Saturday, January 24, 2009

Herbs (Part 1)

As previously stated - I would like to grow my own Herbs (and I like to pronounce it like the Brits - heavy on the H) and use them in my cooking. Why? Because it's a challenge. But mostly because food tastes amazing with fresh Herbs.

So, I researched and found that if you start them in something called "peat" and then transplant them into organic soil which has been enriched with poultry waste they are completely safe to consume. So, I quickly sent away for the supplies and planted them today.

Since I, er I mean SANTA, got Mini-Me a digital camera for Christmas, I can now feature better photos. Thanks Santa!

Those mini chocolate donut looking things? That's the peat. After 10 days or so, the Herbs will grow out of the peat and then I can plant them in soil. (enriched by poultry waste in case you missed it-yum!)

You may be wondering about all the other crap on my window sill so I will give you a tour. I spend alot of time standing at the sink by this window. I like to think of it as one of my offices. If I have things I enjoy looking at, it makes the experience so much more enjoyable!
Behind the Herbs is a cute stainless steel "D" to remind me who I am, some sand dollars lovingly dug up and collected and brought back to me by my friend, two suns because I am rarely in a room without one or two, to the right of the Herbs is a bird bath that I LOVE and toss my jewelry into when I'm washing to that is my prayer photo. Every month I select someone to keep a prayer in my heart for. I've been doing it for years. Got the idea from Lyn. If you see your picture here - it's cuz I love you extra.

Very soon there will be wee baby Herbs growing. Pictures coming soon!

P.S. Regarding Puppy - I chose to get a new Thyroid instead of a new Puppy. It's supposed to have a similar effect. More on that later!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

This is RISKY!

I'm just going to put this out in the universe and see what happens. I've been thinking about this for a long time, It's a HUGE decision. Sort of like getting a tubal ligation reversal.

I want one of THESE for my birthday.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm a Tailgater Blogger

I'm not clever. I am not unclever. There are many who are more clever. I'd rather spend time reading other clever blogs than fretting over how to make mine clever. With that said - I really ought to throw something up here bi-yearly just in case they delete blogs for inactivity.

2008 was definitely eventful. Most of you who read this experienced most of 2008 with me so I won't rehash. (not clever, remember?) Plus you can go here or here or here or here to get the gist of '08. Oh, and here too. Also, I've discovered Facebook which is really clever.

I don't do the resolution thing. I never have. However, I am a great goal setter and I like to try new things. This year I plan to plant an herb garden and use the herbs in my cooking. (a certain someone did freak me out a little about all the chemicals in potting soil though) I want to learn to embroider by hand. I hope to introduce more yellow into my wardrobe. Just the one blouse is all I have. I want to learn conversational spanish for no real reason other than I've always wanted to. Plus, then me and Jorge can talk about everyone without them knowing. I think he is going home in May so I better get going.

In addition to these new things, I plan to breathe in and out every day and love my family. Thanks for stopping by. I'll post something again soon.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Back to what I was saying......

It's Mama's turn. I need some ME time. I've put on hold stuff I love doing for long enough. I have been collecting for I can't remember how long projects I would like to get to. I have two orange boxes FULL of kids drawings, art projects, cute pictures that require more than just a Walmart frame and the like that I have been meaning to get to.

Not to mention some sewing.

Don't get me wrong. I am NOT a seamstress. I like craft type sewing though. I have made my grand sons matching blankets they use when they come to Nana's. Dabbled in a little applique and aprons. I have a whole folder of Etsy websites bookmarked that I fully intend to rip off.

I've spent some time in fabric stores lately. The usual haunts, JoAnns, Hancock, Wally world. I don't get that same vibe I did when I was a kid, running around House of Fabrics in my home town pressing my face up to the fabric and feeling it on my cheek.

Until I found Broadbents. This is heaven.

There’s a little treasure on 100 East in Lehi that you might pass by if you didn’t know better … or if you never ventured off Lehi’s main drag, or passed through Lehi at all. But 125-year-old Broadbent’s is the kind of place you’ll like knowing about, whether you’re looking for a porcelain collectible to add to your collection, or the hippest new fabric to top your latest project.

