Tuesday, July 29, 2014
In high school I got very involved in scrapbooking. I loved cutting paper and making designs. My mom and I would scrapbook for hours, and it was fun to relive memories and we compiled them onto pages. Now, however, the thought of scrapbooking is simply exhausting! I can't fathom pulling out a bunch of paper to cut into small scraps, gluing it, organizing it, and cleaning it all up. There are plenty of other things I would rather do. I prefer to make digital scrapbooks that I can have printed which saves me from all of the clean up!
Monday, July 28, 2014
My dad was always my hero. He was in the military and, growing up, I always felt like he was my own soldier; he was there to protect me. No other relationship quite compares to the one I share with my daddy.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
With my second son, I started cloth diapering him when he was 1 year old. I loved that I was saving our family some money during law school and had a system down that worked for me. I used prefolds and plastic covers which were the least expensive option for us at the time. When I found out that we were expecting again, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to cloth diaper her or not.
When I was introduced to Kawaii cloth diapers, my attitude changed a bit…their diapers are so adorable and I love that they are adjustable in size. They sent me two diapers to review… a Red Pink Stripes Little Green Baby Bamboo, and a Mom Label Minky Bamboo Charcoal.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Peach season is here and during the summer I tend to fantasize about peach cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top…yum!
Last year my husband brought home a few pounds of peaches and I set off to make my peach cobbler. I tried to make peach cobbler in the crock pot but when we ate it, the peaches were still very tart. A day later, however, it was DELICIOUS!
That’s not the point of this post though. The point is, there’s a way to peel peaches quickly without wasting any of the peach itself. I learned how to from Movita Beaucoup, and here’s how:
- Put a large pot of water on the stove and turn on high.
- Wash your peaches
- Gently score an X on the bottom of each peach, just barely cutting through the skin
- Put your peaches in boiling water for one minute (less ripe peaches may require a little more time).
- Remove and put in a large bowl full of ice water to stop the peaches from cooking more.
- Gently remove the skin, peeling from the corners where you scored the X
- And, done! Cut, remove the pit and use those peaches for anything your heart desires :).