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5 summer books you must read, wont be able to put down and will def recommend to others

5 Summer Books Worth Reading and Recommending

Can you believe that its the middle of July and summer is nearly coming to an end? I know a lot of parents cannot wait for school to be back in and I may feel that way when I have both kids of school age, but I am a bit sad that it’s creeping up to […]

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Get 2 free song downloads from your favorite The Voice performers

Are you ready to get 2 free song downloads from your favorite The Voice performers because you are awesome?? Hit a high note and let your hair shine! CLEAR SCALP & HAIR THERAPY™ will give you the confidences you need to feel, look and perform at your best! CLEAR SCALP & HAIR THERAPY™ makes your hair beautiful and […]

Indoor Spice Garden for your Kitchen, easy to make

Growing an Indoor Living Spice Cabinet

Just about two weeks to the day, I moved into a new house. It’s so interesting to move. On one hand its like a new start, all these blank walls and empty hallways and new spaces to be creative in. On the other, its still a house, not a home. There are no memories and […]


Thomas and Friends Journey to Rewards FREE POINTS CODE

Last weekend I moved houses and while its been a fun adventure, the packing and unpacking process is so overwhelming. My method is this: 1) Open Box 2) Dump all of it on floor 3) Sort and put away Basically if I leave things in boxes till I “find a place” ill basically never find […]

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Create Custom Nail polish with Younique Pigments

As you all know I love makeup. And as you all also know, I am a Younique rep and have shared those 3d Fiber Lashes before that everyone loves!  But Younique has a ton more makeup available than just those lashes, the least of which are blushes and pigments that can be used for eye […]


5 Ways to Play with your kids without Creativity

I have a lot of friends that tell me they are not creative. But I have learned a lot of things about parenting and the biggest one is you don’t need the most expensive toy, the best and biggest backyard, or the most creative idea… you just need to get out there and be involved. […]


What happens when Parents are on Facebook

So the other day I was sitting on my back porch (which overlooks our super tiny fenced in backyard) while Phoenyx played in the grass. Because the porch is raised up, my view of him isn’t direct when he is running around, although he is 10 feet from me. At many points during the day, I […]


Parenting a little boy….my life in 6 seconds

I discovered Vine. I know I am about a year behind and its riddled with really young teenagers and lots of porn, but but but, I do love it. When you have a child that is 2, life really does happen in 6-7 second increments…so I thought I would share with you my life as a stay […]

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Giving up on naptime or just a bad kids mattress?

In Feb my best friend Nicole came to visit and one thing she made mention of me several times since is how NICE it was to sleep on my mattress. She didn’t wake up once and was comfortable all night long. It’s true, having a great mattress is something that we all should have but […]


I’m Watching you!

Lately P has been hilarious. He is turning into such a little boy (that needs a serious haircut). Check out his expressions yesterday when he sees me watching him…he got all self conscious.


The last week around here…

I suppose since I started doing more crafts around here (what? That is what yall read!) I haven’t spent as much time talking about the kids. I have been reserving that for intense complaining in social media, so I thought I would give a run down of my past 2 weeks.  1) We lost Little […]


When your kid has a good point.

Last night we had an “incident”. I just want to say this parenting thing…it’s hard. There is no cut and dry response, you do what you can, when you can and you hope that at the end your kids are alive and happy.  If you follow my Facebook page you may know that my daughters […]


Fires up over the winter! Are you prepared?

Last night when Charlotte was getting ready for bed, I noticed she had a nightgown on with pants. I was like…”Um, Charlotte? Why in the world are you wearing pants with your nightgown?” She responded “In case of a fire, I want to have pants on.” While I was a little taken aback of her […]


Rich kid vs Poor Kid

Today I picked Charlotte up from archery and the first thing she says when she gets in the car is “I can bring the iPad to school!!” I’m like…uh, no. She gets all “WHY NOT???! We are using it the classroom.” Me…uh, no. Turns out she is right. They sent home this letter letting parents […]


Working with a Cat from home

Everyone says how hard it is working at home with kids. I know. I do it. But this is what it’s like working with cats. You take a picture. Then the cat notices…Hey mom. What are you doinnggg…..ooh, playtime! Then it’s all downhill.   Then when I ignored him, he went to my feet to […]


Our week in iPhone Pictures..

Kitties hugging Horseback riding lessons When P gets up in the morning he always runs to the kitty for love. I enjoy seeing such iconic Christmas characters in the store. This guy is all over Hobby Lobby. It occurred to me if your child can rainbow loom, they can probably knit. Testing out these products […]


Say W. T. F. ?

As many of you know I sell jewelry with Mialisia so I was checking out models on Fiverr. And I saw this girl. And watched her video. And was like…ok…hmm…. And then I was all like.. what?   What? WHAT?       And only $5? Sold. ~Trisha


Death by Toddler: Episode 3

Yesterday morning I was on the phone with Kim and when I hung up, I found this trail….           Did he really have to test them all to find ONE?     ~Trisha Other Death By Toddler Episodes from the Haas house. Kitchen of Cornmeal Spicy Mixup


Friendly Government Intervention…

Am I in the great big book of Crap Parent or something? First, a few weeks ago, I get this letter from of all places our health insurance encouraging me to get Phoenyx more vaccines. I admit it, he isn’t caught up. He isn’t in daycare, he is a fully stay at home kid in […]


Paul Walker Dead a day after Hoax

Paul Walker died in a car crash today in what sounded a lot like one of his movies. And tragically the news was hard to believe as his death was widely circulated just yesterday. The Hoax page, RIP Paul Walker stated: At about 11 a.m. ET on Friday (November 29, 2013), our beloved actor Paul […]

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Check out my new Retro Dress!

