Lately, I have a lot on my plate but I couldn’t be happier…because that plate involves a lot of food. I have started doing PR and marketing for the new local business, Thom’s Bread, and it is so much fun. Plus the bread is to die for. If you try it once, it instantly becomes a favorite. Tonight I had a mini product photo shoot pairing the Rosemary ciabatta with Linden Dale goat cheese. After I got the shots that I wanted, I ate it all up.
Watch for blog posts at Thom’s Bread, soon to come.
The holidays are almost over. All the cookies, decorating, family gatherings and familiar Christmas tunes will soon be gone and all will resume to normal. I, for one, will be sad to see it go. “Holiday spirit” really took hold of me this year, making our house more pleasant than I’ve ever remembered it. Our applesauce and cinnamon ornaments hung from our enormous tree, with cranberries draped from its branches and lace tied in bows. Cookies were accessible at all times and the Rat Pack Christmas albums were placed on top of John Denver and Amy Grant’s.
We were most lucky to spend the holiday with family, and lots of it. Every year, as I get older, my heart seems to swell with joy to love and be loved by my own family and the family of the person that I love. Spending time with them reminds me how lucky I am to be surrounded by such amazing, truly good people. And if that’s not enough to make your days merry and bright, I don’t know what is.
What could I say to you that would be of value, except that perhaps you seek too much, that as a result of your seeking you cannot find.
- Hermann Hesse
I wish the corn were this short and tomorrow I’d nap in the grass and that it was the beginning of the summer and not the end just quite yet.
I NEED to plant more seeds.
Since you last saw them, the brunch chairs have been moved inside. Although they are not completely finished (I’d like to add cushions), I thought I’d give you a visual update on their progress.
For a girl who has two closets you would think a mess like this wouldn’t happen. Happy to say I took care of this today. It’s been a quiet Sunday. After putting my clothes away I got all dressed up in cowgirl boots and a bright green dress and I’ve got nowhere to go.
Maybe I will plan out dinners for this week, or start a load of laundry, or drop off a donation bag to goodwill. Or maybe I will do all three.
I lead such a wild life.
A few weeks ago, Gaby was inspired to make a few terrariums with glass containers she has been collecting for quite some time. I joined her on this lovely crafternoon, and after our DIY session, we have a few pointers if you’re hoping to make your own terrarium.
First, if you’re looking for step-by-step terrarium making instructions see here. If you’re already familiar with the basics, and are just looking for pointers – see our tips below!
1. Reuse glass containers from around the house or purchase cheaply at the thrift store. No need to buy a $15 terrarium container at the garden center, when there are vases, bowls, boxes and more just begging to be filled with tiny plants, soil, and stones.
2. Search for a medium sized container. Using too small of a container makes it look like it’s just a small plant, not a terrarium. Using too large of a container can be complicated to arrange, especially if the opening isn’t also large. If this is your first time, I’d recommend finding a container that is fairly tall with a large enough opening for your hands to fit through – just like Goldilocks, find one that is jussst right.
3. Don’t forget to put down a trash bag or some type of table protection for easy clean-up. Tiny stones are not fun to get out of your kitchen table crevices.
4. Pay attention to the type of care your plants need. This is kind of a no-brainer but it is important to care for your plants the way they need you to – so pay attention to the directions before you throw them out!