Saturday, May 31, 2008

I've been distant...

but i'm here today and that's all it matters! Sadly I haven't had too much to write about. I do have more garden photos to show you. I hope you're not getting too bored of it, after all this is a craft blog. Although I do consider gardening as a craft.
8 ball zucchinis already! These are sooo tasty grilled up with olive oil, salt and pepper.
yummy chives. See the flower bulbs about to burst, providing us with pink-lavender flowers. Did you know they are edible too?

For those of you looking for a new recipe book this one is awesome!

I haven't made these cupcakes but I intend to.
Now, I have made the risotto and the risotto balls and as Rachael Ray would say Delious!

I received this cupcake book in the mail the other day:

Popcorn and corn on the cob cupcakes (All made of cupcake and candy)! Who could resist!

Tune in tomorrow for Sunday Show & Tell!

"The important thing is not to stop questioning."
- Albert Einstein

Saturday, May 17, 2008

I'm here this weekend...

To show you what I bought last weekend!

I heart these beaded earrings. They are my favorite type of vintage jewelry, next to the rhinestone bling of course! The peach set in the upper right corner are tiny shells! Someone must have donated this bunch recently to the thrift store because I never usually score these there.

What I do see at the thrift stores a lot are bags of faux floral. Usually, they are the newer plastic type. But when I picked up this particular lot, I saw white floral tape covered stems (not so typical these days) at the bottom of the bag. At $3 I took the risk and ended up with gorgeous vintage and new floral!
I also had a chance to check out a park sale and found this adorable vintage laceMy favorite is the baby blue lace at the bottom left corner.

Edit: I wanted to give a shout out to Resi! Thanks for the lovely email! and Thanks to all who drop in to visit my own little corner of the world!

Have a lovely weekend!

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful."
-Mae West

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Beep beep beep beep....

We interrupt this blog to bring you a news update:

How's the garden you ask? See for yourself!

ooh, Eight Ball Zuchinni

ahhh, Sugar Snap Peas

nut-ahh, Beet Sprouts

whoa, onions!

oh, and how did the sprouts turn out?

"There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments."
- Janet Kilburn Phillips

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Zazzle Love

These were recently delivered to me from Zazzle
Front of card
Back of card

Zazzle is not only great because my cousin works there, but it is a great local company to support. One of the benefits ordering business cards from them is you are not committed to thousands of cards. You can just order 100 for an affordable price. If you're not the creative sort there are tons of cool templates to choose from (I was tempted but I know I wouldn't hear the end of it). Need another excuse...Mochi is plastered all over the website!
And you know those photostamps you see everywhere? Yup, Zazzle does those too among other things (custom shirts, signage, mugs, magnets, etc.). Check them out today!

"Beauty’s where you find it."
- Madonna

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Happy Birthday, Happy Nurse's day...

and Happy Day for the rest of you!

My my, spring always brings many birthdays to celebrate! Which also brings many photos to show you too! The first photo above is the campfire cake I made for Kevin's Birthday. I first read about the cake from this post. I made a strawberry cake with chocolate filling! Yummo! Although I used a different frosting (Duncan Hines) and didn't like it as much as the frosting (Pillsbury) I usually use. No, I didn't hand make the frosting, I wish I had the time!

The second photo is my new-old typewriter I picked up down the street today at a yard sale. It came in it's own case and is compact, which works out due to the limited space I have! It's in good shape and I was surprised that there was any ink left. I always find the best stuff from my neighbors!

For my hubby's birthday gift, I bought him a sprouter! He loves sprouts on his sandwiches but every time we buy them from the store, they are rotten in 3 days. The system I gave him can produce sprouts in less than a week and grows right in your kitchen! Here we are loading the trays with organic sprout seeds (China Rose Radish, Broccoli and Mung Bean)
and after 3 days of watering morning and nightclose up of the China Rose Radish Sprouts
Can't wait until I have fresh sprouts in my sandwich!

For those of you who work in the medical industry, I hope you had a nice nurses day! I really want to give a thumbs up here because it's the nurses and medical assistants that do all the "dirty" work! Koodles to all of you! I showed my appreciation with these gorgeous violet Campanulas!
The "flags" are made of scrapbook paper and skewers. I put them together last minute to add some whimsy!

Hope you had something to celebrate this weekend, if not maybe take this quote into account:

"Celebrate the happiness that friends are always giving, make every day a holiday and celebrate just living!"
-Amanda Bradley

Friday, May 02, 2008

Not Monkey Business...

Chimp business! For some reason I have had this calling to learn more about chimps! I recently finished reading Nim Chimpsky The Chimp Who Would Be Human. The book itself is a bit sad and ok, but Nim Chimpski is fascinating! He is probably most famous for learning American Sign Language and communicating with it.
But I haven't stopped there...I've also been watching Escape to Chimp Eden on Animal Planet. If you've seen it please give a hoot out because I love this show!!!! My favorite chimp is Cozi Why you ask? He's the goofball and trouble maker of the group! All this chimp talk has got me running around pretending to pick off bugs (a sign of affection in chimp behavior) and hooting at friends and family. I'm sure, those who know me think I'm a bit strange anyway! Maybe that's why I love not only Cozi but chimps in general so much!

“Once I saw a chimpanzee gaze at a particularly beautiful sunset for a full 15 minutes, watching the changing colors [and then] retire to the forest without picking a pawpaw for supper.”
-Adriaan Kortlandt