accessorizing, organizing, watching, cooking


We get a lot of guests. And some are more rewarding than others. Last week Justine and her daughter Kenalee came for a last minute overnighter. Justine was running in RAGNAR. As a thank you gift Justine gave me this set of her grandmother's pearls. This is completely excessive on so many levels. Too think she would give me something so personally meaningful. I am touched beyond words. And the fact that I really do like pearls, but only special pearls. I have my lovely 10th Anniversary pearls. I have my mother's wedding pearls and now these.


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This is the Summer of skirts and some new bigger accessories for me. The long R necklace came from the Velvet Button Boutique on Monroe St. And looks great with grandma's pearls. And I got all these new earrings on etsy. I searched retro, mod, 60s, 70s... Some actually are from the 70s!




I am always decluttering and on a quest for more organization. I found 14 of these ceramic dishes at commercial kitchen supply store. Since I have 8 of these small drawers in my office they are a find. I also found out that I have way more black pens than I ever thought. But now I will use them instead of buying yet another box.


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Season 3 is coming soon! Airs June 28 - August 2.

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And Orange is the new Black is what I am watching this week as I work on "Dear Rae". Well that, and I am rewatching Gilmore Girls. An interesting combination for my work day. Finished "Grace and Frankie" and am glad it was renewed for next year.


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Made these Salsa Verde Enchiladas this week. Very good. Got a rotisserie chicken at Costco. My first and it was really big and had more then enough chicken for this recipe. This will be a do-over recipe. Next time I may try and use a crunchier tortilla. But made according to the recipe it is gluten-free.


drawing, reading, baking, watching

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I might be almost half done with my new font "Dear Rae". So far it has been great fun. I am using a folded nib pen, a bottle of ink and watercolour paper. I am still drawing all the characters. Right now there are about 350 in the font.

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I've been reading all the books on my library hold list. These are books I put on in 2012 and 2013. I enjoyed them all.

We are Water...In middle age, Annie Oh—wife, mother, and outsider artist—has shaken her family to its core. After twenty-seven years of marriage and three children, Annie has fallen in love with Viveca, the wealthy, cultured, confident Manhattan art dealer who orchestrated her professional success.

Data, A Love Story...Forty million people date online each year. Most don’t find true love. Thanks to Data, a Love Story, their odds just got a whole lot better.  This book is a lively, thought-provoking memoir about how one woman “gamed” the world of online dating—and met her eventual husband.

The Good Luck of Right Now...For thirty-eight years, Bartholomew Neil has lived with his mother. When she gets sick and dies, he has no idea how to be on his own. His redheaded grief counselor, Wendy, says he needs to find his flock and leave the nest. But how does a man whose whole life has been grounded in his mom, Saturday mass, and the library learn how to fly?


Since rhubarb and strawberries are in season I made this bread yesterday. You can find the recipe here. It is a healthier, not too sweet, bread. We liked it.

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Just finished Mad Men, on the last season of Breaking Bad and started Grace and Frankie. We both enjoyed it. 13 episodes AND it is renewed for next year.

So what have you been drawing, reading, baking or watching?