My geeky, crafty-girl side has fantasies of life slowing down to the point where I can make holiday gifts for everyone on my list. Add that to my fantasy list of maintaining a giant veggie garden, making homemade jam from my sprawling raspberry patch and sewing quilts for my kids using scraps of their baby… Continue reading Good Time
Despite the gray and rainy weather this week, I made myself a salad. Generally when the weather is like this, I like soups and foods that warm the cockles of my soul. Between Soup and Soul…hmmmm…there’s only a single letter difference. Maybe it’s not so ridiculous that soup is generally soul-warming. This week, though, I’ve… Continue reading Spring Green
Earthing is actually a term, did you know that? In short, it means walking around barefoot in order to soak up all the good things that the Earth has to offer. Benefits being stress release and better sleep, among others. As someone who walks around barefoot perpetually in the warm months (hello, dirty feet) I’ll… Continue reading Walk the Earth
What is this time of the year, besides being a time wrought with bizarre weather and equally bizarre politics? It’s Maple Sugar time, baby! Have you ever been to a sugar shack? White billowing clouds flowing forth from a ramshackle cabin in the woods. And when you step inside? Probably one of the best scents… Continue reading Tap, Tap, Tap
I adore these rocks. How often do you say that? These silly little inexpensive, painted on rocks. The tree stump that they now reside upon has sat by our back deck for a few years now, with me putting all manner of things on it (flowers, pumpkins), just waiting for the right fit. Well, I… Continue reading Between a Rock and a Lovely Place
I like cauliflower. My family is still on the fence regarding this oddly-shaped, white veggie. And I admit, in it’s raw state, it can be a little hard-core for a kid. Not me, though, I love it in all of its forms. And given its pale color (as opposed to other screaming-antioxidants-at-you colored-veggies), one would… Continue reading A Simple Hit
Winter has it’s own beauty for sure, but my soul craves flowers and vivid colors during this season of white and gray to keep me balanced. All white doesn’t work for this girl. The artist and color-craver in me starts to twitch. To satisfy and keep me thriving until Spring, fresh flowers are on deck… Continue reading I’ll take Color for $500, Alex
I laughed and laughed. And I was completely alone in my home. So, you all know that I’m trying to go more “Old School” this year and you all know that I sometimes take on somewhat ridiculous craft projects. Well, the two melded together the other day in a scene straight out of a comedy. I had… Continue reading Simplicity….umm…Not so simple.
Last year, I had the pleasure to venture to several of our fair Southern states for the first time in my life. I had been to Florida, but South Carolina and Louisiana were new adventures for me, and they had been on my travel hit list for a long time. In short, I loved it there.… Continue reading What do YOU say?
Paper. It’s called paper. And to accompany it: a pen. You know, that inky thing that once occupied pocket-protectors of nerds. A dear friend of mine recently visited for the day and when we were out and about, she whipped out of her purse…are you ready for it? A calendar. A real-live, spiral-bound paper day… Continue reading What IS that thing?