Meet Mr. A,
These are my two boys. My two loves. The reason I traded in suit pants for yoga pants and nine to five for 24-7 :) They are the reason I finally got my first DSLR camera and started dabbling in photography. The reason I have forced myself to get crafty, and partly the reason I have decided to blog. I want to make every plain [vanilla] day fabulous for them! And so...Plain Vanilla Mom is born.
Meet M & K,
Oh, and I can't forget about Buster, Harriet and Shadow,
Not necessarily our best picture, but it gives you a little peek into our personalities. We like to have fun. He's the kind of guy that brings flowers for no reason (and on occasion jewelry). Yes ladies, we like that kind of man! So glad he's mine :) Date night is big at our house. I would love to share some ideas with you. With four kids, date night is a big deal!!
So what do we do? What will I blog about? Well, we are just coming off school vacations. During which, we tried:
Indoor Rock Climbing...
and Cupcake Baking.
Here are the cupcakes. I call them the grown-up cupcakes....They are a chocolate Guinness stout cupcake (one of the best chocolate cakes this girl has tasted), with a irish whiskey, chocolate ganache center and a Bailey's buttercream frosting. I found the recipe for them here in case you are interested. They were a little time consuming but very much worth the effort! Everyone raved about them, and I don't think anyone ate just one!
So hopefully that gives you a little idea as to who I am, who WE are and what you might find here. I have no idea where this road will take us, but I'm pretty sure it will be interesting along the way; at least for me! If nothing else, I will have a great place for my family to look to, to see what our story looks like when told this way. Not to sound cliche, but to this, plain vanilla mom, that alone is "priceless".
So any-who....thanks for stopping by! If you have a minute say hi! I'd love to hear from you and get to know you too. It was nice to meet you :) See you soon....