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The Hat

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Today I found a hat….

 

Okay not just any hat!  It’s a big floppy hat, a black and white floppy hat, a hat that I can totally see myself rocking all summer.  I was in the .99 cent store picking up supplies for my home office and low and behold this gorgeous hat is sitting on a shelf waiting for me to take it home.  I mean seriously it was a steal!  I swear this hat screamed!  It’s a very demanding hat.  As soon as I brought it home all craziness ceased as The Hat demanded a selfie!  The Hat also demanded a video, and finally a cocktail!  As if I didn’t already have enough task to accomplish!!  Bossy Hat!

 

So why has this Hat completely taken over my day?  Well friends, it is not often I get to splurge on fashion.  I mean being a SAHM has its perks, but fashion sadly has not been one of them.  A trip to target is about all I get these days.  Having to lug a toddler into Neiman Marcus is not what I call fun!  Speaking of which, I cannot believe I now have a toddler.  When I started this blog, he was 5 days old!  Wow, where did the time go?!

 

Now that I’ve found the perfect summer hat, I can now pair it with the most perfect summer dress!  Oh did I forget to mention the dress?  Well sit back and try not fall over….it’s only $8 before s&h!!!  I know, seriously don’t fall off that chair.

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All that’s missing is a cocktail and a full time nanny!

 

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Dealing with my Picky Eater

My little is a picky eater, like if it wasn’t for those sidekick shakes she’d starve herself! This wasn’t always the case, I blame the terrible 3’s.   I mean I’ve exhausted my avenues of what to make her, until one day I had a brilliant idea.  Why not let her make her own food?!  Now she’s 3 so it’s not like I’d have her make soufflés…well not yet at least.   So onto Pinterest I went, searching for kid approved recipes that were simple enough she could help.  Today was our first attempt at my ingenious idea!  Let’s see how this unfolds….

After searching and searching I decided on this recipe for Mini Muffin Hotdogs.  I of course tweaked it a bit by adding cheese, frozen corn, and of course only Hebrew National hotdogs (that’s a whole other blog post).  After bathing and putting li’l man down for his nap, I quickly gathered the ingredients and called li’l miss to the kitchen.  Now she was beyond thrilled to be A.) Baking and of course B.) Getting solo mommy time.  Deep breath, fingers crossed, we dove right in.   After measuring, mixing, and not so patiently waiting our lunch was ready!  I plated our food, held my breath, and watched her eagerly.    OMG, do my eyes deceive me?!  Is she actually not resisting?!  Was that a bite AND a smile?!  Success!!!!  Now this is simply our first attempt and I’m sure there may be some things she won’t be interested in, but today well today I’m going to just revel in this moment!

After such success, I decided to take it a bit further and we also made gateu au yauort (yogurt cake) from the book Bringing up Bebe.   Yummy and why did I wait so long to make this with her?!  The book is great, but the cake is waaay good!  Now our cake did not come out as pretty, but it was good.  Also, I probably should have made it in a round cake pan or split it up into two loaf pans…but hey you live and learn!

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I would absolutely love your suggestions, what do you make or how do you get your li’l ones to eat?

Motherhood, Marriage, and all the craziness in between

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Howdy come on in!   I started this blog because I’m a kookoo bird of a wife, mother, career woman, etc….   I’m just a typical gal living my life with a smile and so much randomness in my head I just have to get it out somewhere!  So on that note, welcome and allow me to further introduce myself.

I live in Texas with my super awesome hubby and our amazing kiddos.  We are a blended family, with two young adult boys and two kiddos under 4.  We just welcomed kid #4 a few weeks ago and well let’s just say we are all in “adjustment mode”.   A few years ago we purchased a Midcentury home in a historic district and little by little we are transforming it back to its former fabulousness.  I bake to keep me sane!  I have a thriving business with Younique, and I love all avenues of real estate so I’m working on getting my license.   I’m a jack of all trades, I will read and learn about absolutely anything.  Typical Sagittarius.  Most of all I try my hardest to be the best of myself that I can, and don’t pay any mind to the thoughts of others.  Yeah I’m that chick in the grocery store singing aloud to the music in my head.  Hey the party has to start one way!

My goal for this blog is to share my ideas with other kookoo mommas.  Sometimes I have some pretty good stuff to share, sometimes I don’t.   I do promise it will be positive, uplifting, and humorous.  NO DRAMA!  I hate drama.  So, let’s see what else.  Oh!  I’m currently on maternity leave from my full time J-O-B where I enter stuff into a computer thingy to compute stuff for yadda yadda…boring!  **Yawn**

So let’s get this blog started!