Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our Love is Here to Stay

Last Tuesday THS had a Jazz Concert. Here is a clip of Hope singing "Our Love is Here to Stay".
Thanks for getting this for us Marci!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

a new recipe

via The Cottage Journal


·        1 cup sour cream
·        2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
·        1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
·        2 teaspoons lime zest
·        1 teaspoon ground coriander
·        1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


In the work bowl of a food processor, combine 
sour cream, cilantro, and peppers; pulse until smooth.

Add lime zest, coriander, and salt; pulse to combine.

Store, covered, in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
{Makes approximately 1 cup}

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hope you had a
 Happy 4th Of July

Oliver, Ella, Addie & Preston

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Patriotic Wreath

via All You

  • 18" green Styrofoam wreath
  • 4 yards of 1 1/2" wide ribbon
  • 12" x 12" sheets of scrapbook paper
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Bone folder or metal ruler
  • Double-sided tape
  • Assorted star stickers
  • Hot-glue gun
1. Cut a sheet of paper into 6 pieces, each measuring 4" x 6", for large medallions. (To create a medium-size one, use 3" x 6" sheets, and for the small size, use a 2 1/2" x 3 1/4" sheet.)
2. Fold each piece of paper widthwise in 3/8" wide accordion-style pleats. Use a bone folder or the edge of a metal ruler to sharpen creases.
3. Fold each pleated piece of paper in half and tape inner edges together. Gently spread pleats apart. Arrange three fanned pieces together to form a circle, and join with tape. Add a star sticker to center. You will need approximately 40 of these medallions to create the wreath.
4. Wrap wreath in ribbon until completely covered. Tie ends to secure. Starting with largest medallion, hot-glue each to wreath. Continue with medium and small sizes until wreath is covered. Finish by gluing ornaments in place.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Oh Oliver

 More Ollie & some Birthday Wishes!

These are the sweetest pictures ever......
by Marci, Three Peas Photography.
It just happens to be her birthday today!

Happy Birthday to a wonderful daughter, sister, friend, mother & PHOTOGRAPHER!
You can capture more of the cuteness

 and always more

 at Kayley's [aka Oliver's Mom] Blog 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Our new little mom is featured on Francesca’s Blog!

You can read about it here:

Friday, April 13, 2012

Did you know

Today is National Peach Cobbler Day.
This I did not know!
Peach Cobbler Recipe
via Taste of Home


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cups sliced peeled fresh or frozen peaches
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Ground cinnamon, optional
  • Half-and-half cream


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in the milk just until combined; fold in peaches. Spread into a greased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, sugars, butter and nutmeg and cinnamon if desired. Bring to boil, stirring until sugars are dissolved. Pour over top.
  • Bake at 400° for 40-50 minutes or until filling is bubbly and a toothpick inserted in topping comes out clean. Serve warm or cold with cream. Yield: 8 servings.

However, I'm thrilled to have an excuse to make peach cobbler.
Here are some recipes that are Tried, True & Tested:
via Casey Leigh
To celebrate National Peach Cobbler Day, bake a delicious peach cobbler for dessert tonight!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thank You Thursday - Baby Love

Welcome Baby Oliver

We are so excited that Baby Oliver's arrival is soon upon us!  Last weekend
 we had a fun celebration for our cute mom-to-be, Kayley.  

Kayley's friend, Lisa, has this amazing house that is centrally located 
and offered it for us to have Kayley's Baby Shower.  

It was so fun planning and preparing for the shower and we couldn't be happier with how everything went.  
Marci is the "esteemed cook" in our family.  Her menu blog is my favorite reference when I need a recipe.  
She came up with ideas for food and prepared and  coordinated with some of 
Kayley's friends that wanted to help out. 

Kayley's sweet mother-in-law Lorna offered to take care of the dessert.  
 We decided cupcakes would be fun.  

Lorna shopped around 
and decided on the most amazing cupcakes.  She got them
They were delicious~
She brought three flavors and I really couldn't pick a favorite.  
Vanilla, Lemon and Peanut Butter Chocolate. 

Kayley designed amazing invitations, some banner letters, cupcake toppers 
and tags and labels for the food and favors.  
Cupcake Table

My mom addressed and mailed the invitations for us.  
She loves hand addressed letters. 

 I adored my assignment.  I got to take care of decorations and favors.
I had so much fun sewing circle banners.  It became addictive and before I knew it 
I had a mile of them.  As it turned out it was the perfect amount when 
 we went to set them up in Lisa's beautiful house the day before the shower.
They looked so pretty in the four front windows .

Kayley painted the "B is for Baby" sign when she was in High School.

I love using it for Baby Boy Showers.
Kayley e-mailed a file to show me the cupcake toppers she was designing.  I thought 
they were adorable and printed one not realizing it hadn't yet been re-sized. 
It was a 5 1/2 inch circle! It was so funny but I loved it 
and couldn’t bare to just toss it 
so I decided to incorporate it into a banner for the beverage bar. 

 I love this old window. It is so fun for holidays and parties. I found it 
on Etsy last year and it was perfect to feature the important announcement.  

There have been so many cute showers and parties where 
mason jars were used for drinking glasses and 
they were a nice size  for the "must have" striped straws.

The “Welcome Baby Oliver” banner Kayley designed was adorable.  
 After I printed it and cut it out I decided to add some pennants 
behind her letters to better show them off.

A couple of years ago I made advice and prediction cards for a friend’s baby shower.
I thought it would be fun for Kayley and Scott.

The food was divine.

For the favors I decided to make Rice Krispie Treat pops.

Something  simple and gluten free for Marci and Hope.  

I think they’re ready now 

A big thanks to Marci and Kayley's friend, Kalina for all of the wonderful pictures!