Happy Friday, friends! I hope you’ve had a good week. A friend of mine sent this video to our friend crew earlier in the week, and we all loved it! What do you think? Which decade is your favorite? I want the jumper from the 70s to wear everyday!
What are you up to this weekend? We don’t have any crazy plans other than getting a few plants in the garden outside. I was completely inspired on a recent trip to New Orleans when I saw this gorgeous balcony overflowing with potted plants…
Honestly, I’ve been debating whether or not to begin a garden at our new home. I’m somewhat exhausted with starting a garden only to have to leave it a couple of years later. But then…that gorgeous balcony! And pots that are transportable. What a simple, yet brilliant idea. My plan is to start small and hopefully build a little potted garden full of herbs, flowers (edible + beautiful), and veggies as the seasons allow. Have you had any luck with potted gardens? Let me know!
Food for Thought to Explore over the Weekend:
She grows it, he cooks it.
We hear so much about simple living these days. What are your thoughts on celebrating the art of clutter?
Healthy eating habits for kids + why they support better health
A Summer Cottage in Sweden that I love (& happen to know the owner who is equally as lovely).
Vera Wang, on When to Walk Away
And lastly, I pin lots of gorgeous images and inspiration In The Garden. If you have a board for the garden as well, please share your link in the comments below!
Enjoy the weekend, Holly
June 26, 2015
video credit: A Stitch in Time: Style Through the Years by Glam Editor at Mode
Hi all! How was the weekend? My little sister had her baby on Saturday…the most beautiful, dark haired, 6 lb 6oz of sweet precious baby-ness…my new niece, Avery! While I am sad to be so far away, I’m thankful for technology because it makes me feel like I’ve barely missed out. Except that I want to scoop her into my arms and cuddle her all day long. I’ll get to do just that in a little over a month when we officially head back to the states. Speaking of which, I can hardly believe our season abroad is coming to a close. I’m getting into ‘go’ mode with all the things I need to accomplish for our move back home: plane tickets, packing, shopping for a car, scheduling the movers to get our things to Houston (we already found a home that I’m really excited about!), switching from international cell phone plans, etc. etc. I feel like I have one foot in and one foot out, which is always a bit unsettling and makes it harder to enjoy the days we have left. So in an effort to fully appreciate this final month in Tel Aviv, you may hear from me less. We’ll never get this time again as a family, and I want to fully embrace it, spending less time behind the computer. I’ll continue our Colors of the Market series and there may always be a fun post if I have something I just can’t wait to share with you…like edible flowers, of course! I couldn’t let spring pass us by without this post. I’ve never thought to include flowers in a recipe but I’m determined try them out. And maybe even plant a few once we get into our new home. It’d be a great project to do with little ones over Easter break! Here are a few resources to get started if you’re interested in growing, cooking or eating edible flowers:
Your Guide to Edible Flowers (the chart above + descriptions of each)
Edible Flowers: Grow it! Eat it!
Flowers Your Kids Can Pick and Eat
And the credits + recipes for the images at the top:
popsicles / salad / cake / cookies
Have you ever cooked with or eaten edible flowers? Let us know your favorites that we should try! Enjoy the day. xo
February 23, 2015
February 7, 2014
Thanks again to everyone who entered! It means the world to me to see how much others appreciate intentional craftsmanship and thoughtfulness behind everyday products. Be sure to spread the word about R.Brutz Woodcraft with friends you think will appreciate these gorgeous boards. I hope to share more products like these with y’all throughout this year. Have a great weekend! xo, *holly