Hi Doll Faces,

I don't even know where to start with this one -- There's lots lots lots going on in our little tree house in NE Portland.  With the advent of the Spring season, I just feel like jumping for joy and possibility of reinvention.  The snowy streets (that's me jumping in the middle of our road, Dave on the Diana camera), have given way to daffodils, camellias and hyacinth all around.  The cherry blossoms have pink nubby buds, just waiting a few more days to burst forth, into one of my favorite times on Earth.  The clouds parted, in my mind and in my sky . . . 

Along with blogging for The Kitchn, I have joined the team over on Re-Nest, Apartment Therapy's Green Design website.  I'll be photographing beautiful, eco-chic Portland homes and doing Interview pieces with the latest local green talents.  I'm thrilled at this opportunity.  And, I was interviewed by Kimberly, of Hip Tranquil Chick, on all things food, blogs and photo related -- I'm humbled at the very notion that she titled our podcast together, "Dreams Into Reality."  How bout that!?

As I sort my schedule out with new writing/photo routines, I'll be getting back into the groove of regular, food-musings over here.  

- For now, here are a few links of all this great stuff -

• my interview with Kimberly Wilson (click on the pink chandelier image with cursive font reading, "tranquility du jour" -- the interview is 35 minutes long) : Hip Tranquil Chick podcast
• check out Re-Nest (my first profile runs tomorrow)


  1. wooohoooo! You are the master manifester of all things good and joyful :) So happy for you!

  2. congratulations. i'm glad i get to read more great content from you--good luck!

  3. Hooray! I love that bright streak of color (you) in the snow. I can't wait to listen to the podcast while I'm cooking. :) And congratulations on the good news.