Something Sweet

For the first time in idk how long, I sat and drew. 

I was trying to draw a photo of my little guy, and I love it. I have always have had trouble drawing realistically, but I figured why not give it a try. At all, my notebook says…

And I love to draw. It felt great! I know it doesn’t look like my beautiful yummy boy, but I had fun drawing and I’ve been in a better mood all day. I think it’s because I did something for myself.
Here is the photo of my handsome boys… Soon to be 7, soon to be 5 and soon to be 1 in the next two months. Love their sweet faces.

(Mama L❤️ V E)

Holiday Spending

To me, the holidays are stressful and full of unnecessary chaos. Every year I make a photo calendars and send cards because it’s the “polite thing to do”. I would have skipped them, but that wasn’t an option from my sweet husband who’s going to do them himself next time if he wants them done. 

We have people that we have to give to, but I am sick of going into debt during Christmas. It’s not the point of the holiday people. 

So we had to make a change. I decided to put the boys to work instead.

I usually buy ornaments $4 a piece. Instead, I had the boys make ornaments with popsicle sticks. I don’t even know how much we saved, but it was a lot.

We got the colored sticks and the boys even made some for Daddy, who was super excited.

They had fun, they put a lot of thought into them and even chose to whom they wanted to give them to. 

I also decided that instead of buying things, we would make coconut macaroons with chocolate inside. Everyone seemed to like them, so win-win, right?

Instead of spending money, I spent time with my boys, doing fun things for other people. Wether or not people really appreciate it, I don’t know. But I’m teaching the boys to do things for others rather than buy. When they get bigger, I will expand our ideas and do more. But for now, homemade cookies and ornament will be the thing. 

Any ideas you feel like sharing?

Local Draft

That is what my WP is full with. I have so many excuses as to why I haven’t been blogging, my main one being… Writer’s block, I start typing and blank. 

I have tons of things I can write about. I can log my weight loss, which really…I haven’t been losing because I’ve been stuffing my face and not exercising. I’m okay with it. Not complaining. 

I can write about the things I get rid of. Seriously, my house is a black whole. I get rid of a million things to make space, and my sweet husband brings a chair that covers half the house. But, I always forget to take photos, why? Because I don’t want to live with my phone in my hand. 

I can write about the food I’ve been making.. I made some awesome bruschetta and hummus with my new food processor that my wonderful guy got me for Christmas. But like I said, phone on hand.. Not lately. 

I can’t forget to mention that I keep just losing my phone for days on end. Why? Because I want freedom. I want to be beep free. Sometimes, I’d like a land line for old times sake. 

I can write about my children, but really, I’m just tired, comatose, exhausted. 

It’s all good though. Is 2017 now… HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE… I’m going to sleep. Sweet Dreams.

9 Months

Time flies when you area mom. Except, I thought it was Tuesday since Saturday. I kept thinking the boys had Ninja Warrior class. 

Anyway, sharing my pieces of heacen, here’s are my 3 little monkeys.

My caramel bon bon…

My vanilla custard…

And My Cookie… Eating a cracker (9 months today).

Oh the sweetness in my life!

The Writing Type

I have definitely slowed down with the blogging. I have been trying to do too many things, but yet, not accomplishing much. I am too scattered, too disorganized.

Our home is a mess, everywhere you turn… messy. I can’t seem to find anything, I can’t seem to put anything away. I’ll go to the kitchen cabinet, open it and blank out. What am I doing? Ooh, I need socks. Then I proceed to the basement to get socks, but come up with towels completely forgetting the socks and then as I get called because I’m needed, I absently put the towels on whatever surface area is near. 

Still, I have about five bags of donations. Which, maybe I should restart my Get Rid of It!!! posts on a weekly scale, rather than a daily.

I guess I am needed by my supposed to be sleeping child (1am), so I have to cut it short (story of my life).


This is the only hashtag that I am fond of, other than that, I call this… The pound sign. Hey, don’t you ‘boo’at me, I’m that kind of girl.

Anyway…I… Ordered… A… Trampoline!!! An 80 incher that is going to go in the basement. I saw it on Amazon for $124 and I just did it.

Winters are long here and I am not a fan of going to the museum, or really anywhere when it’s freezing. Mainly because of snotty children. So I and my wonderful Hubba-dub decided to turn the basement into a boy cave. 

The following will be a sweet surprise Christmas morning.

I am really excited about this… The boys need a way to let out steam and I think this is it.

This neat little table, I will be purchasing next week. The boys absolutely love air hockey. But wait till they see the foosball and billiards…I can’t wait to be called the best mom in the universe.

My big guy wants to take drum lessons and so, a corner of the basement will be converted into a mini strange. Complete with…

A microphone for my little guy who loves to sing. I really am having lots of fun thinking about this project. Now I am hoping grandma will get the boys…

Bad photo, but grandma keeps asking me what to get the boys. Why not this? 

Originally, we were talking about a bedroom makeover, but I wanted something more fun since I’m out of Christmas ideas. Besides, we are selling the house some time in this lifetime (I hope). I am looking forward to seeing how this turns out.

