September 03, 2013

God's Grace

30 Weeks

August 21, 2013

My Pregnancy Sandwich

I seriously could eat this yummy little sandwich delight EVERY DAY!!!! 

It's so simple and cures my daily sweet tooth. 

Just serve it up with a huge glass of organic whole milk!!!! 

Now my mouth is watering......

Ezekiel cinnamon raisin bread, sliced banana, peanut butter (or almond butter) and honey!!!! 

August 05, 2013

Not Just Yet

So I have gone back and forth for the past few months on giving up my sweet little blog. It's become more of a chore than a source of delight for me. But I am just not ready to give up, so I have decided to do a least one blog post a month to keep things going. If the inspiration hits me I might come back full force.

Lots have been happening in our house since I have been absent from my blog. We are expecting another bundle of joy the first week in November. A little brother for Michael, 2 lovely boys 22 months apart. We are thrilled, nervous, excited and overwhelmed all at the same time.

So with a new baby coming in 3 months that means I get to decorate a new room!!!! We have cleared out the guest bedroom and will start adding bits a pieces to it in the coming months to turn it into a nursery or big boy room for Michael. 

Here is the inspiration for the room. An old antique rusty metal bed frame that was my husbands bed when he was a boy. The frame is being sandblasted and refinished a nice bronze color as we speak. Tonight I start painting an old dresser and more cleaning. 

April 20, 2013

Seersuckers & Easter

I had bought Michael this little seersucker suit at Target a few months back and hoped it would fit him around Easter time. The jacket was still a little big but we wore it anyway!!! My brother in law took some great pictures as the kids ran around flying kites, hunting eggs, playing, and enjoying the beautiful day. 

February 14, 2013

Happy Heart Day!!!

I sent Michael to his new little school this morning with these Valentine treats for his classmates!!! They are to young to have candy so I thought these little goldfish packs would be a big hit with the kids. 

Hope you all have a wonderfully romantic day!!! Happy Valentine. 

December 22, 2012

Glory to God

Merry Christmas!!!

Luke Chapter 2:  The Birth of Jesus

14-20: "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests."When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

This has been one of my favorite bible quotes this year. I, like Mary, have been treasuring and pondering in my heart all the wonderful moments with our sweet little Michael. We feel so blessed and so thankful to have him in our lives.

We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and many moments of peace and joy with your families!!!!

December 20, 2012


I am so totally in love with this fun game room / living area. I need that ping pong table!!! It's painted in Pratt & Lambert's Seed Pearl & April Mist and the base is Golden Green. The colors are amazing and I am defiantly saving this picture for my dream home. 

You can check out the entire project feature on Urban Grace Interiors blog. 

December 10, 2012

Not the Card

 I took hundreds of pictures this weekend with Michael trying to get a cute Christmas Card and his 11 month picture done. I put 2 different cards together and let my husband decided on the winner.

This one was the reject but I thought it was just way to cute to go unseen, the winner of the "2012 Our Very First Christmas Card" will be posted later!!!

I also realized that I have ZERO pictures of my kid and I together. I am always the one behind the camera and really enjoy that spot. I let my sister take a few pics of us and she capture some really cute moments. I didn't want Michael to look back on pictures of his childhood and think "Mom was never there".......

December 04, 2012

Chicken Perfection

Well I am still here and still alive. With a busy life and a busy little boy I find little time or inspiration left for my blog. I am not giving up just taking a break for a while.

The buzz around our house is food. We are trying to cut out all the processed food, and cooking whole natural (organic when we can) food. It's been amazing, we feel better, started losing a little weight, and I love that our 11 month old sits down and eats dinner with us as a family. The major problem is having enough time when I get off work to cook a delicious homemade meal each night. So I am learning short cuts and having fun with it!!!

I had to share my all time favorite recipe thus far, its quick easy and delicious......

Crock Pot Chicken Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chicken
  • 1/2 lemon
  1. Put all the dried spices in a bowl and mix. Loosely chop the onion and place it in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Remove any giblets from the chicken and then rub the spice mixture all over, inside the cavity and under the skin covering the breasts. Put 1/2 lemon in the cavity of the chicken.
  3. Put prepared chicken on top of the onions in the slow cooker, cover it, and turn it on to high. 
  4. Cook for 4 – 5 hours or until the chicken is falling off the bone. 

What started this real food kick?? I stumbled upon this fantastic blog "100 days of real food", fell in love with the food at our local farmers market, signed up for clean eating meal plan called Emeals, and read this amazing book "French Kids Eat Everything". 

September 29, 2012

Bits & Pieces

Our living room rug has finally arrived after a 2 month wait. It's wonderful, perfect, and exactly what I was hoping it would be!!!!

And we got started on this project - getting our new fence stained...............

And finally I bought some drop cloth fabric at Home Depot for $18 and almost complete the table cloth for the desk. It's looking good but more work than I had anticipated. I have all the pieces measured and hemmed now I just have to put it all together and figure out the buttons. 
Lots of stuff going on around our house this week!!!

September 09, 2012

8 Months

I now have my 2 bottom teeth

Weight is 16 lbs 3 oz

Height 27 1/4 inches

Love eating my fruits and veggies

Crawling around everywhere

Peek-a-boo is the coolest game ever

Bath Time......

August 23, 2012

My Next Project

Before I had a child I could finish off projects in a matter of days. Now my days are filled with playing and learning and growing!!! It takes weeks for me to get the courage to start a project and months for me actually finish it. With that said I have a new idea and a new project that I want to get started on this weekend.

The problem: the cat liter.

The solution: sewing a table cloth to hide it under the desk.

I saw this beautiful table cloth on with a beveled glass top and I fell in love. So I am going to attempt to sew my own table cloth to look exactly like this one to hide the yucky cat liter.

I am off to the discount fabric store and get a few samples!!! Or maybe off to Home Depot to check out the drop cloth material.....ummm that might really work well for the budget. And I am hoping that the glass shop can cut a table top for me on the cheap.

Finger crossed I can get this done before my son realizes that cat liter would be a fun mess to play in!!!