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Happy Mother's Day!!

It is that time of year when we celebrate the one who gave us our birthday!

I know Mother’s Day can be bitter-sweet for some of you who have lost your mother and my heart aches for you! I hope you can spend this time rejoicing in the memories!  

I come from a very small family and Jeff and I no longer have our fathers or any of our grandparents still here with us.  We are very blessed to still be surrounded by 3 amazing Moms (my mom, my step-mom and my mother-in-law)!  My greatest challenge and my greatest joy in life calls me “mom”!  I am so grateful for the privilege God gave me of being a mom.  No matter what stage of life you are in I hope you can find blessings in celebrating this Mother’s Day

I am excited to be taking a “Mother-Daughter” trip this weekend as we go visit my Aunt who helped raise my mom when she was young.  She is 90 now and in an Assisted Living in Atlanta.   My mom and I always have a wonderful time together and I am looking forward to a weekend of laughter and memory making! (And snacks!)

My mom was an amazing seamstress and she made most all of my clothes when I was growing up.  She always made me a matching purse to go with my outfits!  Maybe that is why they are still my favorite accessory!!

I have received several “beauty tips” from readers that they learned from their mother or grandmother and I want to share some of them with you.  I loved reading these fun tips and some are very much related to the "way things were!" I hope you enjoy! 

  • Always wear lipstick, even if you’re only going to the mailbox.
  • Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize
  • Take your make-up off every night, no matter how tired you are.
  • NEVER put soap on your face. Only use face cream.
  • Put make-up on first thing in the morning.
  • Don’t use red nail polish, especially on your toes.
  • Don’t wear ankle bracelets.
  • Don’t wear multiple necklaces or bracelets.
  • Always wear stockings.
  • Above all, remember to dress, talk and act like a lady.
  • Never go to bed without washing your face with a washcloth and soap and water.
  • Always wear a hat or scarf when out in the sun.
  • Be strong, stand tall, and realize there is NOTHING you can’t accomplish.
  • Never wear black or printed underwear under white pants.
  • Always have a clean face before you go to bed at night.
  • Make sure to keep your heart, hands and mind clean.
  • Not allowed to get your ears-pierced.  If God wanted you to have holes in your ears, he would have put them there!
  • Don’t wear black.
  • Always take care of your skin and never leave the house sloppy!
  • Pretty is as Pretty does!
  • Use natural and home remedies like lemon juice for even skin tone and Vaseline on your lips every night.
  • Hair groomed, make-up applied, accessories on, smelling nice and smile in place.
  • Less is more and aim for simple elegance.
  • Wear colors that look good on you, styles that accentuate your features, make=up that highlights, and a spritz of perfume is all you need.
 
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