Happy Everything 2014

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I have been saying NO to my kids for so long about getting a video game that they have stopped asking. So I figured it was a good time to get it for them. They would never see it coming!

You know how much I love surprising them, it’s my favorite thing!

Wait till you see. They really never saw. it. coming. They still weren’t sure after they reacted and were looking right at it. SO funny!

Then they danced :-)

Happy Everything to you and yours!

We wish you all kinds of great surprises and awesome dance breaks all year long.
Happy 2015!

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Viral Friday. No we’re not sick again – Videos

Love me some viral videos!

One is all – Yep been there – SOOOOO tired – where’s my coffee? Also I kinda dig Taylor Swift’s Blank Space.

 

 

The other is like OMG – I had no idea- this changes my life forever. The Duvet Burrito Method.
Also Meredith Vieira says the word orgasmic ;-)

 

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Stinky stuff? DIY Vodka Deodorizer

Last winter I packed up all of our hats and mittens put them in plastic bags and put them in the cellar.

Mistake number one, I put them in the cellar.
Mistake number two, the bags did not have a tight seal.

Unfortunate circumstance number one, we have a fieldstone basement.
Unfortunate circumstance number two, we got some pretty serious rain over the summer.

This brings me to October and the very weird New England weather. It was hot then cold then hot then cold, you get it. So off I went to the basement to get the hats and mittens.

And here’s the problem. The mistakes combined with the circumstances made them as stinky as all get out. Basement mildew moldy STANK.

I washed them and washed them and washed them. Hypoallergenic detergent, full on perfume detergent, special cloth diaper detergent, oxyclean, white vinegar. Everything.

So I took the internet, as you do. I find a couple of posts about vodka. Really? Vodka? Apparently the vodka kills the bacteria, but is basically odorless. Sure, why not.

Let’s do this!

So there you have it!

1 1/2 cup water
1 cup vodka

Saturate the stinky item
Let it dry
Sniff
Wash as usual

I read it’s also really great for dry clean only clothes or stinky armpits on an otherwise clean shirt. Meaning if your clothes are actually dirty the vodka won’t help. Unless you drink it then they won’t look so dirty after a while.

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Great Wolf Lodge freak out!

I surprised my kids the other day with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge New England. I’ll have more about the trip this week!

Before we headed out I updated my Facebook status, as you do…

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Let’s just say, I was right ;-)

Enjoy.

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Secrets by Mary Lambert – my new bloggy anthem!

“I don’t care if the world knows what my secrets are.”

 


Isn’t it a little bit why some of us started blogging ? To tell our stories. To tell our secrets.

I’ve bared my soul quite a few times on these here internets. And every time I hear this song I want to go and write some more.

I’ve thrown off the nursing cover, talked some more about my boobs, my grief, my parenting fails, and my parenting wins.

You know the places I visit, what it took to get there, and how cute my kids are.

I made this vlog a while ago but it feels right to post it here again now…

So what do you want to talk about? Let me know in the comments! I don’t care if you know what my secrets are.

So what! :-)

Also Mary Lambert is totally Bad Ass. Amirite?

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My messy house.

 

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My messy house happened fast and it’s going to take a long time to pick up this I know for sure.

School starts on Tuesday that that stuff needs to be done before the picking up of the mess.

OR maybe I need to pick up first so I’m more organized. I don’t know.

All I know is I need help and I’m clearly not going to get any!

I recorded this on Wednesday which in my post vacation stupor I thought was Monday. So now it’s Friday and the house is not clean “by the end of the week” like I said it would be because DUH my brain thinks it’s now Wednesday.

Follow? No?

It’s okay I’ll have it clean soon :-) Just keepin’ it real for the internet y’all.

 

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