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Friday, April 29, 2022

Mother's Day Gift Guide


Hello, dear friends.  Are you as happy as I am that it's Friday?  This week had its share of daily frustrations.  But it's a new day and the weekend!

First off, many of you asked for the Mister's chimichurri sauce recipe that he served last weekend.

You asked for it... you got it!

Chimichurri Sauce

  • ½ cup cilantro
  • ½ cup parsley
  • ½ onion - diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt - or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper - or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • ½ teaspoon Italian blend seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  •  cup oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar

Secondly, several of you inquired as to what The Mister served on the side.  They were trumpet mushrooms, which he cut in half and seared in a cast iron pan with whole butter.  He then finished them in the oven until done.

Now we can get on with what is really important... shopping!

This sample bag has top-of-the-line brands.


If Mom has dry hair, this packet is the perfect remedy.

Always a great gift! 

If you  Mom likes It Cosmetics, they have their gift one, get one promo going on.


Does Mom look a little pale?

This stuff is the best!! I even bought a bottle for the Mister. He has a tendency to lose color in his face after opening the Amex bill.

I ordered this large bottle a couple of weeks ago and just ordered another two bottles today.  It now only tans but also is a wonderful moisturizer.


Are Mom's brushes looking like they have seen better days?

How about a handy-dandy brush cleaner?


I bought this mirror about 4 years ago after staying at a fancy hotel that had them on their vanity.  The light is controlled by a knob. 


Have you noticed dark circles under Mom's eyes?

This sound machine may help.

Has Mom's jewelry lost its sparkle?
This sonic cleaner works wonders on eyeglasses as well.

Sore muscles?
This little number should do the trick!

This works wonders, as well. 

Is Mom's back bothering her from vacuuming?
This will be a lifesaver!

This video doorbell is on sale today if safety is her concern.

This company has the cutest jammies in the world!
This shop is a favorite of my #1's.

This company has darling jewelry.

Nice costume jewelry at reasonable prices.

I have seen a lot of these name chains worn by TV personalities.


I have one of these jewelry pouches, and they hold so much.

So cute and on sale!

How about a wrap for those cool summer nights?

Lots of colors in this shrug.

As I mentioned last week, I had to get a new phone. 
I picked this one up at one of my favorite online shops.  
They have lots of fun stuff.

Is travel in Mom's future?

Or does she enjoy the comforts of home?

Does your Mom lose a lot of things like me?


Until next time...

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  1. I love those Sephora sets. I lucked out on a recent trip to the store when several of them were on sale for half off! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. You nailed the best Mother’s Day gift guide! So many good ones, those candles crack me up. And I love Mark & G anything! Happy Weekend!

  3. You always pick such great things to share with us, Katy. Going back to check out a few of them! Have a great weekend!

  4. Love the pajamas! Must check them out! Too tired to type! Happy Friyay Katie, laura

  5. I should forward this list of Mother's Day gifts to my kids.
    I use It CC+ cream mixed with Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer when I want more coverage.
    My husband grills a great filet, but his sides are never as spectacular as the Mister's.

  6. Love the jammies especially as they make up most of my wardrobe these days. Since I don't have a mister to whip up those fabulous dishes I am reduced to Spaghetti-O's out of the can. LOL. xo Laura

  7. Katie you always make my day!! Great gift ideas and plenty of Katie humor to go along with them!!

  8. Fabulous jam-packed post which I'm am going to have to read again and again to take it all in!

  9. This is such a good gift guide Katie - and I die - "the husband tends to lose color in his face when he opens the Amex bill" - bwhahahahahahahaha!!!

  10. Such great ideas. My list is already pretty long but there's always room for one or two more items. 😊

  11. Your husband’s meals look so delicious and you always find the best gifts. Hope my girls come up with any one of those things. We are recovering from jet lag. Best trip ever to the penthouse in a Paris!

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