Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Shnouty shnout...

A favorite moment captured last night.
Look at that cute shnouty shnout, she's totally hamming it up.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Healing through the earth

Powerful and thought-provoking words of wisdom from Paul Stamen.


I have found in my work with plants as not only food, but medicine, that mycology is showing itself to be more and more important to the health and wellness of both humans and then environment.
Powerful and potent, I have seen wonderful healing resulting from using different fungi as part of or as a whole healing modality.

Now, if we can just learn how to listen and continue to stay in that flow, imagine the possibilities?

A walk with my favorites and a poem

When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse

to buy me, and snaps his purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox;

when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,

I want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering; what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?

And therefore I look upon everything as a brotherhood and a sisterhood, and I look upon time as no more than an idea, and I consider eternity as another possibility,

and I think of each life as a flower, as common as a field daisy, and as singular,

and each name a comfortable music in the mouth tending as all music does, toward silence,

and each body a lion of courage, and something precious to the earth.

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it’s over, I don’t want to wonder if I have made of my life something particular, and real. I don’t want to find myself sighing and frightened or full of argument.

I don’t want to end up simply having visited this world.

-Mary Oliver

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Went for a couple of walks, it was so spring-like today. It was amazing!

Worked on a custom piece for a friend that I did a trade with.

Made an awesome pizza for dinner (with homemade crust of course!). It was amazing, even if it did take forever for the dough to rise.

Am seriously considering getting a real tattoo. But first I've got to find the right person to do it and save up my pennies.

I want cupcakes.

Sheer awesomeness, I know.
What did you do today?

Walking at sundown

We went for a walk at sunset.

The color was beyond amazing, stretching out as far as it could reach and throwing neon along the horizon.

The warm air was starting to cool as it came off the ocean waters and we were happy.

Its hard not to feel loved in the presence of such beauty in nature, it reminds me that we are all of one consciousness.

So remember to be kind, be happy and do everything with love...

Monday, February 20, 2012

Just arrived home from a long weekend of snowboarding with the bf.
We sort of forgot that it was a holiday weekend, therefore didn't quite anticipate all the people that would be enjoying the mountain with us, but we sure had a wonderful time!
We visited friends and then went riding all day and even at night (which I had only done once before on a smaller mountain).
We even had some fun laughing at old ski suits...
Who ever thought a one piece was a good idea?!?
(really wishing he actually rocked that bad boy in daylight!)

The sunset from the lift and top of the mountain was so beautiful, we could see all the way to Burlington!

Such a good weekend!
I kind of wish we were still there.

How was your weekend?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

It seems to be a morning mostly without words...

Monday, February 13, 2012

First of all,
I want a goat.
And this video just makes me want one more.

Beyond cute, right?!?
Oh goodness, I die!

This weekend was a friends birthday, so we did some celebrating.
She liked the purple leg warmers I made her, which was good.
(she told me about how she had some when she was younger that she literally lived in...)

Also, I made banana bread using this recipe.
It makes 2 loaves, which is good because the first one is pretty much gone.
Most of it was devoured yesterday hoping it would bring me out of my funk.
I think it helped a little... Until I realized how much I ate.

Anyway, it is so good.
I'm eating some right now!
And now I am off to bake some bread and do a little felting,
although, I can't, for the life of me, find my good scissors since I moved!
I looked for about 2 hours yesterday and it is driving me nuts!
Let's hope I find them today, shall we?!?

Until another day...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Genius and Sarcasm

I like to wake up and see green things first thing in the morning.
I like to be able to look out the window and see the trees.

Last night the fire alarm went off at 4 a.m., not sure what was up with that!?!
My alarm is connected to my neighbors, so I wonder if they did something... Still trying to understand what someone might be doing at that time anyway. It's also nice to know that it took the fire squad 20 minutes to get the 100 yards to this building, good job fellas (that is total sarcasm)... Obviously my neighbors are geniuses and obviously me being woken up at 4 in the morning brings out my sarcasm. Oh, and it's trying to snow here, but really mother nature is just making a wet mess.

Anyway, I'm rather excited because it's looking like the boy-f and I are going snowboarding next weekend, woohoo!!! Can't wait, I'm beyond excited... And I'm going to try to actually get more photos this time. As for this weekend, we are celebrating a birthday tonight and then I have a bunch of work I need to get done.

So, happy Saturday y'all!
Make it a good one!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012


I am a fan of body art and self expression,
may it be piercing
(within reason, I have definitely seem some that I just don't get...),
dyed hair,
or tattoos.
I have many friends with one, some or all of these things.
I have gone through phases with some of these things.

But I have never really felt like the type of person who would get a tattoo,
as much as I can and do appreciate them,
it just didn't feel like me...
Until recently.

I have been doing quite a bit of sketching lately.
Well, acutally it is something that I have always done,
but lately I am finding my work to look more and more like it would be appealing as a tattoo.

So the other day, while procrastinating,
I started to doodle on my arm.

This is what I came up with.

I think I like it.
Yay for sharpie markers!

So I don't know if I will actually go through with this one,
I am worried that I might get sick of it
or critical (as I am so with all of my work),
but it feels good at the moment.

Actually, I think that the first thing I would get would be two thin, green or green/blue
hand drawn lines going around the top of my forearm
(you can kind of see the beginning to the right of the tattoo)
I have wanted this for a while.
Simple and looks nice.
So maybe I will start with that,
although I am undecided about whether I would get them all the way around like my original idea because I kind of like the way they look meeting up with the base of this tattoo design.

Anyway, do you have any ink?
Did you draw it yourself?
Are you happy with the decision to permanently decorate yourself?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Someones hat is almost done!

Looking good, he knit it with earflaps and then added a pom pom! Now it just needs the flannel lining and this will be the raddest hat ever! I wonder what his next project will be?

I sure do like a boy who knits!

On Monday my friend Katrin came up from the city with her pups for a visit.
It was such a beautiful day out, downright balmy!
We went to Good Harbor Beach and the dogs were so happy to run around, chase each other and the squeaky ball...

I feel like it has been too long since we've gotten together!
We went for some tea and lunch at the tea shop in town, so nice.

Katrin is a very talented singer/songwriter,
you can listen to some of her songs here.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A little glimpse...

Into things emerging from my world.

Monday, February 6, 2012


Just in time...
Hold it near and dear to your heart,
a gift from one soul to another.
A way to always be close to nature.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Good morning!

It sure feels like spring here today.
This morning all the songbirds were out and about chattering away,
such a lovely sound!
I adore birdsong.

My new home is a different setting from the cottage in the woods where I was before.
There were many, many birds there...
I brought my feeders with me and hope that they will find me here.

This morning I am listening to a mix of great music on pandora
and then will head out to do a little thrifting with my sister.
But until then, I will be drinking my tea, enjoying my music and having some quality cuddle time with the little Posey bird and of course Veda, too!

I hope you have a sunshiny day!

Friday, February 3, 2012

If you are brave enough to say "good bye",
life will reward you with a new "hello".

-Paulo Cohelo

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Fuck YEAH boys who knit!!!

This is all.