Monday, November 24, 2014


With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I wanted to share this easy and delicious appetizer.
Figs, goat cheese, and chopped cherries. Simple and delicious!

We are hosting Thanksgiving this year which means my husband will be planning and cooking for days. I need only bake a few pies and clean the house. I definitely get the better end of the deal.  While we do try to attempt a potluck style feast, asking people to bring one main dish, he can't help himself and normally ends up making  an entire meal without the help of others.  I will try to take pictures and the note highlights of his creation.

Friday, November 21, 2014


These scavenging birds of prey may not be the prettiest creatures, but there is something about them that peaks my interest. They are majestic in a very imposing way.  My husband took these photos during an extremely foggy morning and they turned out great. 
A group of vultures is called a wakecommitteevenuekettle, or volt. The term kettle refers to vultures in flight, while committeevolt, and venue refer to vultures resting in trees. 
Wake is reserved for a group of vultures that are feeding.

 I like that they chose this gnarly, slightly spooky yet somehow also beautiful hangout. These moments exist all around us...and they are enchanting.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Looking back

I was recently organizing some of our digital photos and found this series of photos that I just love.  My son still has a goofiness and hopefully he keeps this characteristic through his adulthood. 

Time flies! This little kid is now a young teen. It breaks my heart a little.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Vintage Dress Find

This isn't the most glamorous picture, but that's life folks. This dress called my name, fit me perfectly, and was only $10.00. Who could ask for more? The fabric detail is subtle and classic. I just love it.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Autumn's Glory

The leaves are falling all around us. We have had a mixture of chilly days followed by warmth. It's how Autumn is, pushing summer onward and fighting back winter, trying to hold it's own.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Around the house

Returning home always makes me thankful for:  beautiful trees outside of every window, a home that welcomes me and feels like "home". I am so excited for the crispy cold air. It means cranking up the wood stove, cuddling under quilts, and slowing down just a bit.