Archive for the randomness Category


Posted in randomness on December 11, 2011 by Mellie

Mad love for this paper lantern…


Is there anything sadder?

Posted in randomness on March 16, 2011 by Mellie

Seeing your kid stopped in their tracks with a fever.

Makes you feel helpless and sad …and that golden silence is now deafening.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Posted in randomness with tags , , on February 13, 2010 by Mellie

Happy Valentine’s Day!, originally uploaded by Mama.Mellie.

Sweetest Greetings!

Frosty – The Most Popular Snowman in Our House

Posted in randomness with tags , , , on January 5, 2010 by Mellie

Bakerella strikes again.  OMG, the overwhelming cuteness.  Better hide this from the boy or I’ll be in the kitchen all night 😉  Frosty the Snowman by Bakerella

Zhu Zhu for you?

Posted in randomness with tags , , , on November 21, 2009 by Mellie

Who’s hiding these things?  What makes every kid want one? Where are the weary parents going to find them? When will these be in the stores?  Why? Why?

According to an article today in the NY Times the Zhu Zhu Pets are the season’s hottest toy?  Really?  I’m glad to see that the Times is right up to speed with that.  I have never, ever seen one of the rodents on  a store shelf.  I can tell you this, they advertise the beans out of them on TV.  My kid has been asking for one since the Summer.  I’m tired of the ads playing for something that “real” parents can’t get.  Unless your willing to buy it from a fleabay seller for a 500% markup.

I really think that parents are going crazy for these, since they don’t want yet one other thing to feed, wash and change.  How many other Mom’s were immediately asked for a hamster after their darlings saw G-Force this summer?

At this rate, I think the pet stores are going to be selling a boat load of live hamsters this year.  Me?  Um, no.  I’ll take the one with the on/off switch.  😉

Like I needed another excuse to shop at Gymboree!

Posted in randomness with tags , on September 4, 2009 by Mellie
  1. overwhelming cuteness
  2. clothes that actually fit my kid
  3. gymbucks!
  4. now – rewards too

Gymboree has announced a new rewards program.  They are offering 100 bonus points to sign up now (limited time offer).  They give you one point for each dollar spent.  You receive a $5.00 certificate after reaching 250 points.  Hey, in this economy, every five bucks counts!  You even accumulate points for Gymboree outlet purchases.

Visit here to sign up.

Make Bisquick Biscuits – wikiHow

Posted in randomness with tags , , on July 26, 2009 by Mellie

Make Bisquick Biscuits – wikiHow

Made these this morning, cutting in the butter with a pastry blender is key. A little messy on a humid morning, but well worth the oven being on. Yummy!