Friday, May 14, 2010

Seven Quick Takes- photo edition

In an attempt to be both crafty and eco-friendly, we tried to make crayons from the old broken pieces which just sit there and never get chosen. We sat in the floor, peeling paper and sorting according to hue, for quite some time. The little ones abandoned the project after a while, leaving Sophie and I to finish the job. While the colors looked beautiful, we discovered that the foil had holes in it. We had fun, but the project was a decided failure.


Sophie and our priest right after her Confirmation. The picture of her actually being confirmed was dark, blurry, and just downright disappointing. This one captures the mood much better.


My raised garden beds! These plants look so tiny and delicate, and yet they will soon fill those beds. I enjoy going out there each morning to tend to my little vegetable patch.

This loaf of Artisan Bread is one of my most beautiful so far. I wish you could hear it crackle as it cools. I thank God for allowing me to stop and enjoy the little moments of daily life that can easily be missed.

It was too beautiful to stay inside this week, so we took blankets and books outside to soak up some sunshine and fresh air.

An apple for the "teacher"!


I found these in the drum of the washer as I switched loads. Can I be accused of money laundering?
Happy Friday to you! Go to Jen's for more.


  1. Ahh, the sweet life. The bread looks soooo good. I wish I could do that. And the garden! I want to do that too, but we have a major wild bunny infestation AND pet bunnies, too. What were we thinking?

  2. Oh my goodness, that loaf of bread is GORGEOUS! I am much inclined to purchase that book and start me some artisan bread-baking...

    PS. We've had gorgeous weather, too. Don't you love "taking the work outside?"

  3. That bread looks delicious! I'm a bread baker too...we are in the middle of a very long and complicated PCS w/ a TDY in I have been without my Kitchen Aid since February =( I baked by hand a couple of times, but it is so much easier w/ the mixer =) Did you use the Artisan Bread in 5 Min book for this loaf?