Feb
17

Let’s start with cake…

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We usually drag birthdays out as long as possible around here. The day you were born is an important day to celebrate so why not do it over several days or even a week! Although Hannah doesn’t turn 12 until Tuesday, we began the festivities with a birthday cake with friends last night. I made […]

Feb
15

Happy Valentines Day

Feb
13

snow day

we woke up to almost a foot of snow this morning. this has been the snowiest winter i can remember and there are no complaints here. activities on a snow day may vary but a few things always remain the same. recipe for a snow day hot chocolate makes 4 mugfuls whisk together in a […]

Feb
13

applesauce cake

we had just a smidge of our homemade applesauce left so i thought i would do it justice by turning it into cake. craft circle was this evening and i served it up with chai tea. it’s a deliciously moist cake made with warm spices, brown sugar and pecans, tasting a bit like gingerbread. it […]

Feb
12

Tuesday Nights with Izzy

i look forward to tuesday evenings with my sister elizabeth (or izzy as my girls call her). being my only sibling i feel so lucky that she only lives 5 minutes away. over the last year we have enjoyed dinner together almost every week. it usually falls on a tuesday night and we alternate hosting […]

Feb
28

2/28/13

our good friend rich hoffmann is an amazing film maker. we were lucky enough to be subjects of his award winning film fridays at the farm, about his personal experience as a member of the farm chris and i started and ran for nearly 8 years. having this film has been such a gift to […]

Feb
27

9/52 hannah you are such a quiet thing. always thinking and observing and are quite a creature of habit. even though you don’t go to catholic school, or any school for that matter you have a uniform of sorts. your favorite is your jeans, your fuchsia turtleneck sweater and your bog boots. you are a […]

Feb
24

inspired by this lovely lady i think i’ll give a go at a “portrait a week” of my girls. i am a bit late in the game but here goes. 8/52 norah you wanted to invite a friend over for dinner this week and you had me help you put together a winter picnic on […]

Feb
22

so i have been on a little spending freeze over the last month. in fact just for fun i actually handed over my debit card to chris just to see what might happen. now i wouldn’t call myself a shopoholic. but i do like finding that very special thing. etsy, my favorite blogs and pinterest […]

Feb
18

11 years ago today i became a mama. it was the one thing i was certain i wanted to be ever since i was a little girl. and when your papa and i started dating at 19 years old we began talking about being parents almost immediately. i think we even picked our boy and […]