Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cake Making

The past two days we have had a cooking frenzy. Carla rolls, salsa, cake, cupcakes, frosting, cut up fruit, pizza was pretty intense. I love days when I am really in the mood to cook/bake and we just spend most of the day in the kitchen. My little babes love it too.....which makes it all the sweeter. Here are a few shots of the baking. Enjoy!
the cake's bottom layer...that was a delicious failure:)

mister serious face...being pouty about something

baker extraordinaire isabelle

beaters from the frosting-yum

cheers to happy baking!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

"I love" Mondays

I love introducing my kiddos to Peeps.....and thinking...will they HATE them as much as me? Not thinking so just yet.....

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Little Helper

I was making cornbread on Tuesday and had this little helper.

Now you know why I love cooking with my little loves!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Eggs....simple and stunning

Have you ever noticed how insanely beautiful and visually appealing that eggs are? The shell....white but with lovely texture...that slight bumpy surface all evenly spread. I had never really thought much about eggs-until this lovely Tuesday morning when we decided to dye a few. The color suddenly brought to life just how amazing the eggs really were.....I could not stop staring at them. I love them. I have tried placing them in bowls to make a fun little vignette...but I just keep pulling them out and placing them back in the egg carton for it is then that I can see their whole shape and beauty. Weird yes. I know. But I am so happy that we dyed eggs today-because now my eyes get to feast on these beauties for a whole week at least!!
the lovely white eggs and cups of possibility

happily letting our eggs soak

mr smiley himself ready to dye eggs

pretty proud of her beauties

such fun colors

he might have cracked one after this picture

the eggs

they are so lovely!

Monday, April 18, 2011

"I love" Mondays

I love Mondays-since this weekend was so full (in a delicous wonderful way) it is so nice to have just laid back Mondays-and today is just that!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

"I love" Mondays

This week and weekend were such a gift!!
Saturday morning we
got chocolate crossiants at Suzettes and nibbled them away
walked around front campus and chased squirrels with the little ones
walked to the library and got some fun things to enjoy
browsed through the Wheaton College art building
ate at Potbelly's for lunch-so yummy
played in the backyard
filled my new desk with lovelies and rearranged the  basement
It was relaxing and beautiful and full of my little family and creating!! Here are some things I am loving this Monday-
my new (used) desk for creating that Nate got me...I ADORE IT!!!!

a beautiful little nest Isabelle, Judah and I found on our walk

dried flowers we found on the walk-God's beauty never ceases to stun me!

my loves playing at the window
Hope your Monday is lovely!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


The art I have been creating lately.....I have about 5 more (literally) of these little/big canvases that I am working on. I am addicted to encaustic painting-the great moment of applying the wax and seeing as your painting/collage takes on a whole new feel. What a delight!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

"I love" Mondays

I love Mondays....

I love nate teaching isabelle to love peanuts as much as him

i love when she dances

i love every face he makes