Mommy Monday

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As Huff the Tot grows, there are so many awesome milestones: watching her use a fork properly, being able to use the potty, and create worlds with her imagination as she plays. I can’t help but smile when I see her beam with pride and say, “I did it, Momma!”

Those adorable moments are usually followed by her doing something completely crazy, me sighing exasperatedly, and administering a face-palm.

After she does said crazy thing, I typically respond with sentences I never thought I’d say:

Stop licking your brother’s feet!

If you put your foot in that toilet one more time…! 

We do not say “Bye, Felicia!” to Nana! 

Glue is NOT for eating! 

So when I saw this video from Buzzfeed Parents, I totally related:

 

What are some weird things you say? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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Last week, I saw a video making the rounds on Facebook that showed a yummy apple cobbler-like recipe. It only had three ingredients and cooked in the slow cooker (which is awesome for a lazy cooker such as myself). So I decided to try it out!

Here’s what you need:

Try It Apple Slow Cooker (1)

~2, 20-ounce cans of apple pie filling

~1 box spice cake mix

~8 oz butter (two sticks)

 

First, drop the pie filling in the slow cooker and stir.

Try It Apple Slow Cooker (2)

 

Then, pour the cake mix on top and plop the butter on top of that.

Try It Apple Slow Cooker (3)

 

Cook on high for 2-2 1/2 hours. Then, top with ice cream and enjoy!

Try It Apple Slow Cooker (4)

 

This was really good! My ONLY complaint was that it was reeeeeaaaally buttery. Can you see the butter in the picture above? I think next time I’ll use a tad less butter. Like maybe 1 1/2 sticks instead of 2.

 

Have you ever made this before? Did you like it? Have you made it with different pie fillings? Share in the comments below!

Try It Tuesday

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While taking a quiz on Buzzfeed the other day (pretty sure I was figuring out what my Patronus is for the 800th time. Its a fox, in case you were wondering) I saw an AWESOME dessert that made this preggo drool with delight. I HAD to try it!

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Here’s what you need:

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~A pre-made pie crust (they used graham cracker, so that’s what I bought)

~M&M’s (1 cup; though I didn’t use that much)

~Reese’s Mini Peanut Butter Cups (about 8)

~Twix (BF says to use four bars, but I only used two)

 

First, preheat the oven to 350*. Press the dough into the pie crust.

Try It Tuesday Cookie Candy Pie2 (1)

Then, scream in frustration because you didn’t think to let the dough soften before pressing it into the crust.

 

Next, cut the eight mini peanut butter cups in half and press them into the dough.

Try It Tuesday Cookie Candy Pie2 (2)

 

Repeat for the Twix bars. Then, sprinkle M&M’s on top (I only did it on half of the pie because my sister doesn’t like M&M’s and I wanted her to try it).

Try It Tuesday Cookie Candy Pie (1)

 

Pop it in the oven for about 45-55 minutes. Then, let it cool and top with ice cream or Cool Whip!

Try It Tuesday Cookie Candy Pie (3)

 

Y’all, this was da bomb! I LOVED it! And so did everyone else! Next time, I’ll let the cookie dough soften A LOT before pressing it into the crust. I’ll also let it cook a tad longer. The middle of the pie was a little gooey, though my dad said it made it even better!

Try It Tuesday

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I am all about lazy life hacks. I like to get stuff done in a short amount of time without a lot of hassle. This is why I don’t iron. I absolutely HATE ironing. And I’m too cheap to do dry cleaning. It’s just an extra errand I don’t have time for. (This is why 90% of my wardrobe consists of geeky t-shirts!)

Its Quiz Time

Here lately, my News Feed has been exploding with quizzes.

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Quizzes on every subject matter: Which Joss Whedon Heroine Are You(Inarra!), How Would You Do in the Hunger Games? (death by poisonous food), and even What’s Your Inner Potato? (seriously…and I’m a baked one if you were wondering.)

But my favorite quiz, by far, has to be this one.

Seriously.

Click it.

You will not be sorry.

 

 

And THAT’s Thursday, people. See you tomorrow!

Time Gone By…

I don’t know why, but here lately I’ve been feeling super nostalgic. Maybe it’s all the things from the 80’s and 90’s I’ve been seeing on Pinterest and Buzzfeed. Maybe it’s because I’m pregnant and really feeling like a “grown-up”; but I find myself constantly yearning for the days gone by.

 

The days before cell phones were in everybody’s pockets, when there was no Facebook, and social media meant passing notes in between classes.

 

I miss the days when the internet was new and people talked on the phone or *gasp* in person. But mostly I think I miss the days when we were so much more innocent.

 

Think about it. When I was in elementary school, there had not yet been a Columbine, the attacks on NYC or the Pentagon, and the biggest question on everyone’s mind was: “Are Ross and Rachel ever going to get together?!”

 

So in light of all my nostalgia, I give you the things I miss most about childhood:

 

1. The skating rink.

The club for underagers.

The club for underagers.

When I was a tween, the hottest place to go on Friday night was South Skate. I LOVED that place! Every Friday night, from 7-11 pm, me, my friends, and my sister were on 4 wheels. I had my first kiss at the skating rink, got my heart broken there, and was introduced to gloriously unhealthy mixture of cheese-from-a-can nachos (made with Doritos).

 

2. Cartoons.

I'm Buster Bunny. And I'm Babs Bunny. No relation.

I’m Buster Bunny. And I’m Babs Bunny. No relation.

Call me old fashioned, but I really don’t think that today’s cartoons are that funny. Honestly, I think they’re a little dumb. What happened to the intelligent cartoons like Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, and Batman: The Animated Series?

 

3. Electronics were not mainstream.

I can make you sound like a chipmunk with the press of a button.

I can make you sound like a chipmunk with the press of a button.

The closest thing I had to electronic devices was a Yak Bak and Casio My Magic Diary I got for my birthday when I was 11. We actually had to use our imaginations and we didn’t text—unless you include intricately folded handwritten notes.

 

4. Not having to make so many decisions.

Do I want to paint my nails or eat another Otter Pop...?

Do I want to paint my nails or eat another Otter Pop…?

Even though I wanted some independence, it was nice to not have to constantly know what was going on at a given time. I loved how freeing that felt. I didn’t have to worry about marking things on a calendar, making sure I was on time for an appointment, or checking that I bought a birthday present for someone. It was all done for me!

 

5. Knowing less about the world.

The more you know, the more you worry.

The more you know, the more you worry.

Yes, I know knowledge is power. But, sometimes, I wish I wasn’t so informed. Being overwhelmed with such a wealth of information can really grind on your joy. I hate when I turn on the television or pick up a magazine that its like an episode of Fear Factor. I feel like people in the media get together at night and say: “Okay, what can we totally blow out of proportion so people will freak out? *Maniacal laugh*”

When I was a kid, the only thing I wanted to know was if it was going to rain that day (meaning we’d have inside recess).

 

What about you? Do you miss the “good ole days”?