May 2, 2012

It's always the little things

Time flies when you have children. They truly do grow up fast. As a mom, I try to do my best to make sure they feel special every day. With my daughters being teenagers it seems like quite a challenge sometimes. The good thing is they appreciate the littlest things. I love doing something unexpected for them when they get home from a long day at school. Many times I have purchased their favorite candy and left it on their bed so it is the first thing they see when they walk into their room. I stand at the top of the staircase to listen to their reaction. It's amazing how excited a teenage girl can get over some candy that cost me 2 bucks! Then having them run up the stairs to grab a big hug and thank me is the best feeling in the world. It makes my heart full to know that they are so grateful for the small gestures done out of love.


The other day I made this Creamy Oreo Pie for the girls. It was intended to be the dessert for a mom party I hosted in our home. I realized that all the moms might not want this sort of dessert and I asked the girls for other suggestions. You should have seen the look of sadness in their faces. Well obviously I still made the pie and I also made an additional dessert as well. I only had a few Oreos left to garnish the finished pie with and I plopped a few dollops of COOL WHIP on as well. I looked at it and thought that it looked a bit sloppy. You see, dolloping is not my talent. I just get it on there the best way I can! Of course the girls thought it was absolute perfection. My guests felt the same way too. It just goes to show that it does not take a whole lot to make your loved ones feel special. 

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I am working in partnership with the COOL WHIP brand and I am receiving compensation for my participation in this campaign. All thoughts/opinions are 100% my own.  

Shelly, Mom Files

13 comments:

  1. I think it turned out great! I love Oreo Pie.

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  2. It is amazing how the simplest things mean the most. I love children seeing their look on life. It puts things into perspective!

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  3. Yum! Looks delicious! I love Oreo Pie.

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    1. This was my first time having it and it was so good! My kids are bugging me to make it again soon.

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  4. The simple things really DO make a difference Shelly. My little guy was so happy the other day after I let him set the table... SET THE TABLE. Dude. If I knew that would make your day I'd let you do it EVERY day. :)

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    1. I love that! It is amazing how big of an impact the smallest things can make :)

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  5. That looks delish. I have been saying variations of this Oreo pie , i think you just gave me the confirmation that I should make it lol...or maybe I just want an excuse to eat anything with whipped cream and cookies! Yum!

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    1. Haha! It was really good and so simple to make. I bet your daughter would enjoy making it for you ;-)

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  6. I love cool whip. I use it in a couple of recipes.

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  7. The little things really do mean the most! And I'm not good at dolloping either! :) I think your pie turned out great and I bet it was tasty too!

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    1. Thank you Carrie! Hey, dolloping ain't easy for some of us! ;)

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