Thursday, October 29, 2009

One of those days

It's 11am and I am not dressed yet. Carter is down for a nap after a very cranky morning. I'm hoping this will be a long nap, but since the lawn care service just showed up to clean up leaves I am doubtful it will be.
I've been such a bad blogger lately. Life seems to always get in the way of blogging. What's new with us?
Tim and I celebrating our 3 year anniversary on Oct. 20th. It's hard to believe that it's been that long already. We celebrated by making a crab dinner at home. It was relaxing and delicious.
Carter was sick on Sunday and Monday with Roseola. He had high temps for 2.5 days and then the telltale rash on his torso. We were relieved that it was just this and not anything serious. We're not sure whether he picked it up from MOPS or from ECFE, both of which we attended at the end of last week. (I'm leaning towards ECFE because of the timing of it all.)
I had two interviews yesterday and will have one today. Two of the jobs are pretty much part time retail-ish positions. The other is still part time, but more of an office position. My unemployment runs out in another month and we can't afford to live without it with Tim's hours being reduced so drastically lately.
I am thinking about doing a craft show that our MOPS group is putting on as a fundraiser. My only hang up is whether or not I can get enough stuff done in the next couple weeks to have anything to sell. I need to finalize my decision within the next day or so and reserve my table.
I've been working like crazy to get Christmas presents done too. So far I have 1.5 quilts done for gifts and 3.5 to go. I'm not getting too nervous yet.

Monday, October 19, 2009

My new love

I just completed a bigger version Merry and Bright. I'm so excited to have something wintery to snuggle up with on the couch. :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Banana Pancakes

After seeing a recipe for banana pancakes on one of my favorite blogs,, I decided to see if I could adapt my recipe to add banana. Check out Jen's blog if you get a chance. She never fails to amaze me on her cooking, thrifting, and crafting abilities.

Banana Pancakes
2 cup all-purpose flour
4 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk (I like to use skim)
2 ripe bananas, mashed with fork
1/2 cup cooking oil

1. In mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder,baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In another mixing bowl combine eggs, milk, bananas, and cooking oil. Add to flour mixture. Stir just until combined still slightly lumpy.
2. Cook on lightly greased griddle or skillet over medium heat until pancake is bubbly and edges are slightly dry.

I like to serve these with chocolate chips. They are delicious! It is possible to take out the egg if you have an allergy. (I learned this by accident when I forgot to add them one day) Add a little more milk if it looks to thick.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Merry and Bright Quilt

I just finished my first Christmas gift. I love it so much I might have a hard time giving it away. I will most likely end up making one that is slightly larger to keep for myself. It ended up 40" by 50".

I fall in love with pretty much every quilt I've made so far, but this one has stolen my heart! :)