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PalatePalette :: Goat Cheese with Tropical Fruit + Honey

:: PalatePalette ::
Inspired by The Fromagette's Goat Cheese with Tropical Fruit + Honey

Goat Cheese with Tropical Fruit + Honey
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Embellished Sticks for Girls' Night Out

Had so much fun last night. It was a much overdue girls' night out with Heather, Amy, and Pam. We all decided that we would exchange gifts ... for so many reasons ... to celebrate and to congratulate. These bundles are what I ended giving each of them. Wanna see what I put inside?

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Inspired by the sticks I made for my daughter, I painted sticks and then crocheted flowers and nailed the flowers with buttons to the sticks.

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I also nailed little felt hearts with buttons to the sticks and added their names with a dip pen.

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I figured these sticks would go well with the stones I made for them for a previous occasion. 

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My favorite part of preparing these gifts was being able to enclose tiny typed notes in the bundles ... to express gratitude for their friendship and support. Good food, good drinks, good laughs, and good conversation. Just what I needed.

OMG! Geometric okapi Necklace & Yarn Bowl!

OMG! The Best  of Etsy!

L: okapiknits' geometric okapi necklace
R: blueroompottery's yarn bowl

PalatePalette :: Blackberry Buttermilk Cake

:: PalatePalette ::
Inspired by bon appétit's Blackberry Buttermilk Cake

Blackberry Buttermilk Cake
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That's Totally hOT :: Fabulously Green :: September 29, 2011

This Ping Pong Lamp from Fabulously Green is Totally hOT and leads today :: September 29, 2011.

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See the rest of our September 29th offerings here, including the best of
Halloween, GreenChic, and more.

Happy Thursday. :)

OMG! Confetti Hand Embroidered Ring & Crocheted Bamboo Flower Bag!

OMG! The Best of Etsy!

L: Waterrose's confetti hand embroidered ring
R: StarBags' crocheted bamboo flower bag

PalatePalette :: Sweet Corn Ceviche

:: PalatePalette ::
Inspired by Sprouted Kitchen's Sweet Corn Ceviche

Sweet Corn Ceviche
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CMYK :: 10+0+83+35 • 0+20+83+25 • 0+0+5+9 • 0+6+56+15 • 36+0+69+55

Bento Love :: Portacado Bowl

Bento loves the mini portabella ...

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sliced and sauteed with soy sauce, garlic, and olive oil ...

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placed atop a layer of steamed white rice ...

bento love

and then a layer of sliced avocado ...

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and topped off with roasted, shredded (unseasoned) seaweed ...

bento love

(My fave these days ... seaweed without salt or seasoning. Just pure and good.)

IMG_0690Mmmm ... so good. Should call it something ... let's see ... Portacado Bowl!

Happy Bento. :)

So Proud

Just a few days ago, the house was winding down for the night ... I was finishing up my work, The Mister and my Andrew (the dudes) were already zonked out for the night, the pups all curled up and dozing off ... as my Monica was finishing up her homework and packing up her books into her bag for the next day. She came into my office to share a laugh and to say goodnight. And then she said, "I'm proud of you, mom."

God. Such words.

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I've always known that reminding my kids that I'm proud of them is the ultimate, you know? When they were little tykes, even though they would jump up and down for things like balloons and ice cream cones, I knew that no balloon or cone could ever be as significant as either me or The Mister looking them in the eye and saying "I'm proud of you." They are the ultimate words that any kid of any age wants to hear from his or her parents. And every time I say it to them, I know it affects them deeply. There's a component to these words that also becomes a magical self-fulfilling prophesy. I say "I'm proud of you" and they use those words to fuel behaviors that make me proud of them.

But to hear those words spoken the other way ... from child to parent ... I can't explain it. It's as amazing as when you hear it from your parents. It's a validation that you are doing right by the most important people in your life. It's a reminder to keep priorities straight and relationships straight. They are words that both Monica and Andrew give to me occasionally ... and always unexpectedly as they observe and assess my behaviors. The ultimate gift.

My kids. They're proud of me. And like a bird, I fly.

Jenny Doh

That's Totally hOT :: Wild Olive :: September 28, 2011

This Mug Rug Tutorial from Wild Olive is Totally hOT and leads today :: September 28, 2011.

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See the rest of our September 28th offerings here, including the best of
Felt, Mommy&Me, and more.

Happy Wednesday. :)

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