Monday, February 27, 2012

A Jane Austen Moment

Oh, Jane! I do love your work. I've read and re-read so many of your books, at so many different times in my life.

I think you'd be pleased as punch to see this sweet collection of yours done up in these smart colorful jackets!

Aren't they just juicy and wonderful? They're colors remind me of candy. I can't wait to dive in and rediscover your delightful tales.

I picked up this lovely collection at an estate sale this weekend. The house literally had thousands of books to go through- lucky for me, a slice of turquoise caught my eye, and i didn't have to go through thousands of books to find my treasure!
What's your favorite Jane Austen book? I think mine is "Persuasion"

Happy Monday!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Heart Day!

Will you be mine?

Happy Valentines Day!

How are you spending your day?


Friday, February 10, 2012

Autograph Albums

Did you have an autograph book when you were little? I did- it must have been a 70's thing. With today's technology, nobody wants your autograph anymore, you just exchange 'contact info'- yick. Being an old fashion kind of girl, i love collecting and reading these sweet little books.

This is written on the inside cover

They all are filled with sentimental rhymes and verse. This one has the dearest sepia photo's.

I love those bird pictures!
There are also a few water colors

Such good advice!

This is my favorite book. It's small, and made up of a soft green leather. Under the bow, you can see how bright the original color once was.

The owner used it to keep track of bridal gifts {she received a lot of lace doilies!}

This is the oldest autograph book i own. It's tiny, and the inscription inside touches my heart.

"Lizzie, From your Dear Papa, Michigan City, 1879"

It is filled with quaint rhymes, beautiful ink drawings, and Victorian stickers.

Some of it is in German {i think}

This book was my paternal great grandmothers. A lovely collection of verses that correspond with a space to write your friends birthdays. I found my fathers name written down in his little boy hand writing- so cute!
Here my Great Aunts married names are entered- they were twins!

I love this picture if them together ♡ I never got to meet Melva, but Mernie and her sister Maybel were wonderful Great Aunts to me.

Well, time to let the puppy out {again!}

Hope you have a lovely weekend!


Thursday, February 2, 2012


Have you tried these yet? Being a vegetarian, along with my two growing girls, I'm always looking for a way to sneak in a little more nutrition where ever i can. Finding a source of omega-3's is tricky when you don't eat fish { or enough of an omega rich vegetable!}
Get a load of these numbers- 1 tablespoon contains 5g's fiber, 3g's protein and 2.5g's omega-3.
Nice, right? And, they're Kosher.

We mix them into smoothies and blend them into peanut butter spread on sprouted whole wheat bread.But our favorite way to enjoy them, is baked into muffins!
These are the Maple Oatmeal Muffins from Midwest Living Magazine. I added about 10 tablespoons of chia seed to the mix. The seeds give you a little crunch like a poppy seeds would.
Speaking of dee-lish, here is Miss. Millie at 9 weeks in the snow last week. Unfortunately, the snow melted away into a mess of mud. Ugh, there's nothing like 12 muddy paws stomping through your kitchen ; P

Hope you have a happy, mud free Thursday!