Thursday, May 6, 2010

May is exciting because....

I can shop the farmers market

~eggs purchased today from the farmer's market

to find one near you check out~

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

green smoothie Wednesday

Our green smoothie today-interesting combo but still very good, at least I thought so and so did my youngest-surprisingly! My oldest on other hand drank hers while closing her nose (this is shocking because it is my oldest that totally eats almost everything, veggies and all, while my youngest prefers barbecue chicken with a side of chocolate). Really I think its all about the texture-and the context,"ooh a smoothie is a cool juice like drink", the youngest thinks while the oldest says to herself, "wow this seems like a blended salad, I'll eat my salads whole, thank you very much."
Our smoothie included watercress, frozen peaches, an old apple (I bet you can tell I have lots of old apples around), a small piece of ginger, coconut oil, lemon juice, a splash of water, ice cubes, and a big squeeze of agave nectar. I loved how the ginger gave this smoothie some pizazz.

~in the blender

~let's drink!

(this afternoon I wanted to get some stretching in, so I decided to go to yoga. Stretching my goodness, I was sweating buckets in that class. Some of those positions were super tough, but you do what you can do, and drinking a green smoothie can only help :)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

big purse, small stuff

Do you carry a large bag or purse? Well I do. I love big bags, in fact my husband likes to ask me from time to time "what in the world do you carry in there?" Lets see-my wallet, various papers, pens, pencils, broken crayons, magazines, loose receipts, old sticky cough drops, maxis, crumpled tissues, plastic spoons, restaurant napkins, okay-I think you get the picture. Yes I have an affinity for big bags, but not so much for the bottomless pit syndrome that these bags create. Reaching down in my bag, "okay I think I have a pen" I say to myself, gotta write my grocery list (on the back of an old receipt of course), but instead I pull up a used straw, "how did that get in there?"
In the attempt to be more organized I decide to make myself a small pouch. I wanted this pouch to hold my travel sized lotion, lip gloss, and lip balm. I got the pattern for this small make-up bag from the book Sew Pretty Homestyle (which I checked out from the library-the pattern is on page 95). This was my first time sewing in a zipper (and yes I found that part a bit tricky) in fact I had to go back and do a little hand stitching to get the zipper just so-but still I'm pleased with my little bag. Another challenge I found in this pattern is that seam allowances are not included so they must be added in.
Perhaps these small attempts at organization will lead to bigger attempts-one can hope, can't she?


~little make-up case

~some of my stuff, contained, yay!

see you here tomorrow for green smoothie Wednesday!
wishing you a good evening friends.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

seven things

Libby of My Krafty Kreations was so kind to give me a Kreativ blogger award. As part of receiving the award the recipient will list seven facts about herself,

Well here I go~

*As a child I wasn't a picky kid when it came to food, I ate my veggies.

*Also when I was young, me and my Grandmother loved looking at game shows and sitcoms together. Some of our favorites included Three's Company, Wheel of Fortune, and Jeopardy.

*I don't know how to swim.

*I always have loved literature, reading, anything artistic-math, um-not so much. I guess I'm more of a right-brain thinker.

*I'm left-handed, so yes I'm in my right brain, at least most of the time.

*I wore braces for at least five years, wow!

*In college I majored in Biology, which wasn't totally practical but very interesting.

*I absolutely love gardening (I think you may know this) but I have a far out dream of having a small farm with a kind of restaurant set-up. Cooking meals with produce grown on the farm (serving either breakfast or lunch-or both-for the restaurant) along with having some chickens and bee hives.

*I met one of my dearest friends through a blog.

*Sometimes I think I'm in love with the idea of crafting, more than the crafting itself, as evidenced by the number of ufo's I have in my closet.

*At any given time I have at least 10-15 books by my bedside. Currently I'm reading Born to Run and re-reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

Hey I think I listed more than seven things, that was fun! Thanks Libby for this chance to share, and I pass this on to anyone who wants to share some interesting things about themselves.