Happy Halloween; wishing you a spooktacular day full of fun frights and sweet treats! Ryan carved these jack-o’-lanterns for us and we’ll be celebrating tonight by lighting them up and handing out candy to any brave trick-or-treaters who don’t let the cold, wind, rain (and maybe snow) keep them away.
That’s “What Would Jean Do?” We recently spent about 11 beautiful days up in North/Northwest Michigan, near Traverse City; I was lucky enough to tag along as Ryan taught an EMU class there at the Parsons Center for Arts and Sciences. Pictured above is a fun little piece Ryan created
We celebrated the 4th by attending the Ypsilanti 4th of July parade (celebrating its 90th year), getting caught in a rainstorm, spending lots of time outside and sweating…a lot, dipped our toes (and paws) in the water, and of course enjoying some grilled eats and some cold beers – yum!
We now have a pretty sweet setup in our backyard for the summer, after tackling a few DIY projects to help us with relaxing and enjoying the summer weather to the fullest! We spent the last couple weekends building a brand new bench (to replace our beloved, but aged and
After watching all current seasons of The Great British Bake Off / The Great British Baking Show available to us on Netflix, we’ve (and by “we”, I mean mostly Ryan…but I have helped and done some baking myself through the process) been baking regularly in our home – homemade breads
Hello, it’s been a while since we posted, but we’re still here! Since our last post, we celebrated Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s Eve/Day, and our anniversary. We visited our home state of Texas, and saw lots of family and dear friends while we were there. We had a pretty amazing
We recently started binge watching The Great British Baking Show and it’s fantastic! After watching episode after episode of “biscuits”, cakes, swiss rollls and roulades, some things I’d never even heard of before but looked amazing on camera, etc. being baked and presented, we were inspired to bake something ourselves
Ryan and I had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving this year. We certainly didn’t let the fact that it was just the two of us (and Maddy of course) stop us from cooking a proper Thanksgiving feast though! Our Thanksgiving meal included: Deviled eggs with bacon, capers, and fresh tarragon “Mama
We enjoyed a fantastic weekend with family this past week; they were kind enough to fly up from Texas to visit with us and we filled our weekend with lots of delicious food, Michigan craft beer, pregame at Homes Brewery (where they did a pig roast and we sat by the
We woke up to snowflakes tumbling from the sky this morning and everything dusted in white. Against the fall leaves still hanging onto some of the trees, it was a lovely sight. I felt this Robert Frost poem captured it quite nicely… My November Guest by Robert Frost My Sorrow,