Thursday, May 19, 2016

Top 5 Questions I Ask My Toddler Daily

Having a toddler is like taking care of small drunk person all day long. Sometimes it's funny, other times it's annoying and it's always exhausting.

The list of questions I ask her on a daily basis is endless but here are a few of my favorites.

1. What's in your mouth?

I feel like I was egregiously lied to about the amount of time little ones will continue to put things into their mouths. I was told that around 10 to 11 months old the novelty of placing everything in one's mouth would soon lose it's luster. Nope. My daughter puts three to four things in her mouth daily. Mostly crumbs, pieces of paper and her personal favorite...dog food.

2. Where are you going?

Whenever I finally think I'm getting a nice little tea party break where I can sit down for five minutes that's when it happens. She's off like a bat out of hell running down the hallway off to only god knows where.

3. Are you tired?

To which the answer is always a loud and resounding "Na!" That's not a typo. Na is the new No if you didn't know. Haha, I crack myself up. Don't feel bad for me, I'm laughing.

4. Where are your socks?

For some reason every time I turn around she's pulled her socks off. I don't know why because when I ask her where they are she always knows exactly where she left them and will get frustrated if I don't put them back on her the second she places them in my hand.

5. Do you have an owie?

This one is my favorite. Randomly throughout the day she'll place her hand on her head and make the saddest little face like she's in pain. Then I'll ask her if she has an owie. She will instantly perk up and come running to me for her obligatory kiss and hug. It's so adorable and sweet that I just want to explode from cuteness overload.

I know the day is coming soon where she'll be the one asking all of the questions. Until then I'm getting in mine while I can.

What are some questions you ask your kids constantly? Let me know in the comments!

Friday, February 26, 2016

Spring Wreath for Under $10!

Sorry there wasn't a blog post last week. I was feeling uninspired and rather than just putting up something for the sake of it I decided not to put up anything at all.

If I'm not feeling it, I'm not feeling it. Do you feel me? This post contains all of the feels. Badum tish! No? Just get to the post you say? Fine! No one appreciates my dad jokes.

I'm not sure where you live but over here in the desert spring has already sprung. It's been in the 70's for the past few weeks now. East coasters and Canadians put the pitch forks down, while you're enjoying 80 degrees it'll be 110 here and that's in the shade.

For now, I'm very much enjoying this weather reminding me of nights spent out on the patio with a glass of wine, good food and good people. And that reminds me that I haven't cleaned my front or backyards in several months. So why not bring out the broom and spruce it all up with a lovely wreath?

Step One: Buy a wreath form and wrap it in burlap or whatever ribbon of your choice. You don't have to buy a metal one but I found this at my local dollar store. It's on the small side but for a buck it doesn't bother me.

Step Two: Make paper eggs. I used my Cricut for this but it's not necessary at all. You can trace an egg shape onto pretty colored scrapbook paper and cut out cute designs with a complimenting paper. The eggs I made came out way too big so I scrapped them. Stay tuned to see what I do with them! Spoiler alert...I made an Easter sign. Should I make a post about it? You tell me!

Step Two (for reals): Go to your local craft store and buy a fake bouquet of your choice. Michaels usually has theirs on sale for 40% off. Now, take that bouquet and pull off all of the leaves and flower bunches. Trust me they come off easy.

Step Three: Glue those suckers on in a pretty arrangement of your choice. P.S. see how I have a picture of E6000 glue above? Don't use that. Pull out your glue gun. My bad.

Step Four: Glue on your letter! I spray painted mine but again you don't have to. You do what you want.

Step Five: Hang that bitch up!

This is my first time making a wreath. I've learned some things. One, always use a glue gun. E6000 is not for everything despite what I may think. Two, leave space at the top for the wreath hanger so it doesn't hang all crooked.

Total Cost:

Wreath: $1.00

Ribbon: $3.99

Flowers: $3.99

Letter: $1.00

Total: $9.98

I'd say I'm pretty happy with my results. Let me know about the Easter sign and keep up with my posts here!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Playtime After Bedtime A Podcast!

Hello my lovely readers! I'm coming to you live from my sick bed!

Ugh. this week has definitely been a week if you know what I mean. We've all been sick with a weird allergy/cold thing. The kind of sickness where it comes quick and then can't decide if it's going to stay or go. It just hangs around long enough to make you want to crawl in bed and ruin all of your plans.

If you haven't gotten what I'm putting down yet it's an excuse to let you know that this weeks blogpost is going to be total crap. As in pretty much non-existent. In fact...this is it.

There is one thing that may be of interest though and it's that my husband and I started a podcast.

Yeah, we've joined the ranks of pretty much everyone and decided to share with the world our thoughts on misc. crap. We talk about everything from video games to pop culture and throw in some swearing. So, if you're not into that then maybe you just stick around for the blog posts.

If you are a video game liking, pop culture interested, likes a little swearing type person here is the link.

Please keep in mind this was our first go round so it's a little bumpy. We've recorded another one