Wordless Wednesday – Halloween (in Real Life)


These are my babies!  OK, only the two on the left are my real kids (worker man and China doll).  The others are my best friends' children...but I call them my own!  The first time we took this photo there were only 3 of them and they were only 3 yrs old! In an effort to stay eco-friendly both of my kids got to pick their costume from their large stash of dress up clothes.  This is what he choose.  He collected candy in his box. My 'real life' friends!  We've been friends for 5-6 years since I moved to the area.  I love my gals!  (I'm the one in the white shirt - my son called me an eco-witch.)  My 'costume' (if you can call it that) was stolen from my kids dress up box.  I'm wearing his Darth Vadar cape, her witch hat, and you can't see it but I have a green extension in (stolen from the Rockin' Green gals at the ABC Expo.) So there you have it, a glimpse into my real life outside of my computer.  This is where I try to keep myself grounded and remind myself about what really ... [ Read More ]

Wordless Wednesday – Back to the Roots

Back to the Roots Mushroom Kits

This weeks Wordless Wednesday is sponsored by Back to the Roots. This was a project that my son was super excited about.  About a week a go I received a cardboard box in the mail from Back to the Roots along with some simple directions on how to turn this box and the contents (recycled coffee grounds) into a delicious batch (up to one pound) of oyster mushrooms.  As you may recall I don't have a green thumb at all so this project frightened me.  Thankfully coffee grounds are black and don't require a green thumb. We simply mist the opening on the front of the box 2 times a day and let nature do the rest.  Within just a few days we had small coral reef looking sprouts and today they are beautiful oyster mushrooms that are ready to harvest.  I think I'll find a recipe that calls for mushrooms for Wed or Thursday of this week so I can see what an oyster mushroom tastes like. Their goals for 2011 at Back to the Roots are to divert and reuse over 1 million lbs of coffee grounds by ... [ Read More ]

Wordless Wednesday

Scout by Bungalow

She's been gone for almost 2 weeks and I'm missing her badly.  She comes home tomorrow from her road trip with Grandma & Papa. She said, "No go home!" on the phone today but that she missed her "Bubba & Champ!" (big brother and the puppy). She saw the bag sitting on the floor and hopped right in. It's a perfect beach bag and held all 4 of our towels plus our snacks for the day. Now it's sitting under my desk holding a few other goodies I have to share with you. It's also been used to tote toys back to the tots room and to tote clean diapers to their shelf. How would you use a bag this big? Scout by Bungalow: Scout is a line of durable and adorable totes, lunch bags, storage tools and much more - unlike canvas, these can be wiped down and are perfect for kids (and outdoor activities). By being affordable, durable and stylish, these are reusable bags that you'll want to be seen with.  This bag is called the Deano. Follow Scout on Facebook or ... [ Read More ]

Wordless Wednesday

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Have you ever known me to go 'wordless' with my pictures? NO!  Lil' B loved her baby doll diaper that I got her from Etsy (more on that later) and the one that I made her.  She kept saying "baby poo poo" and changing her baby.  It was precious.  It was a great ending to our day.  Day care update:  The first day went well but I had forgotten about one 'joy' that comes along with day care...the meltdown period when she gets home!  My son would do this too but when they get home they want to be held the entire time and are on the verge of total, complete, meltdown city!  It was a long night filled with birthday cupcakes, presents, and lots of tears.  I was so tired from yesterday that I was asleep in bed at 9:30pm - no blogging, very little tweeting, and no time for a glass of wine!  Maybe it was mommy who had the meltdown! LOL!  I wanted to thank all of my friends who provided me with tweets and FB comments of support yesterday.  I really needed it.  And to my real life ... [ Read More ]

Wordless Wednesday (iPhone edition)

724 days

724 days and counting! Sadly though we've decided that we are going to retire the booby on her 2nd birthday - which is NEXT week!  Not sure who's going to take this hardest; her or I?  But it's time...for us. ... [ Read More ]