General update, and Scent of the day ~ 4/29

I haven”t posted in a bit! April has been a busy month since M was away a LOT for rehearsals for the German Music competition. That means a lot of single parenting with the boys. Along with a lot of busy at work, the hobbies and blog has been neglected.

Upcoming, hopefully, will be a long overdue post about the boys, maybe some beauty stuff, definitely scent stuff, and as I am way WAY behind on knitting design projects, perhaps nothing there for a little longer (alas).

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Scent of the day ~ 3/25

3/25 Picture challenge, edition 1. Wear a perfume that matches the picture. We’re staring off with Max Ernst, The Nymph Echo, 1936. (you can find larger versions here and here, and you can read the story from Greek mythology about Echo on Wikipedia.)

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Scent of the day ~ 3/18

I have a very exciting kid update post to put up (soon), but today, scent of the day.

“I Hate…Oh Wait. Wear a perfume you love that features a note or style you always thought you hated. (suggested by pixel)”

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Scent of the day ~ Friday Mar. 4

“3/4 Wear a fragrance from Estee Lauder, if you have one.”

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Scent of the day ~ Friday Feb. 26

“2/26 Crack that whip! We’re wearing leather today.”

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Little E 12 months, Little M 35 months update

A much belated post (again) about the boys.

Little E turned 1 year old two weeks ago, and we had a great (shared) birthday party! He and Little A, who were born just 2 days apart and were hospital buddies, had their party together with, of course, friends of the parents.

Little E had his 1 year check up (all looks excellent) and his 1 yr vaccines (no complications or fever or anything, woot!). Little M had his 3 year check up, and again, everything looks good. He funnily said “my organs” every time the doctor listened to him with the stethoscope, which confused the doc, and was pretty funny to me, cause I know why! I gave this toy to Little E for his birthday:

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Which was quickly taken by Little M, and he is now obsessed with organs and muscles and bones.

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Scent of the day ~ Friday Feb. 19

“2/19 Wear a perfume by Maurice Roucel, if you have one”

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Scent of the day ~ Friday Feb. 12

“5 Star Friday: wear your favorite perfume ranked five stars by Luca Turin, either in Perfumes: the Guide (if you don’t own the book, you can find a compiled list at Basenotes) or in his Style Arabia columns. Partial credit for a four-star perfume!”

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Getting the boys to eat veggies: super easy crock pot dish

I read Ordinary Gentlemen for it’s political and news related blogging. Last month, I found a recipe that was too tempting not to try: the 3c casserole.

I didn’t get a chance to take photos of this process. I adapted this already adapted recipe to what we had on hand.

Into the crock pot went: a head of chopped cauliflower, a head of chopped broccoli, a couple of spoons of dried onions, a pinch of chili powder, salt, black pepper, a few spoons of chicken bullion, 5 chick drumsticks (skinless) and 1 package of cream of broccoli soup.

Added enough water to just cover (not quite everything, so as to not boil over) and set on the lower setting overnight (approx. 10 hours).

Next morning, when switching off the pot, I scraped the chicken off bone and stirred a bit.

I was away on a meeting that night, so M had to finish the dish. He heated the contents in a pot on stovetop until just nearly boiling, then added some heavy cream and almost an entire package of shredded gouda cheese. Stir stir, and serve!

Little M and Little E both loved the dish, and ate huge portions of it for two days (before the entire thing was gone!). This definitely will have to be made again.

 

 

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Scent of the day ~ Feb. 5

“1 Star Friday: wear your favorite perfume ranked only one star by Luca Turin, either in Perfumes: the Guide (if you don’t own the book, you can find a compiled list at Basenotes) or in his Style Arabia columns. Partial credit for a two-star perfume!”

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