A quick round up of what I’ve been eating lately, now that spring is here. Fishwich BLT from Surdyk’s. Catfish Po-Boy from Sea Salt.  Grilled Brats (Smokehouse Stacks, Minneapolis Farmer’s Market) and Homemade Pasta Salad (Penne, Tomato, Asparagus, Balsamic, Feta) It’s been a delicious week.

Sparrow Road

This past weekend I went to a really fun Book Launch Party for my amazing grad school mentor (and dare I say, friend), Sheila O’Connor. Her newest book, Sparrow Road, is getting wonderful reviews and I can’t wait to curl up in a lawn chair and dig in. It’s geared for ages 9-12, so if […]

Baby Lux Giveaway!

photo from BabyLux You must check out Tyler’s giveaway over at BabyLux Design. She’s giving away a beautiful fabric flower, but really the best part is you can check out her adorable handmade onesie designs. AND you can vote on your favorites! The photo above is my favorite….. “Daisy Mae”, so happy!

Sorry, I’ve Been Missing….

Or actually, I’ve been weeding and writing and running and working. Not much else. But a year ago I was in New York with some amazing friends, where we walked and ate and drank and shopped and talked. I miss you New York. See you next year. And don’t forget, Art-A-Whirl is this weekend. Go […]

The Garden

Well, it’s finally planted. Well, almost. I’m waiting for some heat out there before planting the tomatoes and peppers. But in the mean time we’ve got basil, cilantro, rosemary, mint, radishes, romaine, arugula, lettuce, peas and pumpkins. My chives, parsley and strawberries all came back (yay!). Husband was kind enough to rototil the garden and add […]

Five, Part Two

Meet Go-Go. She’s a Bonsai Tree. And she’s’ beautiful. Husband gave her to me for our fifth anniversary. (Which is the wood anniversary, if you care, get it?) She’s beautiful. And I love her. I really, really, really hope i don’t kill her! Any tips?


Borrowed this from Dandelion Paperweight… Current Book(s): Just started Bossypants by Tina Fey. Can’t. Stop. Laughing.Current Playlist: Natalie Merchant’s Leave Your Sleep Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Thin Mints….. but I’m running out! Current Color: Spring Green (julie – I know!) Current Drink: Moving toward Pinot Grigio, but lemonade with fresh mint sounds great too. Current Food: […]

Mr. Happy Makes Me Happy

Thanks to Google (and Husband for pointing it out) I just learned that today would have been the 76th birthday of Roger Hargreaves. the creator of the Mr. Men characters. I started collecting the little figures when I was in Junior High and they came in the Arby’s kids meals. I have about a dozen of […]