Our afternoon was bathed in sunlight and peace. I had just transferred some laundry when I felt it; the dining room was all glowing and the wood floor was warm on my bare feet. I put on some Iron & Wine, who I hadn’t heard in a while, and felt blown away by Sam Beam’s… Continue reading Banana bread with Piper, Happiness Soup, and Iron & Wine in the afternoon.
We enjoyed a yummy picnic dinner and some outdoorsy time together this evening. We piled the bags of goodies into Piper’s little red wagon, which Will pulled to the park while she followed alongside on her tricycle. Once through the playground gates we saw a big soccer game set up on the field, several families… Continue reading A Picnic Dinner
Yesterday I watched this clip of Nigella Lawson cooking Elvis sandwiches—you know, mashed banana and peanut butter slathered between two slices of bread and then toasted in a buttery pan until crisp and golden brown on the outside, and all warm and gooey on the inside. Well, I made them this morning and they are… Continue reading Simple pleasures
We shared such a beautiful day together yesterday. Will woke up early to cook the thickest, most delicious heart shaped chocolate pancakes. Studded with chocolate chips, these rich pancakes reminded me of soft baked cookies, still warm from the oven. We ate them with butter and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup. Piper and… Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2015
Piper and I sat together on the edge of our favorite fountain and read A Day at the Seashore. The sound of water rushing over stone, the feeling of a cool breeze and warm morning sun against our skin brought the story to life and left us longing for our own seaside escape this weekend. Naturally, on… Continue reading A day at the beach
We all enjoyed our visit to the farmers market this morning. On our way over, we passed pumpkins, scarecrows, skeletons and ghosts on front porches and in trees. The fresh October air and spirit of the season seemed to coax many people outside today. Women carried their babies in slings on their hips as they darted… Continue reading Treasures from the farmers market
Today we made new friends who sent us home with a freshly laid egg from a hen that lives in their backyard. We also trotted home with a brown bag that held a paper plate all covered in foil, with slices of grilled eggplant (picked from the same backyard this same morning), tucked carefully inside… Continue reading Inspiration, 2.