I'll update again soon. Hope you all have a lovely holiday! And wish me luck with the gravy!
Thursday, November 28, 2013
I'm having a very nice Thanksgiving holiday and hope you are too! I've had all week to cook so today all I have to do is bake one last pie, bake bread, and make the gravy. Last year I got distracted in the final gravy-making hour and it boiled over and was ruined. I spent hours yesterday on this wreath and just had the most wonderful time. It might be my favorite floral work I have ever done.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
It was over a year I toiled with getting another dog. I had my heart set on so many different dogs in that year-Samoyeds, Huskies, Malamutes, Afghan Hounds, Chows-but it was Barbie I couldn't live without. The stars aligned and the time was right.
It was a Saturday morning I found her on Petfinder and Sunday afternoon she was home with me. Living a very different life from what would have been Amish country!No pedigree, no AKC. Rescuing a dog has been such an incredibly fulfilling experience for me and I just wish I could do it over and over again.
Her birthday cookie is the treat recipe formed into a disc with blueberries for the 1. She shares her (Scorpio) birthday with Whoopi Goldberg.
(Have you ever seen The Birdcage? If so, I'm reminding myself of Albert right now looking through the baby book! If not, watch it ASAP it might be the funniest movie ever made).
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Saturday, August 24, 2013
This is my favorite part of summer. It's so close to being over that every day feels more important. The bloom of the goldenrod is my very favorite natural phenomena (I guess it doesn't take much to woo me) and it's getting closer every day. And...
And I also made some fabulous stuffed zucchini (inspired by Karen at This Old House Too) but mine turned out far too ugly to photograph.
This is turning out to be another very haphazard post.
Got my very first bloom from the 'Elizabeth Taylor' hybrid tea rose I planted in May.
Also, I'm really trying to become a better gardener not a better shopper so I'm hoping to learn more about propagation. These are rose cuttings taken from a friend's beautiful rose garden. I started them about a month ago, I'm not sure if they'll root or not.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
I know very little about indecision. I am the most textbook Taurus you'll ever meet; generally once I have an idea, I stick with it full steam and trust my initial instinct. So it was an unnerving experience for me to be crippled with indecision over PAINT COLOR. I had planned to do a mix of lavender and grey walls. Then when I saw my gold mirror go up I had an entirely new vision.
The mirror was hung on the unpainted wall, which was white. It reminded me of a frame for an archival piece of art in a museum. It commands attention and I wanted to oblige. I started feeling an all white space where my clients would claim center stage, framed by my massive gold mirror. The walls are Martha Stewart (Glidden) Heavy Cream in an eggshell. I was supremely impressed with how well the paint covered the walls that were covered in stains and blemishes.
This is what it looked like before:
This piece is great as a second styling station because it is thin and came with a mirror! I thought it was best to do an all white piece instead of try to match another gold mirror.
Once the mirror was hung it was reminding me of something so specific, but I couldn't put my finger on it. After it was up a few days I had an epiphany: