Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Enjoy your bonus day, friends!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

dinner party

Doesn't this party look magical?  I love the lighting and the unusual layout.  Charming!

(I misplaced the source of this photo -- I'm sorry!)

Monday, February 27, 2012


 I really want this cook book.  Everything looks so delicious.

I have a tendency to buy cook books and then never make any of the recipes.  It's terrible.  I'll look at all the gorgeous food styling over and over again, of course, but I fail miserably on the execution.

That said, I will have to resist purchasing this, however strong the temptation may be.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Have a good weekend!

This week was a real doozy, and my weekend is all booked up too.  eep!  I'm just so. tired.  I want to hide in my bed. 

Have a good one, guys.  I'm off to the races. 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

a timeline

really diggin' this poster

via BrainPickings

also totally rad ---  these vintage bicycle photos, also from BrainPickings

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Now, THAT'S a vacation

Can you imagine escaping to this magical land?  What an idyllic looking place, don't you think? 

Urnatur is an eco-lodge in Sweden where guests stay in cabins or tree houses (!!!) and can sign up for classes on foraging and timbering, etc, during their stay. 


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Color Run

I think I'm going to sign up for The Color Run when it comes to New York.  I mean, how could I not?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hello Miami

um, can you believe this is an airport walkway?  How awesome is that!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

My brother told me about this video over the weekend, and I thought it was kinda perfect for a day like today.

Okay, now go fall in love. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

Marc Johns

I very much so adore Marc Johns

Thursday, February 9, 2012


I've had a Pinterest account for a long time, but I only just started using it a couple days ago.  It's been really fun.  These are few of my favorites right now.   February has me longing for bright, fun colors. 


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Almond Milk

I recently learned from chef Amy Chaplin that fresh almond milk is an absolute cinch to make! 
It's a much better price than buying the cartons... and then there's no carton, which means less waste too.  As a bonus, it's delicious and takes maybe 15 minutes of active work.  Love it!

Here's the recipe for you...

Place 1 cup of raw almonds in a bowl, cover with filtered water, and soak overnight in the refrigerator. 
 The next day, drain and rinse the almonds.  Put them in a blender with 4 cups of filtered water, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. 
 Put the blender on a high speed for 2 minutes.  
(I used an immersion blender.  It worked great but was a bit messy, seeing as there's no lid)
 And that's almond milk!  It's a bit grainy, and I suppose you could filter it -- but where's the fun in that?  
Pour your milk into a bottle or jar to keep in the refrigerator for up to 5 or 6 days.  And be sure to shake it well before pouring! 

[original recipe here; all photos by me]

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

high on a hill

This little goat is at the beginning of It's a Small World* at Disney World.  I just adore this little goat.  Someday I will make myself a little goat to call my own.  (But first, I must work on my carpentry and upholstery skills.)

*a confession: that's totally, 100% my favorite ride.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Who won the superbowl

Can anyone tell me?  I didn't watch... 

My thinking was, "Why watch the superbowl when I could spend the evening making three different kinds of soup instead?"

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I'm loving this Bob Dylan cover.  I listened to it, like, 5 times last night. 

“I Shall Be Released” - David Bazan, Chris Carrabba, William Fitzimmons, Mariah McManus, Noah Gundersen, and Abby Gundersen.  from: Heavy and Light 2012: An evening of songs, conversation, and hope, Orlando, 1/7/12

 Thanks BR!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

sketchbook days

This is an old charcoal piece I did a few years ago.  I've never been all that good, but I miss it none the less.

Do you have things in your life that you just don't have an outlet for anymore?  I struggle with that a lot.  And I'm trying to change it.

Sketching is a good place to start, don't you think?

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