The Freshest Cheese I Ever Ate…

5 Mar

The Houston Dairymaids pride themselves in representing Texas cheese. We love to visit farms, see how cheese makers are crafting their cheeses by hand and then we bring it to you. We’re proud to share these cheeses and stories. It’s why we do what we do!

I had the great pleasure to visit some Texas farms yesterday: CKC Farms in
Blanco and Pure Luck Farm & Dairy in Dripping Springs. These folks have hearts made of gold and genuinely love what they do. Believe me, love is what you taste when you try their award winning cheese.

baby goats

Chrissy Omo of CKC Farms is a person I have always wanted to meet. I consider her a hero, having her business running and her recipes perfected
 by the time she graduated from high school! Chrissy and her family are world travelers. As we walked around on their 67 acre farm, Chrissy and her mom shared stories of cheese making in Italy and Germany. Her goats 
are so sweet and full of personality! The baby goats love affection and will cuddle up to you just like a puppy.

baby goat kerrisa

Amelia and Ben at Pure Luck were so warm and hospitable. Amelia welcomed us in her kitchen with iced tea and a spread of wonderful her cheeses. After a tour of the farm, she grabbed a basket of fresh chèvre out of her pristine cheese making room. The smell in this room was incredible: sweet and herbaceous. She turned the basket mold out onto a plate and cut a slice. It was straight from the momma goats, no more than 48 hours prior to me eating it.
 It was the freshest and richest thing I ever ate.

french style basket chevre

fresh chèvre

We also witnessed the birth of two baby goats! Goat labor is referred to as “kidding”. The beautiful momma named Sandia – Spanish for watermelon, picked a cozy spot and gave birth to her part Nubian, part Alpine doe. They immediately snuggled up next to each other to bond. What an incredible experience.

Needless to say, my day visiting with Amelia and Chrissy was nothing short of amazing. Thank you to these lovely ladies for sharing and thank you to Lindsey for allowing me to be a part of it all!

Knox is 6 Months Old!

1 Mar

Knox 6 months circle

 

 

Knox 6 Months

Knox’s 1st Christmas!

19 Dec

I had so much fun with this Holiday photo shoot! I made a fake Santa beard for baby Knox… needless to say we both laughed a lot! Knox is getting so big and meeting new milestones everyday. I designed this holiday card to share how special he is and to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

2012 Knox Christmas Card

Knox Baby Santa Circle

Knox Baby Santa Butt

We love Fall!

26 Nov

I love this time of the year: traditions, family, beautiful weather and ridiculous amounts of food! I have so much to be thankful for. Watching Knox grow and seeing him bond with his dad just melts my heart! We took advantage of a gorgeous Fall day and did an impromptu family photo shoot on my mom’s porch. This porch swing is one of my favorite spots on the planet!

Happy Halloween!

31 Oct

It’s Knox’s first Halloween! We have been so busy with the new house… I just can’t believe he’s already 2 months old! The real treat today was seeing him in his adorable Yoda costume his grammy got him. We also loved seeing the little zombies and super heroes that came trick r treating at our door this evening. So cute!

Meet Knox Thornton!

7 Sep

Chad and I experimented with our workflow and tag-teamed on the design and photography of our birth announcement, introducing our little gentleman. We love our baby boy to pieces and could not be more proud! Plenty more pictures and designs to come…

Ready for Baby!

20 Aug

The months of Pinterest and planning have paid off… we are finally finished with our baby boy’s first bedroom! And we think it turned out pretty cute!

The fox and owl theme was inspired by my love for all things vintage. Lots of the little touches in the room are thrift store finds or family hand me downs that we updated. We wanted the room to have a fun, but mod 1960′s feel.

What was once a vintage dresser for my craft items is now ready for diapers! And I love my latest handmade piece from McCheek’s Mayhem.

The rocking chair was our “splurge” for the room, found on Ebay.

The Jenny Lind crib was Chad’s when he was a baby, how cool is that!?

We expect him any day now, so stay tuned for baby’s first photos!

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