Around Here In Photos

Holy moly, it’s June mid-June!

Here are a few things that I’ve been up to lately…

Still collecting some of the most beautiful art, craft, and sewing supplies. As usual, my studio is one crazy mess today, but no one can tell through my macro lens.

 

Baking…lots and lots of baking. Pictured on top are Wookiee Cookies that I baked up to make my Star Wars fan happy. They are adapted from a recipe found in the Star Wars CookBook –one of the cutest cookbooks I’ve ever seen.

The glazed citrus doodles, pictured below the Wookiee Cookies, are more my speed. These doodles are tart, chewy, and delicious. They are not very heavy, making them perfect for spring and summer. Plus, I love the smell of lemon zest that filled my kitchen while I was making these. I did have a heavy hand with the icing on my first batches, so my last dozen are sans the icing goodness. However, they are still very good! I got this recipe from Everyday Food, one of my very favorite magazines.

 

We’ve been working tirelessly on our yard. Last year we didn’t have time, so this summer its been our goal to have a pretty and functional yard. I saw this cute idea in someone’s front yard–its an old boat filled with flowers. I’m thinking I might try to do this on a much smaller scale, using some of my favorite herbs.

 

Last, I’ve been spending all of my free time at the beach. The weather has been gorgeous and I’ve been trying my best to soak it all in.

Hope you are taking the time to enjoy this fun and relaxing season!

Xo, Kat

Thank you <3

Thank you to everyone who stopped by on Valentine’s Day! Really feeling all of the love and encouragement here. I also loved hopping to the other blogs that participated in the Fly Tribe party. I was so inspired by all of the talent out there!

So yes, I was reminded again this week that LOVE is all you need. However, flowers and candy are nice too….

 

Took a few last pics of my finished piece before hauling it up to our bedroom. I already filled this bad boy up and am looking forward to starting another piece. Doesn’t it always seem like when you get one huge project done, there is another one just waiting around the corner for you? I am excited to share that I just recently scored a french provincial piece that has a lot of potential. I know with some work, it’ll look perfect in our spare bedroom. Its back to the grind tomorrow, but I hope to work on this next project soon. I’ll post some pics once I’m done! Xo, Kat