May 9, 2011

best of both worlds

I for one, like the little changes in the weather every couple of days. Last week we were eating watermelon and swimming, and this week I am back at pulling on my trench coat. Actually, I would prefer for the entire summer to be just like this! We love staying outside ALL day long, mild days call for picnics at the park and gloomy days call for an outing to grab a coffee.

We went to lovely little wedding this past weekend. The cutest couple and the chill wedding just suited them so perfectly.  I never cared much for weddings until my close friends started getting married and weddings actually meant something (?), and now each wedding I attend I get a little teary eyed because weddings are beautiful and personal and I am always honored to be a witness of the happiness.

I mixed matched two pieces borrowed from the shop (wink). 

p.s. We aren't big on 'hallmark' kind of holidays, I get a "ma" card from Eva every other day :) but I did make a little raw treat for us to share for yesterday. Its a very easy recipe (from a previously mentioned cookbook).

3/4 cup almonds (chopped in a food processor into small small pieces)
3/4 cup dates (seed removed and chopped into small pieces)*
1 tablespoon of honey
1 1/2 tablespoon of carob powder
pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients together and then knead on a flat surface until it comes together. Form into  quarter size balls. Let them refrigerate for a couple of hours. 
*my hand mixer just gets stuck from getting jammed with the sticky dates, so I found chopping the dates by hand is a lot easier.



  1. ooh! i quite like the look you had going on at the wedding. tesska and eva are going to have the best memories growing up!!

    and i will try that date recipe for sure. i told my ma about our 'dates being like chocolate" conversation and she loved it. she might text you. lol, jk.

  2. these pictures are so sweet. and that last picture is making me hungry for dinner :)