Three books I read over vacation

Books I ingested while on vacation

During winter I miss living down south for an obvious reason – it is too cold up here! However, when it comes to summer I don’t feel that disconnected from the southern states. As I type this afternoon, one storm has graced us with its presence and I see another

Clear Creek Metro Park by COrtney North

Our anniversary dessert and a hazardous hike

My husband and I took a few days off this week to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We are well out of the newly-married phase and next year will join the ranks of people who are in the double-digit club. One of my co-workers asked how long we’ve been married and

Yellow Iris

Yellow irises, one new book and tiramisu torte!

For reasons I’m still trying to figure out, this week has felt heavy and gritty. Do you have weeks that feel like an emotional whirlwind? Though I feel a bit rattled, I don’t want this post feel that way. Perhaps writing about the positives will get my good vibes flowing.

Outside the studio: Fiction, lemons and paint chip bookmarks

Lately I have been experiencing the urge to paint, read and eat lemon-flavored foods. Then the outdoors will beckon me with its bright colors and glorious warmth. My mind feels like a constant whirlwind of wanting to do so much at once. I don’t want to miss out on any

What a summer day in Ohio looks like to me

This past Sunday my father, my husband and I packed into a Jeep Wrangler and went to the Ohio State Fair. The evening prior we had decided we wanted to arrive at the fairgrounds early, as in 9 o’clock in the morning. This decision was made with the weather forecast

I’ll make my chocolate cake and eat it, too

Last night as my husband and I were heading home from the library, I declared that I wanted to make a chocolate cake before the sun set. Earlier in the day I had seen another person’s blog posting concerning not wasting any leftover buttermilk by way of making a chocolate

While making a light dinner last night

Since there was so much delicious, rich food graciously made at family get togethers the past few days, we decided to go a bit lighter last night for dinner. Our waist lines thanked us greatly! Avocadoes are among one of my favorite treats on this earth. Pair them with some

Quick Weekend

Sometimes I feel as though my weekends fly by and other times my weekends seem to last and last. This past weekend was one that flew by. I can’t believe it’s already Monday. Where did the time go? There were some fun things my husband and I did this weekend

When life gives you lemon curd…

… you should probably eat it. Especially if it’s Trader Joe’s Lemon Curd. This past weekend was a blur for most of the days. I was out buying a printer, visiting with family, baking loaves of bread and eating them. But I discovered something I’ve been spying for some time.