Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Latest Favorite Recipes: Part II (and tips for cooking with ginger root)

A few weeks ago, I shared some of my latest favorite recipes. I’m always trying new ones, so I figured I’d share a few that have been especially great.

First of all, two of these call for grated ginger root. Don’t use the dried stuff from your spice cupboard. Buy some of the whole root at the store (in the produce section) and put it in your freezer. Then remove it, don’t bother thawing it, and finely grate it as you need it (try and remove most of the brown covering first.)

Monday, July 29, 2013

DIY Reusable Labels


So. I’m nesting. A little bit. (It’s still early.)

And I’m on a bit of an organization and labeling craze.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Baking & Organizing

As we get closer to the arrival of child #3 (2 months to go!), we’ve made some changes to our boys’ sleeping arrangements. We put them both in one room. Things have been a little rough. For me. They don’t seem to mind being up til we go to bed or up at 5:45 am when my husband wakes up to run. But I mind it.

Anyway, I’ve had a few grumpy mornings. But what have I been doing? Cooking. Organizing. And today, I baked. I had pinned this recipe a few months ago. Before blueberries were in season. And then I never had time to make it. Until today.
blueberry lemon caek (1)

Monday, July 22, 2013

15-Minute Headband

15 minute headband title

Do you ever want a project you can just make really fast? Or maybe you need to make a quick gift for a friend. Today.

This is a project that is fast. Plus, it uses scraps.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hoodie Vest with Fire Truck Applique

fire truck vest (5.1)

I finally finished a sewing project! (It's been awhile.) I’ve been working on this Aztec Hoodie vest. I shared a few weeks ago that I’d been asked to test the hoodie pattern in size 2T for Kate over at See Kate Sew. So I'd already made one for our littlest (soon to be middle) child.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

“Easy Canvas Prints” Review & Giveaway

I was pretty excited when Easy Canvas Prints contacted me about doing a review and a giveaway on my blog. I think canvas photos are so neat—yet I’ve never bought one. Plus, my brother and his fiancée had just shared their {really beautiful oceanside} engagement pictures with us. I thought a canvas print would make a fun wedding gift.

easy canvas prints

Monday, July 8, 2013

Grilled Spinach Pizza

spinach pizza on grill

One thing that my husband and I like to make in the summer is grilled pizza. Unique? We think so. I posted about making basic pizza on the grill a few years ago here.

Giveaway Winner: Pink Blush Maternity

Just wanted to stop by today and pick a winner for the $25 gift certificate to Pink Blush Maternity for the giveaway.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Pink Blush Maternity Giveaway

This is my third pregnancy and at only 27 weeks along, I am already tired of my maternity clothing. I guess I’ve worn most of it for two other pregnancies already. However, I've recently discovered there’s a great website called Pink Blush Maternity that has a lot of trendy maternity styles

They sent me this dress to review. It is extremely comfortable!

pink blush maternity (3)