color me impressed

color me impressed

do you ever stop in your tracks, struck with awe whilst admiring colors found in nature? yes, i know fall leaves can be lovely and that grass is green, but every once in a while, i’m caught off-guard and become totally focused on colors that make me stop and appreciate. maybe it’s the practically neon … Continue reading

naughty, but oh so nice excuse

naughty, but oh so nice excuse

let’s all agree i’ve been a naughty blogger. thankfully, i didn’t lapse for a full year or else i’d have to turn in my blogger card. i’m going to chalk it up to the fact that i got married in the interim and was a wee bit focused on other things. like picking out and … Continue reading

here’s a clue: it’s blue

here’s a clue: it’s blue

i’ve always been a wee bit obsessed with artists’ palettes post-painting. true, their actual artwork might be incredible, but there’s something about the smearing and mixing and swirling of colors that seems exhibit worthy. one day i will convince all of my favorite artists to sell give me their palettes and i will put together … Continue reading

this is the way we roll

this is the way we roll

we all know i’m crazy for food blogs, and i discovered recently another such blog that makes my inner foodie smile bigger than the cheshire cat. it’s called pink salt & garlic and it’s from said tasty site that i found the answer for this past sunday night’s dinner: spaghetti and meatballs. my honey had requested this … Continue reading

perfectly perfumed

perfectly perfumed

i’m happy and proud to announce that i have selected one of these exquisite beauties as my wedding day fragrance. * ta da! * this is very exciting stuff. it smells like happy and love. the selected fragrance was named to honor the dear victims of the september 11th attacks … and that’s something i … Continue reading

peachy keen

peachy keen

ahhhhh … the sweet taste of summer. i treated myself yesterday to my first peach of the season, as well as splurged on some magical rainier cherries. those little suckers are expensive, but as far as my taste buds are concerned, well worth it. have you tried them? they are one of my fave seasonal … Continue reading

vacation, all i ever wanted / had to get away

vacation, all i ever wanted / had to get away

what’s better than cake and ice cream? vacation. (especially when said vacation includes cake and ice cream … ) we just last night returned from the most glorious vacation to colorado and wyoming where we spent the days hiking and fishing and enjoying the company of dear family members and new friends. it was definitely … Continue reading

color me happy

color me happy

it’s time for a confession. it’s about a love affair that i’ve managed to keep relatively secret for nearly 30 years. it’s a piece of my personal life i’ve only shared with a select few confidants. and now it’s time for me to admit out here in the open that a new box of crayons … Continue reading

sprout of this world

sprout of this world

i have a problem come this time of the year. what’s that you ask? too much glorious produce from which to choose! i know … things get rough come june. so what’s the easy solution? buy a ton of it and eat like a health nut for days! it’s my favorite food season. i treated … Continue reading

a definite perk

a definite perk

so one of the perks of having a facebook fan page is that apparently your fiance sees things you post … like mentioning that today is red rose day. i’ll be honest with you, guys and dolls, i was actually not dropping hints. surprising, perhaps, but it’s the truth. imagine my sheer delight when these beautes were … Continue reading