I'm Still Here ~ Are you?

I know, I've been missing in action for quite some time now. Here's the thing....I'm back to work. And soon I will be back to work 5 days a week in office! And .... Jake & Laney are 4 now. That alone requires much more patience and deep breaths from me! And I don't always succeed in either of those.

HTB the shop has been closed for a while. I've seemed to have lost the excitement and love of it. :( I would love to start it up again, but I can't do a thing without the kids inching their way into what ever it is...so it's hard.

And I guess I'm not the only one who's fallen by the way side. I can't seem to find any of the blog designer's websites out there that I once frequented. Where did everyone go? Has the blogging world used up it's 15 minutes?

I'd love to know if you're all still out there. And if you are...I'll jump back into it all! Clothes and all!


Whatchutalkinbout' Lunch Lady?????

Chicago School BANS homemade lunches!


According to Yahoo news, a Chicago school has actually banned their students (and parents for that matter) the privilege of NOT buying a school lunch. What's the reasoning behind the ban you ask? The principal is quoted as saying,

"Nutrition wise, it's better for the children to eat at the school," principal Elsa Carmona told the Chicago Tribune about the year-old policy. "It's about ....the excellent quality that they are able to serve (in the lunchroom). It's milk versus a Coke."

I would be interested to see the exact lunch menu dumped on these families. And in these tough economic times, the sad part is, for parents and students who do not qualify for the "free lunch" program, the daily $2.25 lunch tag can sometimes be more than the cost of a homemade lunch! Let's not even discuss the cost for parents who have more than one child attending the school at the same time!

I cannot imagine being told that I cannot pack my children a homemade meal. I'm sorry, but a hot dog, tater tots and processed cheese is NOT a healthier option to ham, carrots, crackers & milk! This school has completely lost their mind!


Extreme Couponing ~ Oh How I Adore Thee

I don't need 150 candy bars or a lifetime supply of body wash but oh how I love the idea of getting the items I use for FREE or next to free! But I have so many questions and no one to ask! I've watched the show...can't one of them come on over to the HTB home and give me a crash course in EC?

These women (and men) do seem to buy a bunch of crap, but the things like cleaning supplies, TP, & some of the beauty products I think would be awesome to have a small stock pile of. Like my shampoo/conditioner, laundry detergent, etc. The things you use everyday and when they run out you sit there and dread going to the store for. I'd love to walk out into my own little personal HTB supply store & pick it up!

HEY TLC ....




Keep Moving Forward

A lot of wonderful people embrace this motto. And lately it's all I can tell myself. I've thrown out "It can't get any worse" because let's face it...it can. So I'm adopting the mantra Keep Movie Forward. Barrel through, girl. And it will prove to be what it's truly supposed to be!


Boy Crazy!

Crazy about my boy!


Spring Is In the Air!

At least it is at our house. Besides Laney having her first crush {I'll post about that later} we have 2 bird nests in our front yard.
This little one is nesting just outside Laney's bedroom window.
She is so excited to see the birdie every morning.

Laney explained to me that "those eggs are gonna 'atch like me and Jakey
did in your tummy and I'm gonna hold them!"

This is a Mockingbird nest...which if any of you are familiar with Mockingbirds
know that they protect their nests like crazy by dive bombing you and pecking at your head! The best part is that it is at the end of our front yard just infront of my car!
This will make for a very interesting spring!


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