Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Weekend - Mother's Day edition


I hope you all enjoyed a peaceful Mother's Day weekend. My plan for Mother's Day was to stay in bed, and that's what I did for the most part. This was the view from my breakfast tray. It's a good thing that my plan involved staying indoors, too, because it was windy, rainy and cold outside. There was a lot of hail and even some snow. Yuck.


I prepared a pile of magazines in advance. I am a complete magazine addict. I use the excuse that I studied magazine journalism in university. That's a good excuse, right? The thing is, I don't always get to actually read all of the magazines I subscribe to. I figured Mother's Day would be catch-up day.


The kids had other plans. My girl read to me from the book she bought me last year for Mother's Day, about all of the reasons she loves her mom.


Then the kids and Jolene the beagle mix hung out for a bit. If you follow me on Instagram (ziajojo) you saw the dance performance that took place right on my bed.




Eventually the kids grew tired of hanging out in my bedroom and went to watch a movie with their dad. First they gave me lots of sweet gifts, including this scented vegewax candle. It has a lovely green tea and cucumber scent. My daughter also set me up with my iPod and put on one of my favourite playlists, with lots of peaceful songs from artists such as Band of Horses, Mason Jennings and Fleet Foxes. I settled in with a cup of tea and made my way through a few of those magazines. All in all a very nice day.

How was your weekend?

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  1. Aw! Sounds just wonderful! What sweet photos of you and your children! Your quilt looks so cuddly and cozy, I would want to stay there all day, too! Glad you had a great day!
    Oh, I had a laugh when you said you were a magazine addict. (me too!) xoxo

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    1. Thanks Karen! I'm glad I'm not the only magazine addict. ;)

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  2. awww gorgeous! I would have loved to stay in bed :) I had my mothers day present to myself today: going out to watch a movie on my own for the first time in about six years (Star Trek)!

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    1. Watching a movie sounds fun too! :)

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  3. Awwww this was awesome! There's a lot of love in that home. It's very evident.

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    1. Thanks Keith. Yes, there is, but I didn't show you the arguing or the dog eating a bag of candied almonds that I got for Mother's Day. ;)

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  4. Sounds so decadent! I've never spent the entire day in bed, although it does sound soothing. You look like you were treated very well, and it was so sweet of your daughter to read the book again to you ;) Wendy

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    1. It was nice, although I got a bit groggy from lying around. Still, I recommend doing it now and then. :)

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  5. Do you find that the magazines seem to pile up these days? I don't get as many as I used to and still they seem to be waiting for attention...

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    1. Oh, they are all over the place! Bedroom, basement and living room. I never throw them out!

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  6. Sound like a beautiful Day <3
    Love the Picture in bed and the last Picture ,amazing Candle!

    Happy Monday :)

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    1. It was a beautiful day, thank you! The candle smells incredible! Happy Monday to you too. :)

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  7. Sounds like a perfect day! I didn't get enough time in bed- I knew something was missing. Happy Belated Mother's day to you!

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    1. It was lovely. It's harder to do when your kids are smaller. I hope you had a great day Ruthie! :)

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  8. Sounds like you spent a lovely day with the family, and some magazines :) Happy Mother's Day!

    x Gi
    alibimag.blogspot.com

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  9. My family had grand plans of cleaning the house spotless, but they only managed to put away their own things without me asking them to...which is a lovely gift in itself! Your day sounds very relaxing. I love it.

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    1. That IS a lovely gift. I came downstairs eventually to a bit of a mess in the rest of the house. ;)

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  10. Reading magazines under a cozy quilt on a cold, rainy day while listening to the Fleet Foxes sounds like heaven. Glad you had a nice day!!!

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    1. It was heaven! We should get to do this once a week. ;)

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  11. Sounds like a perfect day! I didn't get enough time in bed- I knew something was missing.

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  12. Looks like you were properly spoilt for Mother's Day.

    Kate x
    Kate at Home

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  13. A good day to stay in bed! And I'm with Kate...it does look like you were properly spoilt. Hope your week is sunnier...Lynaea @ EveryDayBloom.com

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    1. Thanks Lynaea. The sun is shining now, thank goodness. :)

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  14. Wow! We are soul sisters....because I did exactly the same thing! I slept in and then spent the day in bed...reading magazines and watching old movies. I didn't get dressed or make meals or do any cleaning and it was wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing your day Jo! Angie xo

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    1. Watching old movies sounds like a great plan too Angie! I didn't get dressed either. I'm glad you had a wonderful day. :)

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  15. Yay! I did this, too! And I took a long bath and saw "The Great Gatsby" with my friend Marie. Love getting spoiled on that day!!!

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    1. Nice! I love a long bath (with books and magazines) too. And seeing a great movie. I'm happy you had such a great day Kelli! :)

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