Category Archives: They Call Me Mom

Angry Pumpkin and Nervous Birds

Just one more day!
I wish I had done this sooner. I love this little punky! I need to fix up his buddies behind him too.


I used to make teddy bears. I still have lots of eyes and noses! Perfect for a quickly pumpkin!



Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from us & our pumpkins!

I’m roasting their guts right now. Ok, not their guts, just the seeds.

Yum!   -Tina-

Whooo’s For Graduating?!

Well, that’s two down and one to go! Last Thursday my daughter graduated from high school. We had some of the family over for lunch. She didn’t want anything big, it was only about 19 people. I didn’t go nuts with decorations. In fact, I hardly did anything…

I just made some felt owl pillows.

I bought this pattern on Etsy. Cute and easy, YES! I added the cap for this occasion. I love hand sewing felt. I kept them simple for this party, it was high school you know! There was a couple more that didn’t make the photo shoot, they were adopted.

Whew, made it!  – Tina

Off Season Mint Cookies

I can’t afford to buy all the Thin Mint cookies we would like for the entire year all in one shot. But I can make something very similar with just 3 ingredients!

…and eat them non-stop all year round.

All you need is 1 bag of dark chocolate candy melts, a few more than 1 long pack of Ritz Crackers and about 1 tsp. of peppermint extract. Yes, I know, in the picture is the vanilla melts. These are all we have in left in the house right now. Gee, I wonder why? 😀

Just melt the chocolates, stir in the peppermint extract, flip a cracker around in the chocolate and cool on waxed paper.

Enjoy! Mmmm…  – Tina

Happy Mama’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day!

I just want to take a break today.

Mini Taco Salads

Last night I made mini taco salads for my gang. It was kinda fun trying to make them look yummy like the restaurants.

I liked doing the tortilla shells this way because timing isn’t an issue. I made all the tortilla bowls ahead of time. Then put in the tortilla a spoonful of beans, seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, salsa and a few olives. It was quick to fix, which was a good thing because they were quickly eaten! I was mad at myself for not making spanish rice. But nobody really cared that I didn’t. Too busy crunching and munching.

Here’s how to make the shells…

…one minute in the microwave, take out the glass and let it cool a little.

Tah dah!  😀

PS. I used the tortillas that come uncooked, you have to cook them ahead of time, like in the morning or day before. Then do the micro part just before making the salads.

My Kid Is Outstanding In His Field

I often wonder what the other parents think.

 – Tina –