I am hoping that I can get Naomi in a booster seat before baby #3 comes in January! She is a petite little thing, so I am hoping that she starts packing on the pounds in the next 6 months! Any advice on boosters? The full seat or the seat with just the bottom? Differences? I am really liking these Clek seats.


Fundraising auction

My church had a fundraising auction and it was a huge success! There was a silent auction and a live auction, which made it extra fun. I loved the theme, which made for some extra cute handmade decor. I thought I would share some pictures of the event since it was so well done!

(sorry for lack of posts, morning sickness is serious business)


Orzo & vegetable salad recipe

From the dinner party below, here is my mom's amazing recipe that you requested!

1-1 1/2 C cooked orzo (or farro, rice...whatever grain)
1C Mache or baby arugula
1/2 fennel bulb, core removed, thinkly sliced (I chopped finely)
20 snap peas, blanched and refreshed, cut in half at diagonal (I forgot to chop some veggies before I added) :/
20 baby carrots, roasted and cut in half long ways
1/2 C fresh peas, blanched and refreshed (I used fava beans instead, taken out of the pod, blanched and peeled)
10 asparagus spears, blanched & refreshed, cut into diagonal pieces
4 oz. feta cheese crumbled or cubed
1/3 C roasted hazelnuts, skins rubbed off (put in a tea towel after roasted and rub together, about 350 degrees for 12-15 min)

I also added blanched corn, roasted bell pepper and cherry tomatoes.

2 tbsp pear vinegar
1 tbsp sherry wine vinegar
1 tsp honey mustard
4 tbsp olive oil
S & P to taste

(I used dijon mustard, added honey and used the pomegranite vinegar from trader Joe's)


Dinner party

I'm in a dinner club with some girls from my area and they are always a good time. The food is great, but the ambiance always takes it to the next level.

I loved how quaint Tiffany made her beautiful backyard. It was a perfect and relaxing night with good food and friends.

jars with candles

bread, caprese app and my orzo & vegetable salad (thanks mom)

the most amazing oil & tangerine vinegar for dipping our bread
(from the new oil & vinegar tasting store at the Spectrum)

Tiffany's mom's lasagna recipe. It was to die for!


Sharpie fabric pens

Growing up, I for sure loved coloring on my shoes and skin when I was bored in school. These brought back some serious memories. I love that sharpie has these fabric markers. I might even let Naomi try these out on some hats or shirts this summer for an activity. OUTSIDE and while I watch every second!
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