The Holidays & Apple Pie

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For the holidays, we came to visit family in New Orleans.

One of my favorite places to go and always I especially love it around the holidays.

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Apparently everyone is on a health kick lately, so we looked up paleo-friendly, sugar-free, and so on and so on, recipes to replace the tried and true holiday favorites.

I was in charge of helping with the pecan crusted cinnamon apple tart.  I helped by slicing all the apples and then by eating most of the apples.  I’m not the best helper.

I also had a glass of wine while doing all this so I also can’t really speak for my craftsmanship.


Summer Break for Adults…

As it inevitably does in fashion, my work slows down this time of year and around Christmastime.  It’s like being in school, I have a summer and winter break.  I haven’t decided if this is a good thing or a really bad thing but I’m currently letting myself believe it’s a good one.

I’ve been trying to put a list together of some things to do over my “summer break” (dear Lord, The Boyfriend is going to kill me when he hears I’m on a three month self-imposed vacay) and came up with some pretty good ideas.






since last year I chucked my Nikon in favor of iPhone pics.  Need to look into swapping back…





since the last thing I sewed was a pair of ill-fitting men’s pajamas in college…





to get the creative juices flowing, like a creative kick in the rear…




wine glasses

no need for a description, love me some wine…




Rosetta Stone

and by french lessons, I mean finish the french lessons I started last year…


I have three months.  Time to get back to work…