Friday, October 28, 2011

Two Mothers

An amazing night.  Organic good for you food at Two Mothers restaurant.  They get all of their food from local farmers and create little waste. Why aren't more restaurants like this?  It feels good to dine out with your family and know that you are all eating clean food!!  Two amazing moms working to recreate the school lunch programs in our area. 

On the menu for tonight....portobello lasagna, sun dried tomato bruschetta, garlic hummus and red peppers, lentil soup, to die for gluten free/vegan black bean chocolate cake and last but not least my little brother rocking the place out on the guitar!









Thursday, October 20, 2011

Danada

I enjoy finding those places that transport you to another time.  One that is high on my list for local must sees is the Danada Forest Preserve.  Danada is the former estate of Daniel Rice and his wife, Ada, racehorse enthusiasts who bred champion Thoroughbreds. With amazing conservation and educational programs, plus the overall history of Danada, it is hard not to fall in love with its rich character.       


The Danada House...where my husband and I got married...sweet memories! 
 
Some of the fall beds in the formal garden.




I know a mum is a mum, but you can't beat their scrumptious colors in the fall!


The back of the Danada House.




Such a peaceful place....



Saturday, October 8, 2011

the neighborhood

As I have transitioned from working to being a stay at home mom I enjoy taking life slower.  We love our walks to the park and I look forward to gathering inspiration along the way.  I feel overjoyed to be surrounded by such avid gardeners in my neighborhood.
 
Below are some of the gardens that inspire us as we go.