January 7, 2011

Winter lace

I've always loved winter. Perhaps it is because I live in California, and the winters are very mild, because I'm sure I would have a different outlook if I were having to deal with snow and more severe temperatures. Naked trees always reminds me of lace, and when they have snow or frost on them, it is extra beautiful lace.
This moss only shows up in the winter, and it reminds me of green velvet, and I sure wish it would stick around longer.

This is a total random post, but these are things that I notice outside my door everyday, and remind me that it is winter time.
Winter, especially January, reminds me of when my parents brought home my baby sister. It was a foggy misty morning on January 15th 1970. I remember I could not take my eyes off of her the whole way home. Back in 1970 there were no car seats, or parents not making sure you had your seatbelt on, so I remember leaning over the front seat staring at my baby sister in my mom's arms. Today that is unheard of, can you imagine anyone today sitting in the passenger seat holding a newborn baby? Anyway........... I think because of this special event in my life, I love January because it brought my best little buddy in the whole wide world, into my life. Next week we will celebrate her birthday.

I received the "I love your blog award," from Cindy over at Quaint handmade, where I must share 10 revelations about me.

Here goes:

1. Why did you create this blog?
It started out to be an online journal of sorts, to document my family and things I made and cooked. I think that it still is, pretty much true to that. It may evolve if I open an Etsy shop, something that I have been thinking about for a while. Stay tuned for that.

2. What kinds of blogs do you follow?
I love, of course cooking and sewing ones, but also cute young families just starting out in their life adventures, and design blogs, like Design Sponge. Pretty much anything that has lots of eye candy!

3. Favorite makeup brand?
I guess I really don't have one per se, good old drug store brands like L'Oreal. My daughters on the other hand, have the most amazing collection of makeup. I love when Caitlin does my makeup. She even has a You Tube channel for tutorials!

4. Favorite clothing brand?
I would have to say Anthropologie for whimsical pieces, and Gap/Banana Republic for more practical items.

5. Your indispensable makeup product?
My Burt"s Bee's lip gloss in the color "Fig."

6. Your favorite color?
I can't say that I have a favorite, but I do notice that I gravitate towards red, and some purples.

7. Your perfume?
Annick Goutal "Eau de Charlotte."

8. Your favorite film?
That would have to be "Babette's Feast."

9. What country would you like to visit and why?
I think I would have to say Greece. I fell in love with it when I took a Greek art history class in college. Plus I love the food!

10. Make up the question and answer it yourself. What do you think your gift is?
Creating handmade pretty things :)

The rules are that I have to bestow this love to 10 others, so if you read this and want to play consider yourself awarded. Leanne, Rebekka, Christine, Dawn, Bonnie, Caitlin, Nicole, Tricia ,Carolina, and Georgia.

On a different note, the bottom photo is the first dish Caitlin and Cyrous made for their new cooking blog, which is called, "C&C cooking adventures." They will have another dish up after this weekend, so stay tuned.

Chili con carne over a baked potato. The chili was very yummy!


  1. How poetic comparison lace and velvet.from today, I will look to nature wiht new eyes.
    Mil besos guapa.
    Ya sabes que me puedes escribir en español jejej.

  2. Thank you friend! I just may take you up on this...busy, busy this weekend...the girls go back to school Monday and I will get back to some "me time"

  3. Congrats on your award and to the C&C blog-this looks delish!


  4. eau de charlotte sounds lovely! i loved learning more about you. :)

    i hope your new year has been great so far.

  5. I always wish that there was an Annick Goutal perfume that I liked & that smelled good on me... because they are named and bottled so elegantly! Hope your Monday has been a good one!

  6. i enjoyed reading your list and learning more about you, elizabeth. i loved babette's feast and haven't seen it in years, so i've added it to my netflix que. i'd say enjoy your lovely view of winter, the moss especially, as we're about to have another storm!

  7. I'm with you on Babette's Feast. One of my favorites.

    I will blog my revelations this evening!


  8. too bad I wanted to tag you with this one -- which I still have to post on my blog !
    now i want to go back on the blogpage & read your answers ! i love this part ! exciting !

  9. I have never thought of the bare trees as lace-like before, but you right, they absolutely are. And the moss, I wish I had more moss around me. Thank you for inspiring me with these new thoughts! I am so thankful I live in California too:) I never want to leave!

  10. Loved your list; it was fun learning more about you!!

  11. This was fun to read your list!! I am the same about winter. Well, really I just love to pay attention to the little changes in each season and what makes them unique. In Fall I am so enthralled by the turning colors of the leaves, but the trees also look gorgeous in the starkness! The way the branches stick out every which way, birds perched atop....But yes I am sure if we were faced with blizzards and freezing temps we would feel a bit different. P.S. Greece would also be my first choice....I have always wanted to go so bad!