Saturday, May 10, 2008

To all my favorite mothers..


I wish you all a beautiful and joyous day, with all the pampering and love you deserve! Take some time out for yourself, and hug your wonderful child/ren and just bask in the joy of motherhood!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Store stocking!

I added a couple of cute undie/jammies sets to my store- 4t/5
Hopefully next week I can branch out in sizes.
I'm also thinking of starting my own etsy store since my congo appears to be insanely huge. Who wants to scroll through all that?!?!?

Check out these gems though!



Monday, March 24, 2008


Ok, Easter weekend was hectic. I tried to play supermom I think.. it was crazy, but fun. Matt decided to take on the downstairs bathroom and paint it (which didn't go as smoothly as we hoped!), we dyed Easter Eggs, I made a fantabulous cake for dessert at my dad's Easter dinner, and Faith had her first hand sewing lesson! So.. our weekend in pictures!

ps: In the Easter day pics, I made Faiths dress, and Chris and Lukes bunny shirts. Strangely enough, James didn't want a bunny shirt. Guess 8 years old is just too old for bunnies!

and this about sums up my fathers Easter... (taken from the vantage point of 8 year old James!)

Shrimp! It's what's for dinner!

My sister asked that I post more recipes.. well here is dinner from Saturday night. I somehow am subscribed to Gourmet magazine.. so I decided to actually TRY something from said magazine, and this looked easy enough and didn't require trips to specialty stores to find ingredients I've never heard of before!!!

Capellini with shrimp and creamy tomato sauce

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 lb peeled large shrimp (I used bagged/cooked/peeled frozen shrimp from Trader joes!)
3 large garlic gloves, forced through a garlic press
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup sweet (red) vermouth (a whole $3 for a small bottle at the liquor store!)
1 (14-15oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/2lb capellini (angel hair pasta)

Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat until it simmers, then cook shrimp and garlic with oregano, 1/2tsp of salt, and 1/4tsp of pepper, turning once, until golden, about 2 minutes total.

Stir in vermouth and tomatoes, scraping up any brown bits from bottom of skillet.

Add cream and briskly simmer until sauce has thickened slightly, about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice.

Meanwhile, cook pasta until al dente, and serve immediately!


Friday, March 21, 2008

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Just stuff..

So Matt hasn't been updating our family website, so I'll just post a few pics of the kiddos for your enjoyment. I don't really have much to say this week. We went to the Discovery Museum today (like a "please touch" place) and all 4 kiddos had GREAT fun. What a awesome place for kids! Unfortunately I don't have any pics of that. A few weeks ago we went to Franklin Institute and saw the new Star Wars exhibit. THAT was a blast. It isn't all that often that you get to see the original models, costumes and puppets from the Star Wars movies! What else.. the weather has S L O W L Y been getting nicer and we're getting outisde more often. Sadly though, it seems the nicest days temperature wise, are also the rainiest.. Anyhow.. for your viewing pleasure.. pictures of 4 rambunctious, high spirited, whimsical, beautiful children!

Hunting for Easter Eggs on a friends farm

Star Wars

Face paintings after the Easter Egg hunt!

Faith and her new friend!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Easter Science Project!

So our homeschooling science project this week is growing grass in our Easter baskets! Yes that's right.. it's real grass for us! None of that fake weird plastic stuff in OUR Easter baskets! ;)

The kiddos had a BLAST playing with dirt and seeds... so now we wait and see how it looks next week! The seeds have sprouted, and there is some grass growing.. so we'll see!

We started off by soaking some wheat grass seeds that we bought at Whole Foods. I soaked them overnight. The following day, we rinsed off the seeds, put some potting soil in our plastic basket inserts, and covered the top with the seeds. We mixed them into the dirt a bit, then we placed a damp paper towel over them and put saran wrap on top- to keep the seeds moist and warm while they sprouted!

I hope to be able to share a finished picture of the 4 (yes Luke was napping and didn't get to play with the dirt- darn!) baskets next week for Easter!!