Throw Blankets from a Bedspread!

For the last month or so, my main priority for decorating the living room has been to find throw blankets and pillows that I like that will go with my new color scheme/look for the room. I haven’t had a lot of luck. I’ve found LOTS of pillows online that I love/want but they’re mostly

Week 29 – Letter to Baby

Once again, allergies have hit me HARD this week and it’s hard to feel photogenic and smiley when you can hardly breathe!!! This took a LOT of makeup to cover up my under-eye circles from hardly getting any sleep and red nose from all the congestion & nose-blowing. ha. I think I managed to look

Week 28 – starting the Final Stretch!

I just finished my “baby note” but have to run to the post office and then to work, so I’m not writing much here… like the way this one turned out though! I might have to edit it a tiny bit later, because the d in “and” is almost touching my nose which bugs me

Week 27 – Crazy Pregnancy Dreams

Seems like not much happened with the pregnancy this week, but when I looked back to write my note, I realized the baby is getting bigger, more active, and more intrusive. haha. I’ve been having to get out of bed to pee, which I don’t appreciate, and sometimes she pushes so hard into my ribs

Snip and wash. And my Velvet Dog

Our dog gets really puffy … well, maybe not puffy, but kind of… shaggy. And thick-furred. And if it’s warm out, she gets HOT. And then little bits of dirt get trapped in her fur. So eventually… We bust out the clippers and give her an all-over haircut. Nothing fancy.. No fading or different lengths

How Does My Garden Grow?

Last year, I promised I’d be better about updating y’all on my garden. And so far, so good! My iPhone definitely helps – I can snap photos on it, edit them using my new favorite app, TiltShiftGen, and upload them with the (not so smooth, sometimes buggy) WordPress app. Then I just come over to

Week 26 – and Happy Easter!

We did our pictures today after coming home from a friend’s Easter dinner party, which was very nice. I love just getting together with friends and relaxing with some good food and great conversation. After writing this note, my husband and I settled onto the couch for a little bit of “Heroes” via Netflix instant.

25 Weeks and Counting…

I just gotta say, it’s hard to take decent photos when you’re congested and sniffly and your eyes are watering and you’re sneezing and… Yeah, when you’ve obviously spent a lovely chunk of time outside in the gorgeous weather over the weekend, and “caught” allergy symptoms out there. Stinking pollen! Also? I win the prize

Little Green Friends – and How NOT to Grow Broccoli and Cauliflower

The plants are all doing pretty well. They look bright green and very happy – they get hours and hours of sunshine every day. The biggest tomato plant has a few yellow flowers on it, and everything else looks perky. These little guys poking up are the first of the basil. Grow, little green friends!

The Melon

I went grocery shopping on Tuesday and bought a great-looking ripe, heavy (so theoretically juicy) cantaloupe. Wednesday I cut it in half and ate half of it. Thursday I cut up the other half and put it in my lunchbox to take to work with me. Me to husband, “I’m sorry I ate the whole

Broccolini and my New! Pan!

This week in our CSA basket, we got a couple bunches of adorable broccolini. Sometimes it’s called “baby broccoli” but it’s really not. It’s a cross between broccoli and kai-lan, which is Chinese broccoli (so says Wikipedia). It’s very delicate and not something you want to overcook, so light steaming or sauteing/stir-frying it are good

24 Weeks Pregnant

I can’t believe there’s only 16ish weeks left. Less than 4 months. Time’s a-ticking! This coming Friday I have an appointment at the hospital, and then that evening we’re having our first Bradley childbirth class with a local instructor. Still haven’t scheduled a massage though! Everything is going smoothly.

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