As summer resolutions go it's tame compared to years past, but the the projects listed make me terrifically happy! What's on your list?
Someone asked why I wasn't going to read all the classics, or train to run a half marathon or just, do something more meaningful than watch a new movie every Saturday. Having goals to fill your summertime is an undertaking that must be pleasurable to you. In other words, one woman's Adrien Brody is another's … Continue reading What I Did This Summer, Part 2
As you may remember, I posted a list of the things I'd hoped to accomplish this summer. Some were grand aspirations and some involved me sitting for hours looking at the glowing rectangle mounted on my wall. So, first in the "not so much" column goes: Go on evening drives We did an extraordinary amount … Continue reading What I did this summer…Part 1
Check! Well, but not really. Let me explain. I made that entry on my life list quite awhile ago. Things were different. And by things, yes I mean money but, also my perspective. The thought of a grand loving gesture on a milestone occasion like Jef's 40th birthday was very nice. Since then however, I … Continue reading Lifelist: 40 gifts for Jef’s 40th Birthday
It's almost summer! There's only 4 more days of school left. Remember now was about the time you were hatching plots and planning adventures. You had plans big, big plans! You probably made a list of the things you wanted to do. How about you do it now? Like, right now. Make a list of … Continue reading This Summer I Will…
The Verdict? Tomato juice is still kind of gross. Sorry. Life List: Try a Bloody Mary, originally uploaded by Kathleen Rear.
Whooo! Yeah so much fun! I should have had more bottles. Bonus footage of me being bossy at my husband and him getting me back by adding to my anxiety. How you do it is find the seam on the bottle then with a firm grip on everything follow the seam with your saber and … Continue reading Life List: Sabering Open a Champagne Bottle
I needed new containers for the morning beverage(s) of choice around our house. I've always wanted to try etching and I found this super simple how to at Create Studio Materials: Clear contact paper, exacto knife, printed pattern, glass ware, Armor Etch brand etching cream, rubber gloves, newspaper or old towels, plastic spoon. I chose … Continue reading Sunday Projects: Etching Glass
For those of you who don't know The French Laundry is one of the most famous restaurants on the west coast of the United States. For those of you who do, I invite you to tell us all about your experience in the comments below. I received the The French Laundry Cookbook as a gift … Continue reading Make a recipe out of The French Laundry Cookbook… Check!