Monday, January 31, 2011

"You Dodo head"--Jen

Really loved having Teen and Jen in town this weekend. (even if it's for a sad reason) It was super great to have all the sisters together. We really missed the rest of the group that wasn't here (i'm looking at you Dad, Benson, Lindsey, Dave). Dinner out at the Dodo in Sugarhouse was a nice way to spend Friday night.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

cindy and sophia

We went to an art show last weekend at Fice. They were featuring photographs by Ricky Powell. Celebrities like Andy Warhol, Eazy E, Beastie Boys, Run DMC, etc.

I can't get over these 2 shots though. Cindy Crawford and Sophia Coppola.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Remember that felt garland I made in October?
I'm changing things up around here and I'll be making a new one.
Which means I am selling this one to the first interested person.
It's very long.
and colorful.
and could go in any room in any way.
Email me janecmetcalf (at) gmail (dot) com

Sunday, January 23, 2011



Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify
Henry David Thoreau

An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Henry David Thoreau

If life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most.
Elder Uchtdorf

I'm giving a lesson in Relief Society today on Elder Uchtdorf's talk Of Things That Matter Most
I have loved reading and listening to this talk all week. I have found it to be such a great exercise to look at my life and ask myself where I am spending most of my time. I am reminded how much I love the topic of simplicity and the desire I have to rid of the extra stuff. A simpler wardrobe, simpler foods, a simpler home, a simpler use of my time. I always find more joy and purpose when I am doing the things that I know I should be doing and not cluttering my life with the fluffy stuff. The four key relationships that need nurturing and time are with Heavenly Father, my Family, Fellowman, and Myself. I am feeling rejuvenated.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Ellie and I met a some months ago and since then have talked mostly about food. We decided 2011 we'd start occasionally cooking together. I'm so proud of us for following through and executing a cooking night. We emailed back and forth ideas and decided on pizza and salad. She, the pizza, and I the salad. Everything turned out perfect. I want to cook and talk and eat with friends more please.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Monday, January 17, 2011


To celebrate the day off of work I got myself a new cookbook I spotted at Costco this morning. I'm so excited about it. I've probably skimmed through it 4+ times already today. Great pictures, exciting recipes, and valuable information.

And I couldn't let the day slip by with out a little thought to Martin Luther King Jr. I am reading Half the Sky right now and today I came upon a MLK quote which was perfect timing.

"We must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."

Have you been checking out supernova granola blog? I'm posting most of my food, recipes, and healthy information over there.

i want to remember this...

good move Emma Stone

Monday, January 10, 2011

snow with sparkle

Turns can't capture the magnificent mountain scape at night nor can you take a picture of sparkly snow. Probably how it should be anyway...experience it.

Desolation Trail
Salt Lake City, UT

Friday, January 7, 2011










Laguna Beach, CA

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

christmas day day day

Laguna Niguel, CA

stockings (best part), christmas bread (no brainer), kids (100% make christmas), vid chat to Virginia (missed you), game of Life (a little long), cozy (even in california).