I really like retro clothes. I mean really like. I love how they are meant to fit women, that they are curvy and girly and all things “cool”. I don’t really like the price on them, but since they are generally not mass produced and also come in higher grade materials, I understand the cost. […]

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Our Week in Pictures

Hey all, show n tell time… its “our week in cell phone pictures” otherwise known as ” I don’t have an instagram account.” Christmas tree was put up last night. Now it’s ready to be decorated! Chris sent me surprise for no reason flowers and about 30 minutes after these arrived…. this adorable bamboo plant […]

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The Abandoned Love

She smiles, but oh, she does not mean it. She weeps inside. Her hair longing to be brushed. To be held. To be part of just a day. Alone. Strewn in a chair. Lonely. He once showed such promise. Now tossed aside. The smell of gas. The sound of an engine rumble… No Races to […]


Care before you share.

Over the years I haven’t had much to be shocked out on the internet. Between viral posts, duck lips, people sharing every waking moment and thought, fights, relationship woes and more, I think its pretty safe to say we are all a bit numb on what we read – and what we say. There is […]


When being yourself just isn’t good enough.

Every day I get a few hundred emails. And while I delete most of them, every now and again Ill click a link to see what its all about. Today I got a pitch for a photobook company. I have ordered photo books in the past and I adore having them. The last time I […]


Kittens: Buy a Dozen, Get a Dozen Free.

Dear Internet, Today I woke up exhausted. Overwhelmingly mentally burdened and exhausted. As the pitter patter of little kitten feet ran from room to room in ongoing and leaping attacks, I was yet again reminded how irresponsible and ignorant the human race can be. I am SO over, SO OVER, the abuse and neglect we […]

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Run, Hercules, Run!

Cocoa be like “I’m GONNA KILL YOU.”   Introductions went poorly as you can see. Trisha


Death by Toddler: Second Edition

Pardon me why I go take a shower to get the garlic, oregano, cilantro and slew of spices we never use, out of my eyes. In “Death by Toddler: Second Addition” this morning, I bring you “2 year old that learns to stand on his toys to reach pushed back from the counter items for […]


Have you had “The Talk” with your child’s friends’ parents?

This post is brought you by my loving husband who forever has been telling me he would love to write posts for me yet never seems to be motivated enough to do it. Well he finally got motivated very quickly after this incident… —————————————————— So, I bet you are wondering to yourself, what, “The Talk”, […]


3D Fiber Lashes: Do they really work?

Recently one of my friends joined a direct sales company called Younique. It’s a newer company and they sell products like brushes and mineral makeup like eyeshadow, blush, and a slew of other things. Being a makeup fiend she asked me if I would be interested in testing it out and I said sure. Pretty […]


I’m too Old for this…but I did it anyway.

This weekend I got a wild hair and decided to well…get some wild hair. I am probably way too old to pull this off, but since it fades uber quick and Halloween is the perfect excuse, I decided to get some dip dying done. Unlike a lot of brave, brave people that do this at […]


Common Core is making me stupider.

As you may know if you follow me on Facebook, I pretty much hate, with a capital H-A-T-E, this “new common core” math being taught. Every day it’s a massive struggle for Chris and me, him with a Masters Degree and myself with a Bachelors, to teach 3rd grade homework to our daughter. Putting aside […]


I may be the Cat & the Dog lady in one.

Now you KNOW that I am an animal family. To remind you, here are the animals I have shared with you on this blog over the years. Mei Sei Mae (we adopted her from an abused animal rescue…she died from Kidney failure after a long life with us) Paprika (she is a LOT fatter now […]


Breaking Bad: Suburbia Version

By most standards I live in a nice neighborhood. Before the market crash, the houses ran from around the $100-$350K range and most people keep up their lawns. And while I don’t really want to live in this city, overall I am happy with my house, most of my neighbors, and much of the community […]


The head of the new HOA Regulation Team (video)

Team Toddler regulating…


Breast Cancer Awareness Horse!

Chris and Charlotte went to a horse show competition on Saturday. The place she takes lessons from were competing and invited everyone out. And they text me this picture. If you look in the background you can see a polka dot butt back there too.   Pure awesomeness.   ~Trisha


What the wha???

I cannot tell you how hyped up I am at this note my friend Linda received today from her child’s school. Her child has to have DOCTORS NOTE to send a packed lunch to school. And does anyone notice the irony in the “health coordinator” and enforcement of no bagged lunches? (pic used w/ permission […]

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Child Development: Learning How to Play Alone

One of the many skills that your baby will develop over a period of time will be the ability to play independently, and while the skill will come into its own as they grow, it’s a great one for them to learn as early as possible. Despite thinking that they need your unwavering attention at […]


My Week by Pictures: Shopping

Welcome to this weeks edition of “What I am doing when I am not here blogging.” Probably shopping. Here is my week in shopping!   Phoenyx and I spent some time at Toys R us looking at potential toy room upgrades. We ended up buying a fishing pole for the bathtub.   Got our Gymboree […]

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A Tale of Two Tails: Family Wanted!

A week ago someone came to our door, two kittens abandoned in a neighborhood construction site. Its a tale that happens on a daily basis in this city. And although we are an adoptive pet family of 5, we knew that we could not sleep that night knowing there were two helpless babies outside alone. […]