Mama Lett’s German Chocolate Cake

Currently, I’m going through a bit of a metamorphosis.Which is actually quite apropos, since it’s Spring Break around these parts.I’m looking around my house and thinking I need to shed this old skin.I need to start making my house look like what it looks like in my head.I need to clean out my laundry room and paint, paint, paint!Maybe something blue like I saw on Pintrest.I’m thinking these wicker baskets should line the shelves to hide all the ugly cleaning supplies and mosquito repellent.And Read more […]

Superbowl Party Food: Uber Easy Oven Baked Meatballs with Flaxseed Water instead of Egg. . .Yum!!!!

{Last Day to enter the Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook Giveaway! Ends tonight Feb. 1, 2012!}[2 Days Ago]Okay.I sat down to type to you, and tell you some other stuff but I’ve got some serious heavy business on my mind that just can’t be escaped.I was shopping the other day at TJ Maxx looking for new pillows for my couches . . . .to match a new painting on my wall. . . .and I found a purse.Mustard.Hobo-esque.Genuine Leather.With pockets for glasses, and keys, and make-up. Inside pockets. Outside pockets. 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 […]

How to Steam Clean Your Microwave Lickety Split with Vinegar and Water

I looked into her eyes, and there was sadness.”What’s wrong?” I whispered.Nothing but a blank stare. She looked pale, her eyes droopy. In the ten seconds before it happened she just kept shaking her head signaling, no.no.no.I leaned over to hold her face, to beg her to tell me what was making her so gloomy. Then.. . . .She threw up.1, 2, 3, 4, 5. . . . .no I think it was 6 times. . .all over the gym floor. All over her cute little jump suit. Inside of my favorite red leather purse.In front of  . Read more […]

How To: Gothic Punk Screaming Banshee Costume

A few days ago I really let my 10 year old kid have it. I yelled and I yelled, and I yelled some more. I was so mad. So hurt. So FURIOUS.By the end of my rage, I honestly didn’t know why I was yelling.  And upon asking her if she knew why I was yelling, she didn’t know either.Darn it. Hate it when that happens.Anyway, just a few moments ago I just put Phoebe down for her nap. And she said, “Mama, hug.”And I gave her a tight hug. I got up walked to the door, and she said, “Mama, kiss.” And I ran 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 […]

Willow Smith Halloween Costume How-To :Whip Your Hair!

HAIR.4 letters. So much meaning.It’s important. Yes it is.  And it’s caused me a WHOLE LOT OF TROUBLE in my life.My hair is thick and coarse and wavy and frizzy. But it doesn’t seem the least bit curly. How in the heck can that be? I don’t know. I’ve been asking God that myself for the last 35 years.My girls all have varying amounts of hair, all coarse, all curly.And generally, we straighten it, because it’s easier that way.And every time I put a hair dryer to their hair, or mine I think “WHYYYYYY! Read more […]

My Little Pony Make-Up Step By Step Tutorial

There comes a time in every child’s life, where they have to choose.Choose between good, evil, or someplace neither here nor there.The time has come for my child, and she has chosen the path less taken. Or maybe it’s the path more taken. I don’t know. My feelings are hurt. Anyway. . .She has chosen. . . .the store bought costume.I’m beside myself with worry and guilt?Will it fit? Will it be cheaply made? Have I let her down in the past by not making her costumes to her specifications?I can make a Read more […]

How To Make A Dora The Explorer Costume in 5 minutes

Oh my goodness.I’ve got an Explorer.And her name is Dora.Dora, Dora, Dora, the Explooooorrrreeeerrrrr!!!!!!!!!”No. No. No. No. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Mama. Boots. Boots. Boots. Boots. (Dora’s faithful sidekick)I WANT DORA, Mama. Dora! Dora! Dora!”Okay I get the point.The same point that I have gotten 2 other times before this. . . . . .when I made this very same costume for two other Dora aficionados.Though one wasn’t really an Exploradora, she was more of a Grumpadora.And the other one hung up 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 […]