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MOTHER’S DAY…IS Around the Corner

MOTHER’S DAY is just around the corner…

Surprise your Mother with this Scentsational gift…

Mother’s Day Full-Size Scentsy Warmer. The understated curves and soft mauve finish of Mother’s Day are topped by a luxe medallion of interconnected silver hearts, spangled with sparkling rhinestones.

It definitely has all the finesse and grandeur that any Mother deserves!

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Mothers Open Their Hearts Earnestly Resplendently

Mothers Open Their Hearts Earnestly Resplendently

After writing my little blurb about my Mom, I started thinking…  In today’s society we seem to get so busy with our hectic lifestyles that we sometimes forget what our Mothers and Fathers do and did for us.  We get caught up in the “almighty dollar” and it seems sometimes we only remember how our parents corrected us or scolded us.

However, do we really remember how much they sacrificed for us?  I remember vividly – being a baby boomer – a different time and era in this beautiful world in which we live. 

I too realize that today is so much different from those days…boy life seemed and WAS so much more simplistic then – LOL.  I remember when a piece of bubble gum was a penny…and then there was penny candy!  Do you remember when gas was only about .35 cents a gallon?  I remember my parents getting all bent out of shape if gas went up a penny – alas those days are gone.

My Mom “always” cooked – we didn’t eat out a lot – always a home cooked meal.  I recall like clockwork, on Sundays she would get up early and cook dinner “before” we went to church.  And, we always had pot-roast with potatoes and carrots.  Add to that green beans, rolls and usually some kind of dessert.  Of course there was the good ole staple “iced tea.”  Funny thing back then, Mom would leave her roast on the stove cooking on low heat while we were at church.  I would “not” do that today – again it was a different time and mindsets were different as well.

I know as parents we sacrifice today – probably more-so in many different ways.  As I look back, I see the love that was displayed and given in “everything” that was done.  It could have been washing a favorite pair of jeans or shirt – or as simple as making my favorite cake – Red Velvet – whatever it was – Mom always displayed love.  Don’t worry, I have not forgotten about Fathers…they are for another day soon.

Many Mom’s have passed from this place and are missed greatly in the hearts of millions.  I know in my heart that when my Mom leaves this world – there will be a definite void in my heart, BUT I know that the love and memories that have been built and added upon throughout these years will sustain me.

Mother’s Day is @ the corner…HOW will you remember your Mom? 

It could be as simple as a BIG HUGE hug…a card…an “I Love YOU”…or maybe just a listening ear…or your presence – in her presence. 

It may also be placing a beautiful bouquet of flowers on her grave in honor of her…and a gentle little whisper or maybe out loud “Mom I love you and miss you terribly” or maybe “I wish you were here” or maybe you will quietly hold your breath and think in your heart – “Mom I miss you greatly, but you are no longer in pain or suffering.” 

Mothers Open Their Hearts Earnestly Resplendently

A Mothers Love…Still Forever Strong

Easter has passed…and Mother’s Day is upon us.  I thought it befitting to write a short poem about Mothers.  My Mom will be 74 this year and I have to state that her frame of mind is not what it used to be, and I miss her at times…I love you Mom.

Here is the short poem I penned…

A Mothers Love…Still Forever Strong

A Mothers love should never be tested

A Mothers love should never be tried

A Mothers love – it never resteth

Until a Mothers breath her last is drawn…

A Mothers love…still forever strong

A Mothers love has not an end

Like a circle it begins…and begins…and begins

nothing can replace the bond between a Mother,

Daughter or Son

Until a Mothers breath her last is drawn…

A Mothers love…still forever strong

A Mothers love stands the test of time

but a Mothers love..oh ’tis not a nursery rhyme

Yet our hearts bind tightly to every key

tightly to everything Mother said

or hoped that we could be…

Until a Mothers breath her last is drawn…

A Mothers love…still forever strong

One day her breath will become her last

and in that moment…

a present becomes a past

The sweet release of life so tender

bringing me always to remember…

A Mothers love has not an end

Like a circle it begins…and begins…and begins

nothing will replace

the love of a Mother


Until a Mothers breath her last is drawn…

A Mothers love…still forever strong.

                                                       Pillihp ©

I am also including the song “Mama” by Il Divo – if you have not heard it – you should listen to it:

Fragrance FRIDAY’S

Today I’m warming Titanium. What are you warming today?


The clean, earthysmell of the forest after rain—aromatic herbs and cool cedar wood, with lustrous silver birch.

Titanium…from the Scentsy Man Collection

Rich, woodsy scents combine with spicy, herbal notes to create the masculine Scentsy Man Collection. A must for that special husband, brother, or son in your life.

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 Lenny the Lamb Scentsy Buddy – Sweet and soft, Lenny the Lamb is 5.5″ wide, 9.5″ tall when seated, and 15.5″ tall from head to toe. He comes alive with fragrance when you place a Scent Pak in the zippered pocket in his back.

The Scentsy Buddy is the perfect cuddly companion, for the child in your life or the child in you, the Scentsy Buddy™ is always ready with a big dose of comforting fragrance!

