Fabulous Baby Finds – Baby Uggs

Are these baby Uggs adorable or what?   Mother 2 Mother has found another  fabulous find for you.  The baby Uggs are available at www.shoes.com  They are available in sand, chestnut, pink and blue.  Sizes range from   Small: age 0 – 8 months, Medium: age 9 – 16 months, Large: age 17 – 24 months and they’re the real thing.  They’re made in Australia and feature the same sheepskin suede and and they’re lined in fleece just like the women’s Uggs.  These have a velcro closure to ensure they fit snugly.  The miniature Uggs are available for $49.99 with free shipping.  Great price!    

These boots would make a great baby shower or Christmas gift or picture yourself and your daughter rocking Uggs at the next family gathering.  What a great fashion statement these boots will make for the little diva.  If I had a little girl, the purchase would have already been made, lol.  I can’t resist trendy fashion finds for myself, I know I would weaken for a little girl.  Since I have no need for them yet, why don’t you hurry over and make the purchase!

Pillow Pets: Buzzy Bumble Bee Pillow Review

I love spoiling my grandson.  He loves The Bee movie, and fell in love with the Buzzy Bumble Bee Pet Pillow when he saw it.  Mama surprised him this week, and shipped this adorable pillow to him.  I can’t wait to receive the phone call this week-end when opens his package.  Although my grandson was partial to Buzzy Bumble Bee, the Patriot Pup, Jolly Giraffe, and Ms. Lady Bug are adorable too.  You can view the entire selection of Pet Pillows available by visiting www.mypillowpets.com  They are quickly becoming the rage! 
I purchased the large 18″ pillow; however, you can purchase the pillow in the 11″ as well.  The pillows are made out of chenille, which makes them oh so soft and cuddly.  You unvelcro their belly, and thus your child has a snugly pillow.   You get a bonus ladies, they’re machine washable and should be air dried.        

I actually found the Buzzy Bumble Bee at CVS for $19.99.  The price was comparable to Walmart, but a little more than Amazon.  Amazon is offering free shipping on their Pet Pillows too, so check out their site if you’re interested in purchasing. 

Mother Mails Puppy

A Minneapolis mother tried to mail a 4 month old puppy via Priority Mail to Georgia for her son’s 11th birthday.  Yep, you heard me right.  She tried to mail a puppy through the mail in a cardboard box with no food, water or air holes.  When I saw the story, I couldn’t believe my eyes or earsThe puppy moved inside the box, which caused the box to fall.  The worker picked up the box and heard panting.  She called her manager who instructed her to open the box, and there was this adorable puppy named Guess.  

How in the hell did she think this puppy would survive?  The trip from Minneapolis to Georgia is 2 days.  When I see or read stories such as this, I ask if people are really that stupid.  Well, I saw her with my own eyes and yes there are really people this stupid.  She was smacking gum and walking out of an animal cruelty hearing as if she didn’t have a care in the world.  She even tried to blame her stupidity on UPS.  She told the officer that UPS didn’t have a list of what could be mailed or what couldn’t.  Bitch, would you mail a human being in the mail?  I mean really.  The worker asked her if there was anything perishables, liquid, hazardous, etc., you know the standard questionsand her response was no.  She told the worker the box contained a toy robot.    

Once her plan fell apart, she demanded a refund and she even tried to get the puppy back.  Oh yes she did!   Thank goodness, her request was denied.  She is now facing animal cruelty charges and must pay $15.00 per day for boarding fees for the dog.  If she is unable to pay, the dog will be put up for adoption.  I wonder why she doesn’t have custody of her son!  I think her son and her puppy are better off without her in their life.   

I’m so glad the story had a happy ending.  It could have ended up being a tragedy on the evening news. 

