Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Freebies! http://pepperandroofreebies.blogspot.com/

Please check out my new blog I started with my best friend Jamie.  We named our new blog after our dog and cat.  I will repost plenty of my old blogs over at our new blog Pepper and Roo.  These items are for personal use only.
We have lots of nursery prints and artwork!!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Still here...

"And though she be
 but little
she is fierce"
 - Shakespeare

Monday, July 2, 2012

Long Time...No See?

Hello :) I know it has been forever since I posted and I do regret not being able to keep up with my blog or Etsy shop like I hoped to this summer.  It feels like a lifetime has passed in the last few months around here, things on the home front have been rough so I really have not been creating much or spending a lot of extra time online.   I aspire to write a “happy” blog and because the last few months weren’t exactly blissful sailing in my personal/school/work life, I just decided to put my blog away for a few months.   And now with summer here, things also seem to be getting busier so it is one crazy day after another.  My hope is to start things rolling again in the next few weeks.  I know that I have lost a lot of readers but I promise to start picking things up again!  I am looking forward to the fall and the opportunity to spend a little more time online :)

<3 much love

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Beautiful People

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
-Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Monday, May 7, 2012

"Grief is great....Let us be good to one another...."

"But please, please - won't you - can't you give me something that will cure Mother?" Up till then he had been looking at the Lion's great front feet and the huge claws on them; now, in his despair, he looked up at its face. What he saw surprised him as much as anything in his whole life. For the tawny face was bent down near his own and (wonder of wonders) great shining tears stood in the Lion's eyes. They were such big, bright tears compaed with Digory's own that for a moment he felt as if the Lion must really be sorrier about his Mother than he was himself.

"My son, my son," said Aslan. "I know. Grief is great. Only you and I in this land know that yet. Let us be good to one another. ..."

- C.S. Lewis, "The Magician's Nefew"

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Some Wisdom From Ray Bradbury

“Listen,” said Granger, taking his arm and walking with him, holding aside the bushes to let him pass. “When I was a boy, my grandfather died, and he was a sculptor. He was also a very kind man who had a lot of love to give the world, and he helped clean up the slum in our town; and he made toys for us and he did a million things in his lifetime; he was always busy with his hands. And when he died, I suddenly realized I wasn’t crying for him at all, but for all the things he did. I cried because he never would do them again, he would never carve another piece of wood or help us raise doves and pigeons in the backyard or play the violin the way he did, or tell us jokes the way he did. He was part of us and when he died, all the action stopped dead and there was no one to do them just the way he did. He was individual. He was an important man. I’ve never gotten over his death. Often I think what wonderful carvings never came to birth because he died. How many jokes are missing from the world, and how many homing pigeons untouched by his hands. He shaped the world. He did things to the world. The world was bankrupted of ten million fine actions the night he passed on.” Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fourteen; John

"The heart stops briefly when someone dies,
a quick pain as you hear the news, & someone passes
from your outside life to inside. Slowly the heart adjusts
to its new weight, & slowly everything continues, sanely."

—Ted Berrigan from "Things to do in Providence"

*photo credit k. brevan.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Organic Brownies | Healthy Child Healthy World

Organic Brownies

  • 10 TBS. Organic Valley Butter
  • 1 1/4 organic cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup organic fair trade cocoa
  • 2 TBS organic vanilla
  • 2 TBS water
  • 2 large cage-free organic eggs (keep in fridge until time to use)
  • 1/3 cup organic stone wheat flour
  • 2 TBS organic coconut flour (optional)
  • 1 cup organic walnuts


  1. Heat to 325F and place rack in bottom 1/3 of the oven for top crispness.
  2. Place foil over 8X8 pan and grease with butter.
    In a medium saucepan, heat 10 TBS of butter on medium heat. The butter will begin to foam and then bits of brown will rise to the top- when it stops foaming take off heat.
  3. Immediately add sugar, cocoa, vanilla, water. Wait 5 minutes and then add 1 egg at a time.
  4. Stir until silky smooth and add flour.
  5. After mixed, add walnuts.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick is clean.


Because of the organic products, this will look different than regular brownie mix. You want it thick and shiny- not runny.


Be sure to use Organic Valley or any USDA Certified Organic butter. It makes a huge difference in taste!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stationary Stationery...

"Stationary Stationery"

Do they not have pen or paper where you are
'cause I haven't heard from you in ages
I relive each memory
From time to time
Read notes exchanged
With all those scented pages
It's coming back
It's all coming back to me now

I thought you said that you'd come find me
I thought you said you'd be home by now
I heard you sang that you'd come back here
So I wrote to remind you somehow

 Tell me everything turned out alright
Cause I'm where we said
That we'd meet tonight
Does he treat you like you want?
Does he ask to take your hand?
Does he believe in dreams we talked about?
When with no music we danced

I thought you said that you'd come find me
I thought you said you'd be home by now
I heard you sang that you'd come back here
So I wrote to remind you somehow

 I thought you said that you'd come find me
I thought you said you'd be home by now
I heard you sang that you'd come back here
So I wrote to remind you somehow

 Dance by yourself and
Think of me when you do

I'm not sure you understand
What this means to me
What you do to me
I'm willing to prove
That you're the one
I regret to slip away
Now I know it was only you
That I've been searching for
Been missing all this time

I thought you said that you'd come find me
I thought you said you'd be home by now
I heard you sang that you'd come back here
So I wrote to remind you somehow

Let the past be past
Let's start today
Letters won't do
I need to see your face
Tell me where to meet
I'll tell you why we should be
(i'll tell you why we should be)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

My Easter in Pictures Part 2

My Easter So Far in Pictures :)

Happy Easter!!

I actually started organizing some of my stock around 5am this morning.  JoAnne's had photo boxes on sale so I picked up some new ones!  I also got some of my supplies back in shape.  Cleaning kind of makes me happy....

And getting everything all ready for Grammy's & Aunt Jesse's Annual Easter Egg Hunt.  :)

I like to think that some of my artist traits have rubbed off on my nieces and this surely is proof.  My oldest niece Zoe made a full post board of crafts and stickers for the Easter Bunny this year! The most adorable part is that she made an entire family of bunnies and named them all after her family.  The J is backwords but it is just so sweet that I am fine being Lesse for today.  The last name on this is her stuffed owl, Owly who is very much a part of our family. :)

Roo Kitty loves Easter <3
Well I love taking Easter pictures of Roo Kitty, it must be something like the same thing :)