A Weekend in May…

Saturday I spent the day battling allergies and working at planting potted flowers. That morning the family and I got up with purpose. We got our shoes on and walked out the door right after breakfast and hit Home Depot. After all it is May and even though we’ve done some gardening already this spring, I was really excited to get some annuals planted in my window boxes!  They look perdy I tell ya! 

Photo May 03, 7 47 32 PM

I also went with my mother in law to Viola’s Tomato Fest to kick off veggie planting season. The first part of May is when its safe to start planting veggies and I picked up a Roma tomato plant. So now we have strawberries, potatoes, cilantro and now a tomato plant growing! 

Yesterday with all the transplanting of flowers into pots and just getting messy while gardening, I was so worn out I fell asleep at about 9:30. Then of course woke up to a mess of a house because while I spent the day gardening outside, the kids tore up the inside.

A mother’s job is never done.

But I quickly realized how easily I could get kids to start cleaning up after themselves. I decided to hand out cookies when they successfully cleaned their rooms. Then we tackled the chore box and whipped the house into shape with one cookie per chore at a time. It is not beneath me at all to bribe with cookies. I know this is a no-no in the big bad book of parenting, but really would “we” go to work every day if we didn’t get a paycheck?

Exactly….so cookies to children, equal paycheck to adults. Nuf said! 


My foul, “I don’t want to clean”, mood quickly turned around when I saw the kids happily putting their toys away for a chocolate chip delight.  See I got this parenting thing down! 😉 As long as I’m never out of cookies! 

The rest of sunday, I spent writing up blog posts and taking pictures of this awesome bracelet I get to review over on “Mommy Only Has 2 Hands“. I was so excited to choose out my bracelet and charms from SOUFEEL.com. This bracelet and its six charms come in at $150 and I think it makes an awesome mother’s day gift and goes great with my spring/summer wardrobe! Not to mention these charms work with Pandora bracelets, so if you have one of those, you can add more charms to it over at Soufeel.com 


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I'm just a wife and mom of two boys trying to find her place in this world. I enjoy walks around the lake, bible journaling, and RV camping with my family.

24 thoughts on “A Weekend in May…

  1. I want to plant some annual flowers put front but the flower beds need tlc first. Since I stopped doing yard work three years ago, the flower beds have been put on the back burner. I need to trim the bushes but haven’t delegated it yet.

    The charm bracelet is cute.

  2. I did some planting this weekend as well, it was the perfect weather for it! That bracelet is adorable, I love how personalized it is and that the wearer can totally make it their own.

  3. I am SO glad that it is planting season again! I am SO ready for this summer to start! I love that bracelet! I bet hubby could get that to me as a Mother’s Day gift 😉

  4. LOL as long as I have cookies – yup thats in my house too! I love the bracelet too, very pretty I may have to drop some hints to my husband.

  5. What a busy weekend. I love the bracelet! I hope you’re feeling better now and the allergy is gone.

  6. lol on the cookies. I’ve bribed the kids w/things before. I remember bribing my second oldest w/extra video game time (gasp). 🙂

  7. It sounds like a busy weekend indeed. Sometimes we have to bribe the kids to do what we want them too. lol I love this bracelet and will have to check out SOUFEEL.com for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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