What to offer the world when all you want to do is spend money…

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged.

I didn’t really have one direction. It was more like several.

I don’t even think blogging is all that great for other people to read unless there was some sort of helpful diagrams/instructions/ideas that they could find useful. Like those up-cycling furniture blogs. They are pretty useful.

What have I got to offer to the world?

Well, I have advice on parenting, drinking, baking, picky and into gourmet on a budget grocery shopping, and thrift store finds.

I write and sing original music, but that shit is secret until I release an album.

I also have plenty of selfies to offer, but I digress.

I have plenty of interests, like sewing, video gaming, playing instruments, mosaics, sculpture, and other creative artwork endeavors, but I am not very experienced. Not enough to write about.

I got plenty of ideas and solutions to other people’s problems though.

So give me money and I’ll hook you up.

Mama wants to buy some season pass tickets to an amusement park this summer!

What do you do with your time? Now how can you (I) make money doing it?


Published in: on June 3, 2014 at 11:59 am  Leave a Comment  

Sneaky Vegetables

More ways to sneak veggies in the kids’ food:

  • V8 in the pasta sauce (just stir 3/4 cup of that ish in the red sauce!)
  • Chopped spinach in the pasta sauce
  • Mashed cauliflower instead of potatoes. (just cook in milk & parmesan cheese)
  • Try the spaghetti squash with sauce.

Just sayin. Share ’em if you got ’em.

Published in: on October 1, 2011 at 11:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

No news is good news…in my case usually.

I’ve been looking at fabrics online for 3 days now.

I bought some of them and even scored some from the thrift store.

I suppose it’s time to get out the sewing machine and start making something!

I will be sending some of said fabric to an apron master so I can have a custom apron made so I can look and feel super cute making my homemade goodies that I started selling recently in a local coffee shop. How exciting!

Vintage Strawberry Fabric

Vintage Strawberry Fabric - Yum!

Today I love the..
Smell of: savory food cooking
Sound of: The Police
Taste of: zucchini muffins
Sight of: new tv!
Feel of: hot shower

Good Things about Today:
– husband home.
– got a new tv for downstairs!
– booked massages for thursday
– kids have new Dora computer game they like

Published in: on September 20, 2011 at 3:49 pm  Leave a Comment  

The Epic Frozen Pizza Battle! Which will win?!?!?

Tombstone: B


Tombstone regular cheese pizza came out with a nice gooey cheese. The kind that stretches all out all stringy like a never-ending…well….string. The sauce was pleasant and not too sweet or salty, so it gets a decent grade. The crust wasn’t too crispy and of course I cooked it perfectly so it wasn’t too doughy either. There is a bit of the dreaded frozen flavor, (PENALTY!) but it’s a frozen pizza. What do you want? Points for stringy cheese, penalty for crust flavor.

Elios: B+


Gets the job done. It’s a rectangle. It’s cheap. It doesn’t taste like ass. Actually, it tastes pretty good considering it’s a frozen pizza. It’s salty enough that the taste actually grows on you and you’re like, “Yes, I like this, I think!”  The crust isn’t all that thick, but it’s not a cracker and is pretty strong. It’s so strong in fact, that you may find yourself having a hard time cutting it if you overcook it, so don’t overcook it and it will be just fine. There is a good deal of sauce and minimal cheese, which cooks out to congeal as soon as it cools some. Kids like it, but prefer the shape of the triangle over the rectangle. Points for decent sauce flavor and cheap price, penalty for the cheap tasting, hard crust that goes with it.

Red Baron Classic Crust: A-


The four cheese pizza has a good taste (Simple! Rustic!). The cheese is not stretchy or stringy, but instead, stays a solidified unit, retaining it’s baked cheese taste. The sauce is slightly sweet and salty, giving me that “rustic” feel. You can see the herbs on the cheeses, also adding to it’s flavor appeal. The crust came out just right and didn’t reek of frozen flavor. I liked this one for taste, but the kids prefer the stretchy cheese of the Tombstone. Still not a wower like a fresh pizza, but it’ll do. Points for flavor, penalty for cheese texture.

RED BARON WINS! (for ME) Of course, kids like them all, but they do appreciate the cheesiness of the TOMBSTONE.

I’m sure another battle will ensue one of these days, but I’m kind of sick of pizza for now. 😀

Published in: on September 1, 2011 at 11:10 pm  Comments (2)  

Polka Dots

I love me some polka dots.

