TOMS shoes on SALE at zulily!

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So we are snowed in, again!

I am in the house with three kids and a new puppy.  The kids are being remarkably good. Me, on the other hand, I’m going a bit bonkers. I don’t like the winter, never have. I tolerate it because this is where my family is and this is where we have chosen to live. I don’t complain (too much) but I’ve had enough.

I do little things around here to make it a bit more bearable. Like margaritas on a Sunday night, or letting the kids all have a sleepover in one room. I have also started to wear my black sparkly Toms around the house. Because they MAKE ME HAPPY.

You know what else makes me happy? A sale!

There is a sale on Toms at zulily today through the 20th and you can save up to 40%!

Stock up on shoes for the entire family with the TOMS sale at zulily.com! Starting 2/17, you can get TOMS up to 40% off, including shoes for kids, women and men. Click the shop link below to find the perfect pair (or two or three)!

Shop the TOMS sale here >> Up to 40% off TOMS – Sale starts 2/17

Did you know that TOMS gives back to children in need every time you make a purchase? With its Giving Partners and customers like you, TOMS has transformed everyday purchases into a force for good. Each purchase improves the health, education and well-being of children in over 60 countries. With every product you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need. One for One.®

Go get some happy :-)

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Happy Presidents Day or Katy Perry Day. Whichever.

My middle brought home some papers in her folder the other day. As elementary schoolers have a habit of doing. The amount of paper these kids bring home is suffocating. It’s everywhere. Some get hung up, some get put in the hanging file on the wall, some ends up on my desk. There is paper the children have manipulated in some way on every surface of my house.

But this one was special. I saw it and knew you would love it.

Happy Presidents Day or Katy Perry Day. Whichever.

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The caption says “He didn’t go to school for a long time.”

I asked her very cheekily if this was George Washington or Katy Perry.

She burst out laughing. “Oh my gosh mama it does sort of look like her. I didn’t mean for it too.”

In her defense we did just watch the Superbowl halftime show two days prior to this illustration. Had there been a dancing shark in the picture too I would have been much more concerned, or amused.

Whichever.

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A golden doodle puppy plays in the snow

A one minute meditation for all the snow haters out there.

Are you sick of the three feet of snow in your backyard. Another Snow Day? Kids Home? Will they get out of school in July? Does your back hurt from shoveling? Again?

Here is your One Minute Snow Meditation.

If you can’t smile about this 4 year old playing with his golden doodle puppy in the snow there is a problem. Perhaps the snow has frozen your heart ;-)

 

 

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The grass is greener where you water it.

A quote by Neil Barringham. Made pretty by the people at the blog Are you Serious.

You can buy a postcard of it there :-)

This snow outside is quite high and I’m dreaming of spring and the smell of grass. But that’s not what this quote is about is it. I’m am in and out on here and on social media becasue I’ve been spending more time watering the grass at home ;-)

 

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Back on the Vlog Bus – Small Changes

I have been absent from my blog and my Youtube channel for a while. But I’ve been on Facebook, which makes NO SENSE at all. Facebook doesn’t show my stuff to anyone (or anyone’s stuff to anyone for that matter) so I don’t know why I waste my time there.

I do love a good vlog and videos so I decided to start back there (And here. Because if I vlog I need to blog it. Get it? :-)

I’ve been in a funk lately. A slump. Something. Things need to change around here and quick. Usually my MO is to throw everything at it. I decided that was really working for me. Clearly. So small doable changes are what I need.

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Insults hurled at you by those you love, or kids.

Insults hurled at you by those you love, or kids.

This is so funny! The comments on Youtube are even funnier. People be all “How could you let your kid talk to you like that?” Um it was edited that way. Obviously she doesn’t let her 4 year old barrage her with insults. Momhead. Brilliant.

Very funny stuff.

The other day my six year old said to me, in the middle of dinner “Mama, your belly looks like it has a baby in it.” Thank you darling. “No I mean it!” As if I thought you didn’t.

So much for home being your safe zone right?

 

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