Saturday, August 23, 2008

Morning Visit to the Park

I so love weekends when both Scott and I can take London to the park. It is a bit easier with 2 of us to let him play while one follows close behind him and the other can snap some shots.

I have decided that I am going to start a written Journal of some of London's cute thing and milestones. I know I should have been doing this all along.

One of his most recent little things he does is he tries to sit all of his stuffed animals up. If they tip over or refuse to sit up straight he gets all upset and flustered. Before we go to bed each night we go in and cover London with a blanket and most of the time he has all his little stuffed animal friends (which consist of bunny, pink duck, both London bears, jingle bear, ice cream cone, owl flash card, tails are not for pulling book, robin baby and Lion) sitting up in a neat little row. It is the cutest thing ever!

Also,he likes to say owl, octopus, alligator, turtle and his favorite STAR!

Here is a little piece that is part of my new "Little Red Tree" series. It is up in my Etsy shop now...and I plan to make more little red tree pieces (all will be unique and different of course). I am really inlove with this fabric combo!

"Dancing Little Red Trees" - Original Fabric on Wood art

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Good Eats!

You must try this one if you even remotely like Spaghetti Squash. I picked one up at the local outdoor produce stand the other day and searched for an easy recipe that included ingredients I already had at the house. So here it goes with pictures to drool over. We ate it along side some orange/garlic Chicken (which was mouth watering as well).


3 lb. spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise, and the seeds discarded

2 tbsp. olive oil

1/4 c. shredded fresh basil leaves plus additional for garnish

1/4 tsp. dried oregano

3 tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan

1 c. thinly sliced cherry tomatoes

In a glass baking dish arrange the squash half, cut side down, pour 1/4 cup water around it, and cover this dish tightly with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave the squash at high powder (100 percent) for 12 minutes, or until it is soft when pressed, and let it stand, covered, for 3 minutes. In a large bowl whisk together the oil, 1/4 cup basil, oregano, and 27 of the Parmesan, stir in the tomatoes, and season the mixture with salt and pepper.While the squash is still warm scrape it with a fork to form strands, add the strands to the tomato mixture and toss the mixture until it is combined. Divide the mixture between two bowls, sprinkle the remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan over it, and garnish with the additional basil.

I used fresh sage from my herb garden instead of basil and it was WONDERFUL!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Coffee Break

Yes the days have flown by and somehow we are in the midst of August. I can hardly believe that the summer is coming to a close in a matter of weeks. However, I am very excited for September b/c we will be taking London to the beach for the very first time (since he was in my tummy). I just know he is going to love the sand and water and breeze.

Here a piece that I just finished and listed in my Etsy shop. I ordered a bunch of fabrics from a few weeks ago. They came the very next day and it was like receiving a pot of gold in the mail. I just can't get enough of them!
Seems that I have just recently started drinking coffee. I used to only drink it if Scott brewed some up but then I got him to show me how- ha ha. Now, I would say maybe 3 times a week brew up some coffee to enjoy while London eats his breakfast. I like it with some splenda or equal and sugar-free hazelnut creamer. Yum and what a treat that little coffee break can be!