I needed some business photos to showcase my newly re-designed business blog. I thought the pictures from our trip to Napa in 2011 might work: Like this one: First, I turned it into a sepia tone, and then added some compelling text: In between there were days, weeks and months that I spent re-sizing the [...]
Be helpful (helful). A sign of your creativity? When you give us candy, and ice cream. Another good tip? Let us make our own calendars. And especially — show your appreciation for origami.
It seems all I have time for this last few weeks of school, is to snap this picture. I’ve been admiring this gardening “accident” for a few days now. This was a happy accident…we planted some peony bushes a few years back in pure white. And then last year, as the peony bush grew so [...]
As you drove away, I couldn’t help but remember, how you used to pretend you were a superhero, and ride around in the back seat of this very same car.
Every year, I find something like this laying around. The list. The big grand ideas. This list — better than any Mother’s Day gift…it’s priceless: Allow me to interpret: Ideas for mothers day: Diamonds Emeralds Rose — connected to origami dress Smarties Chocolate Radishes (Ratishes!) Poached egg…. maybe Barrett
There will be a fifth grade graduation this year — and an 8th grade one. God bless the mother who is willing to put together a video of the enitre fifth grade. She wants three pics of my fifth grader (What day, was it, exactly, that he grew up, she asked with a sting in her [...]
The process of drying sourdough has been, in a few words — aromatic (what is that smell, that is somehow — appealing?!) interesting, easy and fascinating. It all started by smearing some of my vibrantly healthy French sourdough starter on parchment paper,and just letting it sit and literallydry- out until all moisture was gone, and [...]
When the big boys were little, I took them to a clay class at the community recreation center about once a week. The girl who taught the class was a vivacious Italian, who spoke with a bit of broken English sometimes. She was so delightful, and the boys loved it when she would let them [...]
I love it when he gets an idea in his head. He grabs a stack of paper, and his favorite artist tool of choice, The Sharpie… and he goes to work, flinging page after page, working straight through lunch… until he gets it JUST right.
Remember that day when the sun kissed the earth all day long, while the wind stirred up the chill from the winter, and turned all the dead things gold?
This, story, I’m afraid, will stir up some vengeance within your kind, loving spirit. I’m sorry for that, and after reading this, you will have every right to those feelings. But, just know, I have overcome all of it — none of this causes me sorrow or pain any longer. As a little girl, I wanted long [...]
The dead of winter usually bothers me — a lot. Normally, it truly hurts to see all of that green sucked right out of those blades of grass, the vibrant canopy of leaves sucked right off the trees, as if the trees were literally dying of thirst. Broken, brittle branches scattered across the earth [...]
This morning, I found just a few halves of plastic eggs in front of the lake house. Void of candy, just wet enough inside to keep a blade or two of gold grass stuck to the inside of the shell. The grass here doesn’t have a shade of green yet — still golden brown. But [...]
When I wake up in the dark hours of the morning, it is the thought of that steamy hot cup of tea that gently coaxes my feet out from the covers and onto the floor. If I hurry, I can take my first sip, in silence, before the mayhem starts. It’s not that the boys [...]
Hurry Up! Go into your browser, your attic, wherever they are — and find those old Easter Pics — scan them, print them — whatever… frame them in white or silver frames, and and put them on display for your Easter Table.
If kids could really think of what to say when they get home from school, and we fill the air with questions, they would respond like the White Rabbit: “i could tell you my adventures from the beginning from this morning, but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because i was a different person [...]