Tuesday, March 6, 2012

a fave

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

Monday, March 5, 2012


I started a cleanse today. Today's smoothie recipe (all organic):

2 cups of water
3 kale pieces
Large handful of spinach
Half a frozen banana
5 Frozen mango pieces
Spoonful of honey
1 T flax power
1 T chia seeds

Blend in Vitamix


Sunday, March 4, 2012

what's in my make up bag?

Well, not a whole lot. I should do an update on this when I invest in some nicer products. But here is a fun start. 

Above: id. bareMinerals  foundation in Medium 3 and face color in Warmth with kabuki. Almay black brown mascara. Wetnwild eye liner and shadow. Maybelline concealer/highlighter in Medium. Burt's Bees Nector Nude lip gloss. Green tea mint chapstick. Dazzle dust in Dazzling Tiger's Eye and Natural Look Mineral Makeup in Goldflower.

Above: Bach Rescue Remedy, Wild Carrot Wild Rose eye cream, Tweezerman tweezers, and random hair clips.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies

When I first made these cookies I thought they were vegan and gluten free but then I was informed that spelt flour is not gluten free. Good to know. Anyway, I have been experimenting with gluten free and vegan recipes. It can be kinda frustrating but also rewarding when something comes out yummy. I still prefer butter loaded chocolate chip cookies though.

Vegan Thumbprint Cookies :
Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
Mix together:
1 cup spelt flour
1 cup quick rolled oats
1 cup coconut flakes
Whisk together:
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup coconut oil (a little less is okay)
Stir liquids in with solids and once fully combined form dough into medium/small balls.
Place on cookie tray that is lined with parchment paper.
Indent the center of the cookie and add a small spoonful of your favorite jam.
Bake for 20 minutes. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Home Style - Wine boxes

We have lots of wine boxes throughout the house because my love works at a wine company.  They are convenient and cool. 

                                         ^easy bedside table

                                            ^ bathroom storage

                     ^ medicinal herbs and teas

So there you have it.... a little bit of our home style. We also use empty wine bottles as borders for gardens and around our fruit trees. Our neighbors like to joke that we are really creative or just alcoholics. I'd say creative but I do have a glass of wine in one of the pictures. Cheers!  :)