Thursday, November 29, 2012

Baby Blue Cloud Trim Sweater (3-6 months)

This fuzzy baby blue sweater jacket is trimmed with a bulkier white yarn. I love the easy tie in the front and the snugly hood. The sweater jacket is all one piece (minus the trim crocheted on separately)! Now that I have a little one coming, I'm having a hard time deciding whether to list it on Etsy or keep it! List it now and if it doesn't sell, keep it? Win-win situation :o)

Available on Etsy!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

There is much to be thankful for everyday. Good health. Loving family. Plenty of laughter. Food to nourish the body and delight the senses. This Thanksgiving, we were thankful to enjoy a weekend in my Minnesota hometown. We slept in and woke up to peaceful flurries dusting the evergreens. We watched squirrels bicker over fallen bird seed, leaving tracks in the snow. 
Top: A feast of turkey, sushi, sticky rice, snow crab, noodles, butternut squash, Brussels sprouts, and egg rolls.
Bottom Left: The Uncles-to-be listening for Baby Girl.
Bottom Right: Post-Thanksgiving attempt at yoga. (Photography by Dad) 
Gotta have a fireplace. Freshly fallen snow. (Phone Photos by Me)

SURPRISE Baby Shower - on the four year anniversary of our engagement!
The excited extended family. Raspberry cupcakes with pink cream cheese frosting. (Photography by Dad)
This Baby Girl has the cutest handmade onesies (get creative with iron-ons, fabric paint/markers, stencils, and your imagination!) from all her future "Aunties" and "Uncles!" (Phone Photos by Me)

Thank you Stella for throwing such a thoughtful shower! (Photography by Dad)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Eric & Owen's Photo Shoot - 11/12/2012

We started the chilly desert morning by waking up the snapdragons and tickling the grass. We ended indoors with crayons and blocks and whispers while Owen took a quick nap. These two cuties are full of smiles. The twinkle in their eyes turn any frown upside down!

Check out the rest of today's shoot at: 2012/11 {Eric & Owen}

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Rachel's 20 Month Old Holiday Photo Shoot - 11/10/2012

The holidays are quickly approaching and this baby girl is all decked out! 
Love those curls Rachel!

Check out the full album at: 2012/11 {Rachel}

Sunday, November 4, 2012

My Life List

I love writing lists. Grocery lists. To-do lists. Alphabetical lists. Pros and cons lists. Ranking lists. There I go, listing. Even as a child, I wrote lists. What's there to do on a to-do list as a child you may ask? It didn't have to be a to-do list. I listed out all the types of horses I remembered reading in the encyclopedia. I listed all the colors I could dream of. My poor brothers were roped into this listing game I created. We'd list and list until we could think of no more and then compare our lists. Yes, I'm also the type of person who will write something on a list I already completed to smile in satisfaction from crossing it off. 

Below is my life list. It isn't a "35 Things to Do Before I'm 35" because deadlines make me go into crazy-must-get-this-done mode. There isn't an expectation to cross everything off. There isn't rhyme or reason to the order. It's a list of my wishes, my hopes, my dreams. It's a list of experiences. It's a list to look back on and think, "oh yeah! I want to get on that" or maybe even "oh dear, what was I thinking?!"

  1. Get married. (June 12, 2010)
  2. Be a Mom. (working on this one...crossing off in February 2013!)
  3. Breastfeed. (will get to this one, see #2)
  4. Take a week long trip with my closest girl friends.
  5. Start a blog. (Edible Thoughts born on June 2, 2011)
  6. Visit Alaska before it melts.
  7. Nurture a flower and vegetable garden. (My husband is really the one with the green thumb but I help... Started May 2010)
  8. Have an art studio.
  9. Own a baby grand piano. (Mom and Dad, you're still holding on to my piano until we get a bigger house right?)
  10. Go to graduate school and study something I'm passionate about. (2009-Completed Master of Public Health in Nutrition from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and passed exam as a Registered Dietitian)
  11. To live in the same city as a sibling, a cousin, and/or a close girl friend; or at least be within driving distance (3 hours max including traffic).
  12. Be an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC).
  13. Try glassblowing. (October 2011-Made Christmas ornaments)
  14. Successfully host a multi-course home-cooked meal for at least 6 people.
  15. Hang up my paintings for an art show.
  16. Eat my way through Italy.
  17. Explore Turkey.
  18. Take a ceramics class.
  19. Perfect the art of traditional Taiwanese boba.
  20. Own a sewing machine. (January 2012).
  21. Inspire a stranger.
  22. Take a spontaneous road trip.
  23. Design and build a home with my husband.
  24. Write a story telling cookbook.
  25. Own/Share a beach house.
  26. See family in Taiwan at least once every 5 years (last trip was May 2010).
  27. Spend a long weekend on Mackinac Island, Michigan.
  28. Study food anthropology.
  29. Attend an organized personal growth retreat (Elevate Mastermind).
  30. Be a small business owner (actually I never dreamed I would do this but now that is has happened, I'm enjoying the ride and definitely think it makes the list!). (Etsy shop opened May 1, 2012).
This is a list to start, stay tuned for updates! What's on your Life List? 

Inspired by Molly Mahar