Dear young, hot, bearded man in Sex Pistols shirt in grocery store,
20 years ago my ’ nice shirt’ would have had so much more weight behind it.
But today it is just an empty compliment from an old, married lady.
i fucking love the Durham Scrap Exchange. and even though some of my dearest followers have teased me about how much i cuss, that sentence is accurate.
took the girls there for scraps for CDs party decor and scored. but not before having fun in the recycled tunnels and looking at recycled art. girls found recycled fancy industrial spools that are now used for spotting enemy ships on their ‘pirate ship’.
i know you cross-stitchers wanted to see those jellyfish.
This is one of the multitude of reasons why I love having a girl… having Maggie.
Also, do you remember this gorgeous gown, TheSahmmy? :) Maggie is sooo thrilled it can fit her now. She calls it, “princess dress.” Thank you! 💕
this. made. my. night. it was made for her.
but, when i’m sweating my balls off unloading my 3rd wheel barrow of dirt, trying to get it done before the rain hits, trying to keep my kids and my neighbor’s kids out of it so i can do it faster, knowing i have a billion other things inside the house on the ‘to do’ list…
it makes me a bit judgy to see the landscapers arrive at my neighbor’s house and park next to her cleaning lady’s car.
i realize her kids are at my house so they aren’t in the way at her house. glad i could be of service.
TheSahmmy Saves a Shitload: Fairy Birthday Edition
it should come as no surprise that CD wants a ‘fairy dress up’ birthday party with her girl posse. this is the first friend party so the money i save not having it at some jumpy place with a whole mess of kids allows me to spoil her pals a bit. i have been scouring sales and pinterest for months and channeling my inner girly girl. in case anyone out there is going to do this, i’m sharing my deals.
Wands: made them. no real cost because i had the materials from Rafael’s Harry Potter wands from 2 years ago and these jewels came from some gift to the girls. i’ve been vacuuming them up all over the house for a year and now i can actually use them. these are really easy to make and actually quite relaxing to make. paper, chopstick for strength, hot glue, paint, sparkly paint and metallic paint to make the glue look like metal. paint i got 3 for $1 at Michael’s. here is my old post about these wands.
The Great Fairy Rescue: we are going to do a scavenger hunt. each girl has to rescue a fairy. very important: shop around and read reviews. these fairies range from 17- 30 bucks online at one place but a dad reviewed that he got them at the disney store for 12.50. at the store, if you buy 2 you only pay 20. i only needed 1 but driving to the store saved me cash and this is such a cute favor. the cages were 2.00 each at michael’s. when the girls save their fairies, they earn their wands.
Mirrors and Bottles: CD is all about makeup. i found mica natural play makeup from Pure Poppy. when wet i can face paint, dry- the girls will use these mirrors for playing with make up. i was skeptical the mica would work for face paint but we did a test run yesterday (see pic) nothing fancy but it lasted 5 hours. very shimmery. the mirrors were .88 at ACMoore on sale and i painted them, slapped glitter on them, bedazzled them. another party favor. the bottles will be for a ‘make fairy dust’ station (glitter and baby powder). bottles were .60 at ACMoore. this will be done outside because i don’t want that shit in my house.
Wings, Crowns, Decor: the girls are to come dressed in anything they want and we provide the wings. i was going to make wings but realized there isn’t enough wine in the world for that. again, scour the web. i found this company who sells wings for 2.25. i found similar wings at michael’s on clearance for 2.50 but they were half the size. crowns at the same sight were on sale for .55!! garland at ACMoore, originally 12.00 but on sale for 4.99 and i had a 10.00 coupon. burgundy tool on sale for 1.60 a yard. somehow going to rig a tent type thing for them to sit under for “tea” and cupcakes. might be a job for Papa.
Rafael is actually getting into this. she said she might want a fairy and gnome party next time instead of a soccer party. boys in fake beards? i’m in.
i’m sitting here at 530am, watching the news, absolutely unable to comprehend the night some parents had last night. my biggest fear with my children is the unknown: that stranger, that unexpected car crash, that unforeseen accident, that school shooting.
i grew up in kansas. in grade school, we had tornado drills often. we’d pick up a pint of milk from the basement cafeteria and squeeze together against the walls, heads between knees, until the drill was over.
now i have a children in grade school; one with fortitude, one with very little. i imagine her being trapped over night in a school, waiting to be rescued and struggling with her fears. this was the girl who has a complete meltdown of self-doubt when we were trapped in a tub together. i cannot fathom what she would be going through in this situation.
and i cannot fathom spending the night hoping that mental trauma was only the worst that happened.
my heart goes out to all those who lost loved ones but those who lost children. i just can’t even.
I was a Swiss chard virgin and like some virgins, I turned to food porn to learn how to do it right so I would enjoy it.
Thanks to Mykidsreallyeatthis video, I had Swiss sex tonight.
Oh, and I grew that shit…it starts small but with the right touch, it gets impressive.
“Your sardonic humor and your ability to be a foodie without being a douche about it.”
Ok well automatically my mind went to Supernatural but I guess I would love to see Marlon Brando and Dick Van Dyke hook up.
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