So much snow …

It snowed multiple times this week, and this is the most accumulation we’ve had since moving to Chicagoland ten years ago. It is really peaceful and beautiful, in spite of the cold. Though it feels ...

Fall splendor

Due to Covid-19, I spend most of my life in the house. I get a feeling for the change of seasons mostly from the shop – short sleeves and doors open in Summer, bundled up ...

Homemade donuts

Covid has resulted in all sorts of weird supply chain issues. One of those has been the disappearance of our usual gluten-free muffin mix from the grocery store. While we wait for case to arrive ...

Lilies

I think playing Animal Crossing has given me a new appreciation for lilies! They have all just burst into bloom around the neighborhood, and I just love the variety of color when I’m out for ...

Cherries

Cherries are my very favorite fruit … and although life during the Covid-19 pandemic is not a bowl full of cherries at the moment, it’s still a pleasure to enjoy the season!

Happy rocks

There is a small group of families that paints rocks and puts them around the neighborhood. The designs vary a lot but they always make me smile when I’m out for a walk.

Homemade latte

A beautiful homemade latte, made with cashew milk. A super special thing for me, since it’s been about six years that I could have coffee or nuts on a regular basis. I made the cashew ...

New growth

My mom brought some cuttings for me when she came for Thanksgiving, and a couple of months later I finally got around to planting them. This guys seems pretty happy now – I’m excited to ...