Friday, March 11, 2011

Featured Friend Friday

Hi I'm Kmama. Kelli asked me to come over here to her blog to teach you how to sew craft paint cook something. Hmm. Kelli? Why did you ask me over to your blog? You know I can't do ANY of those things. Hmm. Well, since I can't teach any of you anything, I suppose I could entertain you.


Like I said, I'm Kmama. I blog over at The Daily Dribbles. I'm wife to Jdaddy, my wonderful husband of 8 years and mom to Buddy, 6 and Buster 3, my two little spit-fire boys. I work full-time outside the house, and while I love my job, my days are pretty hectic.


If you're not familiar with The Daily Dribbles, let me give you a little information. The Daily Dribbles is my sanity. No really. It is. I'm typically a pretty sarcastic person, but oftentimes, in real life, sarcasm doesn't go over so well. I obviously can't be too sarcastic when dealing with people at work (did I mention I work in Human Resources?) and my kids don't get my sarcasm yet, so I unleash it all on the blog. The Daily Dribbles is basically, as my tag-line reads, "A pinch or sarcasm and a dash of laughs, from a woman who wears many hats."

I sometimes do reviews and giveaways on my blog, but mostly you'll find posts with humor, sarcasm, and about our daily life. I have a few posts that I'm especially proud of and I hope you'll take a look at. In I'm a Full-Time Working Mom I talk about how I choose to work outside the home and how you don't have to feel bad for me because I work.

As I previously mentioned, my days are really hectic. In Two Minutes I share the time I chose to pause life and enjoy a special moment with my youngest son.

And now I can't tell you that I write with sarcasm and humor and then only link you to some of my more serious posts, so for some laughs, check out these posts:

Kelli, thank you so much for featuring me!
Thanks so much for sharing your blog with us today Kmama! You really should head over and check out The Daily Dribbles. I love Kmama's wit, humor, and sarcasm {even if her boys don't get it just yet}!
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rainbow Waffles

Everything is more fun when it is in a rainbow of colors, especially food and especially food made for St. Patrick's Day! I wanted to try something a little different this year....I've already made rainbow cupcakes and rainbow pudding pops, so I though waffles would be a nice change of pace:)
I started with a box mix prepared according to the waffle directions, but you can use your favorite waffle recipe. I divided the batter and then colored it with red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple Wilton gel food coloring.
**FYI don't evenly divide the need way more red and orange than you do blue and purple so divide and color your batter accordingly or you may end up eating a blue and purple waffle while your kiddos enjoy their rainbow ones!
Quickly and carefully add the colored batter to your warmed {ROUND} waffle iron. I found it was easiest to start in the center with a small circle of the purple and work my way to the outside with the colors making rings around the center. The batter will spread a little, just make sure to work quickly and get the circle sort of right! I think this would be easiest using squeeze bottles or maybe even putting the batter in ziploc bags, but I was in a hurry and spooning the batter onto the waffle iron worked just fine too!
Close the lid of your waffle iron and let them cook.
When you take your waffle out of the waffle iron it will look kind of like a tie dyed mess. The beauty of using a circle waffle iron to make these is that all you have to do to turn this mess into a rainbow is cut the waffle in half!
Add a few whipped cream clouds and get ready for the kiddos to squeal with least that's what mine did anyway:)
I know what we will be having for breakfast on March 17th!
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lucky (Shoe) Charms

One of the worst parts about boys {in the fashion world anyway}, is the lack of accessories especially when it comes to holidays. Little girls can wear hairbows, necklaces, frilly socks, purses.....well you get the picture! And what do boys have?!? Maybe a hat or cute tie if you are lucky!
So when I started trying to come up with something for my boys to wear for St. Patrick's Day I knew I was going to have to think outside the box a little. My boys wear uniforms to school so a cute shirt is out of the question, and I'm pretty sure they would both refuse to wear a tie {even though I think a tie would be absolutely adorable}. So decided to bling up their shoes with some Lucky Shoe Charms!
I started with two colors of felt and a shamrock template.
Cut one color felt a little larger than your template and cut the other color felt a little smaller to make a layered shamrock.
Use a hole punch and make a hole through both layers of felt.
Sew the two pieces together either with a straight stitch or a decorative stitch. You could also simply use hot glue to hold them together, but I like the little bit of contrast from the white thread.
Tie the charm onto your little guy's shoe and they will be pinch free on St. Patty's Day!
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