Posts By Hesperleigh

HesperleighHello! This is Hesper (yes, that's my real name, it's Greek and means first evening star... you were wondering, right?!). I am a 27-year-old mother of a strong-willed but hilarious toddler, "step-monster" to a couple of teen/pre-teen dudes, and "trophy wife" of an adoring hubby. Presently I live in sunny Florida, but I'm longing for the mountains, the wind in my hair, the crisp air, the sounds of the babbling creek, oh wait a minute, that's me babbling, soooo, back to the present... My day jobs are as a full-time administrative assistant, doting mama and part-time novice crafter, though not necessarily in that order. My motivation is anything chocolate. Seriously, I can't go a day without it. My inspiration is life and the joy of being a mama, including the good times and even the trying times! I hope we can become fast friends and share some exceptional, or at least entertaining, moments along the way.

Pinned It & Did It! Holla!

Is there anything more satisfying than completing a project you’ve pinned on Pinterest? It is not unlike checking things off a lengthy to do list. It feels good, folks. Damn good. Inspiration: KAPOW! Pin It The best thing about embroidery is the fact that you hardly ever have to buy supplies.
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They Say the Darndest Things

I keep meaning to write posts about the funny things Haeden says. Two is hard. I mean, really hard. But it’s also really freaking funny. That little silver lining coupled with his cuddles, kisses, and overall adorableness are what keep me from selling him on the black market these days. Anyway, since I never seem…
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Chocolate Pretzels Recipe: He NEEDS It, You Guys

I made the easiest little snack (twice) this weekend and figured I would share. The munchkin and I had dinner at my mom’s house Saturday night. Since I had to stop at the market on the way over, I decided to pick up the ingredients needed for this tasty little treat. Pretzels and Hershey’s Kisses…
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Pumpkin Patch

Since becoming a mom, my favorite part of fall has been our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. We’ve been going to the same one for the past three years now (and I think before that even). These trips have produced some of my favorite shots of Haeden, too. The past two years, he has…
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Pants Rant

Like most girls, I love to shop – for myself, for friends and family, and especially for Haeden, of course. Lately, I’ve been searching for a good pair of jeans. I guess the closer I get to thirty, the less comfortable I am with the oh-so-low-rise jeans of my past. You know… The ones that force…
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Mmmm Cookies!

We’re having a quarterly birthday luncheon today at work. I’ve known about it for weeks, but as usual, I waited until yesterday to decide what I was going to bring. Enter Pinterest. If you’re already a member, then you know it’s like crack. If you’re not – be warned. And if you need an invite,…
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Tots & Teens

Of all the advice I got when I was pregnant, or even while Haeden was just a wee babe, nobody ever told me that he would turn into a teenage hellion at the age of two. Everybody knows about the “terrible two’s,” sure. But when I heard that, I always envisioned tantrums – flailing arms,…
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Ride ’em Cowboy!

We came across an old mechanical horse the other day when we stopped for some delicious dinner at Larry’s Giant Subs. The old fella had seen better days and was a bit of a clunker, but I knew there was no way we were getting by that thing without letting Haeden have a ride. Not…
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Grandpa Chic

I like to think that I dress Haeden with a bit of style. You know how it is when you become a Mom – your wardrobe often goes to hell, but your kid? Well, they have got it going on. Haeden’s clothing is not expensive by any means. In fact, most of it comes from Target…
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Slackers and Slides

I’ve been going through a bit of a rough spot with regards to my migraines and just trying to deal with being in pain on pretty much a daily basis. The good news is that, in less than a month, I will be starting acupuncture again. I did this very briefly right before I got…
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