What I have learned this summer. . .from my life. . .and Pinterest via my sister.

It’s a funny thing how four tiny people can totes get on your nerves and make you scream to the high heavens.. . . for every day of a three month period (June-August) and yet the very thought of them going back from whence they came (school) could have you teary eyed and snot ridden.Huh.Can’t I remember that time I told them “NO! You CAN NOT!!!” And they did.They did right in front of my face.Smiling.Laughing.Happy.Huh.And what about that time they ate me out of house and home.And I caught the little Read more […]

Strawberry Filling for a birthday cake . . .Super Easy and Delish!!!!

Yesterday I went running.When I came back. I stank.I was a sweaty, hot, bloody mess.I walked to my room, took off my shoes and socks and started to stretch.In walks Phoebe.Phoebe: Hi Mommy.Me: Hi.She leans over and gives me a kiss.Phoebe: Oooh. *scrunches her face*. You stink.Me: No, I don’t. As a matter a fact I brushed my teeth and I KNOW my breath doesn’t stink.Phoebe: No. Not your mouth. Your other parts. . . . . .Everything else.Me: Oh. Ok. You’re probably right.24 hours later.I’m typing on Read more […]

Seaweed Wraps with Rice Noodles, Peanut Sauce and Pickled Beets

I’ve got a Monkey on my back.Or a kid on my desk.Or a headache. And I keep forgetting to do things.And I think my butt is getting. FAT. TER.Not flat.I could deal with that.But fat. Uuuuh.BUT. BUTT.Things are appearing around here.Like lovely, marvelous books that smell of cardboard and scotch tape. Filled with gorg. Recipes that make me, want to ‘want’ a less fat butt. And then. . .this showed up on my doorstep yesters. Yelling at me.YOU CAN DO IT.AND IT’LL BE SO EASY.LOOK HOW GOOD THIS LOOKS! Read more […]

Green Goddess Juice (Grapefruit, Apple, Celery) made in a Blender

{Enter my CLEAN FOOD COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY}   Oh my Lord.   It’s all I could think as my head pounded from the sound of the blaring TV. I kept my eyes shut, willing my brain to turn off and fall back to sleep. And then the alarm blasted ON. RRRRIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG DIIIIINNNNNNGGGGGG. BBBBLLLLLAAAAAAHHHHHH. Uuh. My eyes opened and the lights in the bedroom were blazing. Where is my husband? Why is Usher singing in my alarm clock? WHY ARE THE LIGHTS ON AND SCREAMING AT MY 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 […]

Mexican Lasagna and A Child who Shutters at the Sight of Me. (Plus! A GIVEAWAY!!!)

(Winner announced below)Camera at the ready.My hand cupped the lens. My eye peering through the view finder, searching. Searching.Where is she?I let the camera strap rest around my neck as the camera dangles and I look for her.There she is.Green and white striped shirt. Her back to me. Walking away . . . . down the corridor. Walking away from me.”Shelbi!” I yelled.She turned around and looked at me, but only for a second.Quickly, she swung her head back around and weaving herself into the massive Read more […]

LOW-FAT BUTTERSCOTCH BLONDIES, & A Cookie Lover’s Cookbook Giveaway!

{Winner announced below. . ..}Notice anything different around here?Yup.It’s a New Year.And I’ve got a new philosophy.I’d like a smaller buttocks.And a snazzier looking house.AND a classier looking blog.I started with my blog.Let’s analyze.Tones of gray mean, I love rain. And gray cats with blue eyes, and thunderstorms. POPS of GREEN! Say I love life!!! Freshly mowed grass, and Emeralds!!Frozen Mint Mojito on the side says, I’m tired, and I need a drink, with fresh weeds attached, because that’s Read more […]

Halloween Couple Costume: Super Heroine and Evil Villian/ Cat Burglar

In a world infested with evil.Where crime had run amok………………Two individuals were left to fight to the finish.Of the same family.Once best friends,Now, bitter enemies.yet. . . .still. in. love.Friday, October 19th. 6:30 am.Me: Hey. I told Sam we would come by their Halloween Party tonight.Warwick:  Okay.Me:  That means we need costumes.Warwick: Okay.Me: That means we have to decide on something.Warwick: Okay.Me: Together!Warwick: Hmmmm. What do you got?Me: Well, I’m not sure if you’ll 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 […]

Bedroom Makeover on a Budget

I was a bit of a witch with a ‘b’ yesterday.I screamed and hollered about not being able to do IT ALL.I think I may have thrown the top to the blender across the kitchen. Or that could have been the day before yesterday, but I definetly threw it.I witched and moaned about football being on the television ALL THE TIME.And then I watched two games in a row because I was too lazy to get up and change the channel.After giving Warwick a glaring look, a huff, and an exhausted roll of my shoulders he Read more […]