Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Enlightened Buddah

The neurotic pastimes of the ego--fear, attachment, blame, complaint, expectation, judgment, preference, attachment to outcomes, the need to fix things, control, attraction, aversion, and preference--create intrusion. 

-- David Richo, 2002

Life is made up of inconsistencies. Things are always changing... the weather, your underwear, luxuries, tastes, people, feelings, and even the bigger things like a house and a job. Sometimes when things change quickly, you are left wondering what happened. why did this happen, and where did all the time go?  

Mindfulness is difficult. 

Stay in the moment. Be in the moment. If you don't have the moment, then what do you have? 

Face your experience fearlessly. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Let's do some math

1 pizza stone  +  bottles of red wine  + "that's what she said" jokes   +  9 amazing people  


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Trail of ruby red and diamond white

for james

They love to tell you
Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sweetest Things

Delicious homemade fish tacos....check
Good company...check
Creative dessert idea to wow my dinner guest .... check

After my first attempt at making fish tacos one night (new and improved recipe to come), the need for an amazing dessert to round out the evening presented itself. This combination came about when I realized I had leftover buttermilk pancakes, vanilla ice cream, fruit, and chocolate. Such ingredients should not be kept apart from each other.

We've all heard of breakfast for dinner. Now why not breakfast for dessert?

one large buttermilk pancake, toasted
two scoops of vanilla bean ice cream
melted dark chocolate chips

The best part was when the hot melted chocolate on top hardened into a hard crust and crunched as I broke through it with a spoon.

Monday, September 5, 2011

New Beginnings

if no one spoke a word
and we were all alone
how flat we all would be
a steady, somber tone. 

if no one felt the need
to cherish the little things
then we'd  never know what's special
and miss the inbetweens. 

It's the moments of the day, the people of our lives, and the obstacles in our way the help us build on who we are. 

I'm a perpetual student of learning of embracing it all.

This blog is a window into me--featuring my passions for photography, food, my home, and the people I love. 

enjoy and more to come