My new flamingo juice (reality: post-baby cocktail) glasses and flamingo tray from Ikea. 99 cents!! C’mon summer!
We won a “dessert of the week” at Mason’s school auction a couple months ago, which has been a blessing and a curse. It’s certainly adding to the baby weight but it’s pretty great to have a ready-to-go dessert sitting around.
My favorite so far has been a rhubarb pie that was TO.DIE.FOR. Not only was it delivered in a jadeite pie pan — gorgeous against the beautiful red-coral of the baked rhubarb — but it had the most amazing crust and rhubarb filling. Perfection.
I’m not much of a pie baker but I can whip up a great fruit crisp. My favorite rhubarb crisp recipe is from Mark Bittman, aka The Minimalist, of the New York Times. He’s one of my favorites because his recipes are simple and practical but delicious (I’ve raved about his 100 Simple Salads before here).
This is mine. I don’t care how it looks. I will lick that pan clean.
We’re in the beginning stages of remodeling our kitchen and have a major decision to make: countertops. I love the look of marble but don’t want the up-keep, so we’re looking at grayish-white quartzite. BUT granite is much cheaper (I like honed unpolished absolute black granite so no specks or splotches, just plain flat black).
Option 1: White/gray counters with white cabinets and brass hardware and white subway tile backsplash. Love it.
** OR **
Option 2: Honed black granite with cream/white cabinets and brass hardware and a marble subway tile backsplash
Not too shabby, either. I don’t know what to do.
No. 2 is well on its way (I’m due in July). Mason is excited to be a big brother but you can see in his face occasional recognition that things are … changing.
We wanted to surprise Mason and the rest of our families with a Gender Reveal, since they’re all the rage.
It’s a …
boy!!! Mason had been hoping for a brother and is really pleased (although the week before the ultrasound he started changing his tune to wanting a little sister. Sigh.).
The winner of the birth date pool gets a lotto ticket for each day of that month (22 if it’s born on the 22nd, 23 on the 23rd, etc.). The name pool … weeeeell, that one was more just for fun.