Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We are baaaaack!

Hey friends! I apologize for the absence, but I just really needed a break! We spent a nice 11 day break in Indiana with my in-laws for Thanksgiving, and I did a whole lot of nothin! Actually, I did get some work done, but I purposely took a little Blogiday (blog- holiday).

We left Friday the 18th after I got off of work and drove through the night to South Bend, Indiana. Once we got there, we stayed with my brother-in-law Matt for the first few days. Saturday we went to a Notre Dame football game. My first ever!

It was really fun, but really cold! The half-time show was the ND marching band with the band Chicago, and Bon Jovi came out right before the 4th quarter!

After that, we just kind of hung out. Sunday we spent the day with my husband's Dad and Step-mom. We went to the church that he attended before he came to college and had breakfast for lunch at Perkins. That afternoon, my sweet mother-in-law (Donna, his Dad's wife) took me birthday shopping at a little store called Charming Charlie (if one comes near you...go! It is woman-heaven). Basically, they have clothes, shoes, purses, hats, scarves, jewelry, and all sorts of other fabulous things and they color-code it all! It really is a fun store...I drug hubby back another day for a second look! And then we went out to frozen yogurt.

After reuniting with the husbands, we saw a movie and then spent a little more time. While we were there, we also visited the Hubby's high school nurse (that still loves him!), ate a lot of local food shopped, and visited Grandpa Jim. On Wednesday morning, we drove the hour and a half to his Mom and Step-dad's farm house in Huntington, nearer to Fort Wayne, IN.

I helped cook Thanksgiving food and we had Aunt Shannon, my brother-in-law and our niece with us until Sunday. Grandpa Jim joined us for Thanksgiving. It was a perfect day! Good food and a Dallas victory! (LOVE my Cowboys!)

At 8pm, I drug my sweet, sweet mother-in-law (Love you Deb!), Aunt Shannon and niece Jules out to Fort Wayne to Black Friday shop. We went to Michael's where I got some really fun Christmas decorations (posts to come!) and a couple of gifts. The next stop was Target, but they did not open until Midnight, so we went to IHOP for some coffee. It was not that great :( but it did the job! We waiting in the freezing, mile long line but I got to go into Target and got everything that I intended to! We came home around 2am to a sweet little surprise that Hubby found. (We brought her home with us...I will formally introduce our little Black Friday surprise soon. She is a little love-ball!)

The rest of the weekend we shopped, ate, decorated her house for Christmas and enjoyed family time. We even went to my mother-in-law's church with her on Sunday. Sunday was my Birthday and after lunch, I got cake and presents! I was not expecting it, so that was nice! And then my husband and mother-in-law took me to the Fort Wayne mall and out to dinner and I got free fried ice cream! It was a great Birthday! :)

Monday afternoon we left Indiana and drove home. We did not get home until about 1:30am and we slept in on Tuesday (we both had the day off). Tuesday was filled with returning cars to the airport, our first Vet appointment, Christmas tree shopping and Christmas decorating.

I have so many things to share with you guys, I am bursting! The problem is that I do not have the photos to do the posts just yet! But I will very soon!

I am sorry if you are asleep. If you are still reading this long post, you are a true friend!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Fabulous Friday #11!

Its Fabulous Friday!

Let's see those Thanksgiving crafts and recipes! Or have you started any Christmas projects over your Thanksgiving break??? I am SO ready for Christmas decorating! Looking forward to seeing what you've got!

Please don't forget the button!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fabulous Friday # 10!

Its Fabulous Friday!

I CANNOT wait to see what you guys have been up to! Link as many projects as you want! I know I have been spotty lately, so you probably have quite a few! :)
Please don't forget the button!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fabulous Wednesday!

So, friends, I failed last week. I have been so busy training for my new job that I have totally neglected all things OhhBaby. I even forgot to put Fabulous Friday up! So, even though Friday is only a couple of days away, I thought I would put up Fabulous Wednesday just for fun! So link them up! Do you have any fun Thanksgiving or Fall projects to share? It is almost time for Christmas Decorating!

Please don't forget the button!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Its DIY Thursday and We have a WINNER!

Its DIY Thursday!
Head on over to EAD Designs to see how I made this totally cute wedding gift! (Michelle...if you have not opened this and you are reading from your honeymoon...shame on you!)

Also, we have a winner of the Key to Wonderland Necklace from Shabby Apple!
The winner was...
Which was Emily Watkins who said "Just liked "Shabby Apple on FB". Congratulations Emily!

Email ohhbabydesigns (at) gmail (dot) com with your Name, phone number,
shipping and email address so that I can get it to Shabby Apple and they can send you your necklace!

