Gluten Free Lemon & Herb Shortbread Cookies

I have been obsessed with herbs this spring. I blame it on a wet, miserable, dark winter that seemed to go on forever in Arizona…So when my first few planters and pots of perennial herbs started perking up in the warm AZ sun, I spent hours outside, brushing up against them, crushing their leaves, and…

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…

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…

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…

Summer’s Last Rose

I plopped myself down on the porch swing this morning for a moment of quiet time, and as I was transfixed by the sunrise peeping up over the green barn, its shimmering¬† rays radiating through the dew in the trees..this gorgeous Yellow show-off stood in my line of sight, saying, “But hey! Look at me,…