The Entertainer | No Place Like Home | Mother's Day

From Kate, part of our creative team:
 
Ever since I could remember, my mom, Lynn, has always made our home feel so welcoming. From having my friends over for play dates to hosting dinner parties for their friends, my mom does it all.
 
My mom learned her tools of the trade from her mother, Janice. Janice was also quite the entertainer during her time. She always enjoyed having her children and grandchildren over for big holiday meals. The house was always clean and decorated so beautifully. Janice made every person that stepped through the front door feel like family. She passed down that love of family, incredible recipes, and the joy of hosting to my mom.
 
Even when she’s not hosting a large crowd, my mom is always on top of everything. As she prepares dinner every evening, she is also calling friends, sending out emails, throwing laundry in the washer, watching the news, feeding the cats and doing it all with a flair!
 
At the end of March, my boyfriend popped the question at our favorite hammock spot near Lake Raleigh. My mom was ecstatic, needless to say. Within a week of being engaged, she lined up the church and the venue, wrote out her guest list, and set up an appointment for wedding dress shopping. It wouldn’t surprise me if she’s had a secret Pinterest board she’s been working on for a while.
 
One of my mom’s favorite movies is the Wizard of Oz. We even have our own Toto!  What resonates with mom, besides the great costumes, music and technicolor dreamland, is that home is where your heart is. And she has put her heart into our home.  As I contemplate my life ahead, I hope that the home I make will be the place just over the rainbow where I gather with my family and friends just as my mother and her mother have done before.