Friday, August 31, 2012

Thursday, August 30, 2012

i'm back...

lately i have been lacking inspiration.  it's a normal part of life i guess.  it seems the more i think the less
i feel like writing.  i feel sort of luke warm. i like it better when i feel hot or cold.  i need passion.
but,  i have been here before and i know it will pass.  it won't be long before i am riding the waves again.  i am not sure where the time goes.  i was going to post an update everyday for the past three weeks.
but one day turned into the next and so on.   then.... someone prompted me to get going.

we have had an amazing summer.  lots of vacations, lots of beach time, lots of family time.  the
weather has totally been on our side this year.  our vacation was blessed with blue skies and yellow sun.
i enjoyed clock free days, flip flops, long walks, road trips, and lots of glorious food. i had time to catch up on sleep, read books, and enjoy the people i love. just a few snap shots of my favorite moments.

love sent, xo

Saturday, August 11, 2012

meet you back here in a little while

taking some time away from deadlines and schedules. xo

photo by michaela

Thursday, August 9, 2012

on caring...

i have people who love me.
i have people who do sweet things for me.
like buy me wine and give me hair treatments.
people that make me coffee and make me me laugh.
there are people who loan me books and invite me to their beach house.
people who give me beauty samples and take me out on dates.
people who listen endlessly to all my work stories and never complain.
people who send me photos that make me smile.
people who txt me just to let me know they are thinking of me.
people who send me flowers and leave me love notes.
people who make me brownies and give me ideas for all
my vacation dreams. people who come to concerts with me.
people who bike ride with me. people who shop with me.
people who give me new recipes and people who send me sweet
emails.  people who compliment me and make me feel special.
people who make me feel loved every. single. day.

i am lucky.

Sunday, August 5, 2012



Thursday, August 2, 2012

grilled stuffed zucchini

-cut zucchini in half long ways down the middle.
-scoop out the seeds, so you have your little zucchini boat.

-brush with olive oil.

-place on an oiled grill flesh side down (medium-ish heat), close the lid, and let it cook for about 8-10 minutes. check in on them so they don't overcook--all grills cook differently. you want them to be fork tender, but not quite all the way done.

-make your filling. I used: (measurements approximate-it will all depend on how big your zucchini is)

1 cup butter beans
2 small tomatoes
small handful chopped kalamata olives
small handful of chopped green onions
small handful of goat cheese
about 1/4c basil pesto
pinch of sea salt

mix together.
fill your zucchini and top with another sprinkle of goat cheese
place them back on the grill, this time skin-side down, close the lid and let them cook for about 5 more minutes, until zucchini is all the way tender, and filling is heated through.

top with a sprinkle of chopped arugula.

makes a fantastic healthy lunch.

love sent, xo