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Ak-rowdy Mommy

Being a mommy… in the Ak-rowdy

The Greatest Show on Earth is rolling into Cleveland & I found a great coupon code that makes the show totally affordable for my family. So stoked I found it because my daughter’s in love with animals and I really wanted to be able to take her to the circus and show her the elephants. Now we can!

The circus will be at the Q (yanno, the former Gund Arena) October 20-25.

Did you know it’s the 200th birthday of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth? Crazy! This year’s show, FUNundrum!, celebrates the occasion with jumbo-sized fun and the classic circus spectacles that I remember, my parent’s remember, my grandparent’s remember… and so on, lol. I never knew Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey had been around for so long!

Using the coupon code gets you 4 tickets for $44 on weekday shows or $4 off weekend tickets. Order tickets here: and enter coupon code: MOM

Hope everyone has a blast at the show! I’m totally looking forward to it!

**Not valid on Circus Celebrity, Front Row, and VIP seats


I fail at crafting. Despite the fact that I talk so much about it, I suck in a fantastic fashion. Since I’m a glutton for punishment and still insist on pursuing such folly, I have to start early. I need to factor in my procrastination, the 15 times I’m going to rip it apart or throw it out and start over, and all the time spent guzzling beer & ranting about my ineptitude.

So I’m starting Christmas early. I’ve made myself quite the little list for TJ. So far Santa will (hopefully) be bringing her:
– knitted hooded baby doll blanket
– clothes for her baby doll
– crayon roll
– pinwheel

Anyone else crafting some Christmas presents?? I could always add more to my list. It’s not looking intimidating enough yet.

I’m a SAHM, which means we’re perpetually broke. So I spend a lot of my free time (haha) looking for ways to save us money & keep us in our house a few months longer (mom, dad, in case you stumble upon this, I’m KIDDING… don’t go getting yourselves all panicked). Here’s some of the my favorite sites that I’ve stumbled upon:

Get some Sweet deals!

My favorite crafting sites… most of them feature tutorials (because I cannot breathe, let alone create anything without detailed, written instructions):

Tatertots and JelloCrap I've Made U Create Craftaholics Anonymousmake baby stuffTip JunkieMy Little GemsMake It and Love ItTotally TutorialsSkip To My Lou Classy and Sophisticated

Found this cute (and seemingly easy) tutorial from Craftholics Anonymous.  Tie some burlap around a styrofoam wreath, add whatever accessories you want (still need to get on the Mod Podge bandwagon) and voila.  Wreath for the door.  Styrofoam and burlap can’t be that expensive, can it?  Ugh, I’m sure I’ll be surprised.  Pat Catan’s here I come!!

P.S.  Clicking the pic takes you to the tutorial.

copyright Craftaholics Anonymous

I don’t know the exact order in which all of the pertinent events transpired, but somehow I have found myself crowned the new reigning Queen of Crafting.  This housemaker stuff is serious business, no?  So since fall is here (yes, yes, autumnal equinox isn’t until the 20th or whatever… blah, blah, blah), of course I feel compelled to fill my house with fall and Halloween handmade paraphernalia.  Poorly made paraphernalia, mind you.  Because Martha Stewart I am decidedly NOT.

So fair warning, there’s probably going to be a fair amount of Halloween craftastic posts, links, so on and so forth in the near future.  Embrace your inner craft goddess, pick up a glue gun, grab a beer (if you’re anything like me, attempting to craft will drive you to drinking) and get to decorating…. NOW!