Today we stopped by the Farmers’ Market at the Hope Artist Village in Pawtucket. I tried some spicy Aquidneck Honey! And we picked up some heirloom tomatoes for our garden. Then I came across the Muddy Feet Flower Farm stall. It was quite breathtaking! There were so many lovely stems. I picked out this sweet smelling bunch (below) for just $10.
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On a beautiful day back in February we had a family outing to Coggeshall Farm Museum in Bristol, Rhode Island. It was so neat to see an authentic, historical working farm. We even got to participate in and learn about maple tapping. If you are looking for something different to do with your family one weekend I definitely suggest checking out their calendar.
This morning I sat down with a mug of coffee and the premiere issue of Atlas Quarterly. Inside it was a collection of beautifully written articles featuring American makers, artists and collectors. After reading the Letter from the Editor and the first two articles I knew I was in love. I can’t wait for the next issue and I’m not even done with this one :) If you’d like to learn more about Atlas Quarterly, please kindly visit their website HERE.
Laura, I cannot express how proud I am of you! I love this publication. You and your team did an amazing job!
I was walking through Whole Foods this afternoon after church, looking for lunch and a HUGE sign caught my eye… now the fact that it was huge was only one of three reasons that it caught my eye. The other two eye catching features were: 1) great design and 2) its mention of chocolate :) So, I took a closer look. Turns out they were selling $5 candy bars… I took pause… five dollars? I read further. Theses lovely Save Chocolateville Bars were local, handmade, artisan chocolates (yum!) created by Andrew Shotts owner of Garrison Confections, the package design was by local artist Casey Spencer, even the printing was local (Barrington Printing) and proceeds from the sale of the candy bar would go to benefit children in Central Falls, RI; an idea by Mike Ritz. I was sold and inspired! I love seeing Rhode Islanders take an active role in their community.
And the next time you’re at Whole Foods pick up a Save Chocolateville Bar.
We were up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire last weekend. While we were there we took a stroll, had brunch at The Friendly Toast and stopped by Gus & Ruby. I loved that little letterpress shop! I pretty much wanted to purchase EVERYTHING! But I settled for a business card case, a lovely rubber stamp set from Chewing the Cud and some striped paper straws. If you ever get a chance you should stop in too :)
This afternoon we stopped by my favorite little vegan bakery in Rhode Island, Wildflour. I got something I hadn’t tried before, a pumpkin cake pop covered in chocolate. And oh my goodness was it fantabulous (fantastic + fabulous). This little cake pop was so pretty it warranted it’s own photo shoot and it was so delicious it warranted it’s own blog post. So, as I was photographing the yumness I wondered to myself if any of you would serve cake pops at your wedding in place of cake slices?
Apple picking anyone? It’s that time of year to pick apples and make pies. Yum! Well, after the my visit to Gander Brook I headed over to this lovely organic farm in Sabattus, Maine. The Willow Pond Orchard was just darling and I was able to take a few photos of my cousins while we were there too, not to mention the cute farm animals. The chickens were the sweetest little things. They just cooed and cooed. And the sheep were so curious! They made me laugh :)
Monday, this past Columbus Day I was walking through the Scituate Art Festival and I glanced up through a huge crowd, through tents, and a hundred feet away I caught a glimpse of Mr. Long’s art. I had to check it out. The old worn wood, the detail and craftsmanship that he incorporated into his sculptures was inspiring. I wish I had had my camera. We got to talking, he handed me his business card and I must say it made such an impression on me that I had to photograph it.
Find out more about John’s work here: www.artistinwood.com
…Oh, and check out my cute office assistant!