Friday, June 11, 2010

Beet Hummus - CHECK!
Beet Hummus

And I also made some To-Go bars! Really yummy, easy to eat energy snacks made of figs, unsweetened coconut and toasted almonds. A delightful recipe I got from my radicool boss at Fairview.
To Go Bars

Now, onto crafty price cards for Fairview. And some more coffee ;)

To Do's

I love how To Do lists can make me feel so organized and inspired. Even if half the things on the list aren't all that fun, just having a sense of what the near future brings is wonderful (especially when I feel the beginnings of a freak-out coming on!). Here's on my list today...

Get up and run - CHECK
Care for indoor plants - CHECK
Make beet hummus
Make farm price cards
Tidy piles in my room
Clean house for at least 2 full hours

Crochet a granny hex for blanket
Work on ETSY site for $$
Create a paper garland for summer enjoyment

PS: My sister rocks and just won a styling contest at her work (she's in the visual department of Nordstrom) so she's going to HAWAII (YES YES YES) in August for a complete week with all expenses paid! She's going to be working in the new Nordstrom store (about a year old, so everything is clean and working) over there for a few days and then have time off to do whatever, like scuba diving, or hiking or whatever! It's so wonderful to see her get recognized for the awesome things she puts together :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I'm hungry

Patchwork. Paints. Palate. Pretty!
Mosaic Wednesday
Now, off to eat and sign up for dog training/obedience classes!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Dog Love Thursday

I love that little face...

Doggy Love Thursday

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I'm Happy It's June

I'm happy it's June, are you? Kids are getting out of school, the days are crazy long, I'm working on my new garden and my BFF is visiting at the end of this week!

For Mosaic Wednesday I had a hell of a time finding pictures to put in to post. Not because I didn't have enough, I just have so many wonderful pictures I've found from friends and while trolling Flickr, that I couldn't decide on a topic, or theme. Anyway, I went from projects I want to do, to farmstyle, to pendants and finally chose Artist Books.
Art Books I love (Mosaic Wednesday)

I've been looking at so many wonderful crochet projects on flickr as well (as probably noted in my last mosaic!), but never posted my own. So here's what I'm working on now. A blanket! It will almost definitely take me forever, but I know it will be worth it :) Plus, I'm not against taking breaks and crocheting other things for other people, like BABIES! A baby blanket would go a looootttt quicker than what I have in mind hehe
WIP: grannyhex blanket

I worked on a hexagon while I met with my Creative Sustainability group at Fairview Gardens last Saturday. God, it was a fucking fine-ass day and we had a great time talking about crocheting, composting and cool books we're reading. Here's Jeanette and her daughter in law crocheting at the table, with filtered sun coming down on us and chatting.
Creative Sustainability Meetup Group
Next meeting is in 2 Saturdays, come check us out at Meetup! Search Creative Sustainability.

I went to my last volunteer session at Roosevelt today :( I was helping out in a second grade classroom once a week with Language Arts and they are all graduating tomorrow! So yesterday, putting it off as I love to do, I went to the craft store to get some beads to spell out "I <3 writing" for simple crocheted bracelets. I went just about fucking nuts because I couldn't find the darn things for the life of me. I always hated those tacky beads at Michael's and other craft stores who can't seem to get enough of them, allowing them miles of space for display, but I figured the kids weren't going to give two hoots, being in 2nd grade and liking anything colorful. This combined with my paltry budget, I had decided on the simple plastic alphabet letters, and of course, the one time I want those devlish beads they were n'er to be found. NO WHERE. Over an hour later, I gave up on the stupid beads and decided on making books instead.
Thankfully they were awesomely received and I even got a "Thank You" book made by the class for myself to take home!

Now I'm working on making new signs for the farm stand and painting egg cartons. What fun!