Two for Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a great start to your week!  I have to admit that this week has been filled with all kinds of emotions for me…I’m not sure if it has to do with my birthday being right around the corner, the fact that we put an offer on a house and didn’t get it,  I’m really missing my family (more than usual), or just the stress of starting a family, buying a house, looking for a job, and all of the other everyday stresses we have.  Anyways, my outlet for stressful situations has always been to work on craft projects and I have a big list of items to add to add to my Etsy shop, so it’s been a great distraction!

After all the rain we had last week, the weather finally cleared up towards the end of the week and most of the flooding subsided…by the way, I have always read about floods and seen them on TV, but never really experienced them.  We went to the normal park we take Dewey, our wiemaraner,  to for a walk and it was blocked off because the water from the creek had overflowed and was running across the walkways.  The walkways were probably a good foot under water, which is something that I had never really experienced before…Texas has brought many new things to my awareness!  However, we went to the park yesterday and luckily everything has dried up, but there is still the “flood” smell…hoping that goes away soon!

Looking for a new place to take Dewey for a walk this weekend, we stumbled upon Zilker Park.  Since we have been here, we have heard about “Zilker,” but there are always events there with a lot of traffic, so we have tried to avoid that area….BIG MISTAKE!  We went on Saturday as we are trying to go downtown more on the weekend and it was gorgeous!  It is essentially a preserved park in the middle of the city with an additional swimming area monitored by life guards called Barton Creek.  Below is a picture on one of the bridges through the park looking into the city…you can also tell that we weren’t the only ones looking to take advantage of a beautiful day! 🙂

So, here is what you have been waiting for…my Two for Tuesday:

  1. Prosciutto Eggs:  Since I haven’t been working, I have made an effort to be more creative with breakfast and dinner meals for the hubs and I.  That being said, we usually eat some sort of eggs 3-4 times a week, but even with all the variations you can do, it still gets old over time.  On one of my Pinterest searches one day, I stumbled across this “Whole 30” recipe (which I do not know enough information about to support, but like the initial ideas I have read about it) for prosciutto eggs.  Who wouldn’t like the sound of that….prosciutto and eggs…YUM! I used a variation of this recipe:
    1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
    2. Spray all the tins on a regular muffin tin with a coconut oil spray (I found this at Traders and it’s awesome…AND make sure you do this step, cleaning the pan was not fun afterwards).
    3. Line each of the egg cups with 1 piece of prosciutto.
    4. Fill each tin with 1 egg. You can crack it right in (which is what I did) or scramble your eggs, then add them.  For an even healthier option, you could add only the egg whites.
    5. I like to sprinkle fresh pepper and fancy salt (I didn’t add salt because the prosciutto is salty enough for me, but add for your liking) on top of the egg.
    6. Bake your egg cups for 13-16 minutes or until the eggs look pretty solid. Eat right away!                       eggs

2. Baby Month Numbers:  These have been quite popular items over the past couple of years, they are typically stickers that you can put on your baby when they reach a certain monthly milestone after they are born.  After the pictures are taken for 12 months straight until the baby is a year old, it fun to put the pictures together in a frame or collage to see how much the baby has grown since she/he has been born at their first birthday party.  However, it’s hard to remember to take the picture every month on the exact day (unless as a busy mom you make an appointment on your calendar to remind you!), the baby is something too “wiggly” to put the sticker on, or the numbers get lost in the piles of “things” and forgotten about.  So, I ran across this idea that I thought would be fun to try and a little different than the sticker idea… it’s number patches!  So, instead of stickers, you have monthly numbers that are made out of fabric (super reusable, too!) that you put ribbon through and can be used on anything you can tie something to (i.e., a stuffed animal next to the baby, a pillow next to the baby, they could be loosely tied around the baby, the ideas are endless!)  They are still a work in progress because I must admit they were definitely more time consuming then I thought, but hopefully worth the effort…one day!months

Well folks, that’s all for this week! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week 🙂

 

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