Monday, March 30, 2009
We received our first box from 'Door to Door Organics' (click on title above to go to their website) and had such a great weekend eating and cooking with the fresh produce. Some highlights include.... a flavorful hash with the carrots, strawberries and yogurt for b-fast, and 2 loaves of zucchini bread. Tonight it will be either stuffed/baked acorn squash or a cauliflower cheesy casserole, yummm! What did you make/bake this weekend?
Friday, March 27, 2009
Check out their blog '3191,' soooo inspiring
This will be my gardening bible this spring/summer.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Images from Domino
The world’s most widely consumed beverage, all tea comes from the tropical plant known as Camellia Senensis. The tea plant grows best in a warm climate with long sunlit days, cool nights and an abundance of rainfall. Tea plants grow at altitudes ranging from sea level to 7,000 feet and on latitudes as far north as Turkey and as far south as Argentina. The best tea grows at higher altitudes and many bushes can be cultivated for over 100 years. Tea bushes cover about six million acres of the earth and are harvested every week during the almost year-long growing season. The following information provides further information on the colorful history of this fascinating drink.
The Origins and History of Tea
The tea story started in China around 2750 BC. During this time, the tea plant was found to have a number of medicinal properties. Legend says that an Emperor by the name of Shen Nung was sitting in the shade of a wild tea tree, boiling some drinking water, when a breeze blew a few leaves from the tree into the pot and gave the water a flavor that he found delicious. He experimented further and found it to have medicinal properties, as well as a pleasing flavor. He urged the Chinese people to cultivate the plant for the benefit of the entire nation. Over time, he has become the Legendary Father of Tea.
*Information from marktwendell.com
Thursday, March 19, 2009
On a rather lonely business trip to NYC 2 yrs. ago, I found myself spending the evening wondering the 'Anthropologie' at Rockefeller Plaza.... and there I discovered this book "The New Eighteenth Century Style: Rediscovering a French Decor." I bought it immediately just based on the cover and without even opening it up! Since then, it has been a true and constant source of design inspiration, I absolutely love it! Because there are so many great images, I decided to start from the front and work my way back. Here are a few images to begin with, enjoy!
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
I was so inspired, I decided to create my own inspiration board from my wedding, now it is not nearly as chic and lovely as 'snippet's'.....but I like it!
First three boards from snippet and ink, my wedding photography by Klea McKenna with Quiet Eye Photography
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
The 2nd book was also a gift from my adorable husband, and was one I had heard about for awhile, "The Art of Racing in the Rain." I LOVED this book, and could not get through a chapter without crying. The story is narrated from the dogs' perspective and begins on the eve of the dogs death and tells the story of his life with his family. Such a wonderfully tender, heart-felt book!
The last book, which I just finished over the weekend was "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle." This is a novel that is very much an 'American Classic.' It tells the story of Edgar, a young boy who cannot speak and is raised on his family's farm where they breed dogs. It is everything you hope a great work of fiction to be.... When I was home in bed with a fever for 6 days this winter I had a chance to catch up on my Oprah, and she announced on her show that she will be producing this book into a movie. So read it now and then see how the movie compares!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The “NeXus” mission is to provide an opportunity for the artistic interaction between the University and the surrounding community characterized by choreographic diversity and innovation. Solos, duets, group works and dance for the camera are all part of this unique concert. Choreographers selected for the 2009 “NeXus” performance include CU students Nicole Dagesse, Stephanie Kobes, Josselyn Levinson, Tara Rynders and Abigail Wallace, and community artists KC Chun-Manning, Jennifer Golonka, Hannah Kahn, Matt Lindstrom, Kim Olson, Mary Wohl Haan and Lynda White.
“NeXus” promises an unforgettable performance from a cross-section of selected community and university-based choreographers. This is a diverse performance you won’t want to miss!!
*I'm performing in the work of Jennifer Golonka and Lynda White, come see me dance!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Photos from: (In order) Elle Decor, Country Living, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Country Living
Anything by Method is fabulous! And, you can't beat the price point and availability!
I first discovered 'Caldrea' when I worked for Anthropologie a few years back, and love their unique scents, especially when they had 'rose tobacco'.....sigh. The linen spray is the best!