I just ran across a fabulous new blog and love it so much that I put it on my sidebar.  Click on over to Mama Manifesto.  You will find ideas, encouragement and inspiration to make your days a bit easier and the knowledge that you are not alone in the many challenges of being a Mama.
How fun are these little clippies?  The kit came in the mail today from Carefree Glimmer and they were so easy to make.  Ideally Lucy will wear them and not lose them the second I turn away.  I can hope right?  When will she tolerate clips?  It is hard to be a 2 year old girl with barely any hair!  All I am asking for is a little girlie sparkle.  Does any one have any magic tips that can help me clippie her up?  If all else fails, I might just steal them to keep my "mistake bangs" off of my forehead when it isn't Hills Braid Day.
Whatever you do, don't let the week go by without making this easy and delicious meal.  I had to steal this picture from Meg's blog because my husband couldn't wait for me to get my camera out before digging in.  Halley even ate it and she hates pretty much all food.  That says a lot!
I am a lover of all things cupcake, but after making 8 dozen in three days I needed something different for Halley's birthday celebration at preschool.  On the side of Funfetti cake mix is a recipe for Funfetti cookies.  I guess they were a Pillsbury Bake Off  Winner... can't argue with that.  They are ridiculously yummy.  Just be careful not to make them when the kids are sleeping, because when naptime is over there might not be any left.  Because I am a total frosting snob (one cupcake from Sprinkles will ruin you for life) I topped these yummies with homemade buttercream.  It is so easy and doesn't have any creepy chemical taste.
Buttercream Frosting

1 stick butter- softened
1 pound box of powdered sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 tea. really good vanilla (this is what Sprinkles uses.)
Mix with a beater.  Try not to eat it all before you frost the goodies.


  1. OK first of all, those clips are so darn cute!!! :) I think I would wear those in my own hair haha!

    Also, you have been tagged! Check my blog for the rules:) Now I am off to see Mama Manifesto! Yay!

  2. Yum frosting!! And I love that you posted some new blogs! You need a link list so I can see what you love reading!! Also you were right! I did love So You Think You Can Dance!