Must Haves & Mom’s Day

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This week’s Listicles is 10 Wardrobe must haves…

I WAS going to list all the essentials I have in my closet. Though that seemed silly that I am now between clothes sizes now that I am losing inches and gaining muscles. Therefore I am listing all the new clothes I will need for the rest of spring, all summer, and the beginning of fall.

1. two summer dresses that I can also wear in June and September

2. two light weight pants I can wear in June and September

3. two capris

4. two shorts

5. two skirts

6. summer shirts

7. three to four good sandals (thanks to my mom for buying those for me

9. new undergarments 

10. lots of tank tops 


Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday, I know I did. Tony originally had to umpire in the evening…but the games were cancelled so we all had the day together. 

I started at the gym (climbed 22 flights of stairs on the stair machine) and worked with free weights. Then I went off to Whole Foods and had a morning snack, while I crochet and listed to an audio book in the car. It was so quiet and wonderful. I didn’t have to answer any questions or share my food. 

Then I spent the day with my men…it was a quiet and sweet day with just the three of us…and Balboa and Nemo.

I got the best Mother’s Day gifts…wooden turtles that Dino and Daddy painted. I LOVE turtles and was so happy to add them to my collection in the curio cabinet.

At daycare Dino made me some super adorable and loving gifts. He had to write four reasons he loves me…and he picked such sweet and caring things. What a smart and lovable little dude I have.  In case you can’t see the writing…”She gives me new toys, She brings me to do sports, She reads me books, She scratches my back at night before bed.” 

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Dino had so much fun hanging out in the beautiful weather. He was in his glory. He made a mud swamps for his dinos and superheroes and created a pool of mud. I wish I had taken pics of it. I had to clean it up…but we had so much fun. Can’t think of a better way to spend Mother’s Day. I will definitely cherish these moments. 

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What are must haves in your wardrobe? How was your Mother’s Day? 


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About karen

Karen is married to a big kid and mom to a head strong, only child. She is happy with her family of three, along with their spoiled fur baby. Karen works full time as a teacher and still finds time to blog, read, crochet, and cook. Follow along as she enjoys this life.


Must Haves & Mom’s Day — 16 Comments

  1. I’m happy to hear you had a lovely Mother’s day with your guys 🙂 I had a sweet day with my kiddos and my hubs.
    I’m trying to build a new wardrobe slowly, I don’t have much warm weather clothes, coming from Chicagoland to South Carolina, I wasn’t ready for this humidity!!

  2. Funny that you should post this. I was just thinking, “I have got to get a new pair of pajamas”.. my old ones just aren’t something that my husband should have to look at:)

  3. Dresses and skirts are definitely must haves for Spring, Summer and Fall. Also, a good pair of boots is great for Fall and Winter. Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother’s Day – and that craft your son made is too adorable. I wish someone scratched my back to sleep every night!

    • I am with you on that. I want a back scratch every night. he’s a lucky guy. I just scratch his back for a few minutes…if I had to put him to sleep like I’d never be able to leave. LOL

  4. Such sweet gifts from children. Always loved the handmade things mine made over the years. I got some precious handwritten notes from my now grown children. And blueberries. They know their Mama! 🙂
    Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. My must-haves this summer will be whatever can keep me cool (shorts and tee-shirts mostly) until work starts up again in August. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment! I love your blog!

  6. Good essentials list. I’m all about the skirts this year. Think I’m going to make a few for myself this summer. One down, a few to go… Sounds like you had an awesome Mother’s Day too–nice pics!

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