Mother’s Day Sunny Day

May 9, 2011 by  
Filed under General

Mother’s Day turned out to be one of the nicer days we have had in over a month.  It seems like all we get is rain, but the sun decided to shine.  We spent the day just being a family and the boys gave me cards and Swarovski crystals that they had picked out for mommy.  My sister-in-law got me hooked on collecting them years ago.  I got the cutest little duck and a teddy bear with a heart.  It was funny because both of them sort of picked out something fitting to their personality.

Later in the day, we went to the local nursery and bought a peach tree to plant, and two rose bushes.  I am hoping they do well so I can remember them as one of many special Mother’s Day activities.

I have just finished planting the last of my vegetable garden, so I am greatly looking forward to having some home grown foods.  We have spinach, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, green beans, zucchini, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, and fresh herbs growing.  Strawberry picking is right around the corner and I will be making jam and freezing berries.  This is the time of the year where I spend little time indoors, and most of my time in the garden, out with the boys, and jaunts to local you pick farms, farmer’s markets and enjoying all the fresh fruits in the local supermarkets.  I am a definite country girl by nature, although I could do without the bugs and garden snakes.

This is one of the best times of the year!

Edible Gifts Plus Review and Giveaway

April 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Just for fun!, Product Reviews


Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you are like me, I am always thinking of something that is different or original. for gifts.  When I think of Mother’s Day, it is a special time where you get to honor Mom and give her a day that belongs only to her.  I enjoy the simple things, like a clean house, not having to cook, and maybe something to indulge in.  These are the things that I think of.

A delightful package showed up at our doorstep over the weekend from Edible Gifts Plus.  I was so excited to receive this special box of goodies to try.  I’ll have to admit that I went and hid while opening the box, otherwise I would have to share.  I am all about sharing, but these treats were all mine!  I received a few samples of some really yummy things like chocolate dipped rice krispie treats, and chocolate covered fortune cookies just to name a few.  Everything Edible Gifts Plus has to offer makes it very hard to choose, because I wanted just about everything I saw!


Even more special than all the wonderful things on the site is how it all got started.  Owner Margo Rappel started her confectionery  about 1 1/2 years ago.    Margo is a single mother with three children and single handedly runs all aspects of Edible Gifts Plus including product buying, website production, order processing and customer service.  Margo credits the success of Edible Gifts Plus to her “above and beyond” customer service philosophy and offering customers many delicious ways to make an impact with a personalized gift without breaking the bank.

In her own words “Edible Gifts PLUS is the result of years of party planning, research, and lots of delicious sampling!!  It is this experience and lifestyle that has enabled me to arrive at this business.  My enthusiasm for this special collection of cookies, chocolates, dipped fruits, pretzels, popcorn, and so much more is evident with each and every customer. “

Everything we received was so wonderful and decorated so pretty that it just gives it that personal touch and would be a perfect thing to give as a special gift for Mother’s Day, or for any special occasion where you want to make a statement.

Would you  like to give some of these tasty treats a try?

Edible Gifts Plus and DoubleBugs would like to give you a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to buy some of these tasty treats of your very own. Also, if you just can’t wait you can use the coupon code doublebugs10 for 10% off your purchase!


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