German Chocolate Cake

I gotta admit. My favorite cake recipe is from the back of the German chocolate package. 

It’s easy and simple. Comes together really fast. I think it has the perfect amount of sweetness. 

For those reasons I made it my first cake in the new apartment. It also happens to be the husbands favorite cake. 

I made three cakes. Each cake is 6in round. Perfect size for two people to eat.  Perfect cake for baking in the new apartment.    


Baby Bird 

Taking a few weeks off was a nice surprise. Rohan has settled into more of a routine. We figured out that all his crying was from excessive gas and heart burn. He’s on medicine for those and everything is running smoothly. I’ve managed to figure out that if I have all the apps I need on my phone I’ll be able to do blog posts. 

I’m still posting this with a baby attached to me. Still need to figure out a balance with that one.  

We also managed to move apartments. That was the best surprise in the last few weeks. We found a place and new right away that it was for us. It has two bedrooms and this time the second bedroom is heated so Rohan has his own room. We moved just in time too. Turns out our landlord wasn’t paying the water bill so this week the water is getting turned off. He’s just the best landlord ever. Said no one. 

So because of the move and just generally being busy I forgot to take pictures of this project till I was giving it away. 

I saw that someone had a mama bird shirt and I new that I wanted to make one for my sister in law and a baby bird onesie to match. My niece is turning one in a few weeks and while they were visiting Chicago we had a small birthday party for Evie. This was a perfect timing for the shirt and onesie. 

I bought a pack of 12-18 mo onesies and a target shirt for this project. I have a love hate relationship with target shirts. They are nice and soft but the sizing differs so much. 

I made up my image in notepad. I don’t remember the font that I used but it was pretty generic. I inserted a goose image for the I. 

I used gold ink and screen printed my design on the clothing. 

They turned out pretty great and both of the shirts fit. 

I’m already planning my next shirts. Mama bear and baby bear. How cute would that be! I should also make these for Rohan and I to wear. 


TBT- Heartmallows

Tomorrow Ill have a craft post but Ive decided for the next couple of weeks to keep up with the throw back Thursdays. It is a nice way to showcase some posts that I love that weren’t seen by others.

Heartmallows are my take on marshmallows. But in heart shape. And cute.

I made these back in Nov of 2013. I used a recipe from the Urban Poser. 

I like this recipe because it is not overly sweet like other homemade mallows. It is sweetened with honey and not powdered sugar. Yum!

I feel like this recipe is fool proof. Ive never messed it up. Always have had good luck. :)


The outer coating of these are cocoa and cinnamon.

Soft pillows of deliciousness. Heartmallows

I heart them.

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I need to make more of these very soon! Q3DHq


Rohan Ollivander 1 Month

Our little boy is a month old already!

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I don’t feel like time has flown by. I feel like the amount of sleep has flown by. haha.

His best friend is Wicket Grace. She has been super protective of her baby since before he was born. She has to give him kisses any chance we let her. Taking any pictures of Rohan means having to fight with Wicket just to get her to leave him alone.

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He likes to sleep all day and stay up all night. He likes to be held while he sleeps instead of sleeping alone in his bassinet. He has a healthy appetite and fits into 0-3 month clothing. His cheeks keep getting chubbier and I love it. Could just eat them up!

I might be a bit biased here but I think I am his favorite.

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We are ready for month 2!

I am still working on writing out his birth story. It takes a long time to get all those thoughts out!

Rohan Ollivander

Sunday Stash

Took a trip to Second City Quilting Co for some of there delicious fabrics. I knew they had some new stuff in and I wanted to see if it was anything I wanted.

It is super easy to talk Mr Porcupine into going- there is even a candy shop next door.


I picked up more Tula Pink and Alison Glass. There is more Ex Libris from Alison Glass that I will be picking up later but for now this will suffice. Mr Porcupine picked out the two from Tula Pinks True Colors line.

These bat prints from Tula Pink are amazing. Ive shown them to non sewing friends and now they want the fabric just to have the art. I wanted to get these after I saw some of her drawings of this print.

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I am excited to give Preppy the Whale a shot. Ive loved all of Elizabeths Hartman’s quilt patterns but this is the first I have bought.




Yesterday during one of Rohan’s naps I managed to get some sewing done so Ill be having a few blog posts for this week. :)

Linking up with Molli Sparkles and his Sunday stash.

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