Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Monkey 1 took these photos. . . . very nice.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Don't get me wrong -- I love my Etsy shop, my work, my customers. But I love my children more, and my time with them as little ones is very, very brief. I have felt this pull, this whisper, for a long time, but ignored the message. This whisper recently became a wail through certain events -- and I can no longer ignore the message.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I've decided to give it another try. I went with gDiapers this time, on the glowing recommendation from a friend. They are a "hybrid" diaper, whatever that means. All I know is that they are trim (not bulky), and they don't leak. That alone earns these diapers a gold star in my book.
You can purchase both disposable/flushable inserts and/or cloth inserts for the gDiapers. I did purchase one package of the flushable inserts for when we travel, and have only used one so far. It held up great -- no leaks. For every day home use, I purchased some prefolds from a friend of a friend, and trimmed them down to the size of a small prefold. This works amazingly well, and was very inexpensive ($15 for 2 dozen!)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thank you for all the kind comments and congrats. . . I really appreciate them all!
And yes, they're finally ready --
Other than that, we've been packing, cleaning, decluttering. Not much fun, but it sure feels good to be making progress.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
a set of three sachets. . .
and a little vial of lavender essential oil for refreshing your dryer sachets!
And a really BIG sale!
It's time for our Etsy Texas Crafter's First Monday Sale! Over 100 shops are participating this month. . . which could mean early holiday shopping for you at deep discounts. Check out this link for a list of participating shops and their sales! (I'm offering 20% off everything in my shop today.)
Friday, September 4, 2009
We're moving, for real this time, within the next 6 weeks or so. Or as soon we find a new home. I'm sure I'll have more to post on this later. And I'm sure you can't wait to hear about how I pack and move a household of 10, complete with action shots. :)
Now, the bread. . . .
If the photo is not enough to convince you, please take my word for it -- you really MUST try this recipe. It's very simple, and the pay-off is huge. It made 2 loaves, with pockets of cream cheese (cheese cake!) throughout. Very moist, and absolutely delicious.
The walnuts are on top of my bread, only because I forgot to add them to the batter. That's what I get for trying to house-hunt online and bake at the same time.
Just remember, if you buy the huge can of pumpkin (like I do), or make your own pumpkin puree, the smaller can (15 oz.) called for in the recipe is equivalent to 1 3/4 cups of pumpkin puree. Thanks to Olivia27 on Craftster for posting this fabulous recipe!