Toulouse and Tonic http://www.toulouseandtonic.com Making my kids hate me one post at a time. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:14:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.7 How To Make a Mardi Gras Centerpiece http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/how-to-make-a-mardi-gras-centerpiece/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/how-to-make-a-mardi-gras-centerpiece/#respond Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:54:36 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7877 Making a stunning Mardi Gras centerpiece can be easier than you think with little expense and just a few simple steps. My 4-year-old son was born in the middle of Mardi Gras so every year, he wants a Mardi Gras-themed party. This year, since he was turning 4, we gave him a real shindig, complete […]

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Honest Wine Labels for Moms – Valentine’s Edition http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/honest-wine-labels-for-moms-valentines-edition/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/honest-wine-labels-for-moms-valentines-edition/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:42:48 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7806 Buy Valentine Honest Wine Labels for Moms  (as well as my everyday honest wine labels and other holiday versions) on etsy now! Let’s be honest, moms. We love drinking wine. We neeeed our wine. And if there’s any time of year we deserve our wine, it’s Valentine’s Day. We’re buying and preparing 73 Valentines and an equal number of cupcakes for […]

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It’s a Mardi Gras Miracle! http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/its-a-mardi-gras-miracle/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/its-a-mardi-gras-miracle/#respond Mon, 25 Jan 2016 22:16:34 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7832 It’s officially Mardi Gras time here in Mobile, Alabama (we were first New Orleans, deal with it) and boy, does my family gets excited about Mardi Gras. I had a cold this weekend and decided to stay home (I have been attending these parades my whole life so if I miss one or two, it […]

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How Do You Backstep From Hussy? http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/how-do-you-backstep-from-hussy/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/how-do-you-backstep-from-hussy/#respond Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:27:56 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7815 I know that sounds like a new dance but it’s not. At least, not yet. Today, the little girl that broke my son’s heart decided after a couple of months that she wants to be his girlfriend again. He is ecstatic. Like soul-singing happy. It’s strange because he talked about his broken heart for a couple […]

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How To Test Your Marriage http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/how-to-test-your-marriage/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/how-to-test-your-marriage/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 12:00:05 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7788 Everyone who’s been around here for a while knows I like to play tricks on my husband. One of my very favorite is The Spaghetti Squash Test aka the “How To Torture Your Obsessive Compulsive Husband test.” I consider these “tricks” little tests that measure the strength of our marriage. Shut your trap, some of us […]

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10 Practical Things to Teach Your Kids Before They’re Out On Their Own http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/10-practical-things-to-teach-your-kids-before-theyre-out-on-their-own/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/10-practical-things-to-teach-your-kids-before-theyre-out-on-their-own/#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:00:25 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7676 Mike is feeling prolific these days after a long dry spell. Did I mention that he’s raised 3 awesome kids to adult status? Despite his curmudgeonly habits, he’s actually a pretty awesome dad (plus he has the benefit of a really kickass wife) so today, he offers you 10 practical things to teach your kids […]

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Flat Dog Therapy http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/flat-dog-therapy/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/flat-dog-therapy/#respond Tue, 12 Jan 2016 23:57:20 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7751 Now that we have an 8 year old in the house, we have a new (time-saving) policy that involves him reading a book to the 4 year old at bedtime. He gets his school reading done for the day, Meyer gets a book read to him and either mom or dad get to snuggle in the bed […]

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Top 10 Posts of 2015 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/top-10-posts-of-2015/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/top-10-posts-of-2015/#respond Thu, 31 Dec 2015 02:21:40 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7741 2016 is upon us. 2015 was, well, challenging. I had many goals, most of which I didn’t achieve. But I did achieve some things I hadn’t planned – so yay for accidental successes, I guess. I usually let my hair grow long in the winter and instead, this Fall I got a great new short […]

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Funniest Holiday Blogs on the Internet http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/funniest-holiday-blogs-on-the-internet/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/funniest-holiday-blogs-on-the-internet/#respond Wed, 23 Dec 2015 11:28:57 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7691 It’s time for the HOLIDAY EDITION of The Funniest Blogs on the Internet and these are some of my favorite Christmas (and assorted other holiday-oriented) posts I’ve come across recently. Only the best for you. Happy ChristmaKwanzaHanukkah! Honest Wine Labels for Moms – Holiday Edition – You’ve seen my Honest Wine Labels for Moms (and if you haven’t […]

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See Daddy’s Home In Theaters Christmas Day! http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/see-daddys-home-in-theaters-christmas-day/ http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/see-daddys-home-in-theaters-christmas-day/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:14:12 +0000 http://www.toulouseandtonic.com/?p=7645 This post is sponsored by a seasonal stream of holiday dysfunction, as well as SocialMoms and the movie Daddy’s Home. But first, the holiday dysfunction. Around our house, we have our own particular brand of holiday dysfunction because I’m Christian and my husband is Jewish. We observe a kind of blended holiday we call Chrismukkah. This holiday […]

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