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Goals for 2014

A couple weeks ago, around the time everyone was posting all their goals, resolutions and intentions for the new year, I was very busy feeling all relaxed and reflective and even, dare I say, refreshed. I had eaten and behaved fairly well over the holidays and hadn’t had any semblance […]

Comfort Food

Vegetarian Chili

Most people are looking for something a little lighter this time of year. Resolutions are still going strong and healthy choices are winning out. Despite decisions to eat healthier, the fact is our bodies are still craving warm, filling food. It’s cold outside; dreary, foggy and gloomy. And just like […]

Garden

Flower Class: Week Three

So…I broke the rules a bit this week. Instead of following the lesson, I branched off (ha!) a bit and played with an idea of my own. I’ve seen too many beautiful, dramatic floral headpieces out there and couldn’t resist trying my hand at one. It’s not often that I […]

Comfort Food

Refreshing Citrus Pavlova

I’ve been thinking a lot about this new year, making goals and everything I’d like to accomplish. I had planned to share my list of lofty ideas here sooner rather than later. And while list making and goal setting usually brings me great joy, for some reason it wasn’t doing […]

Garden

Flower Class: Week Two

Second week into my flower class, and I’m still learning a ton and loving it! This week’s lesson focused on English Garden Arrangements, which is right up my alley. Half of the items I have pinned on my Flora board are arrangements in this style. I love the loose, natural […]

Family

Oregon Coast Trip

The second day of the new year, Taylor and I took off for four days on the Oregon Coast. Our trip went like this: one little cottage on the beach. No phones. No computers. No TV (except the Blazers and Gonzaga games, obviously). No interruptions. No distractions. Just the ocean, […]