Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
When I was younger I was a rebellious gardener. My mother loved it, and was always planting and weeding. I could never understand it and hated it when I was asked to help. Well, now I love it and want a HUGE garden. We have a very short growing season, but can usually produce some wonderful things. So I'm thinking this will be the year I actually do some growing. My mom would be very proud!
Living in Calgary, AB we don't usually have four seasons. It's winter and summer. But by May 20th I'm really tired of snow (which we had some of today!). On that note I've been on my favorite "idea" website and I've decided to just live vicariously through those who actually get to put these gardening and planting ideas to use. Although maybe once the weather turns I will too!
(photo curtesy realsimple.com/gardeners.com)
I love these self watering hanging planters, so cute and great for the forgetful waterers out there!
(photo curtesy realsimple.com)
I love the idea of a hanging garden. It's so beautiful and inviting. The plants used in this are called Cabaret White Calibrachoa, and I like how they've used an uneven grouping, very classy!
(photo curtesy of realsimple.com)
Who doesn't love a herb garden? Little garden patches work in my climate, so this was very appealing to me, and I also love cooking with fresh herbs, why not grow my own?
(photo curtesy of Alessi)
Don't you LOVE this watering can. I definitely need to start gardening so I can get me one of these!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Monday, April 13, 2009
I also love Barking Bird Art. Such sweet simple prints for a young person, or a young-at-heart persons room! So cute.
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
My family and I just took a trip to the beautiful West Coast and visited family in Vancouver as well as a shopping spree in Seattle. I adore both cities so it was easy to have a wonderful time. Nothing beats catching up with family members, who decided to abandon us for someplace warmer, and hitting a few of the touristy spots with them. Can't wait to go back.
Sunday, March 8, 2009
These two particular comic strips gave us quite a chuckle. They are both so much like our 7 year old we couldn't believe it (Calvin was a lot like my brother as well. We're all happy he grew out of it!) Enjoy!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
1 pie crust
4 Tbs. butter
3 slices ham
8 green onions
1 C. brie cheese
1 C. parmesan cheese, grated
2 C. heavy cream
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover pie crust with foil and bake for 10 minutes. Remove foil and bake 5 minutes more. Remove crust and reduce heat to 325 degrees.
2. Julienne ham. Chop green onions.
3. In skillet, saute ham until brown. Remove and set aside.
4. Saute onion until tender. Remove with slotted spoon and combine with ham.
5. Spread on bottom of pie crust. Spread brie over ham mixture and sprinkle with parmesan. Combine eggs, cream and nutmeg; pour over cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until set. Cool slightly, cut into wedges and serve.
(picture courtesy of masak-masak.blogspot.com)
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Amazing book. Couldn't put it down, some hard parts to read but definitely worth it.
Found this and wish I had bought it when I was at Urban Outfitters. I guess I'll just have to go back!
And I really just want to own this from art.com: