Friday, September 30, 2011

Making Baby Shirts is My New Obsession

I'm sure you all remember the onesies I decorated long ago for Brooke & Joe's first son, Truman.  Believe it or not, I have actually spent a good deal of time trying to figure out how I was going to out-do myself for their latest addition, Keen. 

Well, never fear.  After a bit of soul-searching (and a bit of Pinterest searching) I think I've done it! 

I actually made the shirts themselves from scratch.  From scratch!

Here is Hailey modeling my prototype: 
Once I knew I had the pattern down, I could move on to the fun stuff:  the decorating! 

Here is Necktie Onesie 2.0.  Complete with vest.  I think it's pretty much amazing. 
Since Brooke is a photographer, a little photographer's assistant shirt was a must!  Could this be any cuter?!?

And lastly, a "K" for Keen. 

Coming up next:  An "H" for Miss Hailey, and something seriously cute for Thanksgiving!! 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cutest Baby

I entered Hailey in a 'Cutest Baby' contest today. All other babies need not apply. This one's got it covered.
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Monday, September 19, 2011

A Girl Can Dream

It's that time of year. 

The leaves are changing, the air is crisp...  at least somewhere that is the case.  Most people are beginning to enjoy the change of seasons while we still swelter here in the Southwest. 

Even though I won't be apple picking and donning a sweater any time soon, I thought I would bring back a taste of Fall (and memories of Iowa) with these cool corn garden stakes. 

A girl can dream, right? :)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Succotash Salsa Soup

With all the posts I do about soup, maybe this should just be a soup blog. 

But then there wouldn't be any pictures of my cute baby girl.  That just won't do.  In fact, here's one just for good measure:
Did you just fall over from cuteness?  Because I did. 

Anyway, back to the soup.  I must admit:  I stole this recipe from Rachael Ray.  It was really yummy and fresh.  The name describes it well because it pretty much is a soup version of salsa.  It was great to cook with so many fresh ingredients and it could be a perfect recipe to try with the last of whatever remains in your vegetable garden before the weather turns cold. 

I served it with some Archer Farms blue corn tortilla chips from Target.  They are quite possibly my most favorite chips ever. 

If you would like to make it yourself, you can get the recipe here.  The only thing I did differently was to omit 1 cup of vegetable broth and substitute in 1 small can of diced tomatoes with green chiles just to add a little extra kick. 

The-Husband-That-Does-Not-Like-Soup said he would definitely eat it again, but only once or twice a year.  So what is that?  Maybe 3 out of 5 stars? 

In any case, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.  Perhaps just don't make it for any husbands that do not like soup.  :) 

Monday, September 12, 2011

On This Day in History

Well, it’s happened.  The day has come when I have finally decided to allow a plasticy, electronic, talking toy into my house.  I swore the day would never come, and it has. 

This on the heels of my very sweet daughter nearly ordering a $9.99 pay per view movie when I let her play with the remote the other day.  The remote is her obsession.  She must have it.  I thought since the TV was off it would be harmless enough to just let her play with it.  But whoops, the satellite was still on.  We were one click away from ordering who-knows-what. 
So that did it.  Hailey now has her own toy with colorful buttons and sounds that she can click away at. 

Apparently I have a changed heart.  Or at least a weak one.  ;) 
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