For everyone else, don't forget that Shabby Apple has offered my readers 10% off!
Use coupon code "ohhbaby10off"

LOVE you guys!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche!

I made this recipe for my brother and sister-in-law the other day. She has been in the hospital and was instructed to eat foods high in iron. Sun-dried tomatoes and spinach were everywhere that I looked online when looking for high-iron recipes. This led me to quiche recipes. Well, quite a few people asked me to share the recipe on here, so I will!

Please excuse the photo quality. We were on our way out the door and I couldn't find my camera, so I snapped this one with my Android. Not a terrible cell phone photo, but the lighting is not good!

The original inspiration was this recipe, but I modified it quite a bit.

You will need the following ingredients:
  • 1 9-inch pie crust
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • Onion Powder (I did this instead of onion chunks because my brother doesn't like chunks of things usually)
  • 5 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped (I actually used a bit more than a cup)
  • 1¼ cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper
Here's how to make it:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place your pie crust in your pie dish. Using a fork, prick the bottom and the sides of your crust. Bake the crust about 15 minutes. It should be a golden brown. Remove from the oven and set it aside to cool.
  3. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees.
  4. Melt the butter in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion powder.
  5. Add in the sun-dried tomatoes and the spinach and cook until the spinach wilts. Take the pan off the heat and set it aside.
  6. Whisk the milk, eggs and cheese together. Add a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper. I went a little lighter on the pepper.
  7. Spread the cooled spinach over the pie shell. Pour the milk/egg mixture over the spinach and tomatoes.
  8. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, until the quiche is golden brown and spongy.
The recipe should serve about 8, depending on how you slice it.

I have not tasted it yet, but I got rave reviews from those that did! I will definitely be making one of these for my husband and I soon!

***PS- Don't forget to enter the Shabby Apple Giveaway! It ends tomorrow!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Shabby Apple Giveaway!

Okay, Friends...Here is the fabulous giveaway that I was mentioning was coming!

For those of you that do not know about Shabby Apple, they sell a wonderful assortment of vintage clothing and accessories. The vintage jewelry is to-die for! I seriously could buy every single piece that they sell! They also have lovely vintage dresses like this one:
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Vintage Dresses at

This is just one of the many Lace Dresses that they have. It just so happens to be my favorite one! Close second would be the Antiquated black lace dress from Shabby Apple.

Shabby Apple has a ca-ute line of Maternity dresses called Mama Apple. I absolutely adore these pieces! They totally make me excited about having children someday. The Apron Strings dress is my favorite!
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Maternity Dresses at
For my home-decor friends, Shabby Apple also has a lovely line of Arts & Crafts. There are so many cute gift ideas or home decor pieces. I especially love the Pamper Yourself Gift pack.
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Gifts at
So, here is whats in it for you! Shabby Apple  has offered to give one of my fabulous readers the Lovely Key to Wonderland Necklace
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Also, They have been kind enough to offer my readers 10% off of your order!
Use coupon code : "ohhbaby10off"

Here is how to enter the giveaway:
Mandatory: Visit their website HERE and tell us one item that you love!

Bonus entries (make sure to leave a separate comment for each one!):
1. Become a Follwer of OhhBaby Designs

2. Follow Shabby Apple on Facebook 
(in order to get in on special promotions and exclusive discounts)
5. Blog about this giveaway.
6. Tweet this giveaway.

7. Follow OhhBaby Designs on Pinterest.

There you have it. Eight chances to win!
The winner will be announced on Thursday November 10th.

The winner must have a US shipping address.
There will be no exchanges for the winning piece of jewelry.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fabulous Friday #9!

Hey guys!

Welcome to Fabulous Friday #9!

I cannot wait to see your projects this week! Also, I have a really fun giveaway coming soon, so stay tuned!

Please do not forget to grab my button! It makes me sad when you don't! I don't even care if you put it on a "Parties" page or something so that you do not have to grab it every week!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Exciting Times!

Hey friends!

I hate when I get to either just posting superficially or not posting at all. I love sharing my life with you guys! You are my peeps for real!

Just so you know why I have been so sporadic lately, I just accepted a new position! This will give me a much better schedule and hopefully this will translate into more time for fun projects! I also have been juggling two very involved stationery orders and another major Graphic Design commission.

I have also been feeling kind of cruddy.

So either way, I am sorry that my project posts have been short. And I really haven't been doing any real quality posts lately. I hope to improve very soon!

Love you guys!

DIY Thursday: Chalk-it Cannisters

Hey guys! Its DIY Thursday over at EAD Designs!

You should head over and check it out! Click the picture below to see the post!

Happy Thursday!