Does Mother’s Day equal a sucky day?

It all started last Friday.  I felt dejected.  I knew Mother’s Day was coming and I’d be kidless.  Even though my official Empty Nest days don’t arrive until August, this would be my first Mother’s Day without any of my 3 kids.  I’d already cried several times last week and knew the day was going to S-U-C-K.

My own mother had decided to go to the symphony instead of hanging with me!  I know, it’s her Mother’s Day too and she should be able to choose what she’d like to do but for the purpose of getting more sympathy, I’ll let you in on this… she works for the symphony and goes ALL THE TIME!  So boo-hoo to me, right?  Yes, thank you, I can feel the love already.

Actually though, I did have a pretty good day.  My almost 20 year old knows how to show some love and admiration.  She also knows I’m a cake eater so she sent this over…

Wicked Good Cupcakes in delivery box

Wicked Good Cupcakes!  Pre-made, no bake cupcakes in a jar (cuteness factor included).  I was so surprised and so thrilled!  One of my kids hadn’t forgotten about me; the mother that had changed their diapers, made their lunch everyday, drove them back and forth to school until they begged to ride the bus and then drove them back and forth again when they changed their minds.

Wicked Good Cupcakes Lemon Strawberry Flavor

They even came with plastic spoons.  I’ve never heard of them but now I’m most definitely a customer for life.  So far I’ve only tried Mr. Wonderful’s Cookie Butter.   I would describe it as a cake layered with cinnamon, caramel and buttercream.  It’s yummy and super sweet.  I could only eat half the first go round.  I looked them up and learned the mother-daughter team behind this idea were on the show Shark Tank.  Glad they got funding!

Cupcakes from Wicked Good Cupcakes with spoons and adorable labels

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My youngest daughter was actually the first to give me a gift.  Saturday was Senior Prom night so the Mister and I stayed up to hear all about it and since she got home after midnight, technically she was the first to say Happy Mother’s Day.   She knows I’m a lipstick girl.  I never leave the house without it.  I may not have ironed my clothes, have on any other make up or have brushed my hair, but I have on lipstick.

Lipstick by Smashbox

It’s by Smashbox.  Anyone ever heard of it?  The package says “one swipe color” and they aren’t kidding.  She chose the color Primrose.  Doesn’t that sound like me – all prim and rosy?  😉  It’s smooth, creamy and soft.  I love it!

My oldest at 22 is a bit of an indescribable guy.  All I can say about him is that I’m grateful he texted me.


The day wasn’t as bad as I thought.  The Mister treated me to 2 movies and 2 dinners – say whaaaat?  I know, right.  He’s awesome!

The first was King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Interesting/3 stars).  It has a giant snake in it so I was probably the only 50 year young lady closing my eyes.  Yes, I have an irrational fear of snakes.  But my word, when I say giant, the screen in the theater has to be 40 x 50 feet!  I really don’t understand why every time the film makers want to make a nasty scary point they choose a snake.  Hello, how about a giant ant eater or gorilla?

The theater has the reclining seats and the waiters with a menu.  Can’t like it.  Couldn’t see my food although tasty, couldn’t concentrate on the movie for all the orders being taken and the delivery people walking/squatting/whispering around me.  Most of all, I’m 5’4″ on a dressed up day and those recliners push my head forward so they are very uncomfortable.  Don’t judge.  I know it sounds like I’m high maintenance but I’m really not.

After that, we came home and watched another movie on Netflix called Hidden Figures.  It’s a story of 3 female African-American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program (5 stars and 2 thumbs up).

Then it was off to a steak dinner!  A great end to a Mother’s Day that didn’t suck after all.  Thank you Mr. Wonderful – I love you.  And thank you to all 3 of my kids for being who you are and for loving me despite who I am.  I love y’all too.  XXOO



Hello!  This is my first post in the blogging world and I’m super excited to start this new journey.  Since my husband and I are soon to be empty nesters, we have decided to one day move from the suburbs of DFW to a small town in south Texas.  You know, where most people have bad hair days, it’s hot, humid and can make a girl like me get a little testy (insert rolling eyes).   The property has been in the family over a hundred years and we inherited the old farmhouse which was a wedding promise to his great grandmother.  How romantic is that?!?!  I will post all about how we’re repairing/fixing it up and how I’ve redecorated it with my love of farmhouse/vintage/repurposed/rustic style.  I’ll also chat about how we are going to make this transition work and why we have decided to become hobby ranchers.  Oh my golly, even as I type that out, I cannot believe it.  And I say hobby because the Mister will still have his IT Genius job and I’ll keep on decorating.  I look forward to becoming great friends.  Follow along so you don’t miss a thing!

BTW – The picture is of the Misters childhood headboard that I repurposed into a welcome sign.  I painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and stood it against a tree just up the drive.  I’ll blog about that soon! 😉