Sunday, March 10, 2013
When I was younger, my best friend and I would stay up and watch what was then called Saturday Night Live. Now its called SNL because we're too lazy to say all the words. Anyway, after all the big name originals left, Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Gilda Radner, etc., (yes, I'm dating myself) after awhile it lost its pizzaz. I haven't watched it in a long time but when I was up at the family's house this weekend, we popped it on the tube to see who was on and this skit came on. It's the best and funniest thing I've seen in a long time!
After this skit, one of their make believe commercials came on- Nuva Bling. I wish I could find a copy to share but alas they haven't released this yet. Sheila, we never thought of this type of commercial when we were younger..... :)
Have a great rest of the weekend!
Don't forget to put your clocks forward :(
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Yes! I have a craving! Whoopie!! The other day when I went to the grocery store to buy bread, I happened to stop by the Bread and Cie stand. For those of you who do not know, this is a local bread bakery and cafe that makes fantastic artisan breads. Usually I don't stop at the little stands located in most grocery stores out here because they've run out of everything and only have the walnut bread left. But on this day, there was one loaf of ....
A classic Italian bread in the “low-salt” tradition of the bread of Puglia, Italy. It is a unique creation by the bakers of Bread & Cie Bakery, designed to go with the classic “lite” Southern California food favorites like chicken, fish, etc. A fresh and clean taste.
Lemon bread??! Know one ever told me they make this type of bread. So of course, I bought it. I immediately cut into the bread, hearing the knife crunch through the crust and glide along the light fluffy inside. Blueberries popped into my head. How am I going to keep them on the bread? Wait, I have vegan cream cheese. So I spread a thin layer of cream cheese and then squish blueberries into the bread. Ohhhh! It was sooooo good. Like eating a lemon meringue pie, good. Ok, maybe not but it was tasty. I cut another thick slice and this time spread it with some vegan butter and apricot jam. Again, a success!
The next day, went to work... and all I kept thinking about was making this deliciousness again. Came home and had another slice with the blueberries. Today, again came home made this concoction. I'm happy..... the baby's happy. May not be the healthiest snack but it sure it good!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The other night, Nigel made a rhubarb pie. They say that husband's can sometimes take on sympathic pregnancy cravings and he had been wanting to make this for about a month. I had bought some frozen rhubarb from Whole Foods that sat and sat until he finally found a recipe that he liked. My only suggestion was to have a crumb topping. Here is the recipe he used.
Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Rhubarb Crumble Recipe
Monday, March 4, 2013
Ok, I knew being pregnant would have it's ups and downs, well I knew most of what was to be expected. But no one said anything about it being near impossible to design a baby's room! When we found out that we were going to have a baby, we knew right away which room would be the baby's. The problem is trying to figure out how to decorate it. I've picked out the bed, a red crib from Newport Cottages and the bedding.
Isn't it absolutely perfect!! Ok, so maybe I'm not having the problems that I first led you to believe. The problem I'm having is picking out the color for the walls. I could go cream but, I can't stand cream walls! I thought of painting the room a shade of grey but thought it would look too drab. So now I'm leaning towards a typical color for boys- blue.
(In the bottom picture to the right is the ottoman that will be in the baby's room)
The paint sample was actually suggested to me by my Mum who is using it to paint the wood floors at her house. I'm leaning more towards a greyish-blue (the sunlight in the photo above is not helping you see the colors). Basically, the decor is going to be British Invasion. I would love to paint a mural on ones of the walls of buildings found in London such as Parliment, Big Ben, The London Eye, The Gherkin Building, The London Tower, maybe some housing, a double decker bus, etc. Similar to these...
I'd love for the mural to be this tall!
Or maybe even something similar to this. A full size wall map, wouldn't that be great!!
Though this would be cute too.
What? How big is the room? 10x10, why? Well, I can't wait until it's done so I can show pictures. I have a feeling that the mural will have to wait until after the baby is here...