Princess Doll Cake – The (Almost) Caketastrophe

Let this post serve more as a warning to you folks attempting to make your own Princess Doll Cake, m’kay?

princess doll cake caketastrophe
Note the strategic blurring of the photo around the edges, particularly the bottom. Don’t ask what happened to the bottom cake. It wasn’t pretty.

First, save yourself some trouble – not every cake needs to be made from scratch. I’m not a big boxed cake fan to begin with, but there are some decent all-natural and organic cake mixes out there you can use. Take my advice, use them. Don’t be like us. Frosting and decorating this monstrosity is enough of a hassle without the added torture of baking a cake entirely from scratch added to it.

princess doll cake caketastrophe

Second, be sure to follow directions, especially when it concerns the decorative frosting. Y’know, the frosting you’re not familiar with using, haven’t made in a long time, using all-natural food coloring you’ve never used before. Yeah. That.

Don’t wing it. Read and follow the directions. Completely. And when you get to the part of the directions when it tells you to “let it sit for fifteen minutes” before using it, LET IT SIT FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES. Or else your yellow icing is too drippy to be decorative, and instead of ruffles, you get drips. (See top picture for details.) See how the pinky-white is so much better than the yellow? Yeah. That’s because it sat while I messed up did the yellow. *slaps forehead*

princess doll cake caketastrophe

Thirdly, if you use a real doll (as we did), and use a batter bowl (like ours from Pampered Chef), the doll’s feet will stick out below, requiring the need for a second cake to go underneath. By making a second cake, we were able to thwart the foot dangling issue, but for the love of whatever you consider holy, do yourself a favor, and don’t make it look like mine.

(For the doll cake recipe, cooking times and more, go here. And for the doll cake “picks” to use instead of a real doll, to ensure no feet dangling issues, see Wilton’s site for a good selection, or your local crafty store, like Joann’s.)

Also, allow yourself extra frosting, and make sure you use regular frosting on the intended “frosted” parts (those you plan to frost with a knife or spreader, especially on the second cake) or else, be prepared to smear harder-than-normal frosting on the bottom cake. You’ll be left wondering what the H-E-double-hockey-sticks you’re doing, and whether you can take pictures of the top part of the cake without getting the bottom, since it’s a complete and total disaster area. (See below.) *facepalm*

princess doll cake caketastrophe

But in the end, it’s actually funny (in an ironic, kind-of way), because the kids actually marveled at the cake. (No really, they did!) “Wow, mom! You made the cake look like her dress!”

(Even if I didn’t think it looked that great, it sure did to them. Mostly.)

Besides, it was pretty cathartic to hack into that bad-boy once the singing ceased, the appetites were whetted, and the knife was sharp. After all the pain we’d gone through, and mistakes we’d made, seeing the cake being served, and half gone, gave me a weird accomplished sense of pride (and thankfulness the dang thing still tasted good despite being only semi-okay to look at).

princess doll cake caketastrophe

I’ll never look at my poor daughter’s doll the same again.

(P.S. See more of my #dessertfail posts here. Further proof that mom needs to step away from the kitchen every so often.)

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  • LOL! My cat does that … and sometimes my 3-year-old. You need a hidden stash. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Totally used to happen to us until we stopped using the toilet paper holder. I took it down for jut that reason. It was too much fun to spin the roll. The bathroom upstairs has one of those hook ones that it can’t be spun as nicely. 

    • She sat there doing that after she went to the bathroom, then, when it’d all fell to the floor, did she call me in to “wipe her” – probably because she couldn’t effin’ reach it now. #fail

  • Anonymous

    OH NO!  *Knocks on wood* SO FAR, it hasn’t happened to me.  I once found 1/2 a roll on the floor, but I always have a stash of TP – because THAT is something you NEVER want to run out of! 🙂

  • Okay that is seriously cute that your hubs told your son to go kick the ball & he did & then broke the fence LOL
    Of course I signed up & took the pledge. I love supporting my kids in any & all sports they choose.

  • Anonymous

    My advice is pay attention to the road and not you cell phone, CD’s Etc. 99% of the time it isn’t your driving you have to watch out for, it’s the other person. Be a defensive driver.

  • Lyndsey Rullman

    Never trust your mirrors, always take a look behind you as well.

