Friday, November 16, 2012

Time Out.


Through this moving process we are remembering why we are doing all of this. We are remembering this is for our family. This is for getting back to our roots. Reconnecting to nature and the spiritual, healing beings we are. We are remembering this so we are taking time out to have fun. Not worry about the packing that needs to be done. The work that needs to be done on our current home. At least not for short periods throughout each day. We feign ignorance at all the happenings. All the paperwork. All the numbers. All the boxes and taping and organizing. We reconnect. And then we get back to work.

Peace and Love,
Katelyn



Thursday, November 15, 2012

These hands.

These hands have shown more love than I've ever known. More acceptance than I could ever imagine. These hands are strong. Weathered but also soft. They have held my hands and told me, "Always and forever." These hands have helped me through labor pains. Held me through sorrow and grief. When only crying and rocking would do, these hands have cradled me, wiping away my tears. Reaching out of my darkest of times, these hands are the ones I have found. Lifting me up. 

These hands have waited patiently to feel tiny kicks from tiny feet growing inside my womb. These hands have tucked littles into bed. And held them close. They have cleaned off scrapes and bandaged cuts. These hands have put together countless puzzles and picked up countless toys. These hands have guided and taught. My babies have learned strength and love from these hands. 

These hands have worked hard to provide financially for our lives. They have allowed for me to stay home with my babies to lead the lives we feel most in line with. Working and working to getting closer to these goals. These hands have been dirt stained and sun soaked. Blue, bruised fingertips have adorned these hands often. These hands yearn to live the farmer's life.

I will hold these hands in mine, always and forever.

Peace and Love.
Katelyn

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sage Pumpkin Sauce - Two ways

 Sage Pumpkin Sauce
1/4 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp unsalted butter
10 sage leaves, chopped
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup pasta water for thinning
Celtic salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

Cook pasta of choice. We use rice pasta. Save water for sauce. In a saucepan saute the onion and garlic in the butter. When the onions are translucent add the sage and saute for a few minutes. Add the pumpkin and pasta water. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over pasta.

Sage Pumpkin Sauce
Alfredo Style
1/4 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp unsalted butter
10 sage leaves, chopped
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup organic heavy cream
Approximately 1 cup grated asiago cheese
 Pepper to taste

Cook pasta of choice. We use rice pasta. In a saucepan saute the onion and garlic in the butter. When the onions are translucent add the sage and saute for a few minutes. Add the pumpkin and heavy cream. Bring to a simmer. Add cheese a bit at a time while stirring, till all cheese is added. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes. Pepper to taste. Serve over pasta.

Peace and Love.
Katelyn

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Mystic Moon

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The Winter 2012 Bohemian Collective lookbook has released this morning. Mystic Moon. Through shooting and editing of this lookbook Laura and I, along with the model Gina, really got into this vibe. A bit of witchy spirit erupted from us all as we dived into this realm and I am so happy to get to share this project with you all. I can't even really put into words how honored I am that Laura asked me to be a part of this project again with her and to learn to collaboratively edit along side such a lovely woman was a great experience. I look forward to many more lookbooks with her as well as hopeful future collaborative projects. This is a gal I definitely find myself falling into a natural artistic rhythm with. I just wish we lived closer. Click the photo up top to go look at the full lookbook and leave a comment there to let us know what you think!

Peace and Love,
Katelyn

Thursday, November 8, 2012

EC Simplified-Winner

Announcing a day late. I used yesterday to power through the last few photos I had to finish for the Bohemian Collective. And you all just wait, it's going to be amazing! I may be bias though. ;)
Thanks to everyone that entered the EC Simplified book giveaway and a HUGE thanks to Andrea for such a generous offer. Leena helped me choose the winner by picking the name out of the bowl. The winner is:
Please email me at kd@katelyndemidow.com and I will get you set up to receive the book and all that jazz.
To those of you that didn't win, if you are still interested in the book I am now an affiliate so feel free to use the link:  http://ecsimplified.com/gypsymothsol or click the pretty little button over there under the affiliate section. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------->

I listened to the audiobook while driving and cleaning around the house in a couple days and it has made me rethink our approach and we are definitely moving forward with EC with grace and a lot more kindness towards myself. I was getting myself down and PUTTING myself down whenever I would miss a pee or poo and that's not cool, Katelyn. Knock that off, right now! This momma is working even harder on her self love. Andrea really has put together a lovely book and her audiobook is superb. I love how she reads it and it definitely makes it enjoyable to listen to.

