Sunday, March 27

(Not) Etsy Sunday

Instead of window shopping on Etsy, this week I've been over looking at all the goodies to be had at Anthropologie.  I could never actually afford any of their things, but oh goodness, if I had all of the money in the world......
They sell beautiful vintage inspired clothes and fabulous handbags (drool).  But they also sell amazing home goods, too.  Of course that's what I found most appealing.
Imprinted Pallete Egg Caddy
Wide-Eyed Dishtowel
Sewing Basket Apron and they have a matching children's size!
Utensil Go Round Spinner  LOVE this
Frukost Dishtowel
Pure and Good Hand Duo
Tea & Crumpets Apron
Barista Dishtowel
Farmer's Egg Crate
Jitterbug Apron
Washable Paper Bag

Wednesday, March 23

The Babies Put Pudge in Puj Tub

I have loved our Puj Tub, but The Babies have outgrown it much faster than I expected.  So we are in the market for a new baby tub.  I need suggestions from experienced mommies.  

I don't like the huge plastic tubs that take up a lot of space, although, we rarely use the shower in our guest bathroom and could store the tub there.  Also, I have chronic lower back pain from several auto accidents, and I liked that the Puj Tub fit in the kitchen sink so I didn't have to bend. 

What kind of baby tub do you have?  Do you like it?  What don't you like about it?  Is it worth the money you spent on it?  Should I just hold out until they are sitting up on their own and put them in the tub without a baby tub?


Monday, March 7

Easy Spinach Dip Recipe

I finally got my hands on a super yummy spinach dip recipe.  Thanks, Momma Carol! 

1 packge of Knorr dried vegetable soup mix
8 oz of mayonnaise
16 oz sour cream
1 bunch of green onions, finely chopped
1 can of water chestnuts, finely chopped
10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained on paper towels

Mix soup mix, mayo, and sour cream together.  Stir in green onions and water chestnuts.  Making sure all of the water is squeezed out, add the spinach a little at a time, stirring in between.  Let sit at least 4 hours but it's best when it sits overnight. 

Because of the consistency, this dip can be eaten with veggies, baguette slices, or even spread on a sandwhich wrap.

Sunday, March 6

Etsy Sunday

I have got spring fever like crazy!  I can't wait to start playing in the dirt this year.  I know a garden is out of the question but hopefully we can save a little money to plant a few herbs. 
I've been researching homemade bird feeders and have a few projects to share with you soon.  Until then, this week's Etsy Sunday is just for Sister.  We'll call it Gnome Sunday.
Crocheted with Red Hat
Mooning Gnome
Scotty the Fun Gnome
Handy Gnome Apron
Gnomeo and His Juliet
Gnome Flipping the Bird
Sleepy Gnome
Mini Gnome
Tiny Vinyl Decal
Gnome Birdbath 
Gnome Sweet Gnome

Saturday, March 5

Key Lime Bars

Have you had these?  Oh. My. Gosh.  They were on sale at Harris Teeter last week (BOGO, I think) so I picked one up.  All of the muffin mixes were gone and only these and Lemon Bars were left.  (At our house, we like lime much more than we like lemon.)  I waited three days before making them and they lasted a whole two days in the fridge.  They were aaaaamaaaazing!
I searched allrecipes for a "key lime bar" recipe and got nothin'.  Does anyone have a recipe close to these babies?  That would be outstanding!

Friday, March 4

Five Question Friday

Sweet 'ole Momma M over at My Little Life used another one of my questions!  (blush)  Number 3 is my suggested question.  That's two in a row.

1. Have you ever forgotten your child in a store or at school?
Well, we haven't had them very long.  Just give it time.

2. Where did you go on your very first date? (Like...first first, not first with your spouse or current significant other!)
I didn't date until college and even then we never went on elaborate dates.  We usually just ended up at Waffle House and drank coffee.  I would go home for the summer and have the worst headaches from caffeine withdraws. 
For my first date with The Pope oddly enough we went to Huddle House.  It was late when we finally met for the first time so we just stopped and talked for a few hours.  I changed my order a few times and the woman sitting behind me said to our waitress (within earshot of me), "Wow, she's high maintenance!"  The Pope should have known then.  Gosh, I love that man.

3. What's your "silly" fear? (We're not talking water and heights.)
When I was little, like middle school age, I watched an episode of Unsolved Mysteries (wasn't that show always so scary!) where a little boy woke up to aliens standing over his bed.  The aliens abducted him and then took him back home.  Later, during an x-ray, a tiny piece of white plastic was found under his skin. 
Big head, huge black eyes, little slit of a mouth....I've been afraid of aliens ever since. 

4. Confrontation: do you cause it, deal with is as it comes, or run far far away?
I am a pretty honest, opinionated person.  If I have a problem with something, or someone comes to me with a problem, I deal with it.  I definitely don't avoid confrontation.

5. Wood floors or carpet?
The Pope and I were just discussing getting rid of the carpet in our house and putting down hardwood floors.  With two dogs, two cats, and two growing babies hardwoods would be soooo much easier to keep clean.  The vacuum will only get up so much crud.  Oh, and I hate to think of The Babies starting to crawl around on this nasty floor.  Bleh!