All Things Bright & Beautiful

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A SoCal girl plopped into the Midwest and, unbelievably, absolutely loving it. New at everything - gardening, writing, mommying, canning, simple living. Madly in love with Minneapolis, pumpkins, and books. And, obviously, drinking too much coffee.

Located: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tags: food, parenting, lifestyle, garden

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beauty & breathing on May 13, 2011It is finally - FINALLY - spring here in Minnesota and I find myself breathing a sigh of relief. Despite the tornadoes whipping through and the premature summerish temperatures it's so phenomenally gorgeous with the flowers in bloom and the pale...



come and get it! on May 13, 2011MN Food Bloggers Bake Sale. This Saturday, May 14, 11am-4pm at the Midtown Global Market in Minneapolis. Proceeds go to Share Our Strength. Come and get it!!  Lots of fantastic local bloggers have teamed up (led by the fabulous Kate of Kate in t...



daily bread 5/11/11 on May 13, 2011Installment #3! This will be a big one because I missed it last time (the plan is every other week) so there's lots of goodess to share. And just think - with the Farmer's Market back open and fresh produce just weeks away there will be SO MUCH MORE...



daily bread 4/13/2011 on Apr 13, 2011 in recipes, foodAnd here it is, folks, the second installment! There's been a lot of non-cooking going on around here as we've had friends and family in from out of town and we've been trying out the fabulous fare of these Twin Cities (like Sunstreet Breads! A...



lila jane on Apr 5, 2011Meet my baby girl, Lila Jane Strike! She won't make her public appearance until late August, but here's a shadowy image to sate you (me?) till then. The ultrasound tech said, "I'm pretty sure it's a girl," and Olive smugly replied, "I told you...



leaning into it on Apr 1, 2011 An older photo of Olive, relaxed into the moment and yet clutching what she loves I am today 20 weeks pregnant with Strike 2 (and our ultrasound is Monday… can’t wait to find out if it’s a he or a she that’s been kicking me in the...