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  • Sumn

    My advice for a new driver is to stay focused on driving and the road. Too many young people are getting distracted by talking with friends, talking on the cell phone, or listening to the radio. Also, pay attention to the speed limits. They have limits for a reason.

  • Amy DeLong

    no texting

  • laTishajean

    I would say to watch the road and stay off the cell phone and no texting !  Alot of great tips to go by!

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  • This is hilarious! Now you have a story to tell ESPN when he becomes a famous player.

  • Katharina

    My best piece of advice to a new driver is to always use the side mirrors *AND* the rear view when pulling out into oncoming traffic.  I forgot to use the side mirrors once when the teacher was in the car with me and sure enough there was a car nearly beside us that the rear view didn’t show.  I still feel the brake slamming on the instructor’s side. How humiliating!    Katharina  angelsandmusic[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Mari

    I suggest keeping the radio volume at a low level. I know it’s a difficult task for a teen driver, but I have seen young drivers distracted my listening to loud music of fiddling with the radio. I once saw a young girl oblivious to an emergency vehicle approaching due to blasting her stereo.

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    my advice is take it easy, slow down and if you need to be somewhere in a hurry you should have left sooner

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    put the cell phone down!!!

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  • Brian E.

    Thanks for the giveaway…best advice for a new driver is to learn situational awareness when driving, and effective control of the vehicle i.e. know the location of other vehicles around you at all times, 360 degrees, and be able to control the vehicle to adjust to the constantly changing situation. Safe driving is a skill that takes practice & experience…

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  • Anonymous

    Go practice in abandoned parking lots. Take corners faster. Braking and it is very helpful to learn in icy conditions

  • Wendy

    My best piece of advice for a new driver is to learn to treat everyone else on the road with complete respect. Never text while driving or do ANYTHING that takes even a second of your attention away from your driving and what’s going on around you. Too many people have been lost in preventable accidents… including children. Drive defensively and responsibly.
    welindsey at gmail dot com

  • Erica G

    My best piece of advice is to pay attention!  So simple right?  There are far too many distractions.  The hands need to me on the wheel and your eyes and ears need to be open.  As long as the traffic laws are understood and obeyed it sould be a piece of cake!

  • Garrettsambo

    My best advice for new drivers is to be courteous and careful. 

  • Nicole Larsen

    Relax behind the wheel—being tense only makes it worse and make sure to be rid of all distractions including the radio!

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  • Nick Hilleshiem

    Always have your jumper cables a spare tire and a jack.

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  • Anonymous

    Don’t let your parents teach you to drive.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  • fooks213

    My best piece of advice to a new driver would be not to take driving personally.  The main goal is to get to where you need to go safely.  Don’t worry about who cut you off and how you are going to get them back. 

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • My advice:  It’s not a race; there isn’t a finish line somewhere on the highway; it isn’t important to be ‘ahead of everyone else’ on the road.  Get to where you’re going safely and drive defensively.

  • Janna Johnson

    safety first!
    Thanks so much!! Janna Johnson janna@feedyourpig on gf

  • Monique Rizzo

    Leave early and with plenty of time for appts. This way you dont drive feeling rushed or late.
    Thanks for the chance.

  • I LOVE that she gave advice to your son!!! ANd what a great cause- and dang I wanna win that autographed soccer ball!!

    •  I know, right!? She was super-awesome, wish I would’ve had more time to talk. We talked afterwards, and she reiterated that, it was truly her constant time with the ball that allowed her to do well. Gives me hope that is isn’t ALL about the fancy, expensive camps, you know?

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  • Ok, how AWESOME is that he took a chip out of your fence for being so motivated to play?? (sorry for your fence, but that’s so cool)

  • The best advice I recently got since I am a newish driver is be aware of all your surroundings in case something happens in a split second you know how to get out of the situation. 

  • Melinda

    ummm, he’s cute!

  • I can totally relate- its hilarious to watch them hobble in awful pain after they have already been running like crazy seconds before they realized that they were in fact bleeding. I have a 3 year old and he does this all the time. I can never finished the walk properly after he has fallen and realizes that there is a little blood.. lol he then hobbles for DAYS!! 

    Your little guy is ADORABLE! 

  • What a sweet pea. My kids still act that way – and they are teens. Except for the carrying part. Instead, our teen-dragging comes with whining along the lines of “Can’t we go to the mall?” or “Sea World is soooo much more fun.” or “Who’s idea was *this* anyway?”

