enamored by


sweet Marguerite.


this amazing magazine. Are you familiar with it? No ads, nothing commercial, just soft focus photos and short stories celebrating the prosaic moments in family life. I love it. I adore it. I want to rename my blog “Seeing the Everyday.”

Can you read it? The green is especially hard to see: LIFE’S MOST ESSENTIAL POSSIBILITIES ARE REALIZED AT HOME

It’s exactly the sort of magazine I want on my kitchen counter– beautiful ideas for my children to ponder while eating Cheerios.

And they want you to write for them! seeingtheeveryday.com Go write a story so I can enjoy it, please.

my lush, voluptuous garden flourishing from the rain. My peonies have hundred of buds; the roses, thousands. I can scarcely wait for the blooms.

Girl’s World— oh my, if there is a little girl anywhere in your life, you need this gorgeous book: it’s tied with a ribbon, it’s filled with color drenched photos, the patterns are included in a sweet printed pocket. I’m no expert seamstress and everything seems within my capabilities. When I will find the time to craft the Mary dress, the pillow, the headbands, I can’t imagine. But I’ve collected a nice little stack of fabric and I’m dreaming of pretties.

Honestly, truly, it would be worth visiting Europe just for Magnum bars. And now they are in my grocery store. Yes, I need to run eight miles just to justify one delectable treat, but it’s completely worth it.

darling Gabe up to his knees in the seventh Harry Potter. His brothers challenged him to read all seven books before the final movie comes out in July. Yep, he’s going to make it.

Ah, it’s June, there’s so much to love.


Congratulations Isabella & Patrick!– June 2, 2011

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  1. Annie

    June 4, 2011

    There’s so much to love here! As always, I am enamored by your photos, your thoughts. Happy weekend, friend!

  2. Selwyn

    June 4, 2011

    We’ve had those Magnums here for years – though by the name Magnum Ego. Yummy!

    I’m always enamoured by your posts!

  3. Tracy

    June 4, 2011

    I still need to order that book. I promise to sew again this Summer. I am itching to create.

    Have a beautiful weekend, my friend.

  4. Cath

    June 4, 2011

    I’m enamored by… your blog. As always. Found Seeing the Every Day last year. Isn’t it fresh and unadulterated and so lovely? And I’m going to get that book for my seamstress sister. Sure love you. We’re back in town. Will you run on Monday? And your beehives are beautiful!!

  5. Sharlee

    June 4, 2011

    As always, Michelle, I am enamored by YOU!

    And those Magnum bars . . . Ahhhhhh! (My favorite photo though was of Gabe “up to his knees” in Harry Potter!)

  6. kristen

    June 6, 2011

    oh my– i think i might have fallen in love with your blog, yet again.

    you know… you could write a piece for that magazine. any one of your posts will do!

    and your photos, as always, are just delicious.

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