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Happy Mother’s Day + Evereve Sale #CoffeeTalk

Good morning, and happy Mother’s Day to all the mommas out there! Even if you don’t have children of your own, I’m sure you are special to many. Women have a way of mothering even if we aren’t biological or adoptive mothers.

I also want to acknowledge that this is a hard day for many women. Maybe you’ve lost your mother or a child, or perhaps you’re estranged or going through hard times with your family. Some of you are unable to have children or are waiting on a lengthy adoption process or fertility treatments, or maybe you aren’t able to be with your mom or children this year due to Covid restrictions… there are so many reasons this day can be a hard one for women.

Let us all be thinking of those we can reach out to today, and if you fit into any of those categories, I hope you’re able to spend some time this weekend with people who love you and build you up.

Our plans are pretty low-key. Paul made reservations for Mother’s Day brunch at a local inn that is cozy and quaint, but unfortunately David has to work and won’t be able to join us. I guess that’s the way it goes as they get older.

I hosted a Mother’s Day tea for the women in our church yesterday afternoon, and it was so nice to get together and visit after a year of socially distanced worship services and virtual social activities. Our women’s committee planned and brought everything for the event, and all I had to do was open my home.

They brought mini desserts and plated them so there were no communal food platters, and one of the women made up these little potted plants for everyone to take home. Look how pretty…

Later on, I moved that paper towel roll back beside the stovetop. Isn’t it funny how you don’t notice things until you see them in pictures? Anyway, it was fun to host a church gathering again!

It was also a great excuse to get my house picked up and restored to order. We’ve been pretty lax with that lately, and it was starting to get to me. We’re all kind of sloppy in general, and a certain child had sewing projects spread out all over my dining and living rooms. Of course, even once everyone’s stuff was picked up, I kept noticing all the little things we shove into the back corners of all our surfaces. I’m sure you know how it goes… it was so nice to get everything put away and tidied up the way I like it.

And again, I want to be sensitive to those who are not where we are with Covid numbers and social gatherings at the present time, but #CoffeeTalk is when I ramble about what’s been going on in my world, and that’s what I’ve been up to this weekend.

In other news, Evereve is having a rare one-day sale in honor of Mother’s Day: Save 10% off everything in stores & online, plus free shipping over $50. (Exclusions include Commando, Birkenstock, Spanx, and Vuori.) That means the AGOLDE Parker shorts are on sale!

This pair is a tad darker, and they also come in white. (This is another white; I have no idea what the difference is, but I’m wearing the Tissue wash here.)

The KUT from the Kloth Jane shorts are a nice alternative at a lower price point.

Evereve also carries the AGOLDE Toni jeans that I have in the washed black Feral wash. If you don’t like the chewed hem, the Montage wash is similar but with a more traditional hem.

I also have these in the light blue Precipice wash, and the Viewpoint wash also looks good. The white top and sandals I’m wearing here are also on sale.

That stripe Saturday skirt and black muscle tee are also included, as are my P448 sneakers.

This boatneck tank that I wore in Florida is back in stock and on sale too. I like how this one is a little more fitted.

Oh, and that tie dye muscle tee and the white KUT from the Kloth skinnies! These strappy sandals are really cute too.

Evereve also carries the 7FAM Josefina boyfriend jeans and the AGOLDE Sophie crops. Both are TTS.

Oh, and they have the Paige Mayslie joggers as well as those Lara utility pants that I styled a while back… You’ll want to size down in both of those.

Seriously, Evereve has so much good stuff. I love it all. Whoever curates their inventory does an amazing job. I’m sure there are other stores running good Mother’s Day sales, but Evereve rarely runs a sale so I wanted to highlight this one today.

So, anyway! No matter what your plans look like today, I hope you’re able to spend some time with people you love — at the very least, on the phone or Zoom. Such crazy times we’re living in. I mean, who could have imagined last Mother’s Day that we’d still be dealing with this?

This is last year’s Mother’s Day picture. I try to get one with my kids every year.

I knew at the time that we would probably have to give Ozzy away due to my allergies, and it was a terribly sad day. I still look at that picture and get a lump in my throat, but that is just one sad day in a series of beautiful memories.

