Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Buttermilk Syrup

Last year for Pioneer Day (a Utah state holiday) our neighborhood had a breakfast at the "pit" in our neighborhood.  The "pit" is just a common grassy area that has a depression in the middle of it.  Anyway, at this breakfast, somebody made buttermilk syrup.  It was SO GOOD!  I don't know who made it, so I didn't get their recipe, but I finally got around to finding a recipe and making it.  It is amazing syrup...

Monday, September 15, 2014

Cloth Diaper Cover

We use cloth diapers part of the time to save money.  We mostly just use them when we are at home because disposables are much more convenient when we leave home (carrying dirty diapers in our bag didn't sound like fun).  I bought several covers, but I wanted to make a few because of the cute prints!

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Dress my Mom Made

Back in July, my sister got married.  My baby girl was an honorary flower girl (since she was only 2 months old) and my mom made a dress for her...

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Pretty Rose

Back when our roses started blooming this summer I took this picture.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Babies Don't Keep

I haven't been blogging much, because I am taking time to enjoy my baby girl while she is still little and wants to be held.  She is such a sweetie!  She is growing up WAY too fast though.  She just turned 3 months old and is just over 15 pounds.  This poem by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton describes how I feel.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Newborn Photography

Where have I been?  Oh...well...I had a baby!  She was born May 7th.  You can find out more here.

I got to try my hand at newborn photography with my own newborn.  She was 4 days old in these photos.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

The other day I was wanting cookies.  I thought about what type of cookie I wanted, and decided that I wanted peanut butter, chocolate, and oatmeal all in a cookie.  The next morning this recipe shows up in my feedly.  Wow!  Talk about good timing!  I had all the ingredients on hand so I made it that morning.  They are so good!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Baby Girl's Crib

I have been "nesting" for a while.  I am not one of those that "nests" right before the baby comes, I "nest" for about the entire last trimester (or if you ask my husband I have been nesting since I found out we were having a girl).  It gets a little frustrating because my 2-year-old doesn't understand my need to have everything spotless all the time, and bathrooms are a challenge because he is potty-trained, but not exactly careful.

With my son, I didn't do much decorating of the nursery.  I am not sure why.  Maybe because he was a boy?  Maybe because I didn't know what I needed/wanted until after he was born?  Whatever the reason, this time "nesting" has also involved a little decorating.  Most of the things are things I had already, and I really haven't gone overboard at all, but I wanted to share her crib set up because it is just too cute!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Gauzy Baby Blankets

My first baby loved to be swaddled.  We got a sleep sack for him that is made from fleece, but I figured it would be too hot for most of the summer with this baby.  After looking around at different options, I decided to make 2 of these gauzy baby blankets for swaddling during the hot summer.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Simple Nursery Wall Decor

I am in the process of decorating the nursery for my baby girl due who is due in 2 months!  I have had the plan for a long time, but going to a craft store by myself with a 2-year-old is not enjoyable, but I finally got around to getting some embroidery hoops.