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Thursday, August 19

Checking Back In: To Do List Conquered!

I promised I'd check back in after Monday's to-do list post, HERE. I did the stuff, even took the pics... but life barreled into craziness, and I never got time to get this stuff posted. We had all the crazy preparations for our family photos, then the actual three hour trip to Sedalia, MO for the photos, and the fun, madness, sweating, stress, mayhem, and crossed fingers of the actual production of getting our family photos taken (by the uber-talented, mama-of-SIX-kids(!!) and too-gorgeous-to-be-fair Kari Wright of Kari Wright Photography.) Needless to say, we needed all day today to recover from the adventure, so I am just now finally getting online to get my To-Do List Repost done. Okay. here we go.

On Monday, I wanted to make a batch of my Carrot Zucchini Pineapple muffins (recipe originally posted HERE--- my own tweaked version of a bread recipe I found.) I had FRESH pineapple to use instead of canned, and coming off of my 28-day Raw Food Challenge, I tried to make these healthier than usual by using all whole wheat flour, half the sugar, and using 1/3 less oil. Seriously--- they are so yummy, you can't even tell:

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Second on the list---- finally putting away the piles of folded clothes I've had scattered around my room from various laundry days. Here, they are all compiled into final piles and they DID make it to their dressers/closets/destinations. CLEAN ROOM! :) (In unrelated thoughts, this is our "not our real home" bedroom... and it is BORING me when I look at this photo. Maybe I need to invest in some fun big prints to post above our frameless bed... and some big, colorful throw pillows.. SOMETHING. I mean, we'll be in here for another 9 months. Why not?!)
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Number 3 and 4 on the list, packaging up client prints/books and mailing them:
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Items 5, 6, 7 on my list--- get a hair trim, get clothes for Noah, get a shirt for Joe--- done, done, done, but not photographed. Guess you'll have to wait for the family photos to be done. :) I WILL say that I ended up not finding any shorts for Noah, so I had to buy PANTS, nearly two sizes too big, and ALTER THEM. Crazy. Like I wasn't busy enough!?

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Item 9-- I was on a roll with the practice flower, so I got the actual flower headpiece done the same night. It is LOVELY, if I do say so myself. Totally inspired from an Etsy seller, so not my original idea, but hand cut, hand sewn, hand made, and I am in love with what I came up with. But again, you'll just have to wait for our photos to see the full piece. Here's a peek:

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And Item 10- We managed to get LOTS of playtime in with Noah... Including these:
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Noah spotted my "mustache-on-a-stick" I had made in my photo stuff and wanted to play... and then he even deigned to let me snap a few of him playing with it. Keeping the fun going, he wanted Mai to sport the mustache a bit (so cute!) and he helped me snap a few of Joe and myself as well. He LOVES taking photos! Cute kid. 

Anyhoo.... a good week so far. Crazy, busy, fulfilling, with a million ups and a very lovely long nap today to recover... 

Think I'll take tomorrow easy, too. Yeah. Sounds perfect.

16 comments:

  1. Brandi-lee6:30 AM

    Haha, love those moustaches!! I really want to know how to make those flowers too.

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  2. You're so crazy talented and organized!! I can't wait to see your family portraits!! Those muffins look amazing as do your client packages.

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  3. Um, yeah...I will just go crawl in a hole now. Do you sleep????? Sounds like a busy but fun day filled with love and laughter. I think you are my idol!

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  4. I want a tutorial on those flowers! :)

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  5. Love the flowers, love the mustaches, love how darn organized you are. Love your packaging most of all. so cute!

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  6. Oh man, you guys are too kind! This was ONE good day in a pile of MUCH less organized ones. That's why I was so darn proud of myself. LOL! It was rough, making myself keep going.... Ha!

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  7. I don't really do healthy...anything, but I am intrigued with the muffins. They are now bookmarked in my "To Make" folder. Thanks Emily!

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  8. So much cuteness! Wow!

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  9. the muffins sound quirky, but they look divine... I love mixing unsuspecting 'grediants' together.
    can't wait to see your family pics.. I am sure you rocked the flower. I just ordered another set for myself and T.
    thank goodness its the weekend.. you oughta just sleep it away girl!!

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  10. Looks like you have too much fun!

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  11. Emily, I swear you are the sweetest most crafty, talented person I know. Thanks for the compliments - you totally made my day. No pressure to be great, right?

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  12. So, thanks to your fab recipe, I just whipped up a batch of your tasty muffins. And inspired by your "healthy" changes, I made a few of my own...thought I'd share. Instead of the 1 c. of oil, I did 1/2 c. oil and 1/2 c. applesauce. I used squash rather than zucchini (well, because that was what I had!), and I used only the 1 c. of sugar you suggested. I also threw in a few raisins, and the muffins are divine--they puffed up quite nicely and are so sweet that I can't imagine where the other cup of sugar went...I certainly don't miss it!

    Thanks for sharing a fabulous recipe...let me know if you want me to send my favorite pumpkin muffin recipe. It's getting to be that time of year, and they're fairly healthy (as far as pumpkin muffins go).

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  13. I'm impressed. I love that felt flower. I can't wait to see the final product, and then will you teach me how you made it. :
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  14. Hmmm..will you be explaining how these felt flowers were made?!? I have a stack of wonderful wool felt that needs some flowering!

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  15. Great share! I really love your packaging!

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