March

Coming in like a lion:

Lion in a sidecar

I can’t tell you how much I love this picture, mane streaming in the wind.

And here are two women in bird heads sharing a joke or something.

Birds

Isn’t it odd, a little macabre, even?

Easter is almost here, I got Katie enough candy to keep her on the ceiling for days.  You’re welcome, son.

Here she is with her daycare buddy.

easterangels

Isn’t Katie adorable?  I just bought her some sparkle converse high tops.

I have flowers and trees and things but will save that for another night.

 

 

Autumn is in the air

And that makes me think of APPLES!  I haven’t hit Apple Hill yet, maybe next weekend if it isn’t still 95 frickin degrees.

 

Exfoliate with Homemade Apple Bath Soap

Packed with flavor and antioxidants, apples are a traditional harbinger of autumn in many parts of the country. Of course, they can be used for so many culinary delights, but fresh apple juice also acts as an astringent on our skin. How? Apples are full of malic acid, which is the key ingredient in removing dead cells from the outer layer of skin. Malic acid is also known to help soothe sore muscles. You can relax your muscles and exfoliate your skin in this homemade Apple Bath soak recipe from The Herb Quarterly:

Apple Bath
1 cup fresh apple juice
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup liquid castile soap
1/4 cup ground cinnamon

To prepare: Stir all the ingredients together and pour into a clean jar.

To use: Shake container to mix any settled ingredients. Pour 1/4 to 1/2 cup into the tub under running water. Store remaining mixture in the refrigerator. Makes 12 ounces.

Source: The Herb Quarterly

Nora Ephron, RIP

Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.

My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have the potential to be the comic stories the next.

Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.

I try to write parts for women that are as complicated and interesting as women actually are.

The amount of maintenance involving hair is genuinely overwhelming. Sometimes I think that not having to worry about your hair anymore is the secret upside of death.
All from Nora Ephron, 1941 – 2012

She was an amazing woman, putting her finger on the pulse of a generation of people who wanted, above all else,  to be deeply in love.