Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stroller Envy

I was watching an episode of "Bringing Home Baby" and they had this stroller and I had to find out what it is...The Stokke Explory, retailing at a cool $999. What is this world coming to?

In other news relative to my price point, LUVS are not so bad. They are comparable in every way to Pampers Baby Dry (which are not the greatest diapers, but they do a decent job). If your baby is OK with the Pampers Baby Dry, they will be OK with the LUVS.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Just saw the movie again...if your kids love the movie and hate veggies this would be a good way to get them to eat em!

3 cloves garlic, sliced
2 tsp dried basil
1 eggplant, sliced thin (use mandolin)
1 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
1 zucchini , sliced
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 large yellow onion, sliced into rings
2 cups sliced fresh baby portobello mushrooms
1 green bell pepper, sliced
2 large tomatoes, chopped
olive oil
s and p

Preheat oven to 350.
Over medium heat, saute garlic in 1 tbls. olive oil until just browned. Add eggplant slices and cook until soft.
Coat 1.5 qt. casserole dish with olive oil. Layer eggplant into bottom of pan. Sprinkle with dried basil and cheese (do not salt). Layer rest of vegetables in order, seasoning with salt and cheese in between each layer, ending with tomatoes and remaining cheese. Drizzle top with olive oil and bake for 45 minutes.

You may substitute a 15 oz. can of drained chopped tomatoes for fresh.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

reunited and it feels so good!

Mr. and Mrs. Pear

Kissin' Pears

Friday, October 24, 2008

Mr. Pear

My first amigurumi! His name is Mr. Pear. I am going make a Mrs. Pear and attach them to a wedding present. The couple's theme is "A perfect pair" - get it? hehe

Thursday, October 23, 2008

tuna for breakfast?

1 can chunk albacore in water
1 spoonful whole grain mustard
2-3 spoonfuls mayo
2 dashes lemon juice
black pepper to taste
2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
tomato slices (optional)
1 egg
olive oil

Mix tuna, mayo, mustard and lemon juice. Add pepper to taste. Spread on one piece of toast, add tomato if desired. Fry egg over easy in olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and lay carefully on tuna. Top with other slice of bread. Simple and delicious.

Monday, October 20, 2008

mary had a little...

I couldn't find a pattern for this anywhere, so I just made it up. Pretty cute, eh?

Friday, October 17, 2008

hyper baby

Sometimes Noelle gets so hyper she can barely contain herself!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baby cologne

Now, I find the idea of baby cologne for babies a little ridiculous. However, for mommy they are a yummy cheap alternative to perfume that won't irritate baby's nose when they're burrowing into your neck. You get what you pay for, but I poured my $2.99 bottle of johnson's into an old l'occitane bottle and voila! Instant pick-me-up for the dozens of times a day when you're feeling "not so fresh"...haha.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

crazy baby hat and mary janes...and soup

fatty feet in crazy flower shoes crazy baby hat and shoes

noelle in the daisy jumper

A sucessful recipe made from cupboard and freezer findings...

Chicken Corn Soup

6 chicken drumsticks
1 large carrot
1 large onion
4 cloves garlic
1 1" slice ginger
S and P
olive oil

1 can cream-style corn
1 can corn kernels
2 green onions

Season drumsticks with salt and pepper. Brown on both sides in a little olive oil in a medium casserole (I used my fabulous cast-iron chili pot). Add 1 large halved carrot, 1 large onion (quartered) and garlic cloves. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.

Remove chicken pieces, then strain stock to remove fat. Pour stock back in. Remove chicken meat from bones and discard skin. Chop chicken into bite size pieces and put into pot. Stir in corn and creamstyle corn. Chop carrots into bite size pieces and add. Add enough cold water to cover and season to taste with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Bring to a boil and boil for 3-5 minutes, just to heat through.
Just before serving, chop 2 green onions and stir into soup.

Takes a little work, but it's delicious!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

previous creations

Daisy Dress

I made this jumper to go with the bunny shoes my best friend mamabear made for me...and I thought it was a cute enough reason to start my own blog! haha!
We went to the doctor yesterday and Noelle's plagiocephaly is much improved! We have been using a Boppy product to elevate her head and decrease pressure on it. She is getting fatter, smiles all the time and has a new favorite toy. I recommend this teether to everyone!