Monday, February 16, 2009

Eat your Veggies

I'm trying to get my girls to eat more vegetables, especially Annie who is a big fan of spitting things out of her mouth. So I was so excited when I got an idea from my friend Melissa, a "green monster shake". And it totally worked, so I thought I'd pass it on to anybody else who might have trouble with giving their kids enough veggies.

Green Monster Shake (this made enough for my girls, James, and I)

1 1/2 cups orange juice
1 ripe banana
1 cup ice
fill up rest of blender with raw baby spinach

My girls loved it! And I tried it, and you really can't taste the spinach, it was yummy. Let me know if you try it and it works for you too!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

As Good as it gets

If you're looking for clutter free countertops, you don't want to come to my house! But, after cleaning my kitchen this morning, I thought to myself, "This looks pretty good, and it's about as good as it gets." So I decided to take a couple pictures of my kitchen.

I love my kitchen window, I never close the blinds. I think it would look cute with some cafe curtains, don't you?

This is where I spend a majority of my time in the kitchen. Baking center/cutting board/sink/knife area

I cross-stitched this little doodah when James and I got married, I know it's hokey, but I like to cross-stitch, right Beth? Although, I haven't done it in a really long time, actually.

And, here is my island on a good day. What can I say? It is the perfect place for things to go that don't have a place. The never ending piles and clutter, I just can't seem to shake this bad habit. It is the bane of my existence. Okay, that's a little dramatic, but still.

Friday, February 06, 2009


Having one o'clock church, we have some extra time in the morning. So, why not try curlers? After much coaxing, crying, and dirty looks, I got Natalie to try them. And, it was kind of fun, but not quite as curly as I was picturing in my mind. It did make her hair look extra full though, kinda Marilyn Monroeish.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Little Posers

Natalie has started posing for nearly every picture I take of her. And Annie says "Cheeee" whenever she sees the camera pointed at her.