Wednesday, August 31, 2011


                                                       Today I am feeling lucky.

                                                     Loving my new bedroom wall color...
                                            one big wall and a half wall have been re-freshed.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Stick With Me

This song has been swimming through my head for days.  
This couple is so super talented and spirited, I cannot get enough of their sound.  

          UNDER THE BRIDGE - Nicki & Tim Bluhm "Stick With Me"

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Peach Torte

I brought home a huge basket of local peaches from the farm yesterday.
 Now that Irene has me indoors, I am baking up a storm... until the power goes out.
This is a favorite family treat, takes a little time to make
and your entire house smells YUM. 

Fruit Torte      
 freshest fruit (peach, plum, berry)    
1 cup sugar                             
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs 
1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch o'salt
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs one at a time.
Add dry ingredients, blend well.
Spread batter into a spring form or square glass 9" pan.
Cover batter with sliced fruit. 
Sprinkle cinnamon, sugar and lemon juice.
Bake about 1/2 hour at 350.
It will be gone in split seconds.  

Friday, August 26, 2011

weekend window

                                                             Welcome to the weekend...
                                                                 open here and  dive in.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Girls

Lauren and Amanda have worked at Beehive since we opened our doors 3 years ago. 
We have learned LOTS together... 
they taught me a thing or two about stuff and life 
and being a senior in high school.  
I like to think I shed a little light on their lives as well. 
I will miss working with them, their smiles and constant chatter, their jokes and stories, 
their wonderful ways with the children.
It's time for them to set off and spread their genuine loveliness elsewhere. 
I miss you already... come visit when you can!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


before back to (WHAT??) School!
Mon, Tues, Wed 
AUGUST 29, 30, 31  11am - 1pm Design and create back-to-school essentials... file folders, journals, mini notebooks, pencil cases, pen holders and school calendars, as well exploring a  colorful menu of mixed media projects, collage, sculptures and paintings. Bring a nut free lunch, For kids 5 years and up. $120

Monday, August 22, 2011

Today is the day

                                                   I'm off to make some great things happen.
                                                                     photo credit here  

Saturday, August 20, 2011

summer bowl

                           Summer breakfast fruit bowl... mango, peach, strawberry and grape with organic slivered 
                                                          almonds & coconut flakes & lemon
                                      I sprinkled a spoonful of CHIA seeds in my bowl...YUM!   
This reminds me, I will be shopping at 
today to replenish my pantry. It is a gift to yourself to walk through the door, 
shop the organic produce, peruse the isles and check out what's cooking. 
I just LOVE Debra's.. and my breakfast!

Friday, August 19, 2011


It's been a week of sorting, sifting, stacking and sewing.  I'm playing with colorful combinations of textures, pattern and shapes.  The studio is empty except for me, my machine, my music and piles of my favorite fabrics. I'm savoring every minute. 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

LINK with love


                                                     I'm in!  Thanks Kal and LINKwithlove

Saturday, August 6, 2011

summer trails

               We're home briefly unpacking and re-packing for more summer adventures!
                                            Hope you are enjoying every minute of yours.
                        photo credit from here

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a stamp a day

These fun stamps are carved  from erasers! 

I like the shapes of the actual stamps 
and colorful stamped images with the added marker details. 
  You can check out the daily inspiration creation at
   a stamp a day.