Shattered Glass

I’m pretty sure this self-reliant, tough-as-nails farm chic is the only thing I fought for, other than shared custody of my kiddos, in my divorce settlement.. I found this gorgeous 100 year old etching by Georges Laugee at an antique store with my then husband, early in my adult life..Even then, ensconced in the naiveté…

Of Grandpas, Gatherings, & Gratitude

This month has taken a lot of personal strength and fortitude. I fought off a horrible six week illness during the busiest time of my year, the art business has careened head-first into a paradigm shift this year with retail shopping habits shifting to online venues, and I’ve had to put on a whole new…

Ahhh the Joy of Almond Nest Cookies

I don’t know about y’all, but November 1st is the most dangerous day of the year for this mama…After a frenzied night of putting costumes together, face-painting, chasing your kids from door to door, diving after sugar-addled little ninjas, just bound and determined to get hit by a car on their race to the next…

Follow the Autumn Wind

This. Just this. I spent this beautiful fall morning on the farm with my boys, just breathing, doing farm chores, harvesting the last of our summer vegetable garden, sharing the abundance with the critters, picking through leaves along the creek bed to make a quick fall craft, and finally cooking up some amazing brussel sprouts…

Health Nut Banana Chocolate Muffins

So after my escapades in pursuit of the perfect Paleo pumpkin harvest bars last week, I decided to go back to the kitchen and come up with something even better and less leafy looking (see pumpkin post about the crazy effects of sun butter) for my sweet, spice-laden cravings for fall baked goods. These dark…

Pumpkin-Head Demos How to Paint a Watercolor Teal Pumpkin

The Teal Pumpkin Project So before I delve into entertaining you with the story behind my nickname, I wanted to use this opportunity to bring attention to the #TealPumpkinProject. I stumbled upon the hashtag after I had already finished this series of Teal Pumpkin Watercolor paintings, but I found it so timely, and a worthy…

Scrumptious Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Harvest Bars

First let me get this disclaimer off my chest, and then you can proceed with/alter this recipe as you choose: *That blustery fall day you decide to hone in on your food blogger skills and develop the BEST.DANG.PUMPKIN.BARS.EVER. ..they are light, fluffy, delicious, and super healthy, so you broadcast the pics and recipe from here…

Pardon me, don’t let me interrupt your dinner…

I may call these pesky critters all sorts of synonyms for the word dumb followed by a couple unlady-like cuss words as I’m mourning my water irises that have been haplessly plucked out of the pond just for spite…Elk don’t even like the taste of most bulb flowers, in fact some blooms, like daffodils, are…

How’d she die?

Blonde, Girly, Goat Farmer in the Big City tries to take a cool touristy shot of the Flat Iron Building, mid busy NYC cross-walk, trips, twists her ankle, dodges an angry cabbie, and is lucky she lived to tell the tale and post the picture! Just got back from an interesting business trip to NYC…