busy bodies

— November 17, 2016

Breathe. Pause. Look up. Take a break. Focus on the picture of a beautiful calm November day. Don’t you feel more relaxed now? I thought that last month was going to be the end of my crazy imbalanced life. I was wrong. This picture of my desk is what every corner of my…

flavored oils gift

— November 13, 2016

Somehow in the middle of all of my busy-ness over the last few months, the fall and winter holidays snuck up on me. It’s just a good thing that I like them. I was supposed to go back to “normal life” the end of October once my first ever craft/vendor fair was over…

fresh mint chocolate chip shortbread cookies

— November 03, 2016

It’s that time of year again for me to enter the local newspaper holiday cookie contest. As usual, I was multi-tasking so I did not fully the read the rules as I baked and baked and baked to see what cookies I would enter this year. So, it wasn’t until late at night…

it’s beginning to look a lot like a gift shoppe

— October 18, 2016

It was exciting. It was scary. It was fun. It was hectic. It was stressful. It was challenging. It was pretty cool. It was exhausting. A month ago I decided to participate in a local craft/vendor show this past weekend and I spent the month trying to create a mini-gift shoppe. It felt…

coffee can pumpkin bread

— October 04, 2016

I have bad news and good news. I always like the bad news first, then I can follow it up with something positive. So, here is the bad news… Until my first ever craft fair is over, I will be talking about it. A lot. The good news is that it is over…

national coffee day

— September 29, 2016

Ahhhh…the sound of coffee brewing (because I still use a brew pot – can’t go without that sound or going back to pour a second cup) and oh, that smell. I was well into adulthood before I liked the taste of coffee on a regular basis. Although, it is really about the flavored…

dusting off the blog

— September 28, 2016

Phew…it has been a while and I really needed to see how you are doing! It was time to dust off the blog and check in with you. I know many of you have been busy also with the end of summer, harvest season, new jobs, back-to-school routines, making moments that matter and…

gift of farmer’s market honey

— September 14, 2016

As with many things, I buy them and after using them think that they would make a great gift. By then, I have used the item so it is no longer fresh and full but I still need to tell you about it. So, once again, I have a great gift to share…

dear diary…i survived preschool

— September 09, 2016

dear diary…i survived my last kid going to preschool. Well, at least the initial first week of preschool. I doubt that I am out of the woods yet and I still see tears in my future, but I was able to stuff them way deep down this week and I will take it….

the not so lazy days of summer

— September 02, 2016

Here we are at the end of the official summer season, in my mind, because although the summer weather will remain into September, the end of August usually is “the end of summer”. Sad. Just plain sad. And there was nothing lazy about this summer. Except our kitty. But we did enjoy ourselves…