

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Morning Lovelies!  I must say "lovely" a lot because lately, Edward has been shouting, "look at the lovely flowers!" It's so sweet.  Do y'all have Mother's Day plans?  I wish I was spending the weekend with my mom, The Suze, but she's currently entrenched in an epic remodeling project.  It's pretty exciting and I can't wait to be able to share some of the progress with y'all! 

We don't have much going on this weekend.  We have a gala on Saturday, for which I had nothing to wear so I'm using my trusty old standby Rent The Runway.  Hopefully, my dresses fit.  I've been doing a lot of shopping for clothes lately, since all of my summer clothes are either old or maternity.  I'm considering it my Mother's Day present to my self, since I've put my body through massive amounts of weight gain and loss over the past 4 years for the sake of having healthy children (that second dessert, totally necessary).  

As is the case this time every year, I like to write a letter to my children telling them how much I love being their Mother.  I started this after my first Mother's Day wasn't the parade I had expected in my head.  I had a pity party, and then realized that being a Mom is a privilege and a gift and the greatest joy in my life.  I think about all of my friends who are struggling to be a mom and how much they would give to be in my position.  I also think about my friends who have lost their moms.  There are way too many of both. 

I hope y'all have a happy sunny weekend!

Enjoy these linkies with some grown-up Mommy drinkies :)

My friend has the most beautiful baby who was born with Down Syndrome and she started to blog about it.  I'm thankful I grew up going to a public school, where kids like her Ellie were part of our classrooms.  I feel a special affinity and understanding for these amazing children.

This post had me in tears, but also put me in check.  Having a three-year-old is hard work.

I totally want to do this for Edward's last day of school

This Blue & White Little Girl's Dress is perfect for summer

I just bought this maxi dress and will probably wear it every day

I don't know why I wasn't invited on this trip to Punta Cana with Mark Sikes and Bunny Williams

I would love to get my hands on this color book from 1692

I whole-heartedly agree with this decorating advice

This Lindsay Lohan headline made me LOL - the mental image

A fabulous office makeover for the One Room Challenge from my friend Tobe

The Suze used to do stuff like this in our house all of the time.  It was so fun for me!

The perfect one-piece for moms who have to chase kids at the pool
(I bought it in bright azure and it's a gorgeous color in person)
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This is my other go-to bathing suit style


  1. aaahhhhh! thank you for the shout out! so sweet.

    also, i may steal your mother's day letter idea. i LOVE it, as i often have pity parties for being under-celebrated (all in my head - no perspective). you are so so right. thank you for sharing those thoughts.

    also, always second dessert.
    let's hang out soon so we can do that :)

  2. Hi Jen! Love your post and sometimes I do wonder why we need those sad and very sad stories to keep us in check but with age one does become more balanced probably because of those sad events. I have been feeling guilty toward both my children since the second was born as I have to split my time between them and it is hard to give them 100% each... But really I should be happy we all have each other period(:
    Happy mama day! Xo z

  3. Jennifer thank you for the wonderful thoughts and links, I hope you have a fabulous Mother's Day!

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  4. Fabulous office from the ORC!!! Love every detail. You HAVE to do the last day of school thing for E. So sweet :-) xo

  5. How sweet about how you write a letter, that is incredibly sweet!!! Makes me want to cry:) In a good way!

    Wishing you an amazing Mothers Day, may it be filled with much joy, love and laughter!


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