Hello and Happy Mother’s Day!! We had a wonderful weekend full of friends and family, and I hope you all endured the same!
Last night, we attended “Fiesta de Peeler” to celebrate one of my best friend Cameron’s engagement! I am privileged to be her Matron of Honor and am so excited for this next year full of celebrations and wedding festivities. Their date is set for April 29, 2017, so I’m sure several posts in this next year will highlight all of my planning tips, shower throwing ideas, and wedding project management!
Brandon and I gave them an adorable wooden sign cut out with their home address (by So Kali). I hope it will serve as a creative decor piece that they can cherish no matter where their journey in life leads, as this address will always be of the first home they shared. Also, I clipped a few peonies out of our garden (which smell phenomenal) and placed them in an old candle jar to bring as a center piece for party decor. I added a personal touch by putting their wedding date on the re-purposed vase, using my Cricut vinyl cutting machine.
Not only was last night a celebration of Cameron and Greg’s engagement, but it also served as a way for B and I to see several of our favorite mothers on the day before Mother’s Day. My parents attended, as well as Cameron’s, her fiance’s, and my other best friend Christina’s. It was a wonderful celebration of love, friends, and family, and we could not have had a more wonderful time!
Today was a gorgeously sunny day, so B and I took the puppies to one of our favorite trails Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at Paces Mill in Vinings (link here). This is a huge park area with the Chattahoochee River running right through it. There are numerous hiking/biking trails with several mini beach areas for the dogs to jump in and swim. We seriously cannot keep Donté out of the water – he loves it!
After fun in the sun, we drove I-75N towards the burbs to meet up with my parents at Mawmaw’s house (my maternal grandmother). We spent the afternoon sharing stories and exploring her abundant garden. She has everything from apple, pear, fig, and peach trees to hydrangeas, irises, roses, and succulents. I grabbed a few of the “hens-and-chicks” to take home 🙂 – I was informed that apparently, true farm-raised southerners call these rosette shaped succulents by this nickname.
Almost forgot, I also gave my mom and Mawmaw a re-purposed red pepper jar full of peonies from our yard with personalized vinyl stickers. Worked as a wonderful and cost friendly gift for the woman who has everything and just wants to hang out with her baby girl. Happy Mother’s Day!