Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Miscellaneous

Let's start the week with a bunch of random stuff, huh?

I posted a few new recipes on my recipe blog - like these green bean bundles. I'll try to get a few more up soon.
I first saw these dolls on Angie Smith's blog - Baby Be Blessed dolls. They contacted me recently and wanted to send Harper a doll. It is so neat - you get to pick out hair and materials and colors. Could this be any cuter????
And the best part - on the tummy of the doll - they put your child's name plus any verse you pick out. I couldn't think of a better verse for Harper than this one. It has been so true in my life. A card came with the doll and I just love what they said " With each doll we make we pray that God would place His blessing upon it and the child who receives it would be ready to hear, accept and embrace the truth of Jesus Christ". They go on to encourage the parent to stand strong on the foundation of God's word and to teach it.
Totally random - but who is embracing the trend of the Maxi dress??? I happen to love the look and I am thinking I need a few cheap maxi dresses to get me through the summer. What a comfortable and fun trend. With some flat cute sandals and jewelry - this look can take you anywhere!

And what would a random post be without a picture of these sweet cheeks??

One of my friends found out today that IVF didn't work for her and I'm just so devastated for her. It's hard to understand the "why's" behind it. They are a couple who would (and WILL) make such wonderful parents. Just a painful reminder to me to continue to spend time asking God to bless each of you who are waiting for a child. I grieve with you when the answer continues to be "not now". But I'm not giving up. I also have been so excited with so many praises lately of those I have prayed for.

104 comments:

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

oooh, love the doll and thanks for posting that recipe!

Rikki said...

I love that doll! I think I'm going to order one for my daughter.

I'm sorry IVF didn't work for your friends. I will be praying that are blessed soon.

hgodwin said...

Love the green been rollups! I make them all the time for get together and they are a HIT!

Harper is such a doll, and speaking of dolls, the baby be blessed one is too precious!!

hgodwin said...

Oh and I hit post before I could finish saying I am so sorry for your friend! I can't imagine how devistating this must be! I hope God blesses her with a miracle baby just like Haper!

Courtney said...

Love the pic of Harper. I am headed over to your recipe site to check out your new recipes.

Manda said...

First of all I am a read your blog All the time but this is my first time to comment! I started reading your blog right after you had Harper, while she was still in the hospital. I am so encouraged and blessed by your blog! I just keep coming back! You and I are so much alike!! Ha Ha!! Everything from the fact that your dream job is to be a stay at home mom (which I hope to be someday!!) to your love for television!! :) Anyway...thank you so much for sharing your life with the blog world! :) By the way...I absolutley LOVE Maxi Dresses..they are sooo cute!!

Blessings to you and your sweet family,

Amanda from Texas

Ashley McWhorter said...

Love those dresses. I have been looking pictures of some of our friends kids prom dresses, and those are the types/prints that the girls are wearing. So fun!!!

b is for brown said...

the doll and your daughter are precious!

i will pray for your friend! she will get her blessing soon and i hope she finds peace with this shortly.

Carrie said...

the doll is so cute and so is Harper.

I have a friend who is going through IVF as well and who is really struggling with the whole thing. She's not a believer, so I am trying to let her know that I'm praying for her in all this and that I'm here for her when she needs me. But since I'm about to give birth to my second child- and she's been trying to have a baby since before I got pregnant with my first... well it's a tough situation. Hopefully she'll get some good news soon- I'm certainly praying for her to have a baby and to find Christ in all this too!

Kristy said...

Oooooohhh! Harper is so precious! I love the pink and brown bow!

burgmom said...

I can't wait to try the green bean wrap. Looks yummy.

I will say a pray for your friend.

Prissy Southern Prep said...

Thanks for updating the recipe blog, because I love it!! How precious is Harper?! She is just such a little doll!!! Also, I love the new look on the blog!

LuLu said...

She gets cuter by the day Kelly! I have a hand towel in my kitchen with that same verse...so true! Hope you are having a great Monday:) Oh and check Old Navy for those dresses!!

Holly said...

That doll is adorable and so is Harper! Stop by my blog Caring for Carleigh this week for Mother's Day giveaways on Mon Wed and Fri! Today's giveaway ends at midnight.

Samantha said...

Looks like I know what we're having for dinner tomorrow! That just looks delicious!!

