Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Martha and Lilly

Martha Stewart is doing a Lilly Pulitzer themed show today! It is really cute- the whole audience is wearing Lilly, they did a Lilly inspired craft and showed how they get the inspiration for and how they make the fabric prints. They also did a fashion show and are going to show how to make a Lilly inspired floral arrangement. If you missed it, you might want to look for the re-run or sometimes they repeat episodes on different channels?
The whole show is pretty cute and makes me really anxious for spring...and anxious for my figure to come back!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fondue or Fondon't?

So- I have a strange question.... Do any of you Chicago ladies have a fondue pot (for cheese) that you feel like getting rid of? I know it is a bit odd to ask, but I know it is one of those things that people say they never use. I have been craving fondue for months, but because of the amount of wine that our recipe involves, I was a little weary of having it until H was born. Big Guy has Swiss family and one of them lives here and makes the BEST fondue ever- and I went to buy a nice pot online and they are all $80-100. Since we are trying to be frugal around here I thought I would reach out to see if I could barter online for one. I have a baby St. Patrick's Day outfit to offer, (13-17lbs) or we could even negotiate a garage sale price? Also, if anyone outside Chicago is dying to get rid of theirs, I could pay shipping as well....
Maybe this is crazy, but I thought I would throw it out there- you could also suggest something that you have been looking for. Maybe I have one that I would trade!
Have I been home so long that I am going crazy? Maybe I should just look on Craigslist- seems gross for food items though.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Decaf Latte- coming right up!!!

I finally found some decaf espresso at the grocery store and was able to use my new espresso machine for the first time! I am aware that you are allowed to have some caffeine while pregnant and while breastfeeding, but since this is my first baby- I have decided to let myself be the crazy overcautious mom and cut out the caffeine--thus, the decaf.

I found a package of beans by Intelligentsia called Black Cat Decaf Espresso and used my Breville to brew a double shot and then I steamed some organic skim milk- It was soooooo good!

I would say better than Starbucks.... I LOVED it- plus I feel like it is more affordable to make my latte at home than to buy one every morning- not to mention the fact that it is easier than lugging baby H- just for a latte.

Anyway, just wanted to share the brand with any decaf drinkers!