Snuggle your Buddy for a great night’s sleep or make outings fun when you bring a playful friend along. The Scentsy Buddy is the perfect cuddly companion–and there for you no matter what.

Each Buddy features a zippered pocket to hold scrumptious Scentsy fragrance. Just insert a Scent Pak™ and bring your Buddy to life with comforting scent.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Irish Heritage


St. Patrick’s Day has always been special for me.  My Grandmother was largely in part Irish and my birthday is the day after, thus my very fond memories of St. Patrick’s Day.  What better way to express your appreciation for your Irish heritage than with a Scenty warmer that makes a true Irish statement!

Celtic Love Knot

An embossed and distressed Celtic knot pops on an emerald green background, accented by Irish cable details around the warmer dish.

Meaning:  The Celtic Love Knot is believed to mean “no beginning, no ending, the continuity of everlasting love and binding together or intertwining of two soul or spirits.”*

The Celts did not record the meanings behind the designs they recreated but scholarly speculation is that the symbols represented basic tenants of life, mankind and spirituality. The continual looping of the designs suggests themes of eternity and interconnectedness.*


Charlemagne’s silver fleur-de-lis medallion is set against a glowing, cream-flecked blue background.

Symbolization:  The fleur-de-lis is a stylized image of a lily or iris, generally associated with France. Throughout history, the image has symbolized the Virgin Mary, the Holy Trinity, faith, wisdom and chivalry, as well as the three medieval social groups: the working class, the military, and the clergy.**

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TRIBUTE to My Irish Grandmother!

Growing up was wonderful, as my Grandmother was largely in part Irish.  She was an O’Quinn before she married my Grandfather.   My Grandmother used to talk about having royalty in her lineage, but as a child I really did not think much about it then.

My Grandmother’s name was Belle, and she was a most beautiful, regal, resplendent lady.  She was short in stature – about 5’3.  All of my female cousins used to “rave” about how beautiful her skin was – so flawless and timeless looking in appearance.  My Grandmother was not fully dressed until she put on her “ear bobs” as she called them.  I remember she used to wear a strand of pearls around her neck, and some type of “ear bobs” that had brilliant color to them – with golden outer edges.  Does anyone recall those type of “ear bobs?”  She had the most beautiful flowing silver hair and eyes of blue that could sweep anyone off of their feet.

Every Summer my sister and I, along with about five to six other cousins would spend a week (or two) with my Grandmother and Grandfather at their farm home out in the country.  The most amazing thing I found about my Grandmother was the fact that she could stand at the kitchen stove and prepare a “different breakfast food” for each and every one of us.  It did not matter to her what we wanted – she would prepare it with no questions asked…and of course with the MOST love anyone could dote on an individual or human being.

She always spoke using proper grammar and would correct every grandchild if we ever used improper English.  She would make us state the correct word (and use in a sentence), but of course it was “always” done in love.

She may have had her “ear bobs” but she was a true gem!  I miss her dearly.  She lived to be 92.5 years old.  Later in life she became blind due to macular degeneration.  I will never forget the time I went to visit her one year while she was in the hospital and it was her birthday.  I immediately handed her the birthday card I bought her, out of habit.  It suddenly hit me like a brick that she could not see and a cousin gently took the card from her hand and read it to her.  Tears came to my eyes and I had to hold them back.  Again though she was sick and in the hospital, she still was fully dressed – “ear bobs” and all!

My Grandmother whose name was Belle was a “true” Belle indeed.  She was beautiful not only on the outside, but her heart was beautiful as well.  She never spoke a harsh or sharp word to anyone.  She still is MY Irish Rose!  The song below reminds me so much of my Grandmother, Belle…

Rose of Tralee (Irish Ballad)*

The pale moon was rising above the green mountains,
The sun was declining beneath the blue sea;
When I strayed with my love to the pure crystal fountain,
That stands in the beautiful Vale of Tralee.
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer,
Yet ’twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, ’twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

The cool shades of evening their mantle were spreading,
And Mary all smiling was listening to me;
The moon through the valley her pale rays was shedding,
When I won the heart of the Rose of Tralee.
Though lovely and fair as the Rose of the summer,
Yet ’twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, ’twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee.

In the far fields of India, ‘mid wars dreadful thunders,
Her voice was a solace and comfort to me,
But the chill hand of death has now rent us asunder,
I’m lonely tonight for the Rose of Tralee.
She was lovely and fair as the rose of the summer,
Yet ’twas not her beauty alone that won me;
Oh no, ’twas the truth in her eyes ever dawning,
that made me love Mary, the Rose of Tralee

St. Patrick’s Day is special for so many – perhaps you have fond memories of this day…

*The words of the song are credited to C. (or E.) Mordaunt Spencer and the music to Charles William Glover, but a story circulated in connection with the festival claims that the song was written by William Pembroke Mulchinock, a wealthy Protestant, out of love for Mary O’Connor, a poor Catholic maid in service to his parents


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