Friday, October 7, 2011

Hello There!

I haven't been blogging very much lately, not really any excuse except for this little guy:

That's right, in January we will be welcoming a new baby boy into our family! We couldn't be more thrilled.

We had a great summer and our kids enjoyed every minute of it. I found myself spending a lot less time in the kitchen, first because of the morning sickness all-day nausea, then because I found it easier to stick with some of my old favorites instead of trying new recipes while we enjoyed the beautiful Colorado weather.

In July, Hannah turned two. Cake and a balloon, all a 2 year old needs, right?

Isn't she turning into such a pretty little girl? She has such a fun personality too, a little more feisty than Nathan, but we figure with an older brother already and a younger brother on the way, it's a good thing that she is able to stick up for herself.

While I haven't been experimenting too much with new recipes, I have been starting to bake my favorite pumpkin recipes. Yummy!


I've picked up crocheting again. Check out this cute hat I am making for our new baby boy! I purchased the pattern from this seller on etsy.

I also have started making my own cleaning and personal care products incorporating essential oils, thanks to a class I attended by Jenn Oldham. This is a video of her demonstrating how she makes her own laundry detergent, lip balm, and deodorant.

The secret is in the Certified Pure Therapeutic-grade Essential Oils sold by doTerra. I'm sure I will blog more on this in the future, because I am falling in love with all the uses I have found for these awesome oils, including relieving stress, nipping colds in the bud, and cleaning my house.

I hope to be back to the blog a little more consistently in the future, so see you soon!


  1. Congrats on the bun in the oven ;) I remember when I was pregnant with J I couldn't go into the kitchen until well into the second trimester! It was awful! Hope your all-day nausea is going away!

  2. I've missed you Heather, so I'm so happy to see this post. Nathan and Hannah have sure changed and grown! Beautiful children. I think Grant will look like Nathan.
    Congratulations on your new little very exciting. And I can totally relate to not wanting to talk about recipes while going through the nausea. That's just how I was back in the day. So glad you are feeling better.

  3. Congratulations!! I had wondered where you had gone! I just looked at your site the other night, as we decided to make the yummy carmel corn!


  4. Aw, I missed you! Hey, and we're having a girl in January- they can get married! :) Hopefully the second trimester has brought you some nausea-relief.

  5. I'm so glad you are back in the blogging world, I've miss ya! Congrats on the new baby :)
    Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks

  6. Congratulations on the new baby. I am glad you are back.

  7. Congrats! I was so excited to see a post! I can't wait to hear more about the cleaning products too! Sounds interesting.

  8. I'm so glad you are back!!! And we cannot wait to meet your new little guy!!!

  9. P.S. I love the ultrasound pic! He already looks handsome :)

  10. So happy you have returned to your blog! Your going to have a busy household come the new year! Congratulations!

  11. Congratulations!! That sure is good news. Glad to see you back in the blogging world, you were missed.

  12. Congratulations! Your family is beautiful! I gave your blog link to my mom, and every one of our dinners for the past week have been from you! Thanks! (That cookie recipe you gave us? My personal favorite!)