The Creativity Had To Come From Somewhere…

Posted on | May 13, 2012 | 6 Comments

No doubt that in countless homes across America, Mothers have been greeted with breakfast in bed and have been showered with gifts, flowers and cards. It would be difficult, if not impossible to get into a restaurant today. Happy Mother’s Day!!!

I have always figured that I got my creative side from my Mother. I’m not a designer, but as a writer, I’ve covered every aspect of home decor for the past 13 years. When it comes to interior design, my Mother has always had an eye for detail. While untrained in the discipline, she has created some incredibly beautiful spaces.

Sixteen years ago, I moved into the home I still live in. I had furniture in one room – my bedroom. The rest of the house echoed with emptiness. Every few days to a week, my Mother would call, letting me know what “I” had purchased, and how well I had spent my money! In three months time, courtesy of my Mother’s efforts, the house was beautifully furnished. Every now and then it has received a “touch up” from her.

Me, Suzanne and our Mother at the 1963 World’s Fair.

These pictures of my Mother, sister and me are still my favorites of the three of us. We were at the World’s Fair in New York. If you haven’t called your mother today, there’s still time…

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6 Responses to “The Creativity Had To Come From Somewhere…”

  1. Celeste
    May 14th, 2012 @ 3:32 PM

    Wonderful blog for your Mother!

  2. Liz Hughes
    May 15th, 2012 @ 9:25 AM

    Thanks Celeste. I hope you had a wonderful day!

  3. Deirdre
    May 15th, 2012 @ 4:17 PM

    Thanks for sharing this touching piece about your mother. Liz, you too have touched the lives of countless children, including my son Patrick, through your coaching, charity work and generosity. Wishing you a very happy May!

  4. Liz Hughes
    May 15th, 2012 @ 4:25 PM

    Deirdre – how in the world are you?? Better yet – literally, where in the world are you? It is good to hear from you. Thanks for your kind words. Still coaching… the kids never grow older, but my knees get a bit worse every year. Patrick remains a coach’s fav!

    Hugs, Liz

  5. Laura
    May 29th, 2012 @ 2:46 PM

    Awe, sooo cute!

  6. Liz Hughes
    May 29th, 2012 @ 3:01 PM

    I was a cute kid…

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