...because home doesn't happen overnight.

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.*

Congrats to Isaac who – thanks to his mom – can’t leave for work in the morning without first making his bed. {There’s hope for my boys yet!!} Let’s hear it for a male H*T reader. HH says hi, Isaac.

Mother’s Day is less than a week away. Yikes! Thankfully, The Home Depot offers gift cards that make gift-giving fast and easy, and are the perfect last-minute gift…so Mom doesn’t have to know that you waited until the last minute.

Mom can use her gift card to suit her fancy – whether it’s creating a dream garden, outdoor living space or flower bed. Or maybe Mom has plans to update a room indoors. Whatever the case may be for the woman who nurtured you, The Home Depot has her covered.

Make gift-giving personal with gift cards available in many different designs or customize one to your liking with a photo and message. The Home Depot eGift Cards are an eco-friendly choice and can even be personalized with a video…a no-brainer gift for Moms who live out of town!

This week The Home Depot is giving H*T readers the chance to score a free gift card! See entry details below.

PRIZE: one $100 gift card to The Home Depot

RULES: You must be at least 18 years old to enter and have a U.S. shipping address. No P.O. boxes please. One entry per email address.

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post proclaiming “MORE DOING!”

DEADLINE: Enter before Thursday, May 10th at 9:00 p.m. EST. One winner will be chosen via random.org and announced on Friday, May 11th.

WHILE YOU’RE AT IT: In honor of Mother’s Day, share a physical trait, hobby, talent…heck, even a recipe!…your Mom passed down to you that you’re thankful for. I’ll go first. I’m thankful my mom encouraged creativity in my siblings and me as children. Growing up, we had a kiln in our house. My mom would help us paint and fire ceramics. She also made many of our clothes and costumes. She taught me to sew. She tried to teach me crochet but I never caught on as I was left-handed and she was teaching me right-handed. She opened my eyes to the world of all things handmade. {I blame her for my love of etsy!} My mom suffers from schizophrenia now and it affects her ability to make good decisions and decipher ‘real’ from ‘unreal.’ We don’t have the best relationship, so whenever I think back to my childhood, I’m thankful for the creative time with her.

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful my mom instilled cleanliness in me. I can’t stand clutter now, and I think that is a good thing!

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07.May.2012

More doing! I love the fact that my mom handed down her knack for cooking. I spent tons of time with her in the kitchen and whenever I get in a rut of recipes I give her a call and she whips my creativity back on track.

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07.May.2012

More doing! I inherited most of my physical traits from my mom – people often mistake us for sisters!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom is the strongest woman I know and doesn’t ever back down! I try to strive for that (some days, a success. Some days not so much).

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her love of the outdoors, her sweet tooth, and her curly hair! I’m thankful for all of it (even the curls).

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful my mom passed down her love of animals to me.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING….My mom passed on her ability to be compassionate & caring even in the hardest situations. She makes you feel as if everything will always “be ok”!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I look exactly like my mother, who still looks great for her age, so that gives me hope for the future!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed down her organization love and skills! There is nothing more satisfying than organizing a closet…

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I am grateful for the peace my mother builds around her. It’s a great inspiration.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is very selfless and always thought of ways to help others, which taught me to consider other people thoughts/feelings before acting.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful my mom passed down her love of horses. It’s something we are able to do together, brings us closer, and gives us a bond and understanding that I wish more mothers and daughters could share!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed on her weird sense of humor. From early childhood she read us Patrick McManus and Dave Barry stories. My brothers and I have the same warped sense of humor and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

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07.May.2012

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My mom gave me my love of baking!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! (Finish/Maintain garden.)

My mother modeled determination for us while also reminding my siblings, myself, and herself to never take yourself to seriously. My son is also lucky enough to have her big, beautiful blue eyes!

Happy Mother’s Day! xo

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful that my mom took me to thousands of piano lessons. Maybe I’m exaggerating a tiny bit, BUT I am thankful for it.

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07.May.2012

I’m thankful my mother taught me how to be happy, busy, and content as a stay at home mom. More doing and less idle.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed on to me her easy going attitude, patience and creativity.

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07.May.2012

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My mom was an Olympic caliber swimmer and I love that she based down a love for swimming and the water to my sister and I.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom amazes me with her strength every day. My father passed away last year from cancer and she took care of him, took care of us and rarely complained. Truly inspirational.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed down her love for making and eating chocolate chip cookies!

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful for the hard work ethic that my mom passed down to me!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! There’s no denying that we’re related, we get told we look more like sisters than mother/daughter. She passed her creativity, love for diy and nature down to me, I couldn’t be more grateful for that and having a friend to craft with :)

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07.May.2012

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My mom thought me to be self reliant – helped me a long way!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom never taught me to sew, but she is my seamstress :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful for my mom teaching me how to cook and bake. She can always make a full meal out of nothing in the pantry. I hope someday to be as creative as her!

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07.May.2012

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Thankful for my mother’s listening skills.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful my mom passed down the knack for decorating (and redecorating…) and making a happy home. We love going shopping for new bedding, plants for the front porch, artwork for the den, but most of all just spending time together!

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oh, dana, i’m so sorry to hear about your mom. i’m sure she’d be so proud of the ways you’ve taken what she taught you and shared it with others! talk about MORE DOING!!

my mom is an avid reader and showed me that books are important and valuable and stories should be shared with others. though all of my children are independent readers, i still love to read novels aloud to them at night before bed.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! When I was growing up I hated, hated cleaning. My mom used to tell me she could never find the floor in my room :). Now I’m the same way she was, always busy around the house cleaning something. I know she’s relieved that I’ve changed my ways over the years!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her smarts ;)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom has the BEST recipe for mac & cheese. So not healthy for you, but sooo yummy. :)

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful for the importance of faith and love of Christ my mom instilled in me while I was growing up.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful my mom taught me patience :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I fold towels just like my mom!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mother really instilled the value of family time in me. She was always wanting to “make memories” with us – whether that was family dinners every night, road trips/vacations, or just fun times together during weekends.

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07.May.2012

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My Mom passed down to me, hey my Dad also, the do-it-yourself attitude. We love doing everything inside and outside of our home ourselves. I think I’ve passed this trait onto my children as well.

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07.May.2012

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I am grateful to my mother for the countless nights she spent sewing costumes, outfits and dance dresses. She was a amazing. I can sew, but I can’t hold a candle to her phenomenal skills. I am grateful that as her life was ending I found solace in painting, which has lead to so many interesting projects and people through the work I’ve done. I wish she was here to see it all, she has inspired me to do all of it.

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07.May.2012

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My mom was a beautiful person. Among the many things she passed on to me are my green eyes and the desire to always see the best in people. Sometimes that last trait got me in trouble but I wouldn’t change it for anything. I love you, Mom!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Thanks to my mom I am a good homemaker.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom is the best. The trait she passed on to me is persistence. Some people call it stubbornness, but we don’t think of it that way :)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom continues to inspire me by working towards fulfilling her goal of publishing a young adult novel (which is a great story). She knows what she wants and keeps working until she gets it!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful that my Mom taught and encouraged me to bake. While we are both horrible cooks, she was always baking some kind of treat when I was younger and always encouraged me to join her.

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07.May.2012

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My mom gave me my love of making things and being creative!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Thanks to my parents (and being the oldest)I learned about responsiblility early on.

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07.May.2012

I have to say first I’m so sorry you’re struggling with your mom.. one thing I can tell you is that God is showing me how to look at things (relationships/attitudes) in a different perspective lately. I pray your relationship with your mom is reconciled and she is restored to having complete clarity of mind. … one thing I love about my mom is her boldness and courage. I hope I have some of that in me :) MORE DOING!!

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07.May.2012

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My mom instilled so many traits in all of us that it’s really hard to choose one! She was so strict with us as we were growing up, but it’s allowed us all to (eventually) become good, moral people with enough strength to make up our own minds but to always consider others. Also, as I’m pregnant and currently reading labor and delivery horror stories, I’m glad she passed down her hips which are currently providing ample room for what is likely to be her very large first grandchild…

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom has been a fabulous example of how to take care of the home and raise great kids (she has 7!) with grace and excellence.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I can make homemade tortillas thanks to my mom.

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“MORE DOING!” My Mom passed down her awesome organizational skills! We are both obsessed with having things in their right place and it has made for a very nice living space now.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom gave me the best pot roast recipe. She’s passed away but whenever I cook it my whole house is filled with the smell of our house when I was a child and I feel close to her.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom always let me be myself. She never tried to push me into anything that wasn’t “me”. Thanks for an amazing giveaway!

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I’m thankful that my mom instilled a love of plants and gardening in me! I certainly don’t have a green thumb, nor do I have a gorgeous garden, but I find weeding and creating beauty outside oddly relaxing and rewarding. I’m finding that my son (4yo) loves it too, and that thrills me!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

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07.May.2012

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The older I get, the more I realize how much I am like my mom! She passed along lots of things to me – her curly hair, her sensitivity, her love for food, and her strong work ethic. She has tried to teach me to cook, but I think it might take another 30 years for me to get to her level, so in the meantime, I just come over for dinner any time she invites me!

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07.May.2012

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No mom comment :-(

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07.May.2012

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Growing up, my mom used to sew our Halloween costumes which is funny because she hated to sew. But I’m so thankful she taught me how to use a sewing machine because I love being able to upholster chairs or sew my own curtains!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down the “can’t make a decision trait.” It takes me large amounts of time to think through big decisions. But the great thing is that I usually like the decision I ended up with!

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07.May.2012

More doing!! My mom completely believes that she can do anything (and I’m positive that she can) – but I’m also lucky enough that she instilled that belief in me. It’s led to a lot of updates in my current home (we just redid our kitchen last year – with help from family and friends).

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” my mom shared her love of plants, photography, good food, and travel with me.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom is amazing on so many levels, but I’m thankful I got her love of cooking.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! my mom instilled in me a positive attitude and strong work ethic. I love her so much!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My taught us to go after our dreams.

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07.May.2012

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like you, my mom passed on her creativity to me! also, right now she’s sharing her house with me too :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! The older I get the more I realize how I’m becoming a carbon copy of my mom. So I guess she’s passed down a lot! But I’m most thankful for my HUGE hair! It was a curse as a kid (hot, heavy, crazy curly, always knotted, frizzy, etc..) but now I’m loving it!

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07.May.2012

More doing!! My mom taught me how to “keep” a house..although I can’t even come close to her skills but I sure do try!

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING” My mom passed when I was seven, and honestly I don’t remember much about her when she was healthy. But, I do remember that she always made me feel like the most special person in her whole world… I sure hope I make my kids feel like that every day. :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom gave me my love for baking- and most recently German Chocolate Cupcakes.

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed down her craftiness to me. She taught me to sew and bought me my first and second sewing machines. She used to sew me so many cute outfits, doll clothes, and halloween costumes and hopefully I can do the same for my kids someday!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught us to never give up, even when it’s really hard. I can still hear her voice in my head, “You started it. Now you must go finish it!”

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me how to cook—not just a few recipes, but all the skills needed to be a resourceful, inventive cook. As I’ve gotten older I’ve realized that most people never had that type of training, so I’m especially grateful that she gave me such a great foundation!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me basically everything I know. I am the person I am because of her.

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful for my Mom in general. My parents divorced when I was 2 and I’m thankful that my Mom not only had the courage to leave him and face the world alone with two babies in toe, but also that she had the determination to turn her life around. Her accomplishments are amazing, and she’s a great Mother and role model.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m called my mother’s “clone” so I’m thinking she passed a whole lot of that to me!

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me how to bake. She passed down many fantastic recipes!

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” My mom taught me that you have to choose to be happy. I can’t tell you how many times I heard, “you are only as happy as you choose to be” while growing up. This will be something my children hear too.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to be myself, encouraged me to try anything once, and passed on her secret recipes!!

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More doing! My mom taught me how to love and care for people, especially those who have a mental handicap. I remember when I was younger I really struggled with her ideals and how it really applied. As I’ve gotten older, I really appreciate it. And realize that it has definitely impacted my life in a wonderful way.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mother, and my grandmother, are both great gardeners. They are great resources as I begin my own gardening adventures.

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me to be frugal and to never give up when times are rough. We didn’t have a lot of money growing up and if it wasn’t for her thrifty ways, I don’t think we would have made it. I love my mommy.

