Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mexican food...



my favorite.  on thanksgiving, christmas, summer, winter, fall, spring.  I love it.


Mom's recipe for this amazing salad:

Black Bean
Chopped Tomato
Red Onion
Roasted Corn
Cilantro
Avacado
Fresh Lime Juice
Pinch of salt

Chop, toss, serve fresh...
 
 


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Some days...


Some days I feel like a lost bird.

Plenty of directions to wonder.  Plenty of  adventurous places to soar.  And not a clue as to how to work my very own wings.

to be con't...

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Never been until now...





This museum was so rad.  Hands down the best I have ever been to.  I love art and sculpture and yada yada yada... but the animals and bones in this place; fascinating!

With that said, not sure I want the details on these stuffed guys... hoping they are made by truly talented folks with supplies from Michael's...




The kids were in awe, and so was I.  Creatures like this up close and personal, well it was a privilege.

Favorite part... the dino's.  because they are so other worldly and I can't imagine them as ever being real.




Check out this cutie...ouch!




I do have to say, the best part of the day... seeing a bestie.  A friend from forever and now a new generation to continue.  These kids are the closest things my kids have to real life there-own-age...




They got along smashingly as they ran the museum halls, pretending, together.  happy.

So good to see you Megs, as always...




Though I could bore you with five hundred more snapshots of this amazing place, I will just pick one, a fave...





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Best holiday weekend ever...

I simply love spending time in New York and I am so grateful to have the chance to spend this thankful holiday running amuck through its streets, showing the kids what livin' is all about!

Funny I say that because on Wednesday night the Mister, Grandma Mindy and I decided we would prefer to watch the parade on the tube and sip coffee in our pj's. 

say whaaaat?

Well, if you haven't heard, east coast weather has been anything but frightful.  So after a lovely snooze and a leisurely morning we thought we would venture out for a walk... to the parade, with no expectations, to be with the people... in the mix.



We ran into a lady in blue who slipped us thru some barricades onto a side street giving us a wonderful view of the balloons and an earshot of the band...

Can you say awesome? 

We did, for the next hour, as snoopy, Kung fu panda, spongebob, and spiderman drifted by!

  The kids were so excited that they blacked out in the car...


We spent our Turkey part of the day, not eating Turkey, but enjoying the most delicious dinner prepared by my very talented Aunt Sherry.  Her meals never cease to amaze and she had so many veggies on the table that I managed to stuff myself without stuffing a bird ;-)  

My favorite part... sitting at the table for hours after eating, talking and listening.


Thank you Mom, for having us to the City apartment and thank you Marc and Sherry for having us to dinner!!  Already looking forward to next year!

...and this was only the very first day


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Friday, November 25, 2011


Morning People!!

A little behind on the whole black friday shenanigans...

Don't really believe in it anymore, the whole corporate america malarkey.  

BUT,

I do believe in people...and their passions and their art.  

I have my art HERE.  and today I am offering 20% off everything in the shop with the coupon code MERRY.  

Please support local business this year, it is good for your soul...




Happy local shopping... I am off to see some bones at the Natural History Museum!!
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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!


Hoping you are enjoying this most wonderful holiday!  Off to the Parade folks!!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sunglass Love...

My very favorite accessory is a good pair of eye sunnies. 
Sadly, Vermont doesn't require an extensive collection of fancy shades due to early sunsets and dark skies.  Arizona was much more in the know in regards to this design.  But I am a lucky girl, for I have a friend in the sun glass biz and we know how to have a good time...

Clock says: 10:45  Meaning: BREAK TIME  Destination: Sunglass hut to see if Josh has time to play...


I got a sneak peak at the Black Friday special... a pair of Vogue sunnies for like 70 percent off!  I tried all the colors and I like plain old brown the best.  I think these puppies come up to being 30 bucks, sweet deal if ya ask me!

You can visit Josh for some fun time in some shades HERE!


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Monday, November 21, 2011

Today I am thankful for...



A husband who makes me laugh all the time.  

You will see in some of these radical photos that I try and keep up with his high jinx, but then I realize that I am no match for this face and the hilarity that it holds... it is better that I just smile.

