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Prom Night…..

As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about…….more Senior celebrations (not for AARP card carrying members, but high school-er’s). Most often when I blog, I’m sitting with my laptop in my kitchen or maybe curled up in my favorite spot on a sofa in my family room. Sometimes, if I’m lucky, I might be sipping a hot chocolate (I know, I know, a child’s drink choice) from a cozy seat at Starbucks, but this time, I’m bundled up in a down parka, sitting on a bench, with the wind at my back, at the driving range. When my Nick loves something he wants you to love it too, so when he asked me to come along for the ride and watch him hit a bucket of balls, how could I refuse?

After filling out all of the paperwork, getting sized for his tuxedo, ordering her corsage (wait, that was me), and racing home from school, Nick was heading to his girlfriend’s prom. My mom came from Chicago, Chuck flew out of work early, with his BlackBerry glued to his ear, and I had a super-fun-crazy-busy day shooting a video at Target with Sal Swanton of Swanton Video Media (I can’t wait to tell you all about that another day soon!). We had all of thirty minutes to change, brush our teeth and wrestle Nick into his formal wear. I must say, he was rather handsome.

Four people, a three car caravan and a 30 minute commute at the beginning of Friday night rush hour traffic; it was a miracle we arrived right on time. I’m not exactly sure what made me think of it at that moment, but as we pulled up, I realized that we LEFT THE VERY SPECIAL AND GORGEOUS CORSAGE AT HOME! There were four of us that might have remembered to snag the corsage out of our refrigerator (though I completely blame myself). What a bunch of dunce’s! Without missing a beat, Chuck jumped back into the car to “race” home at 4:45 on a Friday night. It was a total Hail Mary pass…..

My mom, Nick and I made our way up the drive-way, with our tails between our legs, having forgotten the corsage. We apologized to Nick’s girlfriend and her mom for being such incredible moron’s and they couldn’t have been more gracious about the whole thing. In fact, I really don’t think Nick’s girlfriend was concerned or interested in the corsage in the very least. She was absolutely lovely; rocking the most beautiful dress and simply happy to be celebrating high school with her favorite friends. On the other hand, we were sweating bullets. Poor Chuck, missed the entire picture party, pulling up with the corsage moments before the limo pulled away (at least he didn’t have to hi-jack the limo on the way to the dance! Nick would have died of embarrassment.).    

The kids were absolutely stunning and they had a great night. After the dance, they changed into comfy clothes, went to their favorite Mexican restaurant for burritos and went home to watch Saturday Night Live re-runs. These two are a practical pair. Instead of some big “post prom” nightmare, Nick had a golf lesson Saturday morning and later in the day the two of them went to US Cellular for a Chicago White Sox game. With Nick being a life-long, thoroughly devoted Cub’s fan (with a dog named Wrigley Sheffield, what would you expect?) it was a miracle that the walls didn’t cave in on him! They had a great time at the game and a great night at Prom. What else could we have asked for?

More beautiful teenagers, more rights of passage, more time with friends, more memorable moments……..

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Home Depot Makes Me Happy….Who Knew?

Oh, happiest of days! Yesterday, on the most perfect of days, Wrigley and I were coming home from a quick jaunt (which we never should have done….my knee is killing me!) when I heard Michael Jackson blaring from my fanny pack (I know, totally loser, but I need to carry; money, just in case, my I-Pod, my Blackberry, and plenty of plastic bags to pickup you-know-what, and I am telling you a 92lb Labrador does a lot of you-know-what.), Let’s Dance, Let’s Shout….Shake Your Body Down To The Ground (my ring tone, and answer tone, so everyone gets to hear the King of Pop. I so enjoy it, and am always really tempted to just let it ring and listen the music….). I could see right away that it was my very dear friend and neighbor (her doggie is Mr. Hobbs, Wrigley’s very best friend in the entire world! Wrigley would walk on hot coals to be with Mr. Hobbs. He loves Mrs. Hobbs too. One day Mrs. Hobbs called me to tell me to come outside and bring my camera…..apparently, while Mrs. Hobbs was loading up her SUV, Wrigley decided he would like to accompany Mrs. Hobbs on her journey, you know, so she wasn’t lonely, and was found sitting in the passenger seat ready to go Bye-Bye-In-The-Car. Thank God he hadn’t decided to curl up in the back seat and surprise her along the way. That would have been exciting!). Mrs. Hobbs is a More is More kind of gal as well, and she was calling to tell me that the Home Depot had amazing Boston Ferns for $7.98 each and they were going like hotcakes!

Never one to miss an awesome sale, I decided grocery shopping be damned! It was time to head to the Home Depot. After a quick shower, I was on my way. Thankfully I had asked Chuck to leave me our Yukon XL for the day because Amanda needed me to transport a gaggle of kids after school for a class project. Serendipity? Perhaps.

The flowers were beautiful! It took every once of control I could muster to take a thoughtful inventory, rather than load up my cart and purchase everything in sight. It’s just so inspiring….

Fun accent plants that are also air purifiers. I mean, those are totally promoting health so I did buy two of those, but otherwise, I swear I was really good.

Gorgeous orchids! Barclay Butera (amazing designer, FYI) always features these incredibly beautiful orchids in unbelievably generous pots on his coffee tables. My coffee table however features magazines, a collection of boxes and tortoise hurricanes, so I don’t have room for orchids. Besides, they would completely block the idiot box, and you know how much I adore the idiot box.

These tropical palms were down right luscious; makes me want to save a Rain Forest.

I am totally in love with orange, which is crazy because I am red and HOT pink girl. These Orange Stars are lovely….

This was cracking me up. Scott Turf Builder is the Official Lawn Care of the Chicago Cubs. Go Cubs Go (BTW…LOVE the idea of Big “Z”, Zambrano, in the Bullpen. He is the Man!!!!!)!

Alright, you got me. I did purchase one (only one!) patio planter. But come on, they were only $14.98 each! If I was really in to saving money, I would have bought more….


Gerber Daisies….



But in the end, other than the two accent plants and the one patio planter, I only bought two beautiful Boston Ferns (well actually four, but two are for my mom and I promise I am going to give them to her).

Now I know exactly what I want to do for Mothers Day…..buy flowers!


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