Wednesday, June 23, 2010


The companion to this earring is missing.
I'm pretty sure it jumped out of my ear sometime yesterday. Though sadly that means it is in downtown Minneapolis, somewhere.
If you see it, drop it off at my store. My good friend Nicole made them and they are one of my favorites.

Though if the match doesn't end up being found, I may just have to make a necklace out of the lone earring. Though it will look sad hanging there on its own.

On a better note, Beth for Darn.Knit.{Anyway} was coming along great.

There is the back all knit up.
That said, there is something not right about it. I messed up one of the rows and now the pattern repeat is too long in one spot.

You can see it better in this close up.
Now if it was just for me, I might let is slide. It is not for me though. That my friends means that no imperfections can be let to slide.

So I'm re-working the back as week speak. Nice think about chunky yarn, it will go quickly the second time.

One thing did go pretty well today.
I made jam out of some of my raspberries and some of the chocolate mint. I even took the time to push it through a sifter to get the seeds out.

I topped a little vanilla ice cream with the cooled jam as a treat. It was very nice. So I think more jam my just be in my future, when it's cooler out.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Breakfast is one of my favorite meals.
It can be light and airy, creamy and filling or just so nice you want to take a nap after.

Today we had some of the first raspberries of the year.
Just a few so as not to upset the intestines.
I'm thinking there will be a lot of jam and seed straining this year.

I'm very smitten with my garden as of late.

As you can see, some of the plants are really growing.
The fluffy stuff in the center is chamomile.
I think I'll be able to make some essential oils and maybe some tea out of it.

So look out for your gifts this year. The plan is to have them all come from the garden. If only in part. :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Just some pretty things

It would seem that my "case of the Mondays" is starting a bit early. I would dearly love to have just one more day of. But someone has got to pay for my meds. :P

So as to battle off this case a bit early, let's look at some pretty things. Mostly things that I've found on
ps: all images link back to their shops. Take a look.

This dress is really lovely. I would be just the thing for a night on the town. Maybe a little dinner and dancing?

I really like the idea of vinyl wall decals. I've been thinking about having something like this in my guest room. Paint the ugly closet doors white, get this in gray and silver... might just look pretty cool.

Now, good photography is a great way to sell things. If you are creating an image of a camera (even a necklace camera) it better look good. Something about this just say "Let's travel the world and shoot all the film we can get our hands on"

Might be a fun thing to do one of these days.

So there you have it, 3 pretty things that will hopefully make your Monday a little less blah.

Now to win the lottery so as to get all these pretty things.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I did a little thinning today of the radishes. I think I should have done more when they just started out.
The round one is so round and cute though.

I personally have never been a radish fan, but HT loves them. So, he will be the sole eater of radishes in our house.
I am hoping that my colitis calms the heck down soon so that I can eat some of my veggies. So far the garden is going like gang busters.

here's to hoping. :)