Silly, simple, fun.

It’s what makes up our week and what we share around here.

Any cell phone image works, it doesn’t have to use Instagram!  (I’m jeannettg if you want to follow)

Dying eggs.

It’s tradition.  Messy tradition.

Jill was an old pro at this apparently.

She loooooved chucking the egss into the dye.

While Henry carefully selected stickers for his green egg.

It’s always green.  Always.

“Mommy, did you know green is my favorite color?”

Yes dear.  You won’t let me forget.

Walter is still baking away.

His kicking is getting much stronger, which I love.

But I’m a little worried because he seems to be partying like it’s 1999 at the oddest times of the night.

Don’t. Even. Think. About. It. Little. Boy.

Our weekly visits to the local farmer’s market continue.

When Henry saw this big, giant artichokes, he begged me to buy them…jumping up and down with excitement.

Artichokes are one of his very favoritest of foods.  Next to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

We go through strawberries like they are water around here.

Lucy in particular can eat an entire little basket in one sitting.  (Jill doesn’t seem to much like fruit altogether…so weird.)

So this week, I bought an entire flat of berries.

Since I had so many, I thought I’d go ahead and make the World’s Ugliest Cake.

Also referred to as the Cake That You Made In The Dark While Blindfolded And Standing On Your Head With Your Left Hand.

Although most commonly known as Pioneer Woman’s Strawberry Shortcake Cake.

First, the dang cake wouldn’t come out of the pan and I had to piece it together like a jigsaw puzzle.  Then, I couldn’t spread the frosting without just smooshing around berries…it was a hideous disaster.

But it was YUMMY.

My other problem?  The juicy strawberries soaked into the cake and it was kinda mushy the next day.

My words of advice if you make this (and you should, it’s delish!): Make the cake and frost it with frosting.  Serve berries on the side/on top with each serving.

I had to take my one hour glucose testing thing yesterday…and I was SUPER annoyed that I had to sit around and wait for a stinking HOUR.

When I did it with the girls, they just plopped me right back out in the waiting room amid the coughing kids, the yacking adults, and who knows what else.  That hour creeped by in a hard plastic chair in a linoleum floored room.

This time, I went to a different lab where they escorted me to a PRIVATE ROOM…with a cushy recliner, a stack of magazines, and even a small DVD player.  They offered to flip off the light in case I wanted to take a nap.

Let’s just say that when the woman came in to tell me my hour was up, I basically begged her to make it a 6 hour testing window.  Begged.  Because my kids have been insane, crazed wildebeests this week and the quiet was ultra nice.

She didn’t oblige.  Hate her.

Walter’s quilt will be based off of these two fabrics.

Could you DIE?

My mother in law is making this one, but I have a stack of rainbow scraps waiting to be put together into my very own first quilt.

Perhaps when my kids decide to not act like lunatics I can give it a whirl.

What did you do this week?

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    I just love those patterns. oh my, adorable!

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    lovely instastrawberries! …….i have one of those, too, this week.

  3. 3

    Great post! Wherever did you find the chevron fabric? My mom has been hunting some and we’ve been surprised not to find any, what with the chevron onslaught on Pinterest!

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    haha- I felt the same way at my glucose test! But I didn’t get the VIP service you did. Luckily (or not) I had to take the 3 hour test with my second. *sigh* I got all the pieces of her birth announcements cut. LOVE Walter’s fabric. Thank you so much for an awesome linky!
    Meagan´s last blog post ..A Beautiful Week

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    I can’t wait to see the quilt all finished! Sorry about your cake :P We all have those baking fails! If it tasted good, it was a win! Have a great weekend!

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    Love the baby belly! adorable! Love the fabric and those strawberries are to die for! yum!!
    Karla´s last blog post ..InstaFriday!

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    I’m totally dying over that fabric! Makes me want a baby boy of my own… Almost! LOL
    Great post and great strawberries!!!
    AbsoluteMommy´s last blog post ..April Showers {Coffe Date + InstaFriday}

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    Between the fabrics you used to make the dresses you showed us all last week and the fabrics for the babies quilt you showed us to day, you have the fabric lover in me drooling!
    Victoria @ Snail Pace Transformations´s last blog post ..Daily Life Captured: Mom food Versus Kid Food

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    I love strawberry shortcake – I MUST try this recipe!

    This is my second week linking up — i am doing something wrong because my name isn’t linking only the photo – plus my photo is to HUGE for the link – ugh. If you have a quick answer I would surely appreciate it but no worries, I can keep trying to get it right!

    this is a fun link – I have already “met’ 4 people through it!

    Have a good weekend!
    tiffany day´s last blog post ..Happy {insta} Friday

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    Thanks for hosting,lookslike a great week those starwberrts and cake looks so yummy :)
    claire´s last blog post ..My Instagram Week In Photo’s Easter holidays and Birthdays…

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    New Follower, and new fan! Great idea with the Instagram!
    Hilani-Handmade by Hilani´s last blog post ..Birthday Giveaway – Winners Announced!

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    Congratulations! How exciting for your family. Love the fabricS!
    Kelleyn´s last blog post ..Hiking, Waterfalls, and Carl Sandburg

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    I made the same cake this week and it look almost identical to yours. Type A personalities like myself have a hard time when the final product do not look like the picture in the recipe. The taste made up for it though.

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    Thanks for having this link up for phone pics. I’ve loved sharing on Instagram and have fun adding cool looks to the pics. It’s made it so nice to share with family and friends!

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    That cake sounds delish. I’ve made a few of her recipes and they’ve always been good! Love that fabric for the baby quilt. How adorable!
    Heather´s last blog post ..Friday Phone Dump Week 15

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    Those fabrics for the quilt are adorable!! My best friend is pregnant and I would love to make something with the owly fabric…soooo cute.

    Just came across your blog, loving it already.
    If you have a chance I’d love you to check out mine

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    oh my goodness I LOVE those fabric choices!!! I made fitted sheets for my sons crib and loved how they turned out. Way cuter and cheaper than any over priced set. We go through berries very quickly too. I can/t wait to go strawberry picking and for weekly farmers market trips!
    Mindi´s last blog post ..Noah’s First Birthday Owl Theme Party

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    I would totally eat that cake! It looks good to me. Your quilt fabric is amazeballs. love it.

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    Your kids are adorable!
    We are having our fourth boy in August and all of our boys have er names, love Walter! We ended picking Sawyer.
    Love the fabric for his quilt, so cute and great colors!

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    I think both fabrics are really nice for the quilt but I really like the one with the leaves, it is natural and really perfect for a baby. I am sure the world’s ugliest cake tasted delicious and you reminded me to visit the farmer’s market to get healthier foods while I’m pregnant.


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