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To Miss Judgy Wudgy

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, In : Life At Home 
 

   Why oh why do women feel the need to judge!? To make evil maniacal snap judgements?! And then feel the need to make such (blatantly wrong) thoughts known? It causes me (and I'm sure you) all sorts of unwanted and certainly unneeded stress! Don't you recognize a woman on the brink when you see one?!?! As in right here ripping her hair out shouting 'You idiot!!"
   Don't push me sister.... yet you do time and time again.
 Ah alas. I'm so guilty of this (mercy, please), as we all are. For e...

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Baking Quest: The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies Round Two

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, January 14, 2014, In : Recipes 

Here we go.... on to round two of my baking quest to find the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. This time I am focusing on finding the right balance of butter and brown sugar to create the perfect moist and chewy bit of baked bliss . And by George I think I found it! Isn't science cool? Baking is a form of science ya know. Domestic chemistry. Here is the formula....






If you didn't catch it before here is the recipe for version one featuring coconut oil. Crazy to see the side by side right?

T...

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Best of the Best: DIY Creative Holiday Gift Wrap

Posted by Honor on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : Holiday Decorations 


After rummaging through my stash of holiday gift wrap and NOT being overwhelmed with inspiration and holiday cheer, I decided to hit the books (aka the interwebs) to rediscover my holiday joy with these inspiring and creative diy gift wrap ideas. Most are super awesome creative twists on good ol stand bys....

Doily Stamped Wrap by STYLOWI.PL
(Try as I might, I could not find the proper link to credit... please let me know if you do!)

Reindeer Thumbprint and Pom Pom Wrap

Tea Towel as Gift Wrap

Wate...

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Best DIY Recipes in a Jar Giftables

Posted by Honor on Thursday, December 19, 2013, In : Recipes 


I scoured and snooped and scooped the latest scoop to find these fabulous 'recipes in a jar'. These have got'ta be my absolute favs out of the hundreds of bajillions of recipes out there. And trust me. There are TONS. But these are cream of the crop... creative,  tasty and best of all easy!

Lentil Soup

Chicken Ranch Salad

No Bake Cheesecake

Cranberry Oat Pancakes

Fancy Schmancy Brownies

Christmas Morning Muffins (What an awesome hostess gift!!!)

Thanks for stopping by!



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Kohl's Special Discount

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, In : Shopping Reviews 

      Hey-o mamacitas. Wanted to share a special discount with my beloved readers. Kohl's recently approached me to offer a special discount to my readers by using the code FALLMOMTEN. And I thought why the hell not!!! This code is good till the end of December and gets you an extra 10% off your order. As in you can STACK!!!! additional coupons/discounts. I really do love Kohl's, regardless of this special discount. Not only do they have great fashi...

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The Business Of Blogging: And whos are yous?

Posted by Honor on Friday, June 28, 2013, In : The Business Of Blogging 
....or in other words on to part three of my Business of Blogging series, where I discuss the importance of crafting your own writing style or voice.

     In case you missed it, here is part one where I discuss the importance of how your blog should look, and here is part two, where I talk about what your blog should contain.

 Now to the goods. The deets. The dirt. The babaganooush.

Your voice.

   Let me tell ya, It takes practice. A lotta lotta practice. Crafting a writing style that is genu...

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Happy Father's Day To All You Pops Out There

Posted by Honor on Monday, June 17, 2013, In : Life At Home 




Happy Father's Day to all the fathers (and father figures) out there!
The realest and manliest men I know are fathers. Tough enough to get over their own egos and play dress up, tea parties and paint nails for all the little princesses. Or patient enough to show their micro mini-mes how to loop de loop and knot some shoe laces.
Between my own father, my husband and father-in-law, I (and my babies) have been extremely blessed to have such amazing, loving, caring, patient and knowledge filled me...

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The Coolest Raddest Father's Day Gift Ideas

Posted by Honor on Friday, June 14, 2013, In : Love'n Etsy 


Part One: Etsy
It's not just for the crafty ladies anymore! Here are a few that caught my eye, and I ran them past my big guy and he gave them the thumbs up. Presents are so personal so keep in mind these are just suggestions. ;)


Live Edge iPad Docking Station & Stand From Grand Stands & Co.
Add a lil outdoorseiness to the techie things in his life

50 Cal Bullet Bottle Opener From Bottle Breacher
How more manyly can you get than popping open a brewskie with a 50 Cal bullet

Set of Vintage 66' Playbo...