Seriously though...

the funny faces you make, 
the ridiculous songs you sing,
the awesome dance moves you have,
the infectious laugh that you belt out,

it makes my life so much better.  i love you darling.  thank you for being insanely hilarious.  i love it.

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A visit for Raw Milk...

It's Monday folks and I am so looking forward to a week of thankfulness, family visits, and some delicious Thanksgiving dining!

  Today I am so very thankful for the two-in-a-row visits with Grandpa Jay and the Lovely Sue.  As if seeing them for a long weekend in Montreal wasn't enough we get to have them here in Vermont for a Village stay!


Before moving here I knew that I wanted to have an active part in the local community and explore everything that these great people have to offer.  The main form of this being food of course.  I am in awe by the farms that surround and overjoyed at the prospects of eating Farm to Table.  When my familial guests inquired about raw milk I knew just the place to take them...


200 Leduc Farm Drive  Shelburne, VT 05482   
Upon arrival we had a peak around to see what was available...





 3 seed bread baked fresh





A welcome board....







and Ta-Da...


Vermont's finest raw produced milk.  Problem was, the container seemed slightly large for the short weekend stay.  While in debate on whether or not to purchase such an amount a kind farm hand appeared and offered a taste...


 We asked several times if he was sure that he should open this for just a small taste and he assured us that it was (another reason I heart this place).  He poured a glass for the long distance travelers who have been waiting a long time for this.  He poured himself a taste as well and they cheers(ed).  Matt and I refrained due to our attempting vegan ways....   I must say though, if I were to drink milk it would absolutely, hands down, be from this place!







After one sip they say...

We'll take it!

 I think they liked it.










Then they paid on the honor system which I love.






Then we headed to the Farmhouse for a magnificent lunch.  Matt and I shared the squash and apple sandwich and a to die for salad...














And that was just the beginning...

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

A handmade Christmas...

So I am very excited about a very merry INDIE Christmas this year.

This Witt family has definitely participated in some Christmas extravaganzas over the years.  Beginning with every possible plastic toy for our new baby boy, to presents stacked high with pink wrap, to a fully loaded sunshine yellow H2 hummer, by fisher price that is.

 Those times were fun, but over the top.

 Amongst all that material gain I must say, one of my favorite Christmas requests thus far was for a flower by dear Gabrielle...

Life is different now and times are changing.  And I don't want to support the corporate Christmas this year.  I am ready to Occupy Christmas.  I hope you are too.  I want to find the core to this holiday season... Family, togetherness, kindness, caring, giving, loving, being...

So, I am starting my list.  This year it looks different.


                                           Gabi - Handmade skirt by mom

                                           Noah -  DVD **homemade by mom and dad, staring Legion

These will not be the only gifts to open, there will be a few more, but they will not be purchased in super stores with terrible lighting and waxy floors.  I am excited to support ETSY folks.  Creative artists of all kinds sharing their passions through THIS most wonderful site.


Can I encourage you to participate in a different idea this year?  A handmade one perhaps...
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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It is here...



The wind has been howling out my window while I lay awake and listen.  Any leaf that thought it could hold on eventually met its match and gave way.  

We had a  beautiful fall this year, a long lasting one full of the most vibrant colors.  I watched with adoration and amazement.  But stick season is upon us now.  

The absolute best part of the day this time of year... 4 o'clock, when the sun is on the horizon turning the clouds a golden yellow and pale pink, and the twigs on the branches appear to be painted on the canvas sky.

Yes.  Welcome Winter, it is lovely to see you once again.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Top Ten + 1 of Montreal...

1.  Spending time with dad...


2.  The lovely French language.  Super fancy and quasi world traveler worthy... even if it is just less than 2 hours from our front door...

3.  The dinners in...


4.  The most fantastic French Canadian market with the most fresh vegetables I have ever seen in one single place.  How people think they need anything else to sustain themselves is beyond me.


5.  Spending time with my one and only!






























6.  The city walks...





7.  Riding the train...



















8.

9. Graffiti

10.  Togetherness...























11.  Balloons...



Au revoir




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