Doggy

We have Linnas Godfather here for the weekend and he brought his doggy to! Our Marley isn’t happy (since the dog stays inside all the time and eats what’s left in Marley’s bowl) but we are trying the best to show love to our Marley :). I hope that by the end of the day they will be friends ūüôā […]

Card making workshop #1

It was so a while ago (23.03.2018) when I agreed to run a cardmaking workshop… Well, I guess I didn’t know what it means :). I agreed and was prepared for worth! Well, I was prepared and not prepared at the same time. The last picture (above) shows how it was! It was crazy! There wasn’t prepared paces at desks […]

Cabbage and Mushroom Noodles

This recipe is inspired by fellow blogger Crunch Crunch Away¬†and I still have wild¬†mushrooms in my freezer! I like to stir-fry all the liquid out from mushrooms and then freeze them in small glass jars. This recipe requires 2 of my wild mushroom jars. Modified the recipe a bit according¬†to my mood and taste buds, they called for garlic! Wok. […]

Coltsfoot – Finally!

Nelle is better, so she was in kindergarten for half day and then in art school.¬† She was home at 2:30pm. Nelle: “What about coltsfoot?!” Me: “Hmmm, last time we checked they were starting to open, so today (a week later) they should be in full bloom. Let’s go and see?!” Nelle wanted my¬†cardigan and scarf to be sure she […]

5th Anniversary!

Today I was surprised to find out that I’ve been blogging for five years (with this account)! I’ve been through a lot of changes, doubts, and dramas, also dreams, perfections and struggles! I’ve lost myself…because of blogging! One year and four months ago I’ve started THIS blog (latvianmom.com). This blog is who I am! I might be a professional in […]

Sunday Special

Finally, I’m in the RIGHT mood! MY mood! The mood I remember being in – the mood that has written “Ilze” all over it! On Sunday I took out one of my vintage Damask (and by Damask I mean¬†Damask cotton) tablecloth and served soup in a terrine to mine family. Yes, that’s MY mood! The RIGHT mood I’ve been missing […]

Veggie – lettuce tortilla wraps

Finally, a bit better lettuce has arrived in our local store. Veggie – lettuce tortilla wraps for dinner! I like to make a veggie – lettuce mix in one bowl and dressing in another. So, when assembling tortillas, first spread the dressing and then add the veggie – lettuce mix. A friend of mine can’t eat something like that. She […]

First picnic this year

This year’s first picnic was yesterday! It was windy and not at all sunny, cold and terrible… but I love nature and how it gives us energy! Our picnics are spontaneous, quick, environment-friendly, almost sugar-free and short. I don’t cook for hours and we don’t enjoy sitting in a picnic spot for hours. Also, I’m not sure if we ever […]

Our beloved caravan

I think I didn’t mention that we pulled out our caravan from neighbors barn (read Jani’s parents barn)! Towed to the car and brought it here!     It feels like summer can begin! I know it’s far from summer cause wind just pull up our trampoline and throw into the porch… but still: good thoughts is what makes life […]