real life wednesday: Life Isn’t Perfect

♥ I tried to distract, “Mama, I wanna color my toes with boo paint” I tried to delay, “After dinner, sweetie” I tried to do it instead, “No mama, I wanna” I knew it was going to be a hot mess. I knew deep inside I was cringing at the thought. I knew if I […]



real life wednesday: Slowing Down

Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to You […]



Dazzling Deeds: Good Behavior Jars

A “dazzling deed” is something that is spectacular, I mean a super-duper spectacular behavior! And these jars are what is working for us!



real life wednesday: Clumsy

So, let’s get real for Real Life Wednesday, I mean really real! I, Melissa, do confess…I am a total klutz. True story, I broke my foot in my sleep once.  What’s that you say, crazy lady? Yep, broke the foot in the sleep.  How does one break their foot in their sleep? Here’s how it […]



real life wednesday: Baby Legs

He’s wondering when he can go out to the playground. He’s wondering how he can open the door. He’s wondering when those little chubby legs will let him do the walking. He’s wondering when mama will pick him up. He’s wondering when he will be able to put his hands into that sand box. I’m […]



real life wednesday: Hair By Daddy

Hair by Daddy. Did you know the hubs is a software engineer by day & hairstylist by night? This is what happens when daddy & V are left alone for an extended amount of time. I think the conversation went something like this. V: “daddy more clips”…“daddy this one, too” Hubs: “run downstairs & show […]



real life wednesday: Laundry

Laundry. Laundry will be the death of me.  See that pile (I mean, “piles” – I don’t think that can be defined as just one pile – HA!).  That is my everyday. Does everyone hate laundry as much as me?  Wait, hate is a strong word.  Die, laundry, die!  Okay I feel better now, did […]



real life wednesday: Freezer Explosion

mmmmmm, yeah, there are no words…I am drawing a blank – HA! How would you caption this Real Life Wednesday? If you have been enjoying my “Real Life Wednesday” posts, consider hopping on the party train over at picklebums & posting one too!  I love writing & reading these posts :) There is a great […]



real life wednesday: Double Lunch

What a crazy day last Wednesday was. You know how you run upstairs to grab something & you can’t for the life of you remember what you climbed up those stairs for, so you have to go back downstairs & circle around trying to remember?  Well, yeah, this isn’t like that.  This is complete memory […]



real life wednesday: Burrito

So I decided to go with this pic for my “Real Life Wednesday” today. And here’s why! Although this isn’t an imperfect pic, it’s a funny non-conventional pic I want to remember.  This was my real life happening right in front of me while I was absorbed into my blogging world.  If I hadn’t stepped […]



create mama: Bread Clay Flower

A perfect little Bread Clay Flower made out of very simple materials.  Use it to decorate a frame, a pot, or add a pin back & make a brooch.



real life wednesday: Messy T

So, when I saw this idea over at Picklebums, I thought it was a fantastic concept! So much so, I plan on trying to write a funny little ditty about my “real life” every Wednesday.  The concept as written by Kate at Picklebums, as she says it, is to, “ remember real life, with all […]



create mama: Neon Dinos

We have plastic dinosaurs, we have high gloss white paint, we have neon…what does that spell?  It’s a RAWR-tastic re-purpose! I bought these dinos a while back for $1 a piece at Walmart and knew I wanted to spray paint them with high gloss white (my go-to spray paint).  The hubs is so used to […]



genius mama moment: Colorful Corral

Bright idea #3…well, who’s counting? Maybe there is more in the vault…who knows? I guess you will have to wait & see (I gotta keep ya guessing ;) Besides the average bag holder guess what these snazzy-jazzy IKEA plastic bag dispensers can be used for…hmmmm This is before. Soooo sad…poor sad paper :( This is […]



product LOVE: Cool Cones

Cool Cones are PRETTY DARN COOL!!! I tried these out for the first time this weekend & let little miss V go-to-town with her frozen yogurt on the deck.  She loved pushing it up & down to get the ice cream.  It took her a couple of tries to get it, but after that she […]



genius mama moment: Scarf-tastic

I know what you are thinking it is now June.  Why is this silly mama writing about scarves?!  Well, I’ll tell you why – for one, it’s a genius mama moment, and I feel like those moments need to be screamed from the rooftops!  And two, now is the perfect time, with all this heat […]



genius mama moment: Paint Palette Cupcake Station

This Paint Palette Cupcake Station is the perfect creation station for your little cupcake artist!



product LOVE: I Heart Piggy Paint

Piggy Paint is a natural, eco-friendly, non-toxic, hypoallergenic nail polish.  When I was first introduced to Piggy Paint I wasn’t entirely convinced of the whole “natural” fluff tag attached to it (I mean, we painted our nails with nail polish that came with our Barbies in the 80’s.  If anything was toxic, that sure was– […]



inspired by: Bunting

I am currently OBSESSED with bunting!  What is bunting?  Well, let me break it down for you…they are super sweet little flags that decorate cakes, tables, parties, cards, etc.  I can’t stop looking at all the cuteness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  From paper, to tape, to fabric, to wood…eeeekkkk…look at all those pretty little flags!  I have so many […]