Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Easy DIY Slime

Headed to bed, but wanted to quickly post about this super quick diy slime!

1 ingredient
(plus water)

10 minutes

Hours of Fun
(read: Quiet but Busy Time)

We made slime a few weeks ago and it's still an afternoon favorite for Miss K-Cup!

Found a few recipes online and had put it off until I read one that called for Metamucil.

That's right.

Let's make some slime with a laxative.

I know that the acting ingredient of Metamucil is psyllium husk powder- 
so thats what I decided to try!

There is our one ingredient.  

Plus water.

No wonder it works as a laxative! (womp womp)
It seriously started sliming immediately!

Simmered 3 tablespoons of psyllium and 3 cups of water for about 5 to 10 minutes 

Then to get some color, I added a teaspoon of turmeric and a dash of green glitter!

It's been so much fun for so little effort!


Mrs. Momma Lawler

Monday, March 16, 2015

Superhero Princesses to the Rescue!

 My big baby is THREE!
To celebrate, we had a little shindig that turned out pretty darn adorable.

K-Cup pre-gamed with a wake up in a room full of balloons...which is the equivalent reaction of an adult winning the lottery! 

Then we did a little decorating 

Had a successful chalkboard experience! 

And put up the array of homemade capes and tutus! Not a big deal to most...but the hate-hate relationship I have with my sewing machine makes these a BIG deal!

And then party time! 

Both sets of K's grandparents made the trip, lots of friends came to celebrate and I don't think we could have had a better day! 

The kids painted super hero masks 

  Played in the gorgeous weather 

Opened presents 

Had a horribly hilarious Pinterest FAIL

(It worked for her invitations!)

And thanks to the genius man I married, we got Chipotle catering! He knew I would have put SO much work into making Pinterest worthy super hero princess themed foods with matching name tags...that he decided to be my hero and rescue me from the inevitable stress. It was awesome, they provided EVERYTHING we could ever need. Actually more than we needed. 


Ordered the basic catering (20 person min), had 16 adults and 9 kids. We all ate. And then 6 adults and 1 kid ate leftovers for dinner. And then 2 adults ate leftovers the next day for lunch. And then 4 adults and 1 kid ate leftovers for dinner. 

Want me to keep going?
 Because I can.

Then we ate leftovers this afternoon (with some scrambled eggs...needed to add some variety in!)
And we STILL have guac, pico, sour cream and cheese in the fridge and we froze a gallon bag of rice, gallon bag of beans and a 1/2 gallon bag of Sofritas. 

Ya'll this was a TON of food. 

And of course, cake. 
The chantilly cake from Whole Foods.
Hands down.
BEST cake I've ever eaten. 

I'm so thankful for the outpouring of love to our little Lawler family and I think I'm ready to throw another party! 

This little is turning one in a couple months....

But today I have two sick babies that are laying around being pathetic and I'm going to cuddle them now, I'm guessing it's the kiddo hangover of having a super busy and  amazing weekend! 

Mrs. Momma Lawler


Monday, February 23, 2015

Today, I'm in awe.

Some days I am stressed. 

Some days I wish there was more of a need for my presence in the grown-up world.

Some days I don't understand why everyone is ALWAYS hungry.

Some days I get angry at the state of the world we live in.  

But then the rest of the days, I'm in awe.

I'm in love with the man who gets up freakishly early to be proactive about his own health, then to a job where he goes above and beyond the call of duty, comes home and kisses me right before he heads off on an adventure to an entire world of imagination with our girls...and then he insists on doing dishes after dinner.  

Inspired by our 2 (almost 3) year old who has SOOO many feelings that she is trying to figure out, but still manages to have such joy in her spirit. 

In wonderment at our baby, she wants to know things, she wants to go places, she wants to say things, and I believe someday... she will definitely know somewhere to go and something to say. 

 In this life we have created.  The choices we have made.  The adventures we have gone on.

The love and mindfulness that we have in our home.

I'm in awe. 

It is one of those great days...

Probably because both girls are napping at the same time ;)


Mrs. Momma Lawler

Saturday, January 31, 2015


Happy Saturday Lovelies!

It's a cold rainy morning here in Kansas and usually about now we would be headed out on whatever adventure we had decided at the absolute last minute planned...but after a series of many vein surgeries on Mr. Lawler last week - we shall take it easy! Did my yoga {Yoga with Adriene!}, have my coffee, let's blog!

Do you read the Natalie Creates blog?  We met her and her hubby at The Little Craft Show and I just adore her little farm and crafty projects! Our post-army life {hopefully} will follow a similar lifestyle as the one they have created.  

