Tuesday, December 27, 2011

After denial comes acceptance.

As I was trying on cardigans at NY & Co yesterday morning, I came to the conclusion that I look like a mom.

I'm nearly 27.
I drive a mini-van.
I have 4 kids.

It was bound to happen eventually.

If any of y'all ever catch me sporting mom jeans, please just kill me.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Christmas Spirit

I have my radio station tuned to Christmas only music.

I have my cinnamon candles burning.

I've had my fair share of Christmas cookies and hot chocolate.

My lights are up on the house, my Christmas tree is set with ornaments on the top half of the tree only (the plastic, non-breakable ones on the bottom of the tree keep mysteriously disappearing...), and my decorations are up.

We've been teaching the kids about the Nativity story.

Heck - I've even wrapped some Christmas presents. But it wasn't until today, when I left Wal-Mart feeling like I had spent half of our paycheck on gimmicky stuff such as a Lightning McQueen Bubble Bath, Tinker Bell coloring kit, candy canes, and Pez dispensers that I really felt in the Christmas Spirit.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

happy fluff

In the words of my friend, Kyra, who shared this with me...

the best bit of happy fluff you'll see all day :)


Friday, December 2, 2011

me and my margarine

I'm completely off dairy while nursing since The Baby has a suspected cow's milk allergy.  Luckily we've done this all before with The Kindergartener when he was an extremely fussy baby...and toddler...and preschooler (not much has changed these days except for his dairy intake :P), so I have my old milk and butter substitution stand-bys.  It's always a cooking comfort to know that there's 100% dairy-free margarine out there.

It's also very disturbing to know there's 100% dairy-free margarine out there.

Kinda makes you think, doesn't it? ;)

ps-in case you were wondering, Blue Bonnet Light is my go-to dairy-free margarine