58 In Life

Recipes, Camera Phone Pics, & Honey Bee Tees

Hello folks!

Jump jump

In times past I’ve told you not to trust me… and I’ve done it again. The curry chicken salad recipe I posted called for 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt… that is way too much salt! I’ve never been good at following recipes to a T and I overlooked the fact that the pre-modified recipe called for that much because I always “salt & pepper” to taste. I have edited the recipe and I apologize if any of you followed the original recipe! It also said 1 1/2 T of curry powder, which I can’t recall but I don’t think I ever put that much in. Maybe I did. I just can’t remember. Y’all, I should not share recipes if I can’t get them straight, should I? I’ll make it again and let you know for sure how much curry I put in. If I were you, I’d start with 1 tsp and add until you like the “curry-ness” of it.

We’ve been soaking up summer and I have this feeling it’s coming to a rapid end! Lots of swimming, playing with friends and for me, trying to get my ducks all in a row before we head back to the coast. Here are a few camera phone snapshots from recent weeks…




Food processor

Almond butter

Almond 2



Cousins 3

Cousins 2

Paige cake

Raiger jump


And more important than all that stuff… Mom is here! It’s hard to say who’s more thrilled the kids or me! We’re headed down to McBeach soon and the kids have been packing for 2 weeks… which means we have way more than we’ll ever need!


Before I go, I put the sweet Fish Dresses on SALE$14 is a steal for these sweet things! You could even buy forΒ  next summer at that price, so get them before they’re gone! I also have added Canoe Ride Tees that are back by popular demand and a great color for fall!!

Good night!

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  • Meghan
    July 28, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    I absolutely LOVE reading your posts. And your rovers are so adorable! Looks like you guys are having such a great summer. I’m having a giveaway over on my blog . . . stop by and sign up! http://www.theramblingsister.blogspot.com.

  • Cat Moore
    July 28, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    That little Rover. All the rovers. too cute! Love the little update and you crack me up. have fun at the beach these last few weeks. Is summer getting shorter and shorter, or is it just me?

  • Brittaney
    July 28, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Naked Rover at the fridge = hilarious!
    Why are little naked baby butts so cute? I just posted one on my blog this week too!

  • Denise T
    July 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Even though I know your Rover is not peeing in the fridge, I swear your Rover has a typical male “peeing pose”. They all seem to have that profile from the rear as they “go”!

  • christy
    July 28, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    oh, what sweet pics! The pic of Rover with his cars lined up and naked peeking in the fridge so reminds me of my little guy. I’m about a year ahead of you (2 girls – almost 8 & 6 and my little guy is 3). Ok, he’ll be 4 in Nov but I REFUSE to admit that! He’s my baby and our little ham as JM appears to be too! Thanks for sharing your adorable family with us all πŸ™‚

  • Katy
    July 29, 2011 at 12:25 am

    I just love your sweet little family so much! I hope that one day I can make as many sweet memories with my children as you do with yours. I will definitely be trying that curry chicken salad soon!

  • Katharina
    July 29, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Fun pictures, your shopping carts are awesome! I have never seen something like this in Europe. Kids seat, of course – but not with a steering wheel! Have a great summer…we are drowning in rain and all hope for a better August!

  • Jennifer
    July 29, 2011 at 6:24 am

    I have to tell you. The naked hiney in the fridge. My favorite picture ever. EVER. I have 2 boys (4 & 22mo) We always have naked bums around here, but there is something about rover hanging out in the fridge, 4 or 40 he’s looking for somthing to eat! Glad you are enjoying your summer!

  • Liz
    July 29, 2011 at 7:02 am

    Darby: I swear I don’t know how you do everything you do with the t-shirts and three kids. You are an inspiration. I love your blog and the adorable pictures. My new fav is Rover in front of the fridge…priceless! I have a 9 month old little boy so I can only imagine the shenanigans I’m in for πŸ™‚

    Have a good one!

  • Ashley
    July 29, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Cute pix & kiddos! I assuming that’s almond butter you were making!? I’ve always wanted to make it…is it really just processing the almonds!?! My girls (21 months & 4 yrs.) love it!
    Thanks-Happy Friday!

  • Jen
    July 29, 2011 at 7:20 am

    do you and your sister ever just sit around and talk about how you have the cutest kids ever? that’s what i would do if i were ya’ll….absolutely precious!

