18 4 / 2014

Having a really good self-esteem day! #nomakeup #iwokeuplikethis

Having a really good self-esteem day! #nomakeup #iwokeuplikethis

17 4 / 2014

15 4 / 2014

So much of this.  Because, look, yes, the things on this list are delicious.  I’m not going to say they aren’t.  But stop trying to make food cool or some element in to build your social cachet.  Eat food you like, eat it because it’s good, eat it because it strikes your mood, eat it because it makes you happy.  Heck, eat it because it is in keeping with your philosophical or political ideals, if that’s your bag.  

But please stop making food trendy.  Stop making it about style.*  Stop making me tired of delicious things because I can’t go anywhere without seeing 15 ridiculous overuses of bacon just because.

*I do consider cooking to be an art as much as a skill, and I am aware that there is an element of style to food insofar as that goes.  It’s the difference between designing and buying a beautiful dress, for me.

(Source: huffposttaste)

15 4 / 2014

"Anything that makes life beautiful is a good thing."

Nigella Lawson. (via andthecollisionofyourkiss)

14 4 / 2014

This weekend turned out to be pretty awesome.  We didn’t make a lot of plans, because Evan’s mother was supposed to be coming into town Sunday evening, so we had a lot of preparations to make.  Saturday, we got up early to go to the Carrboro farmer’s market and found ourselves in the middle of a street festival, Carrboro Open Streets.  There were booths about bike safety, Zumba classes, yoga in the middle of the street, kid’s art stations…it was a pretty amazing display of community to behold.  We decided to grab a bottle of water at Weaver St. Market and enjoy the weather and the festivities for a minute before we headed back home to clean.  Which we did for the entire rest of the day, except for an hour or so when jennaywithan-i came over for some coffee and visiting, which was lovely.

Sunday we were able to get our chores done early to make our way out to Rougemont and Prodigal Farm’s open barn.  They are in the middle of kidding season, and there were baby goats everywhere.  I’m pretty sure that that is what heaven looks like.  I especially bonded with one little black and white girl named Husty…she just followed me around and snuggled me, and I totally wanted to bring her home to be Dacs’s new caprine sister.  We also took a tour of the dairy and tasted some incredible cheeses that I’ll be writing about later (trust me, they deserve their own post).  We came home from that to do our cooking and ironing for the week, and got a call that Evan’s mother wouldn’t be coming after all.  

All’s well that ends well, I guess.  I got to play with baby goats and hang out with some friends, so I’m putting it in the win column.

13 4 / 2014

Day 21: Two words. Baby. Goats. This is Husty, and she’s a total love bug. #100happydays  (at Prodigal Farm)

Day 21: Two words. Baby. Goats. This is Husty, and she’s a total love bug. #100happydays (at Prodigal Farm)

09 4 / 2014

Day 17: Lucky to have my two brown eyed, curly haired boys when the going gets rough. #100happydays

Day 17: Lucky to have my two brown eyed, curly haired boys when the going gets rough. #100happydays

08 4 / 2014

Day 16: Farmer’s market flowers #100happydays

Day 16: Farmer’s market flowers #100happydays

06 4 / 2014

Day 14: I have this little guy to take care of me when I’m not feeling well. #dacs #havaneseofinstagram #100happydays

Day 14: I have this little guy to take care of me when I’m not feeling well. #dacs #havaneseofinstagram #100happydays

05 4 / 2014

Day 13: We’ve developed a tradition of local breakfast Saturdays #100happydays  (at Neal’s Deli)

Day 13: We’ve developed a tradition of local breakfast Saturdays #100happydays (at Neal’s Deli)