Ten coffees or a week of sleep?

Sometimes bad days happen. When little babies are not sleeping much at night, these bad days happen more often. I very much dislike having bad days and being cranky.

After drinking a few cups of coffee and realizing my headache wasn’t going to go away, I tried a different approach. Everything is always about perspective, is it not? I’m upset that I didn’t get much sleep, but what about everything else I do have? Like what about the people who have terrible jobs? (Yes, that escalated quickly.) They have to deal with it every day.

I did a quick google search of worst jobs in the world, and here are the top 5 that stood out as the worst:

1. Mosquito researcher – hanging out with mosquitoes all day, the bites, the buzzing, ugh!
2. Odor tester – deodorant and armpit smeller anyone?
3. Honey bucket cleaner – yeah.
4. Road kill collector – is that a cat? Or a raccoon? Oh it’s a puppy.
5. Taco Bell janitor – especially on Taco Tuesday.

All of a sudden my headache and sleep deprivation don’t seem quite so bad anymore.

Of course I also had to check up what the Bible has to say about bad days. I love how The Message translates this verse:

“On a good day, enjoy yourself; on a bad day, examine your conscience. God arranges for both kinds of days so that we won’t take anything for granted.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭MSG‬‬

Good day, welcome!

Roger Viver Trunk Show

On Saturday I stepped out of my vehicle and teetered tottered in my skinny heels over to the Roger Vivier department of Neiman Marcus.


My LBD was quite little and black, in fact, I only had one bite of breakfast and it showed! So, no more food for me while in that dress.

The table that was set up was absolutely gorgeous, and you can see here, if you just look past my markers, paints, water, water bottle, brushes, and shoes.


Roger Vivier is actually pronounced Roger Vih-vih-EH. Their shoes and handbags have the prominent buckle feature which I made sure stood out in all the fashion illustrations. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to take pictures of my favorite illustrations, so mental note, have my phone available to take pictures! It was busy, and also my phone just got the new software update, which meant I wasn’t used to it quite yet, and taking pictures was taking 200% longer than usual.

These 4 images (above) are taken from the Roger Vivier website.

This was a quick warm-up featuring one of the heels.



The event had food, which because of my LBD I had to politely decline. But then I was shown a tray of chocolate. Chocolate SHOES. How could I not? So I politely accepted. Not just one. Or two. But three! One of each flavor, duh! My favorite was the caramel chocolate shoe.

Two more illustrations:

Clients sipped champagne, tried on shoes, got their fashion illustrations, and the lovely event came to an end. Several hours flew by just like that!




Brazilian Cheese Bread


plus 1 egg




Princess 1 loves to help out (especially if cheese is involved).

I baked these at 375 instead, and since I didn’t have enough tapioca flour, I added rice flour. Also, I used a mixture of cheeses instead of sticking to one kind, because I’m exciting like that. This created a chewier texture, which both babies loved for sure.

After the cheese breads were propped up inside their muffin slots, Princess 1 goes “Oh look! They’re watching a movie!” And I go, “Huh? Where?” And she pointed to the side of the muffin slot where the cheese breads were facing. (Thus my picture of the computer screens inserted).

Imagination is a beautiful thing.

I Found a List of Standards



Alrighty here’s a post that I’ve been thinking about for a while. We as women (wives or sisters or moms) always try to meet certain standards. Sometimes we look at incorrect sources, or go nuts trying to meet unrealistic standards, or have none at all. I realized there’s one in the Bible. So when I get optimistic, I will look at Proverbs chapter 31 and dream of reaching those. Have you read that recently? It’s a difficult list! I’m not sure how organized, efficient, productive and smart you have to be to pull it all off! I reworded them to fit this day and age for clarification purposes.

10 [b]A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies.

Who can find a woman with a good personality? She is worth way more than a Ferrari Pininfarina Sergio.

11 Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value.

Her husband trusts her completely.
12 She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.

Her whole life she creates a positive atmosphere.
13 She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands.

She chooses healthy, nutritious foods and prepares meals enthusiastically.
14 She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar.

She’s creative in her coupling and ordering great deals from Amazon Prime.
15 She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.

She’s a morning bird, makes coffee for her husband and prepares him lunch while he’s waking up. Also has some quality time to herself, or preps meals for the day.
16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

She has an incredible investment portfolio, with her paycheck she opens her own company.
17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.

She’s not a lazy bum, always working productively.
18 She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night.

She’s clever, she sees what people buy and don’t buy. Her customer service feedback allows her to adjust as necessary. Solar panels keep her house heated.
19 In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

With one hand she vacuums and with the other she dusts. 
20 She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

She donates her clothes to Goodwill and Salvation Army and helps out homeless people.
21 When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

She’s not scared of the power going out or freezing, because she’s prepped with everything necessary to survive: pantry is stocked, candles and flashlights – check, sweaters and hats- check.
22 She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

She quilts her own blankets, and is dressed in Valentino and Burberry.
23 Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

Her husband has  1M Twitter followers and is on the city counsel. 
24 She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes.

Her crafts are sold on Etsy and she sends her clients thank-you gifts.
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

She’s always honest and emotionally strong, she looks forward to the future.
26 She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

She gives good advice, and her constructive criticism is helpful.
27 She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.

She manages the household finances and doesn’t watch soap operas.
28 Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

Her kids and husband call her “supermom”. 
29 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”

“Lots of women do good things, but you go above and beyond.”
30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Being glamorous and beautiful means a lot of makeup and plastic surgery, but it’s better to admire a woman who respects the Lord.
31 Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

Give her a shoutout for all the things she’s done.



First blog post about my lunch

FullSizeRenderThis is my very first post. OMG. Seriously it’s like my 4th attempt at having a consistent blog where I write stuff. Who wants to bet how long this one will last?

Anyway, the prompt for this first post suggested telling readers why I’m starting this blog and its purpose. (Shoot, is there supposed to be an apostrophe there?) Well, two reasons.

1. Trying to break a record for how many times a person can begin a blog.

2. Work on my grammar because obviously the less I write the less grammatically correct everything is. Like that apostrophe problem above. But hey, at least I spelled grammar correctly! I will forever spell grammar correctly because in 7th grade I had a principal ask me to spell that word and I spelled it g-r-a-m-m-e-r confidently, even after he asked me “Are you suuuuuure?” several times. Duh, why would he even ask that if it was correct? (was, or were? Argh!!)

3. Apparently there’s a third reason. I need to get some of the craziness associated with being a stay at home mom of 2 princesses out!

So there you have it. The picture is one that I took on my iPhone. It was my lunch. My Princess 1 was feeling sick, I was feeling probably worse than she was (because 2nd day of guess what), and my Princess 2 was attached to my hip, so I absolutely deserved a Haagen Dazs ice-cream. To tell you the truth, I actually had 2. I HAD TO! SERIOUSLY! I had given one to Princess 1 (because she’s sick, and when people are sick you give them whatever they want of course) but apparently she felt so sick she only ate a bite. And throwing away Haagen Dazs ice-cream is a sin. They were two different flavors, so it was like an appetizer and an entree.

By the way, I’m absolutely terrible at conclusions. I have no clue how to end a conversation, or a blog post, or that last paragraph when I used to write papers in school, or anything like that.

Ok, well, it was nice talking to you! Isn’t that awkward?

So, thanks for stopping by, come again! Nope.

OMG I gotta go, bye! Maybe.

This concludes the sentences I’ve been writing above. I introduced myself, explained the purpose of this blog, and shared some personal details about my healthy lunch choices. Ew, no way.

Bye! Too abrupt.

I give up.