Saturday, July 30, 2016

sky study #151

a spectacular pink sunrise over the farm July 27, 2016

Friday, July 29, 2016

best brownie

the only brownie recipe you ever need is the one on the inside of the Baker's Unsweetened Chocolate box - truly the most delicious brownies I've ever had

Thursday, July 28, 2016

side turkey leg

a morning DTL compliments of Timothy

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

hello friend

a grey tree frog has taken up residence in the well down by the big barn.  He's really cute - did you know tree frogs can change their color in seconds, and FREEZE in the Winter?

Best scratch-off ever - bought this yesterday and naturally, lost $1

Monday, July 25, 2016

'lil fruity

Berry harvest from the orchard - clockwise from top left: black currants, raspberries and blueberries, red currants, gooseberries

Sunday, July 24, 2016

focaccia time

red grape and fennel seed focaccia

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Friday, July 22, 2016

driving style

Mom's awesome driving outfit: clip-on sunglasses, red totes LL Cool J hat

Thursday, July 21, 2016

books 'n togs

Thrift haul: vintage children's books

stripey cowl or $0,49, yellow preppy dress by 'Avon Fashions' and my favorite color kelly green chino shorts 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

kwande tijger

I am crazy about the Glödande collection by Belgian designer Walter van Beirendonck for IKEA - got these two storage boxes when I was in Detroit earlier this week

Friday, July 15, 2016

tough and toothsome

In pursuit of whatever the dogs believed was under the back porch, Max & Cozy proceeded to eat the siding off of the corner of the house

Thursday, July 14, 2016

sky study #149

Post-storm cloud that resembles a mountain - looking South from the Leelanau Peninsula, Friday, July 8th 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016


Jeremiah, the newest Boss Mouse staff member.  He's 14, smart and funny, and a great worker.  He loved the mouse hat and wore it the whole work day.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 3, 2016

sky study #148

a giant marshmallow cloud over the big barn

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Summer thrift bargains

The Vegetarian Epicure is one of the original, iconic vegetarian cookbooks that was published in 1972.  It contains a beautiful forward all about the virtue of a vegetarian diet, which at the time was revolutionary.  The cookbook itself if full of overly cooked, 1970s style recipes, but I was so happy to find it for $2. 

Levi's boot cut 515s, red chinos, and a seersucker-lined light jacket
Grand total: $7.95

Friday, July 1, 2016

the loom is your big toe

I have retained a weird crafting talent from my youth: I know how to make perfect, 1970s macrame plant hangers