Headlights for your feet…really?

I stumbled across this on my Groupon today and had to share it with all of you.

BrightFeet Lighted Slippers

I can just hear the infomercial in my head now…

…the powerful lights illuminate paths up to 25 feet to prevent wearers from being eaten by a lion disguised as an ottoman!

…you too can be the envy of your household!

…BUT WAIT!  If you order within the next 10 minutes, we’ll double your order!  Four headlights for the price of two!

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Posted by on December 20, 2011 in Misc.


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O Christmas Tree…O Christmas Tree

Here’s what happens when you try to capture a good photo of your kids standing still beside the newly decorated Christmas tree…

Funky eh?

Ah well!  At least I got a few good ones of them putting ornaments on.

Riley loved helping!

Nate hanging his ornaments. Notice that Riley even decorated her kitchen by placing a stocking on it!

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Posted by on December 19, 2011 in Decor


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I sure do like those Christmas cookies, sugar…

Christmas cookies have to be the BEST THING ON THE PLANET.

Not all Christmas cookies…I’m specifically referring to the cut-out kind with frosting and sprinkles that take FOREVER to make….mix, roll, cut, roll again, cut again, bake….by the time you get done making them your feet are so tired and you’re so sick of the smell that you don’t even want to eat them.  That’s why I typically let my sister, Angie, do all the hard lifting.  We expect her to bring them to every family gathering and boy, are they delicious!

Since we’re not travelling home for Christmas this year, I had to face the cold, hard truth that if I wanted the buttery, soft, scrumptious, addictive things, I was going to have to break down and make them myself or not have any at all.

So, that’s just what we did this weekend.  Besides, what would childhood be without a little Christmas cookie making memory?  I couldn’t deprive my kids of that!

Yes, I did cheat.  I have my sister’s fabulous recipe, but I opted not to stand on my feet for 5 hours and instead, looked to one of my favorite new addictions, Pinterest, for some inspiration.  Lo and behold, I found just what I was looking for here.  What could be easier than 4 ingredients?!

Cake Mix Cut-Outs Recipe from the Christmas Cookie Jar cookbook

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Here are the kids in action…

The first thing Riley did when I turned my back was take a BIG bite of raw cookie dough (she’s her mother’s child alright!)

Riley cutting out cookies

Nate rolling out the cookie dough

Riley rolling out cookie dough - notice she's trying to imitate Santa with a beard full of flour

Nate picked a reindeer to decorate and eat

Riley picked a snowman to frost and eat - mmmm

Funfetti Christmas Cookies - easy peasy

Last, but not least, I’d like to leave you with my favorite Christmas cookie song (yes, you heard me right, there actually is a song out there about them – and the best thing about it is the artist!)


Posted by on December 18, 2011 in Kids, Random Crap I Love


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Thought For Thursday – MLK Silent

Wow!  Very powerful statement and so true!

I’ve always been the laid back, take it-all-in, silent type, but people who know me well know that I speak my mind when it matters.  I have always believed in standing up for what I believe in no matter how much confrontation I encounter.  If you can’t stand for something and be yourself when it matters, what’s the point?

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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Thoughts for Thursday


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Things that make me laugh until I cry

There are so many things I love about the internet that it’s hard to pick my favorite, but I can say one of my favorites is the ability to search and instantly find the things that make you laugh so hard you cry…just for those days you need it the most…

Something I can’t get enough of lately is Damn You Auto Correct – A site that captures submissions of epic failed auto-corrects from your phone.  I’m certain if someone walked into my home office when I was browsing this site, they would think I was insane – cackling at the screen while wiping tears from my eyes.

And the best Marketing of all time – Budweiser’s Real Men of Genius!

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Posted by on December 14, 2011 in Random Crap I Love


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Beer, malt vinegar – it’s all the same

Here’s what we did up after school and work today…

Nate cheesin' (without cheese) @ 5 Guys Burgers & Fries

You can tell Nate is happy – a burger and fries is all he needs (well, any type of food really – the kid is an endless pit!)  Go ahead and start feeling sorry for me now in regards to the teenage years.  Instead of saying – I pay more for school and childcare than I do for our mortgage… I’ll be saying – I pay more for groceries than I do for our mortgage!

So, we’re standing at the soda fountain filling our drink cups and he says…

Nate: Hey mom!  Look!  It’s beers!  Can we bring home one for dad?

Me: What?  Beer? Sitting at the soda fountain?

I peer over to see this…

Me: Haha!  Well, I don’t think Dad will like ‘those’ beers, but he’ll appreciate you thinking of him.

Ah, kids!

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Posted by on December 13, 2011 in Kids


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Thoughts for Thursday – Perfect – Bob Marley

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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Thoughts for Thursday


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