Wednesday, October 28, 2015

fun things...

on this dreary wednesday we were a little draggy in the office today.  these fun props helped to
brighten the day.

we have been having fun with twiggy all week.

my replacement while i was on pto last week.

she was working hard...

then there was scandal in the office.

hope you are having a fun week.  happy hump day...

love sent, xo

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

so much beauty surrounds us

my short list of beautiful things today...

i am healthy
the air in this changing season
the love in my life
my safe warm house
my morning coffee delivered with love
a warm hug
the scent of the fireplace

feel deeply, pay attention and notice everything.

beauty is all around us but sometimes we have to help each other see it.

love sent, xo

Monday, October 5, 2015

what you love is who you are...

so choose what you love accordingly.  "be open to whatever comes next."    i love that quote and it speaks volumes.

we never know what is around the corner.  i recently came across a note that said "start each day by writing down a short list of beautiful things."   choosing to see beauty does create more beauty.

this morning i had a super early start to the day, but then on my way to work this was the sky.  it was
even more spectacular in person.

i hope everyone had a great weekend.  ours was super busy but i loved it.  i love this time of year
when i can cook and entertain, it's my favorite thing to do.  we had a super fun brunch with the kids.

late sunday afternoon i went to see the new movie "the intern" with Robert DeNiro.  honestly, i loved it.  i laughed out loud loved it.  there are some really great lines. working in an office environment similar to the one in this movie is probably why i really enjoyed it.  i'm not sure it would have the same effect on say a teacher.  but honestly it is worth going to.  i think most of you would really enjoy it.

watch the trailer here

love sent, xoxo

Thursday, October 1, 2015

goodbye september...

i can't believe the summer is over. but then wait... so is september.  since starting my new job and all the craziness of the summer this blog has really been put on the back burner.  i remember reading blogs and suddenly they would go silent and i would think wow that is awful why can't they just say they are taking a break. well no one intends that this will happen it just does, life gets crazy and before you know it months go by.
i used to blog in the morning now i leave much earlier and my work day is very different than it used to be.  and then there are times i miss this space so much.  but some things have to change and some times the stuff you love the most needs to take a back seat.
in any case,  i still love this space and want to get back to some semi regular posts.  i will try my best.
i am still posting on instagram and facebook.

                                       a super fall recipe that is simple and impressive.

                                                                   Pear Salad
5~Perfect ripe pears with stems attached 
2 cups Mixed greens
1 cup Arugula
1/2 cup Arugula, for garnish
1/4 cup pan roasted pecans, cooled and rough chopped
1/2 cup munchkin grapes (or use golden raisins, craisins, dried cherries, dried fig, etc)
1/4 cup bleu cheese crumbles
champagne vinaigrette (recipe follows)
6 thin slices of prosciutto 
honey, to drizzle

Champagne Vinaigrette
1/2 cup good olive oil (I use light OO for this recipe)
2-3 TBS good champagne vinegar
1 tsp honey
1/8 tsp dijon mustard
Mix well. Set aside

Cut your pear into four sections (you may have to cut the bottom a tiny bit to make it stand better. use an apple corer to core out the center of each section.  build the salad and volia so impressive ..

some fun links around the web
so you can plan that beautiful foliage trip

looking forward to this movie

loving the new fall jackets

Love this - such passion watch #10

my new favorite fragrance

love sent, xo

Sunday, August 16, 2015

happy weekend...

 a sure way to beat the heat...  just close your eyes and pretend your feet are hanging over a dock on the lake and cool water is splashing all around you.  don't you fell cooler already?

Strawberry Cheesecake Pops

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 6 large fresh strawberries, chopped or ¾ cup frozen strawberries
  • 6 standard sized graham crackers
  • 1 tbs melted butter
1.   In  food processor add the cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar and milk, process until well combined. Add the strawberries, pulse to combine.
2.   Pour mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about 1 inch of the top empty for the crust.
3.   Crush the graham crackers in a plastic bag with a rolling pin.   Pour into a bowl mix in a tablespoon of melted butter.
4.   Divide the crust evenly between the popsicles, press down gently to compact. Insert popsicle sticks, freeze for at least 6 hours and up to 3 days.


love sent, xo

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

dear august...

the world looks better through a cool pair of shades on the beach on a saturday...

thank you for starting out amazing, now, please slow down...

love sent, xoxo

Tuesday, August 11, 2015


life moves quickly.  enjoy every minute.  i started this post ages ago and just logged on and decided to post it just as it is... no words just a couple of pictures of a really fun night.

love sent, xo