10.27.2014

Mummy Pillow

We are all set with our costumes-it's only been two years in the planning. My little guy is so excited, we went with a family theme of star wars this year.  I loved getting out my Halloween decorations this year. I've taken pictures of our kids in costumes and put them in festive frames-one for each year our kids have dressed up. Now that my oldest is 8 we have quite a few fun frames around the house for Halloween.  This year I was looking through the PB catalog and came across a cute mummy pillow.  I wasn't about to fork out $39 for it-so I grabbed an old white sheet and made my own.
The eyes are black and white felt. Then I pinned the strips of fabric to the 20x20 square of white fabric. I also stitched the strips to the square-just on one horizontal edge so the strips would not droop. When I walk in my front door these eyes are there to great me. 
Happy Halloween!

8.15.2014

Pectin Free Crab Apple Jelly

The two oldest are back in school-full day. Can I just tell you that half day kindergarten kind of rocks your world? We survived and had a great summer. My little baby finally has some chubs-apparently failure to thrive is a real thing and it is scary. Nursing Pumping and feeding take up most of my time now-she's almost ready for solids-yippy!
My hubby's aunt called us a few weeks ago to see if we wanted to come pick some crab apples. She said she had a recipe for some easy crab apple jelly. I've never heard of it, but was intrigued.
 It is a time consuming and amazing process. The children were also able to step right in and help.
The smells in my kitchen were divine too.
This recipe also uses less sugar than your typical jam.
Just in case anyone has some crab apples they need to use, here is the recipe:
Enjoy!



4.15.2014

Early Arrival

My sweet pea arrived a few weeks early. I was kind of expecting her to arrive early. I had another c-section, and things went much better this time around. 
Our family is complete now, and we are enjoying this new little addition very much.

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