Recently a friend of mine gifted me with a basket of fresh herbs, fresh made pesto, and her favorite bottle of wine. I couldn’t return her basket empty, so I baked her some delicious chocolate chip zucchini bread from this recipe, which creates a very savory bread. Since it was a gift, I didn’t want […]
Today I wanted to share with you a great garage sale find. It is a quarter leather bound book from Germany and is over 80 years old. It has a wonderful weight in my hand and the pages are thick. This is a book of excellent quality and skilled binding. It also has quite the […]
Tower Perennial Garden, a nursery just south of Spokane over the hill, is a sprawling nursery on a beautiful plot of land. I love that they have a koi pond, populated with more koi than I have ever seen in one place and that includes several Asian themed gardens I have been to! This red […]
The moment I saw this fabric at Ikea in Portland the day after New Year’s I knew that I had to make something for my brother with it. The fabric is an off white color which I thought was too tame for my video game loving 21 year old brother. I bought fabric markers and […]
The view of Multnomah Falls from the ground level. The view from the stone bridge looking down. Forty minutes, eleven switchbacks (over half in the last quarter of a mile), and a LOT of huffing and puffing later, we reached the top of the falls. Such a skinny waterfall! But the view […]
Last weekend my husband and I headed out to Portland to see my grandfather who hadn’t been able to make it to the wedding. While we were in town we stopped at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in downtown Portland. I could hardly believe there was a garden in such a gritty, urban part of […]
My phone is over 4 years old and at times I feel like I am the only person my age who does have a smart phone. But then I look at my husband’s phone and I know I am not alone!
Clunky title I know, but it is really what I am doing! A couple days ago I was taking photos of projects and I had a really lovely bowl of ripe tomatoes in the kitchen that I wanted to share with you guys. So I took it out and set it by the window. I […]
I have finished the first of the Cowboy’s socks (vanilla in style, navy in color, and HUGE) and am most of the way through the second. I have learned a few lessons. 1. His feet are ENORMOUS compared with my petite woman’s size 6. 2. In order to make the cuff proportionate to the foot, […]
This time I made lemon parmesan pasta with basil fresh from the garden sprinkled on top. A lovely and light tasting dinner on a hot summer night.