March 6, 2014 § 1 Comment
My oldest has an event at school tomorrow morning, and I was asked to bring a baked item. According to Little Mister, his teachers think I bake well (apparently the liked the cookies at Christmas), and I’m okay with all of that.
Given my recent dietary restraints, and knowing that a typical American breakfast is wheat heavy, I thought of what to make. Hrm. I decided to search for a gluten recipe to bake my favorite thing: banana bread. Through the glory of the inter webs, I found one that appealed to me. I also had all the ingredients on hand.
I picked up these eggs at the Marietta Farmer’s Market last weekend. I love brown eggs, but green? Yum!!
Fast forward a few mashed bananas, and this recipe: voila! This recipe has a streusel topping that I omitted because it has pecans in it and I worry about nut allergies, which is crazy since the bread does have almond butter. Can’t win ’em all.
My kids and I had a sliver of the bread, just in case it wasn’t good. It was good. So, so good!
January 30, 2014 § Leave a comment
May 15, 2012 § 2 Comments
I’ve been trying to get these photos up for weeks! Little Mister’s class took a field trip to Oakhurst Garden recently. It was a blast! The kids learned a lot and had such fun!
Q Man was sick that day so he got to come along with us.
The garden has a lot of beautiful details
A bee that even I can tolerate
Fruits, vegetables, herbs
An old wagon repurposed into a dragon flower bed (really, it’s adorable!)
And worms (yes, there is a worm from the compost pile in Little Mister’s hand)
March 23, 2012 § 1 Comment
I love any reason to sew – especially when children and fundraisers are involved. The boys’ school has an auction every spring and each class makes a class project. They are always so adorable! Last year I made this and it’s still a favorite. Sadly, my friend Barb is the happy owner. Guess I should make a new one. But, I digress.
This year I thought it would be fun to make a tee pee. My friend, Julia, found a pattern a few years ago then decided to make her own. Of course. Her tee pee was adorable and she was kind enough to let me use her pattern.
Putting the tee pee together was SO quick and easy. I did modify it a bit, though. Julia used French seams for the openings. I serged all the parts of mine together.
Julia used grommets and leather cording to close the tee pee. I reinforced the back of the opening with woven fusible then used large eyelets and 5/8″ ribbon to close.
I used acrylic paint and had each child put their handprints and footprints on the tee pee.
Close up of the footprints.
Little Mister told me that I was not to come home without the tee pee in hand. He was THRILLED when I told him that it was his. So far it’s been a good investment – Sean loves to play with it and buying the darn thing benefited the boys’ school.
February 29, 2012 § Leave a comment
November 10, 2011 § Leave a comment
Q Man recently discovered yogurt. I was chowing down on some one day and he wanted a bite. Of course I gave him some which led me to give him his very own cup. In addition to yogurt being a tasty and delicious snack, it’s relatively healthy and gives Q Man an opportunity to work with a spoon.
It was a fun but messy adventure.
Yogurt was everywhere, including his hair. Little Mister found it amusing.
Fast forward a few weeks, and more yogurt in the hair adventures, and I knew I had to cut Q Man’s hair. I really didn’t want to do it but it was time. Here’s the before
And the after
I have to be honest – I cried a little when his hair was getting cut. I kept some of the curls, too. Q Man looks like a real little boy now. It’s bittersweet.
Little Mister got his hair cut, too; not that you can tell with his bike helmet
And I even managed to snap a cute photo of both boys. Yes, can you say Christmas card? LOL