November 16, 2014


Last month, I joined forces with Twig Creative to host an event. Twig launched their new “knotical – origami nesting boat” with the cutest play date activities and opportunity to play with the boat, and I used my home combined with MEND juicery and friends to have a FEED supper. I LOVE what the FEED mission is working hard to accomplish – it is such an unbelievable difference around the world between those who are starving and those of us who are blessed in abundance.

We were worried about the weather for weeks leading up to this event – here in Utah, the last few days of October can expose themselves with sun or snow.


…those are all the styles/feelings/words i had in mind when i briefly redecorated our home for November. not to offend thanksgiving {or any of you!}, but i’ve never been a big fan of traditional thanksgiving/fall/november decor. maybe this is why i like to go straight from halloween decor to christmas. ???

although we have one christmas tree up, i still wanted to focus on the month feeling cozy, and natural. a very inviting home. with a neutral color palette.

so, i kept things very simple. using pine cones, birch logs, plants, furry blankets, and… more pine cones. take a look:

a few of these items you can add to your homes by one walk in nature,


falling into november…

November 1, 2012

there are times when i sit down to write a blog-post, and everything comes together so easily. the photos, the words, the theme – thoughts are quickly captured and slide into words for you to easily understand. then, at other times, i spend days thinking and thinking and thinking about how to share what i’m thinking about…

i am stunted by a brain that’s working faster than speech allows, so i just stop. and stutter, and i don’t make any sense.

there’s so much I want to write, and i’m stuttering a bit.

our post-hurricane weather has been calm, sunny skies. yet, our town is a bit of a mess.


our spooky home…

October 25, 2012

i am going to keep this post quick but passionate. because i feel like as i look through my posts lately, i’ve been wordy.


think midnight caffeine-induced-spooky-home-tour ramble.

ready? go…

{i handcut bandnit masks for our cherubs out of black construction paper. naughty little babes.}

{these haunted houses – make me smile.}

{that giraffe?! darling, right???}

from now till the end of the year, it’s blessed madness… starting with sunlight that fades around 5:30pm. i started stocking apple cider (for my myla –


bite-size apple pies

October 30, 2011

we have lots of apples around here since visiting the orchard, so we put a few more to use today with this recipe…

you will need:

1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 pkg. (14.1 oz..} refrigerated pie crust
3 tbsp. melted butter, melted
2 medium tart apples: peeled, cored, and sliced

pre-heat your oven to 425 degrees.

in a bowl, combine the apple slices, sugar and cinnamon; use 3/4 of your sugar mix on the apples.
save the rest to sprinkle on the tops before baking.

unroll the pre-made pie crust.


honeypot hill orchards

October 27, 2011

hay rides + caramel apples + hot apple cider + homemade cider donuts {ah, heaven.} + feeding furry friends + running through a hedge maze + we walked up and down rows of apple trees, picking as we pleased = the most splendid afternoon at the orchard!

…it was about thirty minutes out of our way,