Baby Be Blessed dolls are just divine, I cannot wait for them to open up their shopping baskets again so I can get a couple for my nieces!!

Anna said...

that doll is adorable!! and those green beans look delicious!!

The Richards Family said...

I found a few different cute maxi dresses at Target. SO FUN!! Oh and I also got one at forever 21. I know you like that store.

Courtney said...

I am definitely embracing the maxi dresses. They are perfect for an easy summer.

If you are on the hunt for some great, AFFORDABLE shoes to go with them you should check out gojane.com
And trendy piece you could imagine on the cheap.

Lynette said...

I love the dresses, they are hard to wear with nursing though. The doll is so cute and so is Harper of course.
I am sorry for your friend dealing with infertility. That is so hard.

Fran said...

Those dolls make fabulous gifts!!! So so very precious.

Love those sweet cheeks...she is changing Kelly. She is looking like you. beautiful!

Hugs,
Fran

A Wedding Story said...

SO cute! Kelly, do you know who The Isaacs are? They are a gospel/bluegrass band. You look so much like Sonya, the lead singer. So pretty!

Claire said...

Oooh, I love those dollies! I'm so sorry for your friend, what sad news.

Cxx

melissa said...

Target has Maxi dresses on sale for 20.00!!

Jenna said...

The green bean bundles - I feel cheated having lived 25 years without them finding their way to my belly.

The Baby Be Blessed doll - SO cute and beyond precious, especially with the verse choice. Perfect!

The other doll, aka Harper - that girl defines sweetness!

Hope you're having a great Monday, my friend!

Megan said...

I'm with you on the maxi dress, sister! And I was hoping that you would post the green bean bundles recipe. I saw it on yesterday's post and thought it looked genius - I love anything bacon wrapped! And with a maxi dress, it covers up some of the parts effected by my bacon love :-)

Macy and Lucy said...

Love random postings!! Macy and Lucy each have a "Baby Be Blessed" doll...we love them!! I came across their website sometime last year and had to get them dolls for Christmas. I need to do a post on them, too, because they come up in conversation a good bit!

Rathi said...

The doll is too cute, sure Harper will love it. Sorry about your friend.. WE are in the same boat, with this month not being the right one.. it's hard but not giving up! Thanks for all the prayers for all of us!!

Rory said...

Maxi dresses are the best thing for girls of any size. And now there are cute cheap ones at Target and JC Penney.

I have 2 cousins with multiple IVF failures each, and I know yesterday was a hard day for them. It breaks my heart that some people struggle with having babies, it just reminds me how blessed I am in that department.

Vera said...

It looks like Harper is right in the middle of saying something VERY important - I want to know what it was ;)

I just ordered this dress http://www.bodenusa.com/en-us/Womens-Dresses/WH153/Womens-Jersey-Maxi-Dress.html and I cannot WAIT for it to arrive - it looks so comfy!!

I'm so sorry for your friend. I know the pain of infertility too, and will pray that the Lord blesses her soon!

Jane said...

I love maxi dresses! Except ... they don't work very well with bicycles. I tried yesterday!

Holly said...

YUM at the green bean parcels!

No, those dolls could not be cuter if they tried, Harper's is adorable!

Mrs. M said...

She is as cute as can be! By the way I am in love with your house!

KinaBolina said...

Mmmm, I was waiting for that recipe when I saw them in yesterday's post!
Miss Harper's shirt is so cute!
xoxo Caroline

Kodi said...

So glad you posted the recipe. I've been thinking about green beans all day after reading that this morning!

Rebecca Jo said...

Harper is adorable as always.. love her t-shirt! And what a sweet baby doll! I've never seen those before!

And totally LOVING the dresses... they look like they cover really well too - & how cool would they be - let the air flow up that dress on a hot day!!! I think I gotta go get a few myself!

Melissa said...

That may be my favorite picture of Harper, yet! She's is precious!!

tab said...

OK, so I am 7 months pregnant and just bought an adorable maxi dress for a party in June. The sales lady at the store said it was very versatile- park or party- you can wear it anywhere. When I got home, I contmplated the park thing. Can you really wear one of these on a random Tuesday? Just wondering what your thoughts were. I love the one I bought- it will be perfect post-partum, but not sure I'd be able to strut to the playground wearing one. Although it does sound super comfy! What are your thoughts?

