Pins, Pregnancy and a Dead Camera

I am going to skip all the excuses and just share a little life with you today.  We have just hit the THIRD trimester recently and I am baffled at where the time has gone with this second little baby in my tummy.  My time lately has been spent just doing life- getting through the day with a silly, rambunctious toddler; going to a record number of baby showers (SIX this month, one of which I hosted- it’s seriously a baby boom); organizing the house and finishing up our last renovation projects; getting back into my cooking groove and enjoying the fall weather (finally).
Other things happening:
-Our chickens are laying eggs like crazy! I don’t even think I told you we had chickens, but we do- 12 layers living it up in our backyard.  I love the fresh eggs, but I must confess that I hate feeding them. Those girls have a lot of attitude when they’re hungry!
-My camera is dead.  It just refuses to turn on.  This, among laziness and poor time management, is one of the main reasons I haven’t been updating the blog or documenting anything recently. Aside from my camera, all we have to take photos with are our phones.  Hubs has an iPhone, which is okay, but I just don’t like taking food photographs with anything but a real deal camera.  The plan is to see if Canon can fix it.. if not, we’ll have to start hunting for something new.  I really would love to show you what I’ve been cooking up lately!
-I, like so many of you, am really enjoying the inspiration found on Pinterest. If you’d like to follow me, you can find me under @missnatalieh.  So in lieu of any new original recipes today, I wanted to share two treats I’ve pinned recently on my “Love Food” board:Midnight Black Chocolate Pudding. I want to try this so badly- I have been craving some chocolate pudding, but I have to get my hands on some black onyx cocoa powder first.

Cinnamon Roll Baked Oatmeal. Two of my favorite dishes combined! I love the ease of baked oatmeal, but it’s genius to add cream cheese frosting. Excuse me while I go make this immediately!
So there’s a little update on Oven Love if you’ve been wondering. Here’s hoping the camera gets fixed soon and I can get back to business.
6 Responses to “Pins, Pregnancy and a Dead Camera”
  1. Erin Welsh says:

    Thank goodness you posted. I’ve been going thru oven love withdraw. Xoxo

  2. Jessica Lynn says:

    This post made me extremely happy 🙂

  3. Andrea says:

    Hey Natalie,

    This is YOUR blog – make it work for you, and no one else!! There are seasons of life. We’ll still be here waiting to read your postings when you feel up to it or have a chance to get to it. Your pictures are worth waiting for.

    I’ve been looking for a vegetarian black bean pumpkin soup recipe. Does that spark any interest for you??

    Congrats on that little one baking in your belly!

    Andrea Hoke

  4. I am hoping we can try these in November….they are all on my favorite list.

  5. I want you to know I saw your blog on a PBS station here in Milwaukee when they were doing Wisconsin Foodies and I fell in love with your creativity and passion for cooking! So happy I found your blog today. I will be making your Winter Quiche for a brunch I’m having in two weeks. I will post the recipe and your picture with reference to you and your blog on my blog and business page soon. Keep posting and good luck with your second child!

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