Wednesday, September 17, 2014

He's Got the Blues

While cleaning out a few drawers in the office last week, Jeremy unearthed a gift from Aunt RoRo. After getting it out and letting the boys use it, we remembered why it was hidden (kidding - kind of). It is a harmonica, and each of the boys thinks they make beautiful music with it.  In fact, John Paul has taken to serenading Sophie.  She's an attentive audience.

Once RoRo has kids, I will be looking for a drum set to send her way.  Really, it's been a lot of fun listening to them "play" and seeing their expressions while doing so.  When they play their music, I often think that's what it must sound like when other's hear me sing, haha.  Sometimes I wish I had their confidence :)  For now, I'm just going to keep encouraging them hoping we'll have some musicians on our hands some day!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

My Favorite Clutch

I came home from The Hundred Event with many goodies in hand.  We received everything from Joules Rain Boots to Minted notebooks and lots of things in between.  At the end of the event, we all drew a number and then were able to pick from a host of gifts in the order in which we drew.  Lucky me drew number four, and I didn't have to spend much time in that room full of gifts to see that I wanted this...
It comes in so many colors.  Yet, even if I had a choice, I would have picked this one!  I love it.  It holds quite a bit.  Currently I have my cell phone, a notebook, a pen, lipstick and a bit of change in it.
However, what I love most (besides it being extremely well made and classy) is the fact that I can get everything I need in this perfect-sized clutch and just throw it in the diaper bag I have to carry.  When I need to take less into a place, I just grab the clutch from the bag, and I'm good to go.
I've just had it a month, but it's a new staple!
This little clutch has also gotten me interested in other things from GiGi New York.  For instance, don't I need  this? In navy.  How gorgeous is this one, too?!  Thank you GiGi New York for your generous gift!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Pecan Pie Muffins

Love pecan pie but not the crust so much??  That's me.  So, luckily I found this crustless pecan pie muffin recipe.

I might have posted about this before, but I cannot remember, and it's too good not to share again.

My dad asks for them all the time.  So does my uncle.  And, you know it's a home run when your kids are stealing bites when you aren't looking.  Look closely at this picture.

There are only five ingredients.
They take less than 25 minutes.
And they last about 30 seconds.

Try them this fall!