Monday, August 16, 2010

Tribute to Elvis

Who better defines the golden era of days past than Elvis Presley? 33 years ago today, he tragically lost his life to a drug overdose and left behind a legacy that is still remembered today. Despite his rocky history, the image of Elvis Presley still represents all things that are good: an era of revitalization, prospering families, wholesome music & family friendly media. Whenever I watch his movies or listen to his music, I am immediately transported to a better time & place. That strong voice is the voice of  generation who strived to live the American Dream to its fullest potential. Today, we not only mourn the life of Elvis, himself, but we also mourn those fabulous days of simplicity & beauty. In that spirit, I wish you a day lived with optimism, happiness & the remembrance of a much simpler time & place.

Friday, August 13, 2010


I'M GONNA GO BROKE... if I don't learn how to crochet & sew! The problem with being on bedrest is that I have WAAAAAY too much time to surf the web looking for little pretty things to outfit our coming arrival in. I've managed to limit myself to only headbands for now, but I have a whole folder of saved items from Etsy & Hyenacart just waiting for their turn in line to be "checked out" and sent home to me!

To be completely honest, I CAN sew.. A LITTLE. I know the basics & have successfully made different things ranging from prom dresses to blankets, but the problem is that I am NOT good at it. I almost always need help and at some point I always have to pull out the seams & start a piece of my project over. Maybe it's a lack of practice or maybe it's because I'm a bad judge of distance & length (always have been), but I'm certainly gonna need to channel Grandma to learn these skills effectively & efficiently. She was always the one I would go to if I had a question about transforming a simple piece of fabric into something wonderful. Then, she would laugh at me as I told her about my idea to turn an old pair of jeans from the thrift store into a cool pair of vintage bellbottoms and give them new life. More than likely, she would laugh because she knew it would turn into a half completed project that she would end up finishing!

But, I am determined to learn how to do this, if for no other reason to be able to make my Little Miss Magic some beautiful things to wear. It will take some time & I'm sure that I won't be able to practice as much as I want to for a good while. With the baby coming soon, school starting, then the Holidays approaching fast, my education in sewing & crocheting will be a slow one. But maybe if I practice enough & if Grandma sends me some inspiration from above, I'll soon be able to make a few of these! :-)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Eggless Cinnamon Pancakes

HAPPY SUNDAY, EVERYONE! This recipe made it into my favorites folder one Sunday a few months back when I realized that I was totally out of eggs. Have you noticed yet that this a common occurence in my house? AAANYWAY.... This is a fabulous recipe that I have found myself using quite often. I love to make it with chocolate chips. Great recipe if someone in your family has egg allergies!


(8 servings)
1 cup all-purpose or wheat flour
2 teaspoon sugar (1 tsp white/1 tsp brown is also good)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter

Combine dry ingredients and mix slightly. Add milk, oil, water, and vanilla. Whisk together then set aside to rest for a few minutes. Batter may be slightly lumpy. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat until hot. While pan is heating, add butter. As soon as the butter is melted, add melted butter to pancake batter. Return pan to stove and stir butter into batter. When pan is hot, with a measuring cup or ladle, pour 1/4 cup of batter into the skillet for each pancake. Cook until bubbles form on the surface. Carefully flip pancakes with turner/spatula and cook until golden brown.

Recipe adapted from Photo not original.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


WOW! What a week it has been! Last week I was admitted to the hospital for pre-term labor & have been since been put on partial bedrest for the remainder of this week.

More blog updates coming soon! I will also be having our first product giveaway within the next few weeks! STOP BY SOON FOR UPDATES!