Category Archives: Little Ones

Little People Food

Lately I have been cooking up a storm for the (almost 10 month old) little guy.  Sometimes he eats better than my husband & I.  Seriously.  I really enjoy seeing him try new foods for the first time.  It’s especially fun since he likes pretty much everything.  A little mini foodie, if you will ;)

My good friend has a babe a few months older than Luke and she turned me on to a pumpkin seed & spinach pesto that we love on elbow noodles.  Yes, “we” love.  There are nights I end up just eating his food along with him.  Not only is it tasty but I have no energy left for making my own meal.  She also told me about a salmon cake recipe that Luke really enjoys.


Salmon Rice Cakes

I also recently did a spin on these meatballs.  I used ground turkey instead of chicken, accidentally forgot to add the applesauce, and threw in some parmesan.  And I found them to be delicious!  The recipe makes a ton so I freeze them and just pop one in the microwave to heat up for a meal (I do this for pretty much all the things I make except the pasta dishes).  I can’t wait to experiment with all kinds of different ingredients in my future meatballs!


I made pumpkin apple pancakes as a sweet treat for the mornings.  I used just a dash of sugar instead of a tablespoon and I sautéed chopped apples in just a tiny bit of butter with cinnamon to get them real soft before adding to the pancake mixture.


And lastly in my freezer rotation are these broccoli & cheese frittata fingers.  I happened to have some broccoli & zucchini I needed to use up when I came across this recipe and it was also super easy to make.  I even threw in some green onion that was going to go to waste if I didn’t use it soon.

We have tried some fun pasta dishes that are loosely based on recipes I have come across online.  Some of his favorites included elbow noodles with meyer lemon, ricotta cheese, peas & a dash of garlic powder as well as pastina with cream cheese & grated zucchini.

And some of Luke’s favorite snacks or “side dishes” include peas & carrots, crackers, avocado, brown rice, shredded cheese, o’s, banana, apple & pouches (especially great for on-the-go!).


This little man not only enjoys eating but he’s a fan of the grocery store and dining out.  Hope he stays this way!!

I am always adding more fun little people food to my pinterest board :)

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Modern Vintage Nursery

We recently welcomed a new baby into the world.  Meet Luke :)

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I wanted to wait until he was here and had his photo shoot before I shared his nursery.  It’s been a work in progress for awhile now and we were able to complete it before he arrived.

modern vintage nursery

I knew I didn’t want a specific theme or color scheme for the nursery.  I wanted the room to be something our baby could grow into.  We had a few vintage pieces we wanted to incorporate with the newer modern pieces.  We also enjoyed tackling some DIY projects for the room to keep it personal and affordable.  I made the changing pad cover, the throw pillows and the triangle quilt.  My husband made the window valences and my Dad made the changing pad holder that he attached to the dresser.  Luke also has three other handmade blankets from other loving family members.  He was also gifted a handmade cradle by a family friend.  We keep the cradle in our bedroom but still want to share a photo of it.

modern vintage nursery

modern vintage nursery

modern vintage nursery

Some of my personal favorites in the nursery are the mobile, the wooden sign above the crib, the vintage toys on display and the rug!

Before this room was a nursery, it was really just a room for all of my husband’s music & sports stuff.  We thought it would be cool to keep the record player in the nursery.  This way we can introduce the baby to music early on…and also because we don’t have enough room downstairs for ALL of the record collection.  Might as well store some in the nursery!  We also had to put some of my husband’s guitars away but thought it would be nice to keep one on display in the room.  The only other thing that stayed was the futon.  However, I did get a new cover for it to spruce it up a bit.

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modern vintage nursery

modern vintage nursery

Luke’s Nursery was also featured on Project Nursery’s “Rooms and Parties We Love This Week” :)

Photography- Katey Penton Photography

Project Details

Nursery Paint Color- Benjamin Moore Rever Pewter

Crib- Babyletto Hudson 3 in 1 Convertible Crib

Crib Bedding- Living Textiles

Changing Pad Cover- Handmade by Megan (Mom)

Wall Art Prints (above changing dresser)- Society6

Wooden Sign above crib- Devenie Designs on Etsy

Vintage Norman Rockwell Print- Unbelievable Finds on Etsy

Crib Mobile- The Alison Show

Fox and Alligator- Anthropologie

Throw pillows- Handmade by Megan (Mom)

Cedar Chest- Heirloom from Megan’s Great Grandmother

Changing Pad Frame- Built by Baby’s Grandfather

Window Valences- Built by Baby’s Dad

Toy Chest and Rocking Chair- Megan’s from when she was young

Vintage Wooden Trucks- Dad’s from when he was young

Blue Triangle Quilt- Made by Megan (Mom)

White Knitted Blanket- Knitted by a Family Member

Blue Knitted Blanket- Knitted by Baby’s Grandmother

Square Rag Quilt- Knitted by Baby’s Great Aunt

Glider- Buy Buy Baby

Ottoman- The Land of Nod

Futon- Ikea

Futon Cover- ComfortWorks

Red Dresser- Ikea

Wardrobe- Ikea

Record Player Stand- Urban Outfitters

White Floating Shelves- Ikea

Hanging Light- Pottery Barn Kids


Hamper- Target

Side Table-

Table Lamp- Target

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