Mudpies & More- making the most of childhood


Mrs. Pea’s Perspective has expanded! Please join me on this parenting adventure over at Mudpies & More.  This is a site for me to share all the great resources I have picked up over the past 3 years, as well as the many more I will pick up along the way.  Not mention all the great adventures Doug and I will share.  Hope to see you there!



Mrs. Pea’s Giveaway!!

Happy Monday All!  This week Mrs. Pea’s Papers is giving away our Set of 3 Multicolored Snowflake Paper Ornaments to a few lucky folks.  The exact pattern of the paper you receive might differ from the one shown here, but we promise it will be just as cute.IMG_1494

I can’t tell you how great these look on the tree!  They also make great gifts for friends and family.  Here’s what you have to do to win yourself a set!

Follow Mrs. Pea’s Perspectives Blog or Twitter feed, Like us on Facebook, OR give the shop some love by “hearting” it.  That’s it!  In the comment section below tell us what action you took and I will be randomly choosing 3 winners out of a hat.  Contest ends Saturday at noon, so enter your name as many times as you’d like to up your chances of winning!  I will announce the winners Sunday.

Good luck to you all!

Beautiful Blogger Award!

I won an award last night!  Just when I get exhausted and overwhelmed, Danielle over at Enchanted By Books makes my day and nominates me for this wonderful award. Thank you Danielle, I really needed that!

The Beautiful Blogger Award:

  • Thank the person who gave you the award
  • Paste the award on your blog
  • Link the person who nominated you for the award
  • Nominate 7 bloggers or less
  • Post links to the 7 blogs you nominated

Now I get to pass along the good cheer to a few other bloggers as well!

1.) Enchanted By Books, I am probably not suppose to pass it back to the person that gave it me but this is about promoting other blogs, SO if you’re into books, check out her lovely blog.

2.) Wingin’ It Crafts, Nicole is a good friend of mine and makes the most beautiful cards, check it out.

3.) Lady Gouda, awesome recipes with incredible photos.  This blog makes me so hungry when I am looking through it.

4.)My Boyfriend’s Apartment, always fun to read.  Also she’s great at finding some really fun Etsy items.

5.) All That Make’s You…, very funny stories about raising 3 little boys.  Certainly gives you a different perspective on motherhood.

6.) Jeeze, Julia!, another Etsy seller all about vintage, fashion, and Portland, ME that is.

7.) Salad-in-a-Jar, recipes with a Southern flair and beautiful photos of food that make you salivate.  Also wonderful in-depth instructions on how to make your own greek yogurt.  Yum!

I loved getting this opportunity to plug the blogs I follow, even if I don’t comment on them too often.  Enjoy!

Is it Spring yet?!

I got hit hard this week with a bad case of Spring fever!  I know daylight savings in on Sunday but there’s must be something in the air because I can not sit still.  This morning alone I made more yogurt, fresh granola, butchered my first chicken, and made mojo sauce to marinate the chicken in!  Yesterday I couldn’t wait any longer to sink my hands into some dirt, so I did my gardening inside and re-potted all my plants.  What a fun way to mess up your living room!  I feel like I’m going to go out of my head waiting for warm weather and sunny evenings.

So if you too are in need of a taste of warmer weather, here is my Mojo Sauce recipe.*  It’s a garlicky, citrus sauce from Cuba that is out of this world.  It’s a good marinade or dipping sauce for just about any meat or veggies.

Mojo Sauce:

1 Orange (freshly squeezed and zested)
1 Lime (freshly squeezed and zested)
6 cloves of Garlic
1/2 cup Olive Oil
2 Tbsp Vinegar (cider or white)
1 Tsp Cumin
1 Tsp dried Cilantro (or a handful of fresh cilantro)
Salt & Pepper to your liking
For a little kick, add 1 Jalapeno or 1/2 Onion

Mix all the above ingredients with a food processor and store in the refrigerator.  This makes about 1-1/2 cups.


*On a side note, I just want to say I’m terrible at following recipes (even my own).  I used 6 mandarins instead of an orange and fresh globe basil instead of cilantro.  I greatly encourage you all to experiment with this sauce!

Boston Preservation Alliance Auction & Gala

I have worked with the Boston Preservation Alliance over the past few months on their auction committee.  Now that the auction is just a month away I am really excited for this event!  So I wanted to take a moment to invite everyone in the Boston Area to attend.  Fenway Park is celebrating its 100th Anniversary this year and its thrilling to be a part of the celebrations!  If you are interested in learning more about the park, the Red Sox have put together a beautiful website commemorating its history, Fenway100.

Happy Monday everyone!