  • Anonymous

    I pledged.  What a wonderful story, I’m still giggling.
    Thanks so much for this giveaway.

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  • Citysitter

    that is so cute…hope your walks get better and better. I hope i dont need to experience that with my daughter when she starts walking.. but it happens to the best of us.

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    I pledged and posted to facebook.
    What a wonderful way to help young people become better….

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    I  took the pledge!
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  • This is why all of our TP is stored up high, where no one can reach it. There is not a single roll on the holders. We are so classy.

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  • Bored2quickly

    I follow you on GFC and like you on Facebook and I signed up for the pledge!  I would love to win this for my daughter, Mackenzie!  Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  • Lisa

    Attend as many games as my schedule allows.  Lots of cheering!

  • I am actually looking forward to this with my little miss….we’ve got a ways to go yet.  But my toddler boy does like to put hair clips in for me 🙂

    • Aww, your son likes to do your hair, too? I think, in general, children love to pamper mommy in some way, but my daughter likes to more than most, particularly because of her fascination in all of this “beauty” stuff, whereas, my sons just liked to make mommy smile. To this day, they may not do my hair, but my sons are good back-rubbers and foot-massagers 🙂

  • Clallen

    i signed the pledge, i am a sports mom and i will help my children become the best they can be and encourage them, clallen at ntin dot net

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  • So cute 🙂 My son used to be very picky about me only wearing my hair down. The first time he saw it in a pony tail he cocked his head to the side and said..”mmm, try again” 

    • HAHA, are you serious!?! How freakin’ cute is he!? Is he the hair-player-type of child? The one who likes to twist it in his fingers?

  • Jennifer Houck Spink

    Too adorable! My daughter actually just this past weekend learned how to braid hair by trying and trying on my hair. Now everyday she comes home from school and wants to braid my hair. 🙂

    • That’s so sweet! Braiding is pretty tough for kids to grasp, I remember learning how to in the fifth grade and being FASCINATED by it. Back then, it wasn’t just braids that were popular, but FRENCH braids, and, the ever-risque INVERTED French Braid.. oooh. When I learned how to do that, I thought I was hot you-know-what 🙂

  • hahaha 🙂 but you still look gorgeous 🙂

  • Nanette ~ A Mom Blog

    Love the look! 🙂 You’re a beauty even if your hair looks a little funky. 

  • Clarkmurdock

    I took the plegde

  • LOL! I love it! 😉 

  • Ha ha I have no clue what you are talking about 😉 One day I had a meeting in the city and didn’t realize my oldest (4) had put a Fed Ex sticker on my back until right after the meeting was done….too funny!

  • haha so cute! My lil one likes to play with my hair and because she’s not quite 2 year she’s pretty rough. She also loves to play with my makeup brushes and most recently grabbed my deodorant and put it on her arms (not under her arms) 

  • Hairbrush? Wassat?!

    We use the hairbrush so infrequently, we can never find the darn thing. All about the art of the fingercomb or the hair-hastily-pulled-in-bun.

  • Atreau

    I signed the pledge.

  • Katja Presnal

    I love you.. That’s just joys of frigging womanhood & I ask the same myself more often that I want.

  • Welcome to the sensitive club, Lisa. I thought I was just really weird. Glad to know it’s not just something wrong with me. I think that some of us are very sensitive to the normal female hormonal fluctuations. I know I am. I cry when the soldier comes home or the baby is born or I watch people recounting their experiences as survivors of 9/11…hell I cry at soap operas when a character dies.

    You’re not alone. Just go with it.

  • Mizfit

    oh I get this. oh I get this. oh I resemble this.

  • Miss you all so much!!! Amazing photos Lisa!

  • Kim @ What’s That Smell?

    Wow you must be really busy with all those soccer players!  I have one kid in football and I can’t keep track of everything.

    I kinda like the first shot better of them facing the sun LOL.

  • Lynsey

    I love this post.  So much that periodically I’ll probably have to come back and re-read it.  Thanks for the reminder!

  • I LOVE this post!!! This is the post I would have written, but didn’t… 🙂

  • So well said, and I could not agree more Lisa!

