The Very Best Grain-Free, Gluten-Free Paleo Brownies

Almond-Butter Brownies

If you know me, you should know that I am crazy about chocolate. In fact, I eat one of these brownies (or 2-3 of them) per day. They are HEATHER APPROVED. Not only that, but everyone we’ve shared them with asks for the recipe… which is why I’m putting it here. I can now just […]

Advent Begins 2016

Amaryllis Christmas Flowers

I know it’s been a while since I blogged… in fact, I think this past November was the very first month I didn’t blog AT ALL since I began blogging in 2005. I am sure you can imagine, that a cancer diagnosis changes a lot of things, and I just let my blog take a […]

Field Trip Foto Friday: Austin Aquarium

sea creatures

On the Northwest side of Austin, there’s a small aquarium that hosts stingrays, small sharks, reptiles, exotic birds, and tank after tank of interesting marine life. They even have a touch tank and most of the entire site is set up for the young (and young at heart). A few years or so ago, we […]

Scrapings of the Brain Pan: Favorite Robert Frost Journal Notes and Quotes

Miles to Go

I copied down a few “lessor known” morsels of Robert Frost’s brain dribble (or as he called it, “Scrapings of the Brain Pan”) from one of his published journals a few years ago and it happened across my desk this week as I moved little slips of paper from pile to pile. The little things […]

The Heavens Declare… get Outside!

Dandy Blend via @Sprittibee

  It makes sense that God wants us to spend some time outside in nature. I mean, if the heavens are declaring something – we should be out there to listen. I have to be honest. I live in Texas, and while I love it here, I HATE the summer. I can’t stand it when […]

When Life Throws a Curve Ball Called Cancer

Hospital Stay

By now some of you already know that I was diagnosed with stage three (B – if the B means something to you) colon cancer a week or so ago after going to the hospital for an unrelated issue. Apparently, being tired should have tipped me off, but I was just plodding along like any […]

Shawn and Brittany’s Wedding at Pecan Springs Ranch in Austin, TX

Shawn and Brittany Pecan Springs Ranch Austin Wedding by Sprittibee Photography

I love taking pictures of people in love. What’s not to love about it? Shawn and Brittany were a dream couple to photograph. I loved how Brittany knew exactly what she wanted and was very organized. She’s a teacher. Maybe that’s why we connected so well. When she contacted me, she knew she wanted bridal […]