What are your Christmas ideas? Or Hanukkah, or Kwanza, or Three Kings Day?

Le Poison

It has been cold after cold in this house. The last one felt like the flu. My boys love to put their hand on their face, then this happens.

Baby attacks big Brothers with kisses, then attacks Mama and Dada with kisses. Hence the whole household of yuck-yuck!

But who can turn down a baby kiss? NO ONE!

This, angel face of mine. I barely have photos of, because he usually runs away blurring his face, but he agreed this time because he wanted me to post it.

He lost his baby face look after baby was born. It was insane, almost happened overnight. I’m so sad about it. He acts so big too. He helps with baby also.

I love how they play together! How did I get so lucky?

My biggest boy here is riding his bike without training wheels. It’s fun! 

I’m all over the place here, which is the reason why I haven’t been writing. I’m just too tired.

Regardless, this is the best I could do for now.

Lots of Love…

Mind Busy

 I’ve been bothered by something for quite some time. 

My sister’s boyfriend threw a TV that landed on her 4 year old son. Scares her 9 year old to pieces and beats her in front of her kids. He even slapped her for for hanging out with me. But yet, he’s her best friend. 

While my mom was here, we were talking about what to do about her kids. But my mom stopped, looked at me and said. “Be careful with your sister…” It shook me to the core.

I know from when we were little, she says I’ve been the favorite. Although, being the oldest, I had the most responsibility, and was not allowed to do things if she complained. But I never thought it would carry into adulthood.

 Anyway, my mom proceeded to tell me that when my sister found out I was pregnant with my 3rd, she called my mom hysterically asking…”why does she get the house, the husband, the babies? It’s not fair! Why does she get a perfect life and I don’t?” My life is far from perfect, but that’s not the point.

My baby news caused her to have a total mental breakdown. She then became pregnant with the guy that beats her. And what happens? Her baby dies…

Now, she went off the depend and I tried to help her, but when I’d have her over for dinner at my house, she would look at my baby with a look that honestly made me nervous inside. I felt like I needed to protect him from her.

And that was before my mom said that to me. “Be careful with your sister. She is very jealous of you and I’m afraid of what she may do.”

Was it okay for mom to say this to me?

I took my mom’s advice though and I just backed off. CPS can’t do anything about her kids and I need to protect mine. A double edge sword.

A couple months went by and then she contacted me with what seem a complete turn around. She had gone from talking in the most negative way, to saying she missed me and was sad that our friendship had broken.

Originally, it broke because she tried to cause arguments between me and my husband. She didn’t understand how I could take his side over hers. Well, one, my husband is number one, unless I know he’s wrong and two, I know when she’s trying to pull BS on me. 

Anyway, I’ve had her over the house in the past three weeks. I think it’s good for my niece and nephew. But still, I don’t know if I’m being paranoid, but I’m scared. If that weird? Even though now she seems to be in love with my baby, I’m nervous.

Then today, my niece slipped and I found out she’s still with this pathetic guy. I guess I suspected it, but the way I feel is… If she can love an abusive guy more than her kids, then she will care less for mine. So, it worries me. 

I don’t even know how to go about this. It’s very frustrating and heartbreaking.  

Am I being paranoid?

This is almost a “if something happens to me, the first suspect should be my sister and her boyfriend. Is that sad?

What am I to do?


What have I been up to?

Reading…I read a book that was so boring that it took me forever to read. I can’t leave a book unfinished, it’s some sort of OCD, it was painful.

Drawing… My son and I have discovered Art for kids Hub on YouTube and we have tons and tons fun drawing together. Take a look at THE WALL.

Homeschooling… Math, vocab, phonics (anywhere we land). Ninja Warrior, karate, soccer, club fun day, library day story time. Field trips through the ying yang… Having a hard time not falling asleep just listing this stuff.

Baby… Yes, there’s a baby in the equation here. He said “Mama” today. So official, I’m The Mama.

One second later…

Sickness… Two different colds in three weeks. And it sure rotated around the house. (Cough, cough) baby has been very sensitive today.

Cooking… Tomato soup, chicken soup, squash soup, chicken soup again. It is getting chilly out and with all of the sickness, you can’t go wrong with soup. Oatmeal, grilled cheese, fries with Mandarin chicken, easy meals because Mama is burning out.

Laundry… Does it ever end? I just donated two large garbage bags full of clothes. Still, there is more that can be given, but it will be done in due time. 

This… Was… A… Very… Bad… Day! Because folded clothes scream CONFETTI TIME!!!

How about first grade photos?

I took this while we were on a walk.

I took this one at Bird Kingdom and it turned out perfect. I love it.

Promises…I made a bottle opener and a blog friend liked it, so I promised I would make her one, but, I got pregnant and really sick. I still have everything and am working on ideas to get started. I don’t break my promises and I will finish it with lots of love and send it to my friend across the pond.

Marriage… Last but definitely not least. I have been paying attention to the man of the house. It is easy to forget to take care of either, but we are working on spending time just him and I which is what we are going to to right now…

Good Night!