Won’t You Be Mine? Easy and Fun Ideas for The Day of Love.

Don’t worry.  I haven’t gone all Martha Stewart on ya’ll.  Seriously!  You should know better.

 However, I am pretty darn impressed with myself.

 For the first time in my life – I made homemade Valentines.

 (waiting for applause….)

valentine crafts for kids

Baby J eating our Valentine supplies before we even get home...

 Anyway – when you have four kids and they each have parties and they each have 20 something kids in their class…let me see…I’m no math whiz – but that is darn near 100 valentines.  And that can get pretty expensive.

 So I found this awesome website and found cute, cheap and EASY valentines to make for the kids. 

 Actually, truth be told, my oldest did most of the work.  I supervised. 

 And Baby J tried to eat them all as we went along.  Hey, we all have our jobs…

home made Valentines

Seriously, how cute is this? And if I can make it - then ANYONE can.

home made valentines

I freaking love the people who think these things up!

So my friend and fellow- mom- of- four- anchor on Fox23 – the lovely Michelle Linn was so impressed that I made homemade valentines – she asked me to come on the show yesterday to show off the goods. 

And as usual – Baby J charms the pants off my friends at Fox23 – here is our latest segment on kid ideas for Valentines Day

I’ve got more ideas too!  What has gotten into me? (considering I used to HATE Valentine’s Day after my 6th grade BF broke up with me on the day of love…YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE…)  But I digress…

To check out some other creative ideas for your family for Valentine’s Day – check out my latest article in Greater Tulsa Reporter. 

To see more cards like the ones above – check out Disney’s Family Fun website .  They have dummy-proof crafts made for people like me. 

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!  (Except for my sixth grade boyfriend…he can just stick it. 🙂 )

“You’re Fired!” Or How I Almost Poisoned My Family.

It is a sad state of affairs when your husband fires you from being a Stay at Home Mom.  Seriously folks, you have to screw up pretty darn badly for that to happen.

Although my husband is much better looking - it was still just as humiliating...

I mean, it was just some undercooked pork…(and dogs urinating in the house because I forgot to let them out, spoiled milk because I forgot to put it away, flat tire on my car because I forgot to get it checked, and screaming toddler because she fell off the trampoline – and this is just in one afternoon),

  – I have a very long HR list of past offenses – honestly, I would never get hired anywhere that required any sort of domestic skill whatsoever.  My family just happened to  draw the short straw. 

So let’s just hope my family makes it through the night without a trip to the ER…

So, today started like any other – the mad dash to get four kids dressed in clean clothes and out the door for my trek across NorthEastern Oklahoma without getting pulled over by the cops or my kids getting detention for being tardy yet again. 

However, in the midst of my daily chaos, I was so proud of myself for actually thinking ahead and putting a pork roast in the Crock-Pot.  (Yeah me!).  Except I forgot to turn it on. 

So Shane comes home from work to a screaming baby, spoilt milk, a floor covered in dog urine and two boys streaking in our backyard (yes, I know it’s January.  I can only watch so many kids at one time). 

BUT – saving grace – I cooked dinner! 

Just not all the way.  When I was getting ready to serve it – it looked pretty darn pink.  I asked Shane if this was okay.  He thought I was cooking beef and said sure…

Well…when he realized it was pork and began to freak out (this is the man who ate a freeze-dried tarantula and dared the kids to eat bugs  mind you…)

under cooked pork

Seriously? And undercooked pork is worse than this?

 …he caused a chain reaction with the kids who were for sure they had been poisoned.  Jade immediately began googling “Pork Disease” and “tapeworms” and totally lost it and the boys were sure they were going to die.  (Not before they asked if they could stay home from school the next day since they were going to be sick and all…). 

Nicholas is milking this for all it's worth. Can't wait until he tells his dad I tried to poison them.

 I’m not the only one in my household with a flair for the dramatic…

So, I am now looking for a new job that involves zero domestic abilities.  Anyone need a wine taster?  I’m pretty good at that.