8/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

she got to spend the whole weekend at her bestie’s house while William and i had ourselves a weekend in nashville

something we have not done since Lily was less than one year old

happy monday friends!

hope you all had a great weekend

6/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

living her best life outside in seventy degree february weather

we had a heat wave last week

we realize that it is due to climate change but we are not complaining

not about the break from the cold anyway

happy monday friends

christmas. twenty eighteen

for some reason christmas feels like forever ago already

to tell you the truth, i had forgotten all about these pictures and the fact that i hadn’t written about it yet

Lily began her christmas break from school on wednesday the 19th and she and William drove straight to west virginia to go spend some days with family

because i was still working full time, i was originally supposed to be working during the holidays so they were to return on the 23rd and we were going to have a quiet family christmas at home here in asheville

however, my work schedule changed (i am no longer working full time) and because they were having such an amazing time with family in west virginia, i ended up driving there myself on the day they were supposed to leave

it must have been around november when Lily told us that she no longer believed in santa because all of her good girlfriends in school had told her he was not real

that she knew it was William and i who were the real santa

fair enough. she found us out

we told her that although papa and i help santa, his magic and the magic of christmas is indeed real

on christmas eve, surrounded by family, snow falling and with her smaller cousins believing and excited for santa, her views changed

out of the blue she felt excited about the magic of santa and just like all the previous years she could not wait to get home to her grandparents house, write santa a note and leave milk and cookies for him and carrots for the reindeer

i am not going to lie, it felt good to have her believe once again

it made me feel like she is still the child i see in her despite how big she seems these days

although i was less invested in celebrating the holidays this year, we had ourselves a magical white christmas in west virginia surrounded by family

the way we always have


4/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

“Lily”

i found my dries van noten tapestry that i had been looking for for years so it was only suiting to take a picture of her in it during golden hour

especially since his documentary on netflix is one of her favorites

happy monday friends

hope you all had a good weekend


1/52. twenty nineteen

“a portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2019”

Lily

on new year’s day after a very late new year’s eve

and so here we are friends, a whole new year

i hadn’t written (or typed) the date yet this year and had to pause for a moment

twenty nineteen….

wow

i will say it over and over again, time is a fast bitch

i wasn’t sure if i was going to go through with this 52project this year but i kind of cannot help myself

even if for the sake of consistency

because it is quite obvious that i do not blog so much anymore

anyway…. happy new year friends!

feijoada


feijoada is something i grew up with as a kid

what is feijoada?

well, it’s bean stew basically

feijao means bean in portuguese

there are many different ways to make feijoada

with all sorts of meat, sausage…. my favorite way is to keep it loaded with veggies

the last time Drea and her family came to visit us, i cooked it as meal for us and she has been begging me to do a post with the recipe since then

so, this one is for you Drea

happy weekend friends!



ingredients: 1 whole head of garlic, 3-4 bay leaves, 1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes, 3-4 cans of red kidney beans, 1 small green cabbage, broccoli, 5-6 carrots (olive oil, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes not pictured)



peel garlic and cut cabbage. put garlic, bay leaves and cabbage in large pot with olive oil, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes. cook until cabbage is soft but not wilted



add large can of whole peeled tomatoes and cook in low heat with lid on for about 10 minutes



once the tomatoes are cooked down, open the cans of beans and pour in the bean sauce only. cook in low heat for another 10 minutes with lid on and occasionally stirring



add peeled and cut carrots and raise to medium heat. cook for 10 minutes with lid on



add cut broccoli and cook covered for 5-10 minutes



add beans, cook for 5 minutes et voila!! a hearty and healthy meal