Sunday, June 10

Five Favorite Finds


1.  Chocolate caramel bars with coffee-spiked chocolate ganache on top.  Pinned on Bars and Brownies.

2.  I have absolutely NO place for something this cool in my house, but, OMG, I love this clock SO much.  In fact, I love the entire display.  Sadly, my house isn't fabulous enough for something like this.  Pinned on Living Spaces.

3.  Just... funny.  Kids these days.  Pinned on Furries, Funnies, Feel Goods.  

 4.  Office decor from Target.  I have a room in my house that I'd eventually like to be my office, so I'm constantly mentally decorating it.  I like the colors and design of this office space.  And Target fits my budget.  Pinned on Office Spaces.

5.  Zoku Quick Pop Characters.  This kit comes with 14 mix and match stencils to make these adorable popsicles made with fresh fruit.  Pinned on Fun Food for Kids.


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Sunday, June 3

Five Favorite Finds


1.  Isn't this the cutest peanut butter and jelly sandwich ever?!  Pinned on Fun Food for Kids.

2.  If you like The Vampire Diaries, you'll definitely appreciate this poster.  Not only just because, duh!, but the text is unexpected and funny!  Pinned on The Vampire Diaries.

3.  Watermelon cutting instructions - worth a try!  My kids love watermelon.  I hate cutting watermelon.  Not a good summer combo!

Also, source link offers tips on how to choose the BEST watermelon.  Recently, my always verbally helpful daughter and I were talking about watermelon at the grocery store. She asks, "How do you know which one is the BEST one?"  I say, "I don't know.  I just pick one."  She says, "When I'm a grown up and I buy watermelon, I'm going to know how to pick one so it's the best."  Well, smarty pants, get off my back!  NOW mama knows how to pick a watermelon.  Pinned on Clever

4.  Hello, my name is Melissa and I'm an introvert.  I love this poster!  Pinned on Furries, Funnies, Feel Goods.

5.  What could potentially make fruit salad better?  Vanilla pudding, that's what!  Pudding is one of my favorite food groups.  I'm looking forward to making this fruit salad very soon. Pinned on Yum, Yum, Gimme Some.  

Like these picks?  Check out my past Five Favorite Finds!


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Thursday, May 31

To Spring Clean or Not To Spring Clean?


So, May is over, school is out, and Spring has just about sprung.  And my house still needs a spring clean. Badly.

The mere thought overwhelms me.

Where to start?  Where to end?  Because I know when I get to the "end," the "start" will be trashed again, so I will have to decide when enough is enough.

How high?  How low?

Eye-infection inducing chemicals that may or may not kill my cats or play chemist to make all natural cleaning products?  I hated chemistry in high school but I'm kind of fond of my eyes and my cats, so that's a tough one.  A real tough one.

I went to Pinterest, of course, to search for a starting point.  I will never search Spring Cleaning on Pinterest again.  Information overload!!  There were checklists, recipes, tips, and more checklists.

Massive checklist!


Chemistry crap.

A nifty idea.

A list only fit for over-achievers.

One idea that I can do!

I'll just sweep it all under the rug while wearing slutty clothes.  Hopefully my husband will be distracted enough he won't notice the house, buying me more time to make a plan.   


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Thursday, May 24

21 Unique Smoothies for Summer


If you live in a multi-seasonal area, summer is fast approaching.  If you live in a pleasant all year area, smoldering hot is on its way.  And, by smoldering hot, I don't mean Shemar Moore. (this time)

( Melissa )  

Instead, I mean sweaty boobs, melted makeup, and bugs the size of popcorn balls. I really don't understand the mad love for summer.  To each their own, I guess.

There are only a few things that make my summers more bearable.  First and foremost, central air. Second, no mad dash to the bus stop five mornings a week. Third, the pool in my backyard.  Lastly, fresh fruit, summery treats, and cold drinks.  One of those treats is smoothies.

If I can't have Shemar Moore for the summer, smoothies are the next best thing.

21 Unique Smoothies


(with ginger and cayenne)

Smoothie Tips

Blending order matters.  Liquid (go easy), frozen fruit, powders, ice, fresh fruit.

Use coconut water or green tea ice cubes for added potassium, magnesium, and electrolytes.  

Add greens.  Kale or spinach are good options.

Unusual add ins - chia seeds (fiber), bee pollen (energy, vit C, protein), cacao (vit C, natural aphrodisiac), maca (endurance, circulation).  

Skip the sugar.  Choose sweet fruits.  If you need extra sweet, use agave, nectar, or stevia.  

Use frozen bananas.  Freeze your over-ripe bananas.

Not all blenders are created equally.  Vitamix rocks.



Pinned on Yummy Drinks.

If you like your drinks a little more "adult," check out Happy Hour.


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Sunday, May 13

Five Favorite Finds


1.  Paper Towel Butterflies.  These butterflies are adorable!  You only need white paper towels, food coloring, and pipe cleaners.  Pinned on Kids at Play.

2.  Grilled Malibu Chicken.  AKA, chicken wrapped in sinfully delicious stuff.  For starters - pineapple, cheese, butter, molasses, and ham.  Pinned on Good Eats.  

3.  I love this outfit.  White, turquoise, and brown are a killer combo.  And I can even afford everything but the $145 flip flops and $395 sunglasses.  I'm not that fabulous yet.  Pinned on Fashion (if only...).

4.  I want my master bedroom to look exactly like this.  Pinned on I Love Turquoise.  

5.  I pinned a lot of desserts since I have talked you last, but I'm sure that doesn't surprise anyone.  Desserts make my world go 'round.  This particular dessert, Triple Coconut Cheesecake, tempts my diet.  Big time.  It's mile high in coconut and I'm drowning in drool.   Pinned on Yum, Yum, Gimme Some.

I hope you enjoy my five favorite finds from this week.  Share your own interesting finds with a comment below.  Happy pinning!


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Friday, April 20

28 Drunken Cupcakes


I'm sick with pneumonia and life is very overwhelming right now.  I can call off from work but I can't really call off from home.  Telling a mom/wife/homemaker that she needs to rest is a big fat joke.

I alternate between wishing for a cupcake and wishing for an icy fruity drink with lots of vodka or tequila.  It finally hit me - why not cupcakes and booze?

I searched "alcohol cupcakes" on Pinterest.  Let me tell you.. I was not disappointed.  




(Jack Daniels, and lots of it!)

(Kahlua and Baileys)

Southern Comfort Cupcakes
(Southern Comfort)

White Russian Cupcakes
(Vodka and Kahlua)



(Spiced Rum)


(Kahlua, Vodka, Baileys)


(Peach Schnapps and Champagne)

(Champagne or Sparkling Red Wine)


(Irish Whiskey and Baileys Irish Cream)

(Espresso Stout)


(Red, red wine, Stay close to meeee)

(Butterscotch Schnapps and Creme de Cacao)

Chocolate Cupcakes 


(Jack Daniels)

(Coconut Rum)

(Baileys and Kahlua)



Pinned on Cupcakes

You might ask, were 28 really necessary?  Yes, 28 were necessary.  It's been a LONG two weeks.  That's 2 cupcakes a day, which sounds reasonable.  You know, assuming I had someone to actually bake them for me.  In due time.  In the meantime, I'll have to settle for Motrin, antibiotics, Mucinex, and nasal spray.   Yay pneumonia!


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