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And now for the REAL Mother’s Day post!  We had both our moms over and laid out a spread of yummies, including some foodies from previous posts.  For their gifties, I made them each a sugar scrub of different sniffs (eucalyptus and lemon) and wrapped them up all pretty, doomthings style!

Hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!!!!  Make sure your mom gets pampered too!!


  • Breakfast pizza (recipe below)
  • English muffin bread
  • Spreads: goat cheese, strawberry preserves, jalapeno jam, and honey
  • Fruit plate:  strawberries, blackberries, cantaloupe
  • Donut holes
  • Moscato with fresh strawberries and blackberries
  • Black tea

Sugar Scrub for Mom

Ingredients (adapted from Martha Stewart):

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1-3 drops food coloring
  • 10 – 30 drops essential oil

*That’s a lot of essential oil drops.  The recipes I encountered only used 4 – 8, but I wasn’t able to get the smell I wanted with only a few drops.  This is partly because olive oil has it’s own smell which, while definitely not a bad smell, I wanted to mask with the desired smell.  Use only a few drops at a time until you get the desired sniff.


  1. In a glass bowl (because plastic might smell/stain later), mix together the olive oil and sugar until well combined.
  2. Add food coloring one drop at a time, mixing well between drops, to achieve desired color.
  3. Add essential oil, a few drops at a time, mixing well between drops, to achieve desired smell.
  4. Spoon into small airtight jar (about 1-cup-capacity).

*Over time, the oil will puddle in the bottom, so make sure to stir it up occasionally.

Breakfast Pizza


  • Pizza dough
  • 5 large eggs
  • Sausage
  • Bacon
  • Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Cracked pepper
  • Grape tomatoes, sliced


  1. Cook sausage and bacon and chop up into bits (these can be made ahead and refrigerated for at least a couple of days).
  2. Make scrambled eggs the way you like them!
  3. Layer eggs, tomatoes, cheese, and meats on prepared pizza dough.
  4. Bake pizza at 430 degrees F for 15 – 20 minutes (or until dough is just turning golden).


Happy mother’s day is almost over and I’m completely delinquent in posting something delicious!  This is because of two things:  1) Our mom’s came over for brunch and then I took a long nap.  2) Their mother’s day gifts were post-worthy and I didn’t want them to see before today!

This post, however, has nothing to do with the words I just said.  Check out this mother’s day video from Tate Hanyok, part one of Kirsten and Tate’s Triple Combo Pack, “Santa Monica Moms”.

Your mom has gotta be better than these moms.

Your mom has gotta be better than these moms.

Everyone loves Allie Brosh’s awesome comic blog, Hyperbole and a Half, and I re-discovered this gem whilst stalking it (as I do on a regular basis).  As one of my friends put it, “I don’t care how old it is, it’s still awesome”.  And it is.

Also, mother’s day is coming up.  What better way to say Happy Mother’s Day than by giving her a poster you can both use on a daily basis.  It’s better than “on a scale of one to ten” and will likely make you laugh while you’re in intense pain.  The pain goes away when you laugh, right?

Buy this for your mom.  Better yet, buy this for a mom-friend with children who can’t yet express the one through ten scale.  This will help all the things.

A Better Pain Chart Posters 
A Better Pain Chart Posters by ickybana5