  • I totally agree that we must go on with our lives, but I have no problem with taking the 10th anniversary and making is special. As a country, we make anniversary’s of events, i.e. the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, something to remember and to mourn over.
    I also agree that showing all the photos of people jumping out of the windows over and over again is something that I have never liked. I do believe that the date should be one that focuses on the memory of those lost and the heroes then and now. People like your husband who are continuing to protect our country so we have our freedom and the ability for each of us to have and express our opinions. =)
    Thank you for your families service and sacrifice to our country… God bless you and our beautiful country!

  • Cheryldpeters

    HOLY SHIT  BALLS!!! Congratulations!!! 

  • OMG OMG OMG …. you guys are crazy but in a totally good way. Congrats Lisa!

  • WOWOWOWOW!!!! Congratulations, girl! At least you’ll be pregnant in the winter/spring here in Texas! 

    WOW! I’m so excited for you!!


    • Thank you, sweetheart!! You guys are gonna have to stay on my ass to make sure I keep strong and active, okay? 🙂

      And OMG, I know! THANK FREAKIN’ GOD! I could not survive it here in the summer. 

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  • Flilpflopmamablog

    Aww congrats!!!!

  • Sweet mother of papaya! I think you’ll need a full-size van now. Congrats! 

  • I am SO HAPPY for you!!!! (and.. a school bus??)

  • congratulations!

  • Anonymous

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!  I bet it’s a girl 🙂  My last was a surprise and she is an amazing little girl!! 🙂

    • Thank you, Lori! So far, we have three girls, three boys, and they’ve gone like this: Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy, Girl, Boy. So.. theoretically…. 😉

  • Congratulations!!!!!! I’m so thrilled for you.

  • Melanie

    I haven’t wanted to ask how you’re feeling because I didn’t know if you’D gone public since Disney. 🙂 Congratulations again!

    • Thanks, Melanie! Yeah, we wanted to wait for first trimester to end before sharing (which, as a blogger, is FREAKIN’ HARD, MAN! LOL) Thankfully, I’m doing much better – the nausea has ended, and I’m finding time to regularly work out now that I’m not sick anymore, yay!

  • Oh my god, congratulations!!! Can’t wait to read about your pregnancy updates over the upcoming months. I’m sure you’ll have plenty of funny things to write about, like you always do.

    • Thank you so so much!! I can’t wait to start writing about it, I’ve had so many funny things swirling around my head so far, but we wanted to wait until first trimester to announce (THAT IS SO HARD AS A BLOGGER OMG! lol)

      How are you doing, sweetie!? How’s the wee dude doin’? How are you hangin’ in, momma? 

  • Congrats you brave woman!!

  • You know, a few weeks ago on Twitter you talked about not feeling well. I teased you about being pregnant, you said no, then I said if anyone would know, it would be YOU!
    Well, best wishes to you and the clan! Hope all goes well and you stay healthy.
    Many happiness to you all.

    • I remember that conversation, Lorie! And actually, that was just before we found out LOL!! Your instincts were right, and mine were WAYYY off. Haha! 

      Thank you so much, sweetheart! xo

  • Anonymous

    First, Congratulations!  Second, I got a huge thing of peanut butter crackers at Sam’s last week for like 6 bucks, it has like 44 packs of 6 pb crackers.  Good quick snack.  Now I feel like more of a slug with you out there running while pregnant.  I need to move near you so you can motivate me lol.

    • YES! Love that you’re lookin’ out for me and my PB addiction, girl! LOL!

      And hell yeah, move here! You’re already used to the heat 🙂

  • Congrats and you need either a bus or limo.

  • Congrats!! I would be having all those thoughts too (but mine would be #3). Plus “I’m too old for this!” Praying for a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. I make a pretty mean PB cookie. Want a care package?

    • Thank you, sweetie! And ohhh Heather… you’re speakin’ my kind-of language. A peanut butter cookie care package would be HEAVEN! xo

  • Monicajohnson

    Oh my gosh Lisa, Congrats!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Woo hoo, Lisa! Congratulations!! We are on the same timeline. I’m 14 weeks today. Look forward to this – surprise! – journey with you.

    • Thanks, Kate! I know! I’m excited we’re so close together, it’s going to be fun! Steph from Adventures in Babywearing and I were close in pregnancy “age” when I had Baby Dude and she had Ivy 🙂 Kind-of fun when you go through this journey with a friend. Happened with my seven-year-old, too! 

