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A Grateful Garland

As Thanksgiving gracefully approaches I find myself settling into a quiet place. A peaceful place that always seems to surface this time of year. My little darlings have fallen into their stride with their new school year routines and I find myself falling into a rhythm as well. We gather inside more often as the days grow darker and a chill takes over the air. We share dinners around the table rather than dinner on-the-run and my soul just takes a sigh as I savor the moments that I have with my girls who are blossoming into lovely young ladies right before my eyes.

I find comfort and quiet in the chores that accompany the change of seasons as I put my flower beds to rest for the winter.

I get lost in raking the leaves and marvel in how my once full yard has become so tidy so quickly.

I’m fascinated by each leaf …

engulfed in their beauty and individual shapes.

My mind wanders to the pile of blessings I’ve collected in my life. Blessings that come in so many shapes and sizes and sometimes go unnoticed until I stop long enough…become quiet enough to really see the pile.

Only then can I take a running start and jump right in.

I stood quietly and thanked the good Lord above for my pile of blessings. I made a quiet vow to remember these blessings and continued with my work. Later that day as my mind continued to swirl, I was astounded by the many blessings in my life that  had gone unnoticed. It was then that I decided to make a “Grateful Garland” as a way to remind myself  and my family of all that we have to be grateful for.

I hung a rope on my fireplace mantel and washed and dried some leaves.

I got some wooden clothes pins,

and a gold marker.

I then began to write the things for which I’m grateful on each leaf…

then clipped them onto the rope.

It was a beautiful reminder of the many blessings in my life. Each leaf seemed to capture and somehow express the very essence of what I was writing on it. Whether it was small or large, perfectly shiny or dull and haggard around the edges…perfectly symmetrical or slightly imperfect in some way, each leaf gently reminded me of the many different blessings that come to us in so many different guises.

Sometimes it’s the tiniest of blessings that can bring about the most.

A Grateful Garland.

I think I’ll be making another one with my family this Thanksgiving.

Wishing you a pile of blessings big enough to take a running jump into.

~Wenderly

 

 

 

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Spicy Butternut Squash Soup served in a Carnival Pumpkin

Serve some spicy butternut squash soup in a carnival pumpkin for a festive start to a holiday meal! It’s a darling presentation that will impress any guest!

See that darling little carnival pumpkin up there holding a delicious creamy & spicy butternut squash soup?

Just between you and me…it took moments to prepare.

Don’t tell anyone.

Sometimes it’s just necessary to dazzle without all of the hassel. Especially for the holidays.

You may already know this about me, but I’ve got a pumpkin problem -as in, I seem to collect a plethora of pumpkins every fall and every fall My Yanni says, “what on earth are you going to do with all of these pumpkins?”. And I say, “um, decorate our house with them and look at them and love them and call them George.”  He just rolls his eyes and smiles and pats me on the head in that you’re-such-a-cute-little-Wenderly way. Well this year I decided to actually do something with them. I decided to use them as darling little soup tureens. I had originally planned to roast the pumpkins & make soup with them. However, once roasted, they lost their sweet shape and there was so little flesh inside that I decided it would be easier to just embellish a store-bought soup.

Hence the dazzle without the hassel.

This is what I did. I collected a few of my cute little carnival pumpkins,

washed them with soap & water and patted them dry.

Then I cut off the tops,

and scooped out all the seeds. You may want to cut a slice off the bottom if the pumpkin isn’t sitting level. You don’t want the soup to spill.

Next I warmed up my favorite  store-bought squash soup.

Added crème fraîche for some extra decadence and creaminess,

sprinkled in some crushed cayenne, cumin and curry for some added spicy, earthy, warm flavoring.

Not to mention gorgeous color.

Next, I poured the soup into the carnival pumpkin, sprinkled a tiny bit of the cayenne, cumin and curry on top,

and added one more small dollop of creme fraiche for good measure.

Now if that isn’t the sweetest (and easiest) way to serve soup and dazzle your guests then I don’t know what is.

You can even keep the soup warm until your guests are seated.

And then peek-a-boo…

soup is served.

Enjoy!

