Sunday, February 28, 2016


Halušky is a Polish dish skillet dish that has onions, (vegetarian) ground beef, cabbage and egg noodles - kind of like hamburger helper and totally delicious!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

juice boy

When I babysit my neighbor's son Nathan, within 5 minutes of getting here he wants to get out the juicer and go crazy - he drinks everything he makes

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

chex mix style

Dad had me make him a mega-batch of my secret recipe Chex Party of my techniques is tossing the ingredients in a paper bag - this batch was so heavy I needed a milk crate reinforcement for the mixing process

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

items international

I have  small collection of vintage vinyl raincoats with cotton lining - found this beauty Monday at the Traverse City Goodwill. Brand: Items International

Monday, February 15, 2016

house beautiful

my Detroit friends Greg & Amy were up last weekend and stayed at their friends' farmhouse in Bear Lake, MI - the house was one of the most beautifully furnished I've seen up here

they had beautiful art on the walls

the living room

cute little shed

they had several out buildings - this was was completely furnished as an 'extra' little house

beautiful barn

they made delicious pot pie with shark cut out

Thursday, February 11, 2016

my new hat

my friend Kat hand dyes a variety of wools, and I purchased this gorgeous hat that she knit - an incredibly soft, beautifully patterned alpaca wool slouchy beanie

Monday, February 8, 2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

RIP Maurice

Listen to some Earth, Wind & Fire today 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

holiday house

I have some neighbors who go crazy decorating their house for every holiday - here is their Valentine's Day decor.  This photo does not do it justice, but it is pretty spectacular.  I admire people who go to this length to decorate, as it is as much for other people, and strangers at that, as it must be for their own pleasure.  Good karma.