Thursday, April 28, 2011

April Love List

Bountiful Baskets - This pregnancy I’ve craved vegetables (never done that before). So I love Bountiful Baskets and now I can just walk down with my little red wagon and pick them up without getting in the car. Yay!

Love this salad dressing, Briannas Ginger Mandarin. Had it at a party and took me forever to find it because it was at Nikki’s grocery store. That’s where my sister-in-law shops and Logan knows I hate it and he tells Nikki that every time they go there. So you can find this at Dick’s Market and not at Smith’s Marketplace (aka Mommy’s store).

I don’t want to move but I dream about rebuilding an old new house where we live. I love love love this floor plan – The Winslow.

Cake stands and tiered stands – I love them but why do they have to be so pricey. I’m in love with this one at Pottery Barn.

Also love this scalloped cake stand at Williams-Sonoma

I love this hand soap. I have a small obsession with basil so I love this. I also love their lemon verbena scent and just saw they have rosemary. I’ve found a few scents at Target but Walmart has the basil scent and a wider variety.

Last but certainly not least - Double Magnums. These are finally available in the US. I'm seriously not kidding when I say that since I had them in Europe every time I see an ice cream cooler I'd make Tad stop so I could see if they had any Magnums. You can now find these at Walmart and I hear Target too.

What are some things you love right now?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

Hopefully today Tad will mow the lawn for the first time this season. I just wanted to pass on a tip that we started doing 2 years ago that I thought I’d never do.

We live on .4 acre, and for the first 7 years we always bagged our grass after we mowed it. Well one day a neighbor who has a gorgeous lawn told us they never bag their grass, it’s too much waste. I just always assumed if you didn’t you’d have piles of grass (think school lawns). We’d easily fill up 1 – 1½ of our black garbage cans with what we’d mow each week and we’d have to limit it to once a week due to not enough garbage space. Most lawnmowers will mulch your grass after you mow them so you can’t even tell the difference (unless extra debris, long or wet grass). So I’m just throwing the suggestion out there if you’ve never tried just mulching your grass instead of bagging it. In case you aren’t convinced here are some more advantages to mulching vs. bagging:

  • Saves gas. We get our lawn done in one tank if we don’t bag. It takes more than one tank if we bag the grass. Also you save gas by not having the garbage man haul it to the dump.

  • Grass clippings provide additional nutrients to your lawn when they are mulched.

  • You could use your grass clippings in your compost.

  • Saves time - Less work for your husband and that makes mine happy and complain less.

I’m hoping to throw out some greener suggestions every once and awhile. Don’t worry they’ve been small changes we’ve made at our house but some of the changes have made things a lot easier than the way we were doing them and it’s just another bonus that they are better for the environment too.
Image courtesy of Grievous Bodily Charm

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Zucchini Fritters

I had some zucchini I needed to use and so these were it. I tricked Logan into eating them by telling him they were like chicken nuggets. The real kicker is I got Tad to eat 3 of them. MIRACLE! Might be the fact that you fry them and they probably aren’t nutritious anymore or the fact they don’t really taste like zucchini. We’ll definitely make these again. **I didn’t like them as leftovers they were too soggy so next time I’ll save the batter and only fry what we will eat for that meal. Click here for the recipe.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lay Baby Lay

I have MAJOR spring fever at my house so these last two kind of nice days, I’ve spent every second outside instead of blogging.

Today I want to share my favorite site for nursery inspiration. If you aren’t expecting or know anyone expecting, I’d still check out the site. She finds the most amazing prints on Etsy (Bomobob is one she introduced me to) and most of her stuff on there isn’t way over the top expensive like a lot of other style blogs.

I totally love this Lumberjack room she came up with. I totally want to redo Logan’s room right now. Oh and in case you didn’t know we are expecting another boy in August.

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Friday, April 8, 2011


Warning – I’ll be back to blogging next week. My weekend goals are this: