Sunday, August 30, 2009

Calling all Austen fans

Just watched Lost in Austen. What a great flick for anyone who is secretely in love with Mr. Darcy like I am.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A bit of whimsy

I bought these two items from Etsy today. Doesn't the squirrel look like he'll knock your block off if you take his nut? I just love it! I have decided on a whimsical woodland theme for the kitchen with red walls, butter yellow cabinets with punched tin inlays, and accents of olive green, orange and turquoise. Sound like too many colors? Not if you love color like me! I will be making the tin inlays myself this winter if all goes as planned. I have 12 upper cabinet doors to put them on so am thinking about having each one represent a month in the year keeping with the woodland theme...gnomes, owls, squirrels, strawberries and such. I am super excited. I have never done anything like the tin inlays but can't wait to get started!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Loaf update

It is delicious! OK, it is a bit crispy on the outside, so I will drop the temp by 10 degrees next time to see how that goes, but wow is it light and moist and fluffy inside. A real keeper of a recipe. I can't wait to perfect it and try some variations! And here is you daily dose of Emmy!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Feed the soul

Here it is. My first ever 100% from scratch no machine (besides an oven) bread. We have yet to try it as it is still cooling off, but I will let you know! And look who found her thumb!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Random Pics


Wish me luck. I am totally trying this bread recipe today:


I have been thinking about getting this book about baking bread in 5 minutes a day. Has anyone read or used this book? My bread maker went poof and I am thinking about going Au natural instead of mechanical. Especially if it really only takes 5 minutes a day. Thoughts???Doesn't this look amazing?

House Painting

Joe and I enjoyed a homemade Strawberry and Banana smoothie last night. We are both focusing on eating less unhealthy sweets and instead getting our sweet tooth satisfied by fruits. It was delicious and super easy to make with the hand blender. Tonight, I'm adding blueberries...yum!

We, or should I more correctly say Joe, is paining our house. Here are a few sneak peeks. I will post the gloriousness once it is all completed.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Happy Two Month Birthday, Emmy!

This is what happens when potatoes sprout in your root cellar. And your husband cleans them out. Then decides to get goofy.

Two Months Already!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

First Laugh

While giving Emmy her bath tonight, she gave us her first true laugh. It was such an amazing feeling to see her so happy. It made me feel like maybe we are doing this whole parenting thing somewhat OK. We were actually able to capture just a bit of it on camera. She was laughing as I combed her hair while she watched herself in the mirror.