Category Archives: Not food

New plants

Last year I attempted a windowsill herb garden. I took pictures of it and was fully intending to tell you about it. I managed to keep it (and by it, I mean everything beside the basil) alive for most of the summer. Then, slowly, the plants rebelled, silently asking for water which I was far too […]

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Bathroom art

Who is ready for spring as much as I am? The weather in the Midwest is killing me this winter, although it’s not because of the usual frigid temps. Instead it’s acting more like April than January, which makes me ache for longer days and a continued warming trend. Instead of playing outside yesterday (it […]

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Birthday dinner: details and decor

My birthday party was a smashing success, if you ask me (which your presence here implies that you do.) It was great to celebrate with a few of our close friends and a boat load of fondue. While that was the best part of the whole event, I thought I’d share some of the details […]

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Giving Thanks

  I was going to tell you about a pot pie you can make with leftover turkey, but I think that can wait a day or two because as I was driving home today I had an overwhelming sense of how good my life is and how thankful I am for it. Honestly, it’s been […]

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Baking with Grandma E

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to join Hubster’s grandma, Grandma E, in her kitchen to learn how to bake bread. Hubster was there to document the whole thing and I think the images can speak for themselves. I’ll be back tomorrow with the recipe and my thoughts on my first (with Grandma […]

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