May 18, 2010

a little soundtrack: to my sweet pea

Here is a sweet cover done by Gabe Bondoc of "Sweet Pea" by Amos Lee - you may have heard it on a popular tv commercial for AT&T. This is for my little one, who the hubba affectionately nicknamed Blueberry because that is the size that our child was at 6 weeks! So maybe this is for Sweet Little Blue, instead of Sweet Pea. Can't wait to meet you LB, can't wait.

May 14, 2010

a new development

I haven't yet announced it on this blog yet -- but it's now official! The hubba and I are expecting our first child in October. And I'm cooking up lots of plans for the nursery and a few other fun projects, so hopefully I'll be able to keep up the blogging a bit more. I'll try not to make this totally a baby blog, but all this handmade baby stuff is just too cute for words! We'll see if I can resist it all! We're so excited that our first child is coming -- and soon we'll find out if it is a boy or a girl.

adorable bibs via downhomeamy

May 13, 2010

wonder foodie: chocolate wonder

Mmm ... we went to a friend's house for dinner today and we made this chocolate cake in little ramekins. It's very much like lava cake or flourless chocolate cake since it only has a 1/2 cup of flour in it. It was rich and delicious, and the perfect end to a simple meal. And in place of raspberry puree, I just used reduced sugar raspberry preserves. Yum. Chocolate is just the thing sometimes.

image via 100% chocolate cafe

May 12, 2010

live what you love

My dear sister-in-law gave me a teal letterpress print of the poster above, but here's a new edition in a lovely soft gray with a heart. Very inspirational, and reminds me of what really matters in life. Don't we want to incorporate our loves and passions into our daily lives?

I sure do. I want to live out my faith, my creativity, and so much more.