Author Archives: Meg

Can’t Take the Heat

I usually make blueberry muffins or banana bread at least once a week and I really enjoy baking, so I decided it was time for me to start baking my own bread. It’s a no brainer. I’ve never made bread before and I found a recipe that says it’s so easy even a four year old can make it so I break out my eager five year old, some yeast, warm water and flour and go to town.  Feeling pretty  good right about now because Mia’s five and we’ve got a whole extra years worth of experience here. So we make the dough an d cover it to let it rise.

It was going so well that I decide to keep right on going and make a chocolate chip loaf. I was also planning on making lemon muffins after that, woah. So we mixed the butter and sugar, fighting the urge to eat all of it and got all the ingrediants mixed and in the bowl, and finally in the oven. And that’s the turning point, when all my luck ran out. Dylan starts crying just as the timer goes off. I let the loaf cool a little bit and decided I could flip it out onto a plate while holding him, why not? Keep reading


BS Ladies Favorite Adages

An adage (pronounced /ˈædɨdʒ/), or adagium (Latin), is a short but memorable saying which holds some important fact of experience that is considered true by many people, or that has gained some credibility through its long use.

Beggars can’t be choosers

Dollars to Donuts

killing two birds with one stone

going to hell in a handbasket

til the cows come home

Pennies make dimes and dimes make dollars.

Only the good die young.

Be careful what you wish for.

Never say never.

If the shoe fits wear it.

If something can’t go on forever one day it will stop

if you can’t take the heat get out of the kitchen

like a bat out of hell

like putting the cart before the horse

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

A watched pot never boils.

One in the hand is worth more than two in the bush.

That’s like robbing Peter to pay Paul.

The grass is always greener on the other side.

Don’t judge a book by its cover.

No news is good news.

When taking a pill, always read the bottle.

Sooner is better than later.

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This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesdays on the blog We Are THAT Family

Just Say No-to plastic bags

Dear grocery baggers of the world: Everytime I go to the grocery store and take my own bags you put only 4 or 5 items in each bag and then try to send me home with 2 or 3 plastic bags…Here’s the deal, I bring my own bags so that I don’t get the plastic ones so fill her up, stuff it, I don’t care, do whatever you have to do but don’t even think about giving me a plastic bag. Some of us who have survived earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis and bin Laden  would like to save the planet, thank you!

Dollars to Donuts??

So until recently I’ve been stashing all of my recyclables in the kitchen and taking them to the recycle place at the farmer’s market. I had a really hard time coming up with the extra $30 it takes to buy into the recycling program in DeKalb county. I finally came up with the money that I really didn’t even have so that I could recycle at home and it is so much easier and I am able to recycle a lot more now. I got to thinking that there are probably lots and lots of people like me that don’t have an extra $30 lying around and the cost to recycle actually keeps them from doing it and the need for a non-profit charity is there. People would donate whatever amount they could afford and that $$ would go to buy recycle bins/accounts for people who can’t afford to buy one but would really like to…also I haven’t been able to come with a good name. Any ideas? Dollars to do…no, pennies for peaceful placing of recyclables…???

Raising Monsters

Meet “Frankie-Stein”, Frankenstein’s teenage daughter and the latest must-have doll in the family. I don’t have much to say about this. Just, wow.  She’s green and her limbs are detachable at all the joints.

I said No to the “street walker” werewolf…

and No to  ”Draculaura”

Because we don’t need to be scaring all your friends at show and tell, and what would the teachers think? I did however agree to  Frankenstein’s teenage daughter because even though she too looks like a monster-“street walker”, she is on her way to the beach and she’s in her bathing suit so that makes it ok, I guess. geez. Never knew that I would be having to deal with this kind of issue so soon. Mom’s of girls, never take  Tinkerbell for granted, she’s a little of a brat but we love her. Dear Mattel, can we please get some appropriately dressed monster dolls on the market so our daughters don’t want to dress like this?! 

Re-think Trash

the other day i ran out of garbage bags but i had 800 plastic grocery bags stashed so i decided to use them instead.  but, i’m pretty sure they don’t break down, so i wasn’t sure what the best thing was to do… and then i got to thinking, i bet regular garbage bags don’t break down either, also, why not? that’s absurd! but maybe they do!? does anyone know if garbage bags breakdown in landfills? if not what a shame. big shame, biiiig shame.