Saturday, March 30, 2013

Audubon, PA

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Audubon Center in Pennsylvania.  It was such a beautiful place.  I could spend hours here meandering through the trails (and lack of, in some places) and photographing nature and the cool historical features.  Isn't it just lovely?




















Thursday, March 21, 2013

Spring!!


So happy spring is here!!

And fresh fruit?  Yes please - bring it on!
This was pre-pie.  Can you guess how awesome the pie tasted just by looking at these gorgeous berries?  Because it was SO GOOD.  The recipe is right here too!  I make this baby all the time - not just in the summer.  And let me let you in on a little secret (shhhh).  Those berries?  The ones that look SO, SO good?  They were frozen.  FROZEN!  It was $6 or something for this HUGE bag of frozen mixed berries and they were PERFECT for this pie, pre-mixed, and affordable.  Hey, I won't tell if you won't! :)

PS: this pie is easy as pie - seriously: you've got to try it (sorry - couldn't help myself with that one!).



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

HAPPY SPRING!! (note the caps - can you tell I am ready for spring?)


How gorgeous are these flowers?  This was a bouquet Justin gave me for my birthday, because tulips are my favorite flowers and purple, purple, yellow, and then green (in that order!) are my favorite colors. I loved watching them bloom, and I took SO MANY pictures of them during that time (by "so many" I took over 100!).  I collected my three favorites and put them together here.  And since it is FINALLY spring, we will soon start seeing some of these outdoors too!  All of the bulbs throughout my various gardens have already started coming up, so I know very soon there will be daffodils and irises and tulips and all the other random flowers I have planted over the years (in no particular arrangement or order.  I intend to do much better at my next home).

What are YOU looking forward to the most this spring?  
Just an escape from the cold weather?  (hey - that's ok!)  Or is there anything awesomely exciting coming up for you?  (Vacations anyone?  Weddings?  Babies?).  
For me, I am SO ready for warm weather.  I honestly feel that my body just stays colder than everyone else does, and so at home I am always bundled up during these winter months (of course, summer brings air conditioning, which hot-blooded Justin likes to keep at a setting that sometimes feels below freezing).  But luckily, during these months, I can always step outdoors to warm up.  Ahh... I can't wait for that kind of weather!  Sometimes I really wonder why I live in Maryland and not Florida, or California, or pretty much any state a hundred miles south of here!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Getting your ducks in a row

Polish swatch day!
(How fun are all these polishes together?)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Snow Day Pretzels!!

It is snowing here in MD!  In March!  This is pretty exciting!!   Many MD schools and offices closed for the weather, so it's a fun snow day here.  Even Justin was home!  So we made homemade pretzels (with lots of buttery goodness!!) and drank hot chocolate by the fire (well, pellet stove!).  Aren't snow days the best??

She is SO not thrilled about this snow.  Normally she loves the snow, but this snow is SO thick and heavy that is feels like rain.  I put my rain bag over my camera and it was drenched after five minutes outside!
But how CUTE is she in that infinity scarf??

Monday, March 4, 2013

Casino Royale


OPI Casino Royale
I LOVE this beautiful maroon creme.  It covered nicely and went on smooth, and it is such a pretty color.  This would be the perfect shade for a wine tasting!

 
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