May 2010

Etsy Favorites – Mustache Edition

May 28, 2010

There seems to be somewhat of a mustache mania going on out there, so I thought I would find some fun mustache items on Etsy for this week’s favorites. Mustache Bash Invite by cioprints – We had a mustache bash once, these invitations would have been perfect!Mustache on a Stick by florasbeesknees - Just what you […]

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Planting the Garden

May 26, 2010

I have never considered myself to have a green thumb.  Living in Arizona, I have enjoyed the benefits of having plants and flowers on a drip system so that I don’t have to remember to water them.  I have been wanting to try planting a garden however, and since I was given one for Mother’s […]

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Pretty Peas

May 26, 2010

The organic peas from our Bountiful Basket are so beautiful and delicious, I had to share some photos of them.  After helping me shuck some of them, Joe grabbed a handful of raw peas and ran off to enjoy them outside.  I steamed the rest for dinner in a steamer basket for a few minutes. […]

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This Week’s Bounty

May 24, 2010

Bountiful Baskets updated their website last week, and with that came a lot of confusion.  Ordering was down for a while, some of the orders were lost and had to be re-submitted, then pick-up times were changed at the last minute.  I was able to get our order in for an organic basket with a […]

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This Week’s Bounty

May 18, 2010

This week, when I picked up my Bountiful Basket, I noticed a white plastic grocery bag in the vegetable basket. I opened it up and found big beautiful brussels sprouts!  Excited, I said “Yes!  Brussels sprouts!”  Looking shocked, the lady next to me said, “Really?”  Yes, I know brussels sprouts are maybe the most hated […]

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Roasted Green Cauliflower

May 16, 2010

In last week’s Bountiful Basket, we got a beautiful head of green cauliflower. I wasn’t sure what to do with it, but my favorite way to cook almost any vegetable is to roast it.  So I decided to break up the cauliflower into little florets and roast them at a high temperature.  They turned out […]

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Etsy Favorites – Baseball Edition

May 14, 2010

This week I decided to combine two of my favorite things: Etsy and baseball.  Check out some of these fun finds: Lemon Peel Baseball by LemonBall - these are really cool baseballs inspired by the original lemon peel style baseballs used in the early 19th century. Vintage Waterproof Baseball Onesie from simonkellyvintage - a great vintage find! […]

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I made it: Car Seat Cover (aka Greeter Deterrent)

May 14, 2010

I saw this lovely Car Seat Cover (aka Greeter Deterrent) tutorial over at Cluck.Cluck.Sew a few weeks ago and thought it was such a clever idea.  What mom hasn’t had an experience in Walmart or Target when someone decides to come over and touch your brand new baby all over?  I really could have used […]

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Mother’s Day Surprises

May 12, 2010

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day!  Mine was a whole weekend filled with surprises.  On Friday, my dad was planning to teach Jeff how to do ribs on the smoker.  Since that is a pretty long process, my mom and I decided to take the kids to the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum.  I […]

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This Week’s Bounty

May 10, 2010

With Bountiful Baskets, you don’t know what you will get each week.  It is a big surprise when you get to the pickup spot, and that is half the fun.  This week was a “Week B” basket meaning you could choose to get conventional or organic.  Two weeks ago, I opted for organic and while […]

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