Wednesday, September 26, 2012

wedding dress.

I love this picture. I came across it recently while going through our photos. I had forgotten about it. It was a day this past summer when I let Hazel wear my wedding dress. I think it kind of made her day, maybe even her week. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012


I purchased this fabric, Oh, probably about two years ago. I intended to do something with it, but didn't. So this year, for Saint Patrick's day (I figured there was a little bit of green on the fabric), I decided to sew some simple little skirts for the girls. The girls were excited; getting involved in the measuring and design of the skirts was a new/fun thing for them! Hazel asked for a pocket, Jade wanted it plain. The had fun twirling in the backyard and being their new skirts!


Wednesday, April 11, 2012


A new thing that our family is beginning to do, is make our own butter. We buy our milk and eggs at a local farm and after a conversation with the farmer...I ordered some cream from him...and tried my hand at making butter! It came out wonderfully! I have since ordered more cream and have made 1lb of butter (which I measured into 1/2 cup molds and are in the freezer) and plan to make more, soon!! It really is so easy! 

We had our first taste of our butter at breakfast with toast from freshly made bread, and everyone was pleased!! So hooray for butter!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012


I haven't posted anything in a terribly long time. Life has been interesting lately. It has been sad at times, crazy at times, good news, bad news....but there has been food. So that is good!

We usually set up our meals ahead of time (on a good week, on a bad week...we wing it) and it always end up to be quite multicultural. We can have Mexican one night, Thai another, or even GREEK (my favorite). So one night we did just that...we had GREEK!! So I'd thought I'd share an amazing recipe for pitas, one that I used that night. I've tried pitas in the past, and while they were good...they weren't fantastic. I think the last pita recipe I used was wheat based, and since I live with a Chef who isn't exactly wheat friendly...I used good old unbleached, unbromated, white wheat. We at them with a lemon roasted chicken, potatoes, hummus, and a Greek salad. A Greek Feast, as we call it! Here is the recipe (I love everything that comes out of this website!!!)....
(This is lunch, the day after the Greek Feast. The girls and I had turkey & cheese pitas. Made in like 30 seconds, and quite yummy)

If you are having a Greek Feast in your near future, I suggest it!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Jade Anise

I mean...really...could you be any CUTER girl?
Mommy <3

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Hazel Rei is heading out to her first girl scout meeting as a daisy!!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I learned to look at the sky and pray...


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