We’re a week away from this baby’s scheduled due date, and I’m already getting a good dose of instruction in patience. Most of my clothes don’t fit anymore, even the maternity ones. My back makes a really gross crunching sound with almost every step. The couch has become the most comfortable (and boring) place to be. Motivation to leave the house is at an all-time … Continue reading And more waiting…
I posted this recipe last fall. But I just made it again, and it knocks my (and hubby’s) socks off, so it deserves another mention. Just to be clear….this dish is kind of like a veggie dessert. It’s not quite as dessert-y as pumpkin pie, but it’s definitely crossing into the gray area between a sweet side dish and an all-out fall dessert. And that’s … Continue reading Butternut Squash Custard Bake
A lovely reader emailed me recently about the Norwegian table prayer sitting on the buffet in our dining room. Since this isn’t the first time I’ve gotten questions on that prayer, I thought I’d just do a little post about it. My mom’s side of the family is from a heavily Scandinavian part of the country, and although they’ve got some Swedish in them, they … Continue reading A Scandinavian Table Prayer
With Baby’s arrival anticipated for the day after Halloween, our Halloween plans are pretty much nil this year. No annual Halloween party. No costumes (even though painting my belly like a basketball and wearing a jersey would be SO fun!) No plans for the trick-or-treaters. Sorry. We’re probably going to be one of the boring, dark, undecorated, uninviting houses this year. No legitimate reason to … Continue reading A Halloween Treat
***This post was originally from October 2010! Somehow an edit caused it to repost in October 2011. Sorry for the confusion – this bathroom remodel is all done and here’s a quick jump to the reveal if you haven’t seen it yet! And now back to the original post…*** When we first moved into our house, we anticipated changing a few things. And we … Continue reading Repost: Master Bath: Got Space?
I’ve been yakking about this “black, white, and teal” nursery for long enough, don’t you think? I’m probably about as sick of hearing about my “half-finished” projects, and “can’t show you all of it quite yet” as you are. But now that Baby is due in less than a month, we finally got it pulled together! Anyway, the nursery is pretty colorful these days, but … Continue reading The Nursery Reveal!
Since I admire one of my favorite projects almost daily (except on those days I don’t open the curtains), and since my blogging skills have improved a leeeetle bit since the original post back in March of 2010, I thought I’d do a recap of the $10 “transom window” I made with dollar store supplies. As much as this picture shows how impatient I was … Continue reading Time Capsule: $10 Transom Window