Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sunday Lunch

So we just moved yesterday...you can tell by the loads of boxes in the background. Our good friend Martin over looked our mess for Sunday lunch. Oh yeah, he helped us make the mess yesterday...thanks for helping us move.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Baby In A Sweater

George likes hanging out in our bed. Usually I can get 10 minutes of sewing or tidying up done before he scootches down under the sheets and gets mad.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dumpling Update: 5 Months

My baby is 5 months today. It really is going by fast. Here are some pictures and stats. We tried giving him cereal for the first time last night. I'm not sure what he though about it. He did only get up once last night though. I'm not sure if it had anything to do with the food but it doesn't really matter...I got more sleep!

Weight: 15.1 (peanut)
Length: 25.5 inches

Still loves standing up
Tasted food for the first time
Grabs everything
Everything goes in his mouth
Hasn't quite mastered the rolling over technique 
Smiles at anyone
Grabs his feet
Is super chatty
Has learned to yell
Scratches everything to see what sound it makes
Laughs a lot
Throws things
Had his 2nd hair trim

(yes, that is a huge pimple on his cheek)

George Eats Food

Monday, January 14, 2013


I just finished this dress using a simplicity pattern from the 1960's. I've been wanting to make a dress with a full skirt for a while but it takes so much fabric. Back during the summer I got this brown calico for free! Sewing my own clothes really isn't cheaper than buying unless I can find the fabric at a discount.

Next time I will draft the pattern down a little because the bodice and shoulders are a bit too large.

The little blue buttons are vintage from a antique store in GA.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

A Little Of This A Little Of That...Pictures From Our Day

1. Making granola before George wakes up.
2.George slept in
3.Morning exercise.
4.Rye bread.
5.Loving my new stockings.
6. Pizza dough for dinner.
7. New toy from Auntie Ruth.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Granola is one of my weekly items that I make. Just like whole wheat bread, pizza crust, and pie crust it's taken me a while to perfect my recipe. There are tons of different granola recipes and I compiled this one after trying a few but not liking any of them.

8 cups Old fashion oats
1 1/2 cups wheat germ or bran
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup coconut
3/4 cup slivered almonds or chopped pecans
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup oil
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cranberries

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.Measure oats, germ/bran, salt, nuts, coconut, and cinnamon into your mixer or a large bowl.
In a medium sauce pot heat the oil, sugar and honey until the sugar dissolves. Make sure you whisk while it's heating.
Pour honey mixture into oats and mix until well coated.
Spread onto 2 half-sheet pans lined with parchment or a Silpat. Bake for about45 minutes removing every 10-15 minutes to stir and rotate the pans.
Remove from the oven and cool before dumping in a bowl and adding dried fruits.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Baby In A Sweater

I think that I will just make this into a new series. Babies in sweaters are just too cute.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

We Got Some Snow

 Last week we got around 18 inches of snow between Thursday and Saturday. It was our first big snow of the winter. I had to shovel the wagon out on Friday and it took me a whole hour. I forgot what a great workout shoveling snow is.

So my trusty old computer has died. Nathan bought me a tablet for Christmas that I'm learning to use. Right now I don't have the keyboard so I won't be able download pictures off of my camera for a few weeks. My trip to Georgia and Christmas post will be a little late.