Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I've been away much too long.  Luckily, I've been busy with people that make me smile.  See, I have this dilemma.  When I'm having a really wonderful time, I know I should take a picture to capture the moment.  But I'm aware that stepping behind the camera removes me from the moment.  And so, many of my favorite memories remain a fuzzy picture in my brain.

I hate myself for that.

Over the past few weeks, this blog was a reflection of my photographic struggle.  I traveled, enjoyed concerts, celebrated my sister's graduation and began dreaming big dreams with my husband for our future.  My days were so occupied that I didn't document the joy taking place all around me.

Today, let's start back with something small (and unrelated).

A quote that made me smile, found on Apartment 34.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Urban Outfitters Print Shop

Is it Wednesday already?  I am so excited because Eric and I are headed to Nashville tomorrow for a concert and quality time with his family!  I can't promise any additional posts this week, but had to share a new discovery with you: Urban Outfitters Print Shop. Below are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

What is your favorite print in the UO Shop?

Friday, August 6, 2010


Last night, while driving home, I had one of those moments. You know, when your mind is filled with a wonderful emptiness and a common occurrence hits you with total clarity. 
Alone in my car, NPR droning in the background, I cruised through dry air while a lightning storm brewed in panoramic view.  As far as I could safely see, the sky was lit behind clouds in large expanses and in front of clouds in powerful strikes.  It was both terrifying and awe-inspiring. I was overcome with child-like giddiness. As I pulled towards the exit ramp, rain began to pelt my window and the brief moment was over.   
Tell me, what moments in your life have impressed upon you the mystery, power and love of our creator?

Love for Etsy

Wouldn't you love to brighten your kitchen with a cheery tea towel?  Enjoy!
{Peacock Feather by Giardino, Linen Blue Vases by Sweetnature Designs
Mason Jar by Oh, Little Rabbit, Summer Pennant by Katherine J Lee}

{Leila by Munaluna, Parisian Doors by Jen Hewitt
Sage Men by Kalla, Full English Breakfast by Mr. PS}

Happy Friday.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quick and Easy

Last night we fell asleep at 8:30.  Unintentionally.  We were SO tired.  It's nights like those when I'm grateful for a quick and easy meal.  Today, I would love to share two of our favorites with you.  Enjoy!

Veggie Stuffed Peppers
From (never home) maker, a fitness and foodie blog that I love!  This meal takes around 15 minutes from start to finish.  I'm obviously not vegetarian like Ashley and Stephen, but I've found that occasionally omitting meat allows me to spend less time in the kitchen on prep-work.  
-2 large green bell peppers
-1 can pinto beans (drained and rinsed)
-1 can corn (drained)
-1 can diced fire-roasted tomatoes (drained)
-garlic powder
-shredded cheddar cheese

-Cut peppers in half and clean out the seeds.  Place skin side up on an aluminum foiled pan.  Broil for 10 minutes or until the skin begins to roast and brown.
-While peppers are browning, combine beans, corn, tomatoes, garlic powder and pepper in a saucepan.  Cook until bubbling.  
-Remove peppers from the oven and flip over.  Fill to overflowing with mixture.  Top with cheese.  Broil until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.  Yum!

Griddled BBQ Turkey Sandwich
From The Cook Next Door, for when you need a fast meal AND meat. This meal takes about 20 minutes to make and is so mouthwatering.  We are more specific in our ingredients while the original is more general.  I am biased! 
-sliced Jerk Turkey from the deli (Publix)
-shredded cheddar-jack cheese
-Sticky Fingers Original BBQ sauce (Publix)
-Italian bread loaf (sliced)

-Butter one side of each slice of bread. Lay non-buttered side on griddle. 
-Meanwhile, lay turkey and tomatoes slices on griddle.  Cook until turkey is lightly browned and tomatoes shrink up.
-Flip bread over.  Place cheese and tomatoes on half of the slices.  Place BBQ sauce and turkey on the other half of the slices.
-Griddle until buttered sides are golden.  Place together and eat up.  Yum! 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August Calendar

The August calendar is now available from Silhouette Jess.  You may download and print the calendar for free here.  

As you might imagine, I adore birds.  This calendar is sweet and serene and I'm printing mine now.  

*Be sure to let Jess know how much you love her work!

Monday, August 2, 2010

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