You Say “Tomato,” I say “Canning Time!”

Today I accomplished something I’ve dreamt of doing for a very long time – canning!  In my own home, all by my self (more specifically, without Mom’s help). Perhaps canning doesn’t typically fall within the realm of ‘arts’ that I try to stear this blog around, but I really think that there is something incredibly… Continue reading You Say “Tomato,” I say “Canning Time!”

Making Lemonaide. Mixed medium on paper.

You’ve heard the saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonaide.” In my world today, it’s more like, “When life gives you a really challenging first child, let the second one do whatever she wants.” To those of you who like to take parallel quotes literally, do yourself a favor and don’t reread what I… Continue reading Making Lemonaide. Mixed medium on paper.

Yield: 1 Wedding Under the Sea with Verdi’s Barbeshop Trio

In anticipation of another fun Arts @ the Aviary  night beginning in just a few hours, let me share last week’s evening with you. INGREDIENTS: 1 soprano 1 tenor 1 accompanist/alto 2 mini-mezzos for comic relief seasoning, to taste 1 book of barbershop quartets or sweet adeline music 1 book of opera duets 1 book of wedding songs… Continue reading Yield: 1 Wedding Under the Sea with Verdi’s Barbeshop Trio

Seizing the Moment: A Special Thanks to Jillian

Off to the airport to send Jillian back home to CO. Auba is protesting.

Through circumstances I could not – and would not – have scripted myself, Nathan and I have learned some pretty valuable lessons over the past couple weeks.After our Christmas concerts and prior to last week’s performances, we had decided that a really good idea for future busy performance times would be to line up way more babysitting… Continue reading Seizing the Moment: A Special Thanks to Jillian

Love, Your Kitchen

Many of you already know this about me. I am a Conquistador of Chaos.* For the most part, I honestly enjoy all facets of housework. I also love baking and cooking pretty much everything from scratch.  I also don’t have a dishwasher. Problem is, I really really really love to have a clean and bright… Continue reading Love, Your Kitchen