Rodeo pictures

Over the holiday Shelbi (13) started an art assignment for the Houston Rodeo. Something about having to take pictures that have to do with the rodeo, but not obviously so. Huh. So. . . I ask, “Is it a photography assignment?” “Noooo. For art mom.” She says. “Photography is art.” “Yes. I know but that’s not the assignment.” “Well then, What is the assignment?” “You know, just take pictures and then use it for inspiration. You wouldn’t understand.” “What am I an a idiot? ” *long pause…eyes Read more […]

Little Girl Butterfly Makeup ( a slackers picture tutorial)

  TODAY IS HALLOWEEN!!!! And it’s 4:14 Am, and I’m behind schedule. Lots to do, today. I’m making Pumpkin Bread, Turkey Chili, Pumpkin Seeds, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, KettleCorn,  Hot Cider for the evening meal. Boo Berry, Count Chocula, and Fruity Mummy? Cereal for breakfast. . .with uncured Turkey Bacon:) Right now, I’m straightening up the house because nobody wants the fright of seeing our casa in its current state. Oh! And my costume! Catch me on Instagram later Read more […]

Homemade Teen Beach Movie Costume: Biker Babe Picture Tutorial.

Around this time of year, there is A LOT of argueing in my house. Children wanting to be silly little princesses or American dolls and me screaming at the top of my lungs that scary costumes are all the rage. Trying to shatter their ever hopeful dreams of being pretty. “You are pretty ALL THE TIME. Why on earth do you want to be pretty on Halloween?”  I plead. They just look at me and shake their heads. As in usual fashion, this year, Soledad decided she wanted to be an American Read more […]

Owl Throw Up/ Owl Reguratation/ Owl Pellets Or Yogurt Clusters with Raisins, Pretzels, and Peanuts

  Today. I woke up, put on a pair of jeans, a t-shirt, and tennis shoes and brought the 4-year-old to pre-school. No make-up. Hair barely brushed. I dropped her off, got back into my car and decided to spend the next 3 hours shopping for Shelbi’s (13 th) birthday coming up this Sunday. And while I was shopping for perfume, mascara (this is what my 13-year-old dreams of), jewelry, and whatever . . . . . .I kept catching glimpses of myself in the mirror. Black circles under my eyes. Frumpy, baggy Read more […]

Halloween Homemade Candy: Milk Chocolate Pumpkin Seed and Candy Corn Bark and A Crazy About Chocolate GIVEAWAY!

Okay, look. If we are going to do this thing, this blogging thing. . . . This thing —-> where I type  and you read. You know. . . . .THIS. YOU. AND. ME. It might get a little rough. Like, I might say,”I PROMISE IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER TO POST EVERY SINGLE DAY BECAUSE I’M THE HALLOWEEN GURU, AND I LOOOOVVEEE HALLOWEEN. AND I LOVE YOU. . .” BLAH. BLAH. BLAH. And then you’ll be like, “Great. Fab. I’ll try and click over everyday.” But only, sometimes when you click over (like Read more […]

Halloween Breadsticks: Aunt Cinnamon Sugar’s Achy Bones

  Yesterday, my best friend brought her daughters to the ballpark to watch Bella play softball. When I saw her walking across the field, I was ECSTATIC. Completely overjoyed. OUT OF MY MIND HAPPY. I kissed the girls. Kissed my best friend and settled into the bleachers with the biggest grin on my face. We talked about books. And movies, and websites about movies that have turned into books and completely beautiful houses from those movies that were books. I know. The important Read more […]

My favortite Pumpkin BREAD/CAKE EVER. . .revisited.

it’s getting really close to halloween now. . . not even three full weeks to go. which is why i am not capitalizing any letters in this post. i’m in much too much of a rush for all of that. we’ll play a total of 6 ball games this weekend and their is laundry everywhere in this house. clearly i’m getting on the 12 year olds nerves and the 7 year old is having a nervous breakdown. the nine year old has a headache, and has turned slightly into the 12 year old with her study habits. Read more […]

EASY Halloween Pocket Pillows: Made in 15 minutes!

Dear Warwick, Happy Anniversary!  I love you. I just wanted you to know that sometimes you can be a little bit unreasonable, and that is why I have made you these Halloween pillows, at 2:30 in the morning. I realize that you love me and want to spend every waking moment with me on our anniversary. I get it. I understand. So for you, I woke up, while you still slept away like a baby at 2:33 AM and I came to work on my blog. I sewed, I sweated, I lost needles in the carpet, all so I wouldn’t Read more […]

EASY Halloween Chandelier. . .in 5 minutesTops!

Last night, was National Night Out.  Our neighbors had a little party and ate some barbecue while the children ran around like wild monkeys playing carnival games. I love talking to my neighbors and finding out all the things that happen behind their beveled glass doors. The nights topic. . .kids and homework. . .and parents having to stay up into the wee hours of the morning helping them with it.  They teased and chided about how their kids hated language arts, or had way too many math equations Read more […]

20 Fun Things to Do For Halloween

  Hi. I’m Nicki Woo. And I’m Crazy. Crazy for Halloween that is. Currently, my house is in shambles. Clean laundry is on the couch. Dirty dishes are in the sink. My underarms are in need of scrubbin’. But none of that matters. BECAUSE TODAY IS OCTOBER 1ST, and that my friends is the start of . . . .my favorite season of all. . . . .HALLOWEEEEENNNNNN! I will be dedicating this month to all things Creepy, Spooky, and Orange. I will post for 31 days straight, and my children and Read more […]