I loved her "Currently" list and wanted to play! 

playing: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors station on Pandora! 

watching: My handsome guy try to clean the kitchen AND watch/feed/entertain the girls!

trying: To cut out the sugar.  We keep trying and are slowly eating less sugar...

cooking: Roasted vegetables. Brussel Sprouts taste like CANDY.  I have always always hated brussel sprouts...but now, almost daily, we have 2-3 pans of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, squash and brussel sprouts happily roasting away.  The problem is trying to get them to a bowl.  K-Cup and I  get caught shoveling handfuls of amazing veggies into our mouths often! (I usually set the temp at 400 degrees, drizzle olive oil and a bit of sea salt and roast for 20-40 minutes...I like them a little burnt and crispy)

eating: I'm dreaming of gourmet doughnuts from a little local shop...

drinking: Coffee. With a bit of organic carob powder mixed in...

calling: The cable company - why on earth am I paying for cable in the days of Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime?

texting (FaceTiming): my Momma & Daddy - they are off galavanting in PittsburgH ! 

pinning: Montessori and Waldorf homeschool pre-school curriculums...and vegan noms. 

tweeting: haha, whatever I'm instagramming...I can't recall ever even looking at my twitter account! 

crafting: Ollibots! My lovely friend {she blogs essential oil goodness HERE} gifted us the goodies to make these for Christmas and our toddler girl LOVES them! I'm also in the process of putting together a loom for some upcoming weaving projects! 

doing: Cleaning.  Today's projects include a deep clean of the washer/dryer, a deep clean of the oven and de-funking some towels. 

going: NOWHERE.  We drove to the city 6 times in the last week. We are having a cave day. 

loving: The handsome man doing the pile of dishes in my kitchen right now. 

hating: My empty coffee cup. 

discovering: The joys of watching two sisters starting to play TOGETHER. 

enjoying: Our planning for the adventures in this upcoming year. 

hoping (for): A nap from the big girl today! And a happy, healthy baby for this week's placenta client! 

celebrating: the forecast...SNOW! 

smelling: Kid Safe Sniffle Stopper oils diffusing in my diffuser

thanking: can I reference the handsome husband again? He really is the best. 

starting: Another batch of Kombucha...I'm swimming in scoby's!

Now, I'm breastfeeding my little to sleep and going to tackle those cleaning projects! Have a beautiful Saturday my friends.

Mrs. Momma Lawler

Monday, January 12, 2015

Vanilla Cranberry Mojitos!


As much as I appreciate the ease and deliciousness that comes with opening and pouring a bottle of wine...this weekend I had a hankering (yes, hankering) for something with a little more...oomph. 

And boy did I find it!

We had rum and fresh mint in the house, so my first realization was that mojitos were in order! 

I spent a few minutes on Pinterest going over the basics of mojito making. 

Then back to the fridge to see if there was anything else in here that might be good. Traditional mojitos were out because I used up the last of my limes the day before!

I found the cranberries. They have been in the fridge for a while, I'm not the biggest cranberry fan...but they came in our weekly organic fruit and veggie there they were. 

They sure are pretty.

I knew they would LOOK good in my mojito, but wasn't sure how the tartness would appeal. 

My cure for tartness: Madagascar vanilla extract. 

And the Vanilla Cranberry Mojito was born. 


1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla extract
1 cup cranberries (divided)
1/4 to 1/2 cups fresh mint
3-6 oz (shots) dark rum - this is a personal judgement call 
Soda water

First, we put the sugar, water, vanilla and half the cramberries in a saucepan and heat till the sugar is dissolved and the cranberries are popping. Remove from heat. 

Get out your muddler! 

Split your mint, a pinch or two of sugar and a couple cranberries into your glasses and muddle away. Mash that yummy goodness for a few seconds and then let them sit for a few minutes. 


Go hug your babies, kiss your love, check Instagram or take some cleansing breaths. 

I let mine rest for about 20 minutes because I was also cooking lunch and got distracted! (We had roasted delicata squash on a bed of quinoa with olive oil and basalmic vinegar...delicious!!)

Anyways, once you've let it sit for a bit, add ice, split your simple syrup mix between the glasses, add your booze and top with soda water and any leftover cranberries!


Mrs. Momma Lawler

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


 Happy New Year Lovelies!


Are you trying to stay warm?

I'm dreading taking K-Cup to ballet today because I know that we will have
 to be outside for about 60 seconds going from the parking lot to the studio! 

Our New Year's Resolutions are similar to last years...

sticking with a "healthier and happier" theme!

Less Sugar
Less Meat
Less Stuff
Less Spending

More Adventures
More Love 
More Greens
More Presence

That's the gist of it.

I feel like we have been doing quite well in all of those areas, 
but there is always room for improvement!

Netflix isn't helping...

They added FRIENDS!

Of course, one of the only shows I could watch over and over FOREVER.


