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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Last Minute Gift Idea

I’m officially on the naughty list. I didn’t do a very good job planning a great gift for my Husband. Even worse?  I didn’t do a very good job planning a great gift idea for my Husband from our Son. Hangs head.  Swills cocktail.  For Shame. I’m not alone am I?  Surely I can’t be alone?! If you’re also on
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Revenge of the Sock Monkey

At the risk of ruining my reputation for being a heartless wench, I’m going to confess something:  I’m a sucker for a sock monkey. It’s true. I adore those goofy-looking little bastards. I love how they are perfectly imperfect. I love the idea that someone took the time to make such a cute little item for someone special. I love
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Ikea Ribba Shadow Box Frame DIY For Birth Announcements

My Mother-In-Law celebrated her birthday with us last evening.  We took Mac and our nephew to the pool and then we had dinner and cake. Of course, we were a tad behind in the actual logistics of getting a gift. It’s not that we don’t care.  It’s just sometimes difficult to find an appropriate gift, especially for our parents and
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Father’s Day. . .From the Drug Store

No. . .I didn’t purchase extra soft toilet paper or a girly magazine.  Although they would be great gifts. . .along with something adventurous from the prophylactic aisle.  And for me?  Jesus. . .Cough syrup and peanut butter cups. . .you know. . .  Seriously.  I had little time.  And little budget.  This year.  Don’t worry, last year for Chris’s
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Stuff We Love: Splat Mat

For a while I was in the habit of calling the dogs over to the table and allowing them go crazy on Mac’s discarded crumbs and bites. A few things caused me to reconsider: 1.  Mac started keeping food on his tray specifically to feed to the dogs, 2.  When he fed the dogs, it was absolutely disgusting – even
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Effing Head Explodes: Doodle Gift Wrap

Kids (and adults that are still in a state of arrested development) like to scribble.  Not that I have any first hand knowledge of arrested development. . .I’ve been told they like to scribble. A few weeks back, we attended yet another, child’s birthday party.  Even though I have a son, I am at a complete loss when it comes
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Head Effing Explodes: “Magnetic Attraction” Valentines

Despite seeming like a snarky bitch, I do have a soft spot for a sweet, homemade Valentine card so I wanted to do it right for Mac’s first Valentine’s Day. I came up with this slick little plan to use magnetic photos.  They are easy to mail.  They don’t involve a bunch of shitty commercial candy.  Plus, they took about
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Head Effing Explodes: No Sew Tutu

I have a niece that wanted a tutu for playing dress-up.  This project is so easy, I wish I had ten nieces! Here’s how you do it: Materials:  Tulle, ribbon, scissors 1.  Get a bunch of tulle and a length of complimentary ribbon.  The ribbon should obviously be long enough to go around your little darling’s waist with enough extra
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You Can Accomplish This Before Your Head Effing Explodes – Trick or Treat Bag

This is Mac’s first Halloween.  He has a costume but not a bag or bucket to stash his little trick or treat treasures in. . . Until now. I swear I’ve been meaning to give this little project some attention before now, I’m not a completely wretched Mother.  It just didn’t happen.  Trust me, I am likely that wretched. Mac
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