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Some Items That HAve Happened

Sometimes I feel embarrassed to tell people about what is going on in my life, because it is usually over the top. I don’t want to come across as a dysfunctional family like those so popular on prime time TV these-a-days. I certainly don’t want to be pitied or gossiped about. And I desperately yearn for…

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The Negroni

Summer Cocktail: the Fabulous Negroni

The thing about cocktails is this: they’re very personal. For instance, I loathe Cosmopolitans, but I secretly adore chocolate martinis. Regular martinis make me want to retch (literally), but Manhattans. Mmmmm yum. And then there’s the Negroni. My word, have you ever tasted one? When I first locked lips with a Negroni it was immediate love….

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World's Smallest Letter by Leafcutter Designs

World’s Smallest Letter From Leafcutter Designs

I received a small package in the mail. I knew it was coming, but I didn’t know when. I tore into the damn envelope and pulled out the tiniest glassine envelope, complete with tantalizing wax stamp. I squinted through the envelope, trying to make out what was written inside, but it was TOO SMALL. Then…

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Game of Life game car

The (Brand New!) Game of Life Game

We bought The Game of Life game a few weeks ago and played it with the kids. Beckett (5) was our "helper", and would pluck out pink or blue pegs for kids as we required them, in between his demands for snacks. I had so much fun playing it again that I practically begged to do...

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tea bowl

I Like Small Bowls

Bowls hold secret powers. They are the perfect shape. They are functional, simple, yet they can hold so much meaning for us. When I was slinging clay around in college, I felt the need to prove something to myself by focusing on making giant clay sculptures. They were funny. And heavy. On the side I…

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Make lice preventative spray - so easy!

DIY Lice Spray

You may think I’m obsessed with lice, based on my previous post, but really once you’ve gone through the hours and days of combing, spraying, smothering, snipping, washing, shivers, and tears that accompany lice, you never want to return to that dark, dark place again. Thus, the DIY lice spray to prevent your kids from getting…

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What I Would Make on a Cooking Show

I’m no foodie. One of the first things I like to tell people when I meet them is that I like my steaks cooked well done. Like ALL BROWN, everywhere. That way, they can make a quick decision about whether or not they wish to enjoy my company further. (Either because of this terrible character…

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Golden Ratio for kids

Tiny Rotten Peanuts Top 10

While many bloggers do a top 10 post at the end of the year, I decided to put together a random top ten post now. In March. Because THAT’S HOW I ROLL. I’ll try not to ever use that phrase again. Or will I? Do you want to see what my top 10 posts are…

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As of Late

Here’s my random post of what’s been going on around Casa Tiny Rotten Peanuts. You shall be enthralled, I’m sure, by the time you get to the end of the post. Mesmerized, even. 1. Most importantly, we scored a new puppy. It only looks like a fancy designer model, but it’s really a rescue pup….

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marrakesh

A Whole World Full of Color

Thank you to Post-it Brand, one of my favorite companies in the world, for sponsoring this post! Quick! Tell me how many pads of Post-it® Notes you have all around your house, hiding in drawers, stuck all over surfaces, reminding you of little things and making you the ultimate in productivity. Now tell me: is this nearly enough…

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air dry clay bowls

Sweet Little Air Dry Clay Bowls

Little tiny bowls are indispensable, oui? You need them for: change, bobby pins, rings, dusty potpourri, paperclips, beads, fake nails, earrings, teeny tiny baubles…. So let’s get our hands dirty (just a little!) and make our own simple little bauble bowls. Materials Air Dry Clay – (This is one of those items I get so excited…

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bexalot

On Raising a Creative, Dreamy Child

I’m an easygoing person. Sometimes to the point where I’m sure people want to slap me to see if there’s anything going on inside, but I’ll consider this a positive thing. Lots of noise, lots of people, lots of chatter, lots of questions are all things that stress me out beyond belief and shut me…

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