~Wenderly

Spicy Butternut Squash Soup served in a Carnival Pumpkin
Recipe Type: soup recipe
Author: Wenderly |Wendy Hondroulis
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
Serve some spicy butternut squash soup in a carnival pumpkin for a festive start to a holiday meal! It’s a darling presentation that will impress any guest!
Ingredients
  • 1- 32 ounce store-bought butternut squash soup (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • 1/2 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 teaspoon cumin- crushed
  • 1/2 curry- crushed
  • 1/2 cayenne- crushed
  • 1 pinch coarse salt
  • 1 pinch fresh ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Warm up boxed soup on the stove. Add crème fraîche, cumin, curry, cayenne and salt and pepper to taste. Wash six carnival pumpkins, cut off tops and scoop out seeds. Make sure that pumpkins are level (cut a slice off bottom if the pumpkin rolls around). Pour soup into pumpkins, sprinkle with cumin, curry and cayenne and top with small dollop of creme fraiche.
  2. Serve & Enjoy!

 

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Delivery Day Flowers

We have just finished “birthday season” at my house. Along with all of the gifts, balloons, streamers and cake comes flowers…

“Delivery Day Flowers”.

It has become a cherished tradition at our house and one that I’ve tried to write about many times.

However I’ve never been able to successfully express what these flowers mean to me.

The tradition began with my mom nearly losing her life after giving me mine. She hemorrhaged the night we all came home from the hospital and by the time the doctor actually decided to send her back to the hospital, she was already finding herself floating towards the white light. My first two weeks on earth were spent with my daddy looking after me as my mom healed in the hospital from her near death experience.

This is the first photo taken of my mom getting to hold me after her second trip home. The following year on my first birthday my dad sent her flowers in celebration and appreciation of her life (and mine) and of all that she had gone through. Hence Delivery Day Flowers were born. The tradition has been carried on every single year for every single birth-day including the less theatrical birth-day of my sister. Every delivery day whether traumatic or not deserves a celebration & appreciation.

I grew up seeing those beautiful flowers delivered every year and with every year I could feel the gratitude in my heart grow deeper for what they really stood for.  I can’t even begin to put into words how fortunate I feel to have been given not only the gift of my life, but that of my mom’s life too.

My heart felt complete.

Then our first baby girl was born.

I had an entirely new appreciation for love. Especially for a mother’s love.

And a daughter’s love too.

The love I had in my heart came full circle in ways I had never dreamt possible. It couldn’t get any better than this.

But then our second baby girl was born and the love multiplied,

times two.

My Yanni has carried out the tradition of delivery day flowers for each girl since the day our first born made her entrance into this world.

Every year amidst the birthday gifts, balloons, streamers & cake there is always a beautiful bouquet tucked in there somewhere waiting to surprise me.

And with each beautiful bouquet I am reminded of  just how delicate life is and how blessed we all are to celebrate and fully appreciate each passing year.

I am reminded of a mother’s love.

Of a daughter’s appreciation.

And of love coming full circle.

Times infinity.

~Wenderly

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Peace

Peace.

Peace is a tricky thing.

Once I attain this I’ll find peace.

Once I do that I’ll find peace.

After I finish this I’ll find peace.

If I could only _____.

I’ll find peace.

Peace.

We took a drive down a country road.

Past peaceful red barns nestled in between corn fields underneath an ever-changing Autumn sky.

We came across a quaint little apple store,

that had absolutely nothing to do with computers.

We saw pastures full of grazing cows.

Who were in no hurry.

No hurry at all.

So we too were in no hurry at all as we drove down the winding roads.

That meandered,

and swayed,

past the charming churches that seemed frozen in time.

That drive was enchanting and relaxing. I could feel my stress and internal mindless chatter melt away with each mile. But funny enough, I also found myself a bit envious of those cows, corn fields and quiet country roads…

so quiet,

so tranquil,

so peaceful.

As the cityscape came into view I could feel my mind winding back up as I tried to attain peace by planning to do this and finishing that.

The quiet, tranquil, peacefulness vanished in a thought.

I yearned to be back on those country roads.

Recently I came across this…

“Peace.”

It does not mean to be in a place

where there is no noise, trouble

or hard work. It means to be in

the midst of those things and still

be calm in your heart.”

~ Unknown

Isn’t it amazing how something so simple can speak so loudly?

May the peace be with you,

~Wenderly

 

 

 

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Setting a Black & White Scene for Halloween

I decided to do something different for Halloween. I made it a black & white affair.

