Archives for the Month of September, 2009

New Favorite Skirt

Those of you who know me have already seen this skirt about 100 times, because I’ve been practically living in it this summer.  There’s a reason for that.  It is comfortable, the perfect shade of yellow, and it has held up remarkably well. Remember these two skirts?  Well, this was from that batch, and it […]

Happy Autumnal Equinox

I live in the south and it is hot.  Really hot.  But I really want it to be fall.  This time of year has me making things like pumpkin custard with the optimism that the cooler days will come eventually.  Usually, just when I think I just can’t handle the heat any longer, it gets […]


After spending The Boy’s first few weeks of school being very productive, I decided that I needed to slow down and start taking care of myself; something I have been neglecting these past five years.  I feel like my life has been on fast-forward, especially these past two years, and I have been having a […]


Years ago The Daddy Monkey used to make crepes with chocolate sauce for me when I worked nights.  I’ve been thinking of them a lot lately, and I decided to whip some up. I do not own any teflon anymore, so I needed the right pan. I know it’s completely ridiculous to buy a special […]

The Day the Yarn Gods Smiled Upon Me

We had a lovely rainy Saturday.  After The Girl and I had a nap, I decided to head over to the Goodwill to look for some desperately needed clothes, and some new shelves for my fabric stash.  I did not find any clothes or shelves, but I did stumble upon the mother lode of yarn […]


Now that The Boy is in school and have more than three minutes a day to rest my brain, I have been spending more time on nurturing my creative spirit.  I read The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly and it’s been an amazing inspiration.  I cannot say enough good things about this book.  […]

Steak au Poivre

Last Saturday, I cooked a steak for the very first time. Romantic Dinner for Two Harthill Farm Cabernet Sauvignon New York Strip Steak au Poivre Organic Green Beans Ina’s Potatoes Organic Spinach and Romaine Salad with Fig Vinaigrette Ghirardelli Twilight Delight Chocolate I was curious to try the method from Julia and Jacques Cooking at […]

My feet are up. Literally.

The second week of school is over, and it was exhausting.  After The Boy got lost three times at school, he was reassigned to a new teacher.  I love her.  She is amazing, and perfect for my Boy. So I spent the first few weeks of school running around like a crazy person, getting stuff […]