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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Pink Icing

We had a birthday party this weekend.  There were grilled chicken and salads aplenty.  Sunshine.  Grandparents and cousins.  Bubbles.  Presents.  Cupcakes with swirls of pillow-y pink icing.

Here is Little Miss Pink Icing herself.  She was all excitement and smiles and running commentary.  She dazzled.

It's been said by millions of mothers before me, but it's true:  I don't know where the time has gone.  I can't believe how fast she grows.  She is light and joy.  I love her so much.

Do you like her birthday crown?  If was a gift from Nana, who is busy making a pattern.  It's not ready yet, but keep an eye out for it here and here.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Finding Joy

It's all the little things that are bringing me joy these days.  All the seasonal treats, the pleasures of early summer. 

A bowl of itty bitty, sunny sweet strawberries -- still among the first from our patch.

Leisurely strolls with my favorite people.

Arugula pesto and goat cheese for breakfast, lunch and snack.

Watching some things fade so something else can take their place.

Something like a new colour of Columbine from the farmer's market.

Quiet evenings with pretty yarn and new ideas.

Puttering in my Etsy shop and adding these pretty crochet baskets to the line up.

What's bringing you joy these days?