Broadbent’s Dry Goods has been around since 1882—same location, and operated by the same family. Only in 2008, instead of stocking the shelves with sugar from the Lehi Mill or denim overalls as in the days of yore, you see stuff like the cutest ensemble of vintage-inspired glass ornaments and tinsel tree-toppers (if it’s December), classic candies and a drool-worthy selection of fabrics—only a glass case of what appear to be handknit doilies and gloves show what Broadbent’s might have been like half a century ago.

But down to business. MY favorite thing? The fabric. Prints by Moda, Amy Butler, Free Spirit and Kaffe Fassett—even some Michael Miller, Anna Maria Horner and Alexander Henry.

Because I am no longer too fat for belts, tonight I am making an assortment of these. Shhhh don't tell!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Tagged Schmagged

I'll admit it. I'm not exactly in the mood for a game of Tag. On the other hand maybe it will get me out of my funk. The rules of THIS game of Tag are:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Factoid Numero Uno:
Due to a traumatic brain injury in 2003, I have some gaps in the memories of my life. For example, my wedding day. I have the pictures, I know I was happy and cried alot apparently. No recollection. I know. Sad, huh? Some vacations we apparently took that I dont recall. Stuff like that.

Dos: I have been on a mad crazy diet for 60 days which has netted in a 35lb weight loss but I have also not had any of my beloved peanut butter. None. Not a snitch, lick, or nibble. I have a fresh bottle of Skippy Super Chunk hidden away for that blissful day when we will once again become one. My estimations are June 5.

Tres: I know how to count to 100 in Spanish.

Quatro: I sleep with socks on. Even in the Summer. If I am going on a trip - I take socks with me to wear in the car/plane. These are called "sleeping socks" and they are oh-so-different than "wearing socks". Sleeping socks are soft and cuddly and chunky. Wearing socks are thin and don't get all bunched up in your shoes.

Cinco: I have a strange relationship with underwear. When I was a kid we didn't have alot. I wore my sisters hand-me-downs almost exclusively. What I didn't get from my sisters, or cousins we made on a sewing machine. Including underwear. (Why couldn't I have chosen the memories I lost?) So, now, I must, must, must have many pairs of clean underwear in my drawer at all times. If they start to wear out even the least tiny bit. TRASH. I give my girls 5 new pairs of undies every Christmas. I think you cannot have enough new undies.

Seis: I love Summer tomatoes.

Siete: Let's talk about purses. I am 42 and on a mission for the perfect purse. I've owned hundreds and I still have not found it. I change my purse and/or wallet every week. I have a theory that there is no absolute perfect purse - it's the purse you're in the mood for that is the perfectness about it. Right now I'm on a white purse kick. I think it's because Oprah said "everything looks great with a white hand bag".......

I tag the following people: Kristy, Katie, Janessa, Marie, sharON, Elizabeth, Kristine

p.s. Thank you Elle for helping me with my list. You should be a therapist some day.

Monday, March 31, 2008

I Heart It !

See this? The new lovely design? It's perfectly me and perfectly adorable and perfectly exactly what I wanted! I'm completely clueless when it comes to all things blog. Not Kenna. She's amazing at just about everything, including design stuff (and writing, and photography, and singing and cooking and being a fantastic mommy, and working full time and a great friend) and finding a way to express the essence of someone through design. Big squeeze for my oldest sunshine. I'm crazy about you!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Seussical The Musical

Ellebelle makes her thespian debut this month in the school's production of Seussical The Musical. She has been practicing daily with the troupe after school. She has her costume all sewn and ready to go. She has done a awesome job of keeping up with her schoolwork. She will play one of the "bird girls". I've never seen this play and she won't tell us much - she doesn't want to "ruin" it for us. She loves it and it's so great to see your kids doing what they love! Performances are: March 27,28,29 at 7pm. Ticket prices are $5 Adult, $3 Students & Kids, $20 Family (max6). Drop by and see the play, or just send her a "break-a-leg" email: