how to: domestic bliss

Here you will find a trusty tutorial on how to build beautiful family memories, painting you as better than Martha Stewart on her best day.

#1. Go to Target for the second time this week. Just because you can.
And come on, that Liberty of London line!
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#2. Run through the grocery section for no reason in particular except that
you're hungry and it sounds fun.
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#3. When you son picks up a chocolate-chip-muffin-mix-in-a-bag, giggle nervously because there are other women around and you don't want to seem like you're the kind of lady who buys muffin-mix-in-a-bag just because your three year old asks for it.
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#4. Say something sort of silly like,
"oh honey! You know if we're going to
make chocolate chip muffins, we'll do it from scratch!"
If you need help faking this statement, imagine yourself in an apron or something.
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#5. When you get to the checkout counter and realize the muffin in a bag is still in your cart, just go ahead and buy it. You're sweaty and tired and the baby needs some juice.
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#6. This step gets a little dicey. When your sweet chocolate-chip-cookie-muffin-obsessed three year old begins to refer to what you're baking as "cookies from scratch" because he's confused about your conflicting store statement, capitalize on his confusion. Don't lie to him, OF COURSE NOT. But you know - if you try and explain the difference between baking from scratch and premixed baking and he just can't understand it, what can you do?
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#7. Present delicious muffins to sweet son in all your domestic glory.
When he declares to the whole world for two days straight that you made chocolate chip cookie muffins from scratch, feel slightly guilty. And then blog about it.

4 comments:

  1. just PLAIN CUTE. and humble! love you mama! jill.

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  2. Brilliant...and great pics!

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  3. E is so big! He looks like such a little man.

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