      How are you feeling, my fellow preggo? Did you see my tweet? We need a title! lol

  • Congratulations! My brother and SIL have 8 kids. They have a 15 passenger Chevy that they really love. Not only do they have room for all the kids but plenty of room for all the stuff that goes along with having a large family.

    • Ooh, thank you, sweetheart! That sounds awesome! Would you mind asking how well it does on trips, gas-wise? That’s our biggest concern, since we travel a lot 🙂 Would love to know! xo

      • My brother and sil have 8 and they have the 15 passenger van also.  We all it the MotherShip.  Gas wise, it SUCKS (literally).  But, it gets everyone from point a to point b.  You could also just get a bus 😉

        • I was talking just yesterday about possibly upgrading our 8-passenger to having more room, since our 16yo will be driving soon, and simply renting a larger capacity van when we go on family trips and need to fit us all in there. Otherwise, with my oldest driving, she’ll take her own car and won’t need ours, with working and social life and all. Not sure.. still contemplating. 

          Wish they made a Hybrid 9 passenger. That and it be somewhat affordable. (I think I ask too much LOL)

  • holy crap!!!! when we met Super M #4 was just a bitty baby and now there’s going to be a #7! r u going to have to get a 15 pack van? john and i always joke that we’re going to have to upgrade to a 15 pack if we keep having kids. lol. 

    • Thanks, Kristin! We used to joke about it, too. Now it’s possibly becoming a reality! But I am digging Rob’s idea of a limo, though.. how freakin’ awesome would that be? LOL

  • Holy smokes. Wow. I think you need one of those extended vans, no? 🙂 Congrats!! 

  • Congrats!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow!  Congratulations Lisa!!!

  • Mizfit

    I just love you. in a totally weird only seen you once in real life but blog stalk like a mo fo way.  so so happy for you.

    • The feeling is quite mutual, m’dear. And this whole, “only seen you once in real life” thing has GOT to CHANGE. We live close-by, dammit!

  • Nanette ~ A Mom Blog

    So happy for you Lisa! ((HUGS)) Was wondering when you were going to let everyone know 🙂

  • Thank you, Laura!

  • I wholeheartedly agree with you. I was looking forward to them doing something spectacular for the anniversary, not all this gut-wrenching ‘never before seen footage’ or ‘never before heard recordings from the cockpit’ – gah! We would never honor our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day with “never before seen footage” of the images of war, you know? I don’t know, it just hit me really wrong. 

    You are such a special person to me, let me just say. I wholeheartedly appreciate every time you come here and leave me a comment, or a good thought. I can’t wait to see you again, and hug you, too. DisneySMMoms 2012, hopefully? With Mickey Mouse, and a new baby? 🙂

  • Kim Prince

    Holy crap!  Congratulations!!!

  • We are SO busy.. you have NO idea. I’m still feeling the heat from that day LOL And yeah, I like the pirate faces, too 🙂

  • Miss you guys, too! Thank you xo

  • Congrats!!!

  • Rhea

    Congratulations, Lisa!!!  YAY Babies!

  • Anonymous

    Dude! I think your only option is a 15 pack van at this point. I’ll bet that conversation for the “snip” will go a little differently this time, huh? Congrats!

    • Thank you!!

      Right? Rob mentioned a limo, I must concur. I’ll be the coolest soccer mom EVER! Or chauffeur.. wait. Shit.

  • Jaime Boulle

    OMG Girl!!! Congrats 🙂 Thats great news!!!  You may need a bus LOL!

    • Thank you, Jaime!! 

      Yeah, I know.. effin’ buses. I don’t want to be a bus driver! I want to be the cool soccer mom in my swagger wagon! Dammit! 🙂

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    Woooohoooooo!! congratulations to you!!!!!!!! <3

  • Erintales

    WOW! Congrats! And love your graphic!

  • Congrats. Ps I have some stuff i can give you, since I just had ollie.

  • Lisa

    OMG Lisa- congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No recommendations for you- I only have an 8 passenger Toyota Sienna.

  • Rachel Ramey


  • AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!  Oh my gosh!!!  I am SO excited for you! And, OH MY GOSH YOU’RE HAVING ANOTHER BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Sorry to yell so much, but I am SOOOOO thrilled. :):):):):)

    • AHHHHHHH Thank you, lovie!!!! I love your reaction, I am so freakin’ excited by your excitement!! :D:D:D:D We have to get together soon!!! 

