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19 Jan

I have a deep dark secret.

My house is infested.

That’s right, I said it, it is infested. I can’t walk, think, breathe, or cook without seeing one of them. I step on them constantly. They fly at my ankles when I’m getting ready for work in the morning. I know, I know, this is a problem.

In the German language they are called “zug”. In English we call them “trains”.

Yeah, I have a train infestation. I watch that show Infested on Animal Planet and clean my house every Friday evening, and I see these infestations of raccoons, spiders, ants, and I can tell you that our infestation is eerily similar. The trains are everywhere, they hide in my bed while and I swear they bite me while I sleep, as well as scurrying around baseboards and fleeing the scene when the lights are turned on in a room (I think that might be the fact they are still moving across the hardwood when I walk into them, followed by turning on the light, but I can’t be sure). It is terrifying. One of these days I’m going to find one in my plate of spaghetti and just give up the fight. I put them away every night, I clean up their little homes of tracks and stations before I turn in for the night. I swear, I am doing everything short of hiring an exterminator.

I guess it’s part of the magic of having a Little boy. Our whole lives are dictated by the choochoo. Kirby loves his choochoos, it is ridiculously cute.

Well, that’s all I really have to say for the night, as last night I had my wisdom teeth taken out and I am still recovering, and trying to run a household, and let me just tell you, with two extra holes in my head for the time being, our house is not running very smoothly. Kirby seems to have found a bag of gummy bears.

An update as I try to get things in order around my own home

3 Jul

It’s a long slow road for me to find time to sit here and peddle out the words that are an accurate description of my day to day life. In the past couple of weeks we have been dealing with closing on our house, throwing a 32nd birthday party for Harold, and going to a million family events as summer gets into full swing.

There is an add for something call “flirty girl fitness” on my television, and it says you may lose up to three inches in 2 weeks. It sounds great, but the whole concept is that you dance provocatively in front of your TV and it makes you burn calories. I would be too embarrassed to dance like that in my own home, mostly because I have windows and I think that if you saw me doing that you would want to run and dunk your face with your eyes wide open into the large body of salt water only 20 yards away from my door.

Harold’s birthday party went off wonderfully, with BBQ chicken, a potato bar, fruit, salads, and sweet tea all at everyone’s finger tips. We finished it off with red velvet cake that had “Harold” and “Sean” in chocolate written on top. It was a great experience that had everyone enjoying themselves and not stealing all my valuables after I crawled into bed and a slightly drunk Harold was left in charge. What can I say, I trust my husband!

Kirby is not only crawling everywhere, but he is pulling up on things as well and having a great time. He lowers himself oh so gently to the ground and a KATHUMP is heard round the house as his big ol’ booty crashes the last three inches to the floor. Daphne is enjoying her time in the sun, drinking sweet tea (we really love our sweet tea) and sticking her toes in the sand. Summer is a great time for everyone and I am so thankful that the sun is peaking itself out earlier then usual in our part of the county.

I hope everyone has a safe Independence Day and spends some quality time with loved ones.


I don’t have to share any of my potato chips because it’s nap time and now I have to go do the dishes,



In the begining…. I obviously never thought I’d be so short on time as I really am.

5 Jun

Hello blogosphere!

This is Too Busy for Cupcakes! A blog for real moms, who have real lives, and dream of fitting in DIY projects, blow drying their own hair to perfection, cooking delicious meals for their family and friends, baking yummy cupcakes to have around the house, and taking amazing family photos with their cameras in between shuffling the kids to school, and making their house not look like a pig sty.  Thankfully, since this is a blog for real moms, that stuff is few are far between but that doesn’t mean we don’t love and cherish the lives we have made for ourselves.

I have two children, Daphne (4) and Kirby (9 months), and a glorious husband named Harold. We are your typical young family. We enjoy thrifting, cherish our sleep, love dreaming of new fancy cars and motorcycles, love camping, and any street festival. We also each work. I am a barista in the mornings before the children get up, and Harold works his fanny off doing landscaping and working at a grocery store. Thankfully, we are buying our first home right now and will soon be home owners! It is a very exciting time in our lives, and we try to love every minute of it.

If you are a mom who loves their family, but is realistic about what your life is, then this blog is for you. I will talk about my kids, my husband, my job, and the fact that we live on an island with no chain stores other then our grocery store and a Subway. I’ll post about my aspiring decoration dreams, and how we took the kids to the beach and Kirby ate a bunch of sand. How Daphne is terrified of spiders and loves to help me cook. I’ll write about all that and more. Just put up with me for a little bit to get hooked, please!


a mom who somehow got enough time to write all this,