loving this "winter" we're having. 80-degree weekends, homemade strawberry popsicles, reaping all the pleasures of having a backyard.


very excited about our landscaping plans for that back (and front) yard, which are really starting to take shape.


obsessed with this smoothie, which I have to have every day, sometimes twice a day. It's almond milk, a frozen banana, a date, some kale and bee pollen. Oh, it's sooo good. Not sure if it's a pregnancy craving or not. The peanut butter cookies I made the other day most certainly were.


so impressed with Matt and this incredible sourdough bread he has perfected. It's a treat to give to friends and watch them receive it like a little blessing. It's also a treat to pull it out of the freezer now and then to savor with dinner. 


tickled by Mateo's first love note that he got just a day or so ago. She stealthily stuffed it into his backpack at the end of school. When he showed it to me at home, I could tell his heart was touched. He smiled, he put it in a special place in his room, and he survived the requisite ribbing his Dad gave him at the dinner table that night. Love notes? Can't believe it.