The month of May means flowers are in bloom, spring sports are in full swing, and Mother’s Day celebrations are in the works. I miss many things about my mother, Margaret. Mostly, I miss the little things—her ageless energy, contagious laughter, and famous homemade cinnamon rolls. I smile when I think about seeing her and my father dancing to their favorite big band sounds in the middle of the day and the extra suitcases packed with surprises for our kids when my parents visited us from Michigan. But most of all, I remember her choice to be happy, even when life was hard. She was someone who truly could light up a room. I think of her every day.
May is also “Melanoma Awareness Month.” Be sure to read our article on protecting your skin from sun exposure as the warmer weather calls on us to spend more time outdoors.
This issue of Bend Lifestyle focuses on home and garden ideas. Get tips on creating a beautiful centerpiece with fresh flowers, spicing up your summer cocktails with garnishes from your garden, de-cluttering the paperwork in your home office, and home décor ideas using the trendiest color. Get to it!
COVER PHOTO BY BARBARA DUDLEY