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07.May.2012

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Fun. Always have fun, no matter what you are doing.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to have compassion and patience for others. She’s also a great at cooking, sewing and gardening, but I didn’t inherit any of that :)

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07.May.2012

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I have the exact hands and feet as my mom. Sometimes I look at her hands and think SHE has my hands…no wait, I have HER hands. haha! She and my Dad have flipped several homes over the years while holding down full-time jobs. This showed me and siblings that hard work pays off. My mom did everything from drywall, installing electical outlets to laying tile, etc. This taught me and my sister that it’s okay for women to get dirty and that we don’t have to wait for a boy to do these things. While we were growing up she (and my Dad) gave us a lot of experiences to learn as much as we could. We went to museums, we were in activities, we went camping, we went to shows, we went bike riding, we attended nature workshops…she is the best mom. :-)

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07.May.2012

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My mother taught me to keep putting one foot in front of the other. She was a single mom of 5 kids, putting them all first and through college. I think I have her strength, based on the trying times I have been going through. I cannot thank her enough for being such a strong role model.

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07.May.2012

I am thankful for my Mom everyday! She is my best friend and the most giving person I know. More Doing!!!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I can’t leave for work in the morning without making the bed.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom and I have the same color eyes and we’re both organizational/clean freaks.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is a go, go, go woman. Can’t sit still. I’m a little more relaxed, but really feel better when I’m accomplishing something.

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07.May.2012

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I inherited a love of cooking from my mom and a casual, practical approach to life.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is a great cook and has taught me everything I know!

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed down her compassion and empathy.

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07.May.2012

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I just spent a great weekend at my parents, with my husband, his brother, and brother’s family. My parents are such great hosts–I hope to inherit their hospitality!

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07.May.2012

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Mom passed down.. hospitality, a love of travel, and the ability to not take myself too seriously…

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING. I’m thankful to both my parents for staying open to different cultures (I have a korean background and a caucasian husband) and I’m so happy I picked up the same habits she has, despite always saying, “I hope I never turn into my mother.” I’m so lucky I turned out just like her!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is the hardest worked I know having raised 5 kids and working full-time while doing it. Our house was also clean, our clothes always washed and a home cooked meal was on the table every night. Now that I’m a full-time working mother, I totally can relate how difficult it can be but I have a great role model!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I appreciate the open-mindedness my mother instilled in me. As a therapist, she is a great listener and I am grateful for her understanding.

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07.May.2012

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My mom was / still is always DOING MORE! She passed down her love of gardening to my sister and me – we love to get our hands dirty. If you are looking for my mom, you can always find her out in her veggie garden!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom had a day care in our house while we were growing up and if it wasn’t for her I would have never been close to being prepared for having kids!

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed down her practical, no-nonsense, yet fun-loving attitude. I am amazingly blessed in the mom department!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom taught me how to be frugal and make do!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom always valued work ethic as one of her most important traits. Thanks to her passing that down to me, I have been a very successful student and professional. Thanks, Mom!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom instilled in me a strong work ethic and how to keep a clean house (even though she had 5 kids and worked full-time). She’s amazing!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! The Home Depot tagline is pretty fitting in that my mom is always doing. She’s got a wonderful work ethic and that is certainly something she’s worked hard at passing down to my brother and I, as well as our children.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is great at cooking and sewing, knitting and just being crafty…Although, I’m not as good as she is at many of those things I know that I inherited a love for being crafty. My mom is an incredible woman!

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07.May.2012

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I’m having a hard time finding something that I appreciate about my mom right now. I guess I can say she’s given me the ability to know how to NOT be the mom she was/is. The whole thing makes me a little sad.

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07.May.2012

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My mom shared her thirst for life with me. From education to travel to pushing your limits (she trained for her first triathlon at age 60, and now competes internationally!), my mom taught me to go for the gold…

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07.May.2012

More doing! I’m grateful my mom taught me the importance of a home-cooked meal: even if it is simple, it’s better than take-out! (Most of the time…my mom didn’t have an amazing Thai cafe around the corner…)

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom is always needing to stay busy. I find myself becoming more and more like her. :)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I’m so glad my mom taught me to be a strong and independent woman. I can now instill that trait in my daughter.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom always encouraged us to be creative and cultured. My siblings and I always embraced creative arts and travel growing up and now that we’re all adults (with completely different personalities!) I can see how traveling to other countries, art and music lessons have helped shape who we are today. From a working middle-class family, my mom always gave money for us to be able to play musical instruments and I hope to be able to do the same.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to sew…..a skill i will always love and think of her while I am creating!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom stayed home with my siblings and I. I’m glad that I am able to do the same. My mom taught me how to cook many things as a kid and I’m sharing that with my children now!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My grandma taught me values and true dedicated love.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom taught me how to be a consummate hostess. She taught me the value in sharing home and happiness with friends and family.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!! My mom instilled Independence in me and a certain strength that keeps going even when it’s gut-wrenchingly difficult and emotionally draining.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed along the ability to make things from scratch, I’m not quite as handy at it as she is but I’m still learning.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mother passed down her attention to detail to me.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom has taught me so much about pursuing goals and living the kind of life that you aspire to. She also has a beautiful garden and I’d love her to have a gift card to Home Depot.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her love of fruits and veggies to me.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! This might be cheesy, but my mom taught me I could do anything that I wanted if I set my mind to it. She’s always on the sidelines cheering me on, even if she doesn’t think what I am doing will work. And if it doesn’t work, she never says “I told you so”, but helps me fix it instead.

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07.May.2012

More doing! Thankful that Mom was such a great example of doing the little things – like peeling and sectioning out a grapefruit for us, even though it was annoying and time consuming!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her love of decorating to me.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom and her craftiness taught me that I can DIY projects and end up with something beautiful as opposed to always buying things. Now I love to sew, knit, paint, etc!!!

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07.May.2012

More doing! I can thank my mom for my independence – she definitely helped me to realize how much I can handle (including lots of budget home improvement projects). Great giveaway, my fingers are crossed!

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07.May.2012

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My mom is my rock. She is who I call when I need a shoulder to cry on, advice on a life changing decision or just to remind me how long to boil an egg. She is constant, consistent and always patient. She has taught me about the mother I hope to be for my children.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her ability to shop!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I can’t think of one particular thing that my mom passed on to me, so… My mom was the best role model that a woman could ask for. She raised 9 children; we always had fresh baked bread 6 days a week, clean clothes, an immaculate house to live in, fresh produce from the garden, a home cooked meal 3 times a day. She is almost 71, works full time and still has plenty of time for her 28 grandchildren! I can only hope that someday I can be half as amazing as my mother.

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07.May.2012

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My Mom taught me how to cook! I love cooking, and my family always likes what I cook:)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom passed on her love of reading to me – and I’m now a librarian and book reviewer!

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07.May.2012

more doing!!! My mom truly taught me the act of loving unconditionally.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!! My mom is extremely creative and has a great eye for home decor. I like to think I got a little bit of that!!

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07.May.2012

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My Mom is spontaneous. I have fun memories of just getting up and going on a fun day trip or even picnics in the yard. I hope that I can make those memories with my daughter.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!!! My mom passed down a great sense of humor to me. Life would be so much harder without it (thanks, Mom!)

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07.May.2012

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Oh my mom…she could do just about everything but I really inherited her ability to think outside of the box when it comes to just about everything.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom gave me life and hope and dreams and love. We haven’t always seen eye to eye, but I’d never trade her for someone different!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!! I am thankful that my mom taught me to never give up and to value family.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!
I have reached the age when I have realized that I have turned into my mother. :) She passed along many things, including her love of gardening. I recently have been bit by the gardening bug too!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom gave me a love for the outdoors and entertaining. She was a very generous and fun loving woman whom I miss dearly each and every day.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!!!!!!!!! My Mom passed down her love of decorating! We also look just alike!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is a strong woman and cancer survivor and has encouraged me to live each day to its fullest.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My husband and I always joke that we’re “turning up our doing dial” when we tackle DIY jobs.
I’m thankful that my mom taught me all that she knows about gardening and plants. To this day, I love nothing more than to be outside working in the yard.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mother is amazingly patient and beyond awesome with babies and children. I try to emulate that, but she sets the bar really high!

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07.May.2012

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My mom helped me learn to do the right thing be letting me make my own decisions (even when she didn’t agree with them). I had to deal with the consequences of my decisions (with her support!) and learned from them. Love you, Mom!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I inherited my Mom’s passion and drive. I’m so thankful for her.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom taught me that family and friends are the most important things in the world.

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07.May.2012

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I lost my mom when I was 21, but I am thankful that she always pushed us to be our own persons – even when we wanted nothing more than to just blend in. She embarrassed the heck out of us at times (and relished in it), but looking back, I can now appreciate those times as fundamental lessons in overcoming our morbid fear of what people thought. Cheers to the zany moms out there!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Being thoughtful and making other feel better is what my Mom passed down to me. Not a person left our house without a full belly and some good conversation. I wish her ability to sew would have passed down too – I can’t even sew a button on!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Mom passed on her great attention to detail.

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful for my moms “can do” attitude and passing it on to me. I grew up knowing I could do anything because I watched her do everything.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is a crafting genius! She can figure out how to do anything, I owe my awesome problem solving skills to her.

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed down her amazing artistic abilities! I was blessed with the gift of being able to draw and paint. I graduated college with a degree in Illustration and I know mom is so proud!

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07.May.2012

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I’m grateful that my mother passed on her positive outlook on life to me. It’s nice knowing when I go back to my parents’ house, that my mom is always smiling and happy, it’s contagious, and I try to do that for others as well.

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07.May.2012

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So thankful my mah taught me to be assertive.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down so many things that I’m thankful for but to go along with the theme of H*T I’m thankful my mom shared her love of interior design with me!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

I wish I could be more like my mom.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

My mom definitely gave me the organization bug – I can’t stand clutter or mess!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is the most giving person I know. She gives and gives and gives even when she has nothing.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Thankful my mother taught me that anything is possible!

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07.May.2012

More doing! I inherited by mom’s craftiness.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed on her love of reading and I am so thankful. I can forget all my troubles and travel to another place with the help of a good book!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I’m thankful for my mom’s “can do” attitude and to always stay positive no matter how tough life can be.

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07.May.2012

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Growing up my mother always made a priority of having the family sit down together at the dinner table every evening. Whether it was a home-cooked meal or take-out from Taco Bell, we would take the time to all sit and eat together. This is something that was very meaningful to me while growing up, and it is something that I wish to continue with my own family.

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07.May.2012

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I am the youngest of three and I am 23 years old. And I think my mom is a strong woman. She is still going to school and will be graduating from the University of Washington with her Administration Certificate this summer to become a school principal. I admire her passion and her ability to buckle down and strive for her future….still!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her love for music to all 4 of us kids, and now, I’m trying to do the same for my son!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to find beauty in everything… Especially helpful since my
Husband and I just bought out first home (definitely a fixer upper!!), but I see the potential for beauty!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!!

My mother is an amazing seamstress! She has taught and continues to teach me how to improve on this valuable skill!

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07.May.2012

More doing!

I inherited my craftiness from my mom :)

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07.May.2012

More doing! One of the things I learned from my mom was to sew. I’ll always remember all of the homemade Halloween costumes and formal dresses she made me and my sister.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mother taught me the importance of paying attention to the details.

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07.May.2012

More doing!
My mom was a single parent from the time I was 9. She worked hard and always made sure I had what I needed. I got my independent nature from her!

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07.May.2012

More Doing!

I am thankful to my mom for a giving me a hard-working ethics.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! The older I get the more I turn into my mother. At least most if it is good things! She has taught me so much, I wouldn’t be the crafty/creative type A person that I am today with out her.

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07.May.2012

“More Doing!”

I am thankful to my mom for learning how to care for children.

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me and my three siblings how to play the piano. It was definetly a labor of love, and not without a few tears. Looking back now I can’t believe how awesome it was to have a mother who cared enough to put up with the craziness we caused.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is a great seamstress and has made beautiful wedding dresses. I can’t make wedding dresses, but can sew pretty well.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I am so thankful my mom shared her love of plants and flowers with me while I was young. Of course, I didn’t like gardening while I was young, but now that I have my own place I love the act of gardening as a measure of meditation and beautifying my environment and it is something we both have in common now as adults. We regularly get together to share what is new with our gardens, split plants, swap seeds, and work together side by side.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! (I really want a lawn edger this would be perfect!)

My grandmother taught me about unconditional love, so thankful for that!

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MORE DOING! I got the love of reading from my mom!

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07.May.2012

more doing! my mom is awesome.

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07.May.2012

More doing!
I’m thankful for my mom passing along her love of bargain-hunting!

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More Doing! My mom taught me to work hard and be responsible but also to have fun and see the funny side of things!

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Like your mom, my mom really encouraged and cultivated our creativity when my sister and I were kids. We were always working on some kind of art project or home project that required us to think outside of the box… something I still love to this day. Another thing my mom passed on to me was a love of plants and gardens. I’m currently living in a rented home, so we can’t plant a garden just yet, but I honestly cannot wait until this fall, when we move into a home we own (!!!) to start planting and to get her to come help me with that since she’s the person who knows it all when it comes to plants!

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More doing! Is it weird to say that I always get all excited when I hear Home Depot commercials?

