Archive | June, 2013

The Good Life

26 Jun

Hey Everyone!

I posted a recipe on A Charming Twist that I thought you all might love! It’s Garlic Butter Chicken with Rice & Veggies! Check out the link above to see the recipe!

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Yesterday I spent the day in the kitchen and out in the pool with Emma beans 🙂

I also got some new listings done for my etsy shop! My goal has been to post something new each day that I’m home. So far I’ve gotten this made and listed:

Crochet Cell Phone Case Linen and Dusty Rose

 

Crochet Cell Phone Case Linen and Dusty Blue

Cell phone cases anyone!? These are so much fun to make!!!

Set of Three Burp Cloths - Dinosaurs

Finally! I’m all set up to make burp cloths again – I made a set just like this for my friends baby shower and loved the fabric so much I decided to make some more! Emma has been saying: RAWWWRRRR I’m a DINOSAUR!! every time she see’s them 🙂

If you want to check out my shop it’s: Daydreaming Gifts

 

Thanks for stopping by!

J

Mini Meals

24 Jun

Today I made Emma a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch. She has like five favorite lunch meals that we tend to rotate through and I try to throw in something different each time. It’s been hard to come up with new lunch ideas when I don’t want to make an ENTIRE meal and her not eat it and then I’m stuck with the leftovers..

An idea popped into my head. Meals for one – better yet mini meals!

Although these look great – they still make a bunch! What I was really looking for was recipies that create a nice meal for one!

So I’m going to attempt to take a couple meals and create a recipes for one! I’ll be posting it here with the ingredients and instructions and Emma’s taste test approval 😉

This will be exciting!!

Got any recipes you think would be perfect for this project? Please let me know below!

Thanks!

J

A Road Trip!

20 Jun

Emma and I took a Road trip to go to a baby shower!

The adventure started out real exciting – and by real exciting I mean Emma passed out within 15 minutes of being on the highway 😉

It was quite a quiet ride 😉

Photo: Perks of staying at the God Mommys house :)

Emma’s favorite part? Probably the HUGENORMOUS lollipop 🙂

We had a great time catching up with everyone and can’t wait to see the girls again!

Now that Emma’s older, I feel like packing her up isn’t as tough as it used to be – so we’ll be prepared for the next getaway adventure soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

J

Friends In Town

14 Jun

This week/weekend we have a lot going on! We have friends from college in town!

Photo: :) love these guys!!!

It’s so nice to hang out with them and catch up! It’s also nice to use our guest room for the first time!

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We put Emma’s mattress on the floor and having her use her crib mattress.

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Brian was teasing me because I made them a little “if you forgot” got with extra things in case they forgot to pack anything. I’m pretty sure Brian said, “We are not a hotel”

We might not be a hotel but I’m so darn excited about having them over!

We are doing more traveling and seeing friends tomorrow! Emma and I are leaving the boys to have some boy time and we are going to see the girls! One of my great friends is having a baby shower and we are so excited about giving her some handmade goodies!

Once her shower is over I’ll show you all the goodies I made for her!! ❤

Thanks for stopping by!

Love Always,

J

P.S. don’t forget to check out my other blog A Charming Twist

I’M BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Jun

I hope you didn’t miss me too much 😉 of course you all know I missed you!

A few things you may have missed:

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We bought our FIRST house!  ❤ So we can mark that of the 30 before 30 list!

If you want to see the house tours the are here, here, and here! Yes there are three or else they would have been huge posts!

If you hadn’t noticed I’ve been blogging over here at A Charming Twist with my friend Leslie:

 

 

I decided to start writing with Leslie as a way for us to keep in touch, share my DIY & Craft obsession with her and as a way to keep this blog more family related. So from now on you’ll see posts about my life, Emma, and things we are doing as a family!  Sure there will be the occasional DIY post because – let’s be honest – I can’t help myself 😉

If you love my DIY and organizing posts please be sure to follow us at A Charming Twist so you don’t miss out those goodies.

And just because I can’t help myself – here’s what Emma’s been up to these days:

 

Trying out Mom & Dad’s new bed.

Helping Mommy set up her new craft room / office space!

Attempting the piano (she’s actually pretty good!)

Cuddling with Mommy on the new couch watching the NEW TV!

Taking baby for walks in our new neighborhood!

Enjoying some sun on the deck!

Passing out in her new bed after a long hard day of play!

Trying out new restaurants!!

Walking in the rain with her monkey umbrellie 🙂

Being Mommy’s big helper on shopping trips!

 

Doing big girl things like puzzles!

Playing in every room of the house!

 

and of course being as cute as possible 🙂 

 

We are so happy to be back and we hope you enjoy following our lives here and our crafts at A Charming Twist!

 

Love Always,

J

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