Friday, March 5, 2010

olive's friend pop

The cutest line of childrens clothing i think i've ever seen!

Check out the store here olive's friend pop
There's really too many beautiful pieces for me to post!

Monday, March 1, 2010

My Favorite Winter Recipie

Masala Chickpea Soup

1 carton vegetable broth
4 cups water
1/4 cup of rice
Smidge butter/olive oil
3 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped celery
1tbsp masala
1tsp garlic powder
1tsp chili powder
28 oz can diced tomatoes
19 oz can chick-peas (i usually drain them)
1tbsp molasses

empty carton of vegetable broth into a large pot and add rice
bring to a boil and simmer.
in a large pan add butter, onion and celery.
cook on high heat until veggies are soft and translucent.
when your veggies are ready, use a little bit of water to lift all the drippings off the bottom of the pan.
pour the entire contents of the veggie pan into the rice pot.
add spices.
after the rice has been simmering for about 30 min add the tomatoes, beans, and molasses.
let the flavors mingle for at least 10 min

I find soup is a really great dish to be creative with.
Feel free to add your own inspired ingredients to this recipe.
I know mine is never the same twice.
For example I will often double the tomatoes, use fresh garlic, and add a little bit of maple syrup...mmmm
Enjoy :)

Monday, February 22, 2010

On the look out...

We are keeping our eyes open for a sweet little doggy
to welcome into our little family.
We love dogs and Simon is just as keen...So we've done a lot of research and these are our top 3 picks...


Weimaraner's are courageous, alert, intelligent and protective. They are very energetic and eager to work. If you don't have time for a lot of exercise and activities, this breed is not for
you! Weimaraner's are very intelligent and love nothing more than to please their masters. If they have an opportunity to be dominant they will take it so you have to be a confident leader. They are freindly with children and other dogs. They are usually friendly towards strangers unless they are feeling threatened in some way. It is important to socialize them with other pets and children when they are puppies to promote tolerance and harmony in the future.


" The character of the Boxer is of the greatest importance and demands the most solicitous attention. He is renowned from olden times for his great love and faithfulness to his master and household. He is harmless in the family, but distrustful of strangers, bright and friendly of temperament at play, but brave and determined when aroused. His intelligence and willing tractability, his modesty and cleanliness make him a highly desirable family dog and cheerful companion. He is the sould of honesty and loyalty, and is never false or treacherous even in his old age." 1938 AKC Boxer breed standard.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are active, gentle, easy-going, bold and intelligent. They are popular household pets because they are so social and devoted to their family. They are great with children, strangers, and other dogs. With their great brains they are easily trainable and very obedient. Labs can handle all the knocks and bumps of a rough and tumble family life, and with their even temperament they won't ever take offense.

We are also visiting our local animal shelters to see if we can find a dog to rescue that will fit into our family... we've had no such luck at the shelters so far.

Monday, February 15, 2010

...Moving On...

I am SO excited for what I am about to show you!
I've been poking around a lot of home design
stores, blogs, websites...
basically everywhere
looking for ideas to help our home reflect us a little better than it does right now.
This week I will take you through our new place and give you a sneak preview of what's to come.

On the docket today is

Simon's Room

Right now Simon's room is a dreadful shade of terra cotta
with not a whole lot else going for it...
Here is the vision...

I found this great (Out of this world) wall decal set online by a company called Wallies
Instead of doing the wall full on black I'm thinking a nice navy will be dark enough
for example
Midnight Navy By Benjamin Moore

And... Some rug ideas

Simon is going to LOVE it!


Actually... I am NOT
Although after reading your comment's
I must agree, I kinda made it sound like I could be.
But now that we have a lot of extra space, not to mention
almost everyone that we know around here is pregnant

We're "thinking" about it


Keep you posted

Friday, February 12, 2010

On Again

well after many very busy days we finally feel like we can take a minute and catch our breath.
we are finally moved in and set up...kind of ;)
this move has opened up a new chapter in our lives and we are so excited for what God has in store for us this year.
there has never been a time in our lives where we have felt so at home and content.
i am so looking forward to getting back into our routine...
and some of the other things I love so much.
blogging.. more regularly PLEASE FORGIVE ME!!!
decorating my home
running (i know i don't even believe it myself!)
...and baby growing
Well honestly we have some serious space to fill so we'd better get at it...right?
hehe ;)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

We're In Business

While we've been running around like crazy trying to get this place packed up little Simon has been working hard in advancing his transportation skills!!!
He's Walking :)