Mandy said...

Miss Harper is just Beautiful!!

Melissa Miller said...

The recipe looks delish! I'll have to check your other blog out as well. :)

Southern said...

We studied the women in the bible the couldn't have children yesterday and i thought about your previous post. Thanks for all of your biblical knowledge you share with us! Happy monday!

Michelle said...

Harper is beautiful! She always has the cutest bows.

I love Maxi dresses and found a few cute ones at Kmart for $19.99. I don't like to spend alot on trendy clothes.

I'm going to try the green bean bundles soon, thanks for the recipe.

Todd and Courtney said...

LOVE the last picture!!

His Doorkeeper said...

This is going to sound like a grandma talking (but, hey, I am one) BUT those maxi dresses could be dangerous if you are holding THE BABY and get your feet tangled up. Also the ones shown, you need an undershirt under them before you go out in public!!
See, I told you it would sound like a grandma.....sad, but true!

Love, MOM

martha - ca knitter said...

I love those cheeks!
The green bean bundles look yummy.

Denise said...

The doll is adorable. Perfect for your little angel!

XXDenise

Lana said...

What a cute doll! Awww! I love the maxi dresses, too! I've bought a few that I just love! They are so cute!!

Lauren said...

Thanks for never giving up on all of us who are longing to have a baby one day. Personally, I am not going to give up hope either! I appreciate the support.

On another note - those maxi dresses. I've always liked them, but have never tried one on myself. Like you said, I'll probably get a cheapie one from Target or something to try it out. I too love accessorizing with shoes and jewelry. It's so fun to be a girl!

hibnerfamily.com said...

I love those dresses. Ebay has them for cheapo and I found a black one several months ago for $19.99 at Target. I love it! They are so easy to wear casual or dressed up.

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I hope she doesn't give up. There is always hope! You just never know what is waiting around the corner.

Heather said...

I don't know about the maxi dresses, I see some that I love the colors but do you have to have a certain body type to pull it off, I don't know if I could! But I may try one on soon!! Love that sweet doll, so precious!!!

Deric said...

I just bought a maxi dress today at Target!! It is super cute and only 20 dollars... the promenade Target had them on sale! I am kinda short but I pair my few maxis with a short heel and it looks super cute.
I will be praying for your friend. I also have a friend/client who has been going through this same treatment. It is so hard to see someone go through that when you know that they would make a great mother! I heart goes out to them. I am hoping and praying to have our first child by next spring, I can't wait for God to bless us with a angel.
God Bless you and your family

McFarland Family said...

The bundles look YUMMY!! I great place to get a cute maxi dress and shoes...no other than Tar-jay. They just went on sale this week for 20 bucks!! I got two

M said...

As a new mother who faced many fertility problems (2.5 years to get my baby) tell your friend to consider accupuncture- it helps prep the body for IVF and we didnt need anything else but accupuncture. we were told by our doctor that IVF was our only option-something I was not going to do. its much more natural and it WORKS!

harmonysong said...

Will definitely be praying for your friends!

If you find a cute and cheap maxi dress, please post where you found it! They all seem $50+. I have to keep looking.

*~! megs !~* said...

Maxi dresses are amazing!!! Truly one of my summer staples =)
Once you try one on you'll fall in love forever!!

Team Alix said...

YAHOO!! Thanks so much for posting the green bean bundles! I thought of you today when I was at the grocery store, picking out beans and was hoping there'd be a recipe soon!

As far as the maxi dress goes... I think my Barbie had some when I was a kid! Ha!!

noahandlylasmommi said...

I LOVE Harper's onesie. Where did it come from? I am sorry to hear about your friend. I will be praying for her.

ashley said...

she is just too sweet for words! :)

Christy said...

I love the doll and going to get one for my sweet Emma and our precious Jordyn (who's in Heaven). I'm just trying to decide on the perfect bible verses.

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

i love that verse :) & i love maxi dresses! harper looks like a doll with that precious lil face.

Michelle said...

That doll is fabulous! I'm going to have to check that out:)

And yes, the Maxi dress is awesome! I love it because its modest, I would wear a lacey t-shirt underneath just to make sure:)

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I think I'll order some of those dolls for my neices. What a wonderful idea.

And Harper's picture of the day-- love it.

Julie H. Schaal said...

ditto on gojane.com for cute shoes...

