Monday, June 27, 2011


"Expect miracles and see them take
 place. Hold ever before you the thought
 of prosperity and abundance, and know
 that doing so sets in motion forces
 that will bring it into being."
~ Eileen Caddy
weekending, my favorite part of the week. a time to relax, live, love, just to be. if you'd like to share your weekend either with words, photographs, or both, leave a link to a weekend post in the comments.
This weekend was...

An early morning visit to the market
with the wee one, walking slow and
just taking in the sights.  Going home
and baking cupcakes. The wee one
licking the beater and getting batter
all over, shaking her head up and
down and telling me "yes, we did
a good job". Frosting them with
Coconut Cream Frosting and then
eating one. Having sushi for dinner
and finally starting the book I have
heard so much about. Staying
up late and reading the book,
getting why everyone enjoys it.
Sleeping in on Sunday and then
being unplugged for the day.
Picking  the blueberries, butternut
squash, summer squash, cucumbers,
bell pepper and tomatoes  and basil
from the garden and not looking at the
weeds that need to be pulled.. Making
preserves and pistou to be enjoyed
now and this winter. Picking
our first ripe watermelon and
being awed at the smell and taste.
Sitting in the yard as the sun
was setting, watching boy's and
butterflies enjoy the cooler temperature
as they hung out in the yard. Loving
all the abundance this time of year
brings and looking forward to the
miracles this last week of June holds.
How was your weekend?
Joining with Amanda .


  1. Sounds like you had an enjoyable weekend! Thank you for sharing your recipes.

  2. A weekend of abundance... sounds wonderful. Mine was full of showers. The wedding and baby kind! :)

    Blessings, Debbie

  3. What a wonderful weekend, indeed! It sounds quiet and peaceful and full of adventure all at the same time. I am so glad to get to share it with you today!

  4. Sounds lovely! I think you'll love the Dirty Life - it is one of my absolute faves. I think our first watermelon is still a couple weeks away but I cannot wait to enjoy it :)

  5. Yay! You got the book! Tell me what you think when it's all over.

  6. Tracy thanks for the frosting link, I've been looking for something like this for a while. I second Amanda as far as The Dirty Life...such a fun read.

  7. Oh I can almost smell the watermelon and the cupcakes with coconut frosting!! The butterfly pic is stunning. And now the Dirty Life is on my wishlist, I can not put it off any longer :). Btw, is the daughter that's moving to FL the mom to your beautiful blond granddaughter??

  8. What a gorgeous butterfly!! I'll look forward to hearing your thoughts on The Dirty Life. I was quite disappointed with it, I'm afraid.

  9. What a fabulous weekend. Yum!x

  10. Your weekend sounds absolutely amazing. Our watermelon are still teeny plants! Isn't being unplugged on Sunday so awesome?!

  11. I bet the walk with the wee one was loads of fun. I am half way through the Dirty Life, I am really enjoying it.

  12. So many good things this weekend...that photo of the butterfly is so beautiful. He looks so shiny. Sushi dinners are the best! Steve and I had our first one in over a year for our anniversary. Glad that you're liking The Dirty Life! :)

  13. Beautiful pictures and lovely weekend. I will have to try the coconut cream frosting. Yum!

    Here's ours

    Happy Monday!!

  14. Responding here to your comment. Unfortunately the squash is store bought. We live in condos so I have very limited space for planting. I only managed peas and carrots and not to much besides. I really just wanted to see if I could grow anything. I'm not much of a green thumb. As for the was reaaly good. Well deserved Oscar win for Portman and well deserved nomination for best picture. It's a little wierd though, so be ready for that.