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Wishing You A T.G.I.F

Remember when you were little
and on Thanksgiving you would beg your mom
to hand you the damn wishbone
so you could get your wishing on.
Oh, was that only me? lol
Thinking back on it 
it's rather grotesque
tearing apart bones
and splitting them in two.
But then I remind myself 
that turkeys, my friends, sleep in trees
and I imagine their big creepy
turkey caruncles 
(aka the big red ballsacks on their necks)
staring down at me from a dark branch.
and I scream! 
and I forget all about my bone crunching remorse.
In fact those nightmares kind of make me want to 
take up turkey hunting.
But I digress.
Wishing you a happy Friday!
and a wonderful, turkey-nightmare free weekend.
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O.M.G. Love; Caitlin McGauley Illustration

So you all know
that I am a teensy bit obsessed with illustration.
I might compromise my morals
for a good watercolor.
Luckily my morals are lacking to begin with :)
I joke, but seriously
I would sacrifice 
someone else's limbs
for one of these sweet Caitlin McGauley illustrations.
Sadly I think I'll be left lusting
because I don't think she has an Etsy shop.
But apparently her work is all over Lonny, 
and you can win a painting of hers from them here.
Give me a good watercolor of an espresso machine & a wonderfully decorated interior over a landscape any day.

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A Little Sweetness

Apparently there is a tariff to be paid 
for delicious, organic, hand picked blueberries.
In this case the price was my skin.
Yes, yesterday was a day of reds whites & blues.
My red & white skin offset the bluest of blueberries.
But tonight was the sweetest revenge
as I enjoyed fresh blueberry compote
the fruit of all my labor.
The perfect ice cream topping.
So delicious.


  • 2 cups frozen blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


Combine 1 cup of the blueberries, water, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Cook over a medium heat for about 10 minutes. Add the rest of the blueberries and cook for 8 minutes more, stirring frequently. Serve warm. 

Thank you Foodnetwork. You made my blueberries really special!

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A Bucket of Blueberries

If you want to find some simple goodness
look no further than a bucket of blueberries
on a Sunday afternoon in Santa Barbara
So sweet.
And the picking process, it satisfies some ancient
hunter-gatherer urge
to, well, hunt & gather! lol
The bf & I are quite the competitors. 
So it became a little game of 
who could find the "big daddy" blueberries lol
Other farm guests probably wondered what was going on 
when they heard people yelling
"oh yeah that's a big daddy there!"
Not something often uttered among fields of berries :)
The icing on the cake was the little goats
just relaxing in the shade.
I should have joined them there
since I got a little burnt! lol
Hope you had a great weekend
& check out a "U-pick" in your area