I love the New Haven Chandelier from anthropologie. I think it'd be great in a nursery or small child's room. Here's the description from their site: Sheltered under a peaked bower of woven ginkgo branches, a hooded warbler watches over her nest, warm with illumination from a trio of radiance.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Can anyone say intervention? I really will stop soon. After tomato sauce, blackberry jam, blueberry lime jam and .............. fine, I'm not stopping. This weekend I canned crushed tomatoes (some with italian herbs and some with mexican spices), blueberry jam, vanilla-plum jam, salsa, and tomato preserves. I have a lot more tomatoes and cucumbers to go.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I'd say: juice, paste, sauce, jam, salsa. Hmmm . . . there must be all kinds of things I'm not even thinking of, right? I plan on canning these babies tomorrow. I'll let ya know. We went to the annual Grainger County Tomato Festival in Rutledge, Tennessee today. Home of the Tomato Wars (which we missed, but saw lost of folks wearing the remains of overripe tomatoes on their backs.) It was a fun day. Lots of interesting foods and music. And of course lots of farmstands. We walked away with these, peaches, new potatoes, and poblano peppers.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I've branched out from jams into jellies. I have a huge amount of mint, so I made mint jelly. I also tried grape jelly, which is a multi-step process (first you gotta make grape juice.) It really wasn't that hard. Time consuming, but not difficult at all.
Our anniversary is this Thursday, but we got ourselves a wii last week for an anniversary gift. It's so fun! We aren't really into the adventure-type games with the regular controls, but we love the sports ones. I want the Dance Dance Revolution thingy next.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
With Scott studying for the CPA exam we can't go too far on the weekends these days. So we visit the zoo! Less than 10 minutes from the house. You can't beat that! These are some of our photos from the 4th. Nigel (our basset hound) bears a striking resemblance to the rhino. Thank God he doesn't have a horn.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
I came home the other day to find an unexpected package at my front door. My sister-in-law sent me a new sewing machine. She got it for free through her job and since she doesn't sew . . . it's mine all mine! Yay! I haven't gotten around to sewing just yet as I am in the midst of reorganizing my craft room, but I WILL!