it’s Friday!

Woo-hoo!  A little round up of what’s going on out here…

* Lincoln’s 1st birthday is just around the corner.  Eeek!  So, I’ve been starting to think about his 1st birthday party.  It won’t be anything big, but Nani & Popi, my brother and sister-in-law and their kids are coming into town to celebrate, so I want to plan something.  I’m starting with some decorating ideas.  I’m sure Lincoln will appreciate all of the effort I am putting into choosing a color scheme 😉  I just ordered some bunting from this fun site Yellow Bird, Yellow Beard that I’m going to use.  And I have some awesome felt balls on the way that I am going to string and make into garland.  I am now on the hunt for a good, semi-healthy cake recipe.  I want Lincoln to have the classic “smash cake”, but I also don’t want to send him into a sugar induced coma on his 1st birthday.  I know you can sweeten baked goods with applesauce… If anyone has a good recipe, let me know!

* I mentioned before that I was going to learn more about essential oils.  Well, I went to two meetings led by a doTERRA rep and I just got my first kit with a bunch of oils.  I’ve already been using many of them.  There is a great blend called ‘”Breathe” that you can mix with a little coconut oil and use as an all-natural, psuedo-Vick’s Vapor Rub.  It’s been really helpful with Lincoln’s runny nose that he’s had for the last week or so.

my collection so far...

my collection so far…

* Remember when I said I planned on making weekly dinners.  Oh what a nice plan that was… Sadly, life (read: Lincoln) has made it a bit challenging to get much cooking done.  However, my lovely friend Victoria has been posting some delicious recipes over on her blog Frankfully.  Butternut squash bisque and veggie fajitas… yum, yum!

* In my continued quest to make friends here, I am going to a mommy & me meet up at an arboretum here in Spokane this weekend.  I’m excited.  Hopefully Lincoln has fun too.

And here are a few of my favorite, recent Lincoln pictures that I’ve shared on Instagram.  Have a great weekend!





8 thoughts on “it’s Friday!

  1. I can’t think of any cake recipes that would be healthy, but I do know for his first birthday, you should make cupcakes instead of a big cake. Much easier for a 1 year old to eat. That’s what I did for you, and, when I get the chance, I will send him a present if it’s ok with you. I was thinking of gloworm, what do you think? He’s too little for what I’d really like to get him and that’s a bug bottle 🙂

  2. Hey Friend! I love the pictures (that gray/black/blue striped sweater with bedhead!) and thanks for the shout out 🙂 I’ve been meaning to tell you – if you need any birthday related goodies, let me know! A special bib or shirt, perhaps? 🙂 (In any case, you’ll be getting something from me – it just might not match! Ha!)

  3. Oh, and this isn’t really recipes, but you should check out! she’s got the healthy yummy recipes…and lots with non-sugar (or even less sugar) sweeteners. If I find any good ones, I’ll let you know 🙂 Oh this one too: I had found some good stuff on there!

  4. Hi Janis! I have an awesome cake recipe that’s healthy and no-sugar if you’d like! We used it for Izzy’s first bday last week, and we put a blueberry puree on top for the “frosting.” SHe loved it 🙂

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