Friday, June 29, 2012

Girl Behind the Blog

Well, I did it again. I made another video blog.
Thank you, Ashley and Nicole, for hosting yet another fun link-up.
 This months topic was "A Little More" about the girl behind the blog.
So here is a little more about me that you might not have known.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

Current Crush: Canary & Emerald

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To say that these two colors are a "crush" is a wild understatement.
I think OBSESSED is a better word.
During my trip to Nebraska, Marlene, Whitney, and I
took a day to do some shopping in Omaha.
I'm not kidding you when I say, that everything I picked out
pretty much had to do with these two colors.
I even bought one dress that displayed them both.
So this summer, you'll be seeing me in a lot of
Canary and Emerald.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Rhubarb Berry Pie

I love Rhubarb.
I never grew up eating it and as a matter of fact,
I didn't try Rhubarb until I moved to Montana.
But once I did, I fell in love.
About 2 years ago I planted a small bush in my backyard
and years later it is now taking over!
Don't get me wrong, I am happy that it is so huge...
but I now have so much Rhubarb
I don't know what to do with it all.

So I try to use it... in everything.

Like this Rhubarb Berry Pie recipe that I created.
It is so delicious and summery.
Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream
and you will be in heaven.

Rhubarb Berry Pie
1 batch of your favorite double crust pie dough recipe  
3 cups rhubarb, ends trimmed, cut crosswise
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 cup cherries
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
Pinch of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 375. Prepare the pie dough and place in your pie dish.

2. In a large bowl, toss rhubarb and berries with sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Pour into pie shell and top with lattice crust.

3. Bake until crust is lightly browned and the filling is bubbling, about 1 1/2 hours. Cool completely before serving.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Eye Poetry

I feel like I have a treat for you today.

I recently stumbled upon a blog (which is now one of my favorites) called Eye Poetry.
I absolutely love photography that is both ethereal and haunting at the same time.
Photography that captures the beauty of everyday life and makes it seem otherworldly.
The author of Eye Poetry, Irene Suchocki, quite perfectly captures those qualities through her lens. 

These pieces are of Marie Antoinette's Versailles home and her cottage home.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ruthie's Baby Shower

Saturday came and went faster than I could have imagined.
That's usually the case when your day is busy busy busy.

Busy baking and frosting a 4 layered Raspberry Cream Filled Cake,
arranging beautiful peonies in my new blue mason jars,
making fabric kites to be strung around the house...
and cleaning my house.

It was all for my dear friend Ruthie's Baby Shower
and it was so worth all the work.

Funny story...

Originally the baby shower was going to be held in my backyard.
I love parties that are outside amidst all the flowers and trees.
You don't have to do much decorating because the landscaping becomes the decoration!
So at around 5pm I started decorating.
I began to string handmade fabric kites from the trees.
I began to put the flowers out and decorate the dessert buffet tables.
It was looking gorgeous. And then, I saw it.
The gloomy grey black clouds rolling over the mountain tops. Nooooooooo!
I waited about 30 minutes, just watching them. Then the thunder began.
I sighed. I began to pack up all my hard work, piece by piece, and moved it all inside.
And thanks to Micah and Mackenzie, we were able to decorate my living room and kitchen
to look like the Garden Kite Flying Baby Shower I had envisioned.

So thank you Micah and Mackenzie for all your help and hard work.
I'm quite proud of ourselves.

And thank you Ruthie, for being such a good friend.
We love you!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

My Week in Instagrams

I hope you have a fun filled summer weekend!
I have a big day today. I'm throwing a baby shower for my good friend Ruthie!
Expect to see pictures soon.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Mount Rushmore

I have a bucket list of places I want to visit during my life.
It's an ever growing list because I always find something new that I just HAVE to go see.
Just yesterday, for example, I was watching the Dicovery Channel
and they had a special on Yosimite National Park.
I've been there numerous times, but I have never taken the trail to the top of Half Dome.
Well... after watching the special, I now HAVE to go to the top.
All that to say, I have a travel/sigh-seeing bucket list.
And on Monday I was able to cross one off my list.

Mount Rushmore

Both Micah and I loved it!

We also took some time to enjoy the view of the Midwestern Prairie Land...
which totally reminded me of Little House on the Prairie.
We even took a short detour to see a local artist's version of Stone Henge.
The artist called their adaptation "Carhenge".
It was quite a hoot! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I'm Back

I'm back from vacation... and what a wonderful time Micah and I had.
I promised that I would post today, but due to some major work catch-up that I had on my plate,
I am going post about our camping experience tomorrow. 

But don't worry, I'm not leaving you with nothing!
I wanted to share with you this lovely quote by Audry Hepburn
that I found on 3 Lambs Illustration.

Isn't that statement so true?
I think so.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Farmhouse Dinner

Happy Father's Day Weekend!

We kicked off the festivities with a family dinner last night.
My sis-in-law, Whitney and I decorated this beautiful Farmhouse Table
with flowers and ferns from the garden, vintage jadeite bowls and depression glass.
And Micah, along with his mother and brother, cooked up a delicious meal
of smoked BBQ ribs, dill potato salad, fresh greens and garlic bread.

Our vacation on the Farm has been wonderful
and we were able to spend some much needed time with family.
But sadly, this leg of the vacation must come to an end.
Tomorrow Micah and I are headed to The Black Hills for some camping time!
I'm so excited!! So be expecting to see tons of pictures on my Instagram 
and a blog post about it when we return.

See you on Thursday.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

My Week in Instagrams

One week of vacation down... 3 more days to go!
These pictures pretty much sums up our week...
Cooking, Tanning, & Shopping
Late Night Drinks,
a day trip to Omaha (Anthro!!!!)...
 and Micah just being himself on the farm again.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Current Crush - Summer Sun Tea

This vacation has really made me feel like summer is finally here.
Lounging in the sun or as I like to call it, "getting my tan on".
Tanning is so bad, I know... but I was born and raised in California.
It's in my blood to see the sun and immediately lay under it with a cool glass of sun tea in my hand.
You can take the girl out of California, but you can't take the California out of the girl.

So my current crush this week has been summer
and the endless amounts of sun tea
I will be consuming over the next 3 months.

Go check out Danielle over at Framed Frosting
who is the host of this blog link ups every week!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Alice Ferrow

Happy Wednesday.

I have some lovely art to share with you today.
I stumbled upon the artist Alice Ferrow yesterday...
as I lounged around with family after an amazing "Hanson Dinner";
a glass of wine in my hand, computer in my lap,
browsing the internet while chatting with everyone.
That's how we roll around here.

Hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


Micah and I love Montana. The beauty is breathtaking. But there is one big problem...
the shopping is somewhat lacking. Okay, maybe "somewhat" is an understatement.
Literally we have Target and TJ Max... that's is. Sigh.
Because of "my predicament" (as I like to call it),
I am ferocious at trying to find good online clothing stores.
My favorite use to be Ruche. But ever since Ruche crossed over to the dark side,
aka drastically raising their prices for no apparent reason
other than the fact that they got wildly popular,
I have been on the hunt for another favorite shopping site. 

And I found one!!!

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Flower Infused Chocolates

I'm a pretty adventurous person when it come to food.
I'll try anything once and there are few food that I dislike
(unfortunately Salmon is one of them... it reminds me of cat food). 

But back to my adventurous food eating.
I would love love love to try these flower infused chocolates created by Sucre!