Friday, June 25, 2010

oh sophia

this is too exciting....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

strawberries, hmmmm

Yesterday Leesh and I went strawberry picking and came back with about 10 lbs each!  for $1.25 a pound, it's hard not to get greedy.  Now for the big question: what next?  I could freeze them, and I LOVE strawberries in smoothies.  But, I want to make JAM! here's the two recipes I'm going to try out....
Ready for this?  Strawberry Basil Jam and Strawberry Provence Jam.  Pretty fancy, eh?  Well, don't count your chickens before they hatch, Erin.  Pectin is a scary thing at times.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

having a blast

Daniel and I are home-bodies who tend to like to lose ourselves in our own little world(s).  We have demanding jobs that ask us to give of ourselves all day, so home is haven of rest for the two of us, and we love it this way.  That said, we also have some amazing friends and people we'd love to be closer to.  Now that it's summer and we don't have to work our normal hours, I find this blog post from one of my favorite daily reads, Giver's Log, so inspiring.  Especially the ideas in the comments section - I can't wait to try a few!!  Like the 24-hour rule party, where you are only allowed to bring what you had in your home at the time you received the email invite 24-hours prior.  So fun and laid-back.
(photo from giverslog)

favorite things about summer....

this is where Daniel and I will go this next week...
so that we can go here to taste Michigan wine
Plus we'll be kayaking, biking along the coastal trails, and resting.  Oh! and can you believe this place...
The Cherry Bowl Drive-in!! 
Our little staycation.
For another person's amazing summer plans and inspiration, check out this blog: Summer Goals

Iceland anyone?

Inspired by Iceland Video from Inspired By Iceland on Vimeo.