banana citrus salad

— February 19, 2016

Bananas are tricky business in our house of 5. Some like them, some don’t and some do…kinda. I am one of the “kinda” banana lovin’ folks in my house, but this Banana Citrus Salad is one way that I will always eat my bananas. The tartness and texture of the mandarin oranges and…


“spring flower” note card

— February 18, 2016

I was on a kick for a bit drawing with crayons and designing note cards. This is my “spring flower” note card. Very timely because I know that spring is just around the corner, even though I am still enjoying winter. As a matter of fact, we are supposed to hit the high’s…


“no bones about it” note card

— February 15, 2016

One of the items that I have been dabbling in creating are note cards, since I lovvvvveeeee note cards. Here is my “no bones about it” card… The cookie was for my wee ones 3rd birthday and he remembered that’s what it was for. So cute. I actually did not remember. I’m like…


Beekman 1802 Heirloom Rose Lotion & Soap

— February 14, 2016

The rose scent reminds me of my great-grandmother so I was drawn to the Beekman 1802 Heirloom Rose scented Lotion and Soap. I picked some up for myself when I ordered it to give as gifts for the holidays. (It just occurred to me that I probably love “gifting” so much because quite…


Brioche & Biscoff Sandwich

— February 14, 2016

It’s a Sunday. It’s Valentine’s Day. But most importantly…it is snowing. We have had so little snow this year and no major snow at all and I miss it. Every year, I can usually count on January to produce the snow that may not have fallen around Christmastime, and I use that snow,…


martian muffin

— February 12, 2016

This was one of those baking moments that only caught my eye while I was taking pictures and noticed that this muffin had a “look”! I just love this little guy…


Pineapple

— February 09, 2016

This post is more for configuring my menus than it is about sharing a pineapple with you. But since you are here, this is the pineapple I drew and colored last night. Not too bad, if I do say so myself…  


How The Awkward Bird came to be

— February 03, 2016

As with all stories, good and bad, they have a start. “The Awkward Bird” has a story and it starts with me. I am The Awkward Bird. I love being an awkward bird and an odd duck. Then I married an Awkward Bird and with any luck, we are raising three more Awkward…


I haven’t hatched yet…

— February 01, 2016

I am The Awkward Bird and I have not hatched yet. I have only just cracked my shell a bit. I do not have my logo designed. I do not have this website designed. I am not entirely sure what I am doing. I do not know what The Awkward Bird looks like yet. But…


The early bird gets the worm

— September 03, 2015

But what if I do not like worms? What if I want to be different? Is there a place for an awkward bird like me and the shoppe that I dream of?