First and foremost: Waffle, butter, chocolate chips, fried egg (over easy), & syrup!
Kevin thought this was pure pregnancy eating, but I swear I would eat this on a normal day. I mean I used to love waffles with egg and syrup… and I love chocolate chip waffles, putting all five flavors together isn’t overkill is it? Man was it soooo good!
Second: I feel like Kevin and I are officially grown ups… We did yard work together this weekend. I know. Crazy! But it had to be done. These beautiful peonies were right next to our house… It’s like we were extending an open invitation for all ant kind.
And third: Sunday alone we sat outside and enjoyed this outside scene three times! First a cup of coffee in the morning with my husband. Second, lemonade for me and orange juice for the husband, right before we decided to go on our productive yard work streak. And then, root beers to cool off when we finished. We could have added a pint of Haagen Daz (per person) to that list, but we decided to take that to the couch!
How was your weekend?
Luvv, Leigh B
- Got in bed the other night and looked over at Kevin. Yes, we were wearing matching t shirts.
- I don’t want to speak to soon, but oh my lord I think I got rid of the ants! Finally! Thank you Combat!
- Kevin and I were trying to go to sleep, but of course little baby girl was just dancing away. 11 o’clock just like always! Kevin finally says, “Ok you roll over let’s face the other way.” Uh yeah right! If baby is keeping me up and you can feel the endless gymnastics, then she’s going to keep you up, too! Like I’m rolling over so you can go to sleep while I continue to lay awake. Sheesh!
- Not only can I feel baby move, but you should see my stomach in action! Hilarious to watch! Literally has a mind of it’s own! Her of course!
- Flourless chocolate chip cookies from Whole Foods. OMG I keep buying them! I need to find the recipe and make them myself.
- My sister: “Anything exciting this week?” Me: “Nope. Just a norm…” My sister: “Trick question! My concert Thursday!” Ooops…
Luvv, Leigh B
PS. Got up after I had this post done and scheduled, walked into the kitchen and found a herd of ants swarming the piece of tuna I dropped on the ground… Don’t worry! Gave the kitchen a quick mop and put a Combat in their trail. Let’s hope they take the bait! I think I can handle this.
I don’t really have a green thumb. I kill just about any flower plant given to me. But when my Mom gave me a collection of plants, including both colorful flowers and lots of green leaves, I was shocked that I actually kept at least the green plants alive! And because it’s so far been a success, I thought it was about time I re-pot them for a pretty display.
Isn’t it amazing what a huge difference a little task can make!?!
When you live in a small space I think the best way to decorate is to think creatively, because sometimes it’s the simple things that make a place homey. It was amazing how much this little task transformed our little dining area to the point where I actually want to sit at the table. Otherwise I would take three more steps and just eat on the couch.
- clay pots & saucers
- sponge brushes (various sizes)
- white semi glossy spray paint
- white sateen paint
- gold metallic finish paint
- Wipe down the pot with damp scrubby.
- Place pot and saucer face down on the ground. Spray on an even layer of paint. Spray onto the sides rather than straight on top to get an even layer all around. Don’t spray on too much or else you will get drips down the sides.
- Allow to dry (takes about 5 minutes or less) and spray on three or four more layers for a base. This serves as a nice primer.
- Take a sponge brush and spread on a smooth layer of paint. (I used an acrylic paint because I have had good luck with it on all surfaces. So far so good with clay.) Allow to dry completely and add on two or three more layers. (I have a feeling white takes many more layers than a darker color would.)
- Take a sponge brush and apply the gold paint to the inside of the saucer and the inside top two inches of the pot. The rest of the pot will have dirt in it, so no use wasting paint. Allow to dry completely and apply one more layer. The gold went on ten times easier than the white!
- Because the gold applies easier, use the gold to touch up where the colors meet.
- Place plants in pot with plenty of dirt. Display and enjoy!
I chose white because I simply love the all white cottage style of interior decorating. It gives a fresh and clean look. Since it’s not completely ideal for decorating when it comes to my life, I like to pull it in when I can. And who doesn’t love a metallic gold. It adds an elegance to an otherwise rustic piece.
I don’t know how the paint will hold up since I’ve never painted clay. But I will be sure to come back to this post and update anything you may want to know if you are thinking of giving this a try
Luvv, Leigh B
That would be a maternity shirt and maternity pants. My mom knew that I would not want to replace my wardrobe for the last two months of my pregnancy when I am just on the verge of shrinking back to my normal size, but she knew it was a way more comfortable way to live as a mother to be. So she used my birthday to prep me for the final days! Now I can be comfortable and cute! Ok… Now I just sound cocky. But isn’t this top cute?!
Luvv, Leigh B
Last week I mentioned asking my sister for recipe advice and she came up with bacon and apple grilled cheese and peach sorbet immediately. Well, I felt bad for mentioning bacon something without planning on following through…. Particularly felt bad for you two, Brain and Kevin… So I thought I’d follow up this week
And here’s what you need!
Directions: Butter the bread, pile up the ingredients and place in the frying pan. Grill, flip, grill, serve and enjoy!
And of course it was delicious! Funny how much you can alter a simple grilled cheese…. The bacon alone makes it a winner in this household. One key to Kevin’s heart
Luvv, Leigh B