A Day in The #toddlerlyfe

A Day in The #toddlerlyfe

Somebody recently asked me what my days were like. I faltered, answering, “You know…teaparties and coloring…” the words to describe the chaos between said activities failed me. I later told him it was a 12-hour hostage negotiation that consisted of me putting on one-woman broadway shows like, Everybody Wears Pants. But, that doesn’t really describe it either. This does. I give you a day in the toddler life. 12 am: My alarm on my phone goes off just as I’m…

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Under the Sea Lunch

Under the Sea Lunch

I have an obsession with mermaids that I’ve passed on to my daughter. (As was my goal.) But, she has additionally developed an obsession with octopuses (octopi?) and pirate ships. I figured I’d make her life by combining her love for sea creatures and hotdogs.  Now, I know you’ve seen the octopus before, but have you ever seen an apple and cheese pirate ship or pepper and sausage mermaid tail? #Extra. Let’s get started. Start a pot of water to…

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Alice in Wonderland Party

Alice in Wonderland Party

Adoption is a wonderful thing. It’s the best thing that ever happened to me.  But a failed adoption is equally awful.  When my failed adoption occurred, I listened to Taylor Swift’s Wonderland over and over and cried my eyes out. It became my swan song. Then, my miracle happened. She was magical and inquisitive and turned my world upside down, in a good way. Life with her was (and continues to be) a Wonderland. For her first birthday, I decided…

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Hello, World!

Hello, World!

Hello again! After two plus years of slowly slinking away…I’m back.  That’s right, I’m back, baby! And I want your business. I want your likes and your follows and your ideas. For my previous followers, welcome back. Oh, how I’ve missed you. And to new ones, hi! Welcome! Here you’ll find messy adventures of not just caking and party-planning, but my life too.  (Speaking of messy…dating stories will no doubt be part of the mix.) But today, I want you…

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To Jade on Our Second Mother’s Day

To Jade on Our Second Mother’s Day

My Dearest Jade, This year has certainly been tangled up, but despite it all, we take what we’ve been given and do our best with it every single day…until one day we realize it’s not so tangled anymore.  I, too, am beginning to realize this: “I’m beginning to recognise that real happiness isn’t something large and looming on the horizon ahead but something small, numerous and already here. The smile of someone you love. A decent breakfast. The warm sunset….

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Toddler Halloween Lunch

Toddler Halloween Lunch

I have a toddler who won’t eat. If not for Pediasure, I’m convinced she would blow away. She’s not picky, she just has better things to do, like washing her toys in the potty. While she continues to make progress on the growth curve, her non-eating habits stress me out!  She does, however, love Halloween, just like her mama; particularly witches.  So, to celebrate my favorite holiday I decided a witch’s tea party was in order.  Plus, she might eat…

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Unicorn Push Pops

Unicorn Push Pops

Unicorns are all the rage right now. They’ve taken over mermaids, which saddens me. However, I’m completely on board. So on board, in fact, that I had another vision the other day whilst gazing upon an ice-cream cone. Enter unicorn push pops. To start, make your favorite white cake recipe. Divide batter into three bowls and add desired food coloring. I  used my three favorite colors; you use yours! Pour into three greased and floured (or use Baker’s Release!) 6-inch…

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