Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Window Treatment

Finished this project this morning and it sure gave us a new fresh feeling for this living room space.
We have been wanting to do something new but not sure what. 
We also got a new set of couches on Craigslist for almost nothing and we are now enjoying new furniture also.
These curtains are so fun because they have brought more warmth to our living space.
Ezra is loving the feel of the new couches. 
On another note,
I have been having a hard
 time getting enthusiasm to make a post lately.
 I am hoping I can come out of my winter hideout and let spring time bring me some inspiration for the blog. 
 Happy spring blogging to you all!
~ Marie

Friday, March 25, 2011

Late Night Sewing Adventure

Joann's is having one of their fabulous weekend sales. 
And their material was just to irresistible to pass up. 
In conclusion,
 Honey Man and I are up late enjoying the peace and comfort of the sewing machine humming away, sipping our tea whilst the little ones sleep soundly.

 I will be posting this project when it is finished in my next post. 
It may be tomorrow :)
Little Ezra sleeping right beside me as I post. 
My darling little bug.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Etsy Treasures

Got some new treasures in the Shoppe.
Be sure to take a peek :)
Wishing everyone a delightful Sabbath :)
Much love 
~ Marie

Friday, March 18, 2011

Chef's in the Kitchen

 Somebody made me a delicious meal. A ham sandwich with cheese and lettuce.
some tea. And for dessert, chocolate mini cakes. So who is this amazing chef ?
 The little boy with the new hair cut :)
This is the work station Chef Zane has been using these last couple of weeks. He sure keeps his clean- up crew busy. He cooks all the time and is constantly trying new flavors tastes new dishes he is experimenting with. Some times he acts the italian chef and throws the pots and pans when he is not satisfied with a particular dish.
And this little bug is just keeping us so happy. His smiles and coos are filling the house with laughter. He has such a sweet sense of humor.
 Elizabeth made shortbread cookies for us last week. Started craving them when she left so I rolled up my sleeves and joined chef Zane in the kitchen. We baked these cookies and boy oh boy are these cookies yummy!!!
Shortbread Cookies
 3/4 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
 1 cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 6 to 7 ounces very good semisweet chocolate, finely chopped 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and 1 cup of sugar until they are just combined. Add the vanilla. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour and salt, then add them to the butter-and-sugar mixture. Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together. Dump onto a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk. Wrap in plastic and chill for 30 minutes.
Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and cut with a 3 by 1-inch finger-shaped cutter. Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges begin to brown. Allow to cool to room temperature.  When the cookies are cool, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Put 3 ounces of the chocolate in a glass bowl and microwave on high power for 30 seconds. (Don't trust your microwave timer; time it with your watch.) Stir with a wooden spoon. Continue to heat and stir in 30-second increments until the chocolate is just melted. Add the remaining chocolate and allow it to sit at room temperature, stirring often, until it's completely smooth. Stir vigorously until the chocolate is smooth and slightly cooled; stirring makes it glossier.  Drizzle 1/2 of each cookie with just enough chocolate to coat it.
Hope you enjoy :)
Much love to you all

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Your Baby Can Read!® Video - Lauren

Got an exciting box in the mail today!!!!
I am excited that I have two babies who can learn to read together. 
Having little Winston around last week got us inspired to buy Baby Can Read. Winston is already reading many words and just loves learning more and more. 
Here is just one of many inspiring videos.

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the page to pause my music before you begin.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Cozy Road Trip

Got away for the weekend with cousin Winston, brother in-law Benjamin and my sister in-law Elizabeth. Did I mention that my sister-in law happens to be my twin as well?
Its so fun having the babies all together.
So glad that my in-laws will be here until Monday.
 They made an earlier than expected surprise visit out to Ohio and will be staying longer then they first thought.
What a happy solution to such a lonely heart of mine :)


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