I don't ever want to stop.

The Office has the same effect.

Thank goodness for the voice of reason in our house - Mr. Lawler.

I'm trying to only watch episodes WITH him...
(he's never watched Friends in order!?)
because he has self-control :D

Other than a Netflix ailment,
being productive and present in the New Year is going well.

And in order to be more present, 
I'm going to get in the floor and play with my babies a bit before heading out in the cold for ballet.

Mrs. Momma Lawler

Monday, November 10, 2014

Going Home

 It is no secret that I love going home-
home being Arkansas!!

{the past and future spot of where we will lay our heads at night}

And this last trip didn't disappoint!

Every time we visit, new restaurants have opened, breweries have popped up, more of our friends and family have had babies and we fall more in love with the adventures of our future.

We spent time with cousins-

 We took the finally boating trip of the year, enjoyed sunrises and sunsets at the best view in the world, and spent time with my people :D 

 We went on tea party adventures and ate too much sugar!

And we revisited one of my favorite memory spots :)

The last time I visited the Christ of the Ozark's was on a romantic Bed N Breakfast weekend with the guy I wound up marrying.  We drank too much and wandered the streets of a quaint little awesome town...the next day we drove to the Christ of the Ozark's - where we ran into my super fun neighbor {Hi Cory!} who was randomly in the back of The Traveling Piano man's pickup truck.  We played on this hill- dancing, singing, smoking cigars and talking about life for the whole afternoon.  It was quite a day.

This visit was different.
Great in it's own way. This time I was with my Momma and my littles.  We played, talked and breastfed.  Then headed to a winery...because it had reached a time of day that was more socially acceptable :D 

And best part about our current military duty station? 

I get to go back in a couple of weeks :)

Happy Monday ya'll

Mrs. Momma Lawler

Sunday, November 9, 2014

EASY Toddler Activity Time

Apparently our last day of Fall is tomorrow...
further propelling our hunt for awesome {indoor} toddler activities!

We prefer activities that engage her to come up with her own game or play - there is plenty of structure during non-play time!!

Our recent go-to's have been super easy and totally worth it.  I'm sure I have pinned hundreds of pins with the same basic ideas- I just don't know why it took me so long to implement them.

The Bean Box

Bought 3 or 4 bags of beans, dumped them in a box 
We keep an old sheet in the box to make clean up a breeze! Thanks Christina!!
We have heard her using the different pieces as different characters in a story, different beans as different forms of money, sorting the beans into like categories, and the beans have also been a dessert that Olaf was trekking across! 

The Rice Box

Same concept as the bean box, but with a lot more color!

We separated a 10lb bag of rice into 5 ziplock bags with a dollop of different paint colors in each bag.
Shake SHAKE Shake
Let them dry.

They also have their own box, an old sheet and "tools".  
K-Cup does less story telling with the rice and more "cooking".  Lots of pouring, funneling, stirring and shaking!

Buttons and Pipe Cleaners

That's it.

The first day we did this, she sat there for an hour.


Threading buttons onto pipe cleaners. Lots of pipe cleaners into one button.
Sorting the colors. Matching button colors with pipe cleaner colors.

Great for fine motor skills and Momma's ability to get laundry folded and their closet organized!

Hope this gets you inspired to create an environment of open play with super easy and fun projects!

Mrs. Momma Lawler

Monday, November 3, 2014

fall back

f a l l  b a c k 

I spent the day seeing memes 
(I think that is what captioned pictures are called now?)
about how gaining that hour with the time change doesn't count if you have kiddos...


Not only I get less sleep because of the time change, 

but the littlest Lawler decided to grow some more teeth!

But then I look outside...and totally don't care.


A little terrifying to know that winter is creeping up on us.


Quick catch up?

JamJar is growing!
 (What? Your totally surprised?!)

She rolls, she "talks", she sits up and she makes us fall more in love with her every minute.

She is currently fighting through a little cold and it breaks my heart to see her uncomfortable! 

We've been diffusing Sniffle Stopper by Plant Therapy's line of KidSafe oils, breastfeeding, sitting is luke-warm baths and using our Baby Comfy Nose to get rid of her hopefully she will feel better soon! 

The past couple of months have also been busy for K-Cup - 

She started ballet 

Finally potty trained! 

Started cuddling to sleep instead of breastfeeding

Had her first horse ride-

And convinced her Granny to get her an Elsa AND an Anna outfit 

Mr. Lawler and I have spent the last couple months of Fall furthering our plant based eating habits, cutting down on sugar, deepening our yoga practice, cutting back on social media and adventuring even more together.  And it is wonderful :D

And now that we are getting into a slower groove for winter...

maybe, just maybe....

I will keep up with blog posts.


Mrs. Momma Lawler