Saturday, January 31, 2015


This time we made cute little fabric hearts and snowball cookies because of all the snow (also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies). 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Tree at MIT

I heart hearts.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

TBT: Happy Birthday, John!

Today is my younger brother John's birthday (he's younger by 19 months).  He is the other half of "the reds" as my mom calls us.  I hope his day is filled with fun and games.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Twins

I haven't seen these little rascals in a month!  It was so fun to see them tonight.  #fakeaunt

Maybe I can sit on that bench in May


I baked some chocolate chip cookies to share with my neighbors.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The quilt is done

Making this quilt has been on my list of things to do for well over a year.  And now it's done!  If the Post Office is open tomorrow it will be in the mail to a special friend.


The blizzard of 2015

The view from my window.  That's Silverbelle on the right.  My condo fee covers plowing and I'll dig the car out when I need to go somewhere.  In the meantime, MIT is closed today (a rarity) and I'm going to make the most of my snow day.  I can't bake or sew or binge watch TV shows without electricity so fingers crossed it stays on.  #juno

Monday, January 26, 2015

FL vs. MA

So long, Florida

Fingers crossed we beat the storm to Boston.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

This kid

There is so much energy, personality, and awesomeness packed into this kid, it's amazing!

The Ragozzines

I'm so glad the Ragozzines made the 2-hour drive to Boca and spent the day with us today.  They are dear friends I met in Boston.  It was the best hanging out with them all day.

Hermana Patton

Her farewell/non-farewell talk was so good.  I think she's well prepared to serve a mission and can't wait to hear about all her adventures.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Cousin Tucker

I'm glad I got to spend some time with Florida cousins.

This is what I'm talking about

Ft. Lauderdale Temple day

It was really nice to be in the Temple with Adrienne.  And this Temple is beautiful.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

TBT: Adrienne and me

I'm flying to Florida tonight for Hermana Patton's missionary farewell/non-farewell on Sunday.  #proudaunt #pattonmemories #mormonmissionary #wearemormon

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


I met Kristine's Ben tonight at Burger Dive.  He's a keeper!


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

EMT rocks the smocks

More smocks

I kind of want 10 yards of that green polka dot fabric.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Marjorie's funeral

Marjorie's funeral today was so sad and so uplifting.  Her parents spoke, the music was wonderful, and we all mourn the loss of a beautiful 2 year old girl.  #welovemarjorie

Friday, January 16, 2015

Sad news

My friends' beautiful 2 year old died suddenly and unexpectedly this morning.  I am heartbroken for them.  I took this photo at her 1st birthday party.  Marjorie was perfect.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Trek prep


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Salon

My friend Lisa W. and I were both at the salon tonight.  She's a few weeks away from having #3.  I think/hope it's a girl.

Monday, January 12, 2015


Elizabeth's mom can't find the smock I made for her 1st birthday so I said I'd make another one.  Done.  This one might be cuter than the original one.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

New Church time

9:00am.  I love it.  I liked 2:00pm too (hello sleeping in!).  But 9:00am is great for having people over for lunch or dinner.  And maybe a nap.

Saturday, January 10, 2015


I went to my friend Ian's basketball game today.  They won!

Friday, January 09, 2015

It's Chacarero for lunch

How do you say yummy in Spanish?

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Baking up me blog

Every year I make a digital version of my blog.  It would be really expensive to make an actual book because I blog every day (not bragging).  So has an option to make a pdf and it's only $7.95 so I do that every year.  2014 is done!

Monday, January 05, 2015

My owl banner

Made by the Ure girls. 

Sunday, January 04, 2015

No milk?

Steel cut oats with whipping cream seems like a fine substitute.

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

Betty's BIG Birthday!

My dear friend Betty Manderino turns 90 today!  I helped her put her life history together as a gift for her family and this is the cover.  She's lived a wonderful life and is an example to so many.  [Thanks to Peter and Shaunna Baird for their help with the book.]

Thursday, January 01, 2015

It was nice to wrap up a good year at a good place with a good friend.