Tuesday, June 29, 2010

the love of a clothesline...

hanging clothes on the line
is one of my little joys in life
when we moved to our
little cabin on the hill
one of the first things we did
was to get a clothesline in place
not prepared for the wind on a hill
and having "city clothespins"
i found many of my clothes laying
on the woodpile and in the lane
i began the hunt for heavy duty clothespins
during her thursday garage sale day
my bestie came through with a nice
assortment of "country clothespins"
since their use, not a piece of clothing
has been found off the line


besties...another joy in life


Monday, June 28, 2010

the many faces of addy...

this weekend we celebrated our grandgirlie


1st birthday

it was a perfect summer day

hot & breezy

big puffy clouds

 family & friends

lots of good summer food

burgers sizzling on the grill

mason jars filled with strawberry lemonade

little ones splashing in the pool

big & little playing kick ball

cake & ice cream



birthday girl

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

{{{{this moment}}}}

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you would like....play along! To see other great moments stop by soulemama


Thursday, June 10, 2010

a day on the short north...

 it began with breakfast at one of our favorite spots

they serve the BEST breakfast!

full and happy we were off to the Audobon Society
for some bird watching (and turtles too)

Columbus folks are lucky in that
the city
provides so many parks & nature centers
for people to enjoy

next....to the quaint area of short north
for shopping
short north offers a great selection
of antique & vintage shops
you can find just about anything

the arches let you know you've arrived in short north
there are rows and rows of arches!

a day at short north is not complete without a stop at

~concrete jungle~

in the middle of the city is a wonderful little
patch of color and greenery

we then loaded into petey
(yes her little red car has a name)
and headed to dublin for lunch

we decided on The Dublin VillageTavern for
a few reasons...
we like the food, the outdoor seating & the service

I'm missing in this picture because I was next door
doing some shopping at the local yarn shop

it was a most fun day in the city
a trip that we take over and over and over


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

simple beauty...

~oakleaf hydrangea~

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

it's cookie tuesday!

for the knitting group today, i made coconut macaroons

the recipe is from Barefoot Contessa "Family Style"

they are a breeze to make as there are only

5 ingredients

i changed them up a bit by

adding a drizzle of chocolate and


maraschino cherry



Monday, June 7, 2010

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it's a great way to meet other bloggers!

thanks to Erin @ dropped stitches

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cause it's the nice thing to do


toasty handwarmers...

this wonderful pattern comes from

A Friend To Knit With

it is a fun and easy pattern

* my completed toasty's*

(thanks babs for being my hand model)

i used akapana yarn with size 7 needles using magic loop
they took a bit more than one skein

read about akapana yarn

*thanks to Leslie for sharing such a fun pattern*

Friday, June 4, 2010

{{{{this moment}}}}

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

it's cookie tuesday!

our knitting group meets every tuesday
at the library
along with knitting & crocheting
we have cookies & tea
this week
i made
mexican hot chocolate cookies
to share with our group
it's a martha recipe
it can be found here