Friday, June 26

In the Gloaming

Painting Trim

When we started to paint the stucco wall around the pool equipment this week, we realized how badly everything needed to be spruced up. We also hated how yellow the trim made the wall color. We're experimenting with a whiter trim color on the decorative elements on the walls and around the windows and doors. I love it. The priest is on the fence. 

My Begonia Family

I have decided to become a begonia collector. 
 Picture One: the family all together 
Picture Two: Escargot Begonia
Picture Three: Rex Begonia
Picture Four: Angel Wing Begonias (fraternal twins)

Wednesday, June 24

God is Awake

I saw this quote on @artoftheeveryday's feed yesterday and loved it! 

On My Kitchen Counter

Erin's Marinated Potato Salad

My sister reminded me of this wonderful potato salad recipe from @erin.kalish. It's perfect for warm weather! 

Tuesday, June 23

Our Little Carver


Our youngest is starting to carve spoons! 🖤 

The Trouble with Angels


I always cry during The Trouble with Angels. 

Monday, June 22

Swan Queen


Our daughter knitted up this swan queen today! 

Our Entrance

Little Treasures

I found these wee enamel cups at the thrift store on Saturday. I like the paper labels so I haven't washed them yet. Also, today's calendar page featuring Gustav Klimt's Portrait of Helene Klimt = perfection. 

Sunday, June 21

Happy Father's Day


Happy Father's Day to my bff! We love you more than words can say! 

Oak Leaf Hydrangea


Look at this gorgeous oak leaf hydrangea that @bendfeldtmirona bought for me! I am so thrilled! Thank you, Mirona!! 🖤🖤🖤 


Friday, June 19

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan Eggplant Parmesan via @minimalistbaker 

Our First Copper Pot

Our fifteenth anniversary gift arrived today! I found this gently used 8 quart beauty on ebay for less than a quarter of the price of a new one and am so pleased! It will replace the large pot from the set we received for our wedding. The bottom on it is coming off, so it was time to get a new one! 

Our Daughter's Knitting

Tuesday, June 16

Apostles' Fast Deep Cleaning

I like to try to deep clean the house during the four fasting seasons of the Liturgical year. Yesterday began the Apostle's Fast, so I am challenging myself to deep clean one room per day. Yesterday was the master bedroom and closet. Today, I am treating our 2.5 bathrooms as one room and just pushing though. 

Friday, June 12

Fifteen Years

I've been wanting to try a pie from @theuglypiesby for awhile now and our fifteenth wedding anniversary was a good excuse! We chose a lemon berry cheesecake and I also picked up a little ham and cheese quiche for my main squeeze!
Our state very thoughtfully reopened restaurant dining today, just in time for some anniversary celebrating. The boys are not pictured because they spent the time they weren't eating feeding bits of cracker to seagulls and fish on the pier near our outdoor table.  

Thursday, June 11

Weeding and Listening


The lavender is just about ready to bloom. I have been spending a few hours a week weeding and watering the front garden. The time is made more enjoyable by seeing the difference in the areas I tend and watching the changes that take place there week by week. Thanks also goes to the books I listen to and the people that I am able to chat with while I work! 

Peas from the Farm Stand


June Meadow

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