Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Soon to be appearing in my house

This is a great idea---cute, functional and practically costs nothing. It's made out of drinking straws and plastic wrap. A great looking greenhouse for my lavender seedlings!

Sunday, February 26, 2012


A little more goodness from the Seed Swap. And the packages are pretty too. The carrots are not real!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Spring fever

Apparently I not the only one awaiting Spring. There was a huge turnout on a snowy Toledo afternoon for Toledo Grows seed swap. Not only did I end up with some sunflower seeds but I came away with a lot if inspiration ! And thoughts of a chicken coop!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Healthy Eating

The hospital that employs me has a huge healthy lifestyle initiative going on-including removing unhealthy cafeteria food. Either these paszki's have fats and calories removed or Fat Tuesday is the exception to the rule. And yes, these were mine but I took them home and gave them to my family!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Winter Saturday

Even though we live in a much maligned city--"top 10 most miserable cities to live in"---we are lucky enough to have a top notch library. And it is always a treat to go there and load up on books-----just not the "Crafting with cat hair" book. Not now---not ever!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Signs of Spring

Signs of spring are starting to appear but non more anticipated than basebal season. And the big news for Detroit Tiger fans is the addition of the big power hitter, Prince Fielder. And I am old enough to remember seeing Prince as a child taking batting practice with his dad , Cecil Fielder who was a big power hitter member of the 80-90 Detroit Tigers!!! Prince was hitting balls over the fence in the old Tiger Stadium as a child!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Cookie Love

I don't know why I make these---I don't need the calories and they aren't really my family's favorite---but there is something sweet about heart cut out cookies. And I am feeling quite clever-no red food dye so I used maraschino cherry juice.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sounds fishy!

This is so cute-and guess what it is! I made these little bags for Christmas presents and they are so easy, incredibly sweet little bags of handsoap! I will include the link. The trouble is-they are too cute to use! Never the less, they look pretty darn cute sitting in the bathroom. Goplanetearth.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


This is all that is left of our elementary school that has been around----well, my mother went there and she graduated from high school in 38!! And both of my sons went there also, so it is very sad to see the rubble. We have a new school now and it is beautiful but this pile of bricks contain a lot of happy memories. And speaking of bricks, the demolition crew kindly placed the bricks in a pile with a free sign and they have all been claimed!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What a Guy!!

This pic will forever make me smile. I've been really under the weather and my husband made me lunch----in fact, lunch with a flourish on a blue plate. With clementines circling a grilled cheese sandwich. He said the napkin was a swan.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Wear Red!!!!

Well I was planning on posting some pics of my co-workers and I all decked out in red in support of Women's healthy Heart Day-but then I came home and grabbed my after work snack and thought to myself, "I don't think I have ever seen a prettier apple-almost too pretty to eat". Almost but not quite!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February bike ride

The temp was in the 50's so how could I not go for a bike ride on Feb 1st. How often will I ever get to do this again? A little muddy on the trails so I stayed on the road.. And my body is saying it needs some shaping up before I do this daily!