One Day: Day Two.

This is part two of a 5-day series this week as I follow a 5-day reset journey toward happiness using One Day thinking, rather than Someday thinking. Join me, even if it’s just quietly reading and watching me as I go through the steps. Or, share your stories of inspiration and failure to help us…

One day.

One day. This phrase is circling in my mind. One day. I went for a four-mile walk this morning with my dog and my phone, and unpacked my various heavy thoughts, one by one, to my best friend from college who lives far away and therefore cannot drop by for a cup of tea and…

Photo Diary: Buckets and Buckets and Buckets of Life.

Everything around us is bursting with burgeoning, blossoming, gorgeous, incredible, inspiring, life-giving, life-supporting, life-affirming, nature-built pieces of art. From the blackberry blossoms to the clusters of Italian plums to the Braeburn and heirloom and Fuji and Transparent apples and Bosc pears to the greens and peppers and tomato blossoms, to the first fire-orange nasturtiums, and…

Wild Nettle Soup.

This is my favorite springtime soup. And I love soup. And I love spring. So all in all I can heartily recommend this full-flavor experience for your senses. Given that there is an element of time involved in gathering the ingredients, the soup ends up being much more than a meal: It’s a zen moment…

Video: Foraging for Nettles.

A few years ago, a friend of mine shared with me that one of her favorite things about springtime was the nettles. Huh? I thought it sounded kind of silly. I had spent my whole life up to that point avidly trying to avoid their sting on hiking trails. Eating them sounded like a fun…

Mother’s Day: Food, Photos, Inspiration.

On Mother’s Day, I just wanted to turn up the music, open the windows, forage for food, and make a meal to give my family. Ever since we finished most of the kitchen remodel, I have been deeply in love with just putzing around the kitchen, snipping a bit of this and chopping a bit…

First Video.

It’s a small start, but it gives a little view of our piece of earth and where I’m at with our planting. More to come. Give this one a look-see and leave a comment (even a one-word or one-liner) to let me know you stopped by! Thank you!!!  

Planting Season.

At long last, planting season has finally really arrived here in our neck of the woods in the Pacific Northwest. I feel a bit breathless from all the waiting. I’ve been dreaming about this gardening space for two years, and planning it out for the past five months. The garden beds, representing months of periodic…

Riding the tractor with dad.

  Brian mowed the lawn this weekend, and I spent the morning mowing the far reaches of our property earlier this week. It’s been forever since we mowed the whole place, and I had an epiphany about the crazy joy of wandering through dappled grass and carving out play space and trails and platforms for…

So, you want to move to an island?

Do you sometimes dream of moving to rolling green hills in the country? Or to a small, perfect cabin by the sea? Maybe, like we did, you want to make the leap to a different life in a place you only dare to dream about because dreams are just for dreaming, right? Where do you…