Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Life Right Now

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Watching This Ted Talks lecture
Trying to get my girl to wear hair clips/headbands
Learning about essential oils and natural living
Swooning over these defuser necklaces
Making baby blankets!!
Re-reading Green Mama
Planning meals for the next month
Looking more closely at the ingredients in products we use everyday
Shopping on, and becoming quickly obsessed (look out Mr. Husband!)
Working on taking more pictures, again
Remembering how to edit using Photobucket
Baking "Last Day of School" cupcakes!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

I'm Back!

Oh Brad!

So umm... yah... that happened...
Good golly, it has been a long time!
I hang my head in shame and apology. Over an entire year of silence!
While I make no promises for the regularity of upcoming posts I do have hopes and dreams of once again posting more routinely.

I had debated doing up a GIANT post filled with exciting updates, juicy info and cute pictures from the past 16 months but decided that would just be... too much... so! a quick update has been decided upon.

We were able to finally sell our house and move to our new location last summer. The boys have done so well adjusting to our new surroundings and have been involved in so many community activities. Ms. Charlotte had her first birthday and has grown so much in personality. That girl has us on our toes so much more then either of her brothers did and she is increasingly more vocal with her feelings on different situations. I fear the handful that little lady will become!
Our biggest news of all though is that we are expecting another little Pink Bean in roughly 7 weeks! This has by far been my hardest pregnancy and I'm not handling it with near the grace I have in the past. We have been puttering away finding a place for this new beauty in our 3 bedroom home and counting the days until we can meet her and start the healing process that will be involved from my third c-section. Once again my mister will be taking a huge chunk of time off to help me during my recovery and everyone adjust to the demands another little human will involve.

While it seems like so little has happened when boiled down to a few short paragraphs life has been a whirl wind of activity, but I am so excited to be back at documenting and photographing everything once again!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lazy Daisy Cake

My mom once told me she remembers my grandmother making this cake for her as a kid, that story has always stuck with me and I'm sure is the reason I find this cake so remarkably cozy.
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Although there seems to be a million steps to making this cake, it really is remarkably simple. Hot milk and oven work aside, my boys made this cake with almost no help from me.

Lazy Daisy Cake

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup sugar

Whisk the flour, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. Heat the milk, butter and vanilla together just until the butter melts, remove from heat but cover pot to keep the mixture warm.
In a large bowl beat the eggs and sugar together until thick, alternately add the flour and milk mixtures to the egg mixture beginning and ending with the flour (flour, milk, flour, milk, flour). Beat until everything is just combined. Pour the batter into a parchment lined 8 inch sqaure pan and bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out with only a few crumbs on it. Allow the cake to cool about 10 minutes while you prepare the icing...

Broiled Icing
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
3 tbsp butter, melted and cooled
3 tbsp evaporated milk
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut

Whisk together brown sugar, butter and evaporated milk, then stir in the coconut. Spread the mixture evenly over the warm cake. Place the cake back into the oven under the broiler (you can move the rack in the oven closer to the broiler if you like... I have a bad history with the broiler so I didn't...) and broil until the topping is bubbly and golden.

Let the cake cool slightly, cut into squares and enjoy!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Musical Monday: The Chickeneers

An interesting version of one of my current favorite songs...
Leave it to my mister to find this...

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

6 Months Old!

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Miss C turned 6 months old last week! So hard to believe how fast time seems to be going in her little life! Right now I'm estimating that she's about 15lbs. She's very dainty and petit just barely fitting into 6 month clothing... she has massive feet though... and lovely long fingers for her chubby little hand. She can sit up on her own and is loving rice cereal, she was an instant pro eating off a spoon. She gives very enthusiastic kisses, complete with a firm grip on either side of your face and all kinds of extra drool. She's still not much of a talker, she squeeks and squeels... sounds a bit like a monkey... and she says mama and dada. Dada she just babbles but my girl knows her mama (or she's at least made the connection that saying mama results in someone giving her attention)! She's become slightly picky with her song choices but "This little light of mine" is always a hit met with sweet little smiles. She has rolled over twice, but I have no illusions of her taking that hobby up, she's quite lazy when it comes to putting her on her belly and would really rather lie there then attempt to push up. Her room is finally ready and she'll be moving in at some point over the next few weeks... as soon as I can cope with her being too big for her Moses basket.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Musical Monday: Of Monsters and Men - Little Talks

I'm sure I've shared this one before but I do love it so! Seems I hear it every time I turn the radio on these days so thought I'd share it again!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Musical Monday: Lumineers - Hey Ho

Love this song!
Happy Monday my dear friend!