Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Pros: Very sparkly!, 2 different sizes of glitter, looks really cool, people notice and comment on it, easy to fix mistakes with another coat, happiness-inducing level= high
Cons: It took like 6 coats to get it this even, I think it will be some work to take off, like most glitter polishes- it is rough-feeling, color looks best outdoors or in natural light (to see the purple and yellow; otherwise you mostly see silver, red, and blue- which is great if you're patriotic, but not so much if you're... not), edges of your nails don't get covered with glitter, expensive.
I think the next time I try it, I'm going to do something like this, where I layer it with a dark base. Then you can see the individual glitter, and it might be easier to take off.
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Shallots? $1.50 for 5. (Last year I spent at least 5 times that) Rhubarb? $3 for 2 roots. (Last year? $12 for 3)
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I got it just a couple of days ago, and now I'm kind of obsessed with it. This book actually lays out the steps for making a quilt in a managable way. They show you the tools you'll need, and 12 different patterns to try, at different skill levels. I find myself looking through my stockpile of fabric saying, "Hmm... that could work!" I imagine making a quilt filled with cute fabrics showing all the things I love (teapots, boston terriers, cupcakes, pirates, etc..)
First I think I'll try something a bit easier though; I have 2 fabrics I uncovered last night, and I'm going to see how they might look together with some "neutrals" thrown in. (to me, I think a "neutral" might translate into just a plain color, with no pattern. At least for this one anyway!)
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
One of the first things they talked about was our weather- and how hard it is for hot weather crops to grow here (at least early in the season). So, it was advised that we wait until late May/early June to plant the following in the ground:
Monday, March 14, 2011
1 c. oats (oops... forgot that for the picture!) 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips (you could leave this out if you want it to be slightly healthier) 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder 6 Tbsp. honey 5 Tbsp. peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 Tbsp. flax seeds 3 Tbsp. sunflower seeds 3 dates, pitted
Put the first three ingredients in a large-bowled food processor, in the order listed. Blend. Then add the peanut butter, honey, flax, and vanilla. Mix again. Then add the dates and blend. Add the sunflower seeds last, and just mix it a little bit. This should make a playdough-like consistency. Using a tablespoon, measure out the dough and roll it into a ball. Put them on parchment while rolling. Store in a ziploc bag in the fridge.For me, this made 27 balls, and according to Sparkpeople, they are about 61 calories each. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011