But don’t worry.  No ball gowns or black ties necessary unless of couse it’s part of your costume.

This year I’ve decided to go black and white for an upscale look without all the fuss.

I’ve got a few simple tricks up my sleeve for a beautiful table in no time flat.

My inspiration came from the plethora of pumpkins that I’ve collected throughout the house during the fall season.

I have a pumpkin problem, what can I say? I adore pumpkins.

My table uses white pumpkins with polka dot holes drilled through them as the centerpiece. Years ago I saw Martha Stewart talk about using a drill to carve holes in pumpkins and I have found it to be my very favorite way to “carve” the magical orbs that I seem to collect every year. What I really love about this centerpiece is that they end up giving off a most lovely glow of orange, a subtle accent of the traditional color of the holiday.

Look how easy it is to make this beautiful centerpiece.

Begin with a white pumpkin or pumpkins.

I cut the hole in the bottom of my pumpkin to keep the sweet integrity and character of the pumpkin.

Scoop out the seeds and toast them if you like. My dear friend Amy of She Wears Many Hats has a wonderful recipe for toasting pumpkin seeds click here to get it.

Once you’ve cleaned out all of the seeds, you’ll need an electric drill and a one inch drill bit.

Now it’s time for the fun part. Mwahahahhahahahaha.

Simply drill as many holes as you like all over the surface of your pumpkin. (But don’t drill too many or you’ll be able to see the candle inside.)

It’s easy and slightly messy, the slower you drill the less pumpkin you’ll have flying all over your kitchen.

Or if you were in a mad dash like me, you’ll have pumpkin flying all over your kitchen, in your hair, on your shirt, up your nose…

Next grab a glass votive and a candle,

put it on a small plate (to protect your tablecloth) light the candle and place the pumpkin over the top. Nothing tricky there, right?

Aren’t they just precious?

Next I wanted the table to have a subtle Halloween feel. I found this fabulous black web tablecloth that I found at my grocery store but you could even use a black tulle to give a similar effect.

I placed it over a soft grey tablecloth to accent the webs.

Next I set the table with some festive black & white dishes.

I used chipboard letters painted in black glitter paint as the place cards.

I found some black & white glasses to add into the mix for some blood red kiddie cocktails with black plastic spider ice cubes. Or an adult version.

A black boa wreath with a crow perched in the middle makes for a spooky decoration that can hang on a door in a window

I just hot glued the black boa to a styrofoam wreath and wired the crow in the center.

 

Doesn’t get an easier than that does it?

In no time at all, my dining room has been transformed into a festive, sophisticated, black & white Halloween treat.

 

Elegant meets easy.

Dinner anyone?

Wishing you a spooky but splendid Halloween!

~Wenderly

 

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Scary Stories & Cute Cupcakes

You know what’s scary?

Halloween is less than a week away which means that Thanksgiving is four weeks way which means that Christmas is eight weeks away.

I can’t breathe.

You know what else is scary?

My eldest daughter will turn 14 the day after Halloween which means that she will turn 16 in two years which means she’ll be leaving for college two years after that.

STOP the madness. 

Do you see how my mind works?

Scary.

My morning was scary too. I had my cup of coffee, made breakfast, packed lunches, fed the animals, made sure that everyone had their vitamins and got ready to workout. Seems rather normal right? Well then as I waited for My Yanni to finish up a business call before heading to the gym, my mind started whirling through my to do list. Before I knew it I had grabbed the white pumpkins to be used as a centerpiece for an upcoming post and had just started to carve them when I thought, “I should have different clothes on”.

This is where things began to unravel.

I had dashed to the closet to grab a sweatshirt. Somehow that turned into trying on clothes and more clothes then shoes and boots and then I noticed a dust bunny & cob webs on my hardwood floors which made me think of Halloween and…the pumpkins waiting in the kitchen.

Wait.

Halloween is less than a week away.

Tomorrow is Sweet Cheeks Halloween party at school. Her very last Halloween party of elementary school which means it’s MY last Halloween party of elementary school.

*sob*

So I made cupcakes. Just because.

Makes perfect sense doesn’t it?

Stress+ multi-tasking-like-a-deer-on-roller-skates = easy-cute-cupcakes.

Makes perfect sense to me.

To save time I used a boxed cake mix and pre-made icing and decided to embellish the little cuties with some fun ribbon flags.

