Mother’s Day Weekend 2017

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! Friday morning began with an egg, cheese, avocado, and roasted pepper spread sandwich with fresh strawberries.


Earlier in the week I made a batch of spaghetti of sorts. I used Tolerant Foods organic black bean short grain pasta, Hunt’s natural pasta sauce, roasted green beans/onion/’shrooms/garlic, and freshly grated parmesan. I love when I can make a meal that will serve us several lunches and dinners during the week.

After work, I had my shellac polish removed and a manicure. Matt was sweet and made our dinner. He coated thin-cut chicken breasts with mayo, spicy mustard, spices, and GF panko bread crumbs. We enjoyed them with steamed vegetables, Love Beets mild vinegar beets, and roasted yellow squash.


For dessert, I had Fage, frozen grapes, dark chocolate covered almonds, and two salted pecan GF cookies. I snagged another after taking this photo. We have begun watching Gotham on Netflix, and so far it’s pretty good overall.


For breakfast on Saturday, I made Love Grown Super Oats with milk and topped my bowl with strawberries, avocado, roasted salted pumpkin seeds, and roasted pistachios. I loved this combo!


After cleaning, I ate salmon salad on a slice of bread with cheese, cucumber, and carrots plus a banana.


I went out for a nice walk, and it really was the perfect weather for it.


So vibrant and pretty.


I did some shopping at Big Lots and Pet Supplies Plus Saturday afternoon.

One of Kaci’s good friends was unfortunately involved in an accident while leaving work on Friday. She was crossing the street in the crosswalk when a truck turning at the four-way intersection did not see her and struck her in the left shoulder. She’s at home recovering, so I carpooled with Kaci and took a batch of oatmeal plus toppings. Kaci made her pumpkin muffins. We visited for a while, then Matt and I decided Taziki’s sounded good for dinner. Turkey Mediterranean salad for me, and I got Matt their lamb entree.


I had Fage (surprise!), banana chips, dried organic apricots, peanut butter, and Honey Roasted Cheerios for dessert.


This is how I woke up on Sunday. ❤


I made Van’s waffles over wilted spinach and topped with peanut butter, strawberies, banana chips, Fage, and maple syrup.


Before heading out for another walk, I had toast with hummus, cheese, avocado, and sunflower seeds along with Love Beets and baby carrots. This was on National Hummus Day, which I couldn’t miss.


I found some photos of our mom when we were babies. She was such a wonderful person that was sadly taken too soon. But I love the memories I have of her. Look how tiny she was even after having twins!

My sweet Granmommy who I was fortunate to have for 16 years of my life.

My step-mom, who has been there for me for almost 18 years now. I love this photo of her getting ready for my wedding.


Despite my mom not being physically present at our wedding, I loved having this charm around my bouquet. It was like a part of her was with me the whole time.


I’m thankful for these babies who make me their fur-mama!

Whether you are a mother to your own child, a step-child or a fur-mama, I hope all were celebrated. Matt and I met up with his mom and step-dad to have dinner together.




My other mother, Diane. I’m fortunate to have many mother-figures in my life.


Her rose bush is gorgeous.


She even picked some strawberries for us from their garden!


Of course you know I love this. Owl obesessed.


I didn’t take any photos of our dinner, but I just wanted to be present and enjoy. We had a lovely time and were able to hang out for a few more hours before heading home. We ate a light dessert and watched another episode of Gotham. This silly boy looked so adorable before we crawled into bed.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead!

6 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Weekend 2017

  1. I seriously am forever obsessed with your kitties. They are so cute. WHAT?! There was a national hummus day and I MISSED IT?! I’m sure I ate hummus on that day because I eat hummus everyday…. But I would have gone out of my way to do a lil’ something extra (there is a really good hummus shop by our house!). I absolutely adore all the pictures of your family. I think reflecting on family, history, and our heritage keeps us grounded in this day and age. I love that you shared those beautiful memories with us- thank you, Kori!

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    1. You are so very sweet!! We absolutely love our babies. I know, I had to make sure I ate hummus on Sunday! We eat it so often, but I couldn’t miss Nat’l Hummus Day. 😉 Thank you for your kind words about my childhood photos. They really warmed my heart & made me feel a little closer to my mom & grandmother. Happy Fri-yay! XO

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      1. Awww of course ❤ ❤ I sincerely love how much of your life you share- it's beautiful! And have you ever tried Mary's Gone Crackers (herb kind) with hummus? It's the world's best combo!!!

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