Thursday, January 30, 2014


Click on the link below for another great view of the "Iconic Madeline's meadow"-- seen in a video we made four years ago, which I nearly forgot all about -- then yesterday it was posted unexpectedly on Mountain Rose Herbs' facebook page.  What a joy it was to make this and now to watch it on this bitter cold night years later--warms the heart, eh!?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


The KITCHEN - where the secret ingredient is always LOVE!
Wow, homeowner newsflash:  kitchen cabinets are expensive!  Yes, I crunched the numbers and we can save money by going with IKEA, but we really want solid wood cabinets, even if they're used.  So the hunt began - and here's a peak at the latest treasures - they only make up a portion of the cabinets needed for our dream kitchen, but it's a great start.  First, here's a photo of the kitchen that is our inspiration!

The cabinet door style we're going with is more traditional (shaker) than those in the photo, but this layout and the mix of modern and rustic is what we're going for. And of course our cabinets will not completely match, we don't mind - wabi-sabi!  We are still undecided if we'll paint the cabinets green or stay with our original plan of white.

Score #5  Assorted 'Ice White Shaker' cabinets; thanks to a sweet young couple from Briarcliff Manor, NY for the start on our dream kitchen!

Humor, another important ingredient...
“I want to get a job as someone who names kitchen appliances. Toaster, refrigerator, blender.... all you do is say what the shit does, and add "er". I wanna work for the Kitchen Appliance Naming Institute. Hey, what does that do? It keeps shit fresh. Well, that's a fresher....I'm going on break.”
 -Mitch Hedberg


I've named my first appliance...this knife is now known as the CrazySexySlicer
A knife so powerful and beautiful deserves to be called a kitchen appliance.