Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lazy Saturday

I just love my little monkey! He makes me SMILE!
23 months old! One month shy of turning the big 2!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Baby Boy Elegance

Show Us Your Life!!!

I was super excited to see that Kelly's Korner was doing a blog posting on show us your life with nurseries and kids rooms! Although we no longer live in our house in Atlanta, I'm still excited to show off Everett's old room!

I wanted something classy and elegant for our boy. It's fitted for a little prince! My husband is a student and I am a stay at home mom, so we had a limited budget. I did a simple grey/blue on the walls. We were renting our house, so I couldn't do anything too extravagant on the walls. My best friend and I had fun sewing the bedding. Very time consuming but worth it!

The rocker I am very proud of! We found it on craigslist brand new for 100 bucks!!!

An upclose shot of the bumper bedding. Bronze and robin egg blue.

Thanks for viewing!

Walnut Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Lots of friends and family have been asking for my recipe for pumpkin muffins, so I've just decided to post it on my blog. They truly are sooooo good, lots of sugar! I have not experimented yet with them to make them healthier and use raw honey, but I will try one of these days!

I wish I had pictures to post along with the recipe, sorry!


4 organic free range eggs (pasteurized even better)
2 cups pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
4 1/2 cups organic cane sugar
4 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon sea salt or kosher salt
4 cups cranberries
3-4 cups chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl combine eggs, pumpkin, and oil. Add all the dry ingredients and mix well. Add cranberries and walnuts and mix. Place dough into cupcake lined muffin pans and bake for 15-17 minutes. Or for bread, place dough into 2 pans lined with parchment paper and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

It's Time For A VERY Festive Fall Season!

Over the last few years, fall has become one of my favorite seasons. Especially because our son Everett was born in November which is in the fall! We get to celebrate the birth of our first child with beautiful cool weather and the beauty of all the trees changing colors. Not to mention, all the yummy food that comes along with fall time! From pumpkin bread to pumpkin spiced lattes and sweet potatoes and Thanksgiving dinner! We took Everett to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago and Everett discovered that pumpkins come in many different shapes and colors.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hot chocolate, a great magazine, and a change of weather!

I am getting excited about this cooler weather, well at least for now. It's cooled down to the low 70's here in Fresno and I am loving it. Even though it's not completely cold, I have an excuse to indulge in a fantastic cup of hot chocolate and a wonderful magazine!

Have you heard of Pathways To Family Wellness? Well if not, you should defiantly look into it! It is a great read filled with so many incredible eye opening articles about the foods you eat, health, and wellness! I take great pride in eating healthy, well for the most part... it's kinda hard being that I am pregnant and craving awful foods. However, I came across this article called, "First The Chicken, Then The Egg" I've always bought organic or free range eggs because I believed them to be the healthiest for you and free of hormones and antibiotics. The term "free range" is often confused by the public as meaning pastured. When the chickens are not pastured. A lot of times, chicken farms keep the chickens in a barn and put a small door in the barn for the chickens to escape and roam free in the green pastures. However some chickens never see the light of day and are cooped up in a crazy infested barn with no fresh air. I found this disturbing and very misleading.

I have learned that the best kind of eggs are pastured eggs. As the article in Pathways states, "something to crow about"! Hilarious saying, I think! Pastured poultry comes from small farms that sell to local markets. Large grocery stores and and health food stores don't even carry pastured eggs. Unless you buy from the local farms or get your own chickens and raise them in your own backyard, you wont find pastured eggs anywhere.

I hope you do your own research about eggs and how farms are raising their chickens and take a look at the article in Pathways To Family Wellness magazine! Also, do your research on the kinds of meat and poultry that you eat and find out just how healthy the meat may not be!!!!!