Monday, March 19, 2012

March Madness

It's march madness at our house.  My remote has been stolen by the NCAA.  My bracket has been shot by Cinderella stories and sleeper teams. (my husband is secretly breathing a sigh of relief)  The only hope I have is that I picked Baylor to win it all :)  In honor of the basketball antics here are a few fun pictures thanks to my sister and fellow "green and golder."

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Spring Break 2012

Any new sewing or crochet projects were put on hold this week was spring break for J!!!  Little L and I were way excited :)
Here's a recap in pictures of our week.

The Lorax in 3D.  L actually wore her glasses correctly the whole time.  
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It's not." ~Dr. Seuss
 Of course there was some play time in the sprinkler.  Here's an action shot of L showing off her new bathing suit for this season.  
 A close up of the cuteness.  
 We made a container garden.  Well I should say I made a container garden.   L helped me pic out colors of chalk for the labels.  Otherwise her "help" was to spread the dirt out on the porch, not actually get any in the pots.  Haha. 
Since it's spring, the produce at the grocery store has been looking much better.  So we made plenty of juices for the whole family.  You can read more about the juice here.

Monday will be back to the grind stone as they say.  Happy Spring Break to everyone!!!

Beet Juice

*** you will need a juicer (not food processor/blender) to make this juice ***

There's something you should know about before reading this post.  Given the choice, I would eat nothing but chocolate all day.  0:)  I just don't particularly like the way veggies taste.  Knowing that, I can tell you that this juice is not only tolerable but.....kinda tasty.  Whew.  There, I said it. 

All jokes aside, the juice is pretty good.  Especially considering that it full of fruits and veggies.  It's so good my four year old not only drink its, but asks for it.  

What you'll need for the juice:
1 beet.  approximately lemon sized.  much bigger and the juice will be somewhat bitter
1 radish
4 carrots
2 celery stalks
1 lemon
1 orange (optional) my husband throws them in there, i can't taste a difference.  

I put them through the juicer in that order.  The more citrus items help flush out more of the juice from the first items.  

Then out comes......

Beautiful beet juice.  I know, it seems like an oxymoron.  

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Positive Affirmation

So I've been getting a few hits on my shop from project nursery.  I had never heard of this site before, so today during "quiet time" I thought I'd head on over there and see what it was all about.  From my brief visit there, what  I can tell is that it's a social networking site where people can share photos of how they are preparing for their new baby.  Pretty cool I thought.  About 4 pages in, I came across this picture..
room from door
So cute, right?  Did you notice that blanket draped over the chair????  That my chevron blanket!  It's so neat to see it in it's natural habitat! lol.  I love the colors of the nursery especially the pops of blue!  It's really cool to see  that she is using something I made for this special occasion.