Sunday, May 20, 2012

Healthy Home-Green Smoothies

My friend Kelli Jo wrote this Healthy Home post for me months ago about green smoothies (note:  she's already had her precious baby, even though she states here that she is pregnant).  Green smoothies always sound a little scary to me, but after looking at these recipes, I think I will have to try one.

What we put into our bodies is certainly an important key to our health.  Check out what Kelli has to say.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Motherhood Monday

Yesterday was my first Mother's Day as a mother!  Because of schedules, we got to start our Mother's Day on Saturday.  We picnicked and hiked.  My favorite way to spend a Sabbath.  Especially when my sweet boy slept for 91/2 hours the night before!

Sunday, I got to go to breakfast with my two favorite men (my husband and my son, if you weren't sure), and go to the local market with my mom.  Pretty good day, in my book!

Friday, May 4, 2012


"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 (NIV)

by Marcelo Terraza

Rest.  As a new mom, this is something I think about, often.  Especially lately, as I just feel exhausted, through and through. 

What do you think God means when he promises rest?  Does he mean physical relief, spiritual respite, emotional calm?  To be honest, maybe he means them all.  But when I think of rest....real rest...the words from this Jennifer Knapp song come to mind.  This is rest.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Baby Gifts

I love making baby gifts.  I recently had a shower to go to and made a couple of things.

First up.....a nursing strap.  I know you have heard of nursing covers.  They are great.  I have 3.  But, because of the boning (or whatever they use) in the top to keep them curved, they are slightly bulky for say...a purse.

This strap is cool because it is small and would fit in your purse.  You just clip it to any blanket, and it turns into a nursing cover.  And let's be honest...if you have a baby, there is going to be a blanket nearby.

You can find the tutorial for this strap, here.  I followed it pretty closely.   I didn't do the top stitching.  I just sewed a tube, then turned it inside out and ironed it.  I also added the adjustable strap piece, to make it adjustable.  Not everyone has the same....nursing height.  :)