Tuesday, January 31, 2012


 garlic organic chicken on salad with homemade parmesan biscuit

threw together some garlic, bok choy and an egg -- when cooked, added some organic free-range chicken broth -- when simmering I added the rice noodles I had just cooked, topped with some fresh scallions and a splash of soy sauce -- perfect fast homemade ramen noodles!

S's cranberry tuna salad on lettuce with balsamic vinaigrette and some thin pepper crackers for crunch

what do you make for your go-to healthy and fast homemade lunch?

Thursday, January 26, 2012


cranberry orange almond muffins

 oatmeal with my favorite toppings: dried sour cherries, walnuts and brown sugar

organic Brown Cow maple yogurt with pecans

what's your favorite breakfast?

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Pad Thai How To

inspired by Kate's Pad Thai, I made a quick version and snapped a shot before assembling -- delicious!
(garlic and fish sauce are a must)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Our Sushi

We had fun with smoked salmon, avocado, cucumber and sprouts!
A yummy & healthy dinner by candlelight.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Campfire Cookery

What a delightful book! I assumed it would be a fun cookbook, but it is filled with many more clever insights like:
- elementary stargazing and orienteering
- tarot card and tea leaf reading
- ghost stories
- interesting information on the "true" marshmallow
- fishing lure & lore
- how to whittle away
- how to build a fire and more....

With whimsical writing like "Oh, sublime magnificence! Would one dare to eat such a peach?" or "To quiet one's cantankerous belly in the peckish hours before the evening meal, one can do no better than these nibbles; we also find that children flock, as if following the Pied Piper, to the tartine table." Who wouldn't want this book? I love it!

Friday, January 13, 2012

mo*tif on etsy: 2 year anniversary

Thanks to everyone for your continued support!
if you need a handmade gift right away, remember to stop by the Fort Collins Museum of Art gift shop
at 201 South College Avenue in CO.

Monday, January 9, 2012

My Idea of Heaven

My idea of heaven on earth would be to take off during the summer in one of these lovely vintage treasure-filled caravans. I would lounge, read books, play games, rock hunt, cook minimal yet tasty meals, and just be present in that sunlight. To find out more about this amazing book, click here.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Little Joys in the New Year

I found a Georgia O'Keeffe calendar on sale and fell in love. I really enjoy transferring all of my info, birthdays, and other things into my new calendar each year. I also have a new camera that I am having so much fun with! No more dead pixels in my images and now I have many more options. Love it -- thanks Corey! Here are a few photos from around my studio.

Christmas Cactus Flower

Geranium Flower Buds

Thursday, January 5, 2012

'Madmen' Style Server

Perfect for entertaining 'Madmen' style! This vintage caddy works great for condiments, relishes, even mixed nuts or candy. It spins like a lazy susan with four glass dishes that are removable for easy cleaning. An elegant metal handle leads to the chrome stand with a pretty piece of walnut at the base.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Cappuccino & Treats

Salty caramel chocolate bars, cookie, biscotti and a capp from the delicious and cute Little Bird Bakeshop in Fort Collins -- a must!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012!

Wishing you and yours a safe yet fun, healthy and happy New Year!

 Mimosa with thin pepper crackers

New Year's Day hike in Garden of the Gods, view of Pikes Peak

Random glasses of champagne