Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cat's Quinceañera

If you wonder where I have been...
We have been getting the farm ready for my daughter's
My daughter and her Abuela have been planning this for months.
Coming up with a guest list, menu, ceremony...working on
it as a "Grandma/Granddaughter" team..a special time to share just
Cat and her Abuela.
It was decided that it would not be a big formal affair but a simple,
meaningful event more like how it would be in my mother in law's village
in the South of Mexico.

We decided early on that the rich Oaxacan culture of my mother in law would be purposefully imparted to our children.
  This was a learning curve for this midwestern girl who was raised on tuna noodle cassorole,white bread,
and in a sea of suburban homogeneity.

This meant I had to learn to speak Spanish, how to
make salsa, guacamole, tortillas, tamales...even pozolé
How can you teach it if you don't know it?
in the spirit of Ruth..."your people shall be my people"
and this journey of learning keeps growing.

The Quince was a success and I would love to share the day with you...
This is the Quinceañera chair
My dad walked her down the aisle, as David and I waited for her
There were 15 coral roses given out to our relatives, dear family friends and her best friends.
Each one would present her with a rose and give her a blessing and share some advice on her
transition from a girl to womanhood.  This was such a blessing to me as a mom to be able to
listen to the precious, encouraging words of friends towards our daughter and it reminded me
that it does take a village and I am so thankful for the community that we have been given.
her aunt Marlene and her Abuelita
Our dear friend Charity, who has known Catherine for her whole life gave her the sweetest
blessing, full of wisdom, I scarce could hold it in.
we prayed for her and her future
David put on her high heel shoes,
which symbolizes her transition from a girl to a woman.
then he presented Catherine
she gave a beautiful speech...
Our little girl is growing up.
The Mariachi's played
we ate and ate
drank
danced
and danced
hung out
had cake
 

took pictures



It was a beautiful day where memories were made. 
 Memories our daughter will remember for her whole life.
She has crossed over the bridge from a girl to a lady.

We love you Catherine Grace and are so proud of the women you are becoming
and sharing in your bright future, as we send you out to be a blessing to the world!

Love,
Mom and Dad

Thank you to Karina from Capturing Delight Photography for taking all these lovely photos.



Friday, February 17, 2012

Sweet Salvage: What A Day!!

Oh boy!  What a day! 
From the moment the "garage" door opened...people...non stop people.  It was amazing!
This Sweet Gang is so very talented.  There was beauty everywhere and green...
lots and lots of beautiful greens.


Look at all this green loveliness!
our limited edition "Make Eggs Not War" T-Shirts
fresh baked Madeleine cookies, organic greens, radishes, lemons


our seasonal lemon and blood orange curd, made with our own BOHO eggs.
Trish from Vintage Bliss was also a featured artist...
her jewelry is made out of old ceiling tiles.
Also, thank you Trish for all these great photos.


Thank goodness Stephanie took a bunch of  photos before all of the craziness began!
Sweet Salvage was jammed packed all day from the minute the doors opened. 
But don't worry if you didn't get there yesterday...they are bringing in new treasures everyday.
I got to see so many friend and also make some new ones...Thank you for coming down and
meeting me.  What a treat...it made the day so sweet!
All our BOHO product will be there throughout the weekend to purchase if you weren't
able to get down Thursday.  I am planning to go Saturday and Sunday to shop!
So maybe we'll see each other there!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
 
Sweet Salvage

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sweet Salvage and BOHO Farm are having a Rendezous

That's right...Sweet and I are having a rendezvous for four whole days.  
BOHO Farm + Home is SO excited to be the featured artist
for Sweet Salvage's February sale "Raw and Re-Find".

A perfect match!


We'll be there with all our urban farm fresh goodies:
Marmalades
Curds
Jellies
Organic Produce
Seeds
Salad and herb boxes
Garden accessories
 
 Celebrating Raw and Re-Find!

February 16-19, 2012

Thursday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Located downtown in the Melrose District
 4809 N. 7th Avenue,
Phoenix, Arizona 85013. 

If you haven't been, you need to go...
There is no other shopping experience like it in the Valley.

It's not to be missed!

 We'll see you downtown Thursday and tell them BOHO sent you.


For more information please visit Sweet's website or blog.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Decisions, Decisions...Let's Talk Tile Backsplash

We are now trying to make a decision about what to do for a backsplash...
Here are some of my ideas

A Moorish tile backsplash. Ashbury mosaic by Walker Zanger.

In white?



























Green or maybe blue?

subway carrara tiles laid in a herringbone pattern








































Or just a running bond with Carrara subway tiles














































 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I think plain subway tile might just be too plain for me
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
but...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maybe plain white subway tiles in a
 
 
 
 
 
 
harringbone pattern would be nice.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



































































 































































 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here is our kitchen to refresh your memory.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What do you think?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, February 3, 2012

Farm Tour and Brunch Next Weekend!


Want to join us?  Sign up here...we only have a few spots left.
We will send out a map with your confirmation.

Come tour the farm, ask questions about compost, gardens, fruit trees, enjoy a fruit tree
pruning and planting demo and a farm to table brunch.
There will be BOHO Farm jams, jellies, marmalades and curds for sale,
plus local breads and other goodies.

Bring a friend and join us for a beautiful morning! 

This annual event is not to be missed!

Image of Farm Tour and Brunch at the Coop!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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