Monday, June 20, 2011

{flowers for elisabeth hope}

bridesmaid posy{rununculus, camomile, queen annes lace, tulips}

for the maid of honor emily

throw bouquet {anemone, rununculus, pincushion flower}

for the bride {peonies, rununculus, tulips, delphinium, queen annes lace, camomile}

my darling cousin elisabeth hope got married on saturday and i did her flowers. who's next?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

{spring chives}

Yogurt Tahini Dressing

This dressing was so yummy on my salad today.

Yogurt Tahini Dressing

3/4 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup tahini
3-6 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 garlic cloves pressed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk or water {i left this out to make it a little thicker, and just added more lemon juice}
pinch of cumin {optional}
1 Tablespoon flat leaf parsley {no parsley on hand this time}

Recipe from the Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca, New York.

Friday, June 10, 2011

looking for home

we got the word this week that we are finally pre-approved to buy a home. after renting for almost three years with a little one and no laundry, you cannot imagine how happy this makes me. and, so our search has begun. now the question is... town or country? we've loved living in the upstairs of this big old house just a few blocks from downtown. we can walk to the library, and the park, or to blue monday coffee shop. but, it's long been a dream of mine to have a little farmhouse out in the country with chickens and a big garden, and a barn to have barn dances. maybe i would sell my bread, and eggs and flowers and herbs at the farmers market.
so, i found this house... this beautiful old 5 bedroom farmhouse on 6 acres that is in our price range. i went out there, and it was vacant... and the door was open. so, i went in. it is falling apart and yet, i can see the beauty there... the memories, the sadness and the love that this house holds. an old woman named charlotte lived there... i love the name charlotte. i walked around and imagined myself living there... how we could bring the house back to life again, and fill it with love, and laughter, and songs.
but, it's too far gone. story of my life. i always seem to fall in love with these old abandoned houses.
and, so we will keep looking for home.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


away {in stillwater}

august and i were away in stillwater house-sitting for some friends. it was lovely. we played with the chickens, collected eggs, went into town to the bikery bakery, took baths. in the evenings after i put august to sleep, i worked on writing songs for my new record, and soaked in the sauna... it was bliss. their kitchen is to die for and i had so much fun cooking, and baking bread. the only problem is that i'm spoiled now, and i want a wolf professional gas range and double oven. a girl can dream right?