Mother’s Day history and a gift for mom!

The idea for a “Mother’s Day” is credited by some to Julia Ward Howe (1872) and by others to Anna Jarvis (1907), who both suggested a holiday dedicated to a day of peace. Many individual states celebrated Mother’s Day by 1911, but it was not until Wilson lobbied Congress in 1914 that Mother’s Day was officially set on the second Sunday of every May. In his first Mother’s Day proclamation, Wilson stated that the holiday offered a chance to “[publicly express] our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

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How are you planning on expressing your love for the mothers in your universe?


How about… The gift of design support. The gift of stress free entertaining.

The gift of beautiful surroundings and environments ready to greet guests at any time.


That’s right, I will be giving away 5 {FIVE!!!} consultations this week to 5 lucky winners.

And you could be one of them!




Step #1

Sign Up to receive our FREE weekly updates.


Step #2

In the comments section below telling us one reason why your “mom” should win.

{Note: the prize can go to any mom in your life. Sister, Neighbor, Friend, etc..}


Step #3

Share this with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or by forwarding it to a friend.


It is just that easy and your mom-of-choice will win an in-person or virtual consultation with me on the topic of her choice: Gardens, Gatherings or Everyday Living.

Complete with follow up instructions to implement the design plan.

{FYI: 1 hour consultations are available for $150,

so you know your mom will feel super loved and super special! Winners will be announced on and contacted on Friday May 10th}



Wish you didn’t have to wait to win? You don’t!

Consultations are available 365 days a year.

Contact me today to set yours up before the rush:



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  • An Appealing Plan

    Corina ~ Thank you for posting. Your sister-in-law has won a consultation for her next entertaining opportunity! I will be reaching out directly but feel free to share the news! Congrats!

  • Corina Sheridan

    The “mom” I would like to nominate is my sister-in-law. She seems to often get stuck with all of the pressure if hosting and planning the holidays. She goes above and beyond to make it special for each on of us, from my 91 year old grandma to our 4 year old nephew, she tries to always have something for everyone. It would be so nice for her to have a little help just once.

  • Liane Caruso

    First of all, A+ for Ben Woznicki for taking the hint. How cute is that? I’ll second that Marti W nomination 🙂

    I would also like to nominate my mother-in-law, Dorothy Caruso, for this gift. She doesn’t get enough gifts or treats in her life that are centered around her…as most moms and I think she would just love it.

    • An Appealing Plan

      Congratulation Liane! You have won a consultation for you Mother-In-Law. Time to treat herself to something special. I will be reaching out directly tomorrow to schedule our time ! Thank you for entering!

  • Marti Woznicki

    My mom would LOVE to win a consultation on stress free entertaining, how do I know? Because she left this site up for me to see on her computer when she knew I needed to use it for homework. It figures because she is always telling me that “no one will know what you want unless you tell them”, or in this case, SHOW them. Thanks, Ben Woznicki

    • An Appealing Plan

      Congrats Ben & Marti} !! And thank you for taking the hint! Your Mom, Marti has won a consultation for Mothers Day! I will be reaching out directly tomorrow to schedule our time! Thank you~

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