Friday, April 30, 2010

Food Friday...Granola!

I love granola. I think it's the combination of the sweet with a little salty, crunchy with a little chewy, and the ease of making. I've decided this weekend I am going to make a few batches of granola. Here are the recipes that I'm debating between. I think I will go with the last one, because of my fondness for a little chewiness!

The Kitchy Kitchen Granola

Freeing My Martha Seed Lover's Granola

Cooking for Seven Simple yet Delicious Granola
Yummy Supper Chewy Granola with Cranberries and Almonds
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Terrain and Mother's Day

In need of Mother's Day gift ideas??? Terrain has a great selection of gifts for every price range and interest. Here's just a sampling of what Terrain is currently carrying.

Jam in the Morning
Heirloom Seed Collection
Gardener Salt
Earth to Table Book

Blackboard Garden Labels
Basil Leaf Candle
Go check out their site for additional unique gift ideas, or just for simple inspiration!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Lust List

I am in desperate need of a few additions to my summer wardrobe. I decided to visit JCrew for some inspiration and these outfits fit my style perfectly!
and, if I happen to take a trip- I thought this suitcase would be a perfect match for me. Unfortunately, the price isn't- so I will just dream!

Globe trotter suitcase
Have a happy -happy day!

Monday, April 26, 2010

My Summer Dream!

Happy Monday friends! I promised I would get back into blogging, so here I am really putting in the effort! I don't have a "Make It Monday" project to share with you, but I still think you'll be pleased with what I am sharing. I was lucky enough to receive the latest issue of Country Living magazine this weekend and I have to say it didn't disappoint. With summer fast approaching I dream of my some day cabin where the family can escape for pure relaxation. When I came across these images they just made me smile. This "Rustic Revival" family retreat in Ohio is just what I envision. I think I best post these pics on my vision board! Hope you enjoy this getaway as much as me! If you don't already have this issue of Country Living, do yourself a favor and pick it up.
all images via Country Living magazine

Man I wish I could grow hydrangeas...

I just love those cots, with the numbered pillows

Can't you just picture yourself sitting around that campfire, roasting mallows, and telling stories.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Food Friday!

Now that I'm a new mom of a nine day old boy, I have yet to find time to cook. My life used to revolve around what I was going to eat, at what time- and I would plan days in advance. I just loved thinking about food. Now it crosses my mind, but then a dirty diaper needs changing, or a stomach needs filling- and the days of free time to focus solely on food is long, long gone. However, I recognize that cheese and crackers here, and a bowl of cereal there is not providing enough nutrition for me or the babe. So, today I decided that I would start compiling quick and healthy recipes (when the time presents itself) and slowly I am going to incorporate more healthy meals.
Here are a few recipes that I would like to try- I found them all via Sunset mag, and supposedly (fingers crossed) they can all be thrown together in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken Papaya Spring Rolls

Miso Soup w/ Tofu and Nori

Grilled Fish and Chips

Sesame Shrimp w/ Cucumber Salad

Chicken Burgers w/ Caramelized Onions and Blue Cheese

Chicken Pita Salad

I am currently in love with lovelymorning blog. Kristina, the author of the blog recently had a baby and every so often she posts on her new mama experience (which I really treasure), along with recipes which all look so yummy, and lots of other great miscellaneous topics! Here are two recipes of Kristina's that I would also like to incorporate into my "healthy" pre-planned menu.

Quinoa Salad image and recipe via lovelymorningblog

Toasted Nuts and Raisins w/ Sea Salt image via lovelymorningblog no recipe is really necessary for this snack, pretty self explanatory!

and because I need something healthy and quick for breakfast, I plan to make batches of these muffins and enjoy with greek yogurt topped with fruit.

Baby Bran Muffins image and recipe via

Happy Friday!



Monday, April 12, 2010

Jackson's Nursery

Well friends, here I am in my 40 week glory!!! I can't believe the day has finally arrived. I'm trying to patiently await leaving for the hospital, but patience has never been a strong point of mine.

I wanted to share some nursery photos with you, as I have worked very hard on this little guy's room. Most everything you see was either sewn, sanded and painted, or art work created, by me with the exception of the actual construction of furniture. Hope you enjoy the photos. I will be back to regular posting soon!