I’ve taken quite some time off from blogging in order to have my baby and focus on parenting related activities (such as breastfeeding and copious amounts of Candy Crush Saga). Penelope was born on July 21st, and the past couple months have been a crazy ride for us. We’ve recently moved back to Southern California and are living with my parents in Chino. It’s cramped, but we love being around family. I haven’t been doing much of anything, but now that we’re settling down I really want to start blogging and crafting again. I have tons of new ideas which will be great going into the Christmas season. I have tons of projects I want to work on, including making my own photo frames, making cute custom clothes for Penny, and making our closet doors look like Japanese paper doors. It’s exciting! I can’t wait to share all these projects with you.
It’s no secret: I love coffee. When I found out I was pregnant I tried to eliminate coffee from my diet all together, but it just didn’t happen. I settled for split-shot espresso drinks and mixing in some decaf whenever I got a cup of brewed coffee from the library. But overall, I just can’t live without it.
RJ loves coffee, too. He used to work at a coffee shop for several years, and he absolutely loved it. In fact, because he worked at that coffee shop and we spent so much time there, he’s the reason I’m so addicted to coffee now. Thanks a lot!
Anyway, I’m a super coffee lover, so I thought I’d put together this list of coffee-themed items I found on Etsy. They’re all totally cute!
With Enough Coffee I Could Rule the World Funny Kitchen Art Poster Print from HairBrainedSchemes.
Coffee Butter Sugar Scrub from SweetSallySoaps.
I Love You, Blogs and Coffee Print from JenniferRamos.
Cappuccino with Whip and Roasted Coffee Bean Food Necklace from bookmarksnrings.
Thanks a Latte Thank You Cards from apaperaffaire.
I love cute handmade things on Etsy! Don’t you?
On Sunday, RJ and I celebrated our very first Father’s Day. Even though our daughter, Penelope, has about four more weeks (!!!) before she comes into the world, we still consider ourselves parents. Or at least, parents-to-be. Well, parents enough to make a nice dinner!
While RJ was at work, I made him something a little special that he’d been asking for for a while now: shrimp cocktails. They turned out well enough for him to devour them (he ate mine, too, since I wasn’t a big fan) but I have to say I never, ever want to make them again. I hadn’t cooked shrimp from raw before, so it was a learning experience, but a messy and kind of smelly one. I definitely prefer my shrimp hot and in a pasta, or breaded. But he loved it, so that’s all that matters.
Sorry for the less-than-high quality photos; it was getting dark by the time I finished cooking!
In addition to the shrimp cocktails, I also made pasta and vegetables with garlic butter sauce. I used penne, and called my creation “Vegetable Penny.” Hehe. I suspect Penny will like the dinner named after her once she’s old enough to understand it!
What sort of special things did you do for Father’s Day? Let me know in the comments!
Just some random photos from today.
Summer’s finally here. Even in our foggy little town, the sun is shining.
There are so many flowers blooming all around the neighborhood.
And a yummy sneak peak at a post coming tomorrow!
Have a great weekend everyone.