Normally when given a choice between pizza and a calzone I would choose pizza. But I really wanted to mix up our menu this week. I had forgotten how much I liked calzones, and these were especially good because I could decide all the yumminess going into them.
Stuffed in my calzone: zucchini, yellow squash, yellow pepper, mushrooms, olives and onions. And of course cheese and red sauce.
We are so lucky to have good bakeries here, so I picked up some pizza dough from our local place, Le Petit.
If you don't have a good bakery with tasty dough, this recipe looks good.

Once we rolled out the dough it went fast, and from start to finish it only took about 40 min. I did cook the veggies a bit before stuffing so they would be nice and tender, and so I could add some spices. Our calzones were cooked at 400 for 15-20 min.


Tea anyone?

I would love to have this chandelier in my house, made out of my favorite tea cups. It would be fun to collect all of the cups I want, like this one or even this one.

Maybe Grandma will let me raid her kitchen cupboards for some of hers.



Book Art

Very cool cut-out's by Thomas Allen, love how he photographs them as well. Many more here to look at.

Hope everyone is having a good Memorial Day.



We have replaced our usual oatmeal breakfast with this mornin' treat (this is just as healthy, right?). My husband makes them much better than I do so he has become the designated shake maker.

This is what we use:
--1 banana
--frozen peaches
--frozen raspberries } when fruit is frozen makes the shake nice and cold
--frozen strawberries
--or any fruit, really
--splash of soy milk - hubby likes orange juice too if you don't like soy
--organic yogurt of your liking

-once the market has huckleberries you can bet we'll be throwing those in the mix-



My newest addition to the store. Loving the twist turn lock, and brand new spring rain print. Come and look....come on just a little peak.

Can you believe no embroidery....I know it's a shocker.


Is that an umbrella she's holding?

I've never been one to carry an umbrella, probably because I haven't lived in a rainy environment. But, if I did I would surely carry this one around.



To send our good friends off into a world of tornadoes and flat lands we wanted to do something Montanaesque with them. Our original plan was this, but unfortunately a lot of the park isn't open yet. So this is what we came up with instead. If you are ever in the neighborhood I would recommend, it was fun to mix it up a bit in our little world.

We hope you enjoyed yourself Clay and April, we really wish you would stay a little longer (at least until our time is up). Thanks for everything you guys, it's been great.



Great song to accompany an artful video.
via here.


baby got booties

It's amazing to me how much cuter things are when they are small.
My friend at work is having a baby, so I made her these little booties with feather print.
She isn't finding out the sex of the baby, so I had to try and make them unisex. What do you think, would you put them on your little boy or girl?
I know it's hard to read but it says "right," so there is no confusion (and I just like to write w/ my sewing machine).


Veggie Burger

I love a good burger, and since barbecue season is now here I'm sharing my favorite way to make a veggie burger.

You'll need:
1/2-red pepper
3-cloves of garlic
1-can black beans
1/2-cup bread crumbs
3/4-of the can of garbanzo beans
3/4-cup green chili sauce(my favorite is this one)

1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Chop red pepper, onion, and garlic and mince in food processor. Add both cans of strained rinsed beans to onion mixture in food processor, don't mince too much. Put the freshly minced mixture in large bowl and combine remaining ingredients until thoroughly mixed. The bread crumbs help burgers stick together, so you can add more than 1/2 cup if need be.
Lightly oil pan and cook on both sides for 5-7 min, finish with your favorite cheese and you have yourself a veggie burger with a little kick.
This makes about 4-6 servings.


dedicated to you

To all those ladies who are mothers, and to my mom especially, hope your day is fantastic.

It's going to be a great day I can tell already, I just looked at the weather report....68 and sunny.
Does this mean a barbecue?



I don't mind the rain, but when it's accompanied with gloomy/cold weather, well we'll just say...boo to gloom. I swear that's what it's been like all winter here, I just looked at the calendar and last time I checked it was May. Yes, it's true, we "need the moisture" but I guess I just miss the weather in Colorado. There it's sunny all the time. Even when it's raining.

Well enough of my complaining, I guess it's just an incentive for me to start on one of the many projects on my list. Maybe, this one or this one will do.




Brand spankin' new print on a little clutch purse.

And of course some embroidered details.