i am all out of pesto and toast… which means the end is near.

seriously.  i leave in 2 days.  and i have just enough of my favorite meal (more on that later) to get me through it.  it is like it was all perfectly planned (which… it kinda was, because i am me).  america, you ready to get me back? as i imagine everyone does, the end of […]

do they have gatekeepers here?

i didn’t know what to think.  it looked like a castle, but it was really a town.  it was a cross between bewilderment (do places like this really still exist?) and insignificance.  when you are standing next to a giant walled city, you feel pretty small and young.  these towns have survived much more than […]

show me what you got, pioneer woman

so this week’s pick a pin credit goes totally to my sissy.  she has told me many times how good this recipe is… she swears by it.  and if there is anything my sissy knows, it’s how to make your hair not frizzy, make a baby happy, and cook a good dinner. so here’s to […]

it was no green eggs and ham….

but it was authentic black forest cake and ham!  as a dedicated dessert devourer, i have desperately missed my american sweet treats.  as you can imagine, i  was thrilled to convince the hubs to drive 3 hours just for cake. saturday was, for all intensive purposes, the same as every other saturday.  we planned a […]

run dmc and a chocolate cappuccino

that is what I am surrounding myself with right now.  and it’s bliss.  this past week has been kinda crazy for me personally.  i have been up to my ears in photo editing, business plans for Songbird Photography, and webinars about developing my signature style.  when my eyes start to freeze from the computer screen, […]