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Happy Mama's Day to.... Me!

Posted by Honor on Monday, May 13, 2013, In : Life At Home 

Hey-O! Gotta give props to yourself when you can.
My kids are happy, healthy and clean (most of the time) So for the most part I think I'ma doing ok. A pat on the back, foot massage, facial, pedicure, voodoo zen relaxation take-5-years-off-my-face treatment is in order. I love being in love with my babies and I know they know that. So a great big hoorah! to my fellow mamas and for everyone with a mama's heart for that matter. You don't have to have literally pushed out a watermelon to be a ...

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DIY Gold Glitter Polka Dot Sweater

Posted by Honor on Saturday, January 19, 2013, In : Clothing 
do do doot do do doot DO DO DOOT DOOT!

We interrupt your regularly scheduled diy'n to share with you this awesomely cute so friggin adorable diy! Don't worry, your regularly scheduled diy ( # 9 & # 10 of the hair comb series) will appear shortly after this special post.

With out further ado!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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   Am I right or am I right about this being friggin adorable?!?!?!

   I'm not even going to mention about how cheap and easy and ridiculously simple it is to make other than it...

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DIY Embellished Hair Comb: Parts Five and Six

Posted by Honor on Thursday, January 17, 2013, In : Crafter's Toolbox 


Sick of hair comb ideas yet? No? Good! Cuz here are two more beauties. Both equally simple and fab. If you haven't yet, make sure to check out parts one/two and three/four.

A recap on what I am doing here. At the beginning of the new year I was a bit bogged down reminiscing about sugar plums and faux snow frosted ornaments. In other words I was feeling a bit low because the NY signals the end of my favorite time of the year. My creative juices weren't flowing. They were more like syurp.

sooooo...

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DIY Bookcase Dollhouse

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, October 23, 2012, In : Decor Crafts 


DO IT YOURSELF Bookcase Dollhouse



A perfect rainy day project. This little old lady of a bookcase was fancified over the weekend. All it took was me dragging out my unbelievably large stash of scrapbook paper, scissors and many glue sticks.
Plus # 1: It is free! Go green right? Recycle, reduce and reuse...
Plus # 2: The kids can participate.
Plus # 3: The finished product is so darn toot'n cute.

Here we go... tricks and tips follow below each picture but this DIY is pretty self explanatory...


W...

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Harveston Lake (Duckies!)

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, In : Life At Home 






What a feeding frenzy!
Between her and the ducks our bits of bread didn't last more than 5 minutes. I must say that they were the most aggressive ducks/geese/water fowl I have ever ventured to feed.

We are talking swarms here! Even pecked our toes!

So I am thinking that maybe Lou with the attitude ate the bread out of self defense.

So besides our sore pecked toes and dodging the mass amounts of duck poop, it was a pretty nice little morning for us.

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I even caught the culp...

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Happy Friday! (Our Unofficial Donut Day!)

Posted by Honor on Friday, October 5, 2012, In : Life At Home 





Sometimes you just need a donut. Happy Friday Everyone!
Thanks for stopping by!


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Gardening With Toddler 101

Posted by Honor on Thursday, September 27, 2012, In : Life At Home 





Don't you wish you could be this excited again?!?!  About everything? And anything?

Lou with the attitude was literally screaming with enthusiasm when I asked her if she could help me do some gardening. With little shovel in hand she promptly got to work pulling out my rosemary....

um Lou?

Those are not weeds.

ok Mama. (as she holds up a spring and inhales deeply) smells goooooood mama.

Just thought I would share this little bit of sunshine. Children are such joyful little nuggets.

Full-O-Joy. Cu...

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DIY Boho Leather Feather Earrings

Posted by Honor on Friday, September 21, 2012, In : Accessories 
      What is it with me and earrings lately? I guess it is because I want to wear them so badly but can't. Those of you that have babies, or have ever baby-sat know what I am talking about. I see dangle-ly ones over here, pretty sparkly ones over there and (my fav) big ol retro hoops on her and her and her! But alas my earlobes can't take the tugging. Oh well! That doesn't mean I stop making them. Someday I will be able to wear earrings for more than 5 minutes. So besides earrings I also hav...
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Her First Butterfly

Posted by Honor on Tuesday, September 18, 2012, In : Life At Home 
    
     So exciting to be able to capture her 'firsts'. This was her first butterfly! I was futzing around inside when the hubs ran in and said grab the camera. There they were, engaged in a dance of sort. The butterfly letting Lou with the attitude dangerously close before it flitter and fluttered away. Like a feather on the breeze. But this was a friendly (or hurt) butterfly and fluttered away only so far. Perfect for chasing.




