Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
My husband and I used to watch gardening shows. We haven’t for a long time. Frankly, we got tired of the same-old same-old. There was something stale about them, and I guess we never could get past the fact that these shows would constantly use the phrase “plant materials” instead of simply saying plants or flowers or vegetables. To this day, when I come home with a pile of new plants, my husband jokingly asks, "Oh, will you working with plant material today?"
When I read about Garden Rant via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette I nearly fell off my chair when I learned that the women of Garden Rant are "turned off by any activities that involve landscaping with plant materials". I felt the bond instantly.
In addition, they are also "bored with perfect magazine gardens" "suspicious of the horticultural industry" and "flabbergasted at the idea of a no-maintenance garden." Now this is garden blog I can relate to.
This blog doesn’t give you a bunch of pretty pictures of flawless gardens and how tos that were probably done by a crew of workers. Instead, they’ll tell you it doesn’t need to cost a bazillion dollars to irrigate your vegetable garden, and they’re good at policing the unnecessary snobbery that seems to lurk throughout the garden industry. I hope you enjoy their down-to-earth style and wry sense of humor as much as I do.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Paul Simon - Kodachrome - Celebrity bloopers here
So I'm driving along today, still feeling blicky. I pop in my Paul Simon cd. Kodachrome comes on, and I am compelled to blast it beyond the capacity of my crappy little car speakers. Something about this song always changes my mood. It has a magic ability to snap me out of blickiness. Do you have a song that does that too?
Monday, March 23, 2009
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
Thanks to Julie and Lindsey over at Coveiter, I have a new favorite blog: Snippet & Ink. They offer a daily dose of wedding inspiration and the most amazing ideas that will work for many occassions. Given that my husband and I eloped, I'm always fantacizing about a fancy party and a re-do of the vows. This blog has all I need to make that dream a reality. Photography by W. Scott Chester.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
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Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I don't know about you, but I have ridiculous amounts of my daughter's artwork saved in bins. I can't stand to throw any of it away. There have been a few occasions when I've slipped a stray piece or two into the recycling basket, but she caught me. Let me tell you, she can really work the guilt factor.
Remy Friends takes children's art to a new level of appreciation. Artist Kathryn Greenwood Swanson takes drawings made by kids and turns them into stuffed animals. So adorable. She offers a kit, complete with markers, paper and a stamped return envelope. In just three weeks she can have your new Remy Friend ready. Visit her etsy shop to learn more.
Now I've got to go rummage through some bins to find that one drawing my daughter did of herself when she was three. I think it will make the perfect birthday gift.
Monday, March 2, 2009
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