My mom taught me about service. She has always put everyone else first.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to bake and for that I’m thankful and passing it on to my own children.

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07.May.2012

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My mom shared her love of learning and reading with my brother and I – and now I am so lucky she’s sharing these passions with my son. He’s so curious already and she just loves playing games and reading to him :)

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07.May.2012

More Doing!
I wish I had more of my mom’s patience (she raised 6 kids!) but I’m thankful that she passed on her work ethic to me.

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07.May.2012

More doing! I am thankful my mom passed on her ability to see the beauty in things.

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MORE DOING! I got my pretty hands from my momma.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom gave me a couple of things I’m happy about. First was putting kids first. She raised 5 kids on her own and although I am happily married with 3 kids I think of all the things she went though as a single mom and it makes me a better mom. Also, cleanliness and decorating. I always have to have a company ready house lol. And although our tastes are a little different we both are always working in our homes, something I grew up watching/helping her do.

I’m sorry your mom is not the same anymore. I’m glad you have those happy childhood memories to hold on to.

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful for my mom being a stay at home mom and being there everyday after school. Love my mom!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom taught me that I can do ANYTHING in this life. She was the first female mechanic hired for a well known cookie company in the early 1980’s. She had to prove that a woman could do a “man’s job”. Many male co-workers gave her a hard time and thought/hoped she would fail. Twenty eight years later, she is still there proving them all them all wrong.

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07.May.2012

More Doing!
My Mom taught me many important things growing up. . .how to cook, bake, clean, and care for kids.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I thank my mom for my sarcastic sense of humor :)

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07.May.2012

More Doing!

I’m thankful that my mom passed on her hard work ethic!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom taught me how to persevere when the going gets tough with grace and dignity. She is by far the strongest woman I know!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom gave me the love of cooking and gardening.

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07.May.2012

More doing!
So very grateful my Mom passed onto me her love of cooking.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mother taught me to use what you’ve got, it’s helped me many times when I don’t have time to run to the store for something. Forced creativity is the mother of invention!! :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!
My mom passed down her amazing decorating and organizing skills. Also her faith in, and love for Jesus. I’m very blessed!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom always put her kids first. When I was younger I didn’t realize it and now I do and all that she sacrificed. Every mothers day I plant large flower box for her porch that she enjoys all summer long.

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07.May.2012

More doing! I’m thankful for my mom’s delicious banana bread recipe. The secret is adding a half a cup of orange juice!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!! My mom taught me to never give up. She spent most of childhood dealing with chronic back pain due to a work injury. Yet she was still determined to be at every event and activity that my brother and I were involved in. She taught me perseverance and always being there for my kids.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is an avid gardener and instilled in me the a love of plants and respect for the soil beneath our feet. What’s more, this love and respect turned into a fulfilling career for me – I am now a Garden Designer! Thanks MOM!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I’m thankful every day that my mom passed down her awesome sense of humor!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom is all kinds of awesome, but the best thing she taught me was the importance of family. We always sat down to dinner together each night, always supported one another and always made each other a priority. She, my dad and my brother are still three of my all-time favorite people. So very grateful for her.

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There are lots of things I’m grateful to my Mum for – she is a wonderful human being! One of the funnier things she has passed down to me is the ability to hunt for the best sale. She and I can find deals like nobody’s business :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

It amazes me how well my mom knows me. I tell her my issues and she gives me such great advice and listens so well. It means so much.

Happy Monday!

Nicole

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I got my mom’s intense work ethic. We will work til we drop if that’s what it takes to get the job done

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07.May.2012

Hands on is probably more from my grandmother than mom but she has great taste anyway!
So here’s to MORE DOING wether it’s with your hands or your mastercard! HA

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07.May.2012

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i’m thankful my mom continually teaches me by always keeping her face to the sun, no matter what difficulty she is going through. and she has definitely gone through some. no matter what is going on in her life, she is trying to make sure she still gets 110% out of each day. she’s the most adventurous person i know and i’m working all the time to be more like her.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mother loved sewing and gardening and I’m slowly starting to pick up both. I’ll probably never be as good as her, but I’m really enjoying learning!

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07.May.2012

More doing! I’m grateful that my mom raised me to to be a stickler about grammar and spelling.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom and I can decorate a house like nobody’s business.

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07.May.2012

More Doing!!
I look a lot like my mom and she is one of the nicest people I know, so I hope that people think I act a lot like her too!! :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

My mom is an Engineer and I’m an Engineer. Guess she passed down the generically smart and nerdy gene and we both love Star Wars!!!

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07.May.2012

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My mom was always a hard worker and she passed along that trait.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down many things to me (including many physical traits that prompt most people to say something like “there’s no denying her!” or some variance), but I’m most happy to have inherited her work ethic (the woman works her butt off!). She’s a beautiful person inside and out and I’m so grateful for her in my life.

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07.May.2012

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Because I was the only girl with 5 brothers my mom and I got to do every girly thing we wanted. Including stenciling my room with pink and seafoam green! I loved it and to this day I love design and being a “lady” just like my Mom!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom definitely passed on her gift of hospitality and entertaining to me, and her love of cooking.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom passed on her craftiness to me. She was depressed most of my early childhood and then I moved in with my dad at age 11. Ever since then our relationship has been strained at best. I went through chemo and got engaged without her even knowing. When she found out it scared her so now we get along fairly well and can bond over sewing.even though she didn’t teach me :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful that my Mom was such a neat freak when I was growing up and now that I have a home, that has passed onto me. I’m not up to her cleanliness level yet, but I’m working on it :)

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07.May.2012

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I got my momma’s legs and hands!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom also passed down her craftiness. She passed down her love of sewing and I was just hired as a costumer!

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful that my Mom passed on the trait of laughter. It’s so easy to get each of us laughing hard, and I love that I share that trait with her!

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07.May.2012

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Something I used to hate that I am now glad my mom taught me is to never cook in a dirty kitchen. It has to be clean before I can start the next meal and I know it helps keep the kitchen from getting disastrous!

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MORE DOING! My mother taught me that decorating a home is a lifetime event in the sense that it’s never realy finished, something creative is bound to catch one’s fancy. In the mean time she was (and I am) grateful and content with what I have now. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom gave me all of her weirdo traits, like not knowing my left from right, and talking to myself outloud…ugh! Its a good thing she is the bestest…yep, thats what I said BESTEST mom ever…ha ha ha all of you grammar police out there! Love you mom!

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07.May.2012

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I inherited my persistance from my mom. Unfortunately, I also inherited her ‘freckle and burn’ complexion! :P

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught me the value of hard work, spending frugally and an appreciation for the arts.

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07.May.2012

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My mom always told me never to go to bed angry. It’s helped me nurture my relationships and make the most out of every day.

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07.May.2012

more doing! i don’t have the best relationship with my mom, but i do with my mother-in-law and her mother. they encourage creativity as well and i’ve learned so much from them that i’ve never done before from gardening and landscaping to quilting and cooking :)

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07.May.2012

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I’m an exact copy of my momma. …My childen look nothing like me at all!! lol Why does that happen? I wish I could be with my Mom this mothers day, but many states seperate us. Love you mom!

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07.May.2012

MoRe DoInG!!
I’m grateful that my mom instilled in me that “Home is truly where the Heart is” and the importance of always keeping the family together. I’m the youngest of seven kids and we all still see eachother every weekend as we gather around food and drink at my parents house. This thought encourages me to make my home beautiful and comfy so my kids, family, and friends will always feel welcomed.
Happy Mothers Day to all moms!!

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed down her business thriftiness. I still have a long way to go to get on her level though!

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07.May.2012

More doing!

I’m thankful my mother passed down her cleanliness!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom also taught me how to sew and pushed me to be the best creative thinker she could. She encouraged me to participate in dance and art and never let me quit even when I wanted to:) SO thankful she pushed me to strive for greatness!

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07.May.2012

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I’ve learned so much from my mom, but the best thing I can say she has taught me is kindness. My mom is one of the most generous people I have ever met. She loves hosting family and friends for dinner and welcomes people into her home. I have never heard her insult anyone or say mean-spirited things. I’m not as good as her, but I strive to have the same level of kindness that she does. She’s awesome!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING – I am thankful to my mom for giving so much. She took in her brother who has downsyndrome when he mother passed 27 years ago, and my sister’s 3 children. She let her life go to serve and care for others. I don’t always get it… but I am thankful for her. I try to be my best for her.

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07.May.2012

More Doing—-I am sad to say I didn’t inherit too many traits from my mom–but the most important one I did is loving being in our home–a satisfaction and peace at just being there…..

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

I have my mother’s smile and quickness to laugh. My big smile is what I get complimented on the most and it always makes me think of her!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

Always compliment people, even if you have a hard time trying to find something nice those are the ones that really need it.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

I inherited my mother’s ability to chat with perfect strangers. It serves me well in my PR career!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom was able to teach me to crochet even though I am left-handed and she is right handed. But the best gift she (and my dad) gave me and my sisters was the encouragement that we could get an education and be anything we wanted. This was in the 50’s when there were still people who thought that college was wasted on women.

Mom is 93 and her last e-mail told me about trying out a new jelly recipe. I love her and am grateful that she is still in my life.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!!! My mom taught me about saving money, thank goodness!!!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

My mom taught me resilience and how to back bounce from things in life that are potential get-you-downers! :)

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!”

My mom passed down to me a heart of mothering & being a wife. She had four children of her own and has been married for 32 years… She has been such an encouragement when those tough marital things come up, and when I have parenting questions. I love that I had such an amazing Godly role model!!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I love that my mom taught me to be a servant – always caring for others and choosing forgiveness, even when it isn’t easy.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom taught me how to think of others.

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07.May.2012

More doing! I’m thankful my mom taught me to enjoy the most little and silliest things. It makes life so much more fun! :o)

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07.May.2012

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Our Mom taught us that no job is beneath us and to always leave a place better (cleaner) than it was when you arrived.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is super handy at sewing, gardening, household stuff, well – everything! She has taught me a lot of things to do with home and gardening, but I still don’t have the sewing thing down.

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07.May.2012

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My Mom taught me that a woman should know how to use a hammer!!!

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07.May.2012

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I’m so grateful that my mom’s red hair (that she got from her mom) made it to me and also to my three year old son!

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07.May.2012

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My mom is a super handy woman and is currently removing the fireplace from her house. I have inherited the DIY trait that her entire side of the family has!

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07.May.2012

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My mom made me fiercely independent… for which I will always be grateful.

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07.May.2012

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I am grateful for my mom passing along the importance of education and reading! i think i have really benefited from that!

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07.May.2012

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i inherited my mothers artistic creative side. i love making things, cooking sewing and all the crafty things that come my way. i’ll admit painting and drawing are my strongest suite but it’s nice to take a break from the canvas and paint a dresser or sew a quilt too so i love it all! and i love my mother. she has Bipolar Disorder so arts and crafts are also a retreat for her and do more for her than therapy.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! my mom had a stroke at age 22. no one will ever teach me more about inner and outer strength.

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07.May.2012

More Doing. My mom is a model of patience. I hope to pass it along to my own sons.

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07.May.2012

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My mom always remembered a handful of recipes by heart, and I’ve slowly been able to get to the same point over the last few years with my favorites that she’s passed down. They never turn out exactly the same (we don’t always measure when cooking in this family!) but I always know I have some good meals to lean on: chicken noodle soup, potato salad, stir fry, spinach and avocado dip, veggie pizza. YUM!

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07.May.2012

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My mom always made learning fun. Before she retired, she was a chemist, so she would bring microscopes, beakers, etc. things home from work and we would do “science experiments” in our kitchen. I hope that my kids enjoy learning and that I can make it as fun for them as my mom made it for me.

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07.May.2012

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My mom instilled a strong work ethic in me for sure….and she was always the one tackling the home improvements projects!

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07.May.2012

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My mom showed me how to love unconditionally!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught me unconditional love.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!! My mom is an amazing woman and has passed down the acts of kindness for others. She puts herself above everyone always and is truly a role model. Thanks for the giveaway!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mother has been a wonderful example of acceptance, unconditional love, and youthful zest for life.

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more doing! my sander broke, so this could help me replace it!

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07.May.2012

More doing.:) My mom passed down her big brown eyes to me :) tahnsk

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m glad my mom installed her strength in me. :)

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07.May.2012

More doing!! My mom taught me to not be afraid of color, her house is like a happy rainbow!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom taught me what sacrificial love is.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I look a lot like my mom :0)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! Thankful that my mom taught me to cook! I stole some of her recipes when I moved out on my own so I could have some “home cooking.”

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07.May.2012

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My Mom handed down her chicken and dumpling recipe. It was my favorite as a kid and now one of my little girls said, “Mommy, I’m going to make this for my kids one day!” 4 generations and counting…

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me how to overcome adversity. She’s such a strong and positive person.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m so thankful my momma taught me to be crafty and not be afraid to try any project.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mami taught me how to crochet and now I am teaching my girls!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Among a host of other things, my mother taught me how to love. If I can be half as good at it as she is I will consider myself to have led a successful life.

