Thursday, January 31, 2013


We haven't been feeling too hot this week with a cold making its rounds starting with Maya, then my mother (who contaminated it while caring for Maya while I was at work),  and now me.
In an attempt to cheer myself up, here are pretty nice imagery of "heart-themed" pics I would like to share with you....

 From top to bottom: Huma Rashid, Eye Poetry Photography, last two via Eunicena Blogspot.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ice cream for your flu?

When I was a kid, everytime I had a sore throat or a bad cough, my mama would make me ginger, lemon, honey tea. It would make me feel better every time.
Now that I'm a mother, I continue to make this for my kids.
They were reluctant at first because of the grated ginger, but since have learned to like it!
Recently however, I discovered the "Influenza Sorbet" by Jenis made with similar ingredients.
I bet my kids would enjoy this so much more!

Cayenne pepper, ginger, Maker's Mark bourbon, honey, orange and lemon juices. "Cures" whatever ails you.This cold and flu season staple is modeled on the home remedy Jeni's mother and grandmother used to make when anyone in the family was under the weather. Sniffles, aches, and fevers meant one thing: a mug of hot whiskey with honey and lemon juice, then straight to bed.

We may just have to try this! Looks like its available at your local Bristol Farms Market

Friday, January 11, 2013

Have a lovely weekend!

This year J and I promised ourselves that we would work on improving our home.
Which means a lot of weekend projects building shelves, organizing, painting, and storing.
Although we try to live minimally, its easy to accumulate a lot of "stuff".
I like to feel like everything I own has meaning and should have a proper 'home'.
So on top of our usual activities with our children, we will be improving our nest this weekend!
Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

small spaces

I am always inspired by those who use small spaces well.
Its easy to do whatever you want in a large space, but I think it takes smarts, organization, and great design to make a small space look fabulous!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Wall painting

I'm almost done.
This year I plan to do more larger wall painting projects.
This one was all white latex on black, but I wish to use more colors in my upcoming ones.

Monday, January 7, 2013

New Years Resolution

via Ellinee
This pretty much sums up my New Years Resolution for 2013!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!
I am finally back with my first post of the year! : ))
Nature shots from my yard.