Thursday, January 31, 2013
We have an adorable French Bakery in town and the food is delicious. This is my new favorite brunch item. It's called Cocotte Brioche. (Cocotte basically means little serving bowl) Homemade butter brioche bread filled with - my favorite choice - crab, asparagus, and swiss cheese, topped with 2 perfectly poached eggs and finished with a light mustard sauce. It is heavenly.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
We finally got snow yesterday! It's usually really dry here. We are technically in the high desert in this part of Colorado. But we get a little share of the white stuff.
It's especially nice because everything is usually brown here during the winter. Pretty bland. But when it snows....
then it looks like this. And this is much prettier. Yes, colder too. But much more inspiring.
Not everyone appreciates the snow though :)
The chicken house always looks pretty in the snow
Even sleeping Cottonwood trees look beautiful
I'm getting ready to put some new accessories in my shop
And, I'm almost finished with my Spring 2013 Runway inspired apron pattern
Here's a peak! I'll have these aprons in my shop next month in some fun Spring colors and patterns.
I've also been getting into the lovely habit of buying fresh flowers during the winter. They make me happy -Roses, Tulips, whatever happens to be at the grocery store that strike my fancy when I'm there.
Or a little Orchid plant! My Meyer lemon tree in the background just finished blossoming and it smelled heavenly for weeks - now there are tiny lemons trying to grow.
What I was just listening to...
and because my interest in music is so diverse....here is my latest "I'm in love with this band and they inspire me and I listen to them every day music"
Thursday, January 24, 2013
When I'm at home I like my coffee or tea in cups with saucers. I think it makes it special. This botanical Portmeirion cup and saucer is nice because it's not too big, and as the weather has warmed up to 50 ish lately, I was feeling a little like spring. I know it's way to early, but I can dream. This cup has a Scarlet Pimpernel on it. Scarlet Pimpernels are described as a common roadside flower, and the petals close up when it's cloudy out. I love flowers that do that. Morning Glory's are similar. I think I'm a little like these flowers in that I tend to want to curl up at home when it's cloudy and cold out.
Speaking of pimpernels, I've never seen the movie The Scarlet Pimpernel. It's an adventure-romance that stars a baronet who presents himself as a "fop" (someone who is very vain and fashionable) in 18th century London society, but he's secretly a hero who saves French aristocrats from the guillotine during the French Revolution.
There is a 1934 version and a 1982 television version. Both are suppose to be good. I think I'll put it on my list for the next rainy(or snowy) day when I feel like curling up and watching a movie.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Now more often than not a Vogue, W, or Bazaar magazine will be mixed in with the old ones.
The general store phone. No caller id though...
The general store clock. My husband bought it for me because, well I love cookoo clocks.
I won't go back to a regular iron for sewing now that I've found this.
One of my latest aprons I finished recently, and part of my dream board behind. :)
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Shhh. Meet the light of my life. I call him Sweetness. My husband is irrationally jealous at the way I talk to him. But how could I resist? Here's the back story...
I wanted one of those adorable pure bred long hair persian cats. We were going to New York that year. I wanted to buy him there. I wanted to name him Manhattan. I went to THE pet store in Grenwich Village that was on Sex in the City...They had persian kittens! The store owner was soo attentive! They were $1800.00! My husband walked out. I reluctantly gave up the adorable ball of fur I clutched and walked out too. And pouted. Fast forward to home. My youngest daughter and I visit the local humane society. We looked at all the kittens. Yeah, cute. Black and white, black, orange. hmmm. Out at the front desk, the girl says to check out this little one. He's really lovable. We take him into a little room. We both sit cross legged on the floor. I hold him. I put him down. He immediately takes off to chase a fly. I'm in love. His name was Lenny. Noo. His name is Manhattan....ok, he's from Colorado....his name is Manny. I even bought him a black collar with diamonds. My ode to the fancy Big Apple. I find out some weeks later while watching a Martha Stewart Living Show all about cats that he's a rag doll cat. Never heard of them! So that's why when you pick him up he just goes limp in your arms..... I could go on and on. Don't worry, you'll see much more of him.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Good Monday Morning. It's been snowy and very cold all weekend. I stayed warm by eating soups and drinking tea. Also went to the movies (Life of Pi and Zero Dark Thirty - both excellent), watched playoff games, boo hoo for my Broncos, yay for my Forty Niners, made eggs benedict, and watched the Golden Globes.
Today I'm sewing.