Saturday, February 28, 2015

Flowers in her hair...

Little A got a new flower crown this week and wanted to model it :)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Artist Love

I have been a fan of Emily Martin's work for several years now... I love how whimsical and slightly mysterious it is. Today I'm sharing some of my current favorite pieces.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Green Fig Smoothie

I picked up some frozen green figs at Trader Joes this weekend and thought they'd be perfect for a smoothie. It turned out great, on to the recipe...

Monday, February 23, 2015

Petting Farm

This weekend my friend and I had a girl's day and took our little ones to the local petting farm. Little A had been once last year when she was 2 but didn't want to sit still long enough to get very much out of it, but this year she was much more interested and was able to participate a lot more and they had a blast! She also had her first pony ride and wasn't scared at all :) I kind of wish I had brought my DSLR, but some of the phone pics turned out really cute:

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Watching: Daniel Tiger, because a 3-year-old calls the shots in our house lol

Listening to: I've been listening to a lot of the Decemberists lately.

Thinking about: how behind I am on housework :/

Drinking: a dark beer :)

Wanting: more cold weather! But alas, it will be nearly 80 degrees again by Monday 

Wearing: leggings and a sweater 

Eating: my homemade Italian farro soup, yum!

Loving: yarn, I've become a little obsessed since I started weaving, ha

Reading: The Elegance of the Hedgehog

Making me happy: planning our Canada trip for this summer and buying our Big Guava Festival tickets tomorrow :)

Monday, February 16, 2015

Spring Wishlist


Vegan Chocolate Chai Milkshake

Happy Monday! Today I wanted to share my recipe for this creamy vegan shake. It is full of nutrients and protein and tastes pretty awesome too!

  {hemp milk ice cubes make for extra creamy shakes and smoothies}

1 frozen banana
5-6 hemp milk (or almond milk) ice cubes
1/2 cup cashews 
2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1/3 cup chai concentrate (homemade or store bought, I use Pacific organic spicy chai concentrate)
1 cup full fat coconut milk
Maple syrup to taste, I used a little over a tablespoon 

Blend cashews, chai concentrate and coconut milk until smooth. Add in all other ingredients and continue blending until smooth. Enjoy! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Bits and Pieces

Sharing some photos from the past week: 

I've been working on my first weaving project :)

Monday, February 9, 2015

Cherry Kale Smoothie

Cherries are full of health benefits and are known to reduce pain and inflammation, help prevent cancer, and promote good sleep. Today I'm sharing one of my favorite smoothie recipes including these natural wonders! 

Cherry Kale Smoothie

1 frozen banana
1 cup frozen dark cherries
1 cup baby kale
1/2 cup tart cherry juice
1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup

Blend all ingredients until smooth and enjoy! 

Serves 1-2

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Weekend Photo Fun

This weekend we took a little trip to one of our favorite nature preserves for some walking and brought the camera and tripod along for a spontaneous photo shoot...sharing some of my favorite shots from the day: 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Artist Love

I am kind of smitten with the gorgeous and creative self-portraits of Cary Ann Wayman. I've always been intrigued by abandoned places and things, and I love photographing them myself, so her work is very inspiring to me. I also love her use of the golden hour lighting...dreamy!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Toddler Craft: Easy Desert Landscape Mosaic

My 3-year-old loves tearing up paper, so this was a fun one for her. All you need is construction paper and glue...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

What I Wore // Pieces of the Weekend

The weather was absolutely gorgeous this weekend, sunny in the 60s, so we tried to make the most of it by getting out of the house as much as possible. We hit up the park, the science center (ok, that one was indoors but still fun), our front yard, and the beach. It was low-ish tide so we got to take a bike ride along the shore :)