Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The End.

I have pained over writing this last post. 
What should I say? 
How should I say it?
So, I'll just dive in.
It occurred to me the other day, amidst the 
birthday planning chaos and other things,
that this little blog of mine has only become a source 
of stress for me lately.
I feel guilty when I can't post regularly 
( which has become more frequent).
Stress and guilt are 2 things I could definitely use 
less of these days.
Don't get me wrong, I love this space.
I have loved sharing what I could with you all.
It has been a great way for distant friends and 
family to keep track of us.

I also really wanted to make this blog a way to make 
some small income as well.
As you other bloggers know that really takes
 work and structure.
Work that I am willing and want to do but without 
certain resources cannot achieve.
So I have made the difficult decision to shut it down.
I'll leave the blog up for another month and 
will then delete it forever.

Thank you to everyone who have visited here.

Friday, June 8, 2012

{ this moment }

a friday ritual - a single photo - a moment I want to pause - savor - and remember
inspired by soulemama

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


There has been, and is going to be, quite 
a bit of celebrating around here.
First, G. and I celebrated our 6th wedding 
anniversary on Sunday.
June 3, 2006
We had a lovely dinner at one of our favorite 
french restaurants in 
New Hope followed by a 
shot and a beer in New Hope's 
most famous dive bar (John and Peter's).
Vichyssoise and Beet Carpaccio.

Nom Nom.
Second, is G.'s birthday party on Saturday!
It's a big one so it should be quite an event!!
I'll post when I can.

Can't wait to share all the birthday 
shenanigans with you.

You may have noticed our absence last week.
Well, I've been diving into the 30 Day Vegan workshop 
and my detox process (Eeek).
I also had an ear infection.

I also owe you a product review 
but with all the planning and prepping 
I think I'll put it off until next week.

I'm also going to start a new little segment 
about what goes down on
 Mondays around here.

As this blog matures I feel structure starting to form.

Friday, May 25, 2012

{ this moment }

a friday ritual - a single photo - a moment I want to pause - savor - and remember
inspired by soulemama

Sweaty hair...

and puffy eyes!

Up from her nap and looking CRAZY!!!!
(crazy cute)

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kitchen Tour.

 We talked a bit about our space yesterday in the workshop.
Kitchen space that is.
I thought I would share some highlights of my space.
First, let me say, I am very fortunate and grateful to 
be able to do my thing in this kitchen.
I have lived in many apartments with rickety appliances 
and below average counter space.
So, in this season of my life, I am happy 
to say I have a wonderful kitchen in which 
to nourish family and friends.
It was completely gut renovated about 9 years ago.
Enjoy the tour..

Shelving space in the island provides a home for cookbooks.
Incidentally, I am just bringing them back out of hiding since this used to happen...

Why yes, that is a "bikini" onsie she's wearing.
I forgot all about that outfit.
Ah, memories.

I try to keep as many items in the pantry in glass jars. 
Some things stay in their original packaging as long 
as they can stand on their own.
I hate having bags of things piled up and hard to find.
I recently added that under shelf storage for 
potatoes, onions, garlic, and ginger.
It. is. priceless.
You may also notice the little white board on the door.
I use it to make my grocery lists.
As soon as I run out of something it goes on the board.
When I don't have time to transfer the list onto 
paper I just snap a pic with my phone and,
whammo, instant list.

This is the message center. 
You can read about that here.
It's not usually this clean.
But in a perfect world it would look like 
this all the time.

Pot rack.
Oh, how you've provided sweet sweet cabinet 
space for more kitchen gadgetry.
 More about how this came to be here.

I like to keep the mixer out because I'm more 
compelled to use it if it's in front of me.

Even the filtered water has a little space of it's own.

Here's a wide shot of the whole room.
You can see the corner of the skylight which provides
 amazing natural light.

So that's our kitchen. 
Hope you enjoyed the tour!

And, just for fun, here was yesterday's lunch
 A wrap crafted from all the little leftover 
produce scraps that were 
hanging around my fridge.
Shredded red cabbage, a handful of spinach, 
half an avocado, micro greens, 
a few slices of apple 
( a delightful addition I might add), 
and a couple of sliced cherry tomatoes.


Tuesday, May 22, 2012


The 30 Day Vegan Workshop is under way.
I've done my shopping and I've planned our menu 
for the first week.
I'm really excited to learn more about the menu planning.
I never really did that but as Iris gets older and eats 
more of what we eat it makes sense.

photo from Beauty that Moves


I'll be sharing some highlights of 
our journey here. 
We hope you'll follow along.

I also wanted to share some links of other 
things I like/participate/learn from.


Friday, May 18, 2012

{ this moment }

a friday ritual - a single photo - a moment I want to pause - savor - and remember
inspired by soulemama

Working on our new sleep routine. Ha!
It looks like I could use another 12 hours.

First harvest from my deck containers!
French Breakfast Radishes. My fave.