candy cane cupcakes

what better thing to do on the sunday before christmas but bake? i love candy canes. so a month ago, almost to the date, i experimented with my idea for bringing the candy cake and uniting it with the cupcake. perfection, am i right? it worked out pretty well and response from …

i have a little ache in my essence

i was in a rather chatty mood at my appointment with my naturopath yesterday. you should know that i looooooooove my naturopath. as i lay there on the table, needles stuck in toes to knee, wrists and belly, i tossed random comments and questions out to the room. what do …

a man and his crayons

somewhere around one year ago, i was deep in my bliss, writing and sending my christmas cards when, in a play to expand the gratification, i sent out a tweet asking something along the lines of “who wants one?” i had a few take me up on my offer, the …

the greatest holiday tradition

my mom is so super talented! no photo will do justice to this five panel accordian or any other card she has made this will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me, but i’ll say it anyway: as far as i am concerned, the greatest holiday tradition of …

how do i look?

last year, in an effort at career development, i took a course in presenting. as an exercise, the instructor chose a student and proceeded to ask us questions to which she asked we respond based on our perceptions of him. is he married? (yes) does he own a home? (yes) …

cherries, sweet peas, tacos & needlepoint

today didn’t go as smoothly as i might’ve liked. not that i had specific expectations or that anything went particularly wrong. it was just one of those days. of course, no matter how gloomy, into each day shines a little sun. my first ray came courtesy of darling jessica marquez from miniature …

coconut water: the magic elixir

of a million refreshing twitter discoveries, sweet potato chronicles is just one. while it isn’t always content that is right up my alley (more kid- and/or meat-focused than i am) i have walked away from this site with several fantastic recipes and ceri marsh is definitely worth the follow. today’s spc topic: coconut water. i’m …