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the fruits of my slacking

I felt very much like I worked non-stop this week, and yet all I have to show for it is the mind-blowing, life-altering awesomeness listed below!

No, really, I was a writing slacker. Luckily, other people wrote amazing stuff, so the Interweb didn't suffer too much in my relative absence.

I did manage to write a quick list of the top 10 ways a mom spends 30 minutes (but wishes she didn't).

On CraftFail, we saw some oatmeal pancakes that looked oddly like salsa, and a fruity fish centerpiece (Best Facebook Comment award goes to Ashley, who said it looked like "an angry pickle with teeth," which is incredibly and hilariously true).

Finally, I wrote a ridiculous tutorial on making customized icing lettering for birthday cakes - and of course the comments are waaayyyyyy more informative than the actual post (big surprise!).

Aaaaand... that's it. I'd probably be more productive if I weren't so busy scouring Pinterest for important stuff like this:

Or stuff to buy for my mom:

Or stuff to post on Facebook:

Hollow Tree Ventures
I've been over on Pinterest avoiding work, but I took a break because you needed to see this.

But, like I said, a whole lotta awesomeness came from elsewhere on the web.

Like this funny list from Raising Wild Things, confessing 25 ways she's like a preschooler.

Or there's this, quite possibly my new favorite thing, the first in a series of Gay Vs Straight posts featuring the painfully hetero Nicole Leigh Shaw of Ninja Mom and the undeniably fabulous lesbian Deborah of Peaches and Coconuts, in which they answer questions under false names, make you laugh, and then you have to admit that based on their answers you can't tell which one smooches a lady-spouse and which one smooches a spouse of the traditional variety. If you don't laugh out loud at the haiku they wrote about their first periods, then I just don't know who you are anymore.

Hmm, but I'd better wipe that smile off my face, as Paige Kellerman reminds me of the 10 "easy" steps of potty training I have ahead of me in the not-too-distant future. <<sobs>>

I just know you'd hate to miss a moment of this nonsense, so if you haven't already, visit my subscription page so you don't miss a thing! Or apparently now you can follow on BlogLovin' too, which is what all the cool kids seem to be up to these days. As always, I'll love you forever.

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Happy weekending!

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Karen said...

Absolutely love the Mother/Daughter mug...the only thing that would make that even better is having your picture on the bottom inside so that when she finished her coffee or tea, she'd be reminded of her "favorite" face. Love the weekly wrap-ups.

RobynHTV said...

That's pure genius - I think I'll decoupage my face into all my mom's glassware! What's that extra flavor? It's love. And some glue.

So glad you like the wrap-ups. Really, I mean it - thanks for saying so. ;)

LA Botchar said...

Quest to find the perfect mother's day gift continues: I am an only child.
but I am sure there's a pin for that somewhere.

RobynHTV said...

Dang! You're right, though, Pinterest does have everything - though I still say you should go with the mug. Technically you *are* the favorite. ;)

TNMom said...

GAH, I might have to get on Pintrest just to look at your crap...NOPE, just went and looked, it's blocked at work so there's no way. Good thing most people post the good stuff on facebook.
I love all of it Robyn! I'm trying those pancakes!
Slack on baby! <3 Devan

TheSocialButterflyMom said...

Thanks for all of those awesome links! I successfully just piddled away two hours of my morning.

RobynHTV said...

Arggghh, pin-blocked by The Man. I always knew The Man was a jerk. ;)

Make sure to screw those pancakes up, and then send me pics!!!

RobynHTV said...

Awesome! If I can't help people waste a bunch of time, I need to reevaluate my purpose here on Earth.

BadParentingMoments said...

THE MUG! THE EMMER-EFFIN' MUG. That is all. I'm sorry, I have to go buy 100 of those mugs.

RobynHTV said...

Get yourself at least one from each of the kids: one for coffee, one for red wine, one for white wine, and a spare (for more wine). Ain't nothin' classy like mug wine classy!

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