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Rainy Sunday Morning Fun ☂️🐕🐓

Good Morning! I just wanted to give everyone a little smile this morning and a hello from the girls! We are enjoying some much needed rain here in South Central Texas…I LOVE rainy days especially since they have been few and far between lately.

We have enjoyed a little bit of splashing/running in the rain this morning before becoming so wet the water dripped from our noses down to our toeses and we needed to go in to dry off.  Then Miss K and Zeiss aka her best friend who may not have the same viewpoint…have been having tea parties, slumber parties and storytime together.  He was all but forced into her room as the door shut and was promptly locked so he could not get out…poor guy always gets roped into these things but I know he enjoys MOST of it.  We also took the time to enjoy a few games of connect four, operation and break the ice since going outside might melt us with all this sugar we’re made out of!🤣

We also finally got our Buffy to lay in the nesting boxes…whoohooo!!! It only took two days of keeping them cooped until lunchtime and putting her in with our other layer. I was so happy and relieved especially since I was feeling awful about having to keep them cooped up. Seriously, I had to totally vacate the compound the last few days so I wouldn’t let them out until after lunch…I may have a soft spot for my chickens or just be a crazy chicken lady 🐔🤷🏼‍♀️.

Y’all enjoy the rest of the weekend!

XOXO,

Tiffany

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An August Egg Hunt and Other Summer Fun

Good Afternoon!  I hope you all are staying cool or enjoying some cool weather where you’re at because it is quite warm and thick outside today in Texas.

Miss K typically has dance class on Wednesdays but todays class was rescheduled, so we enjoyed a nice day on the homestead.  Well, we really spent two hours in snake books searching for our Buffy who started disappearing periodically on Sunday for a few hours each day…I knew she was close/should be laying anytime, so I needed to find where she was hiding out.  Well, of course, I traipsed through the brush/weeds etc in my boxers, camisole and snake boots only to find her 2 hrs later in the front yard. Now, I had searched the front yard and flower beds a million times, but I guess it was that last time as several cars drove past I would find the “nest” in my Sunday best!  Now I’m hoping maybe leaving the girls cooped for the next several days will help her to lay them in the nesting boxes rather than the flower beds as I don’t need any snakes coming up for a little afternoon/evening snack.  Do any of you have any ideas on how to get her to lay in the nesting boxes?

Anyway, yesterday, we tried to take our friend Miss Lauren paddle boarding, but mother nature was not having any of it, as the winds gusted over the lake and small whitecaps formed.  We were a bit bummed, but being strong willed individuals we weren’t about to let the day waste away, so we settled for having a fun morning at Yanaguana Garden where we played chess, checkers, foosball, connect four, and enjoyed the splash pad and playground.  It is located downtown at the corner of Cesar Chavez and South Alamo and has a coffee and juice bar, popsicle shop and newly opened pizzeria.

From the Garden, we decided to go have a bit of lunch at Rosarios off South Alamo, and let me just say as a first time Momma, sometimes just sometimes, you may want to watch what you say as you drive looking for an open parking space just as the Hanger starts in.  A combination of small parking lots along with folks continuously going the wrong way led this hangry momma to utter the phrase “seriously you idiot”  Now i wasn’t thinking my keen as a cat toddler was listening so intently in the seat directly behind me as she uttered “mommy, did you just call them an idiot?”  Now Lauren and I busted out laughing, and of course I had to fess up to the current situation and say yes as the questions continued to roll out regarding the comment.  Sometimes these funny episodes are good reminders to always be aware of the words flowing from our mouths, or at least this mommas.  We finally found a spot and had a delicious lunch and walked across the street to Steel City Pops (all natural popsicles with a large dairy/soy free selection) to enjoy some healthy treats before heading back to the compound for a much needed nap!

Where/what is your favorite summer hangout/park/activity?

XOXO,

Tiffany

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Absolutely Eggstatic!

Hey there!! Today we have some exciting news…we have our first egg! After 4 months of caring for our girls we have seen our chicks grow into as Miss K calls them, BIG FAT HENS who are officially laying eggs. I will have to say I was so eggstatic to find the egg in the nesting box this morning while cleaning the coop. Luckily Miss K was helping so she and I both shared in the immediate joy of seeing the egg and promptly ran up to the house to let daddy join in the excitement. These small moments are incredibly rewarding as a mom to see the tiniest of things bring so much happiness and create wonderful family memories. Today was definitely a happy day among the many we have already shared and the many more to come.

What are some of your favorite times as a family?

XOXO,

Tiffany 💋

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Threenager in the house!

HELLO friends!!! I haven’t posted in so long and I have missed doing my daily/weekly blogs so much. We have been enjoying the fantastic Texas HEAT and a whole lotta SASS along with our library time, visits to the zoo, doseum and beach as well as some fun playtime with friends this summer.

