The curious case of the cupcake

It was Finn’s birthday last weekend (Happy Birthday, 11-year-old!) We celebrated by making fudgy bon bons  A red velvet cake and faux Hostess cupcakes (sorry about the weak photo.  All I had with me was my camera phone.)  I love all three dearly, but I must admit that my heart… Read More

Maybe this time I’ll like it

So I’ve been rolling my eyes about Twitter for quite some time.  I just didn’t get.  I still kind of don’t get it, but after three people in one week asked me if I’m on twitter I figured I ought to get my head out of the sand and just… Read More

Que bella vita

Maybe it’s the weather (sunny! warm!), maybe it’s the birds who sing their little hearts out all day, or maybe it’s just that my kids are all doing well right now and nobody has been grounded or in trouble all week (oh wait, Finn forgot his homework yesterday so he… Read More

Did you have a special day?

Not to make you jealous or anything, but for Valentine’s Day my man got me a waffle iron that makes Texas-shaped waffles. (Before you throw rotten tomatoes at him for such a lame gift, just know that I mentioned a while ago how much I actually wanted one and he… Read More

Rots of raughs

You know how sometimes you just need a good laugh? is always up to the task.  The Chinese and Japanese grasp on English can be too funny. By Hildie | Filed under Funny, Good Things 8 Comments Share

Girls in white satin

Boy oh boy, have I got some news for you!  I got a new bra!  I know, I know; you’re impressed.  But I actually had a free afternoon sans kids (thanks Mom!) and decided to give The Girls the support and shiny white satin they deserve.   If you haven’t… Read More

Our Christmas Miracle

Yes, we’ve had our own little Christmas Miracle.  Only it’s not so little.  It’s a very big deal. Jasper has been pooping in the toilet for a whole week. I didn’t want to say anything and jinx it, but after potty-training that boy for four entire months it appears that… Read More

Gingerbread land

I can’t quite seem to get the Christmas decorations out, but I don’t want to deprive my children of their holiday fun, so we broke out the gingerbread house kits over the weekend. I have too many children to decorate a single house without a war ensuing, so we usually… Read More

Fun with Pioneer Woman

(Melinda, Me, Jeannie, Cheryl, Chelon and Sara) Pioneer Woman came rolling into Austin last night and we had a rip-roaring good time at her book signing (since you read my blog, you are most likely a female and, well, you just seem like the type who would like Pioneer Woman.… Read More


Cookies are my thing. I can do cakes pretty well, and my pies are decent too. But cookies are where it’s at for me. I love the relative ease of cookies. Some are complicated, but most are a two-bowl affair that can be in the oven in less than fifteen… Read More