Monthly Archives: January 2012

snow day hat

being snowed in this weekend
didn’t make me feel quite so guilty
for (full)days spent laying on the couch
fire blazing, warm tea, fingers lost in merino
my parents (have i mentioned how much they ROCK!?!?)
came to town 
mum cleaned and did probably 10 loads of laundry
dad cooked and waited on me
(boy,  did we eat. like. kings.)
to keep from feeling totally useless 
i knitted daddio a thank-you-hat
now i’ve got to figure out how to sew left-footed
some mum can get some hand-made love too…
it’s really amazing how 
fur-free floors
clean countertops
and freshly folded laundry
can truly make you feel 
human, again.
m+d: lova ya. WICKED.

false start

i was just saying that 2012 was gonna be a good one

i broke my foot.
as in,
snapped off a chunk of the 5th Metatarsal.
sound fun?
so now
it’s ah gonna be a looooong 6-8 weeks
(and possibily up to 12 until i can lace up sneaks and comfortably go for a run)
so that’s like… spring, right?

so, that’s where i’ve been
not driving, cooking, sewing, exploring, traveling, cleaning, exercising, standing
good times, kids.
good times.

hoping this + an extended doggie ER visit + car drama = our “they come in 3’s” bad-luck streak

green goodness

i almost gave up
on the avocado
i try to always find the nearly ripe ones
but then
by the time i remember to use them
they’ve turned
(and those buggers get expensive- especially to keep throwing away!)
but today
i caught a glimpse peeking out from the corner of the fruit bowl
sliced in
and, ahhhhh….
glorious green perfection
diced with tofu, cherry tomatoes, a drizzle of olive oil, s+p and a dusting of grated cheese

fresh start

not gonna lie…
2011 kicked my heiny.
loss. illness. drama.
(i know, i didn’t get into it here. i try and keep this my “happy place.”)
left me floundering.
it’s done.
i’ve learned. i’m loved. i’m letting go. i’m oh-so-lucky.
i am so in love with 2012.
bring it.
here’s to: a blog face-lift, house projects galore, travel, tutorials, singing in the shower…
*hang a few sprigs of fresh eucalyptus in your shower- the steam + their menthol-y scent are a perfect mid-winter wake up!

christmas 2011

a little late-december catch up before officially moving into 2012
we hosted christmas here
in providence-
the official christening of our sweet home
and though i didn’t manage to snap too many pictures to prove it
the weekend was lovely
our mantle
decorated with handmade gingerbread houses
and fresh cut greens
christmas morning, stocking excitement!
daddio, looking dapper in his new scarf
evening light
and dinner (beef wellington, which i don’t have one picture of- boo!)
was topped off with
baked alaska:
(thin flourless chocolate cake, topped with a boule of alternating layers of strawberry and pistachio ice cream, covered in piped swiss meringue and just scorched in a broiling oven)
family. friends. food.
christmas perfection