Saturday, November 26, 2011


"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity... It turns problems into gifs, failures into success, the unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." - Melodie Beattie.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Gorgeous Food Blog 2

Roost, this blog also has beautiful pictures, but the food ideas are so unique. There are food gift ideas, entertaining ideas and healthy recipes. Everything is about this blog is just done so well.

So Grateful for All the Gorgeous Food Blogs

Spoon Fork Bacon, besides the incredible pictures, the recipes are very clever and look delicious.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Sister

What can I say, she has been my rock for the past few years and without her, the kids and I probably would not function.

I am forever grateful for you Marianne.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

My Parents

They hold my children.

They are willing to play pretty much anything with my children.

I am so grateful for my parents, I could never express how much they mean to me. I had a wonderful childhood filled with a lot of love and a lot of laughs. No matter what heartbreak came along we never forgot as a family how lucky we are to have each and to never take ourselves too seriously.

My Mother is a very intelligent woman with an incredible strength about her.

My Father is extremely smart too, but he is also one of the most generous and kind people I know.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I can't stop looking at this picture by Sandy Skoglund, "Revenge of the Gold Fish". Isn't that what art is supposed to do , make you linger?

via Kirtsy

Sunday, November 6, 2011


My Ryan, my youngest by 10 minutes, is 10 years old also. Ryan is this child who not only challenges me the most but he also surprises me the most. He is very artistic and creative. He can dance, sing, write and make incredibly elaborate Lego creations. Ryan has this very unique personality and he not afraid to be himself, which I admire.

Saturday, November 5, 2011


Ethan, technically my second born but only by 10 minutes, is 10. I am so incredibly grateful for Ethan, besides being very smart, he is a charmer. He is extremely good looking and athletic (only a mother's modest opinion). He will be the one I will have to protect from all girls. People are naturally attracted to Ethan because he is quiet and sensitive and good. He just has this innate kindness about him.

Friday, November 4, 2011


I am so grateful for my son Clayton, my oldest, 13, yikes. He is so intelligent. It's like he this old, wise soul who really just seems to have the ability to understand people and complex situations. Plus he loves to cook with me!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


It's November which to me means time to remember to be thankful for all the blessings in my life.

I am going to try to post a picture everyday of all the wonderful blessings in my life.

I Heart This Kitchen

Central island & breakfast nook contemporary kitchen

This kitchen is so light and airy. I would love to entertain and cook with my boys in this space.

Oak boards range hood contemporary kitchen

Bay window kitchen nook contemporary kitchen

Access to backyard contemporary kitchen

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Flight of the Frenchies

I saw this over at Black Eiffel and I could stop watching it even though I am deathly afraid of heights and was getting a bit queasy. I can't wait to watch the whole film. These guys are amazing.

I Believe I can Fly ( flight of the frenchies). Trailer from sebastien montaz-rosset on Vimeo.