Saturday, March 24, 2012


This weekend has been wonderful so far. There has been a lot of baking, cooking, relaxing, dating, and even some jumping up and down by momma herself. I made my favorite banana bread recipe, with chocolate chips ofcourse, zucchini bread, vegetarian pigs in a blanket, and two calzones; broccoli, onion, cheddar and onion, tatsoi spinach, goat gouda. Everything came out delicious. We also went to story time to enjoy some easter reading and delicious coffee for me. When I got home, I received a package which caused me to jump up and down in joy. I finally received the "Naturally Fun Parties for kids" by Anni Daulter. It is full of celebration, recipes, projects and beautiful pictures. I have the pleasure of reviewing this book, so there will be more on this book at a later date. We had some time to kill before my date, so I decided to get some homemade snacks made for the family. Nothing like delicious homemade goodness. We sent the kids out to parents night out at their aftercare and enjoyed some alone time. We relaxed for a bit and then went to dinner at Pomodoros restaurant. Wonderful Italian/Greek food. I have to work tomorrow, but I'm hoping for a great day to finish off my beautiful weekend. Notice my little man's hair...I cut that, trying to get one step closer to self sustainability.

Isn't the cover of this book gorgeous. I can't wait to try out some of the ideas. Time to get some sleep.
Night, Yasmin

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Yarn Along!

Joining in this week with Ginny to share two of my favorite things...reading and knitting. Right now I am reading "Under the Banner of Heaven, A story of violent faith" by Jon Krakauer. I just finished "Into the Wild" by him and it was one of the best books I have read, so I thought I would give this one a try. I just started, but so far it is great. The knitting is the Striped Yoke Top from the Spring/Summer Debbie Bliss magazine. I am knitting straight on circular needles due to the amount of stitches cast on. It will be my first top, so I hope it goes well. Wish me luck. Also we are dealing with some health scares in our extended family, so please think good thoughts that things will go well.

Peace, Yasmin

Saturday, March 10, 2012


Wow it has been a while since I have posted anything on this blog, I'm sorry. Life has been a whirlwind since I started school in January and is this year going faster than last year? It is already March and today marks the one year anniversary of the disaster in my homeland, Japan. My daughter turned nine at the beginning of this year and my little man is turning six this next month. Things are going way too fast for this mama.
An old friend of mine came and visited for a day, which was way too short might I add, and I met her youngest son for the first time. I realize that I miss my "Florida Girls" quite a bit and I think we need to make that once a year get together happen. There is just nothing that compares to having those long time friends that no matter how long you go without talking to them, when you do finally pick up the phone, you go right back to the way you were when you were hanging out back in the day. Yup I miss my girls.
Since the last time I posted, I have done a bit of sewing, a bit of knitting, spent time at the park, and did some cooking and baking. Also, the first picture below is of Rian looking outside when it decided to snow out of the blue. We really had no snow at all this winter and all of a sudden towards the end of February, we got a day with snow and lots of wind.

I'm hoping for a lot more sunshine and days warm enough to visit the park. I made zucchini bread and accidently forgot the sugar in the recipe, but the kids seem to like it all the same. I also have been enjoying organic eggs over sauteed kale. There is that market bag that I made, now if I could just find the time to sew more of those... I am also still trying to finish that old knitting project, soon I hope. Ok time for me to get some rest and try to get rid of this shingles once and for all. Goodnight.