Friday, March 25, 2011

Rain Rain Go Away?

"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."
-e.e. cummings

(why don't you take mr. cummings advice and go enjoy a rainy Spring weekend?  you are never too old for a little puddle jumping!)

Scout and Boo

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A few of my favorite things:

Since I’m still a little sickly, I haven't felt like doing much of anything.  So no food post today; sorry.  But in the spirit of sharing, here's  a list of few of my favorite things!

  • Books. Actual, paper, tangible books.  I can't decide how I feel about the whole e-book craze...but I take pride in my book collection and absolutely love the library.  
  • Coffee. Any kind, but preferably with skim milk and Splenda.
  • 70 degree weather.  Perfect. Windows down, music up.
  • Crafting.  
  • Home goods.  I have recently become obsessed with DIY projects and home decorating.  Guess it goes right along with crafting?
  • Fresh flowers. and most things floral (comforters, curtains, pillows....).
  • Office supplies. What can I say? I like paper clips, post-its, pens, folders....especially when they come in cute patterns.
Thanks for stopping by!

Scout and Boo

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Book List

I don’t know about you, but we haven’t accomplished much this weekend.  I’ll blame it on the coughing and sneezing, but I’ll also give some credit to the Harry Potter marathon on TV.  I’ve watched them all! (and loved every minute of it.)

I haven’t really felt up to cooking lately (plus I don’t want to share any germies with friends), so I don’t have any new recipes.  But I’ve done plenty of reading since finishing my first term graduate classes a few weeks ago!  In honor of getting to read whatever I want, here’s a list of some of my favorite books (recent and all-time).

1. To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee): If you haven’t read this iconic Southern novel, then make it your priority.  Lee gives insight into life during Jim Crow in Alabama through the eyes of a precocious little girl—Scout—and creates a character that inspires generations of young people to change the world like Atticus Finch.  Read it now.  You can borrow my copy!

2. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver): My mom gave me this book the summer after I graduated high school, and I have read it at least 5 times since then.  The story of a missionary family in the Africa and the spiritual turmoil they cause (and the political turmoil in which they live) is fascinating and haunting.

3. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez): Whether reading this book in the original Spanish or translated into English, Márquez’s masterpiece is beautifully written and captivating.  It is the story of a wealthy family is a desolate land, full of tragedy and insight into humanity.

4. Blue Like Jazz (Donald Miller): Miller speaks to my heart in this book.  It has remained my favorite of all his works, and his personable writing style makes it seems like a coffee date with a best friend. Miller came to speak at my university several times while I was a student, and I am grateful for every opportunity I’ve had to hear him speak.

5. Harry Potter 1-7 (J.K. Rowling): I received the first Harry Potter book for my 11th birthday (from Amber?), and I haven’t turned back since.  I love everything about these books, and my hardback copies are among my prized possessions.  If you’ve never read them, please give them one more chance.  Please. I beg you….please?

There are so many more books I could include…maybe another time?

Hope you're enjoying the spring weather! We are!

Scout and Boo

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Hi there! Welcome to Scout and Boo!

This will (hopefully) be a place for recipes, book recommendations, crafting, and adventures.

First things first, though. Allow Boo and I to introduce ourselves:

I'm a twenty-something college grad working on my M.Ed. in Nashville. I'm an avid reader, crafter, and baker.

I'm delighted to share new and tried-n-true recipes, and hope you'll do the same!

Now on to Boo Radley....

This picture was taken back in October, when Boo was just a few weeks old.  He's now about 7 months, and is as rambunctious as ever.  

Boo spends the majority of his days napping on the couch or in a nice sunbeam, playing with his toys, and hiding my socks.  He also enjoys cuddling, eating, and pouncing on me at about 5 am.

(To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is my all-time favorite book.  I've always wanted to be Scout, and figured it was about time I found my Boo Radley!)

Thanks for stopping by, and we'll see you soon!


Scout and Boo