Saturday, May 30, 2009

Summer Time and the Livin' is Easy...

Ahh...the sweet, simple joys of summer. This summer is especially sweet so far because I recently found out that I am pregnant. : ) I am just so thankful that by the time I am huge, it wont be so darn hot outside. (Like the last pregnancy)....Anywho... I have just been busy sleeping (thanks to the first trimester...haha) and making yummy food and sweet summer drinks. Thank goodness so far (knock on wood) that I havent really had bad morning sickness...I do get a tiny bit queasy here and there, but its nothing like last time. So here below I have posted some pictures of my super yummy "Masonades" I got the recipe from I was so inspired that I had to make my own. I give all the credit to her!! Its now my mothers favorite lemonade...Its the only kind that doesn't give her heartburn.... Its so simple and easy and just plain yummy and perfect for summer. (making "Masonade")
Here is my mother and my nephew sporting the new "Sleepy Wrap" she got me for the new baby on the way.
It came in this really awesome carrying bag.
The fabric is so soft and I just love the chocolate brown color I picked out.
Mmm...Lemons!!!! My favorite citrus.

Okay so here is the South Eastern North Carolina BBQ sauce (vinegar based) my husband and I made for our pulled pork. Everyone just loved it... I however had some of the "queasies" kick in and really didn't enjoy it. Haha.

Well I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Big News

We are going to have another addition in our little family!! Just found out yesterday after 3 tests (I like to make sure). haha.

Monday, May 18, 2009

My New Favorite Tea and New Pants...

I discovered that I now have a new favorite tea. Traditional Medicinals makes this tea to help with stress and tension and upset/nervous stomach and let me tell you "It Works"!! I suffer from terrible panic attacks and this tea has truely helped me. It tastes so wonderful too!! (I never had lavender in tea before drinking this and it is soooo wonderful). :) I will definatly be getting more of this.

My mama and I went to our local thrift store a few days ago and I ran across this Duck Tales child's bed sheet and knew we had to make some pajama pants out of them. We also found a pattern there for pants and *TaDa....Here they are. They are really big, but they are so comfy. (pretty funky too--just my style). haha. I think the copy right on the fabric said 1986. They are so cool!!

So now all that needs to be done is for me to slip on these pants and make a nice cuppa tea. Mmm.... Cozy.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

You don't know who I am...


This is a pretty darn good combination if I do say so myself. (Yes that is a mixer glass, but hey its also my biggest glass so....HA!!)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Busy Week.......*phew...

Okay so this week has been a busy one. My Older sister Heather came for a visit. She stayed for 6 days and she is the best!! Since she is so much older than I am I didnt really get to see much of her when I was growing up so its nice for her to come and visit every once in awhile. She is an awesome Hair Stylist and so when she comes for a visit my mom, younger sister, and myself always get our hair done. (Its about time....mine was looking like a mop). haha. Also today I scored some sweet stuff at our local thrift store. My husband found a really neat little wooden truck and I found some material to sew with...along with some books and buttons...oh oh and this really neat little wooden step stool with a cow and a chicken painted on it for Liam. I tell ya....I could take all day shopping in a thrift store. Also This evening I made a wonderful California Waldorf Salad ( You can find the recipe at ) and I made a really nice, very simple focaccia with some caramelized onions on top... Mmmm.... ( You can find the focaccia recipe I made and other wonderful versions at The one I made was the highest rated focaccia recipe ). Oh and before I forget to tell you I also made some natural citrus candy using the peels of different citrus fruits. I made mine from orange and lemon peels. Oh so gooooood. (Above) My super awesome and very healthy California Waldorf Salad w/ ginger-lime dressing!!
Some sweet little books I found at the thrift store.
Mmm...Orange/Lemon peel candy.

My older sis Heather w/ Seamus
Some sewing and craft books.
Pretty ribbon.
Liam's new toy truck.

Sweet fabric I found. I love the nice summer colors.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A little big of this, A little bit of that...

Here are just a few pictures from the past week. Like the title says..."A little bit of this, A little bit of that". (Above)...Here is my adorable nephew Seamus. Dont you just want to pinch him he's so cute?!?!?
I made a nice quiche in the cast iron skillet. Mmm...
Some random photography...

Some HomeGrown organic radishes from my first ever garden!!!!!!! (Success)