Here are some reminders of better Mother’s Days…

Mother’s Day 2019
Mother’s Day 2015
Mother’s Day 2014
Mother’s Day 2014
Preschool Mother’s Day Tea, May 2011
Mother’s Day 2011
Preschool Mother’s Day Tea, May 2007

And wait for it… the pièce de résistance… No one was happy about it, but I was determined to get my Mother’s Day picture. Haha!

Mother’s Day 2003

I also love this one. Paul helped David plant flowers for me.

Unfortunately, that’s as far back as our digital pictures go. I’m sure I have some of my first two Mother’s Days in one of my many Creative Memories photo albums. In fact, I think I found out I was pregnant with Caroline on Mother’s Day weekend of 2002. I recall a picture of David and me that day… I’ll have to see if I can find it and scan it.

Anyway! That’s it for me. I’m off to get ready for church. Have a very blessed and relaxing Sunday!!!

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19 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day + Evereve Sale #CoffeeTalk

  1. I love the idea of little plants as gifts to take home. I’m going to borrow that idea.

    Thank you for taking us back through time to see your beautiful family over the years. The one of David & Caroline crying is precious. My children are adults now and it’s still hard to get a family picture where everyone is looking at the camera and smiling. Lol

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Loved your blast from the past! Kids were (and still are) adorable! Did any of your children go to Zion Lutheran Preschool? Caroline looks really familiar to me. Have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

  3. Happy Mother’s Day! Loved all the pictures over the years, they mean so much. I’m the picture taker of the family, which means I’m not in a lot of them. Our daughters started to remedy that, when they were looking for some embarrassing pictures of me! This Mother’s Day is a sad one for us, as I lost my dear sister-in-law 2 weeks ago from complications of Covid. She was my BFF, my rock & partner in crime. She was my husband’s last immediate family member and they were close to each other. I will now act as a surrogate mom to my young niece, and provide all the comfort I can, as her mom was her BFF. My dear SIL adored her 2 year old grandson and watched him 3 days a week. We are all still adjusting to this unexpected event, but take solace in the fact we will all meet again in Heaven!!

  4. Thanks for sharing your photos, they look lovely. Also wanted to mention that I you look fabulous in short
    hair, not that you look bad in the current length but its just me, lol
    Happy mother’s day to you!.

  5. Great post. I love the photo of you with yoyr kids in braces. I also love your foyer in the background of the denim shorts photos.

  6. Love the pictures. So fun. The one of your mom is so pretty. You look like her for sure. The one of your dad in that same photo looks like your son, David. Happy Mother’s Day to you too. I’ll be doing a window visit with my mom in memory care and take her gift. Hard, but so thankful she is well cared for. I thought we would be out of all this by now. You are ahead of us being able to have inside social gatherings. Your tea set up looked so nice. Have a great day. Lots on sale.

  7. I was thinking back on previous Mother’s Days too. My 1st was 14 years ago. It was a beautiful spring day. My baby boy was about 6 weeks old and wore short sleeves and shorts to church that morning. I held him outside while my husband grilled our lunch. This year my now 14 year old son stand several inches taller than my and he has a 10 year old sister. And to top it all off…..it snowed this morning!!!

  8. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! I love the trip down memory lane and the pictures are priceless. Earlier today I was emotional and really missing my mom, she died in 2016, but I stepped outside to let the strong winds blow in my face and talk to God. The talk made me feel better, thank goodness. I hope that you are having a fabulous day!

  9. Hope y’all have a great Mother’s Day! Thanks for your sweet words of encouragement in the first two paragraphs. For those of us who would like to have kids and don’t, it is bittersweet but what a good point that we all “mother” those around us! Also a good reminder to reach out to others who may be struggling! Thank you for the reminder!

  10. Happy Mother’s day!!
    I love seeing your photos through the years!! I love the reality. you have a beautiful family 👪

    Thanks for sharing!!

    God bless you

    Cindy

  11. Thank you for taking the time to share your family photos that are dear to your heart. Fun looking at your almost all grown children grow up through the years. Beautiful family!

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