A Handmade Willow Basket

February 20, 2013 · 4 comments

My friend Lisa (who makes an appearance in this post) gave me this huge willow basket for my birthday last week. I really didn’t expect her to get (let alone make) me anything at all, so I was totally surprised when she walked up with this beautiful creation. Lisa cut the willow at a friend’s […]


Blue Oatmeal

February 1, 2013 · 6 comments

This is what we call blue oatmeal. It’s actually regular oatmeal (rolled oats) with a couple handfulls of blueberries thrown in while it’s cooking. We eat it for breakfast often because a) It’s super healthy. b) It’s super cheap. c) It’s super easy to make (and pretty fast, too). d) We’ve got to use upĀ all […]


I hosted my fourth annual wreath-making party today, and as always, it did not disappoint. Yesterday, my dad and I went out and harvested piles of noble fir and western red cedar for the occasion. The weather has been pretty rainy and miserable lately, but fortunately, it wasn’t so bad while we were out in […]


I’m kind of obsessed with cast iron. Even though my cast iron pans are heavy and large, I can mostly justify keeping what I have and occasionally adding to my collection even with very limited storage space because they’re functional, and they’re beautiful. Vintage cast iron is my guilty pleasure. For the record, I believe […]


This Morning

August 15, 2012 · 9 comments

Any day that starts with peaches is a good day. Early this morning, Henry and I went up to the greenhouse and picked the last of the peaches off our one peach tree. We still have two small nectarine trees in the greenhouse with fruit that hasn’t ripened up yet, so there will be more […]


We dusted off and hung up the porch swing the other day. I love this swing so much. Henry’s dad made if for us as a wedding gift almost six years ago. It’s one of many things in our home that were produced in Henry’s parents’ professional woodworking shop that burned down January (an event […]

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                          In general, Levi (4 years old) and Charlotte (2 years old) get along fabulously well. They play together a lot, and they never complain about sharing a bed (one of the better parenting decisions we’ve made). Charlotte puts up with all of […]


Views Around the Cabin

February 22, 2012 · 5 comments

Life has been pleasantly busy around here. Henry’s wrapped up in his beekeeping business, I’ve been spending a lot of time at Gathering Together Farm taking photos of tomato grafting and fancy Valentine’s dinners. Levi has decided he’s interested in spelling and also wants to learn Spanish. Charlotte is doing her own thing: singing, dancing, […]


A Gift

February 12, 2012 · 2 comments

                          It was my friend Jenny’s birthday a couple weeks ago. I missed it. I am so bad. I knew it was sometime in January, but I wasn’t sure about the date. I kept telling myself that I should call, but I put […]


Wreath-Making Party

December 4, 2011 · 7 comments

I’m not much of a crafter, I hate decorating, and I don’t get too worked up about Christmas, BUT I hosted my third annual wreath-making party at my house today. Two years ago, I had never made a wreath in my life, but I decided that I wanted to get my girlfriends together for an […]