new views

No, I’m not moving. But a lot of my friends are/have been lately, and although I love my home and life here, sometimes I get that niggling thought: “Is it time to move? To change again? To keep growing somewhere else?”

And then, yesterday afternoon, I was putzing around in the kitchen. And something happened. A corner of my kitchen was illuminated by light in a way I’ve never seen before. Almost four years here, feeling now that I know this place so well, and here was something new. Something new that I didn’t create or design.

It was just the angle of the sun setting. A result of the precise rotation of the earth and the placement of the house across the alley. It was so beautiful that I almost didn’t take a picture, knowing I could never truly replicate the moment.

And it reminded me that new surprises are almost certainly right around the corner, coming from where you least expect, even when you are just hanging out happily in a place you know well + love.

Happy and healthy weekends to you all.

a treat for you from ALT!

Surprise! I’m in Salt Lake City this week at Altitude Summit. Having a grand time {of course} and loving hanging out with some of the fabulous women I’ve only ever met online.

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There’s no shortage of beautiful crafts + photo opps here. I’ll share more when I get back, but in the meanwhile … a little quiz + giveaway for ya! If you can guess what room of the little farmhouse *this* little project is headed for, I’ll have a treat for you from #altsummit. You leave comments –> I pick one via random.org on Sunday 1/26/14 –> someone has a happy day {could be you!}

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xoxo!

let’s eat pie

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First of many frosts | Views from Instagram

Front porch surprise | Views from Instagram

Special visit from College Possible on Give to the Max Day 🙂

you’re in the right place!

I’ve moved! Not houses (heavens, no). But if you’ve been following me at littlefarmhouseinthebigcity.blogspot.com, this is the new place to be. The blog is undergoing a bit of a facelift as I make the transition, but I’ll continue updates about the farmhouse, share recipes I’m trying and tips I’m learning about home ownership.

If you follow me via RSS, the subscription should have switched over automatically. If you’re seeing the “I’m moving” post instead of this one, though, drop me a note and we’ll see if we can get it sorted out (or try http://feeds.feedburner.com/lfitbc or http://www.littlefarmhouseinthebigcity.com/feed/ in your favorite RSS reader). If you’re one of my email subscribers, stay tuned for a new email subscription option coming soon. Friends with WordPress blogs, time for us to get together and geek out.

winter is coming | Views from Instagram

last mow & mulch of the season

carrot soup and apple cornbread

I tried the most divine roasted carrot + coconut soup at a dinner party last month, and was inspired to try recreating it when I saw a beautiful bunch of carrots at the farmer’s market. Read more…

these apples, those apples, all the apples

This is called Apple Day at the Farmhouse.
It’s a real thing.
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recipe ghosts | Views from Instagram

Heaven is: opening an old issue of Bon Appetit, only to be greeted by a handwritten note from a dear friend

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