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Life Updates

Hey guys! I made pizza for y’all, but it turned out to be a bit of a fail. It was pretty yummy, but there were a few technical difficulties — the cheese slid all over the place. 
So today I’ll update you on what’s been going on in our life lately instead!

Snowy Spring
I do believe that this has been one of the longest Minnesota winters. Or at least it feels that way. I’m usually quite content with cozy winters full of hot tea and warm blankets; but the snow came early and it has been lingering. I just want warm sunshine and growing things.

Helen enjoyed her first time "skiing."

To make the winter a little less tiresome, we took a ski trip. Reuben’s sister kindly watched Helen for us while we hit the slopes. It was the first time we had the chance to go skiing in two years.

Packed Lunch

This is the food I packed for Helen for the ski trip (she’s still nursing): kimchi, grapefruit, oranges, cheese, yogurt, butter and eggs.

Farm Eggs
Reuben’s family keeps chickens, and the hens started laying recently. It’s so nice to have good quality eggs again. And they are so very pretty.
Affogato al Caffè. Need I say more?

Blueberry Face
Helen has really started to enjoy her food lately. For breakfast she’ll eat over half a cup of yogurt, two egg yolks, frozen blueberries (hence the face above), and a pickle (go figure). She’ll be eating us out of house and home soon.

ALL the Utensils

Our dishwasher is broken. You never realize just how many utensils you use up until you have to wash them all by hand.

I got my hair cut! You can read more about it over on my personal blog.
Getting Creative
I have been a bit obsessed with watercolors lately. I gave Buttered Side Up a bit of a facelift — I painted a new header and social media buttons. What do you think?

Little One
I’ll leave you with this one of our little munchkin. She loves being outside. I can’t wait for the ground to dry up so she can explore without getting sopping wet.
What’s been happening in your life lately? Anything new or exciting? What has been bringing you joy?


Erica Lea

Tuesday 8th of April 2014

Yes, I'm so glad the snow is finally melting away. Now onto green growing things! :)

Washing dishes is, unfortunately, one of my least favorite jobs. Glad that you can enjoy it, though! :) I guess it does give you a time to think about things.


Monday 7th of April 2014

I agree that this winter has felt too long. Most of the snow in the Fargo area is gone finally.

I'm the dishwasher in my household and still cannot believe how many dishes we go through each day. I don't long for a machine anymore though and even enjoy handwashing at times.

Erica Lea

Monday 7th of April 2014

It was really fun, but I had to do it three times to get it right. A techy I am not. :P

Erica Lea

Monday 7th of April 2014

Thank you! I'm really liking the length - my hair stayed curled for three days straight!

Erica Boehm

Monday 7th of April 2014

I love that you painted your own social media buttons!