Thursday, November 29, 2012

brown paper packages tied up with string...

I made these accordion books 
 for my family last year,
filled with photographs of my 
children, niece and nephews.
I love love love them,
 they are simple & sweet.  

You can find one
 for yourself 
and a friend 
here in my Etsy shop!

My Favorite Things - Julie Andrews

AND you can be like me and 
hum this song the entire day!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

4's class

What's more fun than a 4's class at Beehive?
This group gets me every week.
They are so on top, non stop and into everything.
They remind me to laugh.
And we laugh alot.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

great love

                                                                          found  here

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Yesterday's open studio was filled 
with feathers, turkeys and teepees..
oh yeah, and really happy kids making great art!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Psst! check out these giveaway goodies


Seriously folksies, THIS is a great giveaway. 
Discover Paper has put together a ginormous holiday gift guide
 and outta sight giveaway.
My favs-
 the Retro calendar, 
 the Uppercase subscription and 
 coolie watercolor postcards.
Check it out for yourself at 
and while your there peruse the blog, 
chock- full of great ideas and inspiration.  

Friday, November 9, 2012

Blueberry Coconut Pecan Breakfast Cookies

Blueberry Coconut Pecan Breakfast Cookies

1 1/2       cups gluten-free rolled oats
1             cup unsweetened coconut flakes 
1             tablespoon golden flaxmeal
1/2          teaspoon salt
3/4          cups coarsely chopped pecans
1/2          cup dried blueberries
3             very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4          cup coconut oil, warm enough to be liquid
1             tablespoon agave nectar
1             teaspoon vanilla extract
Cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350°. Combine oats, coconut, flaxmeal, salt, pecans, and blueberries. Stir in bananas, oil, agave nectar and vanilla until well combined.

Press 2 tablespoons of mixture into a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter onto a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Continue with remaining mixture.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until fragrant and golden. Cool on pan.
Yield: about 15 cookies.
 I'll swap out the blues for dried cherries or cranberries..

 otherwise looks like i'm off to shop and make these this afternoon.

Grab your recipe right here 

Thursday, November 8, 2012


painting by CAROLINE age 51/2

                                                              sewing by ANNE age 8

Life Alive

Yesterday I got lost in my old neighborhood 
visiting  my favorite stops, including LIFE Alive  just before heading home.
My friend Liz brought me to this lovely organic cafe in Cambridge last spring, 
and since I have taken my fam and select friends. 
 I ordered the Harvest Smoothie (Avocado, Banana, Dates, Lemon, Kale, Chia, and Almond Milk)  and Simply Juice(Lemon, spirulina, honey, and pure water)
knowing that I'd be in the hot box within 2 hours.
 Yum and yum!
Live Alive is grassy green and way fresh and I love 
the relaxed, friendly staff and cool vibes.
NOT to be missed, the Journey Jar pictured above.. 
little scrolls of wisdom to send you on your way.