Monthly Archives: August 2011

Come Visit Me Over at Midnight Mommy

I am guest posting over at Midnight Mommy today. This is my first guest posting opportunity which highlights one of my stories… so I’m especially excited. I would love if you would join me! ********* Our puppets are featured today … Continue reading

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Library Porn

Every two weeks our family visits the library to pick up books. Little did I know the library was supplying my nine year old with porn. My son typically chooses five chapter books and two comic books. I usually read … Continue reading

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Elmo Inspires

On a whim, I threw My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud by Kevin Clash into my library bag at the same time as I picked up … Continue reading

Posted in activities, Alex, Andrew, art work, books, caroline, crafts, Elmo, observations, paper craft, parenting | 17 Comments

Mr. Potato Head

My six year old cracks me up. Why play the game when you can… …put the pieces up your nose.  

Posted in Andrew, dress up, family, games, parenting | 6 Comments

Summer Reading

 I’ve completed a little summer reading and have a few to recommend. Amazingly, all three of these books were chosen while I was walking the library aisles. Enjoy! Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock From the back cover: Eleven-year-old Roz … Continue reading

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It’s So Hot…

It’s so hot…. …you could fry an egg on the side walk….   …as long as you like your eggs a little runny…..  with a touch of salmonella.

Posted in activities, Alex, Andrew, food, observations, science | 12 Comments

Mother Effer

Last week I joined a gym by our house. The flyer in our mailbox stated, “$12 monthly, no initiation fee!” I mean twelve bucks. It’s practically free. I’ve got to join. Well, $124 dollars later I was a member. The … Continue reading

Posted in activities, bargains, exercise, observations, weight loss | 41 Comments

Chair Redo – Guest Post By Kelly

My sister Kelly has graciously agreed to guest post today about her furniture redo. She is our family traveler, a mighty fierce businesswoman, and always up for fun. Kelly is slowly adjusting to Chicago winters by taking extended tropical vacations. … Continue reading

Posted in crafts, furniture, house projects | 7 Comments

Shark Week

This is “Shark Week” on the Discovery channel and the boys have enjoyed it immensely. Each night they watch one of the hour long shows and discuss it afterwards as they go to bed. Enthusiastic retellings of vicious attacks, stories … Continue reading

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All Made Up

In one of the most ironic occurrences of my life…I won a make up party. What? Jennifer won a make up party? The girl who never wears make up? Me. Shorts loving, pony tail wearing, wash n’go me won a … Continue reading

Posted in activities, clothes, dress up, hair, Ladies Night, observations, party | 8 Comments