Nature Bathing

Nature Bathing

This is my first organic post in a while that is non-calligraphy related. Truthfully, I have gotten so far away from photography lately and it makes me sad. Having my fully-charged camera with me was so nice; I feel like I truly haven’t been “one” with my camera since losing the battery charger all the way back during this trip.

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The Giving Mirror

The Giving Mirror

The story behind this mirror is heartwarming and incredible. It epitomizes the good will and generosity in people - in this case, total strangers. Whenever I look at this mirror, I think of the life it had before it welcomed the guests at our wedding. I loved using it as such a harbinger of happiness and excitement, and the way I found it makes it even more of a gift. So, I call it, the giving mirror. In honor of our 6-month anniversary (today!) I wanted to share this beautiful story with you.

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5 Ways To Incorporate Calligraphy on Your Thanksgiving Table

 5 Ways To Incorporate Calligraphy on Your Thanksgiving Table

Picturing the perfect Thanksgiving table is easy - just think of the food! My family's table will be covered with dishes like my sister's famous mashed potatoes, maple butternut squash, my mom's stuffing (out of this world!) and of course, a glistening turkey with all the fixings. It will also have tons of calligraphy on it - in many forms - because there are so many fun and crafty DIY ways to incorporate calligraphy into the tablescape.

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Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

Pumpkin Gnocchi with Sage Butter Sauce

I consider myself an italophile. A hardcore one. I took classes, lived in Italy, and savored the many tastes of that glorious land. I could wax poetic about Italy forever. But the one thing I don't think I'll ever understand is why the word gnocchi doesn't directly translate to pillows of heaven. Because that is exactly what gnocchi are. I think the word derives from the Italian word for "knot." Knots?! Gnocchi are not knots. They are angelic puffs of cloudlike magic. They are light, airy pods of richness. An epicurean dream.

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