Published in: on August 11, 2011 at 11:21 am  Leave a Comment  

The Sound of a Legend

Legend (1985) is a movie that will forever have a place in my psyche, but I give credit to the soundtrack just as much as I do the wonderful cinematography.

Take this memorable Darkness Seduction scene for example. Here it is with the US film version as scored by Tangerine Dream. This is why it is so appealing. It is totally seductive and fantastical. My friend agrees…

heatherbat: it being a waltz was a much better call, too…waltzes are seductive…they have a heartbeat rhythym to them. they make you sway.

This music makes it an intimate den of lust…

…however with the Director’s Cut score by Jerry Goldsmith, it seems more classical and formal. I do not get the sense of seduction as intimate as the previous version. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it’s totally possible to be seduced in a formal setting, but this isn’t Batman here, this is simply just a case of wonder without lust. If you’re going to be seduced by the Lord of Darkness himself, you gotta leave the choir out of the picture, because the sound of all those voices kind of turns it into a circus show with an audience…and voyeurism just doesn’t seem like Big D’s style.

Either way, Tim Curry’s voice certainly does not dampen the mood, but it DOES dampen other things. LOL

Published in: on August 9, 2011 at 3:44 pm  Comments (2)  

New Memory Tapes

If you haven’t heard of the music group called Memory Tapes, then I am terribly sorry. Granted, there are those who will tell you “…that Memory Tapes is pretty damn hipster, but that doesn’t mean you can’t like them.”

The music moods range from somber to sexy to ethereal to whimsical with a dash of dancey sprinkled in.

The vocals are androgynous and calming, regardless of the tempo of each song. But it’s the music itself (and the beats) that make this group worth a listen. I can assure you at least one of their songs will invoke some distant emotion reminiscent of longing or thoughtfulness. If not, it’s also good for late night “studying” or falling asleep.

Here’s some samples from the new album, Piano Player, out this July  (2011).

“Wait in the Dark” – A pleasant, bouncy tune with contrasting lyrics, as seems the rage these days with indie music. Fresh production win here, give it a few listens and see how it grows on you.

“Sun Hits” – This one’s a little more upbeat than the usual M.O.

“Fell Thru Ice” – Now turn the lights down and space out…

Now if you missed out on the previous album, do yourself a favor and “Seek Magic” (2009).

Here are some highlights to get you started.

“Swimming Field” – Welcome to Wonderland.

“Bicycle” – The hipster’s paradise.

“Treeship” – Study for an exam or have an out-of-body experience, up to you. BYO windchimes.


Published in: on August 3, 2011 at 11:39 am  Comments (2)  

Kiddy-Approved Bedtime Books

(in this house anyway)

Published in: on July 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm  Leave a Comment  

Lucky Charms

A Little Chat.
   It’s the little things…
Me: awake early!
I’m having coffee…looking last minute for nipple covers my cheaply made swimsuit doesn’t hide enough when I get chilly

Sordid Euphemism: 3.00 at Walgreen’s for the circular bandaids.

Me: LOL I’m afraid you’d see the bandaid under there too

Sordid Euphemism: Complaaaain, complaaaain, complaaain…

Me: and I was just on Walgreen’s site too lol – I wanted to stop there in particular because Lucky Charms and Multigrain Cheerios are $2 right now.
If you’re a parent…..you know how expensive Lucky Charms are.

Sordid Euphemism: I don’t buy ’em, unless Publix is having a 2/1 clearance.

Me: I recall you saying something about beating up whoever would invent bras that minimized nipples and bouncing…lol I never forgot that. In fact, that’s the onlyreason I’ve been able to brave wearing my thin ass bikini 3 times on the beach now.
But yeah, it’s a bit ridiculous, I can’t keep having to walk with my arms folded.

Sordid Euphemism: Anyone who would complain about a little nipplage or bouncing is either jealous or threatened.
The rest of us greatly appreciate your contribution.

Me: lol

Not that anyone was complaining to me, but I’d rather not have any extra attention. My boobs are already huge, so I’ve reached quota on that front. Ha! Get it? Front!
Published in: on July 13, 2011 at 8:18 am  Leave a Comment  

2 Minutes Until Birthday is Over

Well, here’s a post just so I can post. I have some great articles, stories, and brainstorms I hope to write soon, but first I gotta do my birthday business.

First order of business….be in my birthday suit!!

This week I will be attending a U2 concert and if I get lucky and find a babysitter, a trip to a theme park.



Ok that’s all for now, folks!


And now, a picture of me with Noah Hathaway at the recent comic convention I attended:


Published in: on July 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm  Leave a Comment