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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

march {in an instagram}

1. Just another of our many family dance parties.  We crazy.
2. We made some special birthday cards (see #8) and I let Caroline use some of my prized Lisa Frank sticker collection.  My friends and I were OBSESSED, and it still hurts a little when I let the kids use the stickers.  Haha.
3. I love the cut of the new shirt styles we added to the shop (more sales coming soon!), and the off the shoulder look makes me feel like Kelly Kapowski.  Wow, with that and Lisa Frank, I’m totally dating myself, right?
4. Andrew begged to wear the sweater I knit for him one day to school, and it totally made my day.  (Also, he rocks some awesome bed head.)
5. We literally ran to the park at the first sign of warm(er) weather.  We are thrilled to be playing outside again!
6. I loved tracking the progress of my rainbow blanket by coloring in the squares as I completed them.  I feel like this says something about my compulsive nature, but I’m not sure…
7. An artist at work.
8. Birthday cake made for my brother’s wonderful girlfriend Brittany.  Couldn’t love her more!
9. Homemade tortillas are always worth the effort!  (By the way, I always make them with white whole wheat flour these days and they are every bit as good as with all-purpose flour.)
10. Wrestle mania – another favorite evening activity!
11. Strawberry cream cheese tart – an annual tradition made every spring for my BFF.
12. Squares finished and ready to be sewn together.
13. Not really a morning person.
14. We bought Andrew his own camera for our spring break trip and he and Caroline had SO much fun practicing with it.
15. Family date night complete with milkshakes at The Loft to celebrate some great news (no, I’m not pregnant.)
16. Sweet sleepy girl.

Most of these images are from my personal (private) Instagram account.  You can follow my public stream here: user annieseats.

  • Amelia Savage

    Adorable pictures! Where did you find the pattern for the rainbow blanket? It looks very fun.

  • http://heybridian.com/ Bridian

    ooh I love off the shoulder shirts! can’t wait for those!

  • Natalie B

    I’d LOVE the pattern for your blanket! I need a new project and that looks like the perfect thing to pack around when I’m out and about (not big and bulky).

  • annieseats

    Here is a link: http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2012/11/15/whits-knits-bears-rainbow-blanket.html

    I’ll be talking a little bit more about this next week with pics of my finished blanket as well. This was a great one to work on in between all my other project because each square is quick to make.

  • annieseats

    Those are the ones that were in the last batch of sales (the loose fit ones, as opposed to the v-neck). I love them – super comfy!

  • annieseats

    Here you go: http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2012/11/15/whits-knits-bears-rainbow-blanket.html

    I’ll discuss this in more detail next week and share pics of my finished blanket.

  • Diane

    But we do want to know what the good news is…… :)

  • http://heybridian.com/ Bridian

    oh dang, I didn’t know that! maybe next time :)

  • Amelia

    I always love these posts. Such a cute way to document each month in snap shots.
    Darn! You’re not pregnant?! ;) That actually didn’t even cross my mind, though would have been wonderful too. I’m thinking it’s either related to yours or Ben’s job. Congratulations to whatever it is!!!
    And yes, you so dated yourself with the Lisa Frank and Kelly Kapowski comments. I miss those stickers…..

  • Sasha

    Annie, I read your blog religiously. Can you recommend some nice restaurants in Indianapolis (the Loft looks great, for example)? I am going to be there with my boyfriend for a weekend trip.

  • Angie

    That rainbow blanket makes me want to learn how to knit before LO#2 arrives in Sept. I struggle with that realm of “domesticity” though, so something tells me I won’t learn, or if I do, it’ll look like utter crap!

  • annieseats

    Ha! This blanket is actually crocheting, which some people think is easier thank knitting (maybe because it’s one hook instead of two needles? Not sure.) If you are interested, look for a class in your area. I never thought I would be able to make *anything*, but my teacher did such an awesome job giving me the foundation, I feel like I can read almost any pattern. You can do it!

  • annieseats

    Sure! If you click on the Pinterest icon at the top of the page, you can find my “visit indy” pin board. It has most of my favorites listed there. Hope that helps!

  • annieseats

    Ha! You’re probably the only one then. To me it seems the automatic assumption of anyone of child bearing age when they say they are excited or have good news.

    Love that you are a Lisa Frank fan too :)

  • annieseats

    Don’t worry, there will be more of the same style in the next batch. They are too awesome to leave out :)

  • Steph in Lex

    OK, for a minute I translated #15 as the good news BEING that you’re not pregnant! I guess that gives away my own current mindset about expanding our family… ;)

  • Steph in Lex

    Oh, and by the way, I just bought some Lisa Frank stickers and coloring books within the last month or so, so if you feel the need to replace some of the ones you’ve lost (or preserve your old collection and buy new ones for the kids), they are still out there!

  • annieseats

    Ha! Too funny :)

  • Emily Ahlbum

    What a great idea!!

  • annieseats

    Oh gosh, thanks! I think in this case it was just a good filter on instagram – ha! I use Clinique CC cream as my only real foundation and occasionally use Bare Minerals loose powder as well. My blushes are Tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour and I use a powder bronzer from MAC. I have a few MAC paint pots I like for eyeshadow primer, my eyeshadows are almost all the Urban Decay Naked palettes (2 and 3). Eyeliner is Urban Decay 24/7 liquid liner and for mascara I use either Dior Iconic or DiorShow. I don’t know how to condense all this info that well or how much detail you want but if you want more info, email me at annieseats at gmail dot com. Thanks!