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Pinky Up

Mother’s Day weekend was fabulous.

Special cards and handmade gifts from the two that made me a mama. Pedicures. Meals treated to by Gramma and prepared by Jay. Mango margaritas. Homemade Cake Batter ice cream. Beautiful Mother’s Day mass. Fancy tea at a local tea house. Pool time. Taking a nap under an open window letting through a cool breeze.

It was just what I needed.

Here are some Mama’s Day moments…

{vanilla rooibos}

{clotted cream}

{beautiful words}

{the scones were my fave ~ with clotted cream and blackberry preserves}

{petit fours and other miniature desserts}

{my mama, aka gramma}

{mama and her babies ~ elliott was upset they didn’t serve pancakes!}


I LOVE high teas. I wish I could attend/have them weekly, but enjoying them only once in a while for special occasions maintains their charm, I think.

I have fond memories of each and every tea I have attended…to name a couple, The Empress Hotel in Victoria and The Hotel Del Coronado. Holden’s Baby Shower was held at the cutest little tea house in Gilroy, Jordan Rose Tea Haven, which is no longer in business unfortunately, but that is one special day that I will never forget.

This Mother’s Day Tea was no exception…once we diverted Elliott’s attention away from pancakes and found a butterscotch scone, all was well with the world.

Thanks babe, for the special treat.

Putting up my pinky and sipping with four of my favorite people made me feel like royalty!

P.S. Jay made beef kebab and saffron rice for din din…

It was delish, babe. Thanks, again & again!


Thumbs Up

Goodness me.

Life got a little hectic all of a sudden and I don’t quite know where to begin.

The weekend was great ~ t-ball opening day and Mother’s Day.

We were up bright and early for the annual parade and opening ceremonies followed by the first game.

Please excuse the barrage of t-ball cuteness to follow:

{lining up with buddy, nicholas}

{parading around the field}

{sitting with his teammates}

{national anthem}

{getting into position}

{up to bat}

{running home}

{praise from coach}

{thanks for the helmet, lolo!}

{goooo orioles!}

It really was too cute for words. A few times I thought I was watching football ~ the kids would all run for the ground ball and then dog pile each other! Saturday mornings are going to be so fun for awhile.


After our big t-ball extravaganza we hit up Panda Express {Holden’s pick} for some lunch and then cruised the ‘hood and rummaged through some garage sales. To this point, I have preferred hosting the garage sale, but I have to say it was fun seeing what everyone was trying to get rid of….and there is always an offer to me made!

Then the girls {Gramma, Elliott & me} went for pedicures and an afternoon Starbucks.


Mother’s Day was nice with morning coffee and monkey bread and a Mexican food lunch complete with margaritas…

I never thought the words “Gramma, finish your margarita!” would ever come out of my mouth…

We dropped Jay and the kiddos off and then {tipsy} Gramma and I toured an open house and did a little shopping followed by another afternoon Starbucks pick-me-up. Jay made some homemade pesto, grilled some pizzas and made a salad for our special dinner.

Another wonderful Mother’s Day down in the books…


Monday night was filled with an unexpected twist. My friend, Hollie, got some tickets to an audition taping of Simon Cowell’s new show “The X Factor” at USC’s Galen Center. My {celebrity sighting resumé} is picking up a bit. I stared at the back of Simon’s and Paula’s heads for about 3 hours. Ha! We were WAY up high in the nosebleed section as we got caught in traffic and were a little tardy for the party.

But it was fun and there was some decent talent…show airs this fall.

Here is my dorky pose before I hit the road for the night:


Things have been a little topsy turvy lately, but it has become clear that it’s time to refocus and buckle down for awhile.

What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue. ~ Henri Matisse

I’m all for it….thumb’s up!


Happy Tuesday!