Wednesday, June 26

Snapshots

Poesy's new big girl bed-- the first few nights were great, but she has figured out that she can get up at any point in the night and climb into mommy and daddy's bed //  Garden green pepper vs. red pepper... I'm not so sure if we are really going to yield any red peppers or if they will all end up being green //  Cute display in one of our favorite shops: Funtiques //  The girls making soup //  The new (to me) accordion that my father-in-law picked up.  It needs a tiny bit of work, but I'm in love with it.

I hope you are having a great week so far!  My week seems to just be starting, so it's time to power down and get some real work done!  Happy Wednesday!


31 comments:

  1. poe's big girl bed looks super cute :) she's so darling!

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  2. Ever since I saw "Disco ABC," Grover has been my favorite muppet!

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  3. I'm also growing peppers for the first time! I believe that if you leave the green peppers on the plant longer they turn red. Who knew that red and green peppers are actually the same! My peppers still have a long way to go!
    Erin

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  4. there is no room for poesy

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  5. that bed is so cute! also...ALL peppers will turn red, you just have to leave them on longer, i usually wait until the end of the season and let the last bunch turn red and make Red pepper soup! yum!

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  6. All the stuffed toys on her bed. So cute. Hanna Marie

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  7. To get yellow or red peppers, you just have to leave the fruit on the vine longer so it can ripen. It can be a long wait, especially with tiny fingers itching to pick the green peppers, but it is well worth it for the sweetness of the ripe fruit.
    (citing my source, like a good English major: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.phptname=foodtip&dbid=68)

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  8. I'm happy to see Strawberry Shortcake is still going strong with the little ones, I loved her when I was a nipper!

    Gemma typically.pretty.english

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  9. We planted green and yellow peppers... I'm anticipating the same outcome... all green. Lesson learned for next year though! :)

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  10. So cool you have an accordion!

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  11. Your accordion is rad. Yay Ms. Poe for getting her big girl bed.. first couple of months kind of stink for getting them used to the bed. I'm sure you know that though..Always an adventure with kiddos.

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  12. Aww, this makes me miss being a kid. :)

    xx
    Rachael from THE PARADERS

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  13. I just love how cute your girls are! They seems so balanced and have so much love for each other. It is a joy to look at your posts!

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  14. Such lovely snaps. I love seeing all the little animals that keep guard on her big girl bed.

    erinbulger.blogspot.ca

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  15. The big kid bead is a tough one...Our son didn't NEED to be out of his crib, but I wanted to switch his room and decided to do the bed as well. FAIL. He sleeps with us now. He's three. He helps us create the letter 'H' in bed.

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  16. Love the chalkboards! Can you play accordion? X

    http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Hi Katie! Can I ask where you got your flokati rug? I've been shopping for the right one for quite some time but everyone I've seen looks matted and grungy! Yours looks super soft!!!!

    Thanks!!!

    Heather

    southernnorth.com

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  18. I love Posey's big girl bed, it so cute. When I moved my son to his big boy bed, we gave him a sticker for every night he slept in it, when he got to a whole week of every night in his bed he got a special treat.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  19. SO many cute things. i'm crying, really.

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  20. Gorgeous snaps :) I'm sure Poe will learn to love her own bed soon. And I think you just have to leave the green peppers longer toget yellow and red peppers :)
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

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  21. lovely photos as ever! the bed is adorable :)
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  22. I love the quilt in the first pic so cute!!:)where did you get it if you dont mind me asking:)

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  23. That is so crazy about your peppers! I have never heard of peppers doing that! Something to keep in mind as I'm working on my garden this summer for sure.

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  24. Love the collection of pictures in this post. I really like the chalkboard above the bed.

    Cheers,
    Tabitha
    http://wanderingjavalover.blogspot.ca

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  25. i think i played with a similar stuffed strawberry shortcake doll in my childhood! i love the collection!

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  26. You can also put your green peppers in a paper bag with a tomato - the ethylene gas tomatoes give off will speed up the pepper's ripening process. :)

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  27. I love the accordion.. and Poe's bed makes me miss my own childhood bed.. I had so many teddys on it that I could hardly fit into it myself!

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  28. It's probably been thoroughly explained by this point, but almost all peppers start out some shade of green. Some of the red ones come in as a kind of purplish-green and some hot peppers go through two or three color changes on their way to being fully ripe. I understand the confusion, because the pepper has already reached full size, but wait patiently for the true red and you will be well rewarded.

    Oh, and Kirsten's paper bag trick above will work to a point. If you're pulling things in from a frost or have an accidental plucking, it's worth a try (and while tomatoes give off some ethylene, a ripe banana or apple will give off more) and your pepper will likely redden and soften, but you won't get the depth of flavor that you would from ripening on the plant.

    Good luck!

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