Wednesday, February 2, 2011

it's snow joke...we're trapped over here.

So, most of you know (unless you live in SoCal then you really don't care!) that the entire Midwest is enduring blizzard conditions.  And you may or may not know that during these blizzard conditions, when you are trapped...I mean...enjoying your four (loud) kids at home, that you somehow develop the urge to eat.  Like bears getting ready to go into hibernation type eating.  That's what I'm talking about.  It's kind of insane really.  So, here are some pics of what we did yesterday, during snow number two.

We made these chocolate buttercream iced cupcakes.  And this is my picture.  Very magazine worthy don't you say?  Yep, I'm not ashamed to say I had one for breakfast.  (We made them in the morning after all.)  And one for lunch, and one last night...

We dressed up eskimo baby and played in the snow.  Okay, that's not really an eskimo baby.  That's my youngest.  But she does really look like a cute eskimo baby here doesn't she?  I love it! 

And finally, we capped the dinner time hour off with these homemade italian meatballs with sauce.  This is not my own photo.  But I swear, they looked just like this one, perhaps even BETTER!  ;)   I'd only made homemade ones a couple times and they turned out dry and bland tasting.  Then I realized I had been making them wrong.  After watching the Cooking Network and realizing you should mix your meats (beef, pork, veal - although I took a pass on the veal), I'll be making these more often.  Great meal to eat right before hibernation for sure!

So, wherever you are today, stay warm and stay safe and...go make some cupcakes!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

missmuffetmama: baby needs a new pair baby shoe...

missmuffetmama: baby needs a new pair baby shoe...: "JEMOS is a small family owned and operated company that offers the most adorable infant and toddler shoes...and they are eco-friendly to boo..."

hello...does this mustache look silly?

So, this is what my two youngest did last night.  Five minutes in the laundry room and they resort to this.  I think they were both in on it.  Amazingly, this has happened with paint before too.  I guess the good thing was not from a Sharpie.  Can you imagine a permanent mustache on a 22 month old?  I shudder to think.  ;)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

baby needs a new pair baby shoes! *US & CND Giveaway!*

JEMOS is a small family owned and operated company that offers the most adorable infant and toddler shoes...and they are eco-friendly to boot! (no pun intended)  ;)  These adorable shoes are available in 26 styles (wow!) for boys and girls and are offered in 5 different sizes ranging from newborn through 24+ months toddler.  They feature a high quality, eco-friendly hand-stitched leather sole, totally unique designs (the JEMOS owners design every style themselves!) and feature extra thick padded footbeds as well as triple cushioned ankles on every single pair!  Some other soft soled shoes skimp out on any padding on the ankles (just check out those higher priced options), but JEMOS shoes have ankle padding on every single style!

Know of a mama in your life that needs some cute new shoes for her bebe?  Check out these!

 or these...

maybe these too...

oh come on!  are you kidding me?

yep, they are eco-friendly!

REALLY!  Can you believe it?

I know, I know...I warned you didn't I?

Okay, how do I know so much about these?  Fine, let's just say I have secret inside information!  JEMOS shoes are made from eco-friendly - and unused - hand chosen leather remnants from furniture manufacturers.  Instead of being destined for waste, the JEMOS folks source this otherwise perfectly good leather (actually, softer and more supple leather!) for their handmade shoes.  And, the company's own website is hosted by a server that uses 100% clean wind energy.  How's that for being green?

Now that I've let you in on this little secret...I'd like to give a pair away!  Yep, there are over 26 styles for boys and girls in 5 different sizes to choose from.  And here are the details...

Buy them now (no waiting):

JEMOS can be ordered through their online store for $28 and NO shipping!  Website special for a limited two or more pairs, get a third "mystery" pair FREE that is shipped with your order.  WOWZA!  That's like getting these shoes for less than $20 per pair...what a steal!!

The Giveaway details:

One lucky reader will WIN a pair of JEMOS of their choice!

How to Win:

Please leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!

Mandatory Entry:

Visit the JEMOS website and let me know which style you would choose and why it's your favorite!

Bonus Entries:
  1. Follow missmuffetmama via Google Friend Connect
  2. "Like" JEMOS FOOTWEAR on Facebook
  3. Post a message what you like about JEMOS on their FACEBOOK WALL
That's it!  Easy to do here people.  Don't delay!  Shoes are waiting in the wings for you!

Disclosure:  This is my honest opinion above and may differ from yours.  I cannot be held liable for lost or products not received due to USPS.  This giveaway ends January 31, 2011 at 11:59 pm CST. will select the winner.  You will have 48 hours to respond before another winner may be chosen.

happy belated blogging...

I am not very good at this.  Blogging...  I'm good at staying up late.  Doing 5 loads of laundry every day.  Making chaotic cleaning spurts daily throughout the house.  Making sure 4 kids get fed three meals a day.  Making sure the guinea pig is still alive.  Checking email.  Updating things for my business.  But blogging is another story.  How do you do it?  How can you do it?  Kudos to all of you out there who can even remember.  Wow.  I'm tired just thinking of it.  But I promise I hope to get BETTER!