my plants had a talk with me, and they've decided they'd be happier in this planter from DWR. i told them no, that's ridiculous: they may be very good looking, but they are outrageously priced. the plants said, whateve.
i found something i thought was really cool, that i'd never seen before! these days, being so inundated with stuff to buy and things you must have and magazines and blogs and everythingelse you never make any original ohmygodilovethat discoveries.
but i found these cards and printed at papayalicious and i love them. so i got a few. check out some more of my favorites here
we made these last friday night. i think they worked out pretty well. we put them in marg. glasses on a scoop of soy cream. b/c val is alergic to dairy. but also soy (didn't know!). she ate it anyway.
Cut each peach in half and discard the pit. Then, cut each peach into quarters. Using a pointed chopstick or metal skewer, make a starter hole in the center of each peach quarter, working from the pit side to the skin side. Skewer 2 peach quarters on each cinnamon stick, placing a mint leaf between the 2 quarters.
Combine the butter, brown sugar, rum, cinnamon, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Let the glaze boil until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
they're so organic and delicate. would be an awesome place to register. we got a pair of tongs by him for our wedding - not anything we'd registered for - but we loved them. some of the best wedding gifts we got were surprises. go off register! whoo hoooo!
anyway, he also makes furniture and really pretty hardware, knobs and such.
so i made those curtains yesterday that we had spoken briefly about a few weeks ago.
when the fabric came earlier this week, i was so happy with it - it actually looked better in person, and the colors were right on.
here we are pre-curtain:
then i spent the next 15 hours walking in and out trying to figure what was wrong.
"they're too long" - says brian.
yes. they are too long. you are absolutely right.
i procrastinate what i'm about to have to do and wash the front porch.
then i did it all again. not really -just the cutting and sewing and re-hanging.
alas, they look right now. next: shelves and stainless steel cables for the railings.
definitely check out this article from the NY Times.
it has 101 awesome things you can make for dinner, in 10 minutes.
7. Make pesto: put a couple of cups of basil leaves, a garlic clove, salt, pepper and olive oil as necessary in a blender (walnuts and Parmesan are optional). Serve over pasta (dilute with oil or water as necessary) or grilled fish or meat.
51. Put a stick of butter and a handful of pine nuts in a skillet. Cook over medium heat until both are brown. Toss with cooked pasta, grated Parmesan and black pepper.
88. Cut the top off four big tomatoes; scoop out the interiors and mix them with toasted stale baguette or pita, olive oil, salt, pepper and herbs (basil, tarragon, and/or parsley). Stuff into tomatoes and serve with salad.
moo cards are tiny wonderful cards that you can have printed from your photos on flickr for a very reasonable price -- i've always wanted to get some.
but now! they have moo stickers. you can make a tiny book of 90 stickers, from your flickr photos, for $9.99. they come with 15 sheets of 6 stickers, so you can tear out each sheet and give one to 15 different people! or you can print a favorite image to use as a gift tag, an envelope decorator, or a to adorn a pretty package. so many options!
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