Part of winning the Smoffice competition was receiving six months rent-free living in a beautiful condo very close to Beyu. There’s nothing better than our walk to work: saying hey to our friends at Mercury Studio, stopping by Scratch for a treat, and settling into our little window.
Sarah has been out in California teaching creative writing classes (and I miss her dearly!), but before she was on the west coast, we were sharing the apartment for a week or so. With a dog, a cat, and two sisters, we were packed a little tightly, and that’s how we started calling our new digs “The Smondo.”
Sarah Rose preparing lunch
This year we celebrated Father’s Day with a picnic at Duke Gardens. We used to go there all the time when we were kids to climb the Magnolia trees and kick around a soccer ball.
I’m having trouble getting up and at ‘em this morning. Anyone else feeling the mid-week blues?
Here is a little something silly to brighten up your Wednesday- a kiss on the head!
picasion.com (Kiss courtesy of Zoolie and Maji)
We’ve been working hard at the Makery the past few weeks. We’re getting our new website worked out, lining up artists, meeting with lawyers, accountants – lots to do! We are also getting our Kickstarter rewards in the mail!
(We’ve mailed out the first few levels- but don’t feel left out if you haven’t received yours yet, we’re still working on the higher levels and will get them in the mail soon.)
On my morning walk I ran into this neighborhood gang.
My walk came complete with souvenirs! One for each of us sisters?
Perhaps for our feathered caps?
"Old Picture of the Day"
I had the honor of giving a reading of my poems here at the Fine Arts Work Center on Saturday night. In my anticipatory nervousness I was inspired to make a dessert for the after-party, and I decided to try out the set of Williams-Sonoma Kransekake cookie cutters that my mother sent to me at Christmastime.
Kransekake is a Scandinavian dessert usually made with rings of almond cake — mine is a sugar cookie rendition, and I used white and green icing for spring. Next time I might add some almond extract to the batter for increased authenticity (and deliciousness).
The cookies were very tasty and were all gobbled up at the party (along with the yummy buffalo tempeh/avocado/endive appetizer that my husband likes to make).
My writing fellowship here on Cape Cod is winding down with only two weeks left. Then we’re on the road back to Durham where new adventures await!
I had the pleasure of a leisurely breakfast this morning with my husband. We went to a great little breakfast spot called OverEasy. On our walk to the restaurant we saw the beautiful handiwork of a stealth crafter. I love this stuff.
Public displays of crafting make me smile — a great way to start my day. Happy crafting.
I love Sunday mornings. I enjoy waking up early and baking something yummy for a relaxed breakfast. This morning — pumpkin muffins.
Did you bake, make or create anything this weekend?
I hope you have a great Sunday.
UPDATE 5/08/2012: Here is a link to the recipe Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins