Monthly Archives: February 2013


happy list: farm life

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

i spent last week in virginia…
going back
that very special
down the tree lined drive
and to it’s
felt like going

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a very welcome happy list
during a february
that has felt
than this darkest month
has ever felt before

hot tea
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served with girl talk

linen sheets

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best on a freshly made bed, after yoga and a warm bath…
crumpled perfection by morning

creamy oats and fresh berries

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wholesome goodness to start the day

slivers of sunshine

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spring, breaking through

clawfoot tubs

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because floating
seems to be the best kind of therapy
early evening walks
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beauty in the ordinary
home cooking
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truly the way to a teenager’s heart

found beams + wrought iron

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the very best of barn living

surrogate pet snuggles

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(i missed my girls)

linens on the line

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misson accomplished. home safe.


snowed in, well-fed

i was like a kid in a candy store
with the anticipation of the big storm that snowed us in last weekend
a friday off for my husband
made the whole thing even better
(i had house projects on the mind!)
we were well stocked and ready-
i hit the local farmer’s market the week before and loaded up on winter root vegetables and fresh baked  breads
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friday morning was spent at lowes and benjamin moore
(shockingly i was the only one in the home dec isles! ha…) 

we started the long weekend off right
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grilled cheddar, butcher bacon, avocado + honey mustard
on great harvest’s high 5 fiber (now at our farmer’s market– yahoo!)

before getting down to business
i took a little “me” time
to knit and catch up with a friend
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resulting in a super cozy
baby blizzard hat
for our newest next door neighbor

reid and i started painting at 8pm
with lights flickering
we watched the storm really pick up

by saturday morning
we woke to this

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snow day bliss…

complete with a warm, stick-to-your bones breakfast

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Cheddar scramble w/ roasted cherry tomatoes, sourdough avocado toast and (more!) butcher bacon

spent most of the day shoveling 
while I painted trim
stopping briefly 
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for a bowl of
and then… 
back to the to-do list!
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winter weekend by the sea

a winter weekend
spent by the sea
 with a handful of 

very dear friends

and full 
of favorite things…
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beach walks

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(and for a few, an icy dip, not for public view…)
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bathed in early morning sun

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breakfast. perfection.

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not kidding.
challah french toast and “christmas” spiced bacon.

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(this is what happens when bloggers get together…)


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(yes, we wore pajamas to the coffee shop. it was an emergency. for real.)


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over tea
girl talk…
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a few days
of just-what-i-needed
company, creating, feasting
and laughter
oh, was there ever laughter….

the perfect ending
to january
and just enough inspiration
to get february off on the right foot

M, E, A, S + B- thank. you.