Quick and Classic Low Fat Banana Bread

{Don’t forget to enter The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook Giveaway!}- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – — – – – I tell my 5 year old all the time “Don’t grow up too fast. Stay short. Stay sweet.””Okay, Mommy.” She says. “I’ll try.”And because she’s be so compliant and trying to stay small for me, and she’s cuter than all get out, Santa brought her something extra special this Christmas.An Ipod touch.Despite the fact that she just started coloring in the lines, and is barely on the verge Read more […]

How To Keep Your Dog Smelling Fresh. . . . .with products you already have at home.

Me:  I need to go to the doctor in the morning.  Do you want to come with me?Mom:  Sure. Why do you have to go to the doctor?Me: Oh nothing serious.  I need to see the dermatologist for a follow up visit. My face just gets really rosy, with these fine little bumps. Kinda like a heat rash on my cheeks.Mom: *silence.* Oh.Me:  Don’t worry. It’s called Acne Rosacia and she’s just going to look and see what progress we’ve made. Probably just change my prescription up a bit.  It’s hardly even noticeable.Mom:  Read more […]

Cut Out Sugar Cookies and the Easiest Sugar Cookie Icing

Waiting for Nana and Santa’s arrival.  The kids made up Nana’s bed with fresh sheets, pillows topped with chocolates. A bottle of water and sweet notes with drawings were placed on her bedside table.If you look really close, there is a Shelf Elf crammed into the center of the chandelier. How in the world did he get in there? Probably spying on the 11 and 5 year old. It was a little dicey there for awhile.Making cookies at 9 pm on Christmas Eves’s Eve.  Bad idea.That’s my stocking. Not sure Read more […]

Thanksgiving Eve Dinner: Healthy Choice Top Chef Cafe Steamers

This is where I am today. In my car, on my way to my sister’s house, typing away to you because you’re such a great listener.It’s 24 hours before Thanksgiving Dinner is due on the table, and I’m stressed the mess out.I went to Walmart at midnight, Tom Thumb at 6am, and still I have no crystallized ginger. Guess what I’ll be making from scratch later on today. Hope it’s easy.My hair is scraggly, I want to get it chopped off, and Warwick got all tiffy because I prefer to get my locks cut Read more […]

Breaking Dawn Part 1 Movie Review – please tell me you’re not surprised

Hi.I’m back.Sorry I’ve been gone so long.  I didn’t intend for it to be this way. It’s just that I had to go see Breaking Dawn with my bestie. And I had good intentions of typing away to you at 3 am all my thoughts about the movie immediately after the midnight showing, but I was in a total daze.Let me show you why.So then I started thinking “Oh my goodness. Why am I behaving this way? I love to talk to you. Why won’t my fingers type. Why won’t my brain work? Why can’t I stop thinking about this Read more […]

Ramblings on Breaking Dawn Part 1 and Butterscotch Bread Pudding for your Thanksgiving Dessert!

[If you haven’t already, enter my latest giveaway, it ends 11/20/11. It’s for Chinese Food. Yum.] As I type this it is exactly 2 days 17 hours and 07 minutes and 56 seconds before Breaking Dawn Part 1 comes out. THIS IS A HUGE DEAL. I read all of the books in the span of 2 weeks. There are 4, and they are huge, and I have 4 kids. That’s a big deal. I watched the first movie Twilight at home with my husband and I fell in love all over again, with him, cinema, and ummm. . .errrrrr. . . .Edward Cullen. Read more […]

Frankenstein and His Beloved Bride: A Picture Tutorial

I love Halloween. It’s my chance to find connections with the part of me that scares me the most, but the part that delights me to no end. So if you invite me to a Halloween Party, you ‘bess believe that I’ll be coming. Frankensteins hair, is the “High Top Fade Wig” at Party City. The bolts on the side of his neck can also be found there and most Halloween Dress Shops for only $1.99. They suction to the skin, so we purchased spirit gum to ensure they would stay securely ($2.99) Green paint galore, Read more […]

Halloween Cupcakes: The Toxic Bite!

I’m a horrible, horrible, terrible person.And I’ve misjudged.Well, not misjudged. I really did judge quite right.Maybe I spoke too soon. Too much. Maybe.Maybe not.Well, let’s just say I said a person was something, that they sometimes can be in brief spurts of time, but they aren’t always that way.Probably hardly ever that way. And my subconscious just ran away will the horrible, horrible, terrible thoughts I was having, and before you knew it, I sat down at my computer, type typed typed away and Read more […]

How to Make a Giant Centipede For Your Yard

My kids play a lot of sports.Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, and Soccer.  And let me tell you, we hear a whole lot of stuff on the sidelines.  News about divorces. Catty nonsense about Hoochie Mama parents. Dumb mumblings about people’s cats and dogs that we care not about. And lots and lots of rude remarks about life in general.This past weekend as my kid played her heart out on the soccer field, among a group of similarly sized, talented and aged children (she plays on a Co-Ed Read more […]

Update on My Dad & Some Pictures for His Review

Update On My Dad’s Heart Transplant Recovery:Well folks, all your kind words, positive energy and loving prayers seem to be working WELL. My Pops is well on his way to recovery. He’s still sick, and in ICU but now he is very alert, moving around a bit, with a brand spanking new 20 YEAR OLD heart.  No more fevers, dialysis, breathing tubes, and other crazy horrible wonderful contraptions. The doctors are very optimistic, and and encouraged by his continued progress everyday. Today’s  prescribed Read more […]