Monthly Archives: May 2012

Strawberry Coffeecake with Lemon Streusel

This week:  We are counting down to Esme’s last day of kindergarten on Friday.  We are gearing up for a big wedding weekend of photography work.  We are anxiously awaiting the first days of summer and a big party/performance to … Continue reading

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Shrimp and Mango Wraps

I love summer meals!  When it’s warm outside, our meals just naturally become lighter and quicker to accommodate the heat and all the time we’re spending outside.   Consequently, I think we eat even healthier during the warmest months of the … Continue reading

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Favorite Children’s Books: Julia Donaldson

Do you know about the children’s book author Julia Donaldson?  I was recently introduced to her work when a dear friend overseas sent a thoughtful package of books our way – via royal air mail no less!  Upon reading her … Continue reading

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Cornerstone Cooking: Recipe + Giveaway

I love the concept behind Cornerstone Cooking by Nick Evans from the popular food blog Macheesmo!  Nick built this cookbook around the idea that leftovers can save us time and money and taste delicious too.  He created 8 cornerstone dishes, … Continue reading

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Fresh Fruit Mousse

(I want to thank everyone who responded to my last post.  It can be hard for me to pull back the curtains on myself like that, but your encouraging responses have only bolstered my courage. Thank you, with all my … Continue reading

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Things I’m Afraid to Tell You (Part One)

We all have parts of ourselves and our lives that we deem too messy, too dark, too boring, too sad, too embarrassing, too controversial to share.  When I saw Creature Comfort’s Things I’m Afraid to Tell You project I was … Continue reading

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A Handmade Birthday: From the Archives, April 2010

A post from my 2010 archives.  Eila just turned four, and I can’t help but remember back to yesterday, because wasn’t it just yesterday, when she was still my baby.   One of my favorite family traditions is the handmade birthday … Continue reading

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