  • Congrats – that’s awesome!  I’m also due in March!

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  • Melinda

    OMG sweetie, congratulations!  

  • Kim Janocko

    ((HUGS))  Congratulations!! So happy for you 😉 So happy its you and not me, 4 is my limit.   Looks like you might have to go for the bus…….just put a big #36 on the side and paint it black and gold lol.

  • Stefanie

    CONGRATS!!!!! How exciting!!! 🙂

  • Anonymous

    A square! Haha!! Congrats mama!  🙂  I was wondering when you were going to share!  🙂  Are you going to find out or will it be a surprise!!??

    • Thanks Emily! We love it as a surprise, and this will be our last one (YES, DEFINITELY) so definitely going to wait until birth. Ahh!! 🙂

  • Sam

    Congratulations! I’m sure you will work out all of the details, lol.

  • Congratulations!!

  • Congrats!!! I can’t believe it!!!

  • Congratulations! It took my husband 5 years to get the snip after #4. Car…umm a Suburban? 

  • HOLY CRAP!!! 

    I hope you bought a big enough house.

    You need that Sprinter Van like Jon & Kate have.

    I have tons of peanut butter. When you coming over?

    • Are you free, say, NOW? Cuz this momma’s jonesin’. LOL

      • Come on over. I’ll leave the jar and a knife on the table. Bread is in the fridge. I’m going to bed. I haven’t slept since Saturday night.

        • Oh no! Wassamatta? I don’t wanna come over if you’re not going to be conscious lol You okay?

          • I usually don’t go online on the weekends, but I do a thing to make money and it’s seasonal — right now we’re in Halloween, CHristmas is next. I had issues with the site and was creating new ones — needless to say I was at the PC trying to fix them and failing. All the time wondering why I couldn’t figure out the problem — NO SLEEP = limited comprehension when you’re dealing with PHP codes & HTML. LOL

            I’m awake now. I’ve had sleep. Come on over, the peanut butter beckons you.

            PS: It’s the fancy all natural stuff. Cuz I treat my guests with care. 😛

  • Anonymous

    I remember right before #7 was born we purchased a 12 passenger van.  Oh, how nice it was to have space!!!

  • Turning the Clock Back

    congrats! last night I dreaed *I* was pregant…in my dream I was WAY less calm than you!  With my daughter it was peantbutter and banana sandwiches.  Gotta love that peanutbutter!

  • Briana Carter


  • Congrats!

  • Tammystwocents

    Congrats Lisa! 🙂

  • Congratulations Lisa! It may be a surprise but I’m sure its one you are happy about.

  • Minivan!!  I always said I’d never EVER drive a minivan but after we hit 3 kids and finally caved it turned out to be the best choice ever. Very comfortable to drive, holds everyone easily AND the DVD player keeps the kids quiet on long journeys 🙂

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  • Jerranalley

    Congratulations Lisa!! 🙂

  • Lisa@All That & a Box of Rocks

    Wow, wow, wow!!  Congrats!  I’m slightly jealous….too bad I’m too old.  lol   BUT…my DAUGHTER is right there with you.  She’s due the last week of March 2012!!  Yep, that’s right.  I’m gonna me a gr….. um, no.  I refuse to say it or write it.  I’m gonna be a Gigi!!  (Way too young to be a gr…., you know.)  Heh heh.
    I look forward to watching you grow.  :o)

  • Congrats!!!! 

  • Anonymous

    YAYAYAYAYA!!!!!!!!  Congratulations!!!!  I have peanut butter!!  (And almond butter!)  

    I can’t wait to hear the “the snip” story! 😉

  • You must be a sleep training master or else you’d be half dead with exhaustion!  I own a family consulting practice near Chicago called ABC Moms – our mission is to provide parents with helpful tools, advice and training. These tips on sleep training might prove useful for you…

    Take care,

  • You must be a sleep training master or else you’d be half dead with exhaustion!  I own a family consulting practice near Chicago called ABC Moms – our mission is to provide parents with helpful tools, advice and training. These tips on sleep training might prove useful for you…

    Take care,

  • Wow. Congrats!!!!!!!!!