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 […]

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 […]

Mango and Blueberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Bacon & What To Expect When Your Expecting: A Movie Review!

  Well, I can tell you what I wasn’t expecting.To like this movie, that’s what.What is that saying? Too many chickens in the coop. All trying to rule the roost. . . .Or be bossy. . .Or steal the limelight. . . ..I’m not sure, but you know what I mean.Too many mega stars. . .in one location, can make me a little nervous. . .Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Chris Rock,  Dennis Quaid, and Matthew Morrison. . . . . . . .I can happily report,  ALL played nice.  Stellar in fact.  They done good. They Read more […]

My Laundry Room. . . .Redone!

Wanna see somethin’?I mean it’s not real fancy, or real flashy, but its mine, and I like it.Before, uuggghhh. Before, it was a horror. A horror I say.  I didn’t even want to step foot into that place.So, I decided to clean that sucker out.This is what it looked like before I cleaned it out. . . . . .And this is what it looked like after I cleaned it out. Better, I think.Then, I got out the paint, the same color I used in the girl’s bathroom , and I painted with the same kid that helped me paint 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 […]

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 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 […]

How To Make a Giant Spider Out of PVC Pipe

A few weeks ago, when we were having all that trouble with the bully, one of the neighbor kids did something really kind and generous for my daughter Soledad.  While she sat on the bus being ostracized, he leaned over stroked her back and told her it was going to be okay.  Then he handed her his last Oreo cookie and told her to feel better, and walked her off the bus.It was just a little thought.But it was HUGE. To her and to me.He exhibited the type of character that I hope all my children have Read more […]

How to Decorate Your Bathroom Mirror with Glass Stones

Remember when I started painting my little girls’ bathroom? I was all gung ho, excited and happy-like. That was 2 months ago, and I haven’t been able to show you the finished product because somebody named THE MAN WHO WAS SUPPOSED TO MAKE ALL MY DREAMS COME TRUE has been a little lax in hanging up the photograph and installing the door knobs and cabinet pulls.If your listening Mr. Woo (and I know you are) I love you, I truly do, BUT ENOUGH WITH THE EXCUSES. “I had to go to work. I had to watch the Read more […]

Homemade Fresh Lemonade Kool-Aid and Other Things You Should Know

1.  I like to paint bathrooms.2.  I like to paint bathrooms in my pajamas.3.  My pajamas are old t-shirts.4.  I don’t brush my hair when I paint bathrooms in my pajamas.5.  I like to take pictures of myself while painting bathrooms in my pajamas to prove that I actually do stuff.6. I used to wear Tom’s Deodorant, because I don’t like aluminum in my deodorant. I buy Peach scented Tom’s Deodorant.7.  My husband told me that Tom’s Deodorant doesn’t work. 8.  My husband told me I didn’t smell Read more […]