Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Oh loves!

Oh, hello Wednesday!

As always, I’m linking up with Jamie to share what I’m loving this week!

Here goes…
I’m loving that we finally got a break from the heat.

I’m loving our awesome CSA share and fresh veggies from our garden!

I’m loving that JW, my parents, and I had a great time at Evan and Jen’s wedding this past weekend.  It was at the Dodge House and it was beautiful!

I’m loving that Liza’s room is really starting to come together and after a shower this weekend!

Sweater that my mom crocheted!

Piggy bank that Cousin Ann painted!

I’m loving our amazing family and friends for being so gracious and hosting/attending showers for our precious baby girl!

And I’m loving JW and the Whit-bug (even if she is responsible for the drool marks on the outside of my new car)!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Nutella & Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip

Nutella.  Yummmmm.  By far one of my favorite foods.  I once grabbed a jar and some pretzels to make the hike from East Lansing to Petoskey.  I didn't realize till I had eaten quite a few handfuls of pretzels dipped in nutella that the pretzels were actually garlic flavored.  That's how good nutella is...or how quickly I consumed the pretzel/chocolate/hazelnut mixture.

So I was on pinterest today searching for…well, nothing really.  I rather enjoy going on pinterest and seeing what other people have ‘pinned’.  I usually come across delicious recipes.  Today was no exception. 

Meet nutella and Greek yogurt fruit dip.  In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “hello lovah”.

And, it’s super-easy.

Mix 2 parts greek yogurt (I used French Vanilla flavor, but plain would work too) and 1 part nutella with a mixer.  I made a batch with 2 cups yogurt, 1 cup nutella.

Then after JW brewed beer, we sat with our bowl of nutella-yogurt goodness, some strawberries, and bananas and got after some eating.

When the fruit was gone, we didn’t stop eating the dip.  It’s that good.

I suggest making it now. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Woohoo FRIDAY!!


If you're looking for today's post, head on over to Everyday Easy where I'm being featured and where I'm telling you about pizza :)

Happy Friday peeps and have a wonderful weekend!  We're heading downstate for my lovely friend's wedding and for a baby shower!  We can't wait to show you the progress on the nursery next week!!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Simple Things.

I’m linking up again with the sweet Jesslyn Amber to share my Thursday ‘Simple Things’.

So here goes…

Air Conditioning in at least our bedroom. 
We’ve been experiencing the same heat wave as everyone else…except not too many peeps in Northern Michigan have a/c.  Thank goodness for the tiny unit in our bedroom that helps me sleep!

This little girl on the way.
We are getting more and more excited about little Liza.  In 2 months or less we’ll get to meet her.  We can’t wait.

Having an amazing husband.
He is so giving and loving.  I get a back massage almost every night (which is super-awesome considering I feel like I’m carrying a basketball around in my belly).

Puppy kisses.
Ok ok ok Whitney is like 11, but she still is a sweet black (and now gray) face to wake up to and to hang out with during the day while JW is at work. 

We are so blessed to have family close by and to get to see JW’s family this weekend at a baby shower they are hosting for us.

Happy Thursday peeps!  Stay cool :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Holy Hotness.

Oh hello loves!

Are you all as hot as we were this weekend?  We just headed into town tonight after being at the lake all weekend.  Thank goodness we have an air conditioner in our room or I would have been one toasty pregnant woman!

Anywho, I promised a post about drying out basil.  We have been getting oodles of basil in our CSA box.  We also have lotsa basil growing in our garden and in planters on our deck.  And as much as I love pesto and fresh basil, it was getting a little overwhelming.  So we decided to dry our basil so that we can enjoy it throughout the winter.

Here’s the cool parts:
~It’s pretty inexpensive dried basil~
~It lets us have yummy basil throughout the whole year~
~It wasn’t too difficult~

So here’s a quick little walk-through of what we did…
{well after we searched the basement to find the food dehydrator we hadn’t busted out in months}

{oh and if you don't have a food dehydrator, there are ways to do this in the oven or microwave...just google it}

Pulled all the leaves off of the plants.

Spread them out on food dehydrator trays.

Turned the dehydrator on a super-low setting for hours and hours and hours.  Like 24 hours.  Fer real. 

Once all the leaves are dried out, we finally used the mortar and pestle JW bought me for Christmas to ‘mash’ up the dried leaves.

Then we put them in lovely little glass bottle to enjoy them for the rest of the year!  Hooray garden!!