Meal on the Go! Simple Summer Sub Sandwich

Guess what everybody.It’s the summer.It’s Summer Olympics Time!And Black People Can’t swim!Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of footage on how black people can’t swim.I think it’s because (fantastically enough) there are three black swimmers on the 2012 US Olympic Swimming Team, which is adding much needed diversity.I think the point the media is trying to make is that a high percentage of black people don’t know how to swim. Which, my friends, is very, very different from flat out NOT BEING ABLE Read more […]

Firework Brownies: Easy Blonde Brownies with Sprinkles (made with cake mix!)

The other day Bella took some photo albums off the shelf and sat on the couch to peruse.Little Phoebe climbed up the couch and onto her sisters lap and settled in for the stories of all the wonderful times we’ve had.”And this is the time when you had a birthday party at the zoo. . . .Oh! and remember when you got that fantastic doll for Christmas? And this is the time when you went to Disneyland? Remember that?””I went to Disneyland? I went to the zoo?  I’m the baby! I’m the baby! I’m so cute!!!” 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 […]

My Garden of Weeds and Lawry’s Giveaway Winner Announced. . . . . .

[Winner to the Lawry’s Prize Pack and Rachael Ray Cookware Announced Below]Gardening is a lot like raising kids.It seems like a really great idea.You get super excited, and spend lots of money.Find spots in your life to plant, sow and reap.And you do.And it looks lovely. And the plants grow, and somehow you missed how they turned into big huge plants.Because there were so many darn weeds.Grass weeds.Clover weeds.And flower weeds, that were really quite pretty, but had to go because they weren’t in Read more […]

Memorial Day Meal: Santa Fe Oven Fajitas with a Pineapple and Red Bell Pepper Salsa and A GIVEAWAY!!!

Update:  The deadline for the giveaway has been extended until June 2, 2012!- – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – -I ummmm. . . . .screwed up.I met my husband at softball practice at 6:00 pm.I chatted with my friends, made jokes, and piddled around for 45 minutes while my other kids climbed the bleachers.I packed up my 5 year old, and drove her to her basketball game 10 minutes early.I opened the door to the gym and noticed her team on the court all sweaty, with 9 seconds remaining Read more […]

Tortilla Pizza and My Birthday Highlights

  I waited in line at the DMV for 45 minutes to renew my drivers license. I was by myself. I chewed a piece of gum and didn’t share. .. .and. . .I read a book. It was nice. While I was at the DMV, Lucky peed on the floor and rolled in it. Warwick said he didn’t smell, but he did. So I gave him a bath and he stood moderately still. We ate SUSHI for lunch!!!! Nobody ever wants to eat Sushi with me, but on my birthday. . .not one single complaint:)We early voted. I love pretending that I’m republican Read more […]

This month in Sports. . . .And Quick Cook Vegetarian Fried Noodles

She caught her!!!!!! This month it’s been sports, sports, sports, sports, sports. The end of some sports, the continuation of others, and the beginning of more.  It has had us in a bit of a tizzy, with not much time to rest between outings. But deep down in my gut I know all the flurry is worth the trouble. This is the only time in their lives where they can play until their hearts are content.  And if they do it now, when they’re my age Read more […]

Easter 2012

Can somebody please tell me why my eldest refuses to smile? I mean really smile . . . . like she is the happiest person in the world because the Easter Bunny just hopped on by and brought her goo gobs of stuff.Well stuff like cool erasers and pens.And stuff like awesome candy that Mom and Dad would never buy.And stuff like fun games to play when she’s bored.Not stuff like her friend Rache got.Not stuff like Vera Bradley backpacks.No stuff like Tom’s over priced ugly shoes that she would have loved.Just 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 […]

X-Acto Bulldog Manual Vacuum Mount Pencil Sharpener: It sure is pretty.

Children. Come hither.I have something that will change your lives.Our lives.No more anxiety about funky sharpened pencils where you can see the lead, you just can’t use it.No more woes about pencil shavings that burst and have been strewn all over the floor from your lack of coordination and pencil holding skills when you rotate a pencil.No more leg cramps as you stand over the trash can inhaling the fumes from last night’s dinner, while I yell at you to pay attention to what your doing while holding Read more […]