The Lipstick Thief and The Hobnob Fairy

The girl thinks she is sly.

Thinks I’m blind.

Thinks I’m deaf.

Every single day, she is sneaking into something.

Lipstick is always a favorite… as are the off-limits permanent markers.

Oh, and my ink stamps.  She loves those.

Anything with color is believed to be rightfully hers, despite my contrary opinions.

So, she tip-toes into rooms (and by tip-toes I mean “clomps and stomps like a two-ton elephant on creaky wooden floors) and creeps into drawers (and by creeps I mean “talks to herself while whirling open doors and drawers and then slamming them shut), wholeheartedly believing Mommy is oblivious to her transgressions.

Then she parades out to the living room as if nothing happened… despite the fact I see my new lip-gloss smeared all over her lips and teeth.

And despite the fact she smells like Sporty Old Spice.

Yeah, Daddy’s deodorant is fun too.

(so it seems)

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The Hobnob Fairy, sponsored by Appliances Online, is another sneaky one, but — unlike the Little Lady– this kind of sneakiness is fun for everyone else!

After seeing a comment I had left on Kim’s blog (Shop with Me Mama), the Hobnob Fairy (are fairies always girls?  I’m not that knowledgeable on Hobnob Fairy Lore) stopped by my blog yesterday, drooling over my Pumpkin Bread with Eggnog Cream Cheese Filling and chuckling over my recent Horribly-Mortifying-I-Might-Never-Get-Over-It trip to the store.

Whether this fairy was impressed by my baking skills or so saddened by my pajamas, I’m not sure … either way, the Hobnob Fairy gifted me with a very surprising but very welcomed Amazon gift-card!  And …. s/he (I really need to learn the gender of this fairy) wants to gift one of YOU with an Amazon gift-card too . . . just as a way to spread Holiday cheer.

If you want a visit and a present from the Hobnob Fairy, a comment on this post is all that’s required. The Hobnob Fairy will browse through the comments and then pick someone to visit!  Have fun!!!!!!!!

Disclosure: I was gifted an Amazon card from the Appliances Online Hobnob Fairy.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own.  I am not conducting a giveaway for the Hobnob Fairy… s/he will be picking and contacting anyone chosen to receive an Amazon giftcard.


  1. says

    Haha! I love this story! Reminds me of when my now-teen daughter was young, as well as our cats now. Always getting into things, no matter what!

  2. says

    My daughter loves makeup already and always asks to put it on. Blush is her favorite and of course she puts it on and looks like a clown

  3. says

    With a face like that she has to be innocent. I think perhaps you should keep looking for the lipstick thief this one seems to be just thinking really hard on what she really wants for Christmas.

  4. says

    I was like that when I was little. :) If I had a girl instead of a son, I have no doubt she’d be the same way. Congrats on getting a visit from the Hobnob Fairy (male or female)! I’d so love for the Hobnob Fairy to pay me a visit! It would make my day/week/month, heck…. year! :)

  5. says

    How cute! My 2 year old DD LOVES getting into my make up as well. Her favorite thing to do seems to be taking mascara and applying it not only to her eyelashes but her eyelids and lips as well. Oh fun! 😉

  6. says

    Bryson LOVES “chaplick” known to the rest of as Chapstick. Hubs and I were just talking the other night and we are going to fill his stocking with flavored Lip Smackers. He’ll be in chaplick heaven.

    She is too cute!

  7. says

    Lol…reminds me of our 2 girls! They also used to sneak into brownie and cake batter only to turn around when confronted, faces smeared with chocolate, and deny everything ;-D The hardest things was trying not to laugh. Sure wish I would have thought to take a picture at the time. They grow up sooooo quickly! Enjoy every precious moment.

  8. says

    The hobnob fairy sounds fun, and who couldn’t use a gift card. Little Lady looks really grown up in these pictures. Must be the lipgloss.

  9. Hillary says

    I enjoy reading your about your childrens antics it brings a refreshing smile to my sometimes caotic day!( Sorry I benefit frim your childs mischeif!) Thank you for being you and not holding back!

  10. says

    Both my girls LOVE chapstick (I don’t wear lipstick) and it’s hilarious to see them try and put it on.

    P.S. I am hoping one of these days she or he will visit me too 😉

    • Rachel says

      I would LOVE another snow storm… especially since we’re flying this year and I won’t have to drive in it!

  11. Lara says

    Hobnob makes me think boy fairy but to be safe we will say it!? It is a very generous fairy and that would be awesome to help with baby supplies for a 5 month old who already is wearing 9 months… Boy is growing too fast!! Thanks for sharing your life and kid’s adventures with us. Love reading your blog!

    • Rachel says

      GROWING boy! It’s it crazy how quickly they go through sizes? I’ve had to pull out all of my 3-6 month stuff for Barney K. He isn’t heavy but he’s so stinkin’ long!

      And, thanks for the comment … I REALLY appreciate hearing that!

  12. Shannon says

    I have always enjoyed reading about you, your hubby and kids, you are able to bring a smile to my face with your very thruthful humor. I even share your blog with my husband and we sit back and crack up knowing that we are going through similar things with our 3 kiddos. You are a wonderful writer Rachel! Thank you for giving me something to look forward to everyday =)