I worked all week (including two nights of parent open house), I cleaned all day Saturday, and I had overnight house guests who just left. My kids want a snack (when DON’T they?), and I just came in from the rain after chasing Maximus around the yard–have you seen my yard? I just turned around to glare at him, and he cocked his head, drooled on the carpet, and farted. I. hate. him.
Alllll of this leads into me using my mom for this post. I had no idea what to post, so why not use people I know, right? I’ve been trying to talk my mom into creating a blog of her own, but her response continues to be, “I’m an old lady…I have nothing worthy to share, blah, blah, blah”. Uhhh…check out this little vignette in her dining room.
See this bee-u-ti-ful arrangement? She made it. Yup. Made it.
It’s kind of hard to tell from the photo, but she’s got little gourds, bird’s nests, and feathers all over. SpecTACular, right? By the way, the gorgeous dining room set was just something she picked up while she was visiting one weekend. I consider that purchase one of my finest accomplishments. Look at all that money I made her spend! A little pumpkin container in her kitchen–again, made by mom. Look at her view while she eats scones and sips on pumpkin spice coffee in the morning. Perhaps I’m being a little dramatic, but how cute is that little nook of her house? Don’t even get me started on how GOOD it smells in that home!And lastly, this is one on her front porch that she just “threw together”.
Well, there you have it. A sampling of my mom’s talents. I think she’s worthy of a blog, don’t you? I consider myself a bit of an artist when it comes to peer pressure, so I’m hoping that this post just takes that pressure up a level. Even if she never blogs, I couldn’t let those arrangements go without being shared. I hope you enjoyed!
the undomesticated wife says
I think even if she only blogs about how to make arrangements every holiday, it will totally be worth it! They are beautiful!
Making a House a Home says
Wow she is definitely talented! If she had a blog, I would for sure subscribe! You are lucky to have her for a mom 🙂
Twice as Nice says
I think your mom would have a lot to blog about. She is very talented. I know twin and I are always wondering what to blog about and hoping it will be at least a little bit interesting. Us bloggers love ideas and I’m sure she has a lot to offer. Come on mom JOIN us :o)
My WORD!! you’re mom is one talented lady!!! YES she would have plenty to blog about!!! first being to show us how to make some BEAUTIFUL arrangements!!!! Way to go Mom!!
Sweet Bunny says
I like the way she used the material in her vignette and all those warm colors! What wonderful atmosphere.
beautiful! All you fabulous bloggy ladies are going to peer pressure me into actually shopping and spending money to decorate for fall.
Diane@A Picture is Worth.... says
Your mom is talented. If I can come up with things to blog about, I bet she can!
You are really sweet to feature her creations on your blog!
H Chris, Your mom has talent. She really should share it with the blog world.
I’ll subscribe to her.
I understand the whole hating your dog thing. Mine makes me mad a lot.
From what little I have seen of your mom’s house, you most certainly DID inherit her ability to decorate. I would definitely read her blog! Oh, and my youngest just came in here to ask for a snack. I swear the kid could eat.all.day!
Your mom for SURE needs her own blog! I like her table arrangement a lot. Maybe you can help her be low pressure about it and just show off her holiday stuff. Otherwise it might be too much. I can see where you get your talent from though!
BLOG BLOG BLOG Chris’ mom! I started mine with NO idea what I was going to say and it has evolved into a very fun hobby and I have met sooooo many wonderful ladies. BTW, I’m old too!
She is very talented. Your description of her in her nook, along with the inviting photo, is wonderful. I’d be happy to peek in on her seasonal decor if nothing else.
Sandy Toes says
I love your fall folliage..how beautiful! What a great atmosphere for the fall season! How fun!
(or your moms..I think)
Every time I see such great pictures..I want to go out and shop so more…that in NOT good!
The Rose Room says
Your Mum is amazing! I am so happy you helped her spend all that money, its something I am good at and admire in a person! Bye – Rachaelxo
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Tell your mom that I'm an old lady to & have plenty to share! LOL Really, she does a great job with her decor & I know you must love her home. Great to have a mom that enjoys it like you!
Start a blog! Start a blog! Start a blog! Those arrangements are amazing!
Laura @ the shorehouse. says
I feel like it’s the blog version of “America’s Got Talent.” 😉 And yup…your mom’s got talent!
The Berry's Patch says
Did she take floral arranging? Cuz she’s got talent. Those are beautiful and the arrangement on the table it spectacular! 🙂
Nancy Hood says
I’m 53 and I enjoy my blog 🙂 She’s probably younger than me and has talent to share! Let us know what her blog address is 🙂 🙂
Inspired Kara says
Hey Mom! I know you are reading!!! Jump on the blog train!! You’ll love it 🙂
Well, now we know where you get your talent from. She should so get a blog started. She’d have plenty of readers that’s for sure.
Ooooh! Your mother is fantastic! Now I know you come by it honestly! :o) The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…. or should it be pumkin and vine considering the post? Whatever.
She should blog about the “how to” of arrangement making and all her other talents…let me know her site if she decides…I’m there!
OMG Chris, your mom is super talented and creative…now I know where you get it from!!!
Hope you had a great weekend…I had to laugh at you chasing the dog and then he looked at you and farted…too funny!
Your mom is so talented!
She could do a blog.. totally.
like mother like daughter! i love all the arrangement, but the one on the kitchen table made my heart skip a beat! it is so fabulous! i love how huge it is. Her table must be quite large. I love when I help my mom spend money-it makes me feel less guilty when i spend money!
Susie Harris says
Note to your MOM…. Please come out and play!
Will you Mom adopt me and then prpmptly come over and decorate my home for fall?
Well I AM an only child!!! I would be so thrilled to have you as my sister. And not just because you are a kick-ass decorator:) This could get exciting! WHEN.IS.YOUR.BIRTHDAY?!?!?! Mine is the 16th. Same? Close? Yes? No? Hurry up, I’m dying over here!!!
Good golly girl! I NEED your email address!
K! I emailed ya!
I love it! I wish she’d come over to my house and spruce it up a bit. I would definitely read her blog 🙂
Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says
Wow, your mother is ridiculous. I think she should be selling those things!!! Tell her to get blogging, at the very least!
J Leigh says
wow, your mom is good! I am dying to sit in that nook and have coffee! So tell me about the wonderful smells….I love a homey “home” and your mom obviously loves her home to pieces…she really should share with us….