Friday, July 27, 2012


Take a nap. Number one task on my to do list today. Not only my number task, but Most Important Task. Priorities, folks, you gotta have priorities.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Meet Kojo, My Dogson

Have you met Kojo?
Kojo is my second child.
And I am his adopted mother.
So I guess that would make him my dogson.
Not Dachshund. But dogson.
My dog that I consider my son.

Dogson is a new word of mine and I can't wait to use it!

Random stranger: Your dog is so cute!
Me: Thanks! He's my dogson, Kojo.
Random stranger: (puzzled look) He doesn't look like a dachshund.
Me: He's not, silly! He's an Irish Wolfhound and Lab mix.

If you were to meet Kojo, you may think he's perhaps a little weird.
Definitely bi-polar, ADHD and a lot socially awkward.

He's just not your typical dog.
I still consider him my other baby.


 Because of moments like this


How lucky am I? Not only do I have an awesome dog, but Jaxsen has a playmate that I didn't have to carry for 9 months. I consider that pretty darn lucky.

So cute.

It's a love/hate thing though. 2 seconds later and she's beating the crap out of him.


Sunday, July 22, 2012

What Sunshine Says

  Here are Jaxsen's funniest quotes of the week. Homegirl is a little firecracker.

Me: O no! I don't have any spinach for my smoothie!
Jaxsen: (Gasp) THIS IS SERIOUS!

 "Mom, I want boobies for my birfday."  

"Auntie Breezy, your hair looks so skinny today."

Me: (pouring her cereal)
Jaxsen: Is that vegan?!

I am guest posting on Dianapantz blog today!
It's a tutorial on homemade deodorant.
Check it out!

We hope you've had a fabulous weekend! We sure did!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Cookin' with Mommy ::Mediterranean Pizza Recipe::

A lot of people ask me how I get little Jaxsie to eat a healthy diet.
My most effective method is, I let her cook with me!
She's a boss in the kitch and it's great bonding time for us.
I think it's a self esteem booster for her too.
We make a huge deal about how she cooked the meal and how yummy it was.
She gets beyond herself with happiness and eats what she made.
Anyways, pizza is our favorite thing to make together.
So today we would like to share with you our Vegan Mediterranean Pizza recipe.
This recipe can be easily unveganified. I love making up words.

Tip: Cooking with children is done best when you're in a good mood.

 1 cute kid
1 pizza crust
2 Tbs of pesto
3 Tbs of red pepper hummus
1/2 cup of kalamata olives, sliced
1/4 cup of basil leaves, shredded
4 white mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup of onions, sliced
1 handful of spinach
1 cup of vegan mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 slices of tomato cut into chunks

First, spread the pesto on the crust.

Then spread the hummus and add the spinach.

Add the onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives and basil. I also added feta cheese to half of the pizza for my hubby.

Top with cheese.

Cook the pizza according to the time and temperature on the pizza crust package.
Here is some cuteness to look at while your pizza bakes.

Now that your pizza is ready, ENJOY that thing and praise your baby for the work he or she did.

What's your favorite thing to cook with your kiddos?

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

That Time My Car Rolled Into A Wall



I don't know why or what it is, but I do not belong behind the wheel while in a garage. If one more thing happens, I am sure my husband will start making me parking in the driveway. Actually, I am positive of that. He said that I am a danger to society and my license should be revoked. Such a drama queen. A couple months ago, I closed the garage on the trunk of my car. Yes, we do have those little sensor things. I thought the garage was jammed so I reopened it and closed it twice. Which means it hit my trunk 3 times. Yesterday, I forgot to put my car in park and I got out of the car. This happens to everyone once in their life, right? The car rolled into a wall in the garage. Crack-crack-crack went the garage wall. And dent-scratch-scratch went my car. DJ is a paint correction/auto detailing specialist so scratches make him upset to say the least.

He should be happy that his wife is a ninja and that I jumped back in the car and saved the garage from worse damage. Optimism much? 
Ok, I'm done.

P.S. I am going on a road trip today! Yay!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

What I've Been Up To

5. Painting and decorating our laundry room. Everyone needs a fun laundry room right?! Kinda. Everyone needs a fun laundry room so that you can trick yourself into thinking that
laundry is fun. Duh! I have glued over 500 clothespins together, and I'm only on "N," to create the word "laundry." I can honestly say, this is the most boring and dumb craft I've ever wasted my time on.

4. Trying to style my wild, curly hair without looking like Diana Ross. This is a struggle.


3. Waking up at the crack of dawn to have some time alone. Is it bad that I put my kid to sleep late so I can have some extra time in the morning? If so, take me to jail.

2. Taking a break from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and good ole Pinterest. Let's just say I've been playing Temple Run on my iPhone...A lot. 

1. Praying for patience. Like hourly. I am convinced that the Fruits of the Spirit were specifically made by God so that toddlers would test their parents and make sure they are using them. And if you're weak in a certain area, that one gets tested even more. For instance, I'm struggling with patience, so God is making sure that my kid works overtime to test my patience.

For example,

Me: Go grab your shoes, Jaxsen.
Jaxsen: NO! (TEST 1)
Me: Don't tell mommy no! Go get your shoes.
Me: Oh Jesus, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience, patience!
Jaxsen: (starts hitting my leg) Mommy, Mommy! What is patience?!?! (Test 3)
Me: (smiling through my teeth) Patience is mommy choosing to smile instead of screaming at the top of my lungs like I would like to. Now go and get your shoes. (Huge grin)

(Que the singing angels)

What have you been up to?


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

It's The Little Things

I have been having the worst of worst mornings. The kind where all you wanna do is sleep because an ocean of coffee can't wake you up. And your kid is acting like they had an ocean of coffee. And your dog is jumping from couch to couch because your kid is chasing him with a yardstick. Yea, it's that kind of morning. It's a bawling and sobbing kind of morning. Just a bad morning. But Jaxsen just looked at me while I was making her snack and said,

"You a good momma."

My bad morning is not so bad anymore.