Here, There, and Everywhere

Inspiration can come at the most surprising times, from a variety of places. An idea takes seed, and in the right conditions, can flourish. What are those conditions? Who is to say? For me, it varies but usually requires a combination of space, time, and heart. Space to tumble around and gain momentum, time to plan and accomplish,  and a […]

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My Favorite Kind of Evening

If you have littles, you know how hard it can be to make plans ahead of time.   The best laid plans are easily derailed by a runny nose or a meltdown brought on by a missed nap.  My good friends understand this, so we are all fans of the last-minute plans.  One example, that is quickly […]

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Cheers to “Fewer Tensions”

Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance. ~Benjamin Franklin Things have been a crazy here lately, so posts have taken a back seat.  They are always a little crazy… okay… a lot crazy, but this month has been a rough one.  I spent May with sick children, house guests, […]

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Another Victory for Wellington

My Brother-in-law is in town this weekend, which always means that we will be eating well.  Since we were celebrating his birthday, we chose to open something fabulous: a 2005 Wellington Victory Reserve.  This is a super special bottle of wine.  Wellington Vineyards has only done six Reserves in the last seventeen years.  They only […]

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Weekends are for Wellington

I have been trying to cook Vegetarian more…about 3 nights a week.  Organic/grass fed meats are really expensive, and I believe that eating less meat is better for my health and better for the planet.  But after three veggie meals in a row, my hubby was begging for meat.  His entire “request” list from the […]

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