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Bibs

Bibs

Having a toddler means lots of bibs. I started making my own with fun prints and western snaps. This year at the ELF Fair (Dec.1, downtown Carrboro), I’ll be selling my bibs for the first time!

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Yum, Zucchini Applesauce Mini Muffins

I’ve searched everywhere for a really great low sugar recipe for zucchini bread or muffins for my toddler, and ended up just creating my own.  I reworked a Moosewood  muffin recipe and the result was a hit!  I used applesauce instead of oil and cut the sugar down to 1/3 cup, and did 1/2 whole wheat flour.  I added 1 Tbsp of apple juice concentrate but I’m sure that they would be good without it, too!

Zucchini Applesauce Mini Muffins

2 large eggs
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp -1 Tbsp apple juice concentrate (optional)
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups shredded zucchini

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional: 1/2 cup raisins or chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease muffin tins (mini or regular) with oil.  Do not use paper cups, the muffins will stick!

Using a whisk, beat eggs, apple sauce, sugar, apple juice concentrate and vanilla together in a large bowl.  Stir in Zucchini.   In a medium sized bowl, sift together the flours, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir together.  You can now add raisins or chopped nuts if you like.
Spoon the batter into the muffin tins and bake for 20-25 minutes.  A knife inserted into the middle should come out clean and they will be a nice golden brown.
makes 24 mini muffins with a bit left over or 12 regular muffins

*I removed my muffins after a few minutes and let cool on a wire rack.  They are really yummy warm!

oh how the time goes…

So obviously I have been pretty caught up with being a mom, and have greatly neglected my blog.  I promise to do better in the future.  I’ve done some really fun projects for my little girl and others and can’t wait to share them.  I am currently obsessed with Pinterest and admit to a love of pinning ideas.
My current Easter Sunny Spring Board is getting a lot of my attention:
http://pinterest.com/redrougeread/easter-sunny-spring/

Check it out for some fun Easter ideas!

Meow meow

Forgive the long break, I was taking some time and getting to know my daughter.  🙂 Crazily enough, I have learned that its really hard to blog and craft with an newborn!
I finally started crafting again a 2 weeks ago, inspired by making my little one’s Halloween costume. I had found these cute Babylegs with cats on them and decided that she would be a cat. Luckily Carters made a black cat onesie this year, so I just needed to make the ears and tail.
For her ears I crocheted a head band in black and crocheted on some triangles for the ears. I then crocheted a long tail with a button hole, so it could go around her waist and be pulled through. I’m really into baby accessories without fasteners right now.
The result was a very cute kitty:

Please note: if you attempt a similar costume, please do not leave your baby unattended wearing headband ears or tail belt.

I think I love Pinterest

thought I’d share my boards. I’m new to Pinterest so I don’t have a lot up yet but I am having the best time adding to my boards and following others.
some of my recent favorites:
http://pinterest.com/redrougeread/

Mini Mobile

The two yellow birds that I made didn’t quite go with my friend’s color scheme. So I made another bird from my favorite Hawaiian fabric to go with them, added two little hearts, and hung them all from a little branch.
Et viola! A mini bird mobile for my baby’s first sleeping/diapering area (in our room). I am not sure what height I want it at yet so the strings aren’t tied off, but you get the idea. I think it goes really well with my vintage sheet curtains and a painting by my Grandma. The painting is supposed to be my mom as a girl.  It used to hang in my room when I was little.   I’ve always loved it.

Wednesday Farmer’s Market

Its been awhile since I’ve shared photos of my bounty from the Carrboro Farmer’s Market.  I go each week and always manage to spend all of my money! This week was a bit nostalgic.  All the vendors have been watching my belly grow all summer.  Every week, they comment on how it’ll be any day now.   Today, I was agreeing.  Maybe this baby will be on time, come on Monday, and I’ll be back shopping for fresh veggies by the next week.  I can be optimistic, right?
I do love that in a small town, you can see the same people week after week, and watch their lives change bit by bit.  Makes me feel part the bigger moving picture of life.

This week’s bounty:
   

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