gen says... (mother's day treat)

From Gen,

"Just thought I would pass along a few quick photos from Mother's Day.

First, I must tell you that I have been totally inspired by all my new Hicks items that I just picked up. My absolute OBSESSION is the trophy invitation. We used it for Lucy's gift to her mom- and she customized it with her own darling hand written note. 

This year, we kept things very simple for Mother's Day. I took a page from Sara's birthday, and told my husband exactly what I wanted this year- just a lovely bouquet of hand-picked peonies from our friend's yard.

Peonies are my absolute favorite- and even better when they are pink! Sara's strategy (don't make your husband guess what will really make you happy) worked out perfectly. This year I actually got exactly what I wanted and it didn't break the bank.

I put the peonies right next to the bed so that I can smell them while I drift off to sleep- and they look just perfect with the Mother's Day gift that I could not resist treating myself to - a lovely orange modern toile bedspread for the summer (picked up on major clearance at Pottery Barn).

In the morning, Benjamin whipped up a simple little breakfast with the kids, for me and Lucy's mom. What a lovely way to start the day!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day! -Gen"