(Beaver Creek September 2011)
1. Birthday Balloon Bouquet taken to a whole new level … and stuffed into an envelope.
2. Sweet Paul just launched their online Fall catalog. If you don’t know about this guy and his company, here’s your chance. The quality of photos, recipes, design ideas are all nothing short of eye candy. And it’s free.
3. I wish I had some new music to share, but I keep listening to the same stuff, just downloading the Live Versions. Mat Kearney & John Mayer & lots of Country … But this morning listening to “September” by Daughtry as I drink some coffee in a hoodie and pajama pants because I left the windows open last night and suspect a touch of frost bite on my nose. Fall has arrived in Colorado, although the leaves in the mountains are still not turning yet.
4. These candle holders are a beautiful way to bring tradition to a birthday party – and sure to establish a set of coveted family heirlooms.
5. What’s for dinner tonight (if I quit obsessing about Fulton for a few minutes) Roasted Red Pepper Penne.
6. Do you ever go through eating jags? The past couple of months I have lived on apples and peanut butter. Before that, Chipotle. And now? Tomatoes and arugula on wheat toast or naan, or whatever I can pile it on. And coffee. Lots of that. The farm stand still has tomatoes and peaches and every other day Claire and I go to get veggies, and she calls the lady that owns the stand, “My (insert color of shirt) Friend.” The other day it was pink. Earned her a free peach yesterday.
And since all I ever use is “Shake It Photo” to snap a picture on my iPhone, the quality is always questionable. But you get the idea. Yummy.
7. I love the look of layering leggings/tights with some socks and boots.
8. Wayne and I would have celebrated 17 years this Saturday. The reminder on my calendar feels like scar and not an open wound. I’m healing and Susan’s comment on yesterday’s blog had me re-reading it a hundred times. Susan, I tried to respond but your email kicks back. It did the same thing when I tried to respond to that brilliant Crate and Barrel island suggestion you sent me. But thank you. Thank you for going there.
9. Last night everyone was outside. The kids were racing up and down the street, neighbors all doing yard work – including myself, people sitting on their front porches (our neighborhood homes all have them) and talking to each other across the street, eventually congregating to the middle … and it was nice to disconnect and just be. I don’t do that enough — Connect face to face. And for someone who has “hid” for the past couple years behind her computer, another sign that I’m healing. Seeking instead of avoiding others. What a concept, huh?