Tuesday, January 27, 2015

things i've eaten and will eat again

it was 9:30 at night and with the impending snowstorm i thought it would be a good time to make some blueberry muffins.  naturally.

   1 cup of whole wheat flour
   1 cup of old fashioned oats
   1/2 cup of brown sugar
   2 tablespoons of sugar
   1/2 teaspoon baking powder
   1/2 teaspoon baking soda
   1/4 teaspoon salt
   1 cup fat free milk
   1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
   1 tablespoon vegetable oil
   2 large eggs
   1 teaspoon vanilla extract
   1 cup of blueberries
   1 cup of granola

how to:
   preheat oven to 400 degrees

   line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners or coat with nonstick spray; set aside

   in a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugars, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

   in another bowl, whisk together milk, applesauce, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla.  pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula.  add blueberries and gently toss.

   scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray.  sprinkle with granola.

   place into the oven and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

  remove and cool.


i froze half of the muffins to have in my arsenal of 'easy last minute breakfast ideas for our child during the work week'.  anything that makes the work week easier, i worship.  30 seconds in the microwave and we are out the door!

Monday, January 26, 2015


we woke up on Saturday morning to a fresh blanket of white snow. 

i went downstairs before anyone else was awake, sat on our window seat and marveled at it. 
as much as i hate a winter of snow and ice, there really isn't anything as beautiful as a snowfall in the early morning.  the way the light changes inside, the serene calm that pulses through the air.  the tree branches balancing the snow so delicately on their branches, droopy under the weight.   

wonder and awe.

T agreed with me as well.

Friday, January 23, 2015

from the mouths of babes // 012

"my favorite first grade memory is the first day of school because i like starting school because we get less work because you don't know much yet because that's how life works."

age 6

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

over the long weekend ….

the older i get,
the more it is just the simple things and time with people i love that make a good weekend.

and blokus makes me happy to be nearly 30.

Monday, January 12, 2015

photography by MWMIII

tripp is in a sensitive period of wanting to do e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g we do.  peeling an eggplant, sweeping, loading the washing machine, draining the water from the tub - kid is all about doing it too!

i was snapping pictures yesterday and tripp, true to form, wanted in on the action.  i took the time to show him how to push the shutter button which then resulted in the most hysterical selfie of all time.  i love how his excitement and eagerness oozes out of the photograph.  this is exactly how i'll remember our tripp mylett at 18 1/2 months old.....with outstretched hands and a little voice wanting to try.

i'm also fairly impressed with the improvement his last selfie.  no?

Thursday, January 8, 2015

new year

i buy in to every little bit of the fresh-start optimism that january brings to the table.

i love a good list of resolutions. not because i think i will actually make it back to australia this year, or read thirty books, but because of the possibility.  because it could be.  there is so much to be said for hope.  for me, writing the list feels life-affirming.  there is something so satisfyingly human to the task.

in the past, MWM and i have typed out our resolutions and framed them.  we always include a resolution that we know we will accomplish (the year we got married we included it on our list) and a life goal.  i've had the same resolution on my list for at least three years that i haven't even begun to skim the surface on.   i don't view it as failure, but rather intention.  it is important to have a focus, and for us, our list provides just that.  a pledge to move forward.  because something you haven't accomplished yet is still something you can accomplish.

here's to drafting a list.  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

things i've eaten and will eat again

smashed avocado
sweet corn
red onion
raw organic honey
sourdough bread

on repeat lately around here.