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The healthiest nut butters for kids

The healthiest nut butters for kids

I hated to write “nut butter” in the title of this post because that phrase sounds sooooooo unappetizing to me.  Like if somebody said, “Hey, you want a nut butter sandwich?”  I’d have to say, gross, no….  But that’s what they are — the stuff you get when you smoosh nuts into a paste.  Maybe they should be called nut paste?  Smooshy nuts?  Pete’s Schwetty balls?  No wait, that’s something else. My kids eat a lot of peanut butter and…

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Hippie and Artsy Mom illustrations on pinterest…

Hippie and Artsy Mom illustrations on pinterest…

Okay, I swear, I’m going to stop posting illustrations very soon.  I’ve got two more up right now — Hippie and Artsy Mom — all really fun.  All worth taking a look-see. My book is coming out next Monday and if I look at it, proof it, or make any more changes on it, I am going to go completely insane.  Do you know that feeling?  You have some work project and you just stare and stare at it and…

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Rock illustrations on pinterest!

Rock illustrations on pinterest!

These illustrations are some of my absolute favorites in Escape from Ugly Mom Island.  Every time I look at them I think, I should be dressing more like this.  Forget my carefree bohemian look, I want to be a bad-ass!  But Rock & Roll isn’t really my personality.  I never go to concerts, it only takes one beer to make me drunk and thanks to my children, the songs that run through my head currently aren’t cool, alternative rock songs,…

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Five body products I love…

Five body products I love…

I LOVE body products.  I won’t go so far as to say that I’m obsessed with body products because I think that word is way overused.  It irritates me when I read things like, “I’m obsessed with these shoes!”  What does that mean exactly?  Do you drive by your closet at all hours of the night checking to see if your shoes are home?  Do you make prank calls to your shoes when you’re drunk and say things like, “I…

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Mod illustrations on pinterest!

Mod illustrations on pinterest!

I’ve got my Mod illustrations from my book on pinterest now.  During My Year of Fabulous, my Mod month was definitely one of my hardest.  The whole colorful mini dress thing was like some sort of nightmare for me.  My look is so hippie  — earth-tones, jeans and chunky belts — that putting on Mod clothes felt like I was headed to a costume party.  And in fact, I looked exactly like I was headed to a costume party many…

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!

I’ve taken so many pictures of Pickles and her baby chicks that I feel like I’m starting to become some kind of chicken paparazzi.  So since today is Easter, a day I consider to be a wonderful celebration of spring, I thought I’d share a few pics. Here’s Pickles with two of her chicks under her wing.  She’s sitting on the rest — Sooooo cute, aren’t they?  You can see a third beak sticking out near her butt. Some of…

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Euro on pinterest!

Euro on pinterest!

I just put the Euro illustrations on pinterest for my book, Escape from Ugly Mom Island!  (Shameless promotion).  Maybe I’m excited because I love the illustrations and maybe I’m excited because I had enough time to put something on pinterest!  (Probably both). I also had enough time on pinterest to look at gorgeous patios that my children and animals would ruin, beautiful vacations that were in no way kid-friendly and clothes I would love to wear after I go to…

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It’s surgery day! It’s surgery day!

It’s surgery day! It’s surgery day!

Yesterday, I had my varicose vein surgery.  It was a very interesting experience to be in a hospital for a couple of hours.  First of all, everyone is really nice.  TV and movies turn nurses into cartoonish evil characters for comic effect, but the few times I’ve ever met them, they seem to be really caring people.  (TV and movies also do this to sharks, portraying them as mindless killing machines.  Maybe nurses and sharks could get together and protest…

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