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According to Buzzfeed you want to know these people…


Good for a laugh, thanks Buzzfeed



Lavender love



I would like to apologize I lost the links to these images. Some are from Etsy and other are from Weheartit.com

A belated H.A.P.P.Y N.E.W Y.E.A.R. !!!!


I would like to wish all my readers a very Happy New Year!

Sorry I am 6 days late 😦

I was on a lovely vacation with my family and could not blog.

So here are my wishes for you:

Happiness, love, success and may all your dreams come true!

Thank you for reading my blog and all the lovely comments I receive.

Lots of lavender love



Look what Santa brought me for Christmas



I feel so spoiled!

Had way to much fun with my Instax Mini and I foresee many more mini Polaroids gracing my fridge.

Going to enjoy my books while I lounge next to the ocean 😉

And not to forget my favorite movie!


Images by me

25 December is here!!


May you all have a Merry Christmas!!!



Family Fun day at Glen Austin Stables


Hope to see you all there!

For more info go to:


Love & Lavender


Image via

Garden Tomato & Basil Tart


Garden Tomato & Basil Tart

Yields 10-inch tart

Olive Oil Tart Crust
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
1/3 cup olive oil
1/3 cup cold water, plus extra if necessary

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, salt, and basil. Add the olive oil and water and mix until it comes together as a dough. If dough will not form a ball, add more water in teaspoon increments until it does so. The dough should not be sticky and wet.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to form a 12 inch circle. Transfer to tart pan, repairing dough if necessary. Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork before baking. Bake for 10-12 minutes before removing and allow to cool slightly before filling.

Tomato Basil Filling
1-1 1/2 cups freshly grated Gruyere cheese, loosely packed
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
4-6 ripe tomatoes, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces (cherry tomatoes may also be used)
Freshly ground salt & pepper, to taste

Layer cheese, tomatoes, and basil on pre-baked tart crust. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste . Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly browned. Cool for a few minutes before serving.



Recipe & image via The Pastry Affair

Adapted from Chocolate & Zucchini