Thursday, October 04, 2012

This Moment

:: This Moment ::

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple,special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember.

Joining Amanda of Soulemama

Joining Linda of Natural Suburbia

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Cooking with my gal...

:: Cooking with my Gal ::

"Let them eat cake" 

We haven't had a good cake in such a long time. It isn't something we indulge in much because as we all know, everything in moderation. So, yesterday we decided to make a cake. Miss E and I decided on Brownie Cake with Caramel-Peanut Topping from Baking by Dorie Greenspan. 

And it was delicious....a cup of hot coffee and a little slice of this cake. Everyone was quite pleased with the outcome. I love a good cake. James wants a Lane Cake for his birthday so the search is on for a great recipe. 

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Yarn Along

 :: Yarn Along ::

 Joining Ginny of Small Things

Hello! I just started reading The Lost Hours by Karen White ( a recommendation of the librarian) and so far so good. It takes place in Savannah which is just up the road from here. It makes me want to take a little trip up there in the near future. A place with a lot of history and culture. It is one of the things I love about the South. I also stumbled upon a free copy of Mary Jane's Farm magazine. An organic homesteading type of magazine. It has inspired me to keep a journal of ideas and thoughts about our future homestead. ( the time is drawing near to make the jump from Navy to civilian). I am still working on my heirloom baby sweater for my littlest girl. It is turning out quite nicely. It is a lot easier than I thought. I have found some yarn for hubby's scarf so that is a little project I'll be starting soon. The days are getting shorter but becoming much busy. 
Happy Knitting!

Unrelated note, the Pacific Northwest (Seattle area)  is a possible next stop for us. Any suggestions or advice about the area? 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Minding My Monday...

:: Minding My Monday :: 

*enjoying: an uneventful quiet Monday morning with my girls 

* drinking: a strawberry, banana smoothie

* reading: Water Witches by Chris Bohjalian

*baking: blueberry muffins for the week

*creating:  a little embroidery, quilting, cross stitch, and knitting 

*thinking: my mind is heavy with so many thoughts these days that I think it is time for some meditation.

*praying: my husband's Grandmother who had a stroke this past week and a speedy recovery. Also, for friend's who have seemed a little down lately. 


taken during our morning walk.