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07.May.2012

More doing!

My mom passed on the ability to avoid being weighed down by misfortune. Now I know that things will work out how they’re meant to without me dwelling on negative things in the past.

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07.May.2012

More Doing!! My mom was not part of my life growing up, so I enjoy and cherish making memories and traditions with my children that they will hopefully pass on!!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me how to stay clean and organized…thank goodness!

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07.May.2012

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my mom taught me to sew. since i’m a rule-breaker, i now sew paper.

hugs to you & your mom, dana ♥

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom passed on to me her knack for decorating.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

Mom passed on to me her shortness!

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07.May.2012

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My mom is amazing! Not only has she helped me in so many aspects of my life, but she has taught me that hardwork pays off and she is always more than willing to help a hand.

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07.May.2012

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My mom managed her money very well and always made a dollar stretch. She frequented yard sales and thrift stores which I find myself doing now to find cheap and chic pieces.

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07.May.2012

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My mom gave me the gift of never being able to stop talking! <3

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07.May.2012

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My mom helped me to see the glass as half full! :)

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07.May.2012

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I am thankful my mom taught me it is more important to spend time with your family then make money! I choose to work two days a week so I can spend more time with my family.

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me that tough love during my crazy teen age years was just that, LOVE!

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07.May.2012

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My mother used to tell me every day before school, “the word for today is kindness.” I feel priviledged to have had such a loving caring mother and am thankful for her daily :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is the embodiment of strength. She just finished battling cancer for the 3rd time and she had open heart surgery 5 by-passes in the 90s.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom taught me how to be a mom, even though I didn’t realize it while I was living at home.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I am thankful for my mother – possibly the most resouceful woman I know. Which I think is it’s own form of creativity. My parents both come from large families and my mother always made spending time with their many siblings, neices, newphews and parents a priority despite her busy life as a wife/mother and nurse practitioner.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom showed me what it means to be a strong and smart woman. She’s a force of nature.
PS: Love the blog.

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07.May.2012

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I’ve noticed my mom and i are alike where I’m always willing to step in and lend a hand at any time.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING. I’m thankful that my mom passed on her work ethic as she worked two jobs most of my life to keep her four children happy and healthly. I’m blessed that now she lives with my husband and I helping us raise our our two children as we both work crazy busy jobs. My children benefit from having her there cheering them on and loving them daily. I’m blessed that I can give back to her for all the hard work she put in to raise me (and the gray hairs I’m sure I caused :-))!!

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07.May.2012

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My mom gave me a passion for family, relationships and treasuring memories! I wish it was her green thumb though :)

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07.May.2012

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I love how my mom is so accepting of others. I’m trying to be more like her.

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07.May.2012

More Doing!! I’m thankful that my mom was a strong, independant woman and taught the same to me. Having confidence in myself is an invaluable gift!

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07.May.2012

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My mom was always pretty frugal, and I’m really grateful that I learned to hunt for bargains!

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on her creativity to me…..I think! :P

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07.May.2012

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My mom gave me a love and passion for learning new things and always continuing my education.

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07.May.2012

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One of the most important things my mom has taught me (and my brother) is working hard and taking pride in your work. Oh, and she taught me how to clean like a rock star!

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07.May.2012

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My mom gave me a love of lists. Grocery lists, to-do lists, itemized lists, lists of lists! It helps break projects down into manageable pieces, and gives me a tool for self-management.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! Mom taught me to laugh and roll with the punches. While this isn’t a physical talent, it keeps one active and alive!

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on her DIY spirit to me. I remember one time my dad was out of town for a couple days on business and my mom took it upon herself to stay up to the wee hours of the morning installing new wood laminate floors. I asked her why she didn’t wait for my dad to help her and she said “I just wanted him out of the way so I could do it myself and have it done right.”

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07.May.2012

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My momma gave me the “anything you can do, I can do” attitude that pushes me to get in and dirty with diy stuff.

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on her love of reading to me, and what a gift to be able to pass into other worlds and characters for awhile. We still constantly pass books back and forth!

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed down to me her artistic sensibilities. I may not be able to do much with them, but they loom large in my head :)

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07.May.2012

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My mom, well, she’s my mom. ‘Nuff said I guess.

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07.May.2012

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A love of the outdoors :)

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me all things crafty. I turned out to be an artist but am coming back to my sewing and crafting roots my mom gave me!

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07.May.2012

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My mom is great at a whole variety of things, even though she doesn’t necessarily spend a ton of time on them. She sews, knits, crochets, and is a great musician, and she’s taught me how to do all of these things, too.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I am thankful my mom taught me the value of a hand-written note and personalized thank you cards for gifts. They mean so much to others when they get them!

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07.May.2012

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Road Trips! My Mom always had us taking road trips for our family vacations – to see the cabin where Abe Lincoln was born – to Mammoth Cave – to the top of the Statue of Liberty. It expanded my world as a child and I’ve never stopped traveling!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom encouraged me to not accept status quo. If you don’t like something put in the hard work to change it.

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me how to bake, and there is hardly a day without some kind of goody baking in the oven … :)

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07.May.2012

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What did I NOT get from my mom? I got her olive skin tone, her light eyes, her love of smiling and laughing, her creativity, her not-so-green-thumb (we pretty much kill everything) and her compulsion to write lists. :)

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07.May.2012

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My Mom taught me to not waste time feeling sorry for myself and to deal with what life has handed me….easier said than done of course, but she always points out the wonderful, and doesn’t waste time on the disappointments.

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07.May.2012

More doing! What wonderful memories you have – thanks for sharing.
As for my Mom, her generosity is a trait that inspires me – and that I try to emulate. I also believe I was first attracted to my husband because of his generous spirit and how he resembles my Mom’s good nature.

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07.May.2012

More doing!! My mother taught me to sing.

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07.May.2012

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I am so thankful my mom is creative and crafty! Growing up, I always remember making things and improvising with what we had. I love that about her!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom cultivated and nourished our sense of creativity early on.

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07.May.2012

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My mom has passed along her love to cooking to me– although I’m still pretty terrible, I’m finally starting to enjoy it.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Without really trying my Mom by example taught us that giving back to the community is the best way to enrich your community, and family is important above all else.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful for everything my mom has given me – her looks, her drive to succeed, her ability to enjoy life. I’m such a lucky girl to have her as my mama!

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07.May.2012

My husband I are frantically trying to pay off student loans this year, so we have gone strict cash budget and flowers just aren’t in the budget for now! So I would love this so I could have MORE DOING at my house!!

My mom passed down her creativity. She was always doing things growing up, and loved doing them for money! I love selling things and making things!!

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07.May.2012

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My mom was a spontaneous home improver. She would wake up in the morning and decide she no longer liked the wallpaper in the dining room. Instead of just dealing with it some other time, she would run right out to the store, find what she liked and fix it right then and there. I am more of a planner but her adventurous spirit pops up in me every once in a while!

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07.May.2012

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Growing up we were a paycheck to paycheck family and never really had “extra”. My mom always said “if it’s a problem with money, it’s not a problem”. That quote has gotten me through many a financial issue and has taught me to enjoy living with less.

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on the value of hiring a good housecleaner! Spending the money to come home to a nice clean house and having more time to do the things you love is worth every penny.

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07.May.2012

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07.May.2012

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My mother taught me to cook-not from recipes, but from our heart & soul. She rarely followed recipes, just mixed together what she knew tasted good and she continues to make amazing dinners that nurture all of us.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed on a great metabolism, so I am very grateful for that. :)

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07.May.2012

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Sadly, I’ll never know my mother as an adult, but I like to think she instilled in me a great taste for music (my parents met in a band!)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I got my craftiness (sewing, scrapbooking) from my mom!

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07.May.2012

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I followed in my mom’s career path :) She instilled in me a love of social work!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom taught me the ability to multi task. She worked full time, took care of her 4 kids and still had the time to keep the house clean and make the occasional outfit for us. Incredibly large shoes to fill!

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07.May.2012

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I’m really grateful for the time I spent in the kitchen with my mom. It wasn’t much, but it was enough to spark a love of cooking, which is something I am now doing with my own kids.

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07.May.2012

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07.May.2012

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I’m so thankful for work ethic my mom instilled in us kids, and taught us to cook, sew, bake, and keep the house clean. She’s worked really hard and taught us to work hard. She taught us to give and love. She is one amazing woman with a huge heart!

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07.May.2012

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I’m grateful that my Mom sang to us, around us, near us and at us almost all the time when we were growing up.

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More Doing!! I’m thankful my mom instilled thriftiness in me. It certainly helps us save for the big things in life!

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07.May.2012

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I have my mom’s smile!

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07.May.2012

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My mom gave me my sense of humor. And an undying love of chocolate chip cookies.

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me many things, but as I eat leftovers from last night, I am thankful she taught me how to cook!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I share my mom’s love of animals. We always had pets in our home growing up. It taught me responsibility having to care for them and also how incredible having a pet can be.

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07.May.2012

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I’ve got my mom’s eyes – and my kiddos have my eyes, so it’s fun to see a bit of grandma in them :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom was always very talented at sewing and making just about anything. She taught me how to do a lot of it, but I could never be as good as she is.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom helped to teach me to cook and made sure that I know the value of work.

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07.May.2012

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I inherited my mom’s love for words, which explains why I love to write and read and why my favorite games are word games (Scrabble, Words with Friends, Boggle, Hanging with Friends, crossword puzzles, etc.)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful for the creativity my Mom taught us.

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MORE DOING! My mom taught me to treat others as I would want to be treated and I’m very grateful to have learned from her compassion and empathy.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!! My mom passed down her love of decorating. I often “shop” at her home for fabulous additions to my home.

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07.May.2012

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I am thankful my mom turned me into a good cook. May not be the healthiest, but sure hits the spot!

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07.May.2012

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I will share a recipe for my mom’s yummy buttermilk pancakes. I am happy to say that my 12 year old son made this last weekend for he and a friend.

Nanny’s Buttermilk Pancakes

Combine:
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Whisk together:
2 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup milk
2 eggs
1/4 cups melted butter

Combine wet and dry ingredients. Heat griddle and use a ladle to make pancakes. Flip when bubbles appear. Serve with Vermont maple syrup.

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07.May.2012

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Moms are complicated, aren’t they? Mom passed down her love for popcorn, a perfectly fried egg, and acquiring ‘stuff’ for projects. Unfortunately, that also came with the trait of putting off projects until everything’s JUST perfect.

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07.May.2012

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I am thankful my mother instilled in me the importance of education and devotion to one’s children. In raising my own kiddos, I have been provided a wonderful example of what to do (and, of couse, not do in some instances). I am am very lucky to have the mom I have.

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07.May.2012

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” My mom is a great cook, she takes after my grandma, and I will hopefully take after my mom. I’ve tried many of her recipes and have been really sucessful. Hopefully I can become a great cook as her! She is amazing!

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07.May.2012

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My mother instilled a love of home and family.

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07.May.2012

My mom lived by the caveat of DIY way back in the 60’s. She was the one who did repairs and improvements..my dad was a computer nerd and completely lost at using tools. I love that aspect of home ownership…thanks MOM!!!

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07.May.2012

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I love that my mom always cooked for us growing up. Now I love to cook which is why I am obsessed with kitchen gadgets.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is the best listener I know. She can always tell when I’m just ‘venting’ and when I want her advice or opinion. I, unfortunately, did not get blessed with that ability. Instead, from her I got my green thumb and love for gardening!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is the best at making people feel loved and appreciated. She goes out of her way to send Thank Yous, hand-written letters, and fun photos in the mail. I wish I were more like her!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!!! My mother encouraged a love for reading.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is amazing; she’s my best friend. She has the best fashion sense, can clean like no other, makes the best potato salad and is hilarious. If I can be half the mom she is I will have succeeded.

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07.May.2012

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My Mom blessed me with her “can do” attitude and ability to take on and concur whatever my heart desires!

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07.May.2012

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My mom, sister, grandma and I all get the “late night giggles” as we call them. Usually they bring about tears from laughing so hard

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07.May.2012

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My mother instilled in me a work ethic, a desire to succeed and a confidence that no dream is unattainable. Thanks, Mom – I love you!

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07.May.2012

More doing!!My mother is probably the most giving person i know.I like to think i am like her.

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught to always be positive!

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07.May.2012

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My mom has always been very encouraging and I hope that I can impact others in that same way that she impacted me.

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07.May.2012

More doing! We need to tackle all our “better late than never” projects around here.

Thankful for my mom handing down her love of a good book — and reading good books to children.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I am so thankful my Mom taught me early on how to sew and have fun with with my children without spending any money!

