Thursday, September 30, 2010

last night's dinner

quick, easy, full of omega 3's...and JD loved it.

salmon cakes.
a couple tbsps olive oil
1 stalk of celery
a little bit of an onion (about a 3rd is what I used)
1/2-3/4 cup oatmeal
1 egg
2 6oz. cans of trader joe's wild salmon (or any kind...but tj's is salt free and really good/cheap)
a spoonful or two of mayo
a couple tbsp of fresh or dried parsley
salt & pepper to taste

preheat oven to 450.  saute chopped celery and onion in oo (maybe add some garlic...i didn't but will next time) for a couple of minutes.  mix up the rest of the above ingredients...add sauted celery/onion last.  make little cakes (this makes 8 medium sized ones) with your hands.  if you a lot of time...brown the cakes in the same pan with a little bit more oo for a couple minutes.  i just baked them on a greased cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes.  mix up the below sauce in a bowl.  serve over salad or however you want with lemon wedges and lots of sauce drizzled on top.  this fed us for one meal with enough leftovers for one of us to have it for lunch but we eat a lot.  enjoy!

yummy sauce.
a couple tablespoons of plain yogurt
a couple tablespoons of mayo
fresh or dried dill
1/2 of a lemon worth of juice

**note: you could make this gluten free by substituting oatmeal with quinoa.  you could also sub oatmeal with breadcrumbs.

recipe inspired and changed around from one i found on

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

31 weeks

for my 2 friends that don't have fb. 
and because, let's face it.  i love being pregnant.

this was taken by ap at the most lovely baby party/shower that her and cz threw me last weekend.
it blessed jd and i so very much!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

the weekend.

crazy week and not a lot of time to blog.  i hope that you have a fabulous weekend and enjoy this adorable little website:

sneak peak: 

                          photos: joyfolie
yes these are baby/toddler shoes!!!
even though I would wear them all.

happy birthday weekend to my beautiful mom and mom d!  not only are they amazing mothers but now...gorgeous grandmas~so thankful for you both.

Friday, September 17, 2010

happy constitution day.

today we celebrate the creation of our great countries Constitution.  have you read it?  you should.  if you need a free copy go here.

"a government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have."
-ronald reagan

God bless the USA.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

nursery inspiration II

i think i more enjoy the little babe sitting in front of it.
the two looks above remind me of frank's nursery in Father of the Bride 2...
top 10 best movies ev.
but not as good as FOB 1.
perfect nursary rug.
thrift store chair lovely!
this wall color and bedding might be my favorite so far...
bedding is same as jenna lyons nursery from my
photos: me&wee

Monday, September 13, 2010

the more important post of the day.

why you are an amazing brother:

you're the only one that shares my love for everything gummy
you remember every, annoying, detail of our hilarous, wonderful, childhood like...
loosing our luggage half way across the world.
playing "post office" day after day after day.
catching frogs night after night.
junior mint disasters.
skyway mcdonalds returns
you did not like the beach (ptl that you do now!)...but you still let me sit there all day, every vacay.
you still love me even though i made you late to first hour wayyyy too many times.
you talk more than i do.
you have the greatest taste in music.
you will be an amazing uncle!!
you miss him just as much as I do, in the same exact way.

and you ROCK. 

have the best birthday bb!!  i'm always here for you.

favorite fall trend I

image: banana
I wore my scarf like this 2 weeks ago with a dress after accidently belting over it.  I really liked also accentuates your babebelly for some reason.  Or that could have been my belt. 
anyways the "look" is all over the place.
jcrew had it on a mannequin using this amazing scarf, a cardigan, and a mini skirt.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


i can't even wait.  mostly because of one precious little d that I get to meet in 12ish weeks.  but the below things are making me really happy also. 

pumpkin spice lattes & hot apple cider
soup or chili for dinner at LEAST once a week.
we had our first soup last night...chicken tortilla lime.  perfecto.
watching vikings games on the couch with JD.
bf working it.  all above photos: googleimages

happy labor day weekend!  taking off tomorrow and going to the lake.
it is supposed to be cool and sunny. 
little d's grandma is making chili and spaghetti and for some reason nothing sounds better.
sweet that ld gets to hear both grandma d and yia yia g's voices in the same week!
 bad medicine lake--photo: ad

god bless your day!