Sisters and Free-Babes Handmade

Growing up I’ve always wanted a sister. I saw my friends have amazing relationships with their sisters and I always wondered what life would be like if I would have had the opportunity to become best friends with someone so close to you.

Sisters and Free Babes Handmade

When Emory was born, my heart leaped for joy at the thought of her and Grace one day becoming the best of friends, who stay up late at night giggling about their day and have each others back as they do life together.  I think they’re going to have an amazing relationship, one that I always hoped for and the best part is that I’ll get to witness all of it.

A couple of weeks ago Free-Babes Handmade sent me these BEAUTIFUL sailor bows for the girls and all of the happy feelings about having a sister rushed in. Call me crazy mom, but I see a future filled with matching bows and outfits for these two (maybe they’ll even let me sneak a matching mom-top!)

Sisters and Free Babes Handmade Sisters and Free Babes Handmade

The bows are “The Adelaide” Liberty of London sailor bow and the mini sailor bow for Emory. They come in a beautiful floral pattern that bounces right off their dark black hair. Also, the mini sailor bow comes with a super soft nude-colored, nylon headband that is surprisingly gentle on Emory’s little head.

Sisters and Free Babes Handmade Sisters and Free Babes Handmade Sisters and Free Babes Handmade

Also, I think Grace is going to be an amazing older sister. I don’t know if it’s the newness of it all but she’s helpful and caring and goes out of her way to make sure her little sister is doing well. She even went as far as to offer to feed her. Bless her little heart.

Sisters and Free Babes Handmade

These two make me so happy!

Sisters and Free Babes Handmade

So here’s to sisters, to Free Babes Handmade, and to bonds that start off with headbands and grow into beautiful lasting relationships!


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Almond peach crostini by Alex

Almond peach crostini

Alex has been doing an amazing job this week playing the balancing act with me as we’re all adjusting to our new life with 3 babies. This week he decided it was time to add a new twist to our usual late night crostini treats and whipped up these delicious Almond and Peach Crostinis!

They were a hit! Grace and I both loved them and have been asking for them everyday since!

I think my favorite ingredient on the Almond Peach Crostini, is the thyme infused honey. It adds a fresh and warm flavor to the dish!

Although Alex is a huge “stick to the recipe” guy, I think this would also taste amazing with ripe pears or with prosciutto on top. Give it a go and let me know what you think.

Almond peach crostini


  • 1/3 cup raw unsalted almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup of honey
  • 4 slices thin whole-grain bread, lightly toasted
  • 1 medium ripe peach pitted and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

Warm 1/4 cup of honey in a small saucepan over low heat and add 2 sprigs of fresh thyme. Remove from the heat and let steep for 5 minutes. Mix the almond butter and butter in a medium bowl until combined. Top each toast with some of the butter mixture, peach slices, 1/2 teaspoon of honey and some basil. Garnish the crostini with salt, if desired, and serve.

Almond peach crostini

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