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07.May.2012

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My mom (and dad also) instilled in me a love for music that I’m so very glad I have. They were both in band, so I was encouraged to do try an instrument. Also, we all sing in the church choir. Music was always on in the house and car.

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07.May.2012

More Doing!!! My mom and I both share the ability to laugh at basically anything! It makes our times together much more enjoyable!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I love her homemade vanilla ice cream recipe. I loved eating it as a kid and now I enjoy making it for my kids.

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07.May.2012

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Amongst other things, I appreciate that my mom passed her love of reading on to me.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is the bomb dot com. For real. She’s insanely unselfish and is willing to do anything for anybody. I pray I’m half the mother she is one day.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My Mom passed on her ability to take something second hand and turn it into something wonderful for the new recipient.

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07.May.2012

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I so admire my mom’s patience. With messes, people, her health, and life in general. I hope, through practice, to become more patient like her!

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07.May.2012

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My mom is great and we are really close and enjoy antiquing together whenever we can!

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful that my mom passed down her love of nature. Most of our family vacations involved camping and they are some of my fondest memories.

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07.May.2012

more doing! my mom passed down her love of cooking..a passion of mine today!

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” cooking

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07.May.2012

More doing! I am so grateful that my momhas passed down her love of teaching to me!

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07.May.2012

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I appreciate that my mom raised and home-schooled 7 kids!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me that family comes first – ALWAYS!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom is creative and always encouraged me to be, too. Making jewelry, baskets, weaving on the loom, sewing, etc. We did it all.

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed her love of the outdoors to me! :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!! My Mom passed her love of sewing and crafting along to me :)

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07.May.2012

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Like you, my mother inspired creativity. We were always doing crafts, playing music, taking art lessons. Because of her I loooove crafting in every fashion.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught me how to be a good mom!

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And my last post was about this topic: http://yeoldcollegetry.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/ways-i-am-like-my-mom/

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07.May.2012

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I’m going to call it the ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ trait – we both seem to work best that way!

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07.May.2012

More doing! I’m now thankful that m mom wouldn’t let us watch much tv growing up and took us to the library at least once a week which helped me become an avid reader.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I’m so thankful my mother passed down her great cooking genes!

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07.May.2012

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My mother inspired me to find joy in motherhood. It was the little things like love notes on lunch napkins that I still remember, and now do with my own daughter.

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful my mom instilled in me the importance of good manners and keeping a clean home. These things seemed lame when I was a teen but now that I’m a newlywed in my late 20s, I’m glad that I can have company over on short notice and I know how to conduct myself in social situations. :)

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on her entire personality. Sometimes I feel like we are the exact same person, and I’m very thankful for it…because I think she’s one of the most wonderful women in this entire world. I love having her as a bff!

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07.May.2012

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I love that my mom is my best friend. I remember being pregnant with my daughter and asking my mom, “how did you do it? how are we so close and have such a great relationship?” I just hope that my daughter and I get to share the same bond!

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me that no matter what they won’t write on my tombstone “She was a great mom but she kept a messy house!” So let the house go sometimes and do the important things!

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on to me her killer corn bread dressing recipe. It’s a tradition to make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas when my extended family get together. They don’t even know the difference between when I make the dressing versus when my mom makes it.

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on her looks (or so everyone says!) to me. I hope I have her same beautiful smooth skin when I’m her age. Sometimes people ask if we’re sisters!!

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More Doing!. My mom passed away when I was ten, but what I do remember her doing, besides crosswords, is making the home feel so great during the holidays. She would start baking weeks before Christmas and the house smelled wonderful coming home to, and at Easter we had the whole congregation over and it was a great feast. She liked crafting too, so I am sure I got my love for it from watching her.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom, a nurse, taught me how to do “hospital corners” on a head when I was 8, and ever since I’ve done it every time I’ve made a fresh bed.

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed down her love of music to me. She is a wonderful elementary music teacher and choir director at my church. She taught me how to pay the piano. I didn’t always enjoy it as a child, but looking back I am so glad she made me stick with it!

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me the need to dream of and reach for possibilities

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom taught us good manners and to always, always write thank you notes. Both good things.

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07.May.2012

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my mom taught me patience and understanding through example. she was a teacher of developmentally disabled children and adults and she always handled the challenging situations with grace and love. i have four littles of my own now and i am so grateful to my mom for instilling in me the patience i (so often need to) exert. :)

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07.May.2012

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My mom and I share the love of the sun!

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me never to be afraid to learn to do something. Like retiling your bathroom. She said people have done it before and written books about it, so learn from them, and DO IT! I was able to leave this same legacy to my roommate in college. She changed more than just my life.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is very creative. She could see something and re-create it with all the patience of someone who loves learning a new skill. She passed the creativity to me and the patience for learning to my sister. :)

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful that my Mom taught me to be patient and kind. I lover her!

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07.May.2012

More Doing!!! I can’t pick one thing my mom passed down that I’m thankful for so I’ll just say everything!

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07.May.2012

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I am so glad my mom passed on her creativity, cleanliness and caring. She taught me how to make many beautiful things, how to keep a tidy house and how to love my son with all my heart. She’s my rock and I couldn’t have done half as much as I have without her support and guidance!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My Mom passed on her love of flowers, reading and cooking to me. She is a wonderful mother and blessing to all those who know her.

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07.May.2012

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I am thankful my mother taught me to sew and search for DIY answer first!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed on her creativity too. She is always creating something beautiful!

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on her baking skills. She’s trying to pass on her outdoor skills now that I have a house and I’m just not grasping them!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My Mom and I are physically different in almost every way. She’s tall, tan, and thin with poker straight blonde hair and gorgeous brown eyes and I’m medium height, pasty, and plump with wild and curly brown hair and blue eyes. We’ve often joked that I must have been dropped off at the doorstep by gypsies as a child. When I meet people in her life or she meets people in mine for the first time people find it hard to believe we’re mother and daughter – until we open our mouths and start to speak. We have the same mannerisms, the same way of speaking, the same colloquialisms, and the same tendency to get really animated and excited while talking about things we love or retelling stories.

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on her creativity and independent spirit. So, if I don’t know how to make something I see, I dive in a figure it out!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom is incredibly giving, super silly and a fantastic shopper with great taste. I love that my daughter is able to get a glimpse of all her wonderful traits that I have always adored!

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed on her people skills….there’s no one we can’t talk to ;)

Thanks

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07.May.2012

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Her can-do skills: malfunctioning vacuum/anything? Open it up and figure it out. When I was about 7 I fixed my big brother’s bike chain, and realized I could do anything as well as the boys.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is my idol. She passed on her big brown eyes, care and sense of creativity. I take it for granted, but I really am lucky to have such an amazing mom to look up to.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom,God rest her soul, taught me to love home. She was a wonderful gardener, seamstress, and cook (even though she didn’t think she could cook, she could). I miss her guidance and love every day!

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07.May.2012

More Doing!! I got my mama’s big booty, and stunning looks! lol But really, my mom is fantastic, and I’m pretty much an exact replica, and I’m happy to be! :)

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07.May.2012

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I am blessed to have received so many wonderful traits from my mom. I am most thankful to have inherited her compassionate, loving nature.

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me to love healthy food :) And myself

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught me that I can do anything with enough stubbornness and hard work! :-)

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07.May.2012

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There are many things about my mom that I am thankful for, but one little thing that I always start to miss when I visit her home is how she always gets up early to make a cup of something warm in the morning for whoever is at the house- whether it be tea, coffee, or hot cider! It was nice to be woken by her silly good morning song, a smile, and that cup of tea!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed on her hardworking attitude — work hard now, reap benefits later. This perspective has gotten me through many hardships where I wanted to give up. I’m so very thankful for her and all she has done for me and my siblings.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful my mom is a gardener and will be helping us tame our new home’s landscaping!!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught me to cook. How to fry chicken, make cornbread. All kinds of good southern, bad for you food!

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07.May.2012

My mom passed on her curly hair and love of gardening!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Self-reliance is a skill my mother has passed on to me.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to celebrate the celebrations — big and small. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive, just take the time to celebrate. (She still sends me the most beautifully packaged “celebration packages” on all the holidays.)

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07.May.2012

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I got my hair from my mom, thick and wavy.

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07.May.2012

more doing!!! ha ha! my husband would probably run away if i said those words to him! we are in the middle of a total backyard transformation and ‘more doing’ has been my mantra for far too long now. and my mom…she passed on many good things to me. her love of crocheting, cooking, and sewing stand out. thanks mom….i love creating!

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07.May.2012

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My Mom taught me how to sew too! Some of my first memories are of watching her sew, and helping her trace patterns.

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!”

Being financialy wise.

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me how to be responsible with my money–good thing now that I’m trying to get a mortgage.

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07.May.2012

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My mom always says, “The hurrier you go, the behinder you get.” I always think of that when I am rushing around and undoubtedly knock something over further slowing me down.

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My mom loves to read and cook, and she passed those loves down to me. She also loves God, family, simplicity, and frugality, and so do I, thanks mom!

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07.May.2012

More doing!

I’m thankful that my mom is around to help me with my garden now that I own my home. She has taught me so much already.

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07.May.2012

More doing!

My mom gave me her love of shopping. :)

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07.May.2012

More doing!
My mom taught me how to bake amazing pie!!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!!!

My mom taught me how to live in the moment & love what I do.

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07.May.2012

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I didn’t get anything physical from my mom (my twin sister did tho!), but I definitely got her naturally gifted eye for visual balance, which has served me well with decorating.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to take responsibility for myself, and to treasure the time with my kids when they’re little, because it’s over so fast!

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07.May.2012

More Doing!!!

I lost my mom a year and a half ago to breast cancer…she taught me to LOVE. My husband, my babies, our families and friends, a stranger…she could not have passed a more valuable trait my way!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me that gender stereotypes were meant to be broken. Who says that a woman can’t plan and build her own deck and storage shed?

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me to persevere and this skill really paid off!

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07.May.2012

More Doing!!

My mom passed along her life long love affair with learning and the joy of curling up with a good book!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to judge people by their actions, not their words. Best advice I’ve ever gotten!

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07.May.2012

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Growing up, my mom was of the few women I knew of that owned a complete DeWalt power tool set and knew how to use it. I think one of the most valuable things she taught my siblings and I was how to use that tool set.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My Mom taught me how to cook! Thank god – not only do I save money, but it brings me so much joy when I make something delicious and I can see the happiness from the first bite spread across someone’s face.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom was always very creative and always had the motto “I can make that” when she looked at almost anything. She’s really taught me to be more creative and that anything is possible.

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!”

My mom taught me the art of garage sale-ing! We would go everyday Saturday morning and find the best deals but most importantly we had many laughs and had the best time!

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07.May.2012

More doing! I am thankful for my mom’s thoughtful ways… Special cards and notes and general hospitality and good etiquette… “A kind word and deed go a long way sometimes especially when unexpected” is what she passed along to me. I hope you have a wonderful mother’s day with your latest inclusion I am sure you will!

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07.May.2012

More doing! I am so greatful for my mom being patient enough to teach me to cook and bake. It’s a wonderful thing we can do together and I (and my husband) are so thankful that I can tell the difference between a spatula and a butcher’s knife!

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07.May.2012

More Doing!

There is a lot I learned from my mother, but one of the best things she taught me is how to get a good deal!

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!”
My moms hands. i remember all the work she did with them and the ability they have. i like to think mine are the same. always doing and creating.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed down her thriftiness to me :)

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me balance (among MANY other very respectable features)- all work and no play makes jack a dull boy

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to be kind to others. It’s something at an alarming number of people don’t seem to know how to do.

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07.May.2012

More doing!

My mom passed down her love for interior design to me! Oh, and we also have a birth mark on the bottom of our foot in the same spot.

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful for my moms example of a godly mother!

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught by example, that no matter what age you are, you should follow your dreams. She went back to college at 30 and earned a master’s degree so she could go on to her dream job!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is very generous. I believe I got a bit of that from her :-)

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07.May.2012

More doing! I luckily got my fast metabolism from my mother and am a neat freak because of her! I am quite thankful for both:)

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07.May.2012

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I’m thankful for all the sacrifices my mom made.

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07.May.2012

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My mom and my Boosh (grandmother… now 91 and still on fire) are both amazing seamstresses. Even though they never taught me how to sew, I now have a sewing business. I think they always demonstrated how to put patterns & fabrics toghether and how to figure things out on the fly. I’m not sure I learned how to sew through osmosis or just by being at the right spot at the right time. They both now no longer sew and I do the sewing for them. The are my best & worst critics, but it presses me on to be better!

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07.May.2012

More doing!

I’m thankful my mom taught us to bake!

