Monthly Archive: March, 2013

Lemon crinkle cookies

Chocolate crinkle cookies step aside. It’s time for your lemony counterpart to shine.


Forsythia of Spring

Bursting with bright, yellow blooms long before leaves begin to form, it’s a pop of color to hold you over until the mid-spring color fest.

Favorite forget-me-nots

Every year in early spring, hundreds of the tiny blossoms circle my backyard and start the season-long parade of Pacific Northwest color.

Nutella-stuffed cookies

If hazelnutty deliciousness is your weakness, be prepared to try these Nutella-stuffed cookies. The best part? They’re super simple to make.

Picnic at Millersylvania

Setting up at a table near the swimming area, and in the greeting sunlight, we opened our lunch. And realized a heavily panting dog was quickly approaching.

Crocuses in March

A plethora of year-round bulbs sat dormant. Included were the happy flowers of early-spring blooming crocuses.

Birthday cake bliss

Yes, it may have been overly ambitious for my first cheesecake ever. And yes, the stakes were high. But deterred? I was not.

Snowdrops in February

After months of downpours and windstorms, you can’t help but do a happy-dance at the first signs of spring.

Sun breaks at Seaside

Our pick for Valentine’s Day weekend? A trip to the Oregon Coast, complete with winter haze and sun breaks.

Winter at Haystack Rock

Bundled up to fight the frigid Pacific Ocean breezes, our feet led us to the water. No trip to Cannon Beach is complete without a short jaunt to the iconic Haystack Rock.