Wednesday, March 23, 2011


 today is a glorious spring day
today i have ferns
& herbs

 today i have a new cookbook
& a fabulous new magazine

today i carried my new lilly market bag

& filled it with yummy things for dinner

 today we ate our favorite green leafy veggie, roasted brussel sprouts

 today i made lemon honey glaze for our tilapia

& we ate jasmine rice

 today my youngest two sat outside and laughed together

& she loved on our sweet doggy

today little one & i finished
the lion the witch and the wardrobe
& today i cried when aslan spoke beautiful words to lucy

& today
i am grateful
for all of this

(lemon honey sauce~1/3 c light mayo,2 Tbl honey, 1/4 t salt, 1/8 t pepper & the juice of a lemon.
whisk together and serve on top of your grilled tilapia.
garnish with parsley, which i forgot)


Kat said...

I have that cookbook. It's wonderful. That meal looks delicious and nutritious. I love the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Janie Fox said...

Perfect kind of day in my book. I love that magazine too.

Kerri said...

What a beautiful fern! And dinner does look perfect! I will have to check out the cookbook too. What a perfect day! I only wish you could send the beautiful weather up north!

The Avery House said...

Today I again linked to you because I am grateful for you and how you inspire me through the life you share. Thank you Paige from the bottom of my heart for being you and for sharing your "Simple Thoughts" with us. _

Kelli said...

I truly enjoyed reading this. Ferns remind me of my mom...she loves them. We love Ina in our house and a new cookbook is always fun. Dinner looks so good and healthy :) I've been wanting to read a more in depth book with my daughter...would you recommend this one for a 7 year old?

Hannah said...

great pics! love the fern in the fireplace...i may just have to run to HD and grab me one! georgia in the spring is awesome! :)

traci said...

everything looks so beautiful and green at your house. i am green with jealousy - hahaha. get it. i have that new magazine too. haven't read it yet. maybe tonight. have a great day. xo!!

Cheryl said...

Things are still brown and gray in Rhode Island. I am looking forward to sprouting buds. What a lovely day you all had!!

Jboo said...

Looks like a perfect day to me!! Wishing for some sunny days and everything to start greening up a bit!


Sheri said...

I just go that magazine too and I love it. Love you post Paige. Your meal looks awesome and isn't Spring the greatest? Be blessed.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Paige, these are like magazine pictures.. so beautiful. You ares such an inspiration!

Deborah said...

Looks like today was a good day. Love the pictures and the cookbook.

LLH Designs said...

I adore this post, Paige. You were living life to the full with a thankful heart!

We love Narnia, too. So many brilliant lines. I love the one about Aslan not being safe, but He is good.

I hope you have many more days just like this one!

Kait said...

That meal looks amazing! MMMMMmm makes me hungry! Was everything you made in the cookbook? Tempts me to go get it.

I love your ferns too, they are gorgeous!

kimberly said...

Thank you for inspiring me to look around, take in what blessings we have, and be grateful. We have a beautiful sunrise this morning and while it may not last the day, it is a wonderful way to begin.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Beautiful Ferns! I have been looking and thinking about picking up that cookbook. I adore Ina! But, I tend to be a little bit nervous about trying her recipes. Is it really easy?
Looks like a wonderful Spring day at your house! Happy Spring!

Alecia said...

That glaze sound AMAZING! Can't wait to try do you roast your brussel sprouts?!?! Any special seasonings?

The porch looks so inviting. Sweet pictures of the girls and Brinkley!

Susan R said...

Sounds like a good day to me.
I might just have to borrow that meal of yours. I mean it...the whole thing just looks amazing. Your kiddos are probably better eaters than mine are though.
I love that you put the herbs in the tool box, very crafty. I can't wait to start planting in the garden.

Lemonade Makin' Mama said...

Girl, how do you roast brussel spouts? I've never cooked them EVER!! I have no idea where to start!

tessie said...

I know that Spring is here, but the reality is we are getting 3 inches of snow in Massachusetts tomorrow! I love visiting your blog each day to read your wonderful posts and seeing the beautiful photos that accompany each one. My porch is just a warm spring day away!

Farmgirl Paints said...

i'm gonna try really hard not to be jealous! i had freezing rain pelting my window all night...woke up to SNOW! UGH!!!

Leslie said...

What a glorious day! I am so jealous, we woke up to 8" of snow, wonderful. Next week we will be on our favorite beach so that gives me something to look forward to!

Curtis said...

Love me some Ina!!!! That Barefoot Contessa can COOK!!! You guy are having the weather I have been praying for! I live in California, a very small town, population 350, and what is it doing on the 4th day of Spring???? SNOWING, yep you read that right SNOWING..... come on Spring I need some sun and beautiful pictures to take like Paige!!! Your home is so beautiful and warm....
Blessings to you and yours
Curtis & Sherrie

Stitchfork said...

Loe your front porch and the numbered pillow. But especially great are the photos of your daughter reading - sweet!

heather littleton owens said...

What a great day! I love it when my girls (10&16) sit and laugh like yours! Happy Spring! Heather

Amy R. said...

Beautiful! What a great day! I can't wait to go get some ferns! My favorite plant of summer.

Angela said...

Paige your porch just makes me want to grab my book and my peach tea and curl up pollen and all and hide!!! Love the peaceful pics of your home and your family!!

Privet and Holly said...

This is why
I love visiting
you, Paige. Your
ledger of beautiful
moments helps me
to frame my own.
Loved it!
xx Suzanne

Anonymous said...

I'm still dreaming about your porch!

Sounds like a perfect day.

LOVE roasted brussel sprouts :)

Shannon said...

Barefoot Contessa books are the best! That Tilapia recipe sounds delish I'll have to give it a try. Jealous of your warm weather, it's cold and raining here in Calif.

Tammy said...

Hi Paige- It WAS a beautiful day the 80's here! LOVE IT!
The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe is one of my favorites too!
That dinner looks yummy! You've been sharing some awesome recipes lately...keep em coming!
Have a great day!
Tammy :-)

Lorri said...

This post made me smile!

Dawn said...

I made this "almost" exact dinner tonight..thanks for the inspiration..I will share it on my Ciao Bella blog soon!! I am so jealous you have ferns and herbs..we are getting closer :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

This looks like a perfect day to me, so much sweetness.
I adore all things simple and sweet!
Have a glorious Thursday, Paige xx

hometown girl said...

nothing like a beautiful spring day! love your porch! ina is one of my favorites and her new book is on my wish list! susan

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

What a wonderful day!
Thank you for sharing it (and your yummy meal) with me. :-)


Rachel said...

Beautiful pictures.

Tilapia is one of our favorite foods -- I'll have to try your recipe.

And the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe? Perfect book for a perfect day.


Lissa said...

great family day! love the orange bag. Love the new print from jones co. too. have a great weekend.

Martha said...

loving your pictures of warm got cold again here so can't wait for some sunshine and warmth

Between You and Me said...

ferns are the epitome of southern living. my mom lines her front porch with 6 of them every spring!

Carla M. Turner said...

Your blog is lovely, and thank you for sharing "a little of your story". =) Sincerely, ~Carla