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Happy Sunday friends!

We hope you had a beautiful week.

It was a busy one for us with blog work.

And the weather got a bit chilly again here in North Carolina…what’s that all about?

It’s the end of April isn’t it supposed to be warm?

I guess I shouldn’t complain because before we know it summer will be here and we’ll be sweating.

We got to see Kenny Chesney last night and his performance was amazing!

Going to concerts, especially country music shows, is one of the things we love to do with friends.

We’ve got a few more shows coming up in the next couple of months that we’re excited about.

AnnMarie’s Week

I’m finally finishing up the bathroom project Chris and I started waaaay back in January.

Just a few more little things to get done and then we can check this one off our list.

I don’t know about you but it seems to take us forever to get DIY projects done.

two mirrors with shelves with lights hung over them on wall above double bathroom sink vanity

I have a design dilemma I need your help with.

The mirrors I bought on Facebook marketplace last week don’t look as great as I thought they would now that they are hung up in the bathroom.

I’m not sure about the color which I knew when I bought them and had planned to use some gold rub ‘n buff on them.

But now seeing them hung I think they’re too small.

Tell me what you think in the comments below…give it to me straight!

Anne’s Week

There hasn’t been a ton going on this week around my home.

Life is really quiet when all the kids are out of the house!

Everyone in our family has several kitties, so we all stay connected sharing funny kitten pictures and stories each day.

We found three 4-week-old kittens under the house we were renovating back in September and ended up keeping them in the family.

My son and his girlfriend adopted two of them, and my daughter and her fiancée adopted the third (plus another one!)

Meanwhile, my daughter who’s still in college fosters kittens for the local animal shelter with her roommates.

Their latest foster kitten is only 13 ounces (ounces!) and was abandoned by its mother.

Collage of cats adopted by Anne's family.

So yeah.

I’m that person.

Actually, we’re that family!

When I wasn’t exchanging texts with my kids, I’ve been busy creating some tasty recipes that I can’t wait to share with you soon.

This Week on Simply2Moms

feature image listing published blog posts this week

It was a full week of new content on the blog!

This week was our monthly virtual supper club where we join our friends to share new ideas for entertaining.

Everything from tablescapes to recipes!

Containers of all the ingredients used to make keto Southern hot chicken salad.

Anne created a new recipe that we got to enjoy for lunch one day this week.

And let us tell you…it’s soooo good!

Go check out this baked chicken salad that we know you’ll want to try soon.

table place settings with candy under glass cloche on plate

AnnMarie styled her dining room table for Mother’s Day.

Wait until you see what she used for her gorgeous yet super simple centerpiece.

It’s a real show-stopper this month!

Collage of six recipes to serve for a Mother's Day luncheon.

Are you hosting Mother’s Day this year?

Anne shared 27 recipe ideas to serve at a Mother’s Day luncheon but they would also be amazing for brunch or dinner.

Tell us which recipe you want to try!

If you have a son or daughter graduating this year then you’re going to want to see this DIY project for your graduation celebration.

It cost AnnMarie less than $20 and only took an hour or so to put together.

The best thing about this affordable party decor is that it makes a meaningful and big impact at your graduation event.

Anne from Simply2Moms holding decks of cards to play Uno, Phase10, and Taco Cat Goat Cheese Pizza.

Do you love a good board game? What about cards?

We both love games and often get together with our husbands and friends for a game night.

Our favorite is Sequence!

But there are so many other games we like to play with our families and friends.

If you love games like we do then you don’t want to miss reading our Friday Favorites this week!

Go check out this list of 15 super fun games for friends and families with teens and young adults!

More Ideas and Inspiration From Our Friends

We love taking time each week to visit with some of our favorite bloggers because we always get so inspired! And of course, we love sharing our favorite finds with you, since that’s what good friends do.

This week we found some fantastic ideas we know you’ll love!

Like this simple and pretty handmade Mother’s Day gift!

This stunning Pottery Barn dupe at a fraction of the cost.

Another beautiful Mother’s Day tablescape.

These amazing office organizing ideas.

This delicious salad recipe.

These DIY faux stone planters.

This cozy outdoor dining space.

Wait until you see this linen closet refresh.

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