Three Layer Chocolate Rose Cake (& Ruby’s 3rd Birthday)

Three Layer Chocolate Rose Cake // The Haas Machine

My dear, sweet Ruby.

I cannot believe yet another year has gone by since you were born. In this past 365 days, you have grown 3 inches & gained 4 pounds but the affection you have gathered far surpasses any quantifiable number because you are so naturally charming. You touch every person that surrounds you with your feisty spirit & passion for everything that you do. Your curiosity & thoughtfulness is an inspiration & it both shocks & horrifies me how much of this world you take in with those mysterious blue eyes. Nothing escapes you & because of that, you keep us on our toes. Continue reading

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Posted in Life with a gem, Sweeties.

Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Cookies // The Haas Machine

It’s almost fall & with cooler temps comes more baking, am I right? Usually the first thing I want to do when the season changes is snuggle into my freshly laundered fleece jacket & then either make a big bowl of comforting soup or some kind of baked good. Cookies usually fair well in our house & they are the ultimate people pleaser, so more often than not, cookies win over soup. And I know you’re all thinking about the perfect cookies for all your holiday baking (it’s coming sooner than you think!), so here you go. Continue reading

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Posted in Sans (white) sugar, Sweeties.

What To Eat When You’re Pregnant

Disclaimer: I am not a dietician, just someone who’s passionate about eating well! Please talk to your midwife or other medical professional when it comes to what you, specifically,  should & should not eat when you are pregnant.

What To Eat When You're Pregnant // The Haas Machine

When I was pregnant with Ruby, even though we were meeting with a home birth midwife, for the first 2/3′s of that pregnancy, my only real nutrition advice I received was that I should attempt to eat a big, green, leafy salad every day (good advice indeed, but I desired more). It wasn’t until we started meeting with the midwife who delivered Ruby (& is our current midwife) that I was challenged to eat the best I ever had in my entire life. My midwife is very passionate about packing her clients full of nutrient-dense foods, not only for the sake of growing a healthy baby, but also to lessen common pregnancy ailments & help with healing postpartum.  Continue reading

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Posted in Hatching a Haas, Natural Wellness.

Hashbrowns, Spinach, & Tomato Pie

Hashbrowns, Spinach, & Tomato Pie // The Haas Machine

There’s not a lot I can say about this recipe. It’s quick. It’s delicious. And it’s even kind of healthy. It’s filled with perfect summery ingredients like robust cherry tomatoes & fresh leafy spinach. There’s plenty of protein in it, thanks to the eggs, milk, & cheese. And the crust is made of hashbrowns. Hungry yet?  Continue reading

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Posted in Vegetarian.

DIY Changing Table & Baby Room Updates

DIY Changing Table // The Haas Machine

Our baby’s “due date” is 55 days from today. That’s less than 2 months, people! In fact, if this little rug rat decides to make an appearance similar to her/his older sister, s/he could be here in just about 40 days. Of course, I know that all babies & pregnancies are different, but I’m attempting to have
e v e r y t h i n g  ready for this baby by the time I hit 36 weeks, so we can have some down time without projects (of course that might curse me with a 42-week pregnancy or something, but I guess I would still prefer to be over-prepared).  Continue reading

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Posted in Furniture Projects, Hatching a Haas.