 

What’s Hot for Spring – Cat Eye Glasses Are In

I’m checking out what’s hot for spring 2011.  I love fashion, and I’m always on the look-out for the latest fashion trend.  What goes around comes around, cat eye sunglasses will be in this year ladies.  These glasses were hot in the 60’s and 70’s and they will be reappearing in the spring.  Audrey Hepburn made these glasses fashionable in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  Marilyn Monroe was a huge fan of the cat eye glasses too.  Reviews are showing that stores are stocking up, they are anticipating the glasses being in high demand. 

If you want to be fashionable without paying a fortune, I found the glasses shown for $14.00 at Urban Outfitters. Aren’t they the cat’s meow!  I’m purring!  You can find cat eye glasses in red, white, black and just about any color imaginable.  I wanted the studded black so I can wear them with everything.  These glasses are 100% UV protected, so they should suffice for those sunny days.  Designers are suggesting that we create a vintage look by trying a pair of hoop earrings and a 60’s type hair style.  

I love that the 60’s and 70’s styles are coming back.  I’ve been sporting fish net stockings and knee length boots for the past few months.  I will be doing a series of posts on what’s hot for spring and summer.  I’ll be sure to share a post on the fishnet stocking and boots that are in this winter.  I will definitely be scouring consignment shops for hoop earrings in the spring.  I love rummaging through vintage jewelry for that perfect find.

Do you remember the cat eye glasses?  Leave us a comment and let us know what fashion item you would like to see make a come back. 

Is Your Child A Member of the Muffin Top Club?

Is your child a member of the muffin top club?  You are familiar with the term muffin top right?  It’s when you wear jeans and the bulge of fat hangs over the waist band of the jeans.  I see a lot of teenage girls with muffin tops, and occasionally adult women. I try hard to cover my stomach, I’m a muffin, biscuit, pancake, crescent roll and whatever other bread product you can think of.   
There’s also the term split muffin top.  Now that’s when your pants are low enough when you bend over to see the top of your butt crack, as if somebody would be interested in seeing that.  Some of us are comfortable enough to let it all hang out.  Normally I would say more power to you, if you think you look good work with it.  However, I’m sick of seeing muffins in every shape size and color imaginable.  Check out this video on YouTube, we are turning into a Muffin Top Nation people we really are.  

Low-rider jeans are the culprit.  We used to call them hip huggers back in the day. When we wore them in the 70’s, they sat low on the hips so the belly button would be exposed.  Their purpose these days are beyond me.  Can somebody explain their purpose in the 2000’s. 


We need to educate our daughters on how to dress appropriately moms.  When we see them heading out the door in this ensemble, we need to stop them.  If you can’t find it in your heart to stop them, damn it, send the fashion police after them.  They need to learn that it is not attractive.  I love seeing our teenage girls with confidence and self-esteem, but this is neither. We must teach them confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.  They must learn that just because a certain type of clothing is on the market doesn’t mean they can wear it, and it doesn’t make them unfashionable or less for it. Fashion etiquette starts at home moms. You don’t have to be a Fashionista be able to determine that this is not acceptable.      
 
 
Leave us a comment on what you think about the insurgence of muffin tops that have invaded us.  Do you agree that fashion etiquette starts at home?  Are you seeing muffin tops in your area?  Is your child a member of the muffin top club?  We would love to hear from you.   

Kim Kardashian is Smoking Hot

The Kardashians looked great at the People’s Choice Awards.  Kim Kardashian’s make-up caught my eye.  I think it’s absolutely beautiful.  She stepped out in corn rows last week, and this week she stepped out with a flawless face.  I’m planning to do a make-over this year, which includes loosing weight, a new hair do and a make-up change.  No, I’m not trying to look like Kim, I don’t have that much booty or beauty, but I did wonder what make-up she preferred.  The answer is MAC.  Lucky for me, MAC is sold at our local Macy’s.  I’m a Lancome girl, but I think I’ll head over to Macy’s for a MAC make-over.  Stay tuned, lol.  

If you would like to see a how Kim applies her foundation and achieves her smokey eye look, check out this video with Kim and her make-up artist.

