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Fly on the Wall – March 2014



Welcome to a Fly on the Wall group post. Today 15 bloggers are inviting you to catch a glimpse of what you’d see if you were a fly on the wall in our homes. Come on in and buzz around my house.


Buzz around, see what you think, then click on these links for a peek into some other homes:                          Baking In A Tornado                                  The Rowdy Baker                                Just A Little Nutty                                          The Momisodes                          Spatulas on Parade                                   The Sadder But Wiser Girl                          Follow me home . . .                Stacy Sews and Schools                                      Dinosaur Superhero Mommy                          Someone Else’s Genius                               Menopausal Mother                                     Pink Heart String                                              Spinster Snacks                                 Juicebox Confession



I remembered to write stuff down this month!! WOOO HOOO!!! 😉




Joshua – Boboton should be the name of a planet.




Colin has a new found love of Babybel Cheese. He also likes using the net on his head. He looks like a lunch lady!




We have gone through about 5 electric can openers in the past couple of years. Instead of buying yet another one I got a manual can opener instead. I left it out and asked Deanna to open some cans for me. Hee hee hee hee!! It took her FOREVER to figure out how it works!




Deanna and I were watching TV.

Me – That was D-U-M-B.

Deanna – What? I don’t get it.

Me – You know… Dumb, D-U-M-B.

Deanna – Oh! I thought it was a new acronym and I just didn’t know it yet!




Evil Hank Jr


THIS was something The Hubby picked up at a used book store. SIGH… For the full story check out my Use Your Words post.

Believe me, THAT’S a story you don’t want to miss! 😉






We’ve been studying butterflies this month and having a lot of fun (for more on the butterflies click HERE ).

When they finished making their chrysalides , their butts were hanging out. Completely freaked Colin out.

Colin – EWWW!! They lost their butts!! Their BUTTS!!!!!!!




I over hear a conversation between Joshua and Deanna. I think I should be worried.

Deanna – Who would you put in a well?

Joshua – What????

Deanna – Y’know, like on “Silence of the Lambs”??  ‘It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again.’

Joshua – Uh, no one!!!

Deanna – There has to be SOMEONE!!

Joshua – Well, who would YOU put in a well??

Deanna – For like Niall from One Direction. For dislike, that annoying guy that says YEP on “Storage Wars”. (insert evil laugh here)

Joshua – Oh, well……. Maybe Will Smith.




Colin – Are Q and O brothers?




We are doing our normal, weekly shopping at Kroger. We have the normal, usual 2 buggies full.

I am trying to make the bagger understand that he doesn’t have to try to fit everything into one buggy because it’s just not going to work.

The cashier pipes up and gets him to listen. He then turns to me and says, “What is this, like a month’s worth?”

Me – Umm… No, it’s like a week’s worth…..

The look on his face was PRICELESS. It never gets old… LOL




We did a bunch of crafts on Monday for St. Patrick’s Day.


3D Shamrocks Collage


3 D Shamrocks – tutorial HERE


Leprechaun Houses Collage


We made leprechaun houses out of the boxes I won from Pick Your Plum.

I had to make finger paint… All of our paint brushes are missing!!!

I used 1 cup of flour and added water until I liked the consistency. Then I added a few drops of green food coloring.


Shamrock Collage


Tissue paper shamrocks.



Merrows by Cailey Pooka by Colin


We read Magic Tree House : Leprechauns and Irish Folklore : Research Guide

Then I asked Cailey and Colin to pick their favorite fairy and draw it.


St. Patrick's Day Breakfast


And that is what we had for breakfast! Green orange juice and green pancakes! The kids LOVED them!!!


There you go! The past month in our house. 😀


Don’t forget to check out all the AMAZING bloggers participating this  month!






USE YOUR WORDS!! March 2014

Today’s post is a writing challenge. This is how it works: participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words or short phrases for someone else to craft into a post. All words must be used at least once and all the posts will be unique as each writer has received their own set of words. That’s the challenge, here’s a fun twist; no one who’s participating knows who got their words and in what direction the writer will take them. Until now.



At the end of this post you’ll find links to the other blogs featuring this challenge. Check them all out, see what words they got and how they used them.

I’m using:    Animatronic ~ taco(s) ~ armor ~ good luck ~ rise of the machines

They were submitted by:


I thought that I would be doing a lot some fiction writing for this blog series. LOL My life, stranger than fiction….


We had been having a day out in Nashville, driving around and having fun. We were on the way home. I thought that maybe we would stop for tacos or something but other than that we were pretty much done.

Oh, how wrong I was.

The Hubby decided to stop at the greatest used book store EVER and usually that’s a good thing for me. This time, however, I decided to wait it out in the van with Cailey and Colin (Colin always loses his mind in this store).

That was my big mistake.

The Hubby comes out with THIS—



Evil Hank Jr

An animatronic Hank Williams, Jr. It sings! It dances! It frightens children! It’s terrible.

Seriously. This thing FREAKS ME OUT!!!!! And not only me! Cailey, Colin, Deanna, the cats! We all get the willies when we catch this thing looking at us!

Every time I see it out of the corner of my eye I swear it’s LOOKING RIGHT AT ME with that creepy smile!

I have flash backs to the movie Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. I keep expecting to wake up in the middle of the night with this thing looming over me with a knife!

It’s giving me nightmares!!!

I’ve been trying to talk The Hubby into getting rid of it. Wish me good luck!!!

The guys and their purchases…. Jacob and his buddy are now into sword collecting. SIGH… I even heard Jacob complain the other day about not being able to find a life size suit of armor. People, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried.

Again, my life, stranger than fiction.


PS The Hubby has given the Evil Hank Jr thing to his friend!! YIPPEE!!! We can sleep easier now! Maybe I should apologize to the friend’s wife????



Now, be sure to check out the marvelous bloggers that have joined up!!!

Links to the other “Use Your Words” posts:                   Baking In A Tornado              Follow me home . . .              Confessions of a part-time working mom                       Spatulas on Parade                      Someone Else’s Genius                      Battered Hope                       Healing Tomato                   Superior Nonsense               Rocks, No Salt Mommy              Evil Joy Speaks             Stacy Sews and Schools               The Bergham’s Life Chronicles






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