My spice cabinet is judging me.

February 5, 2014

I found this in my spice cabinet yesterday. The cheapest gucci bag, see more here if you want one. I thought it was bread crumbs. I needed bread crumbs and so I decided that these were bread crumbs. I went so far as to slice the raw chicken and dip it in egg, as if [...]

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#WhereILivedWednesday 1st Street & 1st Avenue

January 23, 2014

This post is part of the series #WhereILivedWednesday started by my dear friend Ann Imig of Ann’s Rants, so head on over there and read all the memories of former domiciles. “First & First”, we called it. In 1990, the cross-street of First Street and First Avenue was not only not the hipster land it [...]

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Let’s get beautiful with the crap lying around your house

January 17, 2014

“Microdermabrasion”? With that many syllables, it’s gotta be good! Bargain Basement Beauty 3 on NickMom from me and the always smooth-skinned Wendi Aarons, honestly I like to look for Real testimonials before buying a product when it comes to my skin. So I have mold in some places of my home, I did some research [...]

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Thanks so much for introducing our children to the Zombie Apocalypse

January 15, 2014

THE TOP TEN REASONS I’M PEEVED WITH MY HUSBAND FOR LETTING OUR CHILDREN WATCH “THE WALKING DEAD” MARATHON 10. I leave the house for ONE DAY IN THE PAST FOUR YEARS and this is what you come up with? 9. I distinctly recall saying “Play Monopoly”, not “acquaint our children with the infectious flesh-eating undead”. [...]

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Ring Around The Wha?

January 6, 2014

It seems that I have a mini female Tim Burton on my hands. Following the raging success of her horror novella, Good Luck Bella, my daughter has already changed her medium to film. I hope you will enjoy her “Ring O’ Roses”. Just don’t plan on sleeping tonight.

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A Little Bit Pregnant

December 21, 2013

We already know that one can be a lot pregnant. But there’s an old saying, “you can’t be a little bit pregnant”. I beg to differ. Oh, don’t get excited. We all know I’m not talking about my literal womb, since I’ve (unfortunately) frequently (with apologies) written about my menopausal state. You see, there are [...]

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The Elf on the Shelf… in your personal space.

December 17, 2013

I had to do it. My apologies to the purists. Dusty notes: If you like this video, feel (very) free to share it! Sharing is caring! And if you like everything about everything here, don’t forget to Like Earth Mother just means I’m dusty on Facebook! Is my enthusiasm and my overuse of exclamation points [...]

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Notes on jetlag, freaky desserts and rapping for Filipinos

December 10, 2013

Disclaimer: Five full days since my return from the other side of the planet and still delirious with jetlag. Please read accordingly. I’m starting here because my main reason for writing this post is to find out if anyone KNOWS WHAT THE HECK THIS ANIMAL IS THAT IS SUCKING ON MY NECK. ‘Tis a profound [...]

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“Why Too Much Screen Time Will Kill You” by Dusty’s daughter

November 11, 2013

Occasionally, you get the experience of seeing how your parental words/actions translate in a small person’s mind. Like the tale “Good Luck Bella” my daughter wrote today on her storytelling app. A few thoughts. 1. I guess I do say “stop playing on the computer” a lot. But I have never done so while sweeping [...]

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What do homemade fondant and 3-point lighting have in common?

November 1, 2013

Two weeks ago, I didn’t know how to do either of them. And now I do. In my continued effort to burn new neural pathways in my brain and ward off future senility, I like to do things that mystify me. So when I posted on Facebook that I didn’t know where to buy fondant [...]

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