look what I made!

Friday, March 6, 2015

My first instinct for the topic “something I made” was to post a picture of mini-me and/or my belly and call it a day  BUT I figured that that’s probably not what was intended when this topic was chosen.

I think I’ve said before, I’m in awe of those artsy-crafty, uber-creative mommas (Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom – I’m looking at you!) BUT sadly, I am not one of them. I often pin these super cute DIY ideas but they rarely come to fruition. I could blame parenting and working full-time, but other mommas do it so those excuses don’t really fly. The reality of the situation is, I’m just not super crafty. That, and I’m a perfectionist so when I try and do some of those things  and they don’t turn out absolutely perfect, I’m horribly hard on myself. As a result, I tend just not to try.

That got me thinking, there’s got to be something that I make that I’m proud of. I’m not sure if this is my pregnant-lady non-stop hunger speaking but I can make some pretty good food when I have the time.

So here’s a smattering of yummy eats I've made.

Mmmmm cake

now I want BBQ!

mac and cheese 'muffins' I whipped up (a HUGE hit with mini-me)

who doesn't love a yummy quiche?

Okay, that's nothing astounding. I really thought I had some better, more delectable looking dishes but either my memory is faulty or I forgot to take pics (let's go with the forgetting to take pics).

I will say, that I truly wish I had more time to just ‘hang’ in the kitchen. I love baking and creating meals but I've gotten into the habit of making whatever is quick and easy. I still enjoy all most of the time I get to spend in the kitchen but even more so when I'm not rushing (or cleaning).

I will have to add "more quality time in the kitchen" to my ever-expanding to-do list!



30 comments:

  1. You are good at making things - look at that amazing pink cake! You need to send me the recipe for those mac and cheese muffins! Yum!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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    1. that was for Annabelle's birthday last year!
      Yes, I may have to do a mac and cheese muffin post!

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  2. Oh that cake looked beautiful. That is not easy in itself. And I must say for cooking simple, all those meals looked AMAZING!! I'm with Doused in Pink, a recipe for those mac and cheese muffins would be great!

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    1. thanks Michelle! Cakes are super time-consuming but so yummy! Sometimes the most simple recipes are the best!

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  3. Oh my! I think I could eat my computer screen right now! Yummy food!

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    1. :) If I've made people hungry, than I've succeeded!

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  4. Maybe fashion and crafts don't go together! The pink cake looks so yummy and makes we want to eat cake for breakfast!

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    1. lol that may be true!
      I've definitely had cake for breakfast a few times :)

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  5. OMG that cake looks amazing!!!! Your food all looks yummy!

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  6. I think creativity comes in all different forms and maybe yours is in FOOD! I love how you decorated that pink cake, so pretty! And, I can't wait for Spring and Summer and BBQ!!! Plus, I always leave the BBQ'ing to my husband, so way to go on the skewers!! Thanks for the call out... haha. You're too sweet! I have always been into crafty stuff, but even I have done a bad craft or two!!

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    1. Hahah you had to know i was going to mention you, you're super crafty (and organized!!)
      Mmmmm BBQ! We got a new one last year and I LOVE it!

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  7. You are making me hungry :) hehe, those mac and cheese things look good!

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    1. they were delish! And perfect to freeze and bring out later!

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  8. You and I think alike - I was tempted to put a picture of the boys and call it good! I'm not even creative in the kitchen - I don't really like to cook either. Everything you made looks delicious! Have a great weekend!

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    1. lol that's too funny!
      Our kids are our best creations to date, I'm sure of that!

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  9. Ha - your first idea is a good one! That mini cake is so cute. I love spending time in the kitchen, but I do not like the prep or clean-up.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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    1. thanks Lisa! yes, if someone would prep and clean for me, it would be that much more enjoyable!

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  10. Seriously...Mac and cheese muffins?!?! Yes Please!! YUM!!

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  11. Those mac n cheese muffins look awesome! My kids would have devoured them!

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  12. I like the way you think. Most of my best DIY is food related too :) My favorite right from your list is the skewers. Looks delish!

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  13. This all looks delicious! Way better than I could do :)

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