I love this picture of Kim with the braids too.  It’s not a look that I’m striving for, but my girl is rocking the braids in this picture.  I do have to say that braids are great on vacation when you’re really not interested in worrying about your hair.  You can add a scarve for a great bohemian look or leave them as they are with shorts, a maxi or mini dress or jeans.

Do you plan to do a make-over in 2011?  Leave us a comment and let us know what changes you plan to make.    

HTC Android Desire – I Love You

I took the plunge this year and upgraded my cell phone to the Android Desire.  This phone is getting great reviews and I understand why.  It has GPS, touch screen, and email capabilities. This phone packs a full 3.7 inch matrix OLED screen, a 5 mega pixel camera and a 1 GHZ Snapdragon processor, sweet.  The touchscreen took some getting used to, but once mastered it’s easy to dial, text or surf the web.  Another great feature is you can lock the phone when you place it in your purse.  Great feature to keep you from inadvertently dialing someone.  

The internet connection is incredible.  I also love the fact that you can turn the phone on it’s side and the screen turns for easier texting or dialing.  How cool is that?  The Desire also has Google navigation, FM Radio, Facebook and Twitter icons.  I just downloaded the applications for eBay, my favorite news sites, Photobucket, the Weather Channel TV.com and a host of others.  Free ring tones and ring backs are in abundance too.  

I’m still the learning the camera features as well as some others, but all in all I’m having a hard time finding anything negative about this phone.  If you need support, you can contact the manufacturer, HTC, for service rather than your provider for assistance.  There are great on-line forums where you can find assistance as well.  Another plus is that you’re not connected at the hip to one particular carrier like the iPhone and AT & T.

I’m glad I took the plunge with this phone.  If you’re in the market for a new one, the Android line is worth checking out.

Happy New Year

Wishing my readers a Safe and Happy New Year, and a special thank you for following me through 2010.  I hope that you will continue to follow Mother 2 Mother through 2011, we have a lot of exciting posts waiting for you.  May you each be blessed!   

Reuben Casserole

I found this recipe on Bob Evans site and it sounds delicious.  I’ll be making it New Years Day, and thought I would share it with you.  It’s basically a Reuben sandwich, but you bake it in a casserole dish. 

Here you go:  

Prep time :15 minutes
Cook time :20 minutes

Makes 6 servings

  • 1 (24 ounce) package Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes  2 eggs  
  • 1/4 cup milk  
  • 1/3 pound thickly sliced corned beef cut into 1/2 inch pieces (available at grocery deli)  
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sauerkraut, drained  
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard  
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese, divided

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In large bowl, stir together potatoes, eggs and milk until well combined. Stir in corned beef, sauerkraut and mustard. Set aside 2 tbsp. of cheese. Stir in remaining cheese into potato mixture. Pour into a greased 8×8 inch oval baking pan. Top with 2 tbsp. cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until top is golden.

Enjoy!

Meet The Oldest Facebook Granny

Meet Lillian Lowe.  She’s 103 years young, and the oldest Facebook Granny.  Give Super Granny her props, she looks pretty good  for 103.  Longevity runs in Ms. Lillian’s family, she has sister who’s 100.  Ms. Lillian updates her Facebook status from her grandson’s iPad.  She’s hopeful she will be getting her own.  She’s been dropping hints, I hope Santa places an iPad under the tree for her.  What an awesome gift that would be. 
Ms. Lillian joined Facebook to keep up with her 13 great-grandchildren. She recommends the social network to other grandparents as well.  She currently has 34 friends, and is on twice a week.  Ms. Ivy Bean, 104, was the previous oldest Twitter and Facebook user. Ms. Bean passed away in July.  She had 56,000 followers.  Is that incredible or what!
Ms. Lillian is a walking history book.  She was born in 1907, and remembers the Titanic sinking.  I admire Ms. Lillian, and I hope I’m as with it and alert as she is next year, lol.  Mother 2 Mother wishes Ms. Lillian a very Merry Christmas and A Blessed New Year. 

Photo courtesy of Daily Mail.