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Floating Away

Root Beer floats are so {summer} to me. Soft scoops of vanilla bean ice cream floating in root beer. Or Coke. Or even Diet Coke.

Jay and my dad had one at Disneyland and I knew I wanted to make them at home.

I like to serve them in the 8 ounce jelly jars ~ just the perfect amount. Who am I kidding, I could polish off one 3 times this size.

We’ve all had that punch at baby showers at one time or another with rainbow sherbet and 7-up, right? When I saw this post, it reminded me of individual servings of this fun, refreshing punch.

Put your glasses {or jars} in the freezer to get them nice and frosty.

Add a couple scoops of your favorite flavor of sherbet.

Or just vanilla.

Top off with 7-up, Sprite, Sierra Mist, Fresca or any other lemon lime soda.

If you’re using vanilla ice cream, you can use root beer, Coke, Dr. Pepper, cream soda or even Orange Crush…like a 50/50 bar!

Orange Crush would also be perfect with orange sherbet, don’t you think?

The possibilities are endless with these little floats.

Simple. Sweet. Summer.

Thanks Blooming on Bainbridge for getting us hooked!

Dye Another Day

I had all intentions of dying my grays in time for the Easter Bunny.

But after little missy fell ill, I just told myself, “Dye another day!”

So, I mentioned this stuff last week…

{pure darkest brown}

I’ve noticed, while looking at pictures of myself over the years, that I like my hair darker ~ almost black. I do not do the highlights thing. I am a one color all over girl. I have mucho grays. I need to color the ‘do about every 5-6 weeks. I get my hair professionally colored about twice a year, but to save money in between, I color it myself at home.

I hate coloring it myself at home.

Drips. Drops. Spills. Stains.

I’d heard about these new foams or mousses and decided to give it a try.

Love. It.

I was able to color my hairs this morning despite the kids running around screaming. No mess. No drips. GREAT coverage. Pleasant smell.

I picked this up on sale at Target for about 8 bucks.

Bottom line…doesn’t matter if I spend $80 or $8, the grays still reappear after 3 weeks! My hair follicles do not know the diff. I am thrilled that I can now do touch up between my twice a year professional colorings with ease.

For root touch ups I use this…

It’s fantastic and blends well with any professional hair color. Have used it MANY times and will continue to do so.

But today I needed the whole she-bang! I highly recommend L’Oreal Sublime Mousse.

The second best thing about this mousse?

It’s calorie free.



Hello, floppers!

Trying to keep upbeat here…

I kept Elliott home again today {so much for perfect attendance}. I just want to make certain that she is “nit free” because I DO NOT want my child to be {the one who infected the whole school}.

_ _ _ _!! {insert swear word of choice}

If we had a swear jar, we’d be able to send the family on a European vacation for a month just from the past 2 days. Many of these lovely words have been said in my head, of course, but a {few} may have slipped out. Once or twice.


In perusing the internet, I read that hair dye is good for {killing} the lice.

Awesome. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and do some preventative work on myself AND cover the grays. I am learning real quick that I will stop at nothing to get this household back to a {normal} working mode.

That said, Holden will have his head shaved this evening when Jay gets home.


This morning I stopped by my friendly neighborhood Barnes & Noble and picked up my copy of this {I ordered it last weekend}:

{via amazon.com}

CANNOT wait to read it. We were sitting in the B&N parking lot, with the car running, and Elliott kept asking, “Mommy, why aren’t we going?”

“Shhhh, honey. Mama’s reading.”

Looking forward to really reading this book from cover to cover this evening when 50% of the household is tucked into bed. I really, really need this book right now.

Please check out Wendy’s blog. She’s darling and will make you laugh out loud. I particularly love {Stylin’ Saturdays}.

Book review coming up!