Friday, January 28, 2011


I have been nesting. This is the term given to the urge that pregnant mothers feel to clean & organize. It is an instinct shared with many other females in the animal kingdom. There seems to be an intrinsic need for all mothers to prepare her 'nest' ahead of the birth of her precious little one.
{ Bird's Nest by Julie Nightingale; available at }

{ Vintage Postcards available on Etsy }

We are not going to set up a separate nursery until after baby arrives & we know whether he is a boy or she is a girl. We'll have a bassinette in our room for sleeping. I'll set up our chest of drawers as a change table. I have to clear out the drawers for all the itsy bitsy teeny weeny bits & bobs that baby needs {or this Mama wants!}:

{ baby clothes reworked from vintage sweaters }

{ rompers from Baby Hank on Etsy }

{ doesn't every baby girl need a tutu? }

I'll be sure to do a separate post on baby's corner of our room. For now, back to nesting...

This weekend, I made soup. Lots of it. It's a hearty, winter recipe made out of chorizo sausage, kale, red chard, potatoes & yams:

{ red chard }

{ all ingredients }

Even my kids like it. It's that good {even if I do say so myself} & it's good for you: chock-a-block full of vitamins. It's great with a loaf of crusty bread & served with a bit of asiago cheese sprinkled on top right before serving.

{ final product }

{ a close up ~ MMMmmmmm! }

I made 3 pots so I could freeze 6 bags of soup that will each serve 4-6.

{ three pots of soup }

If you want the recipe, email me at You don't have to be nesting to enjoy it!

1 comment:

  1. Rach & I were talking about how yummy it sounded. Can't wait to meet the new little one when s/he arrives!!!!