Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bella + Camilla


....and we're off!
Spring training has officially started.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

some favorites....

This came in the mail yesterday
 big fan of hand made soap
I love ETSY

My favorite catalog
 so visually inspiring and this cover is just simply
They have an super cool website here
 I found an amazing skin care product and have been using it for 6 months
Best store bought cookie!
by Kashi.
Not too sweet and 1 cookie is like a meal
...amaze balls if you ask me
no guilt- absolutely not.

Found a clever way to do my prints
 easier than the lino cut

...and yes, I am up to something
So what is your new favorite(s)?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

waiting for spring

Under the... snow blossoms a daring spring.
~Terri Guillemets
Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, April 21, 2013


There aren't enough days in the weekend. 
~Rod Schmidt



This weekend...
It rained and snowed.
Had a good visit with my father who has Alzheimer's -
he sang Edelweiss and joked around speaking Danish 
Found 2 amazing juices - that I craved at 2 o'clock at night when I couldn't sleep......grrr
Cleaned tack
Saw the movie "Trouble with the Curve" a.w.e.s.o.m.e 
Had brunch ( Zermatt waffles) at the café
Started a new knitting project
Had Bouillabaisse for dinner with the fam
Watched Auggie practice soccer
Planning Jules soccer trip to Idaho in May
Bed early.
Joining Amanda
So how was your weekend? 

Friday, April 19, 2013

If six by the sea.....



Anyone who is thinking about a vacation with kids...I highly recommend Sanibel Island.
A little island located outside For Meyers Florida.
Sanibel island is very family oriented- I felt safe with my kids everywhere.
..and yes it is touristy- but there are ways to get away from the pack.
A great way to get around is renting a bike-
Families biking everywhere.
I have never seen so many sporty and in shape senior citizens in my life!
These guys are running and biking every where with attitude-
you don't want to mess with them
very inspiring.
I don't think you can grow old in Florida?
 Breathtaking beaches...and some...not so much- a mix.
The weather was fabby in April accept for one day, but it was nice to take a break from the sun.
My 2 youngest went shelling in the early morning on the beach-
which was always busy with walkers, runners, families and little kids.
It worked out well with my 17 year old-
nothing like getting him hooked on the camera
so that he could upload pictures on Facebook of his travels.
 He could  talk to his girl friend on his phone and not feel so disconnected from his life in Montana
Jules was actually really happy and pleasant to be around.
It was super awesome that the 4 kids hung out together
not much bickering or fighting.
They swam, played soccer and scoured the beaches.
No TV the whole week.
Chef and I actually got some time to walk on the beach alone
 usually I have one child on my hip and holding a little ones hand.
It was different...different- but good.
There are all kinds of nature preserves, museums and restaurants to amuse yourself with
or if your like us, we just hit the beaches.
 Found a great gourmet grocery store up north with wicked good coffee
a yogurt shop - delicioso!
...and a thrift shop that took checks from Montana.
It sure is a different world by the sea.
We stayed for 6 days and it was plenty
I missed my animals and chef had to get back to the café.
It's good to go away for a bit- get a break and little perspective.
Do you have a favorite vacation spot?

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


 Knitting again (very slowly)
...and it's all because of Andi
 always knitting up something beautiful and shares it on her lovely blog My sister's knitter
Lala's simple shawl-  simple shawl yet beautiful
I had to knit one.
 using my own hand dyed yarn "Aspen".
I started watching him on the Veria channel and was so impressed.
My life is already changing in many ways. I cannot recommend hid book enough for anyone who seeks a healthier lifestyle both mentally and physically.
What loveliness are you knitting?
Joining Ginny today for Yarnalong.

Sunday, April 14, 2013


As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common, everyday blessings of our common everyday lives
for which we should be particularly grateful.
They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness -
just the pure air to breathe and the strength to breath it;
just warmth and shelter and home folks;
just plain food that gives us strength;
the bright sunshine on a cold day; and a cool breeze when the day is warm.” 

 Laura Ingalls Wilder

Have a lovely Sunday.

Friday, April 12, 2013

cast away


Cast away on beautiful Sanibel Island Florida...
 a different world with all the sunshine and ocean.
Pelicans above and dolphins swimming amongst us in the water.
We swam, picked shells, walked, ran for miles on the beaches and soaked up the sun.
Refreshed, rejuvenated and renewed if only for 6 days- it was truly magical.
I felt like a pirate in paradise.


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