fresh card

A family friend just had rather major surgery and I wanted to send along some good wishes to him while he heals.

Today is Monday and that means a fresh start! This week we plan to:

1. Assess the child’s clothing situation to see what fits, what doesn’t, what’s needed before it’s Back to School;

2. Head down to Jungle Jim’s International Market and IKEA. Not because we really need to but because it’s always fun to pick up exotic ingredients at great prices and, well, why do you need a reason to go to IKEA?;

3. Take kittens to vet for spay & neuter! Not going to be fun for anyone involved but we understand the importance of having this done!


sunday lunch

after a gorgeous morning thunderstorm that was nice and windy but a little too short, we got started on watching some Olympics coverage. now it’s time for a quick double decker BLT lunch with yellow tomatoes from the neighbor’s garden.


favorite things

this isn’t a note or a meal or even a craft but there are a few products i use every day that make life easier and that i completely love:

This Laid Back Dish Brush from Full Circle (mine was purchased at Earth Fare, Centerville) makes washing dishes fun and responsible! It’s composed of bamboo and the compostable plastic Bonterra. The brush heads are replaceable and the bristles are also composed of recycled materials!

This Calphalon covered frying pan is my favorite pan. (Purchased at Target) The only drawback, after a couple of years, is that the silicon handle spins around the stainless steel handle. But I still use this pan almost every day!

This Bodum coffee press! I have both the 12 oz and the 34 oz versions…the small one is for weekdays and the large one gets used on weekends or for overnight cold-brewed coffee. (I got both of mine from Target but back when they only had black!)

Love having these products to use each day!