Wednesday, November 15, 2017

"I am Hazel's daughter."

I wish I could count how many times I've introduced myself to people saying this.

My  mom was fairly well known in town. She raised 8 kids and that alone would make you well known. Having the name "Hazel" makes one pretty unique too!

I've wanted to change the name of this blog for quite a while. I wanted to get rid of the "crap" part and since the "sparkles and sprinkles" didn't mean that much to me, I threw it all out. 

No more "Sparkles, Sprinkles and Everyday Crap". Well, once in a while some of any of it might fly around here. No promises, but you've been warned!

I am the little lady with curls on the right.
I am the second youngest of eight kids. 

I lost my dear mom 8 years ago today. Not a day goes by without thinking of her so fondly.
The older I get, the more I realize I am so like her. She would smile with me admitting that!

Mom loved to cook, and especially bake. Check.

Mom sewed a lot, but mostly out of necessity. Check, but not the necessity part, unless you consider "sanity" a necessity. Double check.

Mom loved to read, but usually non-fiction. Check, but I prefer fiction.

Mom was frugal and knew how to save money. Check.

Mom loved to garden. Check, but my gardens are full of flowers, not veggies.

Mom loved Jesus. Check!!!

So, it is with so many memories and great pride in having Hazel as my mom, I dedicate this blog to her.

For so many people, I will always be known as "Hazel's Daughter".

Until the day I see you again on those streets of gold in Heaven, I love you, Mom!


  1. This is lovely. Your mum would be proud. x

  2. Love it!!! Your mom would be beaming with pride!!

  3. I love it! And it makes you stand out from the crowd. I'll remember this name. :)

  4. What a lovely tribute to your mom. I am sorry for your loss. I know how difficult it must be and the years really don't make it easier, do they? And I totally get the name thing. My mom's name is Harriet. Everyone knows exactly who I'm talking about when I say, I'm Harriet's daughter!

  5. I was going to say the same thing as Kim....lovely tribute.... It is not easy but I do love the name Hazel and she left you with some awesome memories.

  6. Such a heart warming post. I also am going to be changing my blog name. Something that really holds deep meaning for me. I always wanted a real connection to my blog name and have finally found it. Now to figure out how to change my shop and my blog header and all that! I’m not very tech savvy over here :) Love your new name!!

  7. This is a very loving and heartfelt post. Thank you for sharing it with us:)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)