Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Book in Review: The Paris Wife

Still riding the high of how good Midnight in Paris was
(which I did come late to..
who gets to go to the movies anymore..
oh maybe people without infants =) )

 I read The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.. 
It took me a while to get it.. 
as I was number 45 on the waiting list at the library.. 
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It was really enjoyable.. 
I love a book that I can becoming easily 
sucked in to.. 
and quickly too... 

I love to become a little too involved in the books I am reading.. 
taking the pain of this scorned wife a little too seriously... 

In fact after reading this I feel inspired to go search
out Hemingway's work.. 
which I have read a bit here and there, 
but not for a long time.. 
maybe match up some of the stories 
with his life events.. 
even though this book is fiction.. 
the basis is in real events.. 

This 1920s Paris has a bit of a hold on me
as of late.. 
and I think I might go read 
Zelda by Nancy Milford
(Zelda Fitzgerald)
Especially because I have it hanging around 
on my bookshelf.

What are you reading?
I love a new book.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Baby Food...

So like many others I have decided to
make my own baby food...
I did make my older son's food for a few months.. 
and then stopped when I started my student teaching.. 
but I am back at it with kid number two... 

It's comforting to know what exactly 
is going into those little bodies.. 
and especially since my older son had so many 
it's actually a little easier than standing in the store
reading labels forever.. 

I found this book to be a great resource..
Top 100 Baby Purees

And I just recently stumbled onto this website... 
and it looks pretty good too!

This week we are still working on apples.. 
and then moving to pears.. 
so exciting!





and heat when ready!

No added anything.. 
and it actually tastes pretty good.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Inspired Kale Chips...

On Thursday armelle 
posted a recipe for kale chips..
as I have been meaning to make these for a while
I decided to try it after a trip to our local farmer's market...

They turned out quite yummy I think...
and even my son and husband ate some..
avid veggie dislikers.. 



Go here for the recipe...

These little chips would be very lovely 
on salads, soups, and even some scrambled eggs.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

ready, set, and go...

Hello world...
and welcome..

I thought I would make a little place for myself
to chatter away...

A place to share pretties..
to share my mommyhood experiences...
maybe a few recipes..
a little bit of my everyday life..
the bliss amongst the chaos..
such as life with two little boys brings..
and here we are.

I hope you enjoy..
and thanks for visiting.