I used to quilt.  A lot.  There was a time when just about everyone that we knew that was having a baby got a handmade baby quilt from me; I was happily busy making little bits of warmth for people.  In fact, two of my most treasured possessions are the quilt registry books I have with fabric samples and pictures […]

More Scones!

I made more scones today.  Because we ate all of the other ones. We ate them all by the next day, in fact. So today’s scones were Fresh Orange Scones.  And just when I thought I had my favorites from the last post, here come these luscious little gems.  They are, by far, the most flavorful ones I’ve ever had; […]

Baking Day – Scones

I love scones.  When done right, they are the best accompaniment to a warm cup of coffee or tea or hot cocoa.  They are the definition of comfort in all it’s wonderful flaky, flavorful form.  Nothing is better then a winter morning with frost on the ground, a fire warming the house, and a scone with your morning coffee.  Ah….that’s […]

Post-Work Validation

Sitting here at my desk in my home office, 10 days after my last day at work…I’ve had quite a bit of time to contemplate my decision these last few days but today is when it struck home for me that this is where I need to be. Had I not quit, I’d be on the other side of the […]

Why Blog – Revisited Again

I wrote this several years ago and I have yet to come up with a better descriptor of why I feel the need to write about my life and my family.  In the near absence of blogging over the last two years, these stories have become even more important to me.   Why do so many people write blogs these […]

Homemade Granola

I haven’t really shared recipes on here before but this one I feel pretty confident about so I’m letting you all in on it:  Homemade Granola.  This is some good stuff! This recipe has it’s origins in Tosca Reno’s ‘Granola – The Eat-Clean Way’ recipe from her book The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook.  I have 2 of her books and refer […]

Mornings…I like that shit.

So the other day someone pointed out that all I really seem to post on Instagram are pictures of the morning sky…and you know what?  They were right.  I looked back at my photo stream and realized, “Wow, I really like mornings…and pictures of mornings…and sharing pictures of mornings.”  It’s like a sickness.  Maybe I can get it declared a […]

Take Lots of Pictures

You know how when you go to a baby shower and, after playing the ridiculous games that seem to be required at these events, they ask all the mothers to give the mom-to-be their best ‘motherly advice’?  Does this sound foreign, and slightly odd, to the guys out there?  It is.  Be happy you get to be somewhere else, eating […]

I Think I Need A Greenhouse…

If my family wants to eat dinner at our table during the months of March, April & May then they need to get going and build me a greenhouse.  For the last 2 years I’ve started all my own seeds for my garden and they take over all the space available.  This is what I’m talking about:     What […]