Fern’s Halloween costume consists of a winter hat with bunny ears and… that’s it. Forevermore she’ll be able to look back at photos of her first Halloween and criticize my costume making skills. Whatever, she’s too young for candy anyway! By the way, have you ever tried to draw whiskers and a nose on a wiggly baby? It’s hard.
This weekend I visited Honeysuckle Tea House with my pals Michelle and Diana. It’s an open-air paradise surrounded by herb gardens, which they use to make their own teas. We sipped chai and sweet potato soup while talking about every thing from babies and careers to politics and periods. It was the best way to spend a cool, crisp fall day!
This week I hired an office manager! I’d like to introduce my first employee ever, Shawn Nichols. She’s amazing, and she also happens to be my mom! I gotta say, it’s a huge bonus to have an employee that loves your baby as much as you do and doesn’t mind changing a few diapers.
Balancing baby and business has been quite a challenge. I’ve been able to keep up with order fulfillment, but I haven’t had time to do much creating over the past 9 months. With my mom taking over packaging, shipping, inventory management, and more, I should be back to my sketchbook soon.
Here’s Fern helping the Office Manager package today’s orders…
Kidding… the baby is not allowed to drool on outgoing shipments. ;)
My new pins are in the shop! I’m totally obsessed. I hope you like them, too!
I’m always on the lookout for lunch ideas, and when I came across this Jalapeño Popper Grilled Cheese recipe my mouth started watering. It seemed so complicated though—seeding, stuffing, and roasting jalapenos, cooking bacon—way too much effort for lunch time. So here’s my easy version!
Get two slices of crusty bread. Spread one with cream cheese and the other with mayo. Apply a generous layer of pickled jalapeños and sharp cheddar cheese. Close the sandwich, and butter the top and bottom.
Grill it in the skillet, or toast it in the oven. I preheated my toaster oven to 425 and baked my sandwich for 5 minutes. Then I flipped it and baked for another 3-5 minutes. Once the cheese was melty I broiled it for 2 minutes (flipping halfway through) to brown the outside. Then I ate it, and it was amazing.
I love cheese. That is all.