Thursday, September 12, 2019

Welcome Baby Isla!

We recently welcomed this pretty little girl into our homes and hearts. As the youngest of 5 children, she is not short on love! I love these simple little shots I captured--little baby yawns and stretches, eye contact with big sister. Precious moments that I hope to remember...she has already changed from these images though. That newborn phase is so fleeting. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Foundation laid for the Pizza Oven

Our latest project has been to start building an outdoor, wood-fired pizza oven.
We love ourselves some brick-oven pizza. And parties. We thought, 'why not combine them both!?'

 Over the course of several days, we removed all the lilacs (sad day) and poured a foundation for the oven and 8-foot countertops on either side. 

While the cement was wet, we all took a turn making hand prints. :) 


Friday, September 6, 2019

Fresh raspberry cake

My daughter recently had her 12th birthday and wanted a "pretty" cake this year. She is one to be romantic about the simple beauty of life, so this is what I came up with for her. We were both pleased with it. :)

Monday, August 26, 2019

Fresh-pressed grape juice.

Pressing our grapes to make fresh grape juice. It's so yummy! We can then use the skins to make grape jelly. : )

Monday, July 29, 2019

Zinnias and Cosmos

I love zinnias and cosmos--they grow so easily and so abundantly and so brightly!
Every year I plant many in my vegetable garden with the intent of enjoying them out there and lots of fresh bouquets for the house.