I love how even the tiniest of discoveries can uplift Tiny turtle power.  We discovered this little guy on the Greensprings trail in Williamsburg, VA. And just last weekend I left the house and saw this: The cherry blossom trees are blooming! It seemed like they bloomed overnight. (Much like my kids.) We also found Edvard Munch’s Scream in the James River. Can you see it? Oh and he’s in this doodle too. Just kidding. Here’s some chocolate. Did you… Read more »

Brr. It’s not officially winter yet, but it’s been cold. So I’m offering you some merry and bright stuff. You know, for lifting smiles and warming hearts.  Sweater weather. Cookie accessories! I’ve been cozying up to the warm oven baking. Did you know there’s a difference between dutch process cocoa and regular baking cocoa? I think it was Ina Garten who said, Once you go dutch, you never go back (but don’t quote me on that). I tried dutch cocoa… Read more »

It’s probably not a secret that I like chocolate (or most desserts, for that matter).     Plus, I’m impressionable, or maybe better yet, let’s say, easily inspired?   Some coffee inspiration   So when children’s author, Susanna Leonard Hill, posted about this:   The First Ever Pretty-Much-World-Famous Illustration Contest!!!   I got caught up in the glamour, the intrigue, the excuse to go to the craft store to buy more art supplies, and well, a little chocolate hypnosis. Because Susanna… Read more »