Hey everyone! I was so caught up in sharing our Spain vacation with ya'll, that I didn't take the time to share my Mother's Day treasures with you. I truly am so very spoiled & mainly by my sweet, sweet hubby -- aka: The Man! It's been a long-standing rule in our home that our children are not to buy presents for us for any of the special holidays. Once-in-awhile, they will slip one in, but we just prefer that they use their money on their own families. There is nothing that we need that we can't buy for ourselves & they have young families & all the responsibilities that go along with that. That being said, The Man more than makes up for any lack of gifts, and he doesn't always wait for a special occasion. Sadly, he is much more generous than I am. I shamefully attribute that to the fact that I "love" stuff, so many different kinds of stuff, & he DOES NOT. He is very difficult to buy for, so when I think of something unique to get for him, I am absolutely thrilled. I've really got my "thinking cap" on for Father's Day! Anyway, on to Mother's Day.
Some of these things I purchased for myself with some money The Man gave me.
The Man bought me the flowers but let me pick them out (he's color-blind, so he's not always sure about colors). We got them at Costco -- they always have gorgeous bouquets! It still looks beautiful a week later.
The Man knows that I adore Kirkland's, so we popped in there last Saturday. If you haven't been to that store lately, you must go. They just keep adding the most adorable things. I love (& use) aprons & this one was just too cute to pass up.
Is this not the cutest little set of espresso cups? We got hooked on espresso & cappuccino in the afternoon while we were in Spain, so I just had to have these. Now I have to find an espresso maker....lol! Do you like them stacked right-side up or..........
upside down? I think they look cute either way.
I've actually had this grand fellow for a couple of weeks, but hadn't had time to show him off! We were bumming around Burlington Coat Factory, looking at suitcases before our trip, & stumbled across this beauty. The Man actually thinks my new-found love of roostery things is quite charming, so he's always looking for them. He's the one who spotted this one. I don't know what Mr. Roo is made out of, but he is super-heavy!
I'm the "Chief Cook & Bottle Washer" around our homestead, so The Man likes to keep the creative juices flowing, & he knows how much I adore "The Pioneer Woman." This new cookbook just may be better than the first one -- if that's possible!
I'm pretty much a "girlie-girl" & love baubles & glitz. The Man bought this little beauty & had.......
this put on the back. He is just the sweetest man. I've been wearing this a lot.
Well, now you know my "dirty little secret." I am super-spoiled! Not that many people find the "love of their life" the first time around, but I certainly did! And, he's all mine, ladies, so back off. You don't want to mess with a woman wearing an apron, sporting baubles & glitz, loaded up on espresso & having ready-access to knives & wooden meat mallets! Okay, okay, I'm calmer now. Would you care for an expresso or iced coffee? Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!