Peace and Love.
Katelyn

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cranberry Sauce.

 Cranberry Sauce
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
2-3 tbsp orange zest
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
A splash of orange blossom water (*edit)
2 vanilla beans
2 tsp cinnamon
2-8 ounce bags of organic cranberries
 
Wash cranberries and pick out any super squishy or under ripe ones. Scrap seeds out of the vanilla beans (add the actual bean as well) and combine with OJ, zest, honey (you may want to add more if you want it a bit sweeter, I personally like the little tart kick), apple cider vinegar, orange blossom water and cinnamon in a pot. Bring to a light boil and let boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove vanilla beans. Add cranberries and let simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally and gently. Berries will start to pop since they are mostly air so watch out. If you use a big enough pot you should not have to worry. Remove from heat. Let cool for 5 minutes. Serve. 
You can also put in canning jars to save for later. (This made just over 2 of the 8 ounce jar size.) Remember to always use good canning procedures if you plan to save for later. I just put mine in the fridge because it will NOT escape my fork tomorrow.

There is something about Autumn and Winter that just feeds my soul. My body craves the foods of this time, the colors, the smells, and the darkness.

I am also forcing myself not to get up and get the second can of this sauce to eat now.

Peace and Love.
Katelyn

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Church.

This morning I woke up with the desire to treat my big girl to one of her favorite breakfast meals. Starbucks oatmeal. I'm pretty sure it's the brown sugar that calls her name. On the way there we were lovingly greeted by a dense fog as we started up the bridge to head into the town over the lake. Sunrise warmed us. The view of the beach below us beckoned our souls. We grabbed our breakfast and headed back towards the lake. Unfolding Penelope's blanket, we spread ourselves out and simply took in the world around us. Watching the fog dissipate. The fish jumping. And the dog exploring. We sent some loving energy to Mama Lake who needs a ton of healing. Note to self: carry offerings with me at all times.
This is our church.

For your Sunday worshiping download the header photo here.

Peace and Love.
Katelyn

Thursday, November 1, 2012

This song.

This song is really resonating within me at this point in my life. Enjoy this video that someone on youtube made to go along with it.
"Sigh No More"

Serve God, love me and mend
This is not the end
Lived unbruised, we are friends
And I'm sorry
I'm sorry

Sigh no more, no more
One foot in sea, one on shore
My heart was never pure
You know me
You know me

But man is a giddy thing
Oh man is a giddy thing
Oh man is a giddy thing
Oh man is a giddy thing

Love; it will not betray you
Dismay or enslave you, it will set you free
Be more like the man you were made to be

There is a design, an alignment to cry
Of my heart to see,
The beauty of love as it was made to be

Love; it will not betray you
Dismay or enslave you, it will set you free
Be more like the man you were made to be

There is a design, an alignment to cry
Of my heart to see,
The beauty of love as it was made to be

Love; it will not betray you
Dismay or enslave you, it will set you free
Be more like the man you were made to be

And there is a design, an alignment to cry
Of my heart to see,
The beauty of love as it was made to be 

I'm really learning what real love is when it comes to friends and family. I have felt real love growing up with select people in my life but as I navigate the waters of adult friendships, well, I've been learning what is real and what I want in my life. Each day I feel like I am more and more blessed with those I have surrounded myself with and those who surround me in this space and time I am sharing on earth.
I'm off to edit for the Bohemian Collective and listen to more Mumford & Sons while doing so.
Peace and Love.
Katelyn