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June 17, 2009

the weekend, on wednesday

So much for seeing you all on Monday. Some weeks are just like that, you know? First, a big hi-hello-welcome-thanks for coming over to peeps from Simple Lovely! It was so nice to see all of your sweet comments come in over the weekend. I do hope you enjoy yourself, and maybe even come back.

So much going on right now, some of which really doesn’t make me want to sit in front of my computer at night, but then again this is fun too.

The weekend was… good.

We took a nice hike up through Temescal Canyon on Friday and found a few flowers still in the throws of spring. This one was so pretty with it’s furry yellow insides. But what is it?

My brother did a demo at a glass studio open house (he’s a glassblower), and it was really fun to watch him work. He’s lived out of state since college and is finally back to start grad school. It’s good to have a brother around.

I was pretty into the little bits of colored glass scattered under the work bench. I took one home (thinking I’d make it into a Christmas ornament?) but it broke into a hundred pieces in my purse. Like my brother said it would.

More prep for this weekend’s party. So glad it’s here, though I could use a few more weekends to make perfect little wine tasting bottle numbers and cards and things. Instead I made balsamic cherries for the cheese platter. They are divine and require little thought. Here is the “recipe”: Balsamic, brown sugar, vanilla bean, cherries. I literally made it up over the stove.

And look who finally found the backdoor in a small, curious herd. They were so funny inching their way deeper into the laundry room and then the kitchen. We are getting to know each other, the chickens and I. Though, for the record, they are not allowed in the house. I had to get a picture before I shooed them out.

And now the week begins. And is almost over. It’s weird how weeks do that.


  1. -Maria- said on June 17, 2009

    I came over from simply lovely and will deff be following your blog, it is beautiful and I love your chickens (i'm just making some breakfast w/ pastured eggs as i type), your photos are fantastic. Thanks for sharing little pieces of your pretty life!

  2. Kristine said on June 17, 2009

    I, too, came over from simple lovely. I love that you have chickens, and am so jealous! I, too, wanted bees, but with 4 dogs it isn't going to work out for us. I do, however, have a beekeeping book that I no longer need, so if you're interested please email me!

  3. Amanda said on June 17, 2009

    Hi chickens who are not allowed in the house! Helloooo, you clucky friends, you.

  4. paula said on June 17, 2009

    I believe I just spent way too much time enjoying your blog. Hmm, I wonder if my HOA would mind if I had chickens?

  5. Meg said on June 17, 2009

    Chickens! Hello Chickens! I want you!
    My shower is this weekend too, small sigh. Though my mom is sick so it's been less lovely.

  6. Simply Mel said on June 17, 2009

    That picture of the chickens made my day! And the balsamic cherries made my mouth water – yum!

  7. aliciajane said on June 18, 2009

    My chickens do the same thing. They seem to think it is way more interesting in the kitchen than the whole back yard.

  8. Kate@ Kids and Cocktails said on June 18, 2009

    So how are the cherries? Wanna send me the recipe? I was just thinking about a cheese tray the other day for a shower I'm going to throw in the Fall.

  9. Teresa said on June 18, 2009

    Balsamic cherries and chickens in the house… I knew there was a reason that I loved this blog.

  10. Mary said on June 18, 2009

    how are you keeping these? In the fridge? freezer? Also I had a few questions about the cupcakes/cake in a few post back.

    Looking for some do-ahead dishes for a party!

  11. iheartkiwi said on June 18, 2009

    your post on simple lovely was fabulous… i linked to you today after hearing a story on NPR about fried squash blossoms! with all your garden endevors i immediately thought of your lovely blog.

  12. Kristin said on June 18, 2009

    you could print and frame that chicken photo! I love how you can sense their tentativeness to be inside even just from the picture.

    Really digging your blog… ;)

  13. Katya said on June 25, 2009

    The party looks so. . .lovely! Of course! Thank you for your website help. Looking forward to next week; we may have to try out that cherry recipe, given my fruit/balsamic fettish, I cant' think of anything that sounds more delicious. Have a great week! xo

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