Thursday, April 21, 2011


The start of our week and a half long vacation began with a first-time visit to a
neighborhood church, within walking distance from our house.
The church sits right on the beach and has tremendously high ceilings made of
wood, complete with its original wood beams.
It is has such modest beauty. We love it.
Best of all, there is a prayer basket placed at the entrance.
Anyone can write their prayer on a sticky note and place it in the basket.

Our house on Long Island--the home where three generations of us lived.
I know I will really miss this place someday.
I'm grateful my grandmother is alive and well and still calls it home.

I love these Long Island skies. I have never seen them anywhere else
and I've been to many, many, places.
This certain sky belongs to my home only.

I love this light. So familiar.
I love the air, the sky, the feel of
the place I grew-up.
No other place like this.

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Just have a way of making ya happy!

Frosted Mini Donuts

Photo and recipe courtesy of Baking Bites, one of my favorite and most amazing baking blogs!

Been doing a lot of baking lately.
These are in our near future.
First, I gotta order one of those adorable
mini-donut pans.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

What I Love About Early Spring...

Discovering new buds, leaves, and flowers everywhere...Such sweet
surprises when we are out and about. I can't help but snap some photos of
the beauty.

Early morning trips into NYC by ferry or by car...Either way, there is nothing
like riding towards one of my "spirit" homes on a cool, crisp, morning with the sun shining above and my little girl riding along with me.

Eating primarily vegan due to allergies and all around dietary benefits means easier meals to cook!

Vegan baking...always my FAVORITE!
These vegan cupcakes were absolutely scrumptious and I wasn't the only one who thought so!
Some non-vegan friends couldn't even tell the buttercream was vegan!
This recipe is a keeper.
In the city visiting one of our favorite people.
I love how she actually uses that water bottle tote I
crocheted for her!
Not only is she cute, she is practical too!
Love. Her.

...And no trip to the city would be complete without visiting one of our favorite stores.
She picked out the Magic Mushroom bath bomb all by herself!
I am afraid she has inherited my obsession with yummy
bath paraphernalia!
(And all things that smell delightful!)
Yes, that is pale yellow nail polish.
I have decided recently that I should never give up wearing crazy colored polish on my nails.
I'm not going to get sucked into that "age appropriate" vortex. Ha! No Way.
I will like what I like and that's that!
Conveniently, Sinful Colors are sold in CVS-
The colors are beautiful, the polish is long-lasting and its super affordable.
So, you don't have to feel guilty about
splurging on novelty!

What are you diggin' on these early days of Spring?