I happened to have some ribbon with “Happy Halloween” written on it, but you can use any kind of Halloween ribbon that you’ve got.

Just cut the ribbon into 2 inch length pieces, dab some hot glue to the back edge and wrap them around the tip of a toothpick.

Make some cupcakes and frost them…

And stick the flags in.

So festive and darling.

Now you’ll even have time to dust up all of those cobwebs hanging around your house.

Or if you’re like me, decide that they make the perfect Halloween decoration.

Speaking of Halloween decorations, I didn’t even get to tell you how I haven’t had the time to put up all of my beloved Halloween decorations. Or how I accidentally took my dog’s allergy pill last week.

*woof*

Now THAT’S scary.

Which reminds me.

Oh never-mind.

~Wenderly

 

 

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Greek Fetish Hamburgers & Giveaway (Closed)

Last weekend we had a tailgate with friends. We all enjoyed a day filled with food, fun & football. I got busy setting the scene for the festivities and My Yanni who doubles as My Grill Master was in charge of the grill and cooked up a delicious storm. I’ve already shared our fun & easy idea for an everyday bratwurst…

A Brat-Kabob.

And now I can make you wait no longer to share the mouthwatering Greek Fetish Burgers.

These burgers are a crowd-pleaser that are packed with a big flavor punch. My Yanni (who happens to be Greek) and I are big fans of feta. We have an ongoing joke at our house that “everything tastes betta with feta.”

These burgers are no exception.

Greek Fetish burgers are filled with salty crumbled feta, diced sweet onion, tangy sun dried tomatoes and dried oregano.

I told you that they were packed with flavor.

We garnished our burgers with a mesclun mix that included a little (more) feta & red peppers tossed in olive oil & red wine vinegar.

And to take it a step further, topped it all with a dollop of tzatziki.

Oh heavens was that a tasty mouthful.

Can I hear an “OPA?”

We served our burgers with some delicious  Bush’s® Homestyle Baked Beans for the perfect hassle-free game day combination.

The down-home flavor of the Homestyle baked beans in a tangy sauce with specially cured bacon and brown sugar were the perfect match for My Yann’s Greek Fetish Burger.

The Greek Fetish Burgers and beans filled the bellies of all the fans and made our game day tailgate a success! Be sure to make some at your next tailgate!

Now it’s time for a fun giveaway from Bush’s Beans! Enter to win this awesome prize package that will make your game day entertaining even more fun! The giveaway includes the following…

 • One black Bush’s branded cooler with speaker
       Cooler has side zippered pocket with jack to allow for compatibility with MP3 player and front pocket to store accessories

• Two royal blue Bush’s branded folding chair
        Chairs have built in cup holders on each side

• One hamburger press with handles
        Prep two perfect burgers with this two-piece press, an easy way to make neat and uniformly sized patties

• One hot dog/brat griller
        Six-slot stainless steel cooker produces professional-style results while keeping foods from failing through the grill

• Vouchers for Bush’s Baked Beans to serve up to 20 guests (or 5 cans)

We have a WINNER!!!

Congratulations to Joanne who said,

“My favorite game day food is hamburgers cooked on the grill!”

Congratulations Joanne! I’ll be contacting you about your prize! 

****This Giveaway is now CLOSED****

To enter this giveaway, simply leave me a comment below telling me YOUR favorite game day food! The giveaway begins today Tuesday, October 25, 2011 and will end on Friday, October 28, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. EST and is open to all U.S. residents. One winner will be randomly selected and announced sometime Friday after 3:00 p.m. EST .Please make sure to leave a valid email address so that we can notify you about prize details!

 

   Disclaimer: The cookout and giveaway are in partnership with Bush’s Beans. However my opinions, thoughts and photos are 100% my own.

Greek Fetish Burgers

(makes 12 burgers)

What You’ll Need:

3 pounds of your favorite ground meat (we used ground sirloin)
3 ounces crumbled feta
4 ounces sun dried tomatoes packed in olive oil -chopped
1 medium sweet onion -chopped
3 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper

What To Do:

Mix all ingredients in a big bowl until incorporated. Shape into 12 burgers about 1/2″ thick patties and about 6 inches in diameter. Place on med-high grill (or a skillet) and cook for 4-6 minutes (3 minutes on each side) until cooked through. (Note: heat temperatures, thickness of burgers etc. can effect cooking time.)

