Wednesday, June 30, 2010
I am by nature a bit of a control freak. I admit it. It is something I struggle with frequently, especially in regards to my husband. I often catch myself saying, in one way or another, that there is only one right way to do a thing, and it just so happens that the way I would do it is the right way. With the birth of my daughter this year, I had to relenquish the garden duties to my husband. I have planted most of what went into our last two gardens, and I am an obsessive reader on any subject that interests me, so I read a lot about how to cultivate our food crops. My husband is a bit more intuitive...yeah, we'll just say that. Anyway, I have had a really difficult time letting this go- our baby is nursing frequently, and often cries to be held; she is still so small, and I know she needs me more than the garden does. I have stood out in the garden and directed planting and chores on occassion- my husband is a very patient man who loves me a lot! Anyway, things have not all been done my way, but yesterday I went out back to pull some root veggies and voila! They were there, they were beautiful, and they were delicious! B successfully grew them, as well as spinach and lettuce, which we have already enjoyed. I am sure the corn, potatoes, beans, cucs, squash, and anything else he plants will fare as well, though he didn't plant it exactly as I would have in regards to timing, placement, etc. Good job honey! And now, for humility's sake, I will open mouth and insert carrot.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
has an awesome giveaway going on with all knds of cool stuff to win.
Check it out! The giveaway ends tomorrow, but you should check out the
blog regardless- it deals with a lot of stuff I am into (gardening,
sewing, food, etc.)
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
minute as it goes by and absorb the beauty and joy from it.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
not hire a chef, but instead hire someone to clean up after our own
cooking. Tonight we made an Asian feast that included some of our
fresh organic veggies. I wasn't crazy about our miso, but everything
else was fabulous. We made soba noodles that we stirred fresh chopped
beets and spinach into with a little olive oil; we seared tuna in the
red pepper flake oil that I made a few months ago; and we pleased
ourselves greatly with raw sweet potato, onion, and cabbage spring
rolls dipped in a delicious sauce that I made from soy, ac vinegar,
garlic, ginger, chili powder, lemongrass powder, and sugar. I love raw
foods, and I plan on returning to a pescaterian diet now that I am no
longer pregnant. Summer eating is the best!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
it's arrival, I began sewing. I made the patterned red baby sling I
have been wanting to make for months. Then, the serger arrived, and it
was fabulous! It was everything I dreamed it would be! I began serging
with a vengence and very little knowledge of what I was doing. No
garment was safe from my cut-and-sew-in-one-step beauty. I started
looking for ideas and projects online, and a whole new obsession
overtook me. Check out what I have been doing lately at my Burda Style
Pictured here are two of my latest creations (three if you count
Arabel, but that is a whole different creative process), a skirt
upcycled from a men's button down shirt and a lavender baby sling. I
am so excited about the possibilities for my future wardrobe,
entertainment, and gift giving! If I meet you in a dark alley, run,
run. I'll steal the shirt off your back and turn it into a cardigan!