Breaktime is Over

After my post move hiatus, a few things have changed here in ye old house of the crayon. The super quick answer as to where have I been goes something like this. Started working out at a great gym, discovered Pound (more on that to come), got certified in Pound, started teaching Pound, got my AFAA group fitness certification, started working out more, started running again, started Cycle, got Cycle […]


Welcome to the Toddler Thunderdome

Dear past me, when you had this mental image of your sweet girls holding hands and playing dolls together? Yeah…have fun with that. My girls are now 3 1/2 and 2 and some days they do play well together and I look at them fondly and think “we should TOTALLY have a 3rd” (my husband says nay) and then they sprout little horns under their halos and start fighting like […]


Tarte Pure Maracuja Oil Review

When it comes to skincare, I try to limit my exposure to additional chemicals since I’m still breastfeeding though at this rate, I feel like my daughter will be taking my boobs with her to college (apparently she’ll wean when she’s damn well ready and so help me if I have any say in it).  I was surfing on Sephora with a birthday giftcard burning a hole in my pocket […]


EOS Alice in Wonderland Review

I had to get sneaky to record this review for the EOS Alice in Wonderland lip set. My two year old is going through a lip balm phase where she wants to put on whatever Mama does, but I only let her put on the clear, non shiny balms. I use organic lip products so there is no guilt, but given half a chance she’ll go through almost a container […]


Senile or Small Children

I’m a little worried that my mind is starting to go. I forget things like…oh hey MY AGE! I seriously thought that I was turning 32 next month until my own mother gave me the side-eye and reminded me that she had in fact birthed me almost 33 years ago. Harbinger of me wandering around sans pants on the street or just a symptom of having 2 toddlers who are […]


The gas friendly vehicle's lament

We recently traded in our Honda CRV for a Jetta Sportwagen TDI based on fact that the TDI clean diesel got about a billion and five more miles to the gallon then the CRV and with lower interest rates and new warranty, a newer car was going to be cheaper to run then our previous one. I love having the smaller wagon style car since it is easier to load […]


Orlando Organics Review

Now that niblet number two is starting to delve into culinary delights, partially eating and mostly decorating the kitchen, we were running out of organic options for fruits and veggies. The nearest Whole Foods is nearly an hour away and our local grocery store has been trimming back its organic offerings so much that we had to resort to buying mostly frozen just to avoid the pesticides in all the   Dirty […]


Mad Dog

Nothing is more terrifying then seeing your jubilantly smiling baby, crawling into your lap while covered in brown drool and with brown dripping down their chest. I panicked thinking that she had magically gotten hold of chocolate somehow (she didn’t) and then looked around to see what she had gotten into because the goo had no smell whatsoever. I checked her mouth and presto..the slobbery random crayon. Sigh…when I had […]


Used Stroller Roundup

Despite my pining for a BOB Revolution SE Duallie, I decided a couple of weeks back that I was indeed too much of a cheap bastard to plunk down $500+ for a freaking stroller. I decided to compromise and get a used dual stroller and and then a jogging stroller of some type. I was happy to find a second hand Baby Jogger City Mini Double on Craig’s list for about […]