November 2011 archive

thank goodness


We’re doing family Thanksgiving on Saturday, but I wanted to run up to the cabin today to hang out with my brother – it’s my 1st Thanksgiving home in probably 17 years, and his first without his babies since they were born. So. We trekked in with a big pot of chili and cornbread, sat […]

rose + gold


I used to do these half-moons all the time in high school when I was obsessed with 1930s movies. I also realized this morning it probably had something to do with all these long winter nights. Have you caught the manicure fever sweeping the internets?



What is it about November? So much grief and strangeness, rustling overhead in those last leaves waiting to drop. It’s as if we’re all holding our breath and stocking our burrows until the snowfall, when we can bustle and be merry with the holidays. But until then; November. Flare (excerpts) by Mary Oliver 8. The […]

Gluten Free Shortbread


Just in time for the holidays, my mama comes through with her recipe. I took this photo in the car as I ate a nice leftover shortbread breakfast!! Gluten Free Shortbread 1/2 cup brown rice flour 1/2 cup white rice flour 1/2 cup tapioca flour 2 tsp. xanthan gum 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. confectioners […]

tiny escapes


A pretty dang relaxing weekend – we’re going through some CRAZY stress right now & are trying to relax when we can. Rosemary eggs scrambled with goat cheese and roasted tomates – we miss La Note! Thrift find. A mid-century antique shop in the wilderness? And then we drove by this. & yes, we’re going […]