Carly said...

I wore a dress similar to the one that Carrie Underwood has on to my Juinor Prom this year! They are very comfortable and adorable!

Harper is as cute as a button! I am so happy for you and your family! My God bless you in the years to come with her!!

Carly

Leigh Ann said...

That doll is the cutest thing ever. I think EG needs that! Not too sure about the Maxi dress. I love it on other people, but I think it might make me feel self-conscious. I don't know. You would be precious in one! Kandi is getting with you on our visit date. I'm anxiously awaiting what y'all have decided. :) I gotta get my hands on sweet cheeks!!!

Gretchen said...

Stein Mart had some great maxi dresses. I got one about a week ago and I can't wait to wear it!

Caroline said...

Those dolls are the sweetest things I have seen. I am going to get my little Taylynn one. Maybe even one for Preston if they man boy ones :)

I posted a fun blog today about the new Bachelorette starting next Monday. I picked out the guys that I think might make it to the end, we'll see. Don't forget to watch it, I look forward to your blogs about it.
Caroline

annalee said...

i've got several of your recipes scheduled to try soon!
and i'm loving the home tours, so many good ideas. do we get a hint what room is next?!? i need to start cleaning.
and i always love those sweet harper pics.

2 Little Irish Boys said...

Maxi Dress!! Just bought one from TJ Maxx-very cute, husband loved it and it was jusst $24.99. They had it in hues of brown and then one in hues of purple paisley. Go Get IT!!!

shannon said...

Kelly I hope your mother's day is everything you hoped and prayed for and so mych more. Happy belated mother's day

Megan said...

Okay...so I'm afraid the maxi dresses will make me look pregnant with my "clomid tummy" pokes out! When you're trying to get pregnant and you look preggo - it's an unending round of, "ARE YOU PREGNANT?" Haha! I do really like them, though. I may try one out!

Genesis said...

I'm with you on the maxi dresses..love them!

I really love this one too:

http://aero.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pG01-5575570dt.jpg

Alyssa said...

I would have that doll if I didn't have my boy!!! :-)

Oh, by the way, I LOVE the maxi dress. I am obsessed with tryin to find more. I would rather wear that over jeans anyday!

My prayers are with your friend! Everything happens at a certain time in one's life to where they will be able to handle it the most. Maybe it's just that this exact IVF is "the one!" Hopefully soon enough though!! :-)

Your sweetie is gorgous as usual!

Jess said...

I actually thought of you today when I was looking at Forever 21 dresses!!! And I was wondering where you got that little green dress you wore to church...It's ADORABLE!!!

glam R baby said...

ADORABLE!!! Miss Harper is SO cute!! Love the idea of that sweet doll...SO cute!! Do you know about Miss Bentley having open heart surgery? My business is doing Bentley Bows and HALF of all the proceeds from the bows go right back to Bentley and the Welsh family...I would LOVE for you to post about it on your blog! Here's The Welsh blog: www.youandmeplusthree.com Thanks so much...you are such an inspiration Kelly!!

XOXO
Noelle
www.glamrbaby.com
www.glamrbaby.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Definitely random but very interesting post!
Praying right now!
Psalms 40:11-13 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me. For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me. Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
Prayer BearsMy email address

How it all began... said...

I am a HUGE fan of the maxi dress! JCPenney's has some cute ones on sale right now. And as always, love your little bundle of love!!

Lianna Knight said...

Tell you friend to hang in there...it's all in His timing :)

Love the Baby Be Blessed doll...my FAV verse!!!

Luv a Bargain Sherri said...

What an adorable picture!! Thanks for that yummy recipe. I have made your little ham rolls and they were the rave:)

The Jeffcoats said...

Hey Kelly!
I'm sure you will look or get an email but kayleigh went to be with the lord last night. I just can't imagine the pain they are in now! But just to let you know!

Thanks!
Laura

Rachel said...

I love my maxi dress! My maxi dress is a lot like the one in middle of your picture. I got it at Target for $20.00 and it is so versatile- dress it up or dress it down! Go for it!

Katie said...

Those green bean bundles look goooood! I bought two dresses at Old Navy a couple months ago when I was still pregnant, and I LOVED them! They weren't maternity dresses, but they worked perfectly. I will defintily be wearing those and more until I lose my baby weight. They were SO COMFY. (But now, it's funny, they are so much longer now that I don't have that huge belly mound!) Harper looks ADORABLE, as always!

