Monday, November 29, 2010

best lamb cutlets with a special basil sauce

Lamb is a big treat for us over here. It might be because we have a freezer full of beef and chicken. We love Jamie , and I think I'll need to try this recipe out this week. Does this sound tasty to you?

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Because who doesn't have a ton to be thankful for? I know we do. God is so good. Sometimes I need to pinch myself. You know, to make sure life is not a dream.

Hope you all had a blessed weekend.

Monday, November 22, 2010

happy birthday Ezra

One year ago today, this little bear joined our family. Gosh, we're glad he did.

Monday, November 15, 2010

monday mornings

Good morning, how was your weekend? Our was full of great fellowship. Again. :)
I'm shopping wooden flatware. Here are some favorites.

Friday, November 12, 2010

good food and holiday prep

Does anyone else love November? Even though it's been rainy and cold, we are relishing our days cozied up in the house. Most of our time is spent eating hash browns and eggs, building forts in the living room and crafting when the minute arises. I love the idea of having my Christmas shopping done by Thanksgiving Day. It takes all the stress out of the season for me. This has happened only once, but I remember it being magical. So I'm going to try to put a fire under it and get some gifting done. I have two weeks left! Here are some gift guides that are inspiring me.

from Design mom ( because she is a doll)
from Irene( her design aesthetic is beyond wonderful)

Have a cozy weekend!

Monday, November 08, 2010

corduroy on babies

I went into a night time sewing frenzy this weekend. And made these pants for Mr. D. Most of the time my sewing projects never make it to finish. And if they do, the chances of them looking different than originally planned, are very high. These came out like I wanted them.
He has pretty much been wearing them ever since.

Friday, November 05, 2010

hot cocoa

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Oh yes, please.

Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes
Look at these beautiful family friendly bikes! Isn't it just the best? I miss riding a bike and our town if very pro bikes. There is nothing like getting out in some fresh air. I would love to call this my own. Madsen is giving one away, enter to win your very own!

Monday, November 01, 2010

in which we take a picture of the baby wearing his hat, yet again

We had a wondeful and rainy reformation weekend. Including a packed mall full of trick or treaters, and blast of a fall festival at our church. I should also mention family dinner was chicken Parmesan, ceasar salad and homemade garlic knots. Needless to say, my house looks like a tornado hit it, and I will be busy all week trying to recover some sort of sanity to our lives.
I have knitting projects in the making. I always do. I also always mention it, but never remember to take a picture of the finished projects. I need to get better. In the meantime, have a wonderful Monday.