Monday, June 6, 2011

projects lately...

 I've been really busy finishing up some projects I started for the baby.  One was this crib quilt.  It was super simple and super easy to make, which is good in my case. It's my first quilt I've ever finished and I love the way it turned out. It totally looks like Gavin has a goatee in this picture, but he doesn't. I know a few of you were panicked but I'd never let that happen so no worries.
 I saw this cute tutorial on how to make a stuffed turtle and I couldn't help myself. They were so cute! I had to make one for my baby boy.  I think an elephant would make a good friend for Mr. Turtle. hmm...possibly my next sewing project?
 I pretty much have the best husband in exsistance.  Here's the proof.
Maxy is getting so big! He's been our trial baby/child and he's survived a whole year with us, even though we have forgotten to feed him a time or two.  I think our baby has a pretty good chance of survival.
 This is my (need I say it?) HORRIFICALLY ugly bathroom. Come on, a florescent light surrounded by a box attached to the ceiling? oh and then there's the toilet with a white seat and a cream base.  Someones not very good at matching.   This bathroom has been the project I thought I would leave for last in our house but then I thought "do I really want my little boy to take baths in this place and learn how to pee in a two-toned toilet" ?! No way! so BIG changes are taking place. Updated pictures will come in future posts.
I just have to point out this floor. I don't think I need to say anything; it speaks for itself.
OK, moving on to...Food! This is the best chocolate cake you could ever put in your mouth.  It is so incredibly moist that it's almost like pudding.  Gavin's super awesome cousin Crystal made it and gave me the recipe and I took it to a BBQ at a friends house last week.  You should try it!
This was last night's dinner. Parmesan Chicken with Marinara Sauce and Penne.  When I open a restaurant, this is what I'll be famous for and Gavin will be famous for his French Toast. It's pretty superior to any French Toast. I bet the French don't even know how to make it as good as him.  ANYWAYS,  if you would like to try this SUPER quick and easy and DELICIOUS recipes, go here.


  1. That quilt is just beautiful! I'm excited to see how your bathroom is coming along!

  2. I think you follow the same blogs I do- oh, I guess just 1 of them and Crystal follows the other. I have that same stuffed turtle in my to-do pile and I just saw a post about that same chocolate cake recipe! What a small world!

  3. Oh so cute! I love that quilt and the turtle is adorable! Can't wait to see your bathroom and yeah for chocolate cake- I am so glad it was a hit- yummy yummy!!!