Friday, August 16, 2013

French bread on Friday! my favorite wrap!

next week holds my mother's 84th birthday!


posts from two years ago.  i didn't have many followers

back then, so i thought that i would share it today!


i know that i won't be pulling any one's leg to direct you to 




if you would like to add a delicious French touch to 

a gift, or find a fun use for this bit of  

chic bon appetit, you may download

"leur menu du jour",  HERE!

i'll be wrapping for Mom on Wednesday!

withLove!

to make butterflies!

p.s.s.  OMGoodness! the image of the yellow ranunculus!
i have been entranced by The Paris Color project and more...here!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

put on a grass skirt and some coconut oil... i promise... you will feel pretty!




about a year ago, Chrislyn said, "Mom you have to try coconut oil!"

i bought a jar, and posted about it here.  




i continued to purchase the small jars at Trader Joe's  until

Costco started to carry...



the ginormous size!

when i placed the mega jar in our cart,  Mr D said,

"what are you going to do with all of that coconut oil?"

i looked at him and said, " i can't imagine living without

coconut oil!"  



once you put on a grass skirt...
you will be ready to buy the big jar! 

pretty promise!

withLove!

p.s.  my recipe for "a grass skirt"?
...mix coconut oil with your fave sunless tanner!

Monday, August 12, 2013

market fresh...

we are at the peak of the farmers market season here in the

 Pacific Northwest!


on Saturday, Chrislyn and i visited our favorite market in downtown

Puyallup. it was a quick trip since the babies were with us and we

needed to be home for lunchtime and naps.


last week, i picked up a copy of Autumn Cottage!  i remembered seeing

 the interesting prickly flowers featured in the photo on the right

at the market last Saturday, so i was on a quest to find them again!


i found the flower vendor! she sold me three of the prickly flowers and

some Queen Anne's Lace for 2.50.  the stroller was so filled with

market fresh that Holland ended up in Ben's seat!

 Chrislyn and i took turns holding Ben as we finished our shopping.

we made it home in perfect time for lunch and naps.

after lunch, i returned home to 34th street and made a simple


deep into Summer arrangement, using the pretty mercury

glass vase that the kid's gave me for Mothers Day! i added fresh

bay leaf from the back yard to the mix and dressed it up with

one of Michele's handmade ruffled raw linen napkins, and bit of

 crystal bling!  i am loving patina of my grandmother's

plated silver through this season's transition!

time to head to the office!

here's to soaking in the last weeks of summer...

...withLove!

(p.s. if any of you know the name of the prickly
periwinkle flowers...do tell!)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

This morning, on the farm table...

...when first light...


...met candle light!

i'm learning the ways of my new little point and shoot!

happy Sunday!

withLove!