Curator Sarah Kieffer Besotted BlogI usually know when to feature a curator when I find that I spend an inordinate amount of time re-pinning their pins, such is the case with today’s Pinteresr Curator–Sarah Kieffer.  Sarah is the authoress, baker + photographer behind The Vanilla Bean Blog, as the title suggests it is food centric. A lot of Sarah’s boards follow suit in the food department, but truly she has an eclectic mix of boards with an emphasis on great photography.  Some of the boards I’ve gotten lost in are dishware, gatherings, portrait, and put a bird on it (the title made me laugh out loud, for all you Portlandia fans). One of the best things about her boards are the hidden treasures such as this handy dandy gadget (I must get myself one!) I hope you enjoy perusing her collections and unearth some hidden treasures of your own!

On another note, yes, at nearly 8 months I am completely food obsessed (thus Sarah’s boards were some serious visual candy). I have never been so ravenous in my life and that’s after I finish (insert meal here-breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc.) It’s quite a 360 from my previous pregnancy incarnation of a few months ago where I couldn’t look at food. I do have one odd craving and it’s ice, I must eat about 6-8 trays of it a day. It’s a sign of iron deficiency which I did have, but even after it has been addressed I still have to have copious amounts of the frozen goodness. It’s not the most ladylike craving with me chomping away on the cubes, but I suppose it’s better than craving other things like dirt which falls into the same category that ice is in, no real nutritional value but got to have it anyways.

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they are expecting a baby girl in December (possibly November). Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.


  1. Hi Tristan, A friend of mine and my cousin chomped on ice because their bodies were extremely low in iron—so I thought I’d mention it in case you’ve never heard of it. You might want to get your Ferritin (stored iron) checked. Family practice doctors tend to say you’re fine if you are in the range of 10-280. However, found out from Hematologist that anything below 10 is anemic and anything below 50 isn’t good. My friend was at 10, I was at 15. We both had intravenous iron infusions. Not trying to worry you since it could just be a symptom of pregnancy, but a lot of us women are low in iron and it’s a relatively easy thing to treat. Best wishes for your last month of preganancy!

    1. Hi Linda- Yes, I did know that and my iron levels were deficient and back up and I am STILL craving the ice, must be like a security blanket now, it’s not very lady like, lol!

    1. Thank you Kathy! I am happy it is back as well, but had no idea I would be THIS ravenous, fortunately I can’t eat that much at one sitting, my stomach shrunk considerably with being sick for so long and then of course I have a baby taking up a ton of room in there so it keeps me from just shoveling inordinate amounts of food in my mug;) But main goal for me is to to eat healthy, I need to make up for lost time!

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