January Enters The World

January Enters The World // The Haas Machine

I had a feeling that this baby might be an early one since Ruby was born at 38 weeks, so I did all that I could to prepare for an early birth. I did all the usual nesting-type activities…made bazillions of freezer meals, washed & organized baby clothes & diapers, cleaned everything in (& out) of sight,. I prepared so much that I literally had nothing left to do after 36 weeks. It was my intention that I would have a few weeks to do nothing but relax & enjoy time with our family of three before we became four, but I wasn’t prepared for the waiting to drive me crazy! Continue reading

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Posted in Hatching a Haas.

Welcome Baby January

Welcome Baby January // The Haas Machine

We welcomed another beauty into our lives Wednesday morning, at 8:25am after a short 6-hour labor at home. January Eve has captured our hearts & I’ll be sure to share with you her birth story within the next week or so. In the meantime, (& for a few weeks/months afterwards) the blog will be a bit quiet as we take time to bond, heal, & rest. But I’ll be sure to share all kinds of squishy baby pics & updates over at our Instagram account, so make sure you follow us if you’re into some serious cuteness overload!

Thanks for all your thoughts, kind words, & prayers! We are thrilled to share our little family with you!

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Posted in Hatching a Haas.

Walnut Basil Pesto

Walnut Basil Pesto // The Haas Machine

I know everyone has their favorite “go to” recipe for pesto & that this condiment is such a staple in so many people’s eating repertoires that I may run the risk of being redundant, but I just can’t resist. Some people choose to purchase their pesto, saving themselves from the time it takes to prepare it. I totally get that & have been a victim of doing this countless times, but I’m usually disappointed by the flavor I lose in the process. Homemade pesto really is an art & something that is simple enough to create at home that it’s worth it every time (especially when you can just grab a tbsp or two out of your freezer!). Continue reading

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Posted in Freezer Cooking, Kitchen DIY, Vegetarian.

DIY Coat Rack

DIY Coat Rack // The Haas Machine

Our daughter Ruby is quite the creative little gal. There’s never a day where her imagination ceases to amaze me. In fact, it’s one of my favorite things about her. She’s always coming up with stories & songs & situations, piecing things that she takes in from this world, to create her own little scenarios. She’s so curious, clever, & bright, & I want to foster those gifts in her as much as I can. Continue reading

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Posted in Kid projects, Life with a gem, Random Projects.

Coconut Crusted French Toast

Coconut Crusted French Toast // The Haas Machine

I’m pretty sure there’s supposed to be a full moon tonight. And because I’m 37 weeks pregnant & waiting for our little one to arrive any day, I’m interested to see if I feel more Braxton Hicks than usual. Or, better yet, I’m anxious to see if I go into labor. Have you heard the old wives’ tale of full-term pregnant women giving birth around the full moon? I’m not much for OWTs, but I will say that Ruby was one of the hairiest babies I have ever seen & my heartburn was out of control when she was in utero. I also don’t know much about the moon, but it just seems like more crazy things would go down during a full moon. Right? Continue reading

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Posted in Breakfast, Vegetarian.