What's new with me? Well- here's a very abbreviated recap on all three fronts of my blog:
Same old thing here. Big. Huge. Angelbabies. Someone just turned 5!!!!
AND she's now getting ready for Kindergarten!!! (I'm not ready, although I know in my heart she will be a rock star-the thought of her being anywhere besides with me or family for 6+ hours a day /5 days a week makes my heart ache a little).
I am so very grateful for my sweet little loves, and more than anything right now I am SO looking forward to the week+ that we"ll be spending at the beach pretty soon- I don't think I've ever looked forward to a vacation as much as this one!
My blog has taken a backseat to school- and so has my art:( Thankfully I am in a Masters of Clinical Art Therapy program which involves creating art, so at least I have had the opportunity to be a little productive in that sense:) Here are my two latest pieces:
The inside is our current life- and my experience as a mother... (not quite done with this one yet)
I finished the other one recently for my sweet sister A who is moving far, far away....
this piece has a flower to represent the AMAZING growth she's about to experience on the outside...
and a scene from the top of of the road where we grew up on the inside so she'll always have a piece of home with her...
the scene is based off of this photograph of our street (my parents still live here now- this scene in particular is pretty close to heaven for me:)
I have actually baked the last 3 days in a row- (this is the first time in months!) but I have some AMAZING recipes to share with y'all in the upcoming weeks....PB cup banana bread, and THE BEST raspberry almond creamcheese coffee cake to name a couple....
but today I'd like to share a What's For Dinner post with you because I have been DREAMING about these open faced sandwiches since I laid eyes on the spread in the latest House Beautiful (YES- great design, AND pretty darn good recipes)!
Check these out!!
What you'll need: ricotta cheese 9about 1 cup for 4 slices of bread) , lemon zest (from 1 lemon), olive oil (about 1 tblsp.), salt and pepper- (stir them up good)
Then slice up some good rustic bread (4 slices for the above amount)- spread the ricotta mixture on top- and top with sliced avocado, red onions, heirloom tomatoes, sesame seeds- and drizzle with sesame oil, a squirt of lime/lemon and a little more salt and pepper. TOTALLY DIVINE!!!
I will be back soon- PROMISE;)