I'm daughter to Lissie, sister to Jess, wife to Brien, mom to Hannah, Lily and Eleanor. I am a stay at home mom to my girls, and my free time is dedicated to gardening (I confess I'm still a novice and look to Lissie and Jess for advice), baking and cooking, and card making. I'm doing my part to make the earth a bit greener, trying hard to avoid processed foods and HFCS, and find the "slow food" movement intriguing and inspiring. I love visits to my local farmers' market, fresh produce, reading, getting out in nature, and spending time with my family.


Catholic, homeschooler, lover of books and great wine and an amateur gardening addict.


I'm Melissa aka "Lissie", mother of Rachael and Jessica, and grandmother to a passel of the sweetest children on the planet. I'm a semi-retired public educator and professor who works from home for a small publisher. I am a lover of all things beautiful ... flowers, the mountains, nature scenes, the innocent faces of children, and my rock and fossil collection, to name a few. I enjoy shopping at the farmers' market for fresh foods and then experimenting with new recipes. Good food and good wine delight me. I love to travel so my suitcase is always packed. Like my daughters, I take pleasure in simple things ... clothes drying on the line, tomatoes so fresh they are still hot from the sun, good books, and interesting movies. I'd like to know everything before I die.
Vita-Mix 5200

Happy 10th Anniversary! My husband and I gifted each other the Vita-Mix 5200 to celebrate. We've been drooling over it for a couple years now and we found it at the best price we've yet seen at a Home and Garden expo today. They were out of the black model at the expo so we ordered and it will be delivered next week. The price tag of this blender is pretty steep (hence waiting a couple years to take the buying plunge) but we will now easily be able to grind our own grain into flour, make hot soups or ice cream in minutes, make homemade nut butters easily, and most exciting for me I can start including a green smoothie in my morning routine!





Rach said...

Now this is just FUN! :o)

Happy early anniversary!

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