eat! craft! live!

Baking, crafting, mama-ing and taking photos of it all. When I remember.

a long overdue welcome!


an evening



Well, it’s time for a proper welcome. (I’m afraid this one just didn’t count…) I figure I should explain what exactly I’m doing here, babbling away like I do. After blogging in fits and starts on a couple different platforms, I finally decided to really get going. This blog is much more what I wanted my other blogs to be. And so far? I’m pretty happy with it.

So! Who am I? I’m a 30-year-old knitter, crafter, bookmaker, baker, gardener, photographer and more! I live in central Austin with my boyfriend, two adorable kittens and a fish named Marvin. I don’t have a car, so you may spy my lost-in-thought face on a Capital Metro bus or see me panting along the road on my shiny new bike. I frequent farms and farmer’s markets around here and I love to be outside when it’s not hotter than hell, which it currently is and is scheduled to remain so for another, oh, 2+ months, at least… I was born and raised by the ocean on the coast of Maine, so living in Texas can be a challenge sometimes! I’d be loathe to give up my breakfast tacos or my Tex-Mex now though!

And…what can you expect to find here on this little piece of internet real estate? Well, a whole bunch of things, quite frankly. I am going to try to include a little bit about all the things I am passionate about – locally grown foods, crafting, knitting, gardening, cooking… You can expect to see book reviews, recipes, gardening tips, craft projects, event write-ups, personal anecdotes…and whatever else I decide is appropriate!

Like, this evening. That photo up top there is my evening. It doesn’t get much better! There’s a fresh batch of maple-blueberry muffins cooling on the stove and two loaves of bread rising on the kitchen counter. I have my book to read, some basil plants to look at, the latest issue of edible Austin to peruse and kittens playing at my feet. (OK, the kittens are actually biting my feet…but still. You get the point.)

I’ll leave you with one last thought…are you ready? It’s pretty mind blowing! Ready? Kittens are cute!



2 thoughts on “a long overdue welcome!

  1. Awww, what a cute kitty! I totally agree with you, kittens are the best. Fun presentation, I really like your blog and the photos you take of your stuff! Nice work!

  2. Thank you for the nice comment! I do love those kittens of mine… :)

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