Future Activist Onesie Wednesday!

Since the Women’s March on DC, I’ve wanted this onesie for Ellie!  Just need to sit down and order it.  Such a cool onesie…gotta start em young!!

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Betsy is was confirmed yesterday so all we can do is wait.  Wait to see what happens with public education system, wait to see what happens with vouchers.  Just wait.  I felt a little better after reading this article this morning, discussing Betsy’s limits in power.  Our children are our future and now is the time to advocate on their behalf.  Let’s go activists!! 🙂

 

Yes to Birchbox, No to Betsy!

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Is it February 11th yet??  I sit here waiting, watching the mailbox for my next Birchbox 😛  My addiction started last August when I received a six month subscription as a gift.  When January rolled around I decided I just couldn’t do without.  I’m not even that much of a makeup junkie, especially now that I’m a SAHM.  I’m lucky if I get to wash my hair everyday…but I really enjoy trying out all of the samples they send.  My next box should be here by Saturday but I want it noooowwwww!

The little bebe has her first cold 😦 Lots of sniffles, coughs, and extra snuggle time.  All while listening to the Democratic testimony against Betsy DeVos.  God I hope this woman isn’t approved.  It seems she will be though.  As a teacher, I hope that her lack of background and knowledge will stifle her from taking any real action against public education.  It’s scary.  T-minus 23 minutes to the vote, let’s see what happens. 🤞

Trump…A “Millennial”?

I am a millennial.  I’ve listened to, heard about, and read lots of criticism against my generation.  We’re entitled, we’re privileged, we’re cry babies.  We have no respect for others.  We only think about ourselves.  We’re selfish.  It occurred to me today that in these uncertain and scary political times, our nation’s highest leader is exhibiting these exact characteristics.  Millennials are not the ones acting as privileged, selfish “cry babies”…it’s Trump.

A centerpiece of Trump’s campaign promised to “Put America First”.  Hundreds of thousands of United States citizens voted for Trump because of this promise.  Trump promised to bring more jobs to the United States, improve infrastructure, and “Make America Great Again”.  With each executive order, he believes that’s what he is doing.  His supporters most likely agree.  But each time he picks up a pen, he’s cutting ties and destroying relationships with countries that we once considered allies.  Iran, Iraq, Australia, Mexico, the list continues to grow.  In putting “America first”, we are alienating ourselves.  In putting ourselves “first”, we are shouting loud and clear to the world that we think we’re better.  That we’re the best.  That we don’t care about anyone other than ourselves.

Under the direction of our President, America is acting selfish and entitled.  Disrespectful.  A cry baby.  A “Millennial”.  And while everything is going down in flames, millennials are among those attending marches and protests, calling senators, and helping to provide legal assistance pro bono to those in need.  So you see, millennials are not the spoiled, entitled whiners that the media portrays us as…at least not all of us.  The true self-proclaimed victim, the real “millennial” here is Donald Trump.

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Onesie Wednesday

I’m hoping that posting today’s onesie might help bring us some snow! 😛 It’s already February and we’ve barely gotten a single flake.  We need some snow!!

I look forward to the days when Ellie’s old enough to build a snowman with mommy and daddy 🙂 Anyway, how cute are those mitten attachments?!  Love 🙂

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State of the Union

I hate to post about politics again but it’s just so heartbreaking, the direction we’re headed.  Trump is forging ahead, doing whatever he wants.  I don’t understand how the “checks and balances” system isn’t preventing this absurdity.  We’ve always called ourselves the “melting pot” and had such pride in our diversity.  All of that has come crashing down.  Refugees do not equal terrorists.  Trump’s agenda is one of discrimination, prejudice, and hate.  My heart breaks for what is happening.

The only hope that we can cling to is the new sense of urgent political action and activism that we’re seeing across the country.  We started with the Women’s March on DC, which spread into sister marches across the country.  Now protestors are filling up our airports, demanding the release of US citizens being detained.  Donations to the ACLU help them continue to fight our basic civil liberties.  Now is the time to act.  We must fight for what we believe in, regardless of political affiliation.  We do not agree with Trump and his extremism, racism, and bigotry.  This is not the time to be quiet or still.  This is the time to take a stand.

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Onesie Wednesday

Today’s onesie brought to you by PuddleKicker’s Etsy shop.  This is totally fitting for Ellie right now, who has learned that she can kick and scream when she doesn’t get what she wants.  Toddler-hood should be fun.

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Heaven forbid I serve sweet potatoes for dinner rather than bananas.  Or how about forcing clothes onto Ellie so she’s nice and warm…How rude. 😂

Mushroom and Gruyere Bruschetta

Made this tasty little appetizer the other day.  Delish 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf ciabatta bread, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pint cremini mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 Tbsp cooking Sherry (or Marsala)
  1. Lay ciabatta slices onto a nonstick baking sheet.
  2. Mix melted butter and garlic, then brush onto pieces of ciabatta.
  3. Generously layer shredded Gruyere cheese onto ciabatta slices.
  4. Dice mushrooms, and sauté in skillet with Sherry.
  5. Layer mushrooms on top of Gruyere.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Serve HOT and enjoy!