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 […]

Thrift Store Find: Covering A Toy Box With Contact Paper!

Two weeks ago and everyday since, Phoebe has told me what a good girl she is. It goes kind of like this. . Phoebe (4): Mommy. MOMMY! Me: Yes. Phoebe: Mommy? Me: Yeeesssss. Phoebe: I don’t know why, but I’m always good. Like I’m never bad. Never.       Me: Yes. You are always good. You’re a sweet, sweet, girl. Phoebe: I’m like the best one, right? Out of me, Shelbi, Bella, and Soledad. I’m the best one, right? They are always bad. And Read more […]

Decorating a Pre-Teens Room With Instagram:) LOL. BFF. OMG.

ODE TO INSTAGRAMOh! Sweet App How I Love Thee!And to think. . .you were purchased for free.So why then, don’t I use you?When then, do you linger on my phone like a pretty girl at a dance with no one to dance with?I have made a commitment to tap on you more.To tap on you and friend ‘friends’ that I do not know thru you.I will find those said friends and look at their Instagrams.I will laugh. Ha!How funny!How crafty!How very, very, interesting. . . . .And think to myself. . .I’m fun, crafty, and interesting, Read more […]

Monogrammed (Personalized) Fabric Covered Pin Board & Crafts She Saw on Pinterest

{Enter the Good Housekeeping Cookie Lover’s Cookbook Giveaway!}I walked into my daughters room and was blinded by the mad chaos of it all.Clothes strewn about.Dirty Clothes.Clean Clothes that I had just washed.Clothes that I’ve never seen before in my life.And as I hyperventilated, I reminded myself that I loved this child.That she, in fact is a child, and not some evil alien sent to earth to live in my house and make it impossible for me to have it clean. Ever.Breathe.Breathe.Breathe.Remember how Read more […]

Pepitas! and Homemade Lalaloopsy Vampire Costume

[Don’t forget to enter My Redwood Hill Farm Dairy Giveaway!]Yesterday I yelled at my kid for being too excited for Halloween.I know what your thinking.No, I didn’t really yell. I just raised my voice.But no. I yelled. LOUD.Something like.”I’m so tired i don’t know what to do and you people wont ever leave me alone! and i guess i’ll let you try on your costume if you would just give me a moments peace. so just go try it on and try not to say anything . NO TALKING. NO TALKING. I can’t hear myself think!!! Read more […]

Halloween Costume: Peacock Massacre

 Pre-teens are weierd.My 11 year old pre-teen is weird.I’m weird too.But not quite as weird as her.Which, honestly.Has me slightly envious.Because, I love the weird.The misunderstanding that lurks behind the mysterious.The strange sense of curiosity of the the completely ridiculous.Yes.I love all things eccentric.And I love that kid.Ghastly grotesque,she tickles me with her Halloween fantasies.When she was younger, she would wet her whistle on the traditional. Princess attire, green faced witch Read more […]

Halloween Costume: Lalaloopsy Make-Up (Easy as 1-2-3) !

I swear, if one more of my children comes up to me and tells me they want to be a princess or a unicorn or.  . . .heaven forbid a princess unicorn. . .I WILL THROW UP ALL OVER THEM. . .and all over my husband for spawning such girls.Girls who would rather wear pink instead of black.Girls who would call for their knight instead of their broom.Girls who would rather be pretty instead of jaw droopingly ugly.Seriously.This is an outrage.Anyway. . .Enough of my complaining.I’m sure I do this every year, Read more […]

A Budget Friendly Halloween Mantle, Spooky Forest Effects, and Candy in a Pickle Jar

I’m always dreaming up things that I want to do.Sometimes I don’t have the time.And. . . .Sometimes I don’t have the money.But lately, I’ve been thinking, WHY, WHY, WHY???Surely you jest.For if  thou havest these thoughts for which I am most dubiously inclined, then SISTER, DEAREST Friend, in thy most patient virtue there must be a way for my will to be done.And then I say to myself.”Why are you talking like that.You crazy nut job.But. . .You do have a rather interesting take on the situation.Why Read more […]

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 […]

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 […]