Lauren Kelly said...

1. the food looks yummy.
2. the doll, so precious.
3. the dresses, absolutely adorable.
4. and as for harper, she's all of the above.

:O)

Sonya said...

Gotta Love sweet cheeks!!

Sunni said...

Like you, I hate to sink a lot of cash into a "fad" that may not be around long. I found both of my maxi dresses at TJ Maxx for under $20 each.....much cheaper than the $60-80 one I found everywhere else.

BOWquet said...

What a cute doll!

Jennifer said...

I love green bean bundles! The doll is precious! And I love maxi dresses too! Dillards has some super cute ones right now!

Ginny said...

Kelly, I like those dresses, but I keep asking myself..where would I wear these? As a stay at home mom the only time I really get dressed up is for church...and church is the last place I would wear a maxi dress. It is too revealing around the chest...which is why I might not wear it anywhere. LOL!!!!!!!

Landlocked Mermaid said...

I am a firm believer in Maxi dresses!! they have some great affordable ones at Old Navy right now.. Love that baby doll. Harper is blessed in so many ways xo

Elizabeth said...

I LOOOOOVE the Maxi dresses!! I cannot wait for it to warm up more so I can wear mine. :)
Such a cute picture of Harper in her Faith Baby onesie. :)

Jennifer said...

I'm with you on the dresses! The look so comfortable!

I saw some super cute ones in the junior section at Kohl's. I'm just wondering if I'm too old to shop in the juniors department... :o/

4 Lettre Words said...

I got 2 really cute maxi dresses at Old Navy. They are awesome and comfy!

P.S. Harper is a doll!

Ivy said...

Harper is just too cute! I have a friend that has a little girl named Kennedy and her and Harper could be twins! They look just alike! The even like the same headbands/bows. I looked for you email on the blog but couldn't find it...I wanted to email you Kennedy's pic. If you wanna see shoot me an email....poisonivory1234@aol.com

Harris Family said...

I love the doll! I am going to have to get one for my girl! Speaking of girls...How cute pie is Harper's facial expression! I love the maxi dress too...I am actually wanting one too for the hot texas summer. I just do not think I will sport it like those cute celeb girls!!!

The Buchanan Family said...

Did you see where sweet Kayliegh went to be with Jesus last night? SO said. I can hardly believe she is gone, she was such a fighter!

Fritter Chicks™ said...

Those green bean roll ups look delicious! I've tried that with asparagus but not green beans! I cannot wait to get home and try them - thanks! Love your blog by the way! Adorable colors!

r- m val said...

i was just a target on my lunch break and they have LOTS of those maxi dresses for $20 now i live in cali so i'm not sure how consistant the price is... but they looked so comfy and cool and CUTE! of course, i had to leave in a hurry before i bought the place out!

Brittney Quick Canady said...

I have bought quite a few Maxi dresses from Belk at very reasonable prices. If you wait for a day they have a coupon you can get them very cheap! They are my favorite, and I wear them all time!

Heather said...

I love those dolls and want to get one for Avery Kate someday!! I don't think the maxi dress would be good on me...b/c I am short! But I think you would look great and the way you love dresses...I think you MUST get one!

Katy said...

Tried the bean tonight. Loved the beans!!! Even the kids liked the beans.

It's a hit at our house! Thank you!

~Kate

Lisa Binford said...

Hey Kelly, Target has the maxi dresses on sale for 20 bucks this week!! They are pretty cute!! Just FYI!

Valerie said...

My daughter loves them. She is 5 1/2 months pregnant and looks great in them.

Buy a couple you'd look great!

hopefullytrying said...

Is THAT what those dresses are called??? A MAXI dress!?!?! LOL!!! that is hilarious!!! And to make it EVEN BETTER, I HAVE the dress that the middle girl is wearing---it's from TARGET!! I call mine, my I'm-so-pregnant-and-it's-hot-I-do-not-care-dress!!! heehee.

Ashley said...

1. LOVE Maxi dresses, but can't find one that's cheap enough. Can you post about it if you find some?
2. LOVE the Scripture dolls. Great idea!
3. I make green bean bundles every year for my family at Thanksgiving :o)

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