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My Favorite Pins of the Week

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It’s no secret…I spend a lot of time on Pinterest. Whether managing my clients’ various accounts or pinning to win something, I absolutely adore this social media platform. Here are a few of my favorite pins from this week:

We all need to do a little Poe Dancing via You Know it Happens at Your House Too‘s board TEE HEE:

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Things I Don’t Want My Daughter Growing Up Believing

Posted on by Crystal in Motherhood, Oh Aless! | 8 Comments

I always wanted to have a daughter. After having three boys and knowing instinctively each time that I was carrying XYers, I kind of gave up on the dream. I didn’t think being the mom of a little girl was in the cards for me.  And I accepted that reality. My boys were the greatest gifts, and I was a pro at raising the male population.

Things really do change in a heartbeat. Twelve years after having my last son, I became pregnant again. From the moment we first read the positive result on a home pregnancy test, I just knew. I knew she was coming.  Everything told me that inside I was carrying a little girl, an XXer.  She arrived in December 2011, Alessandra Rayne. Read more

MommiFried’s Easy, Awesome Meatloaf Recipe – Great for Busy Moms!

Posted on by Crystal in Food & Recipes | 1 Comment

Preparing meatloaf does not have to be complicated or include an endless list of ingredients – even though most recipe sites hint otherwise. Below is my easy, awesome meatloaf recipe, which is great for busy moms (and dads, too). Enjoy! Read more

The MOM League vs. The Lingerie League

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I didn’t realize until today that we have an entire realm of football being desecrated by foolish antics and women running around in thongs and push-up bras. I’m a BIG fan of college and NFL football, and take the game probably way too seriously. It’s a tough sport with a lot of injuries and to see a mockery being made of it by a bunch of women who failed to make the cut for the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders, well, I’m not impressed. Introducing the Lingerie Football League. Read more

What is in tapioca pudding? Frog’s eggs you say?

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It dawned on me the other day that I was told some wild stories when I was litte. From guacamole being lobster poop to liver being dried steak, it’s no wonder I don’t eat anything that I don’t immediately recognize. I was also told that the round, jelly looking things in tapioca were frog’s eggs. I never followed through on finding out what exactly was in this pudding, primarily because I don’t like it, I don’t eat it and, frankly, I don’t care. My kids took one look at this stuff on the store shelves and were like “NAH”, so there has never been a reason for me to poke around and find out if amphibians are hatched via pudding. On a freaky Friday, no less, I decided to poke.

Here’s a Skype conversation I had with my best friend regarding my lack of tapioca knowledge: Read more

What Really Happens at Kids’ Birthday Parties

Posted on by Crystal in Parenting | 4 Comments

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I’ve never been a fan of kids’ birthday parties – whether throwing or attending. I know this makes me sound like a horrible mother, but there’s something about these parties that, for me, is like having to go to the dentist on a Monday morning. They might look fun and innocent on the surface, but you can damn well bet there is shit going down – sinister, weird, mean, crazy shit. Read more

Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork Recipe – A Busy Day Win!

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Since Nick started back to work full-time, I’ve had to resume preparing and cooking dinner 5 nights out of the week. Thankfully, the crock pot and I are reacquainted and officially best buds again. Last night, I made an old favorite – crock pot BBQ pulled pork on flavorful bulkie rolls. It’s an easy recipe and a busy day win! Score the recipe here!

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Remembering September 11, 2001

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