Monthly Archives: July 2010


There is a gorgeous field of sunflowers down the street. We pass it everyday on our way to summer camp, and there are always tons of cars stopped, with people taking pictures. Such a lovely sight. Funny how such a thing can bring together random, busy people, all willing to stop on the side of the road to appreciate a simple thing of joy and beauty. This field reminds me of my trip to France, after my senior year of high school. Liz was there, too. There were fields of sunflowers and fields of lavendar everywhere.  If we ever get a farm, a field of sunflowers will surely be a necessity.




inspiring healthy salad

Thought I would share this lovely, healthy salad recipe from Cynthia Lair. Her book, Feeding the Whole Family, really inspires me to eat healthier! All of the recipes in there are delicious. I keep turning to it again and again over the past year or so. 

I've been making this salad for lunch and I'll eat it for a few days. Kale (or Swiss Chard…of which we have an abundance), Fennel, Red Cabbage, Peppers, Wild Rice, Gorgonzola…yummy!

The recipe is here, Emerald City Salad.


*Pretty excited that it rained this morning, considering that I forgot to water the garden last night. One less thing to do. Because it seems to take me more and more time to do less and less lately.

*Maybe this has something to do with the 19 month old who is crying at me, right now, as I type this. Everytime I start to do something, it seems she wants my attention.

*Which brings me to my felted animals. People have been emailing me, wondering if I have ceased to make them for all eternity. I have not. I would love to get back to work! I daydream about cute little chipmunks and kitties in party hats. I can't wait until I can sit down, uninterrupted, full of undisturbed inspiration, and get back to being creative. I am shooting for this week! :) Yes! Thinking positive.

*Although baby is still crying, hanging on my leg.


as the weekend approaches…

 I can't wait to spend a sunny summer weekend with my family.  We're planning on going to the farmers market, to get our usual load of goodies, heading to the river and relaxing with good books and some yummy food, swimming. Maybe a little bit of tending the garden, (although at this stage, it's got a mind of it's own).