There is a spot that I drive by every day where three houses used to sit and recently were either torn down or moved thanks to some soil contamination… but on one of those lots sits this incredible magnolia tree. It’s huge and majestic and the kind I would love to have on my property.
We invited my family over for a Mother’s Day dinner yesterday. Let me show you the tablescape I didn’t spend a dime on (except some new white cloth napkins from Target that we’ll use on a regular basis). What do you think of the magnolia blooms?
Every time I drove by it I thought about how I wanted those magnolia blooms on my table… and then I realized I had the perfect opportunity to dress up a table with them: Mother’s Day!
I went on Saturday and snipped a bunch off and by Sunday morning I had petals all over my set table.
Try two… I went out again an hour before my family came over and the flowers are still holding up beautifully this morning!
I made these little tags for everyone with a quote about a mother on them, only it was far easier to read them on the computer screen than when they were printed out. It was funny to watch everyone squinting to read their quotes. 🙂
I made this dynamite new recipe for zucchini bread. It’s horrible to have around the house when you are trying to lose baby weight.
Here is the buffet filled with our feast…
Mango Curry Chicken (with an Archer Farms marinade I got at Target… yum)
Corn on the Cob
Salad that Kim made
and then flowers for my mom at the end of the buffet.
This is also terrible to have when trying to lose weight. It’s my favorite cake ever. EVER. Here is the super easy recipe. My dad made a German Chocolate frosting (my mom’s fave) to top it with.
I didn’t want the temptation of eating it so I sent the rest of the cake to school with AJ this morning to put in the teacher’s room. By 10am I had an email that said the cake was gone. 🙂
Here is my mom and Elle (who is making the weirdest face but I couldn’t get a good one of both her and my mom).
Elle in her outfit to match the invitation.
Yep, ridiculous, I know. 🙂
When my family arrived I had Elle in her little party dress and then promptly changed her after doing a mini photo session.
Drew knows a good playmate when he sees one. 🙂
The window sill probably had 20 cars lined up on it.
Speaking of lined up, this boy likes his cars precise.
Did anyone else do something fun or relaxing this weekend?