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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Mother's Day

Ok so the house is clean, there's food in the refrigerator and the laundry is done. Whew! So happy when my mommy duties are checked off!

Mother's day happened a day early in the Tolman home this year. There's no real reason for it just that there's more things we can do on Saturdays than Sunday. So what did I do to celebrate, you ask?

Well in the morning, Mitch let me sneak out for a while and check out a flea market in town. I've been so obsessed with thrift stores and flea markets lately. I'm not sure if it's the prices I get, the cool stuff I score or both but I'm just into finding "vintage" treasures lately.

The indoor flea market that I went to was a bit disappointing as it didn't have the stuff that I was looking for but I did manage to bring these items home....

a humungous pickle jar for a buck, fabric for 50 cents a piece and a basket that's priced at $4. I used the basket to hold some books at the front room but for the rest of the items, I'm not sure yet what I'll do with them. I think I'm going to try to build a terranium inside the big jar. We shall see.

then for lunch, I got to pick where we were going to eat and I chose Village Inn. Never been there but I've had their pie before and that's what I was after!

I didn't know that I was going to be getting some cool inspiration in this meal too. They had a few cute stuff on the wall and the colors inside the restaurant was just right up my alley. Lots of ideas was going through my head that I can translate in my own home. :)

Aren't those circles just so cool. Now I'm thinking of adding circles and rings to my list of things to search for in the flea markets.

Mitch and I tried this potato pancake with the southern fixins- carnitas, eggs, avocado and a hollaindaise + green chile sauce. Yummy and I especially enjoyed the kick of the spices! Marcus had a hamburger + fries and Maddie ate mac and cheese with fries. My kid's are not as adventurous as their mommy when it comes to food.

we were so full after our meal but I still wanted pie so we just bought a whole one to take home.

I wanted something else but because I was being diplomatic I picked one that everyone would enjoy. *wink*

this one has a layer of caramel, chocolate and cream plus sprinkling of pecan all over. It was definitely delish but a bit too rich I might add.

and finally some family pics...

and me with the two reasons I get to celebrate such a special day.

Motherhood had definitely shaped me to who I am now. Most of my lessons were learned the hard way but I feel like if the kids are still in one piece and I have a bit of my sanity left in me, it's all good!!!

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Till next time,



Nati Tristan said...

I love flea markets and 2nd hand stores! You definitely find great items once in a while! I'm happy you had a wonderful time for your early Mother's Day! That Pie looks delish! I don't mind RICH lol I love sugar!

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so nice,thank you for sharing,

Anonymous said...

Na mana kay Papa. Noon panay ang kantiaw mo kay Papa ngayon doon pala rin ang punta mo.
When I saw the walls where you and your family went to parang embellishment sa scrapbook.
How we see thing differently, ha! The eye of an artist I would say. That's makes our life richer we see inspiration all around us.