Saturday, September 26, 2009

Currently in my shop...

Handstitched argyle notecards Crocheted "Henry Blanket"...on sale now!

Crocheted "Lana Scarf"

All available in my shop

31 Weeks

Here is my 31 weeks belly picture:Things have still been going great! No complaints, except for the 5 pounds I gained in between my doctor appointments! lol! It's for a good reason, but I still freak out every time I step on the scale.

For all of you pregos out there:
A great tutorial on how to revamp and old pair of pants to make maternity pants can be found here. Thankfully, I have been blessed to have a good friend that was 8 weeks ahead of me give me all of her maternity pants...she just had her baby last wednesday! :)...ummm, yeah I guess that means I have 8 weeks to go! ahhhh! YAY!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Feeling LARGE!

Here's me at 30 weeks (see my lovely hardwood floors?)!Seriously, I can't believe how much I've popped in the past few weeks and I'm totally feeling it! I'm finally outgrowing clothes and my appetite is huge! On the flip side, I've also been getting tired alot easier...which is totally fine if that's the only "bad" pregnancy symptom that I'm getting! :) I'll take a better picture next week for my every-four-weeks-picture post.
I checked out a lovely antique/consignment shop today that is really close to our new apartment. It's called "Charlotte's Web", leave a comment if you would like their info. It has a great sale section in the back corner of their store which is where I found this clock for the baby room:It was so much fun just to look at all the old stuff they had...I would've been in there for hours if it wasn't for my stomach growling and saying, "Baby is hungry!". I definitely would recommend checking it out if you like that sort of thing.
In other news, I'm very proud of two of my younger brothers who are trying new things.
Dylan is a freshman and tried out for football at the high school. This is the first time he's ever played football and he is already getting playing time on the field during games! GO DUDE! :)Ty started the police academy earlier this summer and looks like a stud in his uniform. He's really taking it seriously and has gotten intense about his working out and staying healthy...he will be my motivator once I have the baby and need to shed some pregnancy pounds. :)
Oh! And I almost forgot! My dad has taken up reffing soccer! Here's him in his uniform:

Nice socks! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Buttermilk Coffee Cake Recipe

I've been in the baking mode (or mood?) lately and last night I made Buttermilk Coffee Cake! So yummy I thought I'd share :) Buttermilk Coffee Cake
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups packed brown
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 beaten eggs
1 1/3 cups buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Grease 9X13 baking pan; set aside. In a medium bowl combine flour, brown sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; set aside 1/2 cup (for topping). Stir baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and nutmeg into remaining crumb mixture.
In another bowl combine eggs and buttermilk. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Combine reserved crumb mixture and nuts; sprinkle over batter.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy! :)

Recipe taken from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.