“Papa told me that he took his parent’s car to go buy milk one morning when he was a little kid.” – Darren

He ended the story with, “Can I drive to Starbucks if you’re not awake in the morning? Don’t worry because I won’t eat there—I’ll just bring it home in a paper bag.”

I’m not sure if he’s a really good storyteller or I’m just super gullible because I totally believed this happened. My dad (Papa) confirmed it was in fact false because the milkman would deliver bottles every morning. Ahhh the olden days of yesteryear.
If you’re into bringing back the olden days, check out the adorable glass milk bottle jars from Ella Jane Crafts . These are the perfect party favors for old people and little people (especially because old people tend to turn into little people). As you can see, Ella Jane Crafts also makes all sorts of cool party stuff. And man I’m a sucker for a ‘stache.

Valentine’s Day is almost here and you’re totally unprepared.

Don’t worry, we’re all way behind. I blame it on today being the 100th day of school. My son’s homework for the big day actually stressed me out. And he’s 5.  I’m going to make it easy for you to look like mother-of-the-year. If you have children in elementary school, be sure to check out their treats to help spread the love.

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Or if you’re really feeling crafty, you can head on over to Craftsy.com and take  a cake decorating class.
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Tiny Prints also has great customized photo gifts and Valentine’s Day party invitations. Voila, you’re mother-of-the-year. Again.

 Too Cute : Blush Valentine's Day Cards for Kids

 

Text of the day from a friend: When do kids learn to wipe their own F#@king Asses?

Oh how I wish I could answer that question. Those of you that have kids with that ability are living the freaking dream. And I hate you for it.

On the other hand, the day of love is rapidly approaching – you know the Hallmark holiday that guilts you into showing your love or making you feel like crap. Yeah for Valentine’s Day!

I’m thinking of sprucing up my house for the big day with these adorable decorations from Sewn Natural.

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 Looking for more Valentine’s Day gift ideas? Check these out:

Valentines Day Card from Tiny Prints

Shop for Valentines Day Party Favors

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I love being woken up at 4am on a Monday. Don’t you?

I’m kidding people. It sucks and frankly I’m not amused. To make matters worse, I was so tired this morning that I put a really ugly outfit on today. It’s really not a pretty picture – although I’m sure my coworkers are getting a kick out of it.

In order to cheer myself up, I’ve decided I must order myself cookies from TSCookies. I mean really, if I don’t reward myself with food, who will? Yummy stuff makes me feel so good and helps keep my belly extra cushy for my daughter to lay on at 4am.

 

These are so pretty and look totally yummy. I just licked the screen a little bit – that was awkward. Can you tell I’m hungry? And sleepy? And cranky?

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Into making your own cookies? Go for it…and don’t forget to send some to me.

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KitchenAid KSM150PSMC Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Metallic Chrome

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Gourmet Writer Food Decorator Pens, Assorted Colors, Set of 10

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Cake Boss 7-Piece Heart Fondant and Cookie Cutter Set

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Fondarific Buttercream Wedding White Fondant

If all you need is love, why do most people feel like crap on Valentine’s Day?

valentines day 2014, etsy blog, valentine's day gifts for her, gifts for him, mb art studio So the other day, my 3.5 year old son says to me, “Thanksgiving is over. Hanukkah is over. Christmas is over. What do we do now?” Ummmm, hellooooo, we celebrate the Hallmark holiday Valentine’s Day. You know, the day that makes everyone feel like crap (except for the one girl at the office who receives 10 dozen roses from her over-zealous boyfriend.)

valentines day 2014, etsy blog, valentine's day gifts for her, gifts for him, mb art studio There’s nothing like celebrating a day with unnecessarily expensive dinners and roses that cost ten times more than they should. Wow, I’m a barrel of laughs today.

So yay for me for finding non-cheesy Valentine’s Day décor from mb art studios. They’re cute enough to satisfy my son’s unclouded holiday enthusiasm, yet simple enough to satisfy me.

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In conclusion, Valentine’s Day is stupid. But I’ll continue to celebrate it because Hallmark tells me to. And if you’re still looking for unique gift giving ideas for Valentine’s Day, check these out:

Amazon.com, The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Unbelievably Realistic Paper Blooms
The Exquisite Book of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Unbelievably Realistic Paper Blooms

Pete the Cat: Valentine's Day Is Cool, Amazon.com, Etsy Blog
Pete the Cat: Valentine’s Day Is Cool

ea Glass Fine Art Heart Poster 11 X 14 From the Book "Of Love & Sea Glass: Inspirational Quotes and Treasured Gifts from the Sea" a Unique Great Anniversary, Birthday and Valentine's Day Gift
Sea Glass Fine Art Heart Poster

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Kindle Fire HD Tablet