Super Heroes Vs. Plastic Roaches

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Oh it's been a crazy past few days.  The short version is a secret project met some super heroes and a fairy princess and they had a wonderful tea party with plastic roaches.  It's crazy I told you.  Last week Mr. Byrd was gone on a business trip which sent me into a tailspin to finish a secret project before he got home. I can't tell you what the secret project was yet, you'll find out soon, but I only had a few days to paint our master bathroom and bedroom.  I had planned it all out in my head that Monday I would prepare both rooms. Tuesday I would paint our room … [Read more...]

The Wait is Over!

Chocolate toffee recipe with pop rocks candy, fun fall treat for kids

Christmas Crack... it's a wonderful thing for the most wonderful time of the year. But for some reason there's a pesky holiday we like to call Halloween that stands in our way, preventing us from the chocolately toffee goodness known as Christmas Crack. (If you don't know what I'm talking about don't worry - it's just saltines topped with toffee and chocolate.) So what's a girl to do when you just can't wait any longer? Simple.  Add a pop of fall traditions to your Christmas Crack. To start you need to make a normal recipe for Christmas Crack.  Now you can start the … [Read more...]

Good (YAWN) Morning

Sometimes I like to go through the old posts from the past few years. I laugh at the funny pictures, cry at the pictures where my kids still look like babies (I miss it!) and rejoice over the fact that the word "potty training" has now been stricken from our family's vocabulary. Last night I was going through old posts from October of last year and I found this old post that you're about to read. It was perfect. Do you know what it was perfect? Because it shows that almost one year ago to the day I experienced a type of ground hog day scenario. Ok so I haven't spilled coffee on my feet … [Read more...]

Fresh Catch of the Day

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Imagine this.... You hear footsteps on the stairs early in the morning and you know by the timing of them that it's just the oldest child, the early bird of the family, who will get her own breakfast and entertain herself while you lay in bed for awhile longer. So you cozy up against your pillow again ready to cat nap until the little one gets up when you hear "MOM! Oreo is eating Toby!". Now I know that doesn't seem so heart pounding until you realize that Oreo is our cat and Toby is was our fish.  In all honesty, Toby should have been a cat.  He's had 9 lives and then … [Read more...]

Costumes, Candy and Cheesecake

Flower Pot Costume from The Dollar Store

On October 1st my oldest child looked at me and said "only 30 days until Halloween!".   I looked at the calendar and groaned.  I'm pretty sure my friend Nicki Woo looked at the calendar and did somersaults in her front yard while trying not to smash her giant spider yard decorations. Personally I'm not a big fan of Halloween.  Just to be truthful, I'd rather replace that day on the calendar with a better holiday such as National Cheesecake Day where instead of parade around in costumes, we just make (and eat) cheesecakes.  Who's with me? But... it happens … [Read more...]

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