March 5, 2010

good good good

oh, Abby. thank you for this gift: good goods. I can't wait to see these lovelies in person one day:

{ images via: Abby Try Again }

the beginning

I begin any new search by looking at the natural, organic, simplest way of doing things. While looking for a dining room rug for our new home, I did a search that landed us a lovely flor faux-AstroTurf number. With health, I always take the holistic approach first. So, of course it made sense to begin my thoughts about maybe / possibly considering motherhood with a google search of organic pregnancy. It came as no surprise a book has already been written with that title (well, almost). I must say, while I clicked further into this title, The Complete Organic Pregnancy, I did so with a healthy (or more than healthy) amount of green-washing scepticism. However, once I came across an article at Sustainable Table, which seems to be written by the book's two authors, I was sold. My heart / soul / female-self said yes, yes, yes. It's a simple few words that struck a cord, but here they are... in all their fifteen word goodness:

Pregnancy is an opportunity for a woman to reform her life and seek ultimate wellness...
Again, they're simple words. And a simple idea. But for who I am, where I am, at THIS moment in my life, those few words made my heart sing. Guess it's time to get reading...

March 3, 2010

let it grow

My parents are re-imagining their backyard. The major changes? The 15 year old batting cage is out. A vegetable garden is in. {Delight.} In their design they've included a plot for Nick & me to grow whatever suits our fancy. Given our love of gardening, but current Bungalow-living situation, this comes as a much appreciated gift.

Our current dilemma? What to plant. We're heavily considering the pickles (since it's a Cernoch Family tradition). And, while browsing A Cup of Jo this afternoon I ran across images of canning delight. Doesn't that lovely printed jar just make you want to get pickling?

{Image via Burgon & Ball}

March 2, 2010

a flower for you...

... and me.

A beautiful bloom in my front yard. The photo taken on a morning where I knew a dear friend was about to wake up to a reality quite different than the day before. I felt like this flower opened fully, that particular morning, just for her...

Today I'm revisiting the flower; giving myself a little needed beauty on this dreary, weary day.

{Posted using BlogPress on my lovely iPhone}

March 1, 2010

mini inspiration

I'm already desperate for a camping trip, but this aDORable photo has me over the edge. A matching picnic basket and blanket, are you kidding me? Oh, and please note the Slippy Peanut Butter....

Photo via: Tada Revolution