How was your Mother's Day? Mine was pretty darn good. Aside from the fact that my house was filled to popping with in-laws, and my middle son wasn't talking to me, of course.
But - let's get to the good parts, ok? Alrighty then!
My daughter and her friends have been locking themselves up in the bathroom/cosmetics laboratory every day for like two weeks! They've been in there concocting all kinds of things! (i.e. Mixing five shampoos, and calling it a new shampoo.) When this whole thing first started, and how - I haven't a clue, these kids just get these ideas in their heads, you know! But anyway, when it all started - the 'new line' was called "Simply Samantha". And although I do love that name - my daughter's name - and it sounded really good for a cosmetics line, I was worried that the other girls were feeling left out by that. And I kept meaning to talk to her privately about that, but, I just kept forgetting. Well, it seems they solved the problem themselves, anyway - the new name is "S3G" - short for "Simply Three Girls" - pretty cute, huh?
I kind of started to feel like I was on the set of The Young and the Restless, for a while there. They would be in there every day after school, and I could hear them in there discussing animatedly, what to do next, what to put in where, etc. And then occasionally, one would come running out to me, with a product in hand - "Lisa(Mommy) try this - smell it, isn't it nice?" See - I was on The Young and the Restless!!
And this has been going on, like I said, for a couple of weeks, and I had no idea that it had anything to do with me. Until - Mother's Day morning - when on the table I see a beautifully decorated basket that is full of the most divine bath products - all for me! They had scratched off and peeled off any original labels, and had put on their company name and what each product was, and a little bit of decorating, for good measure!
I received six products in all - soap, shampoo, hair gel, facial mask, lotion, and perfume! Now how is that for a Mother's Day present!
I told Sammie that a lot of the WAHM's that I meet online do just that - manufacture their own bath products, and sell them! One of my favorite bloggers, Marisa, is a very talented soap maker, herself! She was excited to hear that!
Now - on to the divine jewelry! My precious 13 year old son, who is normally way too busy for such nonsense, and definitely way too cool - made me some jewelry!!
He made me a bracelet - it is made out of two pieces of paper, folded up a bunch of times, then rolled and twisted together. It is made from two of my favorite colors - pink and yellow! I just love it!
And the really awesome piece - is the ring!!! How clever of this boy, I tell you! He took an empty key ring for the 'ring' part of it. He had come in with a bend-y ruler and measured my finger to check the size. (I guess he had a couple of the things.) And then for the 'gemstone' - he took one of his precious gold nuggets (you know how these kids are with their little treasures like that, ok, ok, Momma - I know - I'm the same way) well, so anyway - it was neat that he was giving it up to me! He wanted his Dad to superglue it on there, but, it just wouldn't work, so for now - he's taped it with packing tape - but, Mark is going to buy some special 'metal glue' and fix it up for me!
Aren't those just some of the neatest gifts ever? I know, I know - you want pics, I'll get to that later.