The Push-Pop Trend

Looks like the long-standing cupcake trend has had a make-over.  And you know what?  I totally dig it!  I’m honked off that I didn’t think of this in the first place.  Of course, the first thing my cheap self thought when I saw these was, “Hope!  I can make push-ups with that cheap sherbet and my kid will never know they’re not the grossly over-priced rainbow ones!”

You can find these push-pop containers at the Layer Cake Shop (my fave place for baking supplies).  I can’t wait to make some of these myself.   These are a few that are inspiring me to binge on cake batter and sprinkles.  (Click on image to visit site).

Paper Shoes!

Don’t you just love paper?  I do.  I love paper.  I want to make myself a paper dress.  I’d always thought paper shoes were out of the question.  UNTIL!  Lookie here!  I found paper shews!  The Cinderella princess shoe is actually part of a Glamour Princess printable party pack you can find HERE….for free!

The baby shoe template can be found HERE.  I think they’re a great idea for baby shower favors.  Or cats.  Whatever.  Get some scissors and carry on.

Dollar Store Magic Times

I’m addicted to the Dollar Store the way Ezel is addicted to crack.  Seriously.  I’m like MacGyver up in there.  So I figured I’d periodically share some of my Dollar-ific creations….feel free to totally rip off my ideas.  In this economy, I encourage you to do so.

‘Pretty in Pink’

*  Glass cylinder vase: $1

*  Three (3) silk flower stems: $3

*  White satin ribbon: $1

*  Scrapbook paper: $1

TOTAL:  $6 of royal cheapness!

Another variation…also $6 (Dollar Store):

Shameless Plug

I took a much needed break over the holidays, but now I’m back at it!  Just starting to add new yum-yums over at Whimsy Dreams…perfect for Valentine’s Day! Come check it out……HERE!

You can also check me out on Facebook…over HERE!

Paige & Cali’s 5th Birthday Soiree

Click on photo for a slide show of Paige & Cali’s 5th Birthday Extravaganza:


Irresponsible Party Planning 101

While the responsible writers and bloggers have been informing the world of current events and happenings, I’ve been armpit deep in a gross display of party planning extravagance that borders on the obscene.  My daughter and her BFF are having a “Princess & Knights” party in tandem and we, the mothers, have went and lost the good sense God gave us.  My partner in party-plannery gives a HI-larious account of this debauchery over at Deep South Observations.

I, on the other hand, will merely post pics of what we’ve done so far.  Almost every single thing is handmade…the tutus, tunics, bouquets….HANDMADE, YA’LL!!!  The Other Mother has this whack notion of getting this party featured in Town & Country and every party-planning blog in the blogosphere.  God bless her.  The humidity done went and rendered her stupid.   Did I mention there will be real ponies at this party?

So here’s what our spoiled filthy little five year olds have to look forward to:

Rogue Blogging

Sometimes I spend an obscene amount of time staring at a blank screen or sheet of paper.   Totally blank.  Totally blocked.  Especially when I’m stupid busy outside of my laptop.  I’ve combed over the countless sites out there, designed to “jump-start” your blocked blogging dilemmas…and quite frankly, they’ve only made things worse.  So.  Here’s my plan.  I’m going to pick a random site and answer their blogging suggestions as fast as I can with no thought going into my answers whatsoever.

Okay.  Here we go.

1)  How to save money on groceries: Starve

2)  Tips on using coupons: Everyone hates the coupon lady who holds up the entire grocery line.

3)  If I were a television producer: I’d be fired.

4)  When I feel frustrated: I eat Toblerones and yell.

5)  Things that irritate you:  Not enough time, space or wattage.

6)  Things that make you laugh:  People falling down.  There.  I said it.

7)  What do you want for Christmas:  A Michael Kors watch that actually fits my scrawny wrist.

8)  Talk from the viewpoint of your bird:  My poop is lookin’ like a stalagmite here.

9)  Explain why you are superior to everyone:  Well, I would.  But since everyone else is  ignorant, I won’t waste my time.

10)  Brainstorm ideas to get our troops out of Iraq:  Umm….LEAVE!

11)  List some lies you’ve told your kids:  Keep cracking your fingers and your knuckles will look like granite rocks.  If you keep jumping off the sofa like that, you’ll break your neck and die.  If you keep jumping off the top bunk, you’ll break your neck and die.  If you don’t eat green things, you’ll get rickets.  Keep spilling sugar on the floor and the cockroaches will come chew the legs off your stool.

12)  Your most serious injury: Got hit in the face by a line-drive whilst playing softball.  Now my left eye clicks.

13)  Your worst kiss:  Some pimply faced kid named Freddy during church camp.  He had braces and smelled like corn dogs and feet.

14)  Why you married your spouse:  He completes me.

15)  Where do you find spirituality?  In the God-Winks…the synchronicities.

16)  Your childhood dreams:  When I graduated from Kindergarten, I wanted to be a photographer so I could make things stand still.  Today, I take pictures to make things stand still.

17)  If you had a super-power, what would it be:  I’d be invisible and steal the cable man’s tools.  Then I’d go around and give everyone free cable.

18)  Your worst subject in school:  Math.  I still count on my fingers.

19)  Your unexpected mentor:  My daughter, Cali.  Wise beyond her years.

20)  Your biggest fear: Cancer