Sunday, January 31, 2010
So I got an Aero Garden. I know maybe I just should plant some good ol' seeds in the dirt in the backyard and help the environment and blah blah blah. Well I have tried that. I killed my herbs. The only survivor is Rosemary, and let me tell you my Rosemary is this size of a toddler. The shrub is HUGE. But everything else croaked. And I really try, but man the summer and our freaky winter this year have killed everything.
The Aero Garden is a fabulous little Kitchen gadget that grows fresh herbs right in my Kitchen, without dirt mind you! Fabulous! Oh and since little Aero Garden is right in my Kitchen, I no longer have to say "I was too lazy to walk outside" and cut my fresh herbs (ie. Rosemary). Which I have told H4L on more than one occasion.
It was a breeze to set up. The instruction manual was easy to read and follow. In less than 5 minutes I had the entire thing set up and my little seed pods under lights cooking away. Now I must wait 5-7 days to see some sprouts...
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Baby DIVA has quite a developed taste for food at the ripe age of 14 months. She enjoys dining on pears with Gouda, calamari, tomato basil soup with FRESH french bread, butternut squash lasagna, you get the point. She is pretty clear on her likes and dislikes and has no problem what-so-ever tossing her dislikes to the paupers. Recently I made a delectable treat of brussel sprouts on french bread, you may recall my post about this yummy. Baby DIVA seemed to enjoy this little goodie on first attempt. On second try, this Baby DIVA was not impressed. Leftovers are not for this girl.
She has gained this very simple and subtle way of showing me, her mother, how she is not satisfied with her gourmet meal choice. Have a look...
You see it there? "Hiding" in the cup holder! Real subtle huh?
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Now back to our "Honey" recipe. This delicious treat is Honey Toast baked in a honey-pecan sauce. And oh my jolly beejeezers, it is amazing! Here is what you will need to replicate this butt enlarger in your own kitchen:
You get an over obsessed crazy woman trying to learn how to sew! This is what I have been doing. This is why I neglected the blogging part of my life this week. And I LOVE it. This is my very first sewing machine ever. I am still just a simple beginner, But I made my first accomplishment! Here it is...
I sewed a pillow cover! YAY!!
Not museum quality I assure you, but I am on my way. Learning Learning Learning. Now I know all big old bunch of you readers out there dabble in this craft, so please share your knowledge! I am fully accepting all tips and tricks and advice!!! And I will share all the fun times of being a brand new sewin gal!
Friday, January 22, 2010
That's right! An aphrodisiac cookbook. Let me tell you, these recipes look phenomenal. Here is the Website if you want know more. I plan on cooking a vast majority of them, and testing them out on H4L and myself. There is even an entire chapter on Pine nuts, which according to the philosophy in this writing, induce fertility. Hmmm! May leave that one alone until later this year.
We tested out one simple recipe right away. It was a super breeze to whip up, I had all the ingredients on hand and prep and bake time was a cinch. So after having a fabulously delicious healthy dinner of fish tacos, we had chocolate stuffed crescents (and I made a slight alteration by adding a honey glaze). ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Nothing leftover. Divine. Simple, elegant and invigorating to the senses....all the senses!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
I have noticed a bit of strangeness occurring when Baby DIVA is not utterly exhausted during bed time momma rock though. I thought I might pose it to you other moms out there and see if I have a freaky deaky daughter or if we are still right on the normal track (to an extent of course, I mean obviously Pink Hair ain't your normal momma). Baby DIVA has a tad bit of hair that is finally beginning to grow in. Still not really even long enough for bows, not that she lets them stay in more than a mili second anyhow. Baby DIVA must not EVER want to wear bows because she now has taken to pulling her hair really hard as she winds down for her nightly slumber. I am not too alarmed by this behavior, however I find it quite odd. Do you have any thoughts on this matter? Please share!!!!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Well I accidentally came across a solution to our problem. During an intense round of peek-a-boo, utilizing the clear view baby gate and a blanket, I made the sudden discovery that when Baby DIVA can not see momma walk away through the clear view gate, she goes on about her business and plays ALONE in her playroom! HOLY TOLEDO! A MIRACLE! I can finally pee in silence.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Brussel sprouts on cheddar toast! H4L and Baby DIVA loved it!
* I saw this recipe in a magazine at some point, honestly can not recall which one. It is not the exact recipe from the magazine. I made up my own based on what I had seen in the past.
H4L and I differ a bit in our tastes of laundry soap. I, of course, love to have fluffy aromatically scented clothes and blankets of grand soft texture. H4L on the other hand prefers soft and fluffy with not a hint of nose ticklers. As he states, " I hate putting my face in a towel and being so overwhelmed with smell that it feels like i have a coat of soap on my face." Okay H4L, point taken.
This dilemma, as well as trying to be frugal and a tad bit greener, led me to DIY laundry soap. I stumbled upon this fabulous website with a wealth of information that pertains to everything in my life. While delving deeper into the knowledge bank of this fabulous powerhouse of a website, I discovered a simple recipe for homemade laundry detergent. And so I gave it a try.