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Mommy Dearest

Happy Mother’s Day! In the last 24 hours, three people have announced to me that they are pregnant (one friend with twins!). So, in honor of these babies-to-be, and all of our mothers of course, I thought I’d post what I sent to my mom for her special day. These snazzy kitchen towels!


These towels I found at House 8810 were perfect because 1) it’s hard to love anything as much as biscuits & gravy (so mamas qualify) and 2) my mom is OBSESSED with coffee—she drinks multiple pots a day, and she has to have “her creamer.” Like, when she comes to visit, I make a special trip to Kroger to buy said creamer and Splenda for her “coffee time” each day. But she’s my mom, so she’s worth it.


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Eat, Drink & Be Good

I’m officially a joiner. Today I signed up to be a part of a local CSA through Avalon Acres located just outside of Nashville. Yippee!

I’ve been wanting to do this for a couple of years, but I’ve wavered in the past because I’m afraid I won’t be able to eat everything before it goes bad. And maybe I won’t. But I figure:

1. I’ll be eating seasonal, locally grown, farm fresh fruits, vegetables & herbs.
2. I’ll be more creative with my meals since I’ll have to work around whatever I get.
3. It’s a fun surprise every week (and I like surprises).
4. It will probably beef up my blog. I can see many “What on earth do I make with this?” posts in the future.
5. I’m supporting local farmers who are bringing this stuff right to me (aka less time & money at Whole Foods).

So, I’m good on the veggie front for the next 26 weeks. Now, what about beverages? Last week Daily Candy informed me about CoffeeCSA.

Starting at $20 a month for 2 lbs. of coffee, you can really get to know your joe. Choose a specific farmer (who you can even correspond with!) from a particular country, or, if you’re into bean variety, go with the farmer-of-the-month plan. With no minimum sign-up period and the knowledge that you are helping small-scale farmers survive, how can you not feel good to the last drop?