How Fun! Vol. 24


“How fun!” I find myself exclaiming this many times throughout the week. Here are just a few things that touched me or made me smile:


Happy Almost Mother’s Day Weekend!  Here is a wonderful post that Ed wrote about his mother.   There’s a little humor in it.  I am blessed to have such a wonderful mother-in-law.

My mom doesn’t own a computer, so she probably will never read this, but I just want to say that I am very blessed to have her!  She spent countless hours reading to my brother and I.  I know that she still prays for us like no one else!  My mom is a wonderful grandmother to my children.  I am glad that we will get to spend some time with her on Sunday.


I want to thank Joanne from Days and Thoughts.  She had a book giveaway for Rhinestone Jesus that I was blessed to have won.  I’m so excited to read it!  And, you really need to read Joanne’s blog.  It’s wonderful! <3


Did you see this great bundle of e-books about blogging from Blogelina?  I downloaded them.  It usually retails for $37 but she’s giving it away free until Mother’s Day!


LeeAnn Taylor shared this wonderful Tired Mother’s Creed from Lisa-Jo Baker who wrote Surprised by Motherhood.  LeeAnn’s post also contains a free download for you and a giveaway contest for the book!


My family has become totally enamored with the panda and her baby at the Smithsonian National Zoo.  You can watch their antics on the Panda Cam.  (Also, since my oldest daughter lives in the D.C. area, I feel closer to her because I can see what kind of weather they are having.  I’m a little odd like that.  lol )


What we are eating next week:

Baking this weekend: Tarts


We have a nice printable, high-resolution Mother’s Day card set for you this week! It might make a nice project for you to print out and make with your little ones. Grandmas need Mother’s Day cards from their grand babies! 🙂 There is a card, two gift tags, a liner for an A2 envelope, and even a template for a homemade A2 envelope if you don’t have a spare. All of these files will print out at 100% on an 8.5″x11″ sheet of paper. Trim and fold the card per the tick marks on the document. The 2″x3″ gift tags are the perfect thing to attach to a gift or a bouquet of flowers.  Cut out the envelope liner along the black line and glue it into an A2 envelope to “dress it up” a little. If you don’t have an A2 handy, print out the template on some nice paper, trim it out and fold it per the instruction sheet.  Click the links below to download each file.

Beauty Observed Mother's Day CardClick here for the Card.

Mother's Day Gift Tags and Envelope Insert by Beauty ObservedClick here for the Tags and Envelope Insert

A2 Envelope Template by Beauty ObservedClick here for the A2 Envelope Template

And click here for instructions for the A2 envelope

Whatever is Lovely Friday Link-up Party at Beauty Observed  Link up and let your light shine!

Link-up as many posts as you like that are lovely, excellent, or praiseworthy. Share a wonderful piece of writing, a DIY project, a recipe, or anything else that strikes your fancy!

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Have a great weekend! Remember Philippians 4:8. “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

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22 thoughts on “How Fun! Vol. 24

  1. Joanne Viola

    Elizabeth – I came here this morning to link up & what a surprise to see you mention my blog! Thank you so much for your kindness! Your words are much appreciated. You are so going to love Rhinestone Jesus as I was blessed by every page! May you have a wonderful Mother’s Day!

    1. Elizabeth Post author


      I’m glad you were blessed. I should have sent you a message. I am so thankful for the book!

      Happy Mother’s Day to you, too!

  2. Roxy

    Dear Elizabeth, I think it is so wonderful you have a Hubby that helps you on your blog! My Hubby does support me! I wanted to thank you for your Link Up Party! You have such sweet ladies that come and visit and party with you! I am sure you have been a good blog friend to them in return!
    I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day!
    And listen I am starting to add my Link Up on my blog Tuesday night because it is too hard for me on Wed morning. So if you’re up on Tues night, skip over and Link early.
    You’re a sweetie and no doubt a cutie too!
    Always, Roxy

    1. Elizabeth Post author


      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      I am very blessed that he does so much for the blog! He’s my number one fan. <3

      Oh, I am up on Tuesdays. I will make sure I try to get to it early 😉

      Have a wonderful Mother's Day!


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    1. Elizabeth Post author

      Lots of good tips in the bundle. I’ve forgotten more than I remember about blogging, so it’s always good to read a refresher 🙂

      I think of you as I make my menu because I know you read it! 😉

      Have a great weekend, Lisa!

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  6. Beth S.

    Have I told you recently how much I adore you, and your husband. LOVED his post about his mom. It just warmed my heart and made me smile. And I just love coming here because your place is super beautiful and your heart just shines through everything. Truly lovely. Much love you, Elizabeth.

  7. Mary Geisen

    Thank you so much for the link up. Your post today was so much fun! Lots of encouragement and mentions of some of my favorite bloggers. Blessings for a wonderful weekend! Mary

  8. Stacey Keeling

    Hi Elizabeth. Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my gardens and flowers. It’s interesting to me how different parts of the country are timed so differently when it comes to planting. It is already getting into the 90s here and we are living with the air conditioner on. It has been a beautiful spring though.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you. Your post is so sweet.

    By the way, your menu sounds wonderful too. I think I’ll try that chicken salad. 🙂

    1. Elizabeth Post author


      Yes, it is interesting to see other how other parts of the country garden. We are zone 5 and much slower. We still had daffodils on Mother’s Day this year!

      We loved the chicken salad and I made it again later in the week and it was devoured! Hope you enjoy it, too!

      Thanks for visiting!

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