Sorry to have been away for so very long…I have been ridden with nausea and fatigue, due to the BABY in my belly! Yes, we’re expecting baby number two, and this one is making me feel pretty sick, so I’ve just been lying low, trying not to barf, and taking lots of naps.

On Sunday , we went to an awesome Earth Angels gallery event in Warwick, NY which is about 1/2 hour away. I got to meet some artists that I really admire, and saw absolutely amazing work. There were tons of people there; Julie Arkell, Nicole Bowen, Jody Battaglia, Nicol Sayre, etc, etc. I was too shy to take any pictures, but I’m sure if you check out Jen’s blog, she’ll have tons of info and pics in the next couple of days.

I did buy two of Nicole Bowen’s critters; They were too cute to possibly resist.




Here is our crazy tree peony in bloom. I think I post pictures of it every year, but it continues to amaze me every year, getting more and more humongous blooms!


Unfortunately it rains every year, right after it blooms and some of the blossoms break off, but they look lovely inside… They brighten up my dreaded dishwashing experience.  I HATE most all kitchen activity right now. The dishes make me want to hurl; I nearly wretch every time I open the fridge…blech!


Despite dreading the kitchen, I did manage to dust off my apron and bake something today. Blackberry Crumb Bars from the latest Everyday Food. They’re in the oven right now. They do NOT make me want to wretch. The love of baked goods has not been affected!

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  1. OH! Congratulations. I hope you feel better soon:)

  2. Oh, Jenn, I’m so happy for you! I started to worry a bit then got a feeling that something, or someone just may be brewing. :) So I’m glad that you shared everything is almost okay. Remember, these icky nausea days will pass. Clara will have a sibling! YAY! Congrats. Check in when you can to let us know how you are. I’m so envious that you got to go the Earth Angels show. I wanted to but am waaaaaaay far away! Love Nicole’s work! Pat the tummy for us and smooch Clara’s cheeks!

  3. Congratulations, Jen. How exciting that is that you are expecting baby #2. It’s amazing to me how many women get morning sickness while pregnant. I never experienced that. I just gained wait from the very beginning. I ate oatmeal every morning with both babies.
    Hope your feeling better soon. Take care and enjoy the journey.

  4. oh what lovely news!
    congratulations to you + your family…hope the sickness doesn’t hang around too long! xx

  5. Congratulations!! I am sorry to hear you don’t feel so well, I HATE that part of being pregnant but the end result is the best. I am happy for you. :)

  6. Oh Jen! I am so happy to hear your news!…A new baby! How exciting for your family!…Now I have to admit a little something. I started reading your blog when I saw it among Martha Stewart’s favorites….and I LOVED it!!! So simple & charming! Not knowing a bit about blogging, I started reading some of your favorites as well! Well, long story short I started my own blog & etsy store…And I’m enjoying every minute of it! You were my inspiration Jen!…Congratulations again about baby #2…Your friend, Heidi :)

  7. WOW! Congratulations. That is very exciting. Now I don’t know where you are at in the pregnancy but, I do hope you feel better soon and that’s it just that a dreadful first trimester.
    Those critters are killing me with cute and those tree peonies are absolutely stunning.
    I’ve missed your posts.
    If you feel better, I’d love to meet up. If you are up for a drive next month the yard should be full of strawberries.
    Big Hugs and rest now. Having two is double the fun and quite interesting….:)

  8. first time visit to your blog = wonderful!
    i love your pictures! my favorite from this post would have to be of the peonies in the cups on your windowsill! i really like the pinkish toned cup on the left! very pretty! visit my blog if you get a chance! :)

  9. Hi Jenn! Congratulations and good luck with your new baby! I have been reading your blog for a while now and I just love it. I read through the first few months of it one day while I was home sick and I’ve been keeping up with it ever since. We have a lot in common…I live in an old house in NJ, quit my job to pursue a new career, baking and crafting are my favorite things to do, I’m hoping to have my first baby on the way by the end of the summer (your latest post makes me even more excited)…
    I recently started a blog with my little sister called potluck crafters and I have an etsy store too. Your blog has been inspiring and I really admire you.

  10. Congratulations! Another creative little person on the way. :)

  11. Hi Jenn, Hope you are doing well! I just wanted to write to let you know that I chose you as one of the deserving people for the Arte Y Pico award. You deserve it!….Heidi :0

  12. congrats on the baby!

  13. Congratulations with the baby :)
    Hope you`re feeling better now. I had it the same way with both my girls.
    I love your blog btw, your creations are so wonderful :)

  14. Oh wow, congratulations on bub number two!!! Hope your tummy feels better soon!