Tuesday, October 17, 2017

I found these when I got home tonight



Why not try Joanne Chang's favorite thing to bake?  Flour is just two blocks down the street.  #umyum

MIT PDA is different than @byupda

I hate the day that family leaves


Monday, October 16, 2017

Public Lecture at Harvard

I went to a really cool public lecture at Harvard tonight: The Science of Sugar with Joanne Chang from Flour bakery.  She was so interesting and engaging and delightful and we got some Italian meringue and a sugar cookie (yum).  #ilovetobakelikejoannechang

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Chuck loves peach cobbler

#ilovetobake #andimasuckerforarequest

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Another lobster roll

#trevettcountrystore #epramblesaroundnewengland2017

Friday, October 13, 2017

Non-descript McDonalds

They must have strict rules in Freeport, ME.  They have $1 sodas though!  #epramblesaroundnewengland2017

Chuck and the Bean boot

#freeport @llbean #epramblesaroundnewengland2017 #chuckramblesaroundnewengland2017

Very few donuts at Holy Donut


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Volunteering in a peaceful place

#goodcombo #bostontemple #LDS

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Monday, October 09, 2017

Rainy day baking

These chocolate chocolate chip Levan Bakery knock-off cookies are legit.  Recipe from Kirbie Cravings. #ilovetobake #bakesomeonehappy #possiblefutureEPtreatofthemonth

The saddest thing I've ever seen


Sunday, October 08, 2017

The view from my new air mattress

#waitingforguests #testingtheairmattress #epcondo2017

I picked up Jesus

#preciouscargo Overheard at the antique shop: "I'm afraid if I don't get this I'll regret it."  #tellmeaboutit

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Laura's Salon

One of these days I'm going to get the most expensive thing at the salon.  #fullfoil @ladylew95

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

A pyramid of pumpkin

#pumpkinchocolatechipcookies #EPtreatofthemonth

Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Birthday, Emmett!

He's one of my favorite little friends.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Chocolate Chip cookies

When I want chocolate chip cookies I want them NOW.  #amirightoramiright I decided to try the copycat Doubletree Hotel Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe from Modern Honey.  They have a minimum chill time of 1-2 hours and she recommends 24-48 hours.  OK.  Let's start the timer.  #patienceisavirtue #iwillbebakingatmidnighttomorrownight #ihopetheyaregood


Interested in seeing condo photos that aren't of my living room?  These are of the landing after you go up the stairs from the entry.  My place is 5 levels.  The circular stairs go to my office/full bath/bedroom. The other stairs go up to the kitchen/living room.  The tall secretary is from my Patton grandparents and the desk is from my Pitchforth grandparents.  The chalkboard is from MIT (my friend Tadd Truscott saw it in a hallway and got it for me before I worked there).  #ilovewhereilive #ihave12typewritersinmyapartment #epcondo2017
I love having new families over for Sunday dinner (this is three new families minus a traveling husband).  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #fracturedtacos

The most pregnant Danielle has been

She's 36 weeks with #4!  #momof3preemies #arlingtonwardbabiesarethebest #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Visiting the sick

I visited my dear friend today  She writes the questions and I do all the talking.  #whatelseisnew

This is how my day started

Friday, September 15, 2017

Movie night

I saw Home Again and liked it.  #googlepicoalexander #yourewelcome #missingmyfridaynightmoviebuddies #movietherapy

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Walden Pond

Tona and I finally met up to walk around Walden Pond.  Too bad the gate closes at 7:00pm (the guy told us twice) so we walked part way around and back.  #nofilter #walkinggingers

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Lows

It was really nice seeing the SLC Lows tonight for dessert (Texas Cake and homemade vanilla ice cream).  They're on an east coast trip.  Their NYC agenda is full but I gave them a few ideas.  Their kids are delightful and remind me of my brothers and I who are also close in age.  On the drive over Anna told her I had a cool apartment and Claire asked if I had a trampoline.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #timetogetatrampoline

Saturday, September 09, 2017


I found just what I wanted at OMG Antiques.  #hankies #tendertimes

Thursday, September 07, 2017


My coworker just asked what my relationship with candy was.  My reply: I'm eating it.  #handitover #continuousgriefeating

Thursday, August 03, 2017

TBT: "the cousins"

I have 4 first cousins and here we all are in age order (Anita, Robert, Jim, Ellen, Darlene, John, Julie and Charles) during a summer trip to visit them in Washington State.  #pattonmemories

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Banners for Girls Camp

What you see is 12 (10 foot) banners.  I have 8 more to make.  #wickednightowl #bannersforgirlscamp

What's in my Market Basket basket

#excepttheycallitacarriagehere #EPtreatofthemonth #bakingblueberrycakes

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

One down, many more to go

I'm making banners for Girls Camp.  #EPbannerfactory #bannersforgirlscamp #howmanydidisayiwouldmake #ohrightilovetosew

Blueberry Pie Bars

I'll try them tomorrow but they look delish.  Note: they are!  Recipe here. #madeatmidnight #bakeandsewbakeandsew

Subway reading

I'm really enjoying this book!  #subwayreading

Monday, July 31, 2017

Gift for Wilma

A little one year old in my ward broker her leg over the weekend and I made her this elephant.  #elephantforwilma #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Blessing day

#arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #arlingtonwardbabiesarethebest #2under2


Soren wouldn't let me take a photo of his missing tooth but I snuck a shot of his whiteboard.  Read it.  He's 4.  And he's one of my favorites in my ward.  He always says hello to me.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #wearemormon #ldschurch

EP treat of the month

I'm selling baked goods!  It will be a different thing each month.  August is Blueberry Cake for $20.  Let me know if you're interested or if you need a review but trust me, it's good.  Local orders only.  #EPtreatofthemonth

Saturday, July 29, 2017


My favorite fish tacos.  #tenoch #eatinginmycar #again

Emily Raymond the runner

I snuck some photos of Emily Raymond's laundry room doors.  She runs marathons and she wins marathons.  And she is an all around awesome person.  I'm always bragging about her and I'm one of her biggest fans.

Aquarium with Phoebe

Remember the letter Phoebe wrote me inviting me to go to the Aquarium with her with free tickets she won?  Today was the day.  We took the subway into the city and had a great time.  She didn't want to leave until she touched a stingray.  OK then.  #arlingtonwardfriendsareforever #funwithphoebe

Friday, July 28, 2017

Lobster roll class

My friends Allison and Brittanie and I had our lobster roll class tonight and it was really fun and the lobster rolls were delicious.  We also had watermelon, corn, chips, and I made a blueberry cake.  #lobsterrollclass