Hi friends, hope you are well and are having a wonderful weekend as we celebrate the first day of May! I first want to announce the winner of our tole planter giveaway. Congratulations goes to- Kim B on 04/27/2022 at 1:46 pm How could I possibly choose just one favorite thing? Each new item is worthy of a round of applause. I have a special place in mind for the tole planter/container featured on the give away. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pieces. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name and shipping address so your prize can be on the way! __________________________________ I will be at my parents this weekend spending some quality time with my mom while my dad takes a much needed little trip. I have spoken before of how my mother has alzheimers and if this isn’t the greatest life lesson, don’t know what is.To spend every possible moment with your elderly parents at every opportunity. It has been heartbreaking for me to experience this but I am much stronger and stoic now than who I was a year ago. I have surrendered to this is the reality with my mom and to make the most of the smallest most mundane things. Being in different states makes it a bit challenging but I do my best to get to VA once a month. I will never ever look back and regret the time I spent especially with my mom who loves my company (and dancing and singing). Truth be told, shes about the only one who appreciates my “musical talents”. Even the smallest task like going out and picking up lunch or doing a little dance with her is the highlight of her day and therefore, mine too. So, I definitely treasure these small pockets of time we get to spend together. This post was done ahead of time, so hoping it posts on time! Onwards to this Sunday’s post….. ___________________________________________ 1 AMAZING CUSTOMER PICTURES!! What a roundup! I am always so amazed at the pictures sent in from my talented customers. They always make me smile with pride, seeing our products in your homes. Here are some recent submissions. Don’t forget to enter our contest, Enchanted Home Love. We are taking your entries now and almost half full. Taking entries until May 8th. Any pictures that features a products purchased from us is eligible. For full details, click here. Otherwise send in your 1-2 pictures to email@example.com 2 OUR CURATED MOTHER’S DAY COLLECTION AND A SPECIAL OFFER TODAY ONLY! So we put together a wonderful collection of items for a curated Mother’s Day collection. Just got in the most fabulous candles that smell out of this world. So many beautiful pieces that any mother would be over the moon to receive! We are also offering a special unadvertised gift with purchase for today only- Click here to see our Mother’s Day collection! Just a sampling below of what is in this wonderful collection of items that will make any mom smile! 3 INSTAGRAMS OF INTEREST A random but super gorgeous round up of this week’s favorites…. 4 BATTLE OF THE MASCARAS I have written about this before as to Thrive being my absolute favorite mascara Downside? That the only way you can get it is ordering through their site, no instant gratification in going to a store and buying it. Why, I have no idea, given how wildly popular this is. Then along came the new Mac mascara and after using both I have decided the new Mac mascara is now my number one. A few coats and I swear it looks like you are wearing false lashes. Don’t know what’s in it, but its like magic! Both are great but I like that I can walk into a store and buy the Mac mascara plus I think you need less of it to achieve the look of long lashes. 5 A DELICIOUS GUILT FREE SALAD So I thought this sounded so good and I made it, and boy it did not disappoint! Super light, very tasty, healthy and a burst of flavor in every bite. Hearty enough to be a main dish for lunch or even a light dinner, great side for a BBQ or for a wonderful salad starter for your next dinner. I have gotten some other wonderful recipes from Gimme Some Oven, click here for more info and other fantastic recipes. 11 ingredients Produce 1 English cucumber (Kirby/English are the best in terms of flavor and crispness) 1 clove Garlic 1 cup Lentils 3/4 cup Mint, fresh loosely packed leaves (this is key to the flavors) 1 Red onion, small 1/2 cup Sun-dried tomatoes Condiments 1 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp Lemon juice, freshly-squeezed Baking & Spices 1/4 tsp Black pepper, freshly-cracked 1/2 tsp Sea salt, fine Oils & Vinegars 3 tbsp Olive oil 6 NEW THINGS COMING SOON! You are always the very first to see what is on the horizon over here. Lots of beauty heading this way…. Say hi to our new Palm Beach pagodas, this will be a limited time collection offered in approx 4 weeks. Stay tuned! These were first designed for smoeone hosting a Palm Beach themed gala and we like how they came out so much, we are adding them for a limited time offering. And how fabulous is this new Greek key mint juelps! Will be here in less than 2 weeks:) And finally approved our new scalloped beaded chargers which happen to work beautifully with our Lily of the Valley plates. We just restocked the blue and green is coming in about 3 weeks. These chargers will be arriving in about 6-8 weeks. Just a sneak peek~ We will be getting our gorgeous scalloped consoles in a new size 48.5″ (in about 4 weeks)! And a peek into our newest styles and colors of a new wastepaper basket and tissue- 7 SUNDAY’S SURVEY So imagine this, you are walking to your car in a crowded parking lot, the person next to you is getting out as you approach your car and she hits the car door next to them, hard enough to hear it, we both exchanged glances as we both knew there is no way, there’s not a huge dent. She looks at me (with a guy who was maybe her boyfriend) and puts her finger over her mouth, with a “shhhh” and walks away!! I was kind of shell shocked. I go around to see if there was any damage and yep, sure enough quite a large dent, in fact some of the paint came off. I was really stunned. I was so tempted to catch up to her and explain how wrong that was but these days you never know what you are dealing with. So, I did would any quasi vigilante would do, I wrote a quick note that the person to her right in such and such car with license plate xxxxxx dented her car and she could do with that information whatever she wanted. I was in a rush to be somewhere so had no time to call police or security. How would you have handled it? I was not about to confront her, as these days, I feel like the world is unhinged. This lady also looked kind of tough and there was no way I was going up against that. I did the next best thing. And you? Based upon the scenario I described, what would you have done? Based upon the scenario I described, what would you have done? _______________________________________ Happy you stopped by and hope you enjoyed reading my Sunday post. Wishing everyone a wonderful spring day and relaxing end to your weekend. Until next time………….