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A Birthday Party Fit For A Tween

My daughter is turning 13. Evidently, turning 13 is the new 16 and a big deal is made by all. Izzy wanted something along the lines of this lil number. (Look up!) But when I went around town checking these “numbers”, the numbers were just too dern high for a single momma. This beauty was gonna cost me about $175.00 smacks.


So, we compromised.  At least one of us comprimsed.  (Me.)  We decided on an ice cream cake. For 20 big ones, I could live with that. So, we ordered the ice cream cake.

And yep, it was ugly. And there were tears involved because “everybody will laugh at me because my cake is so tacky.”

Ummm, ok, really?

So, I went to TWO other ice cream cake joints and we settled on a cake that wouldn’t make all the other 13 year old’s laugh at her.

 (Gimme a break.)

After the cake catastrophe, we hit Hobby Lobby and bought them out of gift bags, streamers and oh yea, a helium balloon machine. (If your tween talks you into such foolishness, remember to use your 40% off coupon.  You can even pull it up on your phone and they can scan it.

So, we are armed with a helium tank I have no idea how to use, $30.00 worth of balloons that light up when you actually figure out how to get the helium in the sucker, $50.00 bucks worth of candy ~ I know, I know. But I figured I could use the left over for Halloween.

The cake(s) Yes, we had two; due to the first being ugly and all, were anxiously sitting in my freezer, waiting to be devoured.

 “How about if I take y’all to the dollar movie?” I ask lovingly.

“The dollar movie? Mom, we can’t go to the dollar movie, my friends will think we are poor.”

Oh My Aching fanny……………………..

The day of the party finally comes and I decide to surprise my baby and get a lil fancy with her birthday decor:


Walking into the house after school, I could tell Izzy was trying to be gracious about my birthday decor. But really, she was mortified. The only thing she said was “Whoa y’all, my mom must have been playing in our Christmas decorations again.”

Ummmm nice.

That night, the girls were perfect dolls. They informed me that they wanted to go to the dollar movie. Turns out, that’s where they all go on spend the night overs.  After dinner at Red Robin, the girls sat outside our home; chit chatting, sucking on the helium from the tank and talking like Donald Duck.

Not a filled balloon in sight….

At 12:30, I gathered them inside with the promise “y’all come on in so you can eat some pretty ice cream cake!”

“Cake?  Cake???” They all asked horrified.

“We’re full.  But thanks anyway.”

Neither cake has yet to see the light of day….


This is me. Not. It’s just how I feel. I locked myself outta my blog for the last two days due to the fact that I keep forgetting my new passwords for my new website that my new web designer is designing. Last night I finally reset my G Mail password and looked at my emails only to be ELATED that my book is finally on kindle.
within moments….

I am a completely DEFLATED! This is due to the fact that Kindle has misspelled the title of my book….
It can be fixed, I tell myself as I scramble for the “1 800 call Amazon number to report a misspelled title of your book….” Now who exactly do I call??????????????????????
I look try to remain calm as I diligently search the web for the number …..within seconds… POOF!
The entire Kindle email has disappeared from my computer.
I have yet to find it again…………
Nevertheless, I will NOT remain deflated, I will once again be elated not down grated becoming an email loosing looser…..but educated…(I already bought Word Press for Dummies. Aren’t ya proud of ya flibbertigibbet???)
First things first and most important of researching important info on yo computer:
*Be very weary of looking up the word deflated on google image search while your sweet, innocent 12 year old is sitting right next to you….
The images / effects can leave one devastated….