Monday, February 18, 2013

From the kitchen of

I wanted to share a little something that I created last year around this time.

As I mentioned before, last year at this time we were anxiously awaiting the arrival of Liam. I was on leave from work and in full nesting mode. I was doing crazy things around the house, like cleaning the refrigerator, organizing closets and vacuuming the basement. Pregnancy makes people do some crazy sh**!

Matt and I cook a lot, and I had come across a huge stack of recipes that had been ripped out of magazines, printed off of the web and copied onto little pieces of paper from cookbooks. I decided to cut the recipes out nicely, glue them onto recipe cards and make a filing system for them. Holy smokes was I motivated!

A while back I had bought an old wooden box for $10 at a local antique barn. And I had a stack of recipe cards sitting around that I had bought years prior. The recipe cards just so happened to fit perfectly inside the wooden box! So I went to Office Max and bought some sticky tags to write "Cookies" and "Soups" on.

If the recipe had a photo with it, I made sure to include it on the card
If there wasn't enough room for the photo on the front....
.....I glued it onto the back
There's plenty of room to add more recipes over the years

Things that made me smile this week:

I enjoyed a hot bath and a People magazine

We went for a quick, cold, icy walk around our neighborhood

Liam had a play date with three of his friends

I ran into an old college friend/roommate at the library

I watched Liam giggle while swimming with Matt

We all had fun at a birthday party

I went shopping with my mom

And last but not least, a cute photo from last week:

Liam having a fun play date with his friends!


  1. fun! What are some of your favorite simple meals?

  2. Hi! Some of our favorite simple meals: taco chili in the crock pot, rapini and sausage soup, any kind of stir fry or pad thai, egg sandwiches. How about you??