Monday, August 6, 2012

a healthy reminder {week five} ... au marche'... shop the local farmers' markets...

 market day!


the best freshest of the season!

The Pike Place Market

i was born and raised in a city that boasts one of the best farmers' markets in the
country. it's an amazing shopping experience, however, during the tourist season,
the place is packed, not to mention, i now live about 25 miles away!

Puyallup Farmers' Market

our local communities host farmer's markets once or twice a week,
usually on Saturday. the best one, is nearby, in a town called Puyallup!
(Pew~al~up!)
this year they are celebrating their 30th year.

Chrislyn, Holland, Mr D and i visited the market Saturday morning.


(a little pre-shopping play at the swing with Grandpa.)


Chrislyn loves cooking fresh for her family!
 (a new baby boy is due the first part of December.)
we're so excited!


nothing better than fresh herbs! they smell marvelous, and make pretty kitchen bouquets!


i need to call Chrislyn to get her recipe for roasted beets...


me..."honey, look at all of the beautiful egg plant!"


a little voice softly says... "egg plant"...

me...did she say egg plant?"

Mr D..."she said egg plant !"

do you think she would say it again? NOT

Holland will eat almost every vegetable. she is not fond of potatoes.

maybe that's a good thing!

she LOVES berries! any kind! right now blueberries and blackberries
are in season! YUM!

we need to eat healthier so we
can watch our grands grow up!
(Holland and Baby Boy One are additional healthy reminders!)

withLove.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

another use for those crazy wine corks...

i want to share one of my favorite vendors with you.

Miss B!... at Besotted Brand
she has a blog, a shoppe and also an ETSY shoppe.

occasionally she will offer unmounted stamps at a reduced price. 
i love most everything she does, so when i had the opportunity to purchase her
entire mini monogram collection at the unmounted deal price, i jumped on it!

when the monogram initials arrived,  i thought...how cool would it 
be to mount them onto some of  our wine corks?


such a perfect "pairing"!


i poured a glass of  Cabernet  and went to work!


i just used a little touch of tacky glue!


i am finally able to attend one of your parties!  i'm so excited!


pop some champagne!

salute!


withLove!


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2028? Go Holland!

while Missy F. and Allison S. were collecting shiny 

medals for swimming in London town...

Holland and Daddy are ready for her first swimming lesson!

...there was new kid in the pool!
 (her Mama signed her up for lessons awhile ago.) the timing,
a sweet coincidence, given the current events
in the sports world! 


Daddy held on! she loved every minute of it!

she started walking a week ago...

...now it's time to swim! 

Go team U.S.A.!

withLove.

(the U.S. Olympic diving trials were held here
in June! these are pretty special waters.)