10 Things My Mom Has Taught Me

Monday, October 28, 2013

In honor of my mom's birthday today, I present to you ten (of the many) things she's taught me over the years:




1. If something is on sale you're basically saving money by purchasing it. Most specifically when it comes to hand bags, shoes, completely unnecessary jackets, and anything and everything from Von Maur.

2. There's no such thing as over-decorating your house for a holiday.

3. If you don't have the appropriate patterned paper towels, you might as well not have any paper towels at all. There is absolutely no shame in standing in the paper towel aisle at the store for a good twenty minutes trying to figure out which theme of paper towels is best for the occasion.

4. Hoarding schmoarding, that's what basements are for.

(My mom is the little gal rocking the Justin Bieber 'do in the middle.)

5. The best time to get any big task done that you've been putting off is the night before leaving for a vacation. This can include but is not limited to cleaning the laundry room, re-grouting a bathroom, and painting a bedroom. It just makes life a little more exciting is all.

6. Never leave the house without painted toe nails. What if you get in a car accident and God forbid your shoes come off and you have (gasp!) naked toe nails?!

7. When cooking for guests, never buy low-fat anything (especially when it comes to cream cheese!) I don't know why this one has stuck with me, but it has.

8. Never get rid of any article of clothing, you never know when you might want to wear one of your sequin, splatter paint, neon Jazzercise thong leotards again.



9. The diet starts tomorrow. In the meantime, bring on the wine and cheese.

10. Life is supposed to be fun. Do what you love and do it well. I blame my mom for so much of the dreamer syndrome I suffer from. She installed a very false sense of confidence in me from a young age that I haven't been able to get rid of.

So happy birthday, mom! Wish I could be home to celebrate with you but we both know we'll celebrate all week long in Cabo in just a few weeks!





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30 comments:

  1. oh my. so much YES in this post! Except my mom wasn't like that at all. Ask your mom if she gave me up for adoption?

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  2. Hey, it's my mommy's birthday too! Happy birthday to our wonderful Mamas!

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  3. 1, 2, 6, & 8 are my mom too!!! I have literally never seen so many Halloween decorations in my life! Happy Birthday to your mom!

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  4. i think your mom and my mom might have known eachother in a past life. the paper towel one.. YES. and low fat isn't in my mom's dictionary when it comes to cooking for others. she would say that's tacky.

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  5. Happy birthday, Mama Tay! Thanks for bringing one of my most favorite blog people into this world and for teaching her to submit to every dieting rule I believe in.

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  6. Fat and calories don't count at dinner parties or any party for that matter. Bring on the full fat versions of everything!

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  7. You and your mom look like sisters- so cute! I totally live by all your mom's rules, except I do use neufatuel (however you spell it) cheese. I swear you can't tell the difference!
    Now I need to do a post about my own overdecorating disease....

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  8. Your mama sounds a WHOLE lot like my mom!!

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  9. Happy birthday to your mom! So many of these remind me of my memaw (my mom's mom) I think you just inspired me to write something like this about her (her bday is this coming Saturday)

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  10. I just loved this. Seems like your Mom and my Mom could be twins separated at birth.

    Happy Birthday to your Mom!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  11. Happy Birthday to Mama Daily Tay! I mean she looks like she could be your sister, so I'm thinking many of these lessons are great secrets to youth and beauty and good humor!

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  12. Your mom sounds like a card. I love the last pic. Wishing her a happy birthday!

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  13. Aww this is so sweet :) Happy bday to your mama! And YES to the "no such thing as overdecorating for the holidays". Amen.

    xo

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  14. What a nice tribute to your mom.
    My mom taught me at a young age that only whores shave above the knee. So, there's that...

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  15. Your mom must be a genius! I 100% agree on everyone of those things, well except for number 7 because almost all of the women in my family has bad or no gal bladder ha ha.

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  16. I was saying Amen to everything on this list. Happy Birthday to her!

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  17. You look so much like your Mom!

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  18. First of all...how do you stay so skinny with all that yummy food you eat every weekend? I put on lbs. just looking at the pics...LOL....and a strange dream the other night...it was you ( well, it was probably Lexie) because we were cooking together and you were making the kitchen a MESS..... since you said you are so clean when you cook.... and Chris was no where around....so yes, I guess it was Lexie...and this is from a grandmother in Utah.... as I said...strange to dream about someone you have never met.... :)

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  19. this is too sweet and funny! I am very curious on the major projects before leaving for vacation! lol

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  20. MOM? She looks like your sister! So fun that y'all are so close!

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  21. your mom sounds truly amazing!!! happy birthday to her!

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  22. OMG Von Maur YES!! I have on 3 articles of clothing from there right now. All purchased on sale :) Such good nuggets of wisdom!!

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  23. Happy birthday to your mom! And my mom also always has projects to do the night before vacation!

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  24. Happy birthday to your mom, she wounds wonderful!

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  25. I hope your mum had/has a bloody great birthday and that I hit the right button this time and don't lose the comment, your mum sounds like a bloody wise woman

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  26. sooo, well. this is adorable. happy birthday to one wise lady! # 9 tomorrow..

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