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07.May.2012

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My mom was and still is awesome. She made many of our clothes when I was growing up and really tried to teach me how to sew. However, I still don’t know how to thread the sewing machine. On the trying to teach me how to crochet, I had just the opposite problem. My mom is left-handed, and I’m not – so we had a similar (but different) problem.

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” I’m thankful for my mom and her keen for bargain shopping!

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07.May.2012

More doing!
My mom passed on her strength to my sister and I.

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07.May.2012

More Doing!

I’m thankful my Mom passed down her love of chocolate!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

My mom taught me to be a strong, independent woman by modeling that for me after my father passed away when we were young. I couldn’t have asked for a better role model!

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07.May.2012

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My mom is many things. One of the first things that comes to mind though is that she is a giver and loves people.

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07.May.2012

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My Mom was a dancer, and while she never pushed us into formal study of dance, she always encouraged her daughters to carry themselves with grace and to celebrate femininity.

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07.May.2012

More doing!

Mom passed on her love of reading.

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” My DIY attitude, it kills me to pay for something that I could do myself, whether it be plumbing or house building.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful that my Mom passed on her love of baking..

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom passed down a love of reading.

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07.May.2012

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My mom passed down so much but essentially she passed down her career. We are both elementary school teachers & we can talk for hours about read alouds or math strategies. I love that we share the same career.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her creativity and craftiness.

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” I’m thankful that my Mom passed down her love for DIY!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her love of people and her sense of loyalty.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom shared with me a love of music and a love of learning! Hopefully my daughter will be able to say the same someday.

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07.May.2012

More Doing!

For always inspiring me to be creative!!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her love of DIY and all her secret recipes!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

I’m thankful for my mom being born in the first place! She is amazing and inspiring in countless ways!

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07.May.2012

More doing! I’m thankful my mom always taught me there is no excuse for rudeness. A little smile goes a long way!

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07.May.2012

more doing!
my mom was my maid of honor this last september; she taught to be confident in every decision i make.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!
My mom passed down to me her love of reading. She read to all of us, and came to our schools every week to read to all the kids in the library.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mother died when I was three years old so I don’t really remember her, but in dying she gave me an early vision to appreciate every moment of life. Plus, she gave me the gift of three older sisters!

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom instilled the idea in me that you ALWAYS have to clean your house before company comes over. :) I used to think she was crazy for cleaning when it was people who had been to our house a million times, but I always do a thorough cleaning of my own home now before anyone comes over.

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07.May.2012

More doing! Her love of reading

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07.May.2012

More doing!! My mom has tried her darnedest to teach me to garden…some efforts have been more successful than others… :-)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mother passed on the love of fishing in the bay, it’s peaceful and so beautiful out there!

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07.May.2012

More Doing!! My mom shared her love of gardening and baking and my fondest memories are of the two of us outside planting in the spring and baking during the holidays. I look forward to doing these things with my children one day.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom is incredibly determined, and I like to think I’ve inherited some of her grit

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07.May.2012

more doing! my mom taught me to knit – I will never be as adept as her, but I keep trying!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her love for cooking.

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07.May.2012

More doing!
My mom passed on so much to me, but I’m especially thankful for her hostess skills, baking lessons, and above all else, her never-ending care for others.

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING!”

My mom who has passed in the past year passed down kindness to me. She showed me how to not judge people, always be friendly and kind. I miss the heck out of her.

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My mom has inspired me so much! She always encouraged me to be creative – from making papier mache caves for my toy dinosaurs to redecorating my bedroom together! And now we have so much fun helping each other pick out accessories and colors for our homes :)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down all her secret recipes, but I had to promise not to share them!

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07.May.2012

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I am thankful my mother taught me the love of being a mother. She was so graceful about caring for the house and kids… I myself am still trying to hone that trait!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom has been my greatest role model of how to be successful and achieve my goals!

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07.May.2012

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My mom’s passion for the outdoors, gardening, and her insistance on recycling were catalysts at a young age for me to take care of and show compassion towards the earth and it’s tenants :). I’m forever grateful for the habits that she taught me.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down the trait of being a giver. Growing up we didn’t have much but she always gave and our needs were met. Thanks for the opportunity & Happy Mother’s Day.

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07.May.2012

More Doing!….in the form of new counters, backsplash tiling, cabinet painting. A GC from HD would be awesome!

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07.May.2012

More Doing!

My mom passed down her love of crafts and futzing with the house. Thankfully I didn’t get her dreadful cooking skills!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m grateful that my mom taught me frugality, and that people are more important than money and having “things”.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! Growing up my mom never liked to bake because she hated following the recipes so precisely – in turn, it inspired me and my sisters to learn how to bake! Now she prepares great holiday meals and my sisters and I provide some pretty amazing desserts! (My little sister’s chocolate chip cookies & oreos cupcakes are the BEST)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught us patience through her actions…a virtue I’m still working on!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom raised 4 kids by herself and has taught me how to be selfless and giving of myself to others. She sure had to do that over the years to make due!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My taught me the habbit of wanting to move from house to house every other year. It’s fun to change it up, but it is a lot of work.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom taught me it is important to be kind & patient.

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07.May.2012

“MORE DOING! We lived in a few different houses growing up and in each house, my mom made an “art drawer” which was a cabinet she always stocked with art supplies. My sisters and I were ALWAYS making stuff and now we are all super creative which I completely thank my mom for.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught me to make really good spaghetti sauce.

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07.May.2012

More doing! My mom is the most selfless person in the world. She would go without so that her children didn’t have to and she taught me the best lesson ever, put others first. I strive to be half the mom she is to me!

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom passed down her independence and her good looks. ;)

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed along her beautiful brown eyes to me.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I’m thankful for my mom passing to to me a love of cooking (and eating, of course)!

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07.May.2012

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My mom always tried to teach me how to bake and cook when I was younger, but I was never quite ready to learn. Once I moved out on my own though, her little tips and tricks came back to me and while I’m no gourmet chef, I’m not too bad!

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my mom is totally neurotic, ans it’s especially in full swing when we go on trips. checking to be sure we have everything we need, tickets, etc etc. i’m just like her, and b/c of it, i know we’ll never forget anything important! thanks for offering this.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom was a great gardener. As much as I hated gardening growing up, I get really excited about it now. I hope for a fruitful garden this summer.

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My mom is an amazing baker and gave me all of her recipes. Needless to say, my husband is thrilled by my waistline isn’t.

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07.May.2012

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My mom is super organized and a giver. I want to be that way too.

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07.May.2012

more doing!

I thank my mom for always believing in my dreams and pushing me to accomplish them!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!!
This might be cliche, but my Mom taught me strength and independence. With my father being in the military my whole childhood and my mother being from another country, I saw strength in her everyday–especially when my dad was deployed. (This is always when my sister and I seemed to get sick.) =)

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom has taught me compassion and thriftiness.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!!

My mother has always been a reader and growing up, she encouraged me to read as well. I’m glad she did…it’s one of the ways I love to spend my time and each time I read a great book, I can’t wait to tell her about it!

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me to be the best version of myself, everyday.

Thanks for the chance to win!

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07.May.2012

More doing!

My mother gave me her nose. Also, her love of garage saling and finding treasures.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!!

I’m glad my mom taught me to cook. It’s definitely a bonus to my wife that I can cook some decent food!

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07.May.2012

More doing!

I got my green eyes from my mom! And many other traits–we are definitely “cut from the same cloth.” I’m sorry to hear about your mother, that sounds very hard. I hope you still have a great mother’s day and appreciate the love from your kids and husband.

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07.May.2012

More doing! I’m grateful for the nurturing and love for children she’s passed on by example.

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07.May.2012

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I have more in common with my mom that I wanted to believe. We both are stubborn and we are both know it alls. BUT my mom taught me the value of traditions.

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07.May.2012

More doing!

My mum definitely passed on her sewing gene to both my sister and I.

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07.May.2012

More doing!

My Mom taught me her amazing gardening skills. She actually forced me to help growing up and now as an adult I am so thankful :)

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07.May.2012

More doing! I’ve spent my entire life hearing “you must be Claudia’s (my mom) daughter”. She’s aged well so I have hope for the future!

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07.May.2012

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My mama passed on her love of food & cooking. I am a foodie all because of her..& happy for that.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I have spent a lot of time in Home Depot in the past two weeks! My mom was the best mom in the world! She passed away 11 years ago. She taught me to cook, keep an organized and clean house, and most of all to be kind to others and be happy everyday! Love her so much and miss her everyday/

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07.May.2012

More doing! My Mom is the most loving, kind, hard working and unselfish person I know. I’m grateful for her example.

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07.May.2012

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I am thankful for my mother’s medical advice/wisdom/instincts and her love of baking. Two things I inherited, for sure :)

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07.May.2012

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I am thankful for my mom instilling kindness in me.

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07.May.2012

More doing!

I am thankful for my mom teaching me to work hard, and throw a good party.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! I am thankful for my mothers unconditional love, her sacrifice, her sweet spirit and her prayerful heart. She is the best :)

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07.May.2012

More doing! I look just like my mom! In fact, one of the cafeteria workers at my elmentary school had been her childhood babysitter. As I went through the lunch line, she pointed me out and said that I must be my mother’s daughter. I always felt a special bond because we were so alike.

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07.May.2012

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I inherited my mom’s ‘think outside of the box even if it’s extremely unusual’ creative thinking. My childhood included being dragged through many a partially constructed homes so my visual thinking and ability to ‘see’ a home’s rooms without walls, existing only of joists and trusses, is all due to her influence.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her cooking skills. I love to cook and bake for family and friends!

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07.May.2012

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My mom taught me a bunch of crafty things like sewing and crochet.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom and I share the same hands…identical!

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07.May.2012

More doing!

I learned how to shop at garage sales from my mom.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! For the wife that is!

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07.May.2012

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My mother also had a kiln and would make her own ceramics. She would gift them and sell them too! She would have my sister and I paint and even sell our own creations for a dollar or two. I don’t know if she realized this but she sowed an entrepreneurial seed within me. I later taught myself how to sew and opened my Etsy shop …http://www.etsy.com/shop/DecidedlyChic

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07.May.2012

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I can thank my mom and grandmother for my love of cooking. As far back as I can remember, my brother and I were encouraged to help in the kitchen (he’s quite the culinary expert also). We used to sit on the counter and measure, stir, sift, and slick anything we could. I have so many great memories in the kitchen!!

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07.May.2012

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I have my mom’s blue eyes, long blonde hair, and smile. There are absolutely a million non-physical things I love about her, but it’s fun when people immediately know I’m her daughter or see pictures of her in college and think that it’s me.

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07.May.2012

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My mom ave me an appreciation of beautiful, simple things — ceramics, art, gardening, and good food. I didn’t inherit any of her abilities — I have a black thumb, am color blind and tone deaf, and I burn water. But because of her I can appreciate those things, even if I can’t do them! /grin

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING…
I am most thankful for the love of reading my mother instilled in my. That, and the fact that she taught me it is ok to pick a bottle of wine based on the picture on the label.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom prepares great dinners every day and although she did not teach me to cook, she inspired me to learn to cook. She is very creative and my encouraged me to sew, knit, and crochet. I think my belief that I can tackle any project comes from her.

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07.May.2012

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I inherited my Moms nose, love of sweets, and craftiness!

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING!

My mom one of the best people I know.

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07.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom was an accountant so she instilled in me money tips. But gotta be honest, sometimes it’s hard to have the discipline to follow it.

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07.May.2012

More Doing! My mom shared her amazing cooking, baking, sewing, entertaining and home decorating skills with me and I am so thankful to have someone to share in those interests with!

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08.May.2012

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My mom taught me that hard work pays off :-)

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08.May.2012

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My Mom taught me how to read and write. And now I read and write as my job.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I am thankful to my mom for teaching me it is never to late to start over. She went back to college to become a teacher when I was in high school. It taught me it is never to late to learn something new and change the path of your life.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! Heaven knows we’ve spent enough already at Home Depot…

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08.May.2012

More Doing! Love to have this so I can paint my whole kitchen!!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING!

My mom was a single mom for many years, and what I learned from her was how to be practical and use common sense, but also to make time for the things that really matter.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! my mother taught me the lessons of frugality… we didn’t buy anything that wasn’t essential! she tore paper napkins in half (we had small mouths, so why waste an entire napkin on a child), we drank milk out of Smucker’s jelly jars (& then could have as much water as we wanted), she made breads, desserts and pies with fruit that had seen better days (we never could taste the yucky edges of the overripe fruit)… her frugal nature helped in lean times when my dad didn’t work… I never felt like we were lacking in ANYTHING. such valuable lessons that would serve our children now, in this age of instant gratification!!!

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08.May.2012

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Thanks mom for my curls! (and my occasional neat streak)

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08.May.2012

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I learned discipline from my mom.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to cross stitch when I was in high school. I still love to stitch but my Mom has more of my finished stuff then I do! I’m trying to do more for myself now.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! What a fun giveaway.

