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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Gift Guide for the Entertaining Mom


Hello, dear friends.  
I hope that you had a good weekend.  
Ours was a lot of fun.  

We caught up with our Happy Hour buds on Friday night, and Saturday, we had some friends for dinner.  Here's a pic of our fabulous meal ala the Mister.  Sunday, we crashed.  This old grey mare she ain't what she used to be.

Speaking of which, it's my birthday, and I'll cry if I want to!  
Why would I cry, you ask?
Because today I am getting a crown.

Not this kind.

This kind.
Some people have all the luck.

 When my #2 was about 4 years old, she asked me what I wanted for Mother's Day.  
I told her two good little girls.  
She furrowed her brow and thought for a minute.  
She then asked what's your second choice?

Today is all about Mother's Day Gifts for the Mom who loves to entertain, otherwise known as Katie's Wish List.

Here are some recently published cookbooks.

Do you follow Babs on Insta?
She's a riot and gives great tips.

This is written by Martha's own salad chef.

I don't know who he is, but he's cute.

This came out a couple of years ago, but it's a beautiful book. 

Isn't this cute?
Throw this in with the book, and you will be the apple of Mom's eye.

Is Mom looking for a new hobby?

The Mister has one of these and loves it. 

A good way for Mom to keep Dad in line.

I have one of these, and I use it every day.

On sale!

Has Mom's coffee maker seen better days?
The Mister gave me one of these for Christmas, and I love it.  
It's pricey, but it is user-friendly and makes a great cup of joe. 

I have two of these and fill them with ice water and sliced lemon.
I put them at each end of the table.

Present this to Mom filled with flowers and watch the sibs throw you some side-eye.

Cute buttah dish, and it's on sale!

Love these paper placemats.

Melamine dishware is great for outdoor dining. 

On sale and free shipping!

On sale and free shipping!


Until next time...

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  1. Happy Birthday and Mother's Day. I'm hoping for a facial and a massage.

  2. Celebrate fully🎉

  3. Happy Birthday.....another great post as well.

  4. Happy Birthday! Does the mister say that his our place pan replaces all others?

    1. He said that it doesn't replace all pans but he likes it and uses it a lot.

  5. Happy Birthday! Saving this to review your finds! Happy Crown upgrade! I could use a few updates on and around the face ;0) ! laura

  6. Happy birthday, Katie! Sorry about the crown...I can empathize with you on that one! They’re not my idea of a good time. 🥳😆

  7. Happy Birthday and hope you have a fun day celebrating. I love all of these mother's day gift ideas.

  8. Happy Birthday! I think my sister would actually like a lot of these. She's more the cook. haha

    Lauren @ www.shootingstarsmag.net

  9. Happy Birthday Katie! Great gift ideas for anytime, I love the PB blue and white melamine dishes~

  10. Oh Happy Day!! (And many more!)

  11. Happy, Happy Birthday Katie! Have an awesome day! Candace

  12. Happy Birthday Katie! I'm with you. I got a full hip replacement for my birthday!

  13. deborah.hughes91@gmail.com

    1. Hi Katie Clooney. Our mutual friend, KTG, alerted me to your entertaining blog, and I have been following and enjoying you for years! Especially interesting to me are your book, tv, and film tips. Any chance your Mister would let you part with the recipe for what deliciousness was the sauce for the filet mignon entree he served at your dinner party last Saturday night? Also, was the side dish mushrooms or potatoes cut like mushrooms? XOXO

    2. Hi Deborah! Any friend of KTG's is a friend of mine. I will have your answers in Friday's post! Have a wonderful week!

  14. Happy birthday Katie!!!
    Maybe after the crown, you may need a chocolate malt or a kaluha milkshake. Rest easy. And get a sparkly crown or pendant or bracelet when you feel better.

  15. Hap, Hap, Happy Birthday!!!!🎉🎂🎊 Hope you have the most wonderful day!!

  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I'm sorry about the crown...ugh! I love Babs and have her cookbook on my mother's day wishlist. ;)

  17. Happy Birthday - and I will take one of each!

  18. I am not sure where my comment went. In any event happy birthday to you. I hope that you had an amazing celebration, after the crown! Thank you for sharing all of these fabulous finds. Elizabeth@pineconesandacorns.com

  19. Please forward immediately to everyone in my family. xo

  20. Happy Birthday, I am so sorry you had to get a crown, ugh! Your daughter asking what your 2nd choice was has me cracking up! I die. And that husband of yours making those elegant meals - girl, you are lucky. If my husband made dinner when we entertained we'd have no friends. None.
    Great gift ideas, I need to shop some for myself!

  21. Darn crown, it should be a beautiful princess birthday crown on your head not in your mouth, LOL! AnyWho a happy birthday sweet beautiful lady! You deserve all the goodness of life! I’m smiling because I’m doing a Mother’s Day Amazon post on Monday and I have several of the same gifts on my round up, great minds and great taste!

  22. Happy Birfday missy!! Hope they spoiled you rotten!!

  23. Happy belated birthday...you and I have matching crowns...several years ago I earned my crown...you know what they say heavy is the head that wears the crown...my head is heavy to begin so will continue to encourage queen style crowns rather than teeth crowns. Beemie Loving your posts!

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