My sweet little two year old princess turned three and let me just tell you, as I was warned on numerous occasions, it is a whole different ball game being played at this stage. When things are good, it’s good, even shall I utter the word FUN, but when things are bad, they aren’t just bad, they are horrible, horrendous, and some days, you just barely survive! So let me just share a few of our “fun adventures” in the last few weeks. First, on the list is a play date with one of our friends where things were going
great and everyone was having fun until the game of “hide and seek” began. Now, I don’t know who out there has ever wanted to be the counter, but my little girl and her friend wanted to both count and let me just say things escalated quickly from her telling him: “I am counting”—screaming, “I am counting” as he had his hands covering his eyes and counting out loud only
to be followed by her sprinting over with meanest look on her face while grabbing him by the shoulders and belligerently yelling, “I AM COUNTING!” Now as a mom, I was mortified and apologizing profusely as I promptly left our play date. Luckily our friends are awesome and didn’t even think one more second about the incident…thank the LORD!! Second, my little threenager was utterly in a tantrum not wanting to go return the coon trap recently, but we really didn’t have any other options, so she had to go. She cried the whole way there (25 minutes) so I quickly removed the trap and put it up and told our friend thank you and left with my raging friend continuing her deafening screams. Of course since my brain was in shock, I had a bright idea to try and calm her with a trip to the local Whataburger for some French Fries because when you have food allergies, that’s all one can have at a FF chain. Well friends, as I ordered she continued to scream (going on 50min) and we pulled to the outside lane as instructed where she raged through the carhop bringing us some water and collecting payment. At this point I had been editing the hair raising, ear-splitting tantrum for over an hour, so I exited my vehicle, unbuckled her and calmly placed her next to the vehicle where I crouched down and told her she needed to calm down if she wanted to get back in the car. Well let’s just say every car had gone around us and was gone from the drive-thru before there was silence and we were able to get back in the vehicle. Most recently, I had just finished cleaning the house: top to bottom, windows, baseboards, shutters, etc when I was greeted with “mommy I shined the door”…with almond milk no less…all I could say was, “thank you honey, maybe next time we could use water rather than almond milk?” If this doesn’t give you a little clue as to why after my friend goes to bed at night I haven’t been blogging, then I don’t know what will 🤪🤩.

The girls had another attack and the rooster was a bit scalped this time. All I have to say is that rooster is a tough little guy to have made it through the dog attack! Hopefully, we will be getting some eggs very soon. They better be some beautiful, golden, tasty eggs at that.

I’ve also begun cold brewing coffee and experimenting with making ice cream with it and oh boy oh boy is it good! Thanks for following and hopefully you had a few laughs and relatable moments as well as some feelings of “OH THANK HEAVENS IM NOT ALONE” in this awesome adventure we call LIFE!

XOXO

Tiffany

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Birthday and Beach Trip

So over the last few weeks since I posted last, we have had some exciting adventures! My little sassy two year old turned into a full fledged master manipulating three year old and we took a little last minute trip to the beach.

Now let me just get it out and over…NO, I did NOT have a birthday party for the little princess….I’ll wait a few minutes while y’all gasp and go into mommy judging mode 😂🤣🤩.
Explanation followed by reason…I am of the mindset that when you have a HUGE 1st birthday party for the baby, there isn’t a need to have another one at 3—we are talking 75 people y’all!! First, she will not remember having a birthday party at 3…Second, we don’t go to school and aren’t members of any organizations other than church so it would basically be mine and my husbands friends and family…Third, when you invite one you have to invite another and that 💩 gets out of hand real quick and before you know it your hosting a party the size of a high school graduation or something. Now before your panties get waded up, I did bake her a dairy free cake and she did get gifts from lots of friends/family! In fact her birthday lasted over a week 🤷🏼‍♀️. Now that’s what I’m talking about…one week of gifts versus one day 🎁🛍💃.

 

As I said the birthday festivities lasted over a week! At 9pm my awesome husband rolls over in bed and says, what about going down to the beach for a few days…me–okay, when did you want to go? Husband–I thought we would go tomorrow. Me–okay, Miss K has her 3 year check up tomorrow so we will be back about 11am from that…also, did I need to schedule someone for the girls and dog? Husband—no, don’t do that yet, I’ll let you know. Okay and off to sleep we went. Next morning I take K to the doctor, get home make lunch and (11:45am) he says, okay did you get everything set up? I said for what…the beach? Of course I was ready when I was told last at 9pm don’t make plans yet…i think he must have believed my lies #KILLINIT…I am a psychic, mind reader, chef, secretary and chaos tamer 🌟🙋🏼. Those of you who have children or you yourself have food allergies etc, know what it’s like needing to actually prepare for a trip…nevertheless, this badass momma got everything packed and we were on the road by 1:27pm…yes you saw that right in less than two hours I made 💩 happen people!!! That’s what you do as a momma and I will toot my own horn because if I don’t, you know no one else will. All that aside, the beach was amazing and I enjoyed the peace a trip to the beach brings! #PortAransas

 

While we were in Port Aransas, I absolutely needed a Chai Tea Latte and we stopped in Coffee Waves Port Aransas and let me say they are PHENOMENAL…service, tea, atmosphere, everything was great and I have to share the quote they had on their wall because I LOVED it and think it’s a great one to live by always.

We can’t always stop the storms of life.
But we can always trust the one who
creates beauty once again.
#PortAStrong

I hope you all are enjoying summertime!

XOXO,

Tiffany