 ENJOY!

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Spicy Brat-Kabobs

Last Saturday My Yanni and I hosted a tailgate at home to cheer on the Buckeyes on as played (and beat) Illinois. It was a splendid sunny day despite the crazy winds and we all had a ball eating, cheering & chatting and eating some more.

I mean what’s game day without delicious food after all?

I spent the morning setting the scene with some festive and easy DIY decorations  while My Yanni also known as My Grillmaster, got busy preparing the food for the grill. I don’t know about you, but when it comes to tailgating, whether I’m at home or at the stadium, I like great food without the fuss. So that’s exactly what we did, made great food that came together in no time flat.

We served Spicy Brat-Kabobs that were as simple to put together as they were delish.

All you need are spicy Brats, red peppers and onion. We decided to use red & white to keep the theme of the buckeye colors but you could use any peppers or veggies that you fancy.

My Grillmaster used one brat per kabob, cut into five pieces and alternated a piece of brat-pepper-onion-brat, for a yummy and eye pleasing ratio of veggies and meat.

What can I say, he’s an a Renaissance man. That’s why I love him so much.

Make sure to cut the peppers and onion the same diameter as the brat so that they will cook evenly. We used wooden and metal skewers (if using wooden make sure to soak them for at least an hour before using to ensure that they don’t catch on fire.)

And that’s it for the prep. Now that’s what I call no fuss.

Once your brat-kabobs are assembled it’s time for the grilling. Grill the kabobs for about 30 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through.

While the kabobs were grilling, I got busy preparing the side.

*wink*

We served Bush’s Country Style Baked Beans.

The Bush’s® Country Style baked beans are slow-cooked with extra brown sugar, in true country fashion, and infused with the robust taste of hickory smoked bacon.

Which meant that all I had to do was open the can and heat the beans.

I’d say that keeps with my theme of great food and no fuss, wouldn’t you?

Just look at that gorgeous piece of hickory smoked bacon. Um…yum.

The Country Style paired perfectly with the spicy brat-kabobs.

It’s a game day dream.

Stress-free & delicious. This is my kind of tailgating.

Which left plenty of time for what’s really important….enjoying good company and…oh yeah, watching some football too!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you’ll come back for the succulent Greek Fetish Burgers and a fun giveaway from Bush’s Beans!

Happy Tailgating!

~ Wenderly

Disclamer: The tailgate and giveaway are in partnership with Bush’s Beans. However my opinions, thoughts and photos are 100% my own.

Spicy Brat-Kabobs

Makes 12    Cook Time: 30 minutes

What You’ll Need:

12 Spicy Bratwurst Sausage
3  red peppers
2   large sweet onion
12 metal or wooden skewers

What To Do: 

Cut each bratwurst into 4-5 pieces. Clean red peppers and onion, cut into square pieces the same diameter as the brats to ensure that they will cook evenly.

To Assemble:

You’ll use one bratwurst per skewer. Start with the end piece and assemble end-to-end placing a piece of onion and pepper between each until you’ve used all of the pieces.

Place kabobs over medium-high heat and cook, turning occasionally, for 30 minutes or until brats are cooked through.

ENJOY!

 

  

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Gameday Tailgate Tips

Fall and football make the perfect combination, don’t they?

The brillant blue skies and the crisp Autumn air make a stunning backdrop for tailgating and game watching.

All of my senses come alive. The colors just seem to pop, the celebratory cheering of the crowds seems to cut through the cool air for miles and the food smells exceptionally fabulous as it sizzles away on the grill.

Oh yeah…and then there’s the football part…

Ahem.

Ohio State football has been an important part of my family for as long as I can remember. And for as long as I can remember I have, well, um, to be honest, gravitated more towards the tailgating and entertaining side of the sport.

That is kind of a sport, right?

The funny part is, my dad actually played football for Ohio State under Woody Hayes. First string linebacker #60 to be exact.

Now I did try to embrace the sport when I was younger. I came up with the idea to be a water girl for my high school football team as a way to show hommage to the sport. While it was exciting and had it’s obvious perks, it was just too stinky and sweaty and I soon found myself back in the stands with my friends putting lip gloss on waiting eagerly for the social that would follow. What can I say? I tried.

