... In the Kitchen...

Slow melt popsicles
Would have been so wonderful
When my fridge cut out


Confession, 8/6/09

I used my daughter's Nemo toothpaste last night, just 'cause. Sparkly Grape = Gross. Oh, and I thought I had appendicitis at 4 a.m. Don't think they were related.....


12 Ways to Sort Barbies or "How I Lost My Sanity Living with All These Dolls"

If one were to sort 113 Barbies into two separate toy bins, what would be the most logical distinguishing characteristics by which to separate them? Because, of course, logic is of utmost importance when you're dealing with a pile of plastic and unruly hair. And, NO, throwing them all in the trash is NOT an option.

These are your options:

  1. Blond vs. Brunette
  2. Dark skinned vs. Light skinned (Segregation? Can we do that?)
  3. Princess vs. Working Woman
  4. Clothed vs. Naked
  5. Plasticized underwear vs. Going commando
  6. Those that change color when wet vs. Those that don't
  7. Those that are water logged and shall forever remain "Bath Barbies" vs. Those that are not
  8. Big Feet vs. Little Feet (yes, some Barbies do have giant Sasquatch feet. I think they are the more athletic ones. Next category please....)
  9. Athletic vs. Fashionista
  10. Made in Indonesia vs. Made in China
  11. Those with Stars on their Bellies vs. Those with None upon Thars
and, last but not least, in my house:

12. Has all hands and limbs vs. Amputee

Bucket O' Decoupage

You too can turn an ordinary plastic cheese ball bucket into a colorful container using some Modge Podge, cut-up magazines, and kids' artwork (or your own)! Is there anything cuter for markers and crayons?