Wednesday, March 26, 2014


:: Randomness ::

This post is full of random thoughts and happenings around our place the past couple days. 

Is this not the most lovely little car and guy? I received a package in the mail the other day from Canada! To my surprise and delight it was a gift from my blogging friend, Kim. It made my day! I was having a rough day of exhaustion and my wits were not about me but opening this box was like a little ray of sunshine that just brightened my day. I know our little guy will love to play with this when he gets older. Thank you, Kim. It was so kind and thoughtful. Blogging has opened a whole new world of kind, like-minded women to me and I am so glad I took the leap and started blogging 3 years ago. 

April: Prompt A Day

I started reading a blog, The Habit of Being about a year ago. I love her writings and musings. Each month Amanda offers writing prompts each month. I have always been too shy to actually participate but now I am going to plunge in and take a chance. I have a story to tell and I want to share those words with others. It will be a little difficult with a newborn but I need to remember to take care of my soul and mind in order to be a patient, loving mama. 

Honey- Oat Bread (recipe from the King Arthur Flour website) 

 I made bread today...what else is new? I love making bread. It was pretty good. 

Things I am loving right now: 

 Tend Magazine out of the UK. I purchased the first quarterly edition. It is great!

Bon Appetit Magazine do I need to say more? 

Nag Champa Incense: I can burn it again because I no longer have pregnancy nose that makes me dislike all smells. 

The Movement of Stars by Amy Brill 

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo- discovered their music after watching Wallander   

Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Weekend

:: The Weekend :: 

Our Weekend: 

Friday night pizza and movie: Frozen started our weekend 

Saturday morning I woke up to warmer temperatures and a dreaded trip to the commissary, don't get me wrong the prices are perfect for our budget and I always feel at home in the military grocery store but I really dislike spending too much time shopping for food. It may be because I pain-staking plan out meals that are budget friendly and nutritious. I need my farmer's market and CSA now! It is hard to eat healthy. 

Saturday afternoon was filled with cake baking and a visit from my aunt and cousins to see the baby. 

Saturday night we enjoyed our first summer dinner, BBQ chicken. It was just lovely especially with the windows open. 

Sunday morning was morning Mass and breakfast. I spent the afternoon catching up on some sewing that I have been putting off forever. I made 8 new burp clothes for our little guy and put together bibs for the future. Somewhere in the pile of sewing is a quilt that will be finished and fabric for a new bag for me. 

Sunday evening supper followed by cake! I made Red Wine Chocolate Cake with whipped cream topping and enjoyed with a little treat of Irish Whiskey. It was divine and I recommend this recipe from Smitten Kitchen. I love this blog and her recipes for amazing! 

As always our weekend was filled with crazy marker wielding toddlers and lots of baby loving! 

Joining up with Amanda of the habit of being