Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pink Galore

Pink Galore
Originally uploaded by misscaroliner
Okay, I'm on a blogging spree today, just playing with taking photos of anything and everything so I can't stop myself (as you can see). Took this photo in the bathroom...yeah, classy. I couldn't resist this cluster of pnk on the bathroom counter.

Grace perfume by Philosophy from Number's Man's mom
I Love Juicy by Juicy Couture - Anyone who reads my Twittering...this is the "you smell like money" perfume
Rose Petal shaped soap in a Valentine's bag from my mom

I squee for pink.

Crazy Fates

Pooka in a Daze
Originally uploaded by misscaroliner

My cat dreams of sun bathing.

In another life she worshipped the golden orb, seaside in a string bikini emblazoned with flourescent flowers, and monoi oil covering every inch of her skin. Even now her paw pads remember the slippery feel mixed with sand and nibbles to remove the invisible grains like a haunted limb. She tells me we're crazy for living in Washington. Crazy for ditching the California Coast for the Puget Sound.

It's okay kitty, I dream of mountains and rivers, water from a bucket.

Maybe I'll give your dish a shot and lap up my daily eight.

Cup O' Joe

Cup O' Joe
Originally uploaded by misscaroliner
Darling Dog woke me up at 5:30 this morning...about an hour and a half before my alarm was set to go off, so after I took him outside (poor guy had a stomach ache), I promptly made a cup of coffee. I've been trying to drink less of it as late, but I feel like I was handed a get out of jail free card when I pressed the button on my Keurig. A new lease on the morning. Followed by a Bible study, I'm back on track!

James 3: 14 - 18
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

Mock Pizza

Mock Pizza
Originally uploaded by misscaroliner

Numbers Man was so starved when he arrived home last night he couldn't wait for a real dinner and asked for sandwiches, so that meant the dinner was all for me, which in this house means...meat free. Nine times out of ten I will make a soup or a lentil dish, but I opted to try something different last night. It turned out really yummy so I figured I would pass the "recipe" along. Of course there are a million and one substitutions you could make here, so with whatever you've got on hand! :)

Thaw one sheet of pastry dough and cook in oven to prep as directed on the box. While it's baking, slice up some tomatoes (any kind will do) and crush some garlic. Remove pastry sheet from oven and spread about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese on it and sprinkle with dried basil, salt, and pepper. Then place the tomatoes and garlic on top of that. Sprinkle with italian cheese(s) of your choice. I chose the Kraft 3 cheese blend (parmesian, reggiano, and asiago...I think). Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and scissor cut one green onion on top, bake for another 5 minutes.


Monday, February 22, 2010

"To Spring!", says the Daffodil

Daffodil with Edits
Originally uploaded by misscaroliner
The daffodils in our neighborhood have all popped up to say hello and they are stunning. I would love to find a field full of their pert, yellow heads, nodding at the sun as it rises and sets, for mine, here, come in twos and threes: small families. A community of daffies, like sunflowers, lift my spirit heavenward. I propose this is a gene, like that of the blue eye, or the wayward ear. My mother donated to my mind, the daffodil gene.
Like the earth, with each spring I long for a completely new seems all I want to do is shop, shop, shop. It's a terrible curse! I think in part it comes from my safe color go-to of grey...when the clouds pull back and the blue stretches out above me I long for sunkissed hues...
Pink (more than I already have)
Lime Green
And so, to appease me until I muster up the courage to buy something new, I'm gong to trim my mangy mop of hair. Spring is a time for new beginnings.

"And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh: That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances, and do them: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God." ~ Ezekiel 11: 19 & 20

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tree Starting to Bloom

God has been generous with clear blue skies for nearly a week now so I finally got the camera out and headed out with darling dog. He was anxious when I tried to get good angles, anxious when other dogs passed by walking their humans, anxious when cars drove by. I think I made him crazy walking so slow; he's used to being a dog on a mission as I normally walk at break neck speed.

In other news, I've been going through The Pioneer Woman's Photoshop tutorials and they are such a blessing. I think I'm finally starting to understand how it works (now that I've had it for half a year or so). Ha!

P.S. If any of you noticed I turned in my blogger badge for my other blog. I'm just not up to keeping up two blogs right now...particularly regarding personal info. I'm just...exhausted and I feel like if I spend less time online I will likely be able to get more accomplished. Numbers Man will appreciate this, I know. Many life changes for us coming up and I need to devote myself and my time to our plans and schems "in real life", you know? :)

Lots of Love,

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Cherry Blossoms So Early

Oh precious spring, draw near and I will sing songs in your name.
Or just raise a singing voice is whiney and more suited to autumn.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Fog in the Morning

Fog in the Morning
Originally uploaded by misscaroliner

My line of sight
This morning
Is marked by blur,
Fuzz ,and pasty light

Benign Luminary
Whispering new day
And touching tips
Of tangled trees, weary

For celadon leaves
A use for sky-reaching


This is a test post from flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing.