Little Things to Make Our Lives Better:. . . . Funley’s Crackers with Veg and Vitamins!:)

My mom is here.In my house. Upstairs. In the guest bedroom. Sleeping.Because she’s tired.And exhausted.Of me.And my four straight up, a mess children.”Well. . . .”she says. . . .”Everyone has been behaving well. . . .”But Jesus . . . . .Lord Jesus (I’m actually praying here)I know THAT IS NOT what she is really thinking.One kid,Lord help us all, won’t stop asking for food, which is very disturbing to my mother. “Why is she sooo hungry ALL THE TIME?” ‘Maybe she’s bored”, she’ll say. “Maybe she is Read more […]

Fingerling Potato Salad, A Note to Nana, and CLEAN FOOD by Terry Walters GIVEAWAY!!!!

Dear Mommy ( I call my mom ‘mommy’, sue me.),Sorry. I meant to share this with you last month, but alas time has gotten away from me. These are photos of Phoebe’s first Musical Program, and I thought you’d get a kick out of all of her silly expressions. The first photos are of her getting ready for the big event.I’ll narrate as I post the pics.She poses now. For every. single. picture. Just like her big sister Soledad. Whom she screams at. ALL THE TIME. Yet, she acts just like her. I know. I know. Read more […]

German Chocolate Cake Trifle and Christmas Memories

Christmas at my house. . . .I’m taking a picture of my kid taking a picture of food. I’m so proud.I should be ashamed of myself.I yelled A LOT on Christmas Eve.I’m not even sure why I was so grumpy.Nana baked the cookies with the girls.The neighbor took the kids carolling.But I had been on my feet for like 3 days.And I was getting bitter.And I tend to get the grumpy bug anytime I feel overworked.Uuuggghh.Cry me a river.It is, what it is.When we were getting ready to go to midnight mass I took one Read more […]

Southwest Chicken Salad and Pooping Pups, Powdery Mildew, and a Perfect Pick for Red Wine! (Graffigna Malbec Reserve 2010)

Hi. It’s me again.I’m having a bit of a day.My dog decided to climb up on the coffee table and make a boo boo.Not as in hurt himself.A crap crap.As in crapped on the table on top of the clothes that I was going to finish folding.On another note, Lucky (my dog) has been hopping onto the kitchen table chairs THAT MY CHILDREN REFUSE TO PUSH IN AFTER THEY HAVE EATEN, and he has been eating their dinners straight off their plates.Not good.ESPECIALLY since he is on a new vegetarian dog food diet that Read more […]

Cinnamon Streusal Muffins, Baking Basics and Beyond GIVEAWAY, and Texting with Love. . . .

Nana just got an iPhone.She loves it.I love it.She has a Words with Friends Game (similar to scrabble) going on with EVERY member of my family. Except Phoebe, and as soon as Feebs gets an iPod touch, I’m sure she’ll oblige.I told her, “Mommy, I’m really busy, I don’t have a lot of time to play games, but I’ll try.”And it took me like two weeks but, now I’m in and I’m loving it.Also, she sends the funniest texts.Whenever she types, “Oh, boy!” It comes out “Ho Boy!”, which makes me chuckle every. 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 […]