A few weeks ago my dad was invited, with other alumni football players, to come back and form the tunnel at the beginning of the first OSU game. He was actually able to get tickets for the whole family and I’ve got to say it was a spectacular experience.

(My daddy is the one in the middle, between 2 legendary fellow teammates.)

We had front row seats and I must admit that I was totally enthralled in the game, caught up in the cheering and screaming and jumping out of my seat like all of the other hardcore fans.

Especially when they made a homerun…I mean touchdown.

Snort. I couldn’t resist. *Hi Daddy*

 

All joking aside, it was truly a magical day as we watched the Buckeyes beat Akron, one that we will all cherish for years to come.

This past weekend I had the pleasure of hosting a tailgate party, sponsored by Bush’s® Beans, in the comforts of my own home as we watched the Buckeyes beat Illinois. I had so much fun getting ready for friends to come over to share a relaxing afternoon of eating and fun. Oh, and football too.

Here are a few entertaining tips for a stress-free tailgating experience that can be used at home or in the parking lot.

Decorations need to be simple & festive.

I’m a big fan of paper napkin banners. I use them for everything! They are perfect for game day as they are easy and inexpensive to make. It’s an instant darling decoration.

My next tip…organization is key. I like to use a condiment caddy. I put one together using an antique milk carrier but you could use anything- a basket or even a deep tray.

The condiment caddy holds all of the essentials in one handy place. Napkins, utensils, condiments and cups are all easily carried and contained.

I find it handy to tie a sharpie marker onto the side of my caddy so that guests can claim their cup by writing their name on it!

And speaking of drinks, check out this handy tip that My Yanni enlightened me with! Mix about 1/4 cup iodized salt with about a of cup of water and pour it into your tub filled with ice to chill your drinks in about  half the time! I kid you not. My Yanni saw this on Myth Busters episode #29.

Our Root Beer, Cola and waters were frosty in no time flat.

Another simple time saver tip is to tie a bottle opener onto the handle of the drink tub.

That way nobody ever has to go looking for it and I always know that it won’t get lost. It’s a win, win.

See how easy it can be to entertain without stress and fuss?

And guess what? The food was as easy as the entertaining! We served Spicy Italian Brat-Kabobs and Greek Fetish Burgers alongside tasty Bush’s Baked Beans.

I’d like to say a big thank you to the kind folks at Bush’s Baked Beans for sponsoring our tailgate!

It was a perfect day. I was relaxed which meant My Yanni was relaxed and in turn we got to enjoy our guests, the food and the game. Hope you’ll stop back for the delicious recipes and a fabulous Bush’s Beans giveaway!

~Wenderly

Disclamer: The tailgate and giveaway are in partnership with Bush’s Beans. However my opinions, thoughts and photos are 100% my own.

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Prince Sweet Pea

I have a friend who’s expecting a little sweet pea, a sweet pea prince if you will, in less than a month.

Her name is Maria and she and her husband, Josh, have the most beautiful blog called Two Peas & Their Pod. They whip up the most fabulous food! I met Maria through twitter and had the pleasure of meeting her in real life last fall at Blogher Food. Let me tell you, she is the sweetest little sweet pea you’d ever want to know.

And so now she’s expecting…

a little sweet pea of her own.

What was once two…

now becomes three.

A group of bloggers have gotten together to celebrate Maria and her soon-to-come sweet pea with a virtual baby shower!

SURPRISE MARIA!

I knew right away that I wanted to design some baby cards for the special occasion. But not just any baby cards…sweet pea baby cards.

I had such fun coming up with all of the sweet pea designs.

Especially the baby sweet pea bib,

and tiny itty bitty sweet pea onesie.

Kinda makes me miss my little sweet peas that are now BIG sweet peas. *sniff*

All you need are some simple supplies. Some craft glue, sparkle glue, silky string, tiny little beads,

a hole punch, some letter punches,

and colored and patterned papers and linen fabric (no pictured).

Mix all those goodies together with some good old fashioned imagination

and you’ve got yourself a perfect little sweet pea card package that can be used as thank you notes by mama or put into a frame to decorate the nursery!

Can’t WAIT to meet your precious little sweet pea prince, Maria! I’ll be sending you your bundle of cards to enjoy just as soon as possible!

Love,

Wenderly