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Archive for May, 2009

Cupcakes & Bubbles

I promised V that today we would make cupcakes & blow bubbles. Since my husband can’t eat chocolate right now, I was searching the interwebs for a good vanilla recipe. Then I stumbled upon Amy Sedaris’ cupcake recipe on Cupcakes take the cake! It sounds so good & it’s not overly eggy (which I really despise in baked goods, I feel like it totally overpowers everything else) & I’ve never made frosting with just sugar & half & half! We’ll see how it turns out.

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I turned 33 today, so crazy to think this much time has gone by. V & I had a nice Mother/Daughter coffee date this morning, we drove along the water, in the rain and it was really nice. It’s funny to think that this time next year we’ll have another baby in our house, so my time with her seems even more precious. I am so so thankful for her.

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Madsen Cycles

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How dreamy is this bike?

I have been drooling over fancy European cargo bikes for about 2 years now and I am happy to report that there are now some right here in the US! Madsen Cycles in Utah are offering rack & bucket style bikes. So awesome! The step through frame is OST Hi-ten steel, with a SRAM X5 8-speed Derailleur, SRAM X5 trigger shifters & Promax 160mm Disk Brake. The bikes are adjustable for a variety of body types including extra small and extra large builds and comes with rear removable bench seat and two seatbelts. To top it off, the cargo carrier has a 40 gallon capacity, and is made of LLDPE rigid plastic.

I am dying to try one of these out! I love riding my bicycle but with a 2.5 year od it’s pretty hard these days especially because I have such a fear of children’s bike seats. I can only imagine how much V would love to ride in one of these. Maybe if I start scrimping I’ll have one by next Mother’s Day.

Madsen is giving away two cargo bikes in July! Please click the link below for more details, & good luck!
Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

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Parents Need To Eat, Too

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If you are a starving parent, please stop by my lovely friend Debbie’s blog, Words to Eat By. She’s a Brooklyn based food writer and she’s been teaching a class out of her kitchen called Parents Need To Eat, Too. Her dishes include: Polynesian Flank Steak, Whaddya Got Fried Rice, Cottage Pie, American Chop Suey, Chicken Adobo, Hail Mary Pasta & Spaghetti a la Puttanesca. She also has a recipe for the BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever made in my life!

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