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4/26/12

odd days and artichokes




i couldn't sleep this morning. i suppose my body has all sorts of nervous energy these days. by 5:30 i was up and in the car driving around...hoping to be able to catch the sunrise or some inspiration...but instead ended up home an hour later with one lone artichoke from the grocery store and a wings song stuck in my head.

i counted the minutes by the tens until it was time to wake max up...i put on a dress and killed some time by searching the internet for funny pictures of cowboy cats and animals in people clothes to stuff in max's lunch and book bag. i hummed along to the song in my head.

odd early mornings and inexplicable vegetable purchases like these seem to be the recipe for a really wonderful and inspirational thursday...or anyways, at least i have something new to throw in for dinner tonight.


Let 'Em In by PMcCartneyWings on Grooveshark

xoxo

30 comments:

  1. Just another beautiful post as usual. Maybe, you could try Julia Childs artichoke dip? I have been wanting to try it. I think it's made with some kind of butter dip.

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  2. Beautiful post! So simple and yet so full of life! Happy Thursday xxx

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  3. I love that you put funny photos in his lunch bag. That is so sweet and thoughtful! Also, artichokes are my favorite veggie! YUM!

    xo Kayla

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  4. I love everything about this post. Especially how you put funny pictures in his lunch box. Too cute. By the way, your tattoo is to die for.

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  5. That is so, so sweet that you put funny pictures in your son's lunch box. Really, that just made my day!

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  6. Sweet post and I do love your dress! :-)

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  7. well i'm glad your day is starting to look up at least a little bit :) pretty dresses and funny pictures tend to do that!

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  8. Artichokes are delicious! They are so great dipped in butter.. yumm!

    I love that you put photos in your son's lunch bag. That must be a wonderful suprise for him!

    Have a great day!

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  9. This song...ohhh my this songggg!!!! ADORE! Thank you for the share. Your tattoos make me itch so bad for one. And Max is the luckiest, getting funny pics in his lunch. I am going to try to incorporate these tid-bits of amazing-ness into my life somehow. =) & PS I had a sleepless/nightmarish night last night. I think for me it was the thunderstorms. =/

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  10. I love that you wondered in the early morning and would up with an artichoke. :)

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  11. My sis is expecting and she's been up super early too. =) Sounds like your having fun while you while away the hours.

    xo
    Kacie

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  12. I am always amazed to hear the strange things women do when they're pregnant. Each thing is so unique. A 5:30am artichoke shopping spree. So interesting. Also love the fact that you surprise Max with interesting things in his lunchbox. Definitely storing that away for a "To Do" when I have a school-age kiddo.

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  13. Really beautiful photos... as always! Artichokes have to be up there with some of my favourite vegetables of all time!

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  14. Yum! Great set of photos, really pretty little combo!

    xo
    http://kittysnooks.blogspot.ca/

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  15. Ok all I see here is your beautiful tattoo, wow! LOVE.

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  16. early morning is my favorite time of day. Beautiful set of photos!

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  17. I love your blog. Your brain is neat. -kelly

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  18. Haha this post made me laugh!! I often find myself doing random things, and i am not even pregnant or thinking of being!! The other week i couldnt slep and so i went out on my bike to the park, and ended up photographing bluebells and blossom lol. What do you do with artichokes?!?!? I have only just discovered what to do with celeriac, it is lovely mashed through mashed potato with a good spoonful of mustard mmmm!!!xxx

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  19. Great dress! Love the stripes : )

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  20. I come to your space often - I love how quiet and peaceful it is here, and how beautifully you capture your world. There is such a simple elegance in all your photos. I love this set of photos so much- the first two are absolutely gorgeous.

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  21. This is such a beautiful post, I know people who when pregnant really struggle withe the early mornings. Your positivity and outlook is beautiful :)

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  22. I love all of your photos so much! You always have such a lovely calming vibe happening with them.
    Xo Dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  23. your photography is so simple & beautiful Katie. It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog.

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  24. artichokes really are the prettiest vegetable. and you are the loveliest mama. gorgeous post, m'dear.

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  25. I LOVE your dress & that beautiful photograph with the black background & showcasing your beautiful Max silhouette tattoo! It's always a treat to see your photographs & read your stories!

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  26. seriously lovely photos. I'm always inspired coming to your blog. xo

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  27. Great post!Love the photos in your blog!Cute and amazing!

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  28. I adore that dress and cardigan. I can't stop thinking about it. Where is it from...especially the dress? I need to know!
    Mindy

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