Autumn’s Glow

Subtle waves of colour have begun to roll across the landscape and the glow of autumn is warming our spirits as the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler. I never tire of this season and of this glow. And of the ways that daily, in seemingly imperceptible ways, the colours of the season…

Halloween 2019 | Michael the Archangel

We’ve known that Yuri would be Michael the Archangel for a long time now, perhaps most of this year. However, deciding which direction to take it in was a challenge. We thought about going more old fashioned, more like the typical angelic depictions that you see in art. But then that didn’t seem to fit…

Halloween 2019 | Young Maleficent

Another year and another round of costume fun and photo shoots galore! We fiddled with several ideas before finally landing on a young Maleficent. Pinterest had some great ideas and we went to work on painting wings and designing horns! In the end we are all happy with how it came together, and let me…

Dior Up Close and Inspired

Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness. |Christian Dior| Earlier this month my husband and I celebrated our 14th Anniversary with a little trip to Dallas. We luxuriated in the lovely Fairmont Dallas and spent hours perusing the aisles of bookstores and finding unique places to eat. But we…

Spiraling

Romanesco Broccoli is one of those things that made me believe that it was possible for a right-brain leaning, creative, and literary type like me to become fascinated with, and actively seek out, things like Fibonacci spirals and to see math and physics alive in the world. The first time that I discovered a mesmerizing…

Coffee Break

I’ve never been a “but first coffee” girl. I enjoy coffee but I don’t *need* it in the mornings to jumpstart my days. That being said, I love the art of coffee. I love a beautiful French press, a nice Chemix, I enjoy the preparation and the serving and the savoring. But as a busy…

Midwinter Kale Salad

In the midst of the confinement or dreariness of midwinter, few things perk us up at meal time like something fresh and green! Those summer days of fresh vegetables coming in straight-from-the-garden, or farmer’s market to our tables are still many months away for most of us. And while most grocery stores are still full…

January Skies | Audacious Hope

Oh, these January skies! We won’t be getting snow here in our part of Texas, at least not today, but this is definitely our rainy season. And in Texas, January rains mean lots of green and flowers come the end of February. Though I’ll tell you right now … I have some daffodils and hyacinth…

Winter Care | Elderberry Syrup

It’s that time of year again! Time to replenish our stock of Elderberry syrup. Seasonal threats are looming and aside from our regular essential oil protocols, we soothe sore throats, coughs, and boost our immune systems with this luscious, silky, maroon elixir! Every year I recommend it to friends, sometimes to strangers even, and every…

Bound in the Light

Some places become a part of who you are. They become like second homes; places that when you walk through their doors, you feel that breath that you didn’t realize you were holding release, your shoulders relax, the stresses of your day, your week, month, or even year, dissipate and the burden of them lessen….