March 2016 Outfits

This month was full of birthdays and celebrations and fun. Hannah and I are out in Lancaster county as I type this, checking out trains and horses and fabric and ice cream. We head home tomorrow, and maybe I’m just viewing the month with rosy glasses because I’m having so much fun with my little sidekick. But, March rocked.

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easter 2016 1

We had super yummy brunch at my mom’s on Easter Sunday, and my mom hid mini eggs in her dollhouse. In the morning before we headed over there, we opened Hannah’s Easter basket and found all of the dyed egg the Easter Bunny hid in the backyard.

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silk tie easter eggs 1

I saw these a few weeks ago in a Tasty/Tipsy/Totsy Facebook video. I don’t remember where the video was from, but these eggs looked amazing. There was doubt on my FB feed that these could possibly be real. When I Googled, I found several blog posts that pointed me to a 2006 episode of Martha Stewart, where she and a staffer made them. That link has all the directions. And they looked 100% real. So I decided Hannah and I would try them this year.

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racequilt1

Other posts on this project: Race Bib Quilt.

So this is the custom project I was working on for a friend. Audrey is a sorority sister I met…wow, about 12 or 13 years ago? And we’ve been part of several alumnae chapters together. She did all of these 5ks a few years ago, but the race bibs have just been hanging around. So, she asked me to put them together with some pink fabric (pink is one of our sorority colors).

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hash brown soup

I think next time I would run my immersion blender through this soup for a bit of a thicker texture with fewer shredded potatoes, but otherwise this was pretty good on a chilly night. I’d had a bag of shredded potatoes in the freezer for a while, from some long-forgotten recipe I was going to make, so this was great for using up what I had on hand. We both love potato soup, and I never would’ve thought about shredded potatoes.

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easter egg hunt 2016 1

We went to Battleview Orchards today for their big Easter Egg Hunt, it was a blast! We’ve never been to this one before, and I think we’ll go back. There was plenty of space for all the kids, everyone got eggs, it was really well organized. H loved it.

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I am a little behind starting this year’s running booklist. I keep all my booklists and crafts made lists here, and this post will get updated as the year goes on.

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4th birthday

I’m kind of…stunned. I can’t believe we have a 4-year-old now, but at the same time it feels like an ice age since she was a baby. Also, this kid killed it for birthday season this year.

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liberty fabric

I’ve been stocking up on Liberty of London fabrics from a secret, cheap source in Manhattan. I’m not ready to share the source yet, because the members of my quilt guild who shared it will take back my crafter card if I spill the beans. The point is that now I have to figure out what to make.

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slow cooker lasagna

2016 is the year I fell back in love with my slow cooker, apparently. This was waaaay better than I thought it would be. Next time I’d add at least another layer of pasta, because this was on the saucy side. But it was delicously, deliciously saucy. It feeds a crowd and makes pretty great leftovers, so next time I’m doing family dinner and don’t want to be in the kitchen forever, I’m making this. I kind of want to make it again right now…who’s around for dinner?

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