Long time, no see!

Hello strangers! It’s been quite awhile since I’ve last posted, which you may recall has been due to my return to teaching after a year-long maternity leave.  It’s been quite a month, to say the least, but I’ve finally found some time time to do things other than lesson plans, grading, laundry or cleaning…. and it feels nice to be back!

I wanted to show off a few things I’ve been working on, whenever I could steal a minute or two here and there.  I closed down my Etsy shop to new orders just before returning to work because I knew I had my work cut out for me at school this year and would need my head in the game for these first few weeks.  However, I did have some previous orders that needed attention, and they’ve finally been finished!  Here are a few:

Pumpkin themed cake toppers for an October 1st Birthday

“Germ Juice” is a teacher’s best friend!

A first birthday Mickey banner… this one was fun!


Jack-o-Lantern face decals… no cutting and carving necessary anymore!


To thank you for sticking around while only one half of our Mommy duo was in action, and to start October off with a bang, I’d love to offer a set of the Jack-o-Lantern decals to one lucky reader! Comment below and tell me about your favorite part of this time of year, and then repost us on your facebook/twitter/blog as well.  The winner will get two jack-o-lantern decals for helping spread the word about our blog.

Good luck!

❤ Kristin



Fall Wall Art Freebie!

Since Kristin went back to work, things have been a bit slow around here and for that I apologize!  I’m not as good at getting fun giveaways as she is, although I do I have 2 of them coming up in the next month or so. So, to say thank you for continuing to come check on us, and for just being the awesome blog fans you are, I’ve got a fun printable freebie for you! I just made this to print and put in a frame over my mantel, so I thought I would share! If you like it, be sure to let me know over on my graphic design page, Deegan Designs,  on Facebook. This is the first like this I’ve done, but now I’m addicted and will be making more for the rest of the year!


Deegan Designs Fall 2012 Printable
Enjoy the freebie!


There’s a party in my tummy! So yummy! So yummy!

My daughter has become OBSESSED with Yo Gabba Gabba. For two years I have shielded her from the brightly colored, melodic craziness that is Gabba Land. Then it happened, we were over at my cousin’s house, and Yo Gabba Gabba was flipped on. Since then, it’s been asked for daily.

She has learned the song that is the title of this entry by heart, resulting in my own begrudging admission that the show CAN be pretty darn cute. My husband likes it and especially enjoys some of the guest appearances. The Roots singing about family is his favorite.

This morning, I made Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes and I was beyond tickled to hear Ella Grace start singing that there was a party in her tummy as she gobbled them down.

Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 2 Tbs Baking Powder
  • 3 Tbs White Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 Large Ripe Banana
  • Chocolate Chips (we like the mini semi sweet morsels)


  1. In a small bowl, mash the banana with a spoon until it’s the consistency of thick baby food. The occasional chunk doesn’t bother me, if you think it will bother you, toss the whole thing in a blender and puree.
  2. In large bowl mix flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.
  3. Add in banana, milk, and egg and mix until thoroughly blended.
  4. Add chocolate chips to taste.
  5. Your griddle should be heated to a little over medium high and I like to spray with a touch of PAM to keep these from sticking.
  6. I use an ice cream scoop to measure out the batter . Pour on griddle and cook until most of the pancake is covered in bubbles, then flip. (It will look really thin when you pour it on, but the baking powder will puff these pancakes nicely so don’t worry!)
  7. Top with a dab of butter and syrup if you like and, enjoy the party in your tummy!!