Mother’s Day Brunch

Oh.  Hi there!

Guess what?  My two best guys and I are off vacationing in the land of fun and sun for the next week and a half!  This is pretty much our first real vacation since Doodle was born, so yeah, I’m pretty pumped–despite the fact that we had to get up at 3:30 this morning to make our 6:20 flight.  Ugh, as if air travel wasn’t torture enough, I’m also forced to get up about the time I’m normally hitting my REM sleep cycle.

I have some fun posts lined up for you while I’m gone…including some awesome guest posts next week that I’m beyond excited about.  And, since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I have a round-up of some fun ideas for you here.  I usually have my mom over for dinner over Mother’s Day weekend, so I’m bummed I’ll miss that tradition this year.  Just so ya’ll know, I have the best mama ever, and I’m lucky to call her my best friend.

So mom–we’ll celebrate when I get home.  But don’t worry, I’ll toast to ya with a umbrella drink on the beach Sunday.  =) If you’re making your mom brunch, here are some yummy ideas:

1. Blueberry Muffins with Coconut-Lime Glaze

2. Pina-Colada Fruit Salad

3.  Banana Bread Pancakes with Nutella Maple Syrup

Or how about one (some) of these:

1. Spinach, Bacon, Mushroom and Gouda Quiche

2. Italian Breakfast Pizza

3. Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls

And while not technically brunch food, who would argue with pie or cookies?

1.  Coconut-Lime White Chocolate Cookies

2.  Peppermint Stuffed Double Chocolate Cookies

3.  Carrot Cake Cookies with Dulche de Leche Buttercream

4.  Coconut Caramel Pie in a Jar


Hope you all have a great rest of the week!



  1. Hayley

    Hoping MY mom isn’t somehow reading this but I am SO making those banana bread pancakes and that bacon and gouda quiche for Mother’s Day! It looks SO good–I love the flavor of gouda with other salty things like bacon; to die for! I hope you have an amazing trip & can’t wait to see pictures and hear stories!!
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  2. Mom

    What a nice post. I’ll miss the Mom’s Day dinner but I sure hope you are having fun. And have an EXTRA umbrella drink for me!


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