Okay, okay. I love this.

I'm always looking for stuff to keep the toddler busy. ALWAYS. I've tried the pipe cleaners straw thing; that was interesting to Violet for approximalty 22 seconds. The Cloud Dough thing; Violet literally didn't even look at it, let alone touch it. Desperate for idears here, but I can't deal with pinterest envy any longer. So I just subscribed to Kiwi Crate.

I figure this is:
- a fun package to open with kids at the very least
- a good way to avoid the Michaels/ Hobby Lobby hell
- a good way to avoid a pinterest blackhole hole
- a good regift to give if we don't like it :)

I haven't received the box yet, but I'm excited to get it in the mail. I love getting mail that isn't about paying someone for something. I'll let you know if its as fun as it seems. I'm not getting paid to say this or anything so get over it.


Just another #ManiMonday

So it's all about the manicure today. You know why? Cause it's  #ManiMonday!  

Yeah, that's a thing now. Just like saying "that's a thing" is A THING NOW. Got my drift? Okay, good. We've talked about the nail polish culture before, here. I'll break down the whole manicure thing for you.

1. Mani Monday is apparently when you take a picture of your manicure. On Monday. Then post it and # all over it.

3. Mani-cams - Red carpet events now have "mani-cams" - a camera that takes video of the stars manicures, so we can obsess over more things we can't ever attain. 

Here's a mani-cam at last nights Emmys. 

4. No mani-cam for  you, my Opi gel manicure is 30% chipped off. And my cuticles are generally bleeding.

So there you have it folks. Have a great  #ManiMonday!  


This is a need to know post

Can you hear the whispers?

They are terrifying. And they are saying "HALLOWEEN IS ALMOST UPON US."
If you think I'm being crazy, you go visit Michaels. You think I'm craycray? Go hook in front of Hobby Lobby right now. Yes, it's barely September. YES it was just Labor Day. YES we're still eating watermelon up in here. I know.

But the people of Pinterest are already filtering things on Instgrams, those pinterest bitches are making Halloween Terrariums. The Etsy people? They're totally busy making tutus of all shapes, colors and sizes. I WARNED YOU !!!!!!  



A pinterst board dedicated to making fun of hipster child photography? Yessssssss. Please!

Quinoa's friends Chevron, Glibb and her cousin Agave also make appearances. Some are funnier than others but the idea is totally awesome and makes me feel like I'm not the only parent who is sick of staged child photography/ pinterest perfectionism/ mommy shame. Oh Mommy Shaming. Maybe that should be my new website...