Monthly Archives: March 2012


We made it!




…Well, almost. As the week continues rolling through we are cleaning up some last minute work orders and gathering the little stuff we will need for the 10 hour flight from ATL to Honolulu!! I think I am going to have to blog regarding survival techniques for the 4 year old! We’ve got movies, coloring books, 3 types of card games, more movies, more books and a window seat!!

She is a fantastic traveler (first road trip to Colorado at 10 months old). She will do fine and make friends along the way but one must always be prepared to fill in the gaps. She can add this one to her travel resume!

As for the blog, I naturally will not be posting very often. There may be a rainy day post here and there but no promises! However, if you want to peep in every now and then you can check here for our photo postings on instagram. You can follow our photo journey!

Otherwise, I will see you back here in a few weeks! I look forward to catching up when we return!


home accessory

It is amazing that something so small can brighten up the corner in the room! We love the new accent, which is actually quite old, in the main room. Found at an Estate Sale, this Coca Cola Bottle opener fits perfectly with the cabin in the cove. It glimmers with the light and waits patiently to crack the cold beer (or soda bottle, whichever is the preference).

Yay, the weekend has arrived. We’ve got birthday parties at the fire station to attend, rivers to paddle and friends to catch up with. All pleasant ways to pass the time. While we are tramping about we are gathering like squirrels trying to get ready to leave the mainland. Counting down the days till we leave for the North Shore of Oahu. We are dreaming about sinking our toes into the sand, shaved ice, shrimp trucks, yoga on the deck and possible rainy days playing cards or reading books.

Wherever you are, I hope your weekend is a fine affair!


what’s your kindness?

(photo respected and found here)


world water day

“International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.”

Click here for more information.

In our household, we are choosing to focus on the sustainability efforts for our water source here in the U.S. We are going to strive to use no water the entire day, outside of drinking and brushing teeth. Maintaining the practice of turning the water off while brushing and gathering the days drinking supply all at once in the morning.

What will you do?


perfectly new zealand

(click on photo for ALL PHOTOS. photo pulled directly from the blog solely for the purpose of luring you to her post…)

Perfectly New Zealand. Each photo truly expresses the mood, emotion and energy of New Zealand. We want to go back. We want to sink our toes in the soil and stay for a long time. How could you not resist the call of the fog, the sheep, the green, the blue, the sky, the mountain ,the water?

Once it bights, there is no chance you will ever get the sting out!


honey do you?

We use honey in our house on and in everything. You will find it slathered on fresh out of the oven sourdough (or three day old sourdough, doesn’t matter), baked in goods, drizzled on yogurt, dolloped in a cup of tea, dripping from a spoon. We love to eat honey!

But, did you know, that honey has health benefits too? It is a natural energy booster, an immune system builder, and also a remedy for ailments. Any time we feel a scratch on our throats, a sniffle in our nose, or the slightest sign of being run down we head for the honey. We even choose an elderberry syrup with a honey base because we are so confident in its power. It has been used for a long time and has always been praised for its health benefits.

Now, happily, there are studies coming out confirming its strength. A recent clinical study suggests honey is better than OTC drugs when treating colds in children!! (via See here for details.

Power to the honey!