My "assistant"

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

So I have this insanely cute "assistant" who works for hugs! :) I call my three year old my assistant because sometimes she really assists me...and other times it is intended to be sarcastic! ;) There are days where she "helps" by scattering packing slips or sticking shipping labels to her shirt (insanely funny, by the way...but then I have to reprint!) sometimes she just helps me eat my lunch...

...and other times she "knits" which resembles knots. But she tries so hard and I keep letting her help because I know one day it will turn into a marketable skill! I spent lots of time in my moms office, filing and doing anything else she would let me do...and it really did help me out later in life.

Most recently she has discovered a love of cooking...which is new territory for me because my son has never shown any interest despite my attempts! I usually ask her to help me count or dump into a bowl but today we tried a new task.

Awhile ago I was out of clean knives and needed to pierce some potatoes before I threw them in the microwave and discovered a corn cob holder works pretty darn well!!

So, I explained to little Miss P that it was VERY sharp but she could help me if she went slow (I was more worried about her puncturing me than herself). 

She did really well and was SO proud of herself! She really has taught me to let go a lot more (hello, my name is Jen and I like to be in control). Sometimes it's so easy for me to just do things...but if I just slow down I get to have some really fun moments with my assistant!!

Roasted Garbanzo Beans

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Alright, maybe I'm just slow and everyone knows about this...but have you roasted Garbanzo Beans??? They are FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!!!!!

So here is what you do....ready? Cuz it's SUPER hard!

Take a baking pan (or whatever that thingie is called), spray it with oil of your liking, empty a can of Garbanzo Beans (rinsed) onto the pan and sprinkle with whatever you like (I used a good amount of cumin and a small sprinkle of chili powder). I think Mrs. Dash would be pretty yummy and maybe even a sweet version with cinnamon!

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes, shaking every 15 minutes so they don't burn.

They cool off pretty quickly and disappear SUPER fast because they are sooooo yummy!!! I was hoping since I used spice my 3 year old would let me eat my snack in peace...but alas she thought they were fantastic and ate a ton!

I highly recommend organic beans with no extra "stuff" added.

The Ultimate Baby Shower Gift Giveaway

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Yes, I haven't blogged in forever and YES, I keep promising to be better...but obviously I'm a busy liar! ;)

I have been busy knitting and growing my business and exciting things are happening!! One very exciting thing is an upcoming giveaway that I'm hosting...and it's already looking pretty awesome! Right now it is in the planning stages and we are still needing sponsors. Sponsors can contribute an item, or $10 cash to go towards a super exciting Etsy gift card (I'm telling you, this is going to be an awesome gift!!!) If you have a business, consider donating an item...and if you are pregnant, thinking about having a baby, going to a baby shower or might go to a baby shower in the near future...stay tuned!!!!

If you are interested in applying...please go here: Membership Application Form