I'm in a creative rut, it seems. This month has been super busy with the return of some mural jobs, photo shoots, and the overlap of soccer and baseball for the boy. Apparently in my free time I'd rather read or sleep and not do much creating (or blogging) which is strange for me. It will return I'm sure. I'll just plug along and wait it out.
I think I'll show you some photos of things that are making me happy for a few days.
Today's spotlight: the return of patio fires. Hooray!
Have a good week. xo.
more springiness here.
May your eggs be chocolaty and easy to find.
May your meals be big and loud and joyful and together.
May your little ones stay out of the mud for just a photo or two.
May your cascarones be festive. and soft-ish.
May your rolls be sticky and sweet.
Have a wonderful weekend!
p.s. I think I've solved most of my technical problems. If you see anything weird, please let me know.
Last night was book club, and it was here at my house. I love my book club. Have I said that before? It's a great, diverse group of ladies. We read The Glass Castle this month and it was good- sad but interesting- but here's the part I like the best about my book club: We have a strict, NO GUILT policy. If you didn't read the book, you must come anyway. The book discussion only lasts a few minutes, and then it's on to the food and wine and girl talk. It's always a fun evening.
These dishes will have to wait. I need a shower, to run an errand, and then we're going on a lunch date with my mom!
Have a great day.
p.s. Have you seen this website? days with my father
It is terrifically beautiful and thoughtful and heartbreaking. I'm warning you. Have a box of tissues at the ready.
And here are the little crafty things we started on Friday.
I just finished the wool felt egg cozy this morning- very cute and easy**- and I want to make several more. Actually, we didn't finish the decoupaged eggs until yesterday either. (The little girls loved making these and they turned out just lovely.) As I expected, we just got too busy that day eating and drinking and making cookies to get everything done. It was such a fun afternoon!
** The cozy is not my design. My friend Adele found them in the newspaper and we worked from her little clipping; I can't find them anywhere online to give the designer credit. **
Here are the cookies we made Friday.
The chocolate wafers are a new favorite. I made them ahead of time and let the kids frost them with pastel colored powdered sugar frosting, but I saved some plain for myself. They're thin and crispy and buttery- perfect for dunking in hot coffee.
The no-bake nests are the kid favorites. They are tooooo sweet for me. Yowch. They give me those little cramps in my jaw.
Happy (bench) Monday!
Happy Friday, everybody. Today feels good.
It's a snacky kind of day. Do you ever have those days? This is my lunch. And some friends are coming over in a couple hours to make some cookies and decorate eggs and make a few little crafts. (Plus a little happy hour snacky/drinky for the moms!) And tonight we're headed out to a couple art openings so we're banking on a snacky dinner too.
I'll take photos of the crafts and cookies and show you later.
Have a great weekend!