I began my canning education as soon as I started gardening. Armed with my Complete Book of Home Preserving, I canned anything and everthing I could. Now I only can my favorites, among them Dilled Pickled Green Beans, Spicey Garlic Pickles, various jams, salsa, peaches, pumpkin, apple pie filling, relish, and of course Homemade KETCHUP. Once […]
The girls and I decided to throw an end of summer tea party in the garden. We invited a bunch of friends from the neighborhood and everyone pitched in. The result: a relaxing afternoon with good company and good food. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow” Audrey Hepburn Sheela ROSE […]
In the midst of all the mom- guilt, self- doubt, feelings of inadequacy, worry, and sleep deprivation, I wanted to share a redeeming moment that happened in the middle our son’s third month. A breastfeeding story. I had errands to run in North Tacoma and so I packed up the boy, grabbed our diaper […]
In honor of baby boy turning one month old, I wanted to share his birth story. It is by far the most personal post I have ever written, but I really wanted to do it. The reason being: I am SUPER PROUD. I’m proud of my wife, my baby, and of course myself. I knew […]
Preparing the nursery for baby’s arrival was such a sweet distraction during pregnancy. We agreed (easily) that the theme would be a tasteful Harry Potter one, and it came together so seamlessly. We found pieces here and there that we fell in love with or had collected over the years. Now, it is our favorite room […]
We have waited the arrival of this sweet boy for months on end. His mama is my dear cousin, Tawny (travel writer, blogger, shopping partner) and she and her husband, Christopher welcomed this little nugget into the world six weeks ago. Since “four-week-old photoshoot” doesn’t have the same ring to it as “newborn” we are […]
My beautiful, talented, sweet cousin Tawny is having a baby boy. Here is a glimpse into her special day!