Archive for September, 2010


Udder Covers

Pay only shipping and handling ($10.00) when you go to, pick out the nursing cover of your choice and enter in promo code: PARENTHOOD

I usually make these at home, but the cost of supplies usually ends up costing around $10 if I bargain hunt for fabric. I got Porter style since all my nursing covers are in girly colors. YAY!!!


rice & beans

I always thought rice and beans was one of those “we-can’t-afford-anything-else-so-choke-it-down” sorts of meals, but I tried this recipe tonight and we all thought it was quite tasty! Sorry I have no pictures…I wasn’t expecting it to be blog-worthy!

This is adapted from Everyday FOOD’s Cuban Red Beans and Rice recipe in the September issue.

2 T extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup small diced white onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
coarse salt and ground pepper
1/2 t turmeric
1/2 t dried oregano
1 c long-grain white rice
1 can (15.5 oz) red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups vegetable broth

In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add turmeric, oregano, and rice. Stir and cook for one minute. Add beans and broth, stir, then season with salt and pepper again. Bring mixture to a boil, then cover. Reduce to a medium simmer and cook until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 15-20 minutes.


Japanese Weekend OK Waistband

I picked up a pair of Japanese Weekend’s OK Waistband slacks at The Storm Cellar about a month ago. Although I was lucky enough to find them on consignment, I’m here to tell you they are worth the full price!! Generally, I have a hard time finding maternity pants that fit,  in the past Gap has been my best bet, but these are oh so comfortable and look great! They do run small and long, though. I’m usually a size 6 maternity pant at Gap, and the Large fit from Japanese Weekend (plus, I have to wear my big girl heels or hem them).