My mother was very efficient with her money. She was going to yard sales and re-purposing before it was trendy. I love that I am a frugal gal and I am grateful my momma taught me this!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom passed down her minimalist attitude when it comes to hanging on to things, which has been great because we have a small house!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I love Home Depot

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08.May.2012

More doing! I’m thankful for my mothers Ginger chicken soup re cope!

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08.May.2012

More doing! My mom taught me to live in the moment — hope to pass that along to my own kids.

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08.May.2012

More doing!!

I am thankful for my mom passing down her recipes!

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08.May.2012

More doing! I was blessed to receive many traits from my mom–looks, personality and creativity!

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08.May.2012

More doing! My mom taught me how to cook and I’ll be happy if I turn out to be half as good as her!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m thankful for my mother’s ability to make a person feel special. Every birthday, holiday and or any out of the ordinary day, she made fun with gifts and cards. She also passed down decluttering and spring cleaning traditions that now are my FAVORITE thing! I started my own declutter and organizing company and have helped people who don’t even know where to begin in their homes. THANKS MOM!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I am thankful my mom passed along her love of cooking to me!

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08.May.2012

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My mom takes care of my dad really well and that was a really cool thing for me to see.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I am thankful for my mother’s kindness. She is a giver and I like to think I am also.

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08.May.2012

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My mom and I both love to entertain.

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08.May.2012

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My mom and I have a wonderful relationship. I feel comfortable talking to her about anything. My friends actually joke about how my mom knows more about their lives than their own moms because I tell my mom everything.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My Mom taught me to sew.:)

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My mom taught me to make my bed every day and it makes a huge difference. There are tons of things but this was one little thing otherwise I would be going on and on.

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08.May.2012

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My mom taught me to be frugal and a minimalist! I also share her love of travel, bread, and horses :)

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08.May.2012

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My mom taught me that a million and one things can get done in the day if you have determination.

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My mom has definitely taught me to care for and about others. She’s a nurse so it almost comes natural to her, but not me. I have learned that compassion goes a long way.

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08.May.2012

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I’m so happy that my mom taught me about good skin care.

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08.May.2012

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My mom taught me how to sew, crochet, knit. Just couldn’t get the hang of baking though ;}

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08.May.2012

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I’m so thankful for the loyalty my mother instilled in me. She has always stood by me no matter what and I have learned to be fiercely loyal to those dear to me.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom shared with me her amazing macaroni and cheese recipe- my favorite!!

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08.May.2012

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My mom is always doing for others before herself. Her children have always come first. Se is truly selfless.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom has always shared her sense of humor with my sister and I. No matter what, we can laugh together!

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08.May.2012

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My mom definitely passed on her love for cooking!

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My mom passed on her work ethic to us kids. She works hard until the job is done and also taught us that work can be FUN!

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MORE DOING! I’m so thankful for my mom. She passed on to me her middle name and a big heart. Love that woman!

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08.May.2012

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My mom taught me to do unto to others as you would like done to you. It’s served me well.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I too am very thankful for my mom. Becoming a mother myself this year is what really made me realize how wonderful she is. One trait that she passed onto us kids was her thriftiness. She can always find a good deal!

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08.May.2012

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I’m thankful my mother passed down her “arroz con pollo” recipe.

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08.May.2012

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My mom adviced me to know a man all four seasons before deciding to marry him.
Baseball, Football, Basketball and Hockey.

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08.May.2012

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I am thankful of my mom’s ability to pass onto me her love and support for people of all races, sexuality, backgrounds, etc. My dad was let’s face it a racist, a hater of those not like him and never held his views to himself. I am truly thankful of the balance my mom provided for this and even more thankful I have followed in her footsteps. Thank you for showing me to love the world and all its people, mom!

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08.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed on my appreciation of nature.

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08.May.2012

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My mom also taught me to sew! I had so many hand made things as a kid, and when I moved out and lived in an apartment, we did some sewing projects together. And now I have super-meaningful pillow covers because I made them with her.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My mom passed her creativity to me. Because of her, I always look at items and determine if I can make it before I buy it.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! I’m thankful my mom instilled strong family values in me. We also share a love of gardening! Thanks mom!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING!!! I love my Mom for instilling that hard work pays off. I’ve never witnessed a more hardworking, loving mother out there! She’s also one of the most giving people I’ve ever met in my life!

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08.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed me her beauty. In our pictures as young girls, we look identical. Some of them, I can’t tell if it is me or her. We regularly get mistaken for sisters or twins even. (If she wasn’t so beautiful, I may be a little more offended.) The strange thing is, we don’t see that we look alike AT ALL. It’s weird.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My Mom was always involved in theater. She was either in a play, directing a play or producing something. I loved going to see her and now I take my daughters to watch her. I have a deep appreciation for her talent and hard work for something she loves to do.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! My hubby’s take on the older Home Depot slogan, “You can do it. We can help.”; “You can do it. We’ll sell you the stuff!”. Used to crack me up all the time!

My Mom passed down to me her love of sewing! She used to sew clothes for herself and me too. I learned a lot and I sew as much as I can now.

Thanks for hosting the awesome giveaway!

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08.May.2012

More doing! My mom passed on a number of things onto me that I absolutely love. More importantly, I love the fact that she picked these very same things from my grandmother. My mother has always done some sort of sewing or crafting and although I could never pick up knitting, I do love to make things for my house. I love that my mother always had a book around and I can thank her for my love of reading. I love that she’s moved into the modern age and has an Ipad, while I still love the feel of a real book. :)

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08.May.2012

Holy More Doing!! We just moved and there is definitely more doing around here. Thankfully my sweet mom is a designer so she is having fun moving furniture, picking out fabrics,

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08.May.2012

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my mom passed down to me her open-mindedness and her love of all things outdoorsy. i’m so thankful for both, in so many ways – and for everything else about her, too. :)

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08.May.2012

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My mom taught me that it’s the tought that counts in gift giving, not the money spent.

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08.May.2012

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I love that my mom passed on to me a good sound rational mind that always allows me to step back and look at situations with out freaking out. She is always to go to when advice is needed.

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08.May.2012

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My mother passed down compassion and amazing skin!

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08.May.2012

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My mom passed on her love of decorating and craftiness to me…she’s got a great eye and was even at my house all weekend helping me paint my guest room and nursery!

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08.May.2012

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My mom passed down to me her love for life and the love for her children. She made me be the mother I am today, and I am proud of that.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to finish what you start…it may take longer than you anticipate but don’t quit and fight to live, even if the odds seem stacked against you.

This coming from a woman who was married young, had 5 kids, found out she had cancer and then left to be a single mother by her first husband. She beat cancer & met my dad as her first set of kids were nearing/in their teen years.

For some crazy reason after they married they wanted to have child together even though they had 6 between them already. I was born right before their 1st anniversary and right after she was diagnosed while pregnant with colon cancer a 2nd time. She missed almost all of my 1st year milestones due to being in the hospital of chemo or radiation but she made it to my 1st birthday, which they said she wouldn’t see because she would be dead. After that she also was able to homeschool me in elementary school, go back to college & get her degree in nursing, watch me graduate, get married, and see the birth of my son.

In her 70’s she’s still going strong after raising 7 children, chasing around 31 grandchildren, and throughly spoiling 11 great-grandchildren.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway…Home Depot is one of her favorite places ;)

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08.May.2012

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My mom passed to me her love for peonies. Her yard is full of them. My thumb is not quite as green as hers though :)

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08.May.2012

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Mommy would really appreciate this for her rose garden:) She has taught me great work ethic, compassion, and generosity.

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08.May.2012

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I am glad that my mom instilled in me that I can do anything. Growing up my mom was the one who fixed the running toilets and changed out the outlets!

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08.May.2012

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I think I inherited my mom’s “can-do” attitude. We both cannot wait for someone else to do something for us – we jump into a project and figure it out ourselves (this could also be translated as stubborn genes!!)

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My mom took piano lessons growing up, and she got me started on piano at a very young age– think toddler– and encouraged me to take up flute when I got to band in middle school. I’m now in arts administration, using that music knowledge for a paycheck!

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08.May.2012

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My mom made me brave. :)

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08.May.2012

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My mama taught me how to find a good bargain!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I am thankful that my mom has given me a sense of the importance of creating a home. She strives to create a cozy, safe space for her family, and I love doing the same thing now.

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08.May.2012

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My mom passed on her love of entertaining! Growing up we always had the best homemade birthday parties, holiday parties, even weddings! Our family and friends love the parties and we love the community it builds.

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08.May.2012

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My mom has always been spontaneous when it comes to house projects. More often than not, she thinks of painting a room and then has it done and redecorated (very nicely, might I add) by the end of the weekend. I now love doing the same! Like her, when I feel creative, I take advantage of it and I really enjoy doing it spontaneously.

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08.May.2012

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I am so grateful for my mom. She is really the only person I know who I feel really accepts me just as I am.

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08.May.2012

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I’m thankfull for my mom for many things, but mostly her cleanliness that she taught me and her Perfect cooking hand. Without her cooking skills, we would eat nothing but garbage and take out, everyday. I’m thankful she taught me how to cook, now I cook for my family, like she used to do for us.

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08.May.2012

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My mom always encouraged me to be creative – and still helps me tackle projects large and small

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I love that my mom has taught me that I should always set aside the ever important “me-time”

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08.May.2012

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My mom is always willing to take my boys for a weekend while the hubs and I get away. She also loves to come help me paint or get a project done. She’s awesome!!

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08.May.2012

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My mom and I look nothing alike, but we move in exactly the same way. It’s crazy!

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08.May.2012

More Doing! Thanks Mom, for teaching me forgiveness!!

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08.May.2012

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My mom is always willing to help me with my crazy home projects and is SO talented!!

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My mom inspired my love of nature!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! . . . “That’s the power of the Home Depot!” I love that jingle, it makes me feel so empowered when I DIY something!

My mom taught me the greatest lesson of all, that I can be independent and be loved & taken care of at the same time. It’s a tricky balance, so I would definitely give this card to my DIY’er role model!

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08.May.2012

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My mom gave me a killer chili recipe.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My mom has taught me to have compassion for others. I can’t think of anyone who is more giving than my mom.

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08.May.2012

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My mom taught me that you should always keep learning new skills and ideas. And that age is just a number!

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08.May.2012

More Doing!! My mom taught me to make the best pie crust!

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08.May.2012

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My Mom has taught me to be independent and not care about what others think of me.

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08.May.2012

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My mum taught me to sew – we spent hours watching her make us awesome applique’d t-shirts because we were unable to afford the latest cartoon themed ones.

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08.May.2012

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My mum taught me that communication is the key to everything.

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08.May.2012

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My mum taught me to garden – an awesome gift! Thanks mum!

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08.May.2012

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My mother instilled a sense of independence and a knowledge that I can get through anything.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! One (or i guess two) traits that I share with my Mom that I’m grateful for are high energy and a strong color sense. I’m not sure those two traits are linked in any way, but they do give me enthusiasm for gardening and fixing up my home. Thanks for the chance to win!

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08.May.2012

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My mom passed down her gift of love. She taught me to love like there is no tomorrow!

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08.May.2012

More Doing!!! I wish I had my Mom’s gift for listening and not judging.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! I am thankful for two mothers in my life. My 1st mom who realized she couldn’t raise my 4 older brothers and me, and made a difficult decision to give my father full custody, she is now with the Lord. And to my “Bonus” mom who stepped in when I was two and has raised me the last 32 years and taught me to be a strong woman, for myself and family. Without her I could only imagine where I would have ended up.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING…I’m so thankful my mom taught me how to make taco dip and sangria! They are both always a hit at parties!

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08.May.2012

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my mom makes the best pie but i can’t make it….yet

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08.May.2012

More Doing! I am thankful my Mom passed down her fabulous organizationsl skills to me!

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08.May.2012

More doing! I would love to win! We are closing on our new house this month and we have a lot of DIY’s to blog about and do to our new home! :)

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08.May.2012

More Doing!! My Mom has given me so many things . . . I often find myself doing/saying/teaching things just like I remember her doing/saying/teaching things to my brother and I. A little bizarre at times, but mostly I’m thankful.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! Other than my mom & I look exactly alike, we both share a live for thrifty & refusing to pay full retail for anything!

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08.May.2012

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes, from Laura’s Kitchen
1 cup small curd Cottage Cheese
3 eggs
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp melted butter

Layer all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Cook & enjoy! Makes about 10 thin pancakes that kids & adults love. My favorite way to serve them is with lemon juice, a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and fresh strawberries.

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I’m thankful for the way my mom brought me up. To be responsible, to do things for myself, to be independent. She taught me some crafts and because of that I DIY my way through a lot of things of our home. Thanks Mom!!! :)

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08.May.2012

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I learn how to cook Asian dishes from my mom. Yay.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My mom would spraypaint slogans on walls in the 200 year-old fixer-upper that my dad bought so he would be motivated to work on the house. She is never afraid of making a bold statement!

