mornings.

we borrowed a son for a day. we’d happily keep him forever. jams out, says “hey man!”, and clears the table. keeper.

when our fridge is clearing, indian food. always indian food. black rice too.

the tiny serious chef.

easy, guaranteed to please lunch, rice, beans, plantains on the coffee table.

her boyfriend. they came over and asked if we could take a picture of them holding hands.

you know, this.
our band photo, the flower crowns.

just kidding. not recent, but you can’t forget this gem. from (THIS event)

I so love the rare toddler nap.

garden beets (and mini carrots too) for roasting.
a carpenter and his deck.

beach days.


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lazy days.
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17 Comments

  1. I so adore your photos, always! I am a Florida girl who moved up to Kentucky and I do miss my home state so! Your blog always reminds me of that. <3

    Also: I'm glad someone said it about the Method shower cleaner, and as that is the only Method product I have ever bought, I'm happy to now know that their other products don't smell like that. Shew.

  2. Your home is lovely and all of your garden/veggie pics make me jealous for your Florida lifestyle!

    Checked out ePantry…I can get all of the method stuff significantly cheaper at my Target and I'm there 2-3 times/week, so might as well…but I love those shipment services for things you don't have quick or easy access to – so convenient!

    I've never tried the shower spray, but I had a bad experience with their laundry detergent – first several washes were great, but then all of our clothes developed a terrible baby puke smell. I think it was build-up on the clothes mixing in with the fresh detergent to make wonderful mildew. Anyway…proceed with caution, it was not fun to have to go through all of our drawers, sniffing everything to see what had been washed, then rewashing loads of stuff once I discovered the smell.

  3. Your home is lovely and all of your garden/veggie pics make me jealous for your Florida lifestyle!

    Checked out ePantry…I can get all of the method stuff significantly cheaper at my Target and I'm there 2-3 times/week, so might as well…but I love those shipment services for things you don't have quick or easy access to – so convenient!

    I've never tried the shower spray, but I had a bad experience with their laundry detergent – first several washes were great, but then all of our clothes developed a terrible baby puke smell. I think it was build-up on the clothes mixing in with the fresh detergent to make wonderful mildew. Anyway…proceed with caution, it was not fun to have to go through all of our drawers, sniffing everything to see what had been washed, then rewashing loads of stuff once I discovered the smell.

    • the smell is so intense! It smells like pure chemicals. I mean, I'm usually super sensitive to smells and everything we have is super non toxic, but this stuff was too much, if it has to be super strong, I'd prefer to smell bleach. The other ones werent bad tho.

  4. Oh how sweet, how I adore little photographic peeks into peoples' daily lives. 🙂 You have such a beautiful family!

  5. Lovely garden produce, I bet they were delicious. And the carpenter is doing well, I know that's going to be a really pretty area when it's finished. Aren't Marlowe and her little friend sweet, such a lovely picture – one to treasure I think.

  6. Oh goodness! Where is your friend's swimsuit from in the beach picture? I'm adoring those ruffles!!