  • Colleen Cannon
    July 29, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Hahahaha, the picture of JM standing in front of the fridge cracks me up!…also love the picture of sloan and her cousins!…I meant to tell you that I tried your recipe for fudge pie and it was delicious…I am new to the whole cooking thing, so it was def. something easy and fun to make!…Have a great day.

  • mary beth
    July 29, 2011 at 8:08 am

    I made both of your recipes and they were AWESOME! I didn’t put that much salt in…just added to taste like you said. I did put 1 1/2 T of curry in and I loved it! Pretty kicky, but I’ve practically eaten the whole bowl myself in 2 days. πŸ™‚

  • Dina
    July 29, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I made the curry chicken recipe and it’s awesome! Even doubled the batch and gave some to a sweet friend. I just salt and peppered to taste, so no worries. The only thing I might do differently next time is cut up the chicken into cubes instead of shred it. Next up PB krispies!

  • Katie
    July 29, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Hahahahahahahaha! The fridge picture!!

  • Missy
    July 29, 2011 at 8:57 am

    i just had a full-on belly laugh…your kids are so sweet! thanks for sharing your family with us!

  • Cherish @ Southern Soul Mates
    July 29, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Rover+refrigerator=hilarious!!! Of he continues this trend his wife is never going to have a dull moment! Cute pictures as always! I love the girls’ hair longer, but it makes them look a little older in a way. I know you are loving your mom being there. Enjoy your time with her and getting ready for McBeach πŸ™‚ Have a blessed weekend! xoxo

  • Tonya
    July 29, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Rover is so adorable. Reminds me of hilarious memories with my brother when we lived in Trinidad. He is now 32, but at Rover’s age was always removing his clothes.

    Thanks for sharing with us.

  • Kaite @ NoodleandBoof
    July 29, 2011 at 10:29 am

    FUN! McBeach will be a blast. The photo of Rover’s little white booty at the fridge is laugh outloud funny!

  • Laura
    July 29, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Your recipe measurement description reminds me of my mom. She is so funny, I’ll say “how much flour?” and she’ll say, “oh, Laura, you know, just a little bit!” A little bit, a tad, a handful are all measurements she uses! πŸ™‚

  • Whitney
    July 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Necked in the fridge!! Thank you for sharing that treasure, y’all are precious as always.

  • Jen
    July 29, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Love the shot of your little guy in front of the fridge! Looks like you guys are having a wonderful summer. Enjoy your time before school starts!

  • Marti
    July 29, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    The fridge picture is a classic! Treasure those little moments, they go by way too fast!

  • Britt@knewlywifed
    July 29, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Wonderful pictures! And it is so hard for me to share recipes as well because I just add a bit here and there, depending on how I’m feeling that day!

  • Dianne
    July 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    Love seeing the kid’s pictures. Sloane looks just like Paige with dark hair!!! Thank you so much for sharing. You always brighten my day.

  • Elisa
    July 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    the naked booty in the fridge- so familiar. Love boys. love them!!!

  • The Mom
    July 29, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Do tell about your almond butter or almond paste. As always, inquiring minds want to know. So glad your mom is there. What’s not to love about a momma?! Looks like you have had a wonderful summer.

  • tessa
    July 29, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    darby..i have to tell you how much my (almost) 3yr old loves his honey bee ts! he has 3 and they are always the first worn out of the wash. tonight he insisted on sleeping in his green tractor t shirt. i think they get better with each wash too. now if only you had one with a lawn mower…he has a slight lawn equipment obsession. xo

  • kate
    July 31, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    I couldn’t find it in the renovations tab–did you ever mention where you bought your fridge/freezer?? Thanks!

  • sarah ella
    July 31, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    just got back from mcbeach saturday! hope ya’ll have as much as we did! watch out for the college crew across the street, haha, we left at 4:30 am to head home Saturday morning and they were still up partying, gotta LOVE it! enjoy! what i would give for one more mcbeach sunset…..xoxo

  • Cait @ Hernando House
    August 1, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Looks like y’all have been having so much fun!

    On the subject of Honey Bee tees, I was wondering if it would be possible for you to restock the adult Off to the Bay long sleeve in an XL or make the Canoe Ride shirt available in adult sizes? My husband is so jealous of my Bird Dog shirt and I would love to order a shirt for him. Love your shirts!

  • andi
    August 1, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    Hey! Loved getting to catch up with the crew at lunch!!!!! We miss you! ;0)

  • Deanne @ Delighted
    August 1, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Your photos are always so amazing! Your kiddos are super lucky–they are going to have books upon books of gorgeous pics documenting their happy childhoods.

  • Serenia
    August 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Rover infront of open fridge = awesome…such a little man thing to do!

  • {hooked on hickory}
    August 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    looks like a fun summer! your kiddos are so full of life! wish i was jumping in a pool right about now! have fun on your trip!


  • Snekcip
    August 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Rover gives “FROZEN GOODS” a whole new meaning!!

  • Margaret
    August 2, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    That’s almond butter, right? If so, YUM (I’m sure it’s yum even if it’s something completely different). That picture of rover is cracking me up. My son has the tan body/white bum combo going on this summer and I LOVE it!

  • Saffron
    August 3, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Awesome! lol I think you should continue to post recipes… now we know to use our own judgement on the seasonings… adventures in the culinary arts ha ha πŸ™‚ Love your photos, so much life! Good Times!

  • Jessica
    August 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I’ve been soo bad about following blogs this Summer! Finally got caught up on yours & it looks like you are all having a fabulous Summer! Love the naked booty picture! Priceless! And thanks for posting your recipes…I’ve been looking for some new ones to try! And now I’m off to check out the honey bee t’s! πŸ™‚

  • Kasey
    August 3, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    At the fridge and naked. haha, reminds me of my little guy [3yrs old]. πŸ™‚

  • Ashley
    August 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    I just love cute little kids with tan lines. even on their bare bottoms. πŸ™‚

  • Emily
    August 7, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I received my first HB tees order this week. The funky fish dresses are sooo darling! I plan on keeping them for my twin nieces Easter baskets next year! They’ll be 3 in dec. I would love to see some adult hoodies in your line!!

  • Stephanie@Geezees
    August 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Oh, what a lovely blog! Cute pics and adorable kids πŸ™‚

  • Jennifer
    August 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

    I’m so sorry I missed you guys at Rivercamps, I would have loved to meet you in person. I hope we can meet up next year…or if you guys ever venture to Austin, please let me know!

    Hope you are enjoying your last days of summer.

    Jennifer & Team Freas

  • Yevette
    August 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    can you please tell “us” about mcbeach (saw your sister’s blog) and 1st grade? Thanks very much! : )

  • Shannon
    August 16, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Is that homemade almond butter I see there? Why didn’t I think of that!? Does it come out cheaper to do it your self? How did you do it? Is it really as simple as it looks?

  • Jessica
    August 16, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Don’t worry, we’re still here when you return. Enjoy your family time while it lasts!

  • The 1st of May
    August 18, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Got one of the fish dresses for my daughter for next year before they sold out! LOVE it! Cute and SO affordable. Thank you!

  • Leanne
    August 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm


    We desperately need some updates! Please update soon!

  • Caroline
    August 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm


  • Lexi
    August 19, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Are those kiddos back in school yet? You should have ALL of this free time on your hands now to update us (ha ha ha)! Just missing ya!

  • Amanda
    August 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Missing you…..hoping all is well! Happy weekend πŸ™‚

  • Caroline
    August 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I am obsessed with Honey Bee Tees! Have you ever thought about doing women’s tees?

  • kathleen
    August 23, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Oh give her some slack —the first month of school is as maddening as the last month of school LOL. Is she a room mom– a PTA volunteer, shelving books in the media center, Capturing photos for the school year book blogging for the PTA too?? Designing bulletin boards, counting boxtops or soup labels, helping out of the special day of the week, selling school t shirts, selling year books, selling candles, baking cookies for a bake sale, sewing clothes for the girls sounds to me there are plenty of things to spend one’s time ….. Have fun Darby hope the family is safe and sound!!!!

  • Christina
    August 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I tried the rice krispie treats above with natural peanut butter – the creamy kind with nothing added (no salt/sugar/oil) and they were NOT good. They were really dry & crumbly. My friend found a v. good recipe on the Whole Foods website though that has raisins & nuts. I tried hers and it was way tastier!

    Thanks for sharing & for the idea!

  • Ruth
    August 24, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    I’m hoping that you are just busy -very busy and no calamity has occurred, so to that end – I pray that God’s grace surrounds you and your loved ones…. Be blessed!
    Ruth T.

  • Christine
    August 24, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    We know you have so much to keep you busy, but we would all love to see you come back to blogland. Hope your transition is going smoothly.

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