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update

March 29, 2013

Hello Lovies!

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I am so sorry that I have been horribly LATE in writing posts. You see, the thing is that I actually have been very busy with lots of business happenings and have put my attention to getting things put together for the business and have ignored this blog a bit. There is going to be a huge transition here on this little blog of mine and I can’t WAIT to share it with you all.

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In the meantime here is what has been happening via instagram.

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My sister Jessica flew in for a visit from Washington Dc and saw Jackson for the first time. Got some lovely outings with my beloved mom, sent out Jackson’s birth announcements (I know, I know, he was born in November and I am just getting them out, spring has sprung and Jackson likes to wake up at 5 am now. Oh lovely. Till next time!

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Bouquet inspiration

January 22, 2013

I came across these bouquets beauties and just had to share them! These cold grey winter days sure could use a pop of color now and then!

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Potato Leek Soup

January 18, 2013

 

I am a big locavore.  I enjoy buying and preparing local good eats.  About three years ago when we lived in Virginia, we became locavores.  There were farmers markets Saturdays and Thursdays, where dozens of local farms sold fresh produce.  Constantly a sight around the countryside were signs like, “Fresh eggs, $3.00 a dozen.”  I found a local farmer who sold raw milk and I bought one of his CSA shares.  Every Tuesday I would drive to pick up our box of fresh veggies from the farm, and then head out to gather pints of strawberries or dug up potatoes to get the “You pick” items that were offered in bulk.

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When we moved back to California, already being in the habit of eating locally, I quickly found a farm that offered CSA shares and now recieve a weekly box of organic produce. Leeks have been coming in droves in the boxes recently. Not being a real fan of leeks I always put them in the back of the refrigerator and wait till they either wilt or give them away. What do you do with them?! Well, I came across a reciepe that I love!

I found it off of this site.

Potato Leek Soup:

  • the white and pale green part of 2 large leeks, split lengthwise, washed well, and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 pound boiling, potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves

1) In a large pot, cook the leeks in butter with salt and pepper to season it. Cover the pan and stir occasionally for 8-10 mins until the leeks are soft.

2) Add water, broth, and the potatoes. Make sure you have peeled the potatoes and cut them in 1/2 inch cubes. Cover and simmer the mixture for 20 mins or until the potatoes are tender.

3) Pour all of the soup into your handy blender and blend away.  Season it with salt and pepper and add the parsley to garnish it.That’s all!

It took me less than 30 mins to make this dinner and it was gone in less than 10 since it was so good!

 

 

 

1 month

January 16, 2013

Jackson at 1 month 2 weeks.

Here is a chunkiness update. Do you think he gets enough to eat?!

Thank you to my lovely friend Treasure for these cute blocks. You can get them here.

 

kiss your mom

January 15, 2013

 

 

The lovely Erin Milnik took this picture. I can’t wait to share the whole photo shoot soon!

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Confession: I love my mom….seriously, there is no other person on earth that brings as much comfort and peace into a room like my mother. I have always had a deep appreciation for my mom and felt like I loved her pretty well, but now that I have become a mother myself…Oh man! How much I appreciate her now!!

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There are times where I felt like I was pretty selfless before I became a parent… I would try to get up early each morning and make a warm breakfast for my husband, throw a sandwich into his lunch pail, and send him out the door with a kiss. I know, so 1950′s style right?  But after the door shut and the man was on his way to work, I had all day till dinner time to work on my business, get coffee with friends, and  meet clients. There was not a lot of total selfless giving that was required of me.

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Well, let me tell you… now…. motherhood blows your pre-parent selfless giving out of the water big time folks. It does bring you fresh joy, different from what you have ever felt pre-parent, during marriage, but it requires more sacrifice than you realized – no matter how many times parents prep you for this adventure.  There have been many nights recently since Jackson came down with a bad stuffy nose where we have been up together late at night, him being miserable because he can’t breath out of his nose and me, bone tired trying to soothe his little heart.  I have often thought of my mom during those late night sessions where I am giving all that I can give to my precious little boy.  You give everything you have to be a mom…your body, your energy, your mind (you constantly are aware and think about your baby), your emotions, and your heart. It is a great sacrifice but one that brings you deep joy. Then I ponder the highest of love relationships…how God sent His own precious Son to  die for me! I have seen God’s love for me now in a new light…how MUCH he loves us. Such deep, deep love!!

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My mother did this for me too… she stayed up all of those late nights, helping me with stuffy noses. She left her master’s degree in French literature, her travels around the world, all to be with her husband and four little baby girls. She was happy to leave it all behind because she found greater joy in four little girls that kept her up with colic, stuffy noses, and temperatures.  She did sacrifice, but she found still deeper and deeper lasting joy.

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So my encouragement for you today is to go kiss your mother.  She has given up the world for you and loves you more than you realize.

 

 

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