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08.May.2012

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My mom taught me how to be a graceful and loving mom to my kiddos!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING!!! I am thankful that my mother taught me that a girl can do anything she sets her mind to. There isn’t anything that I won’t at least try!

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08.May.2012

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My mom is a gifted seamstress and made almost all of my clothes growing up in an effort to save money. Eventually, she left her job as a high school home economics teacher to stay home with me and my brothers. Instead of just being a regular stay at home mom, she decided to open her own drapery and upholstery business out of our house. She taught me so much about creativity, fashion, and DIY…but also set a wonderful example of how to be an amazing, devoted mother and still follow your life’s passion.

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08.May.2012

More doing!! I hope I win! I need to buy garden flowers for my mom!!

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08.May.2012

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I’m thankful that my mother taught me how to budget my money and live within my means. It’s helped more than I could ever imagine!

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08.May.2012

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I’m going to copy the poster above. I’m thankful my Mom taught me how to budget my money.

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08.May.2012

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I’m thankful my mom taught me to be kind. This world needs more kindness and forgiveness.

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08.May.2012

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I had a hard time coming up with something my mother “taught” me that I was really thankful for because we are so very, very different. Perhaps that’s an answer in itself–I am truly thankful my mother taught me to be myself and supports all my many pursuits, even though they’re very different from her own.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My mother passed on the importance of reading. As kids she always read to us every night and I too spend a lot of time instilling a love of books in my son.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught me how important it is to treat other people kindly. I used to find it embarrassing how friendly my mom was to strangers, but now I find it endearing.

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08.May.2012

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My mom taught me to stand up for myself and always believe I could do what I set my mind to. She was my number one cheerleader for academic and athletic persuits, without being overbearing. I also learned how to eavesdrop on an adjoining tables’ conversation without being obvious. ;)

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! Unconditional love is a trait that my Mother modeling often and inspired us to use often to live a successful, happy life. It is something that I believe is often overlooked but so necessary for a child to take risks and be confident! Thank you MOM! xo

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08.May.2012

More Doing!! My mom taught me how to sew on an early 1900’s sewing machine. I love sewing and cherish the time to do it, though glad I’ve upgraded to a newer, more tech forward machine :)

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08.May.2012

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The older I get the more I look like my mom…WEIRD! My taught me how to sew, cook, keep a clean house (although I much more organized and anal…this is from my dad:). The best thing I learned from my mom is the power of having God in my life. Without that I would be or have nothing!

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08.May.2012

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My wonderful mother gifted me with a talent called SARCASM. It’s brutal.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I love that I have a passion for gardening, thank you mom!

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08.May.2012

More doing!! I’m thankful for my mom’s happiness! She is always laughing or smiling!

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08.May.2012

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She passed down her sense of humor. We’re both just a bit goofy!

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08.May.2012

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I’m thankful my mom taught me that time with people is so important. Time with family, your friends, or your baby. .it’s one of the most precious gifts you can give someone.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me how to be creative in the vocabulary department.

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom and I both love reading. As far back as I can remember my mom and grandma were voracious readers. Now my mom and I are. We swap books, share author ideas, and even get my Dad to read some of what he would have once called “girly” books. It’s great.

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08.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught me to be creative!

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08.May.2012

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My grandmother gave me my ability to garden. You name it she taught me how to grow it!

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08.May.2012

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My mom is so amazing at all things “home.” She tried her hardest to pass her talents and traits to me, but I take after my dad. At least she is just a call away when I need some advice or a recipe!

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08.May.2012

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My mom is the biggest kid I know — she still has stuffed animals in her room!

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08.May.2012

More doing… Love the new gift card style and your blog

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08.May.2012

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One of the best traits my mother passed down is her organization and creativity. The ability to organize keeps me sane both at home and at work, while the creativity keeps me fearless to try new things and take on DIY projects. :)

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me to serve others. I think it has blessed my life more than those I help.

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08.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” My mom taught us by word and example that people matter more than things.

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08.May.2012

more doing! i believe my love of gardening came from watching and helping my mom tend to her vegetable & herb gardens all throughout my childhood!!

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08.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m grateful for my mom’s midwestern work ethic and kindness…

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08.May.2012

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We had a clean house but not always a tidy house. My mother worked hard hours outside the house and while we were home, we enjoyed our home – we didn’t fret that everything was always in it’s place… because it really wasn’t that important to any of us.

Miss you, Mom

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08.May.2012

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I am very particular/borderline perfectionist just like my mom. Most of the time this trait works out well for me!

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MORE DOING! I’m thankful that my mom shares my love of sewing – we can chat for fabric and patterns for hours! :)

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08.May.2012

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My mom banned the t.v. from our house….while it was sometimes frustrating as a kid to not be watching all the same shows as my friends, it did encourage me to entertain myself by reading, playing outside, making art, and other such wholesome activities :)

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08.May.2012

More Doing! I am grateful for the strength my mom instills in me every time I need her.

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08.May.2012

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I am thankful that my mom never had a junk drawer. I have never had one either.

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08.May.2012

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i am thankful my mom would always always always do anything for me.

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09.May.2012

“More Doing” My mom is an incredibly hard worker I would say I inherited her work ethic- at home and in life. Thanks mom!

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09.May.2012

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I love that my mom let us try just about anything when it came to music, sports and art. Because of her willingness to shuttle us around to various lessons and games, my sister and I grew up to be pretty well-rounded individuals.

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09.May.2012

More doing! My mom showed me how much can really be done when you focus and put a little elbow grease into it.

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09.May.2012

More Doing! my mom taught me lots of things – how to keep a clean house, cooking, baking, sewing.

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09.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” My mother gave me so much I could never narrow it down to just one but if I did it would be her “magic soup” that was sure to cure what ails you.

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09.May.2012

MORE DOING. My mom taught me how to sew, craft, and cook, but also how to wire in new ceiling lights, drive a stick shift, use a drill, a saw, etc. I’ll never forget ripping out the walls to our sunroom with my mom when I was 15, swinging a sledge hammer while the Sleepless in Seattle soundtrack was playing. A girl’s gotta know how to do this stuff!

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MORE DOING. I learned how to cook and sew by watching mom do these when we were kids. there was never a conscious effort to teach or learn from either side. You don’t even realize how much you pick up by just watching. There are so many things that I do a certain way just beacuse she did too the same way (and the reason she does it is coz grandma did it that way). I think I also got the tireless energy from her, she is always doing something. Really thankful for everything you have given me.

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09.May.2012

More doing. My mom passed down a can-do attitude. She was a single mom who did it all and because of her example, I know I can do anything.

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09.May.2012

MORE DOING! YAY

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09.May.2012

More Doing! We didn’t have much growing up, so when my mom needed a change we would rearrange all of the furniture and trade accent pieces from one room to another. This helped my mom feel like we were in a new updated space. I do this constantly in my home and I always feel like Im in a new and updated space! Thank you mom.

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09.May.2012

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My mom taught me to be crafty. DIY, art projects, sewing, stuff like that.

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09.May.2012

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My mom instilled in me kindness, creativity and positivity.

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09.May.2012

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My mom taught me how to be a good person. I can only hope that I am turning out to be at least half of the amazing person she is.

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09.May.2012

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My mom taught me gardening, which I am so thankful for with creating a sel-sustaining lifestyle.

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09.May.2012

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Besides being the absolute best human being I know, my mom cemented for me the knowledge that my husband really was my perfect life partner when he told me, “You’re mom is so kind and such a good person. I’ve never had a mentor in my life, but she’s mine now.” Yup, that’s my man. :)

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09.May.2012

More doing!! My mother taught me how to sew, which at the time I wasn’t so happy about learning. Now that I have a family and house of my own, I’m eternally grateful to have learned! :)

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09.May.2012

“More Doing” My mom passed on the trait of not paying anyone to do something you can either do yourself or learn to do yourself.

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09.May.2012

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My mom had a talent for always knowing the best way to do something— from housework to navigating social situations, she handled everything with grace and style. I’ve definitely inherited that yen to “do it right!” and I hope I manage a little grace in the process!

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09.May.2012

More Doing! My mom taught me how to cook and sew–two of the things that I enjoy and help relax me!

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09.May.2012

More Doing. My mom is an utterly practical and no BS woman. I love it as you always no where you stand and if you are being reasonable. When you’re not, all it takes is a look from her and you know!

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09.May.2012

More Doing! My mother raised my two brothers and me basically on her own. When I was growing up I never realized everything that she did for us, but as I’ve matured, I’ve become much more aware. I learned so much from her and her determination to make sure we had everything that we needed.

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09.May.2012

More Doing! I have my mother’s laugh! People love to see us together and hear us laughing.

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09.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” I am so thankful my Mom taught me to problem solve and be resourceful with what I have.

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09.May.2012

MORE DOING! I am so grateful for my mom’s positive thinking – it rubbed off on me!

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09.May.2012

MORE DOING!!! My mom taught me how to cook and inspired my love of it.

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09.May.2012

More doing! My mom is an amazing musician and passed down her love for music and expression.

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09.May.2012

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Outside of some appearance similarities, I share a lot of personality traits with my mother. We’re both nosy, bossy and stubborn! It makes our time together interesting lol. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. My husband says that we’re so much alike that he’s seen a glimpse into our future since he knows exactly what I’ll be like in my 50’s.

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09.May.2012

More doing! I share my mom’s love for books and reading… although I don’t have quite the same urge to collect them as she does!

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09.May.2012

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My mom is so silly and fun. She reminds me to lighten up and enjoy life!

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09.May.2012

More doing! My Mom “shared” with me her slightly OCD ways of housekeeping : )

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09.May.2012

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My mom is a huge believer in “Don’t ever pay full price for something if you don’t have to”. So we were the family who went to discount stores, used coupons, shopped at thrift store and garage sales before it was the “cool” thing to do! I take pride in myself now when people compliment on an outfit or decor item that I only paid a buck for! Thanks mom for your inherited cheapness!

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09.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom gave me a love of laughter. We have this unique sense of humor that we share and are often hysterical about something while everyone else stares at us because they don’t get the joke.

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09.May.2012

More doing. My mom gave me her skill of multitasking.

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09.May.2012

MORE DOING! I’m grateful that my mom taught me how to bake. I can’t cook to save my life but chocolate cake? Rhubarb pie? Cinnamon rolls? I can sooo do that!

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09.May.2012

MORE DOING! Thankful to have my mom’s smile.

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09.May.2012

More doing! I’m thankful that I’ll be able to spend this Mother’s Day with my mom since I wasn’t able to last year!

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09.May.2012

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I inherited my mom’s creativity — art, crafts, drawing, painting, sewing….you name it! People say I’m crafty, but my mom is even better. :)

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10.May.2012

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As much as I resented the idea in junior high, I inherited a lot from my mom – almost all of it wonderful! Just one example, the frugality that kept me from getting those name brand clothes growing up is now the frugality that has helped me to be financially comfortable. Didn’t like it then, but love the financial responsibility I learned from my mom.

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10.May.2012

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My Mom is Mrs always prepared, a solution finder & a mcguyver Mom… I am usually prepared for most things & am big on problem solving. I definitely get that from her. :) Love her so much & am blessed that she’s my Mom. :)

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10.May.2012

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my mom passed down her craziness.

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10.May.2012

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My mom has taught me the true meaning of having strength because that is the only option! She had a massive brain tumor removed last year and has been a real hero with her complications this year!

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10.May.2012

More Doing! It’s funny how as I get older, I notice more and more things that are just like my mom – a few of the best are her work ethic, compassion and caring for others, creativity, and drive to succeed. One of the not so good ones is procrastination, but some say it sparks last minute creativity, so it’s not too bad! :)

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10.May.2012

More Doing! My mom loved gardening and being outside so because of her I too love to garden! She also loved to cook and I still call her to this very day for cooking advice…almost every day!

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10.May.2012

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My mom loves to take care of the family – big family gatherings are where she shines. I still strive to be as good as her at this and I think it really centers our family!

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10.May.2012

“MORE DOING!” My mom taught all of us to enjoy the little things in life and I’m ever so appreciate!

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10.May.2012

MORE DOING! My mom taught me how to fry chicken and make macaroni and cheese.

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More Doing! My mom taught me (by example) to show grace under pressure, and to take good care of my family. She’s still going strong at 89!

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10.May.2012

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My mom is the most self-less person I know. I try to live up to that every day, but WOW is she good!

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10.May.2012

MORE DOING! My Mom was a beautiful person. She taught me to be loving and selfless. I am thankful to have had her in my life. Happy Mother’s Day!

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10.May.2012

“MORE DOING! I love my mom, she always helped us with getting ready for school! Happy Mother’s Day!

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