Thought that this special little moment was worth sharing. Hop...

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DIY Lace Dreamcatcher Earrings

Posted by Honor on Monday, September 17, 2012, In : Accessories 
      Had a 30 minute gap in my day yesterday so I thought I would fill it up with a little crafty craft :)
This DIY will literally only take you five minutes. A super quickie. My kind of craft to keep my hands busy while I am waiting for something else. Like the kids napping, a pie baking, the wash to be done or the pizza to be delivered.
Here we go.. DIY Lace Dream-catcher Earrings




Tips & Pointers:
 You will need some feathers, some blank earring hooks, leather/suede (or faux), lace, hot glue...

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Today was a good day... Beach Day

Posted by Honor on Sunday, September 16, 2012, In : Life At Home 

In order to escape the blazing-hot-surface-of-the-sun-indian-summer we are experiencing here in southern California, we did what any sane family would do and headed to the beach. It was a great family day. Thought I would share a couple of snapshots. Hope you are having a great weekend. Lots of DIYs scheduled for this week!








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DIY Leather Leaf Hair Pin

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, August 29, 2012, In : Accessories 


Found myself longing for fall this week. Fall is fabulous don't you think? The weather is just lovely. You can wear coats, scarves, sweaters, boots, leggings and knit caps. Who doesn't love a great pair of boots over leggings with a cozy sweater and scarf?! There are also so many great fall activities like apple picking, pumpkin carving and baking. Not to mention the decorating... oh the decorating! Halloween and Thanksgiving are such fun holidays to decorate for. I already have a huge runnin...

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Visiting Ghosts

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 27, 2012, In : Life At Home 
This weekend my parents, the babies and I flew up to Portland Oregon to visit my grandmother. She is my one and only grandmother, as my maternal one passed before I could meet her. (That statement makes me sad because from all the stories I hear about Betty Lou, she and I would have been thick as thieves. With our similar tempers, predilections to having flocked wallpaper on the ceiling and a devotion to anything sweet ).
   But GM Mary Jane couldn't be sweeter. Exactly what you hope a grandm...
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Learning Good Habits

Posted by Honor on Wednesday, August 22, 2012, In : Life At Home 
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    Here is Lou with the attitude's newest gift from her father. Yes it is a tractor... of course it is a John Deere.

    It is much to much to big for her, I don't think her feet even reach the pedals. But that doesn't mean good habits can't begin. So while her father gave his big rig a wash she took it upon herself to give her green goodie a good ol scrub down. All by her little self. I asked if she wanted help... but that just got a big 'No!' and my jeans being...

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Little Adventures

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 20, 2012, In : Life At Home 
We all have adventures... some bigger than others. It is so easy to forget how it was when we were little, where EVERYTHING was an adventure. Going to the store, birthday parties, school, tree swings, parades and of course bath time.... all little adventures that shape our personalities as well as our past.
  As a mom I try to remember not to sweat the little things. Clothes will get dirty, milk will get spilled, vases will get broken and we will be late. But more importantly I try and focus ...

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Every Kid Needs A Bounce House

Posted by Honor on Monday, August 13, 2012, In : Life At Home 
This post has been sponsored by Craigslist (not really), but it is definitely a testament to the awesomeness of CL.

While mama bear was at a neighbors baby shower this weekend the hubs was on Lou with the attitude entertainment duty. I thought there would be some playtime in the kiddy pool or perhaps some sandbox castle building...

umm no. Not with my husband. He don't work that way.

I should have known. His eyes are permanently glued to CL always on the look out for a screaming deal for cars/t...

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Her First Ride

Posted by Honor on Thursday, August 2, 2012, In : Life At Home 
Her first ride is American made... vintage... and absolutely fabulous! What was your first ride? Mine was a Mustang. Lucky Girl right?! I think so.







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Friday Finish Line: Last Minute DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Posted by Honor on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : Friday Finish Line 

Well I decided to take a little 'mini vacay' and enjoy some time gardening with my to little buggers. Thought I could get a lot done planning some DIYs but alas life as a mama of two is very distracting. I got lots of reading of story books, bath times and snacks made but little work done. Oh well. Not much will get done this weekend either because it is good ol mom's day and I will try to relax. Yeah right!
Please enjoy this selection on handmade mother's day gifts. Perhaps I will give a coup...

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