A Dead Donut Anniversary and Old Princess Proof

A few days ago Jed asked me what day in November last year did our Donut cat die.    It was November fifth.  He asked if we were going to do anything for it for the girls who so loved their Donut cat.   And I said “well what about my feelings – I mean I lost my best blog fodder ever that day.”


So I said that no, I don’t think we should even bring it up and then BOOM! yesterday Eloise said to me “you know Saturday is the one year anniversary of Donut’s death” and I was like – why does an eight year old know this?

So flowers will be purchased and we will each go around and tell our favorite Donut silly story.  Maybe I will make kitty cupcakes too. Maybe.


Also, why are our current cats so damn boring? I’ve got nothing on them. Nothing.


After being worried that Esther’s princess career was ending at six years old – my friend Kristi forwarded the Go Fug Yourself Halloween post.  I showed Esther that even a 40 year old can dress as Cinderella. It’s not the least bit creepy or weird…riiiiiigght…

Go Gwen – but if we even meet on the desert island – please leave Cinderella at home.


The girls’ great bedroom redo is starting this week. We are buying paint and a trip to Ikea is happening tomorrow. Kristi is giving Esther a desk and I am so grateful. HGTV has yet to call..but Mommywords is taking this project under her wing for her new home blog launch!


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This is the last day to link-up your cute Halloween pics – or scary pics – or dog pics – for our Halloween Costume Link-up BOO! In the Blogosphere. Tons of treats to be had – so link them up!!!


I dressed up as The Pioneer Woman.  Still waiting for her to tweet it out or link it on her blog, right?  Okay, maybe I look too much like The Pioneer Woman and Mad Hatter’s Love Child. Maybe.

Have a great weekend and I think it’s time to donate the Halloween candy…well..maybe just ONE more Snicker Bar.



Hi, It’s Ree Drummond The Pioneer Woman

So I was racking my brain for the perfect costume this year and at first I was like OMG I should be Kate Middleton – but realized that would be a real stretch as we only have shopping and brown hair in common and I’m not sure I could get in complete character or sleep with Price William. Ever.  Harry. For sure. But if I went as Harry’s girlfriend, no one would know who I was. Not even Harry.

And Kim Kardashian announced her divorce too late today for me to whip up a costume of the “happy” couple.. So then I was like – well I’m a blogger and a mom – I should go as a mom blogger – which basically meant dressing up as myself..which I do every year and every year my kids know exactly who I am. They are brilliant like that. So I thought – no, a famous mom blogger like maybe The Bloggess! but that would be a huge stretch because I don’t have any taxidermy animals and I’ve never formed a cause to help kittens and I cannot stand bathrooms, so I thought DOOCE – yes – but to like grow 10″ in one day and get a cute haircut and buy a huge cool house would take a lot of doing and my kids would totally not know who I was and they would be concerned…

So then I thought some more and I was like “OMG I am pretty much JUST like the Pioneer Woman!” And I’ve been reading PW since 2007 AND we’ve met – it’s like we’re besties or something, right?


I mean Ree has four bazillion page views per month –  I have slightly less than four bazillion page views per month.


Ree has written a cookbook – I have cooked recipes from her cookbook.


She lives on a sprawling ranch in Oklahoma – OMG I have driven by ranches in Oklahoma.


She homeschools her children – I’ve met people here who homeschool.


And then it got really freaky when I realized that Ree is 42 and I am 42 AND we both own Lucchese boots AND we both do laundry – I mean we have so much in common it’s almost like we are twinsies.


Do you think she would be my twinsie? I was mistaken for her one time..that time The Pioneer Woman signed my boobs boots.


And so I went home and set-up drove around my Fisher Price Little People Collection Ranch, put on my best peasant blouse and rounded up my stuffed real basset hounds and looked in the mirror and said “OMG yes – I really am almost, sort of, kind of, in a round about, strange stalker way because I really love her more than my butter…JUST LIKE REE The Pioneer Woman?

Don’t you agree?


Don’t forget to link-up your Halloween costume pics – of you, your kids, your pets, your silverware for BOO! In the Blogosphere! It’s the biggest Halloween Link-up around! Tons of Halloween Treats up for grabs.


Speaking of dress-up – did you see my girls all dressed up for The Chick Mom Life on Moments that Define Life today? Love this new series..and you must check-out the pearls…

Happy Halloween!