Sunday, March 17, 2013

Red Wine Vinegar Making Kits

I'll never throw out leftover wine again!  Homemade red wine vinegar is so simple to make with
 Lamb on a Limb Vinegars by Lady Farrah's vinegar making kits.  The hardest part of the process is the wait...  You can always find a fabulous sherry vinegar or authentic balsamic vinegar at the market, but never a decent red wine vinegar.  Nothing compares to a classic homemade RWV!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010



violaceous, moiety

opening, breathing, searching

one half is temporarily one


-þÿ Āςhl℮үHàⓁĿ †

Monday, June 7, 2010

hydrangea, the poem

simple, droplet
refreshing, whispering, softening
splash of God's watercolour
-þÿ Āςhl℮үHàⓁĿ †

Sunday, June 6, 2010

ivy, the poem

acute, emblematic
mapping, sustaining, vining
established by long persistence
chef d’oeuvre
-þÿ Āςhl℮үHàⓁĿ †

verbena, the poem


skirted, starlet

dividing, drawing, daring

beauty in symmetry


-þÿ Āςhl℮үHàⓁĿ †

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

One Lovely Blog Award

A heartfelt thank you goes out to Blossoming Tree. She has been gracious enough to pass on the One Lovely Blog award to me. This is especially warming considering I haven't blogged in months. It is greatly appreciated and means a lot to have readers stick with me even while I take extra long breaks. :-) Thank you Blossoming Tree!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Snoopy Sweet Treats

If these weren't in the shape of a dog bone, I'd be inclined to start munching on them myself. How delicious do these puppy treats look? Yum!! Not only are they peanut butter flavored, but they are also handmade and all natural!! Thank you Grandma Paw Chow!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

A Poem and A Picture :: Nest

Fine Art Photography by EAGMe on

Phoebe. Spring Nesting

It would be easier if I could have a conversation—
explain myself to you, phoebe.
You, who have inhabited our joists (or are they yours
by squatter’s rights?) for so very many years.

What I want to say is, simply, I mean you no harm.
I will go out of my way to ensure your safety, that your nest
is undisturbed, that when I pass you needn’t fly away.

I admire you. You exhibit characteristics beyond rebuke.
You are an example of selfless living, devoted, as you are, to your brood.
Your manner is mild, your athletic ability magical,
as you swoop and snap yet another tiny fly for your babes.

Most of all, it is your endurance that I admire—
not only the day by day effort you display, but the year by year.
I will tread softly, and I will watch you for another year. Lord willing.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Eco Tutorial: Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

I found this fabulous post on the Eco Etsy blog about how to make your own laundry detergent. It has the recipe and simple instructions, including adding an essential oil for scent. I love finds like this!

Upcycling for Gardeners :: Silver Garden Markers

Upcycling for Gardeners!!

Check out these Custom Vintage Silverware Garden Markers from Monkeys Always Look on They are silver plated, so as they age, they tarnish more and more, adding to the character. How lovely! These will definitely outlast the marker & popsicle sticks I am using right now. Should I be embarrassed about that?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Last Straw (you might ever need)

Eco Straws :: Yet Another Way to Go Green!
This is such a fabulous idea! Straws by Carli on Etsy sells these super durable, reusable straws made of glass. They come in various sizes, some big for smoothies, some typical for just a regular beverage. They are made of the same glass as Pyrex, so these babies are extremely tough. The best part? (besides being green)... They are dishwasher safe!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Etsy Day everyone!

Happy Etsy Day everyone!

Make sure you visit today to celebrate.You can read an article about Etsy Day in The Storque by clicking here:

If you haven't already signed up for an Etsy account, today would be a great day to do so! There are SO MANY amazing artists who sell things on Etsy. I know you'll find something that you love. Maybe it will even inspire you to start your own Etsy shop!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Honeymoon Photo Ops :: The UK's Red Telephone Boxes

Pictures in the original red telephone booths. Now that is an absolute MUST for my honeymoon trip. How can you go to London and not pose in these scarlet British icons?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

London Statues to See on the Honeymoon

Only 15 more days until the trip of a lifetime... My honeymoon in London, England! I am so excited to see the artwork and architecture that grace the city, such as these beauties:
This photograph was taken at the Victoria Memorial in front of Buckingham Palace.
(I hope to come back in the same state as this statue, if ya know what I mean... Is that TMI? Hahaha.)