Closed for summer, thank you for all your support !

Hey Mommy? Oh, nevermind.....

{Scene: me in bed, presumably still asleep, this morning, 6 a.m.}

Second son: {knocks, comes in} Hey.... Mommy? Mommy? Mommy? Mommy?...... Mommy??

Me: mmmohhgjfjdummmm...huh?

Second son: Mommy? Mommy? Hey, uh, Mommy? Mommy? you're awake, right? Mommy?

Me:  uuugghhhhh?!

Second Son: oh, nevermind...... {exits}

Me : gah! {now awake, no turning back, I get up to start coffee}

I Just Want to Thank You {falettinme be mice elf agin}

My tiny little Mom-run business is chugging along, I think I can.... I think I can.... I think I can......

I must thank all of these ladies {*some who are also Mommies} whose businesses help keep my business running. Knowing I have their shops to count on to helps keep me sane!

thank you falettinme be mice elf agin

Yes you are

I can't draw. I can't paint. I cannot take any sort of pencil, crayon, marker, chalk, pastels, paint, clay, or mashed potatoes and render any identifiable person, place or thing.

I never could.

My stick figure people, and more laughable, my stick figure "animals", are exactly the same {if not worse} as they were when I was 3 years old.

animal drawing


resolutions now?

Happy New Year everyone!


I have never much cooperated with the whole happy new year/new year's resolutions thing.

I don't feel like sleep deprivation is necessary to "celebrate" hanging up a new calendar {even though I love me a new planner} .

December 31st feels {suspiciously enough} exactly like January 1st.

Buh-bye 2012

Well, we are almost all done with 2012!

 I'm feeling a little boastful about some of the 'trends' that I managed to avoid {again} this year.

1. Kardashianything

2. Angry Birds with Friends

3. Honey Boo Boo

4. Uggs

5. Any Real Housewives of anywhere

6. jeggings, and it's cousins "hey! leggings are not pants", and "yoga pants are for yoga, you are not doing yoga!"

7. Never ever ever, Adele, Goyte, or Call Me Maybe

Saturday of silence

In light of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I am observing a day of silence here on the blog.

I can't yet talk about this event, and to talk about anything else would be inane.

If you pray, please pray.

Hug your children {or children in your life}.


and the 2013 color of the year goes to....

.... emerald!

pantone emerald


I have wondered before what is up with "color of the year".

Who are these people?!

Why do they get to tell us what color will be popular next year?!

So I asked the Google and Wikipedia:

wow, wait, December?

Hi there!

Saturday totally snuck up on me this week! {not a bad thing to happen, unlike wretched sneaky Mondays...}

Then I noticed that December just snuck in too.

Wait, what? Where, when?!

Reminds me of a quote from The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin, "The days are long, but the years are short."

Frankenstorm? Oh dear....

Hello and Good Morning!!

Thank you to all of my new email subscribers! <waves> Isn't it great? Pops into your inbox Saturday morning, you can read at your leisure, and if you have something to say, you can just reply to this email. Pretty awesome!

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{newest disclaimer: I think I banished the "read more" button.... but if it is still there, pretty please click it! Thanks!}

Happy Weekend everybody!

First, I want to thank the whole new batch of email subscribers for signing up! Hi! <waves> I'm glad you're here.

If you haven't already, you can sign up here. So much easier to get a once weekly right to your inbox, no?