Monday, April 28, 2008

Bread and More Bread

We were having some family over for dinner on Saturday night for a birthday celebration...and in my typical "over doing it" way, I couldn't just make one loaf of bread. Nope. The fear of having it not turn out well forced me into making 2 types. The left two are just a yummy white bread recipe, the far right is a great Farmhouse Pumpernickel. Did you know that cocoa powder is an ingredient in pumpernickel...I learn something new everyday! The little roll was white bread dough given to BO2 to make his own...they always like handling the doughs when I bake. The smaller loaf in the upper right corner is a sourdough loaf I made the day before. I used an "Easy Sourdough Starter" recipe with not the best results. The bread tasted good, but it took a FULL DAY for the bread to rise after shaping! I'm sure I did something wrong! And I know my yeast is good, because the other loaves rose perfectly. Oh well, guess I'll have to try a Not-so-easy starter recipe. Anyone have a good one?
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Photo Shoot #1

This was my first attempt at getting a picture of his tooth...didn't work, but I thought it was a cute picture!
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Two Chompers

Well, in a span of about 2 weeks we've seen the arrival of BO3's first two bottom teeth! The first was tough, but #2 seemed to be easier on him. Nothing that a few doses of baby pain-reliever can't cure :) It's hard to see the second tooth in this picture, but it's there...have you ever tried to take a picture of a baby's tooth? It's harder than you think! Other than that excitement, we've been busy as usual. Hubby was gone to Holland for 8 days for a business trip; luckily Beppe came to stay with us to help with the hectic week. We finished stripping wallpaper in both boys' rooms and she helped by painting BO1 & BO2's room an "ARMY" color. I'll post pictures later (gotta finish the camaflouge curtains first!) Hubby's off tomorrow for another 2 day/1 night trip for work. This time to CA. Another week of soccer and swimming lessons to look forward to! Oh, and a Pampered Chef party I'm hosting on Friday night! That should be, drink, friends. Good way to spend an evening!
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Saturday, April 05, 2008

My Cute Models

This was a proto-type of the bib featured below. I made this one with a cute camo frog flannel I found at JoAnn's. I did this with raw edges to have the frayed affect after washing...but since I didn't have seams the bib came out a bit too big! But they were really cute models, so I couldn't resist a picture!
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Quick Crafting for a Baby

We have some friends who were blessed with an available baby girl for adoption on INCREDIBLY short notice...can you say hours?! I had seen this tutorial for cute burp cloths and had the opportunity to make girly ones! Haven't made any for BO3 yet. By the time I get to it for him he'll be done spitting up!

The bibs were something I'd seen on-line and then again at a local retail store whose logo happens to contain a red circle. I thought they were fun so I picked out some pretty non-baby fabric and sewed into the wee hours one night. I think they came out cute considering I am NOT a seamstress. I like anything with straight lines!
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