Thursday, April 30, 2009

April in my garden

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Okay, it's not Paris, but it's still stunning.  I can't believe how much things have taken off.  Roses, poppies, mint, peppers, onions, and I swear we are going to have like 200 tomatoes.  My oh my, what are we going to do with all of them!  There is nothing better than a tomato fresh off the vine.  Grocery store tomatoes don't have nothin' on them!  Even those "organic" hydroponic deals!  I am so excited for the summer and the bounty it brings.  Salsa, salsa, salsa, not to mention the yummy mojitos made from fresh mint!  Patrick has had such a great time tending to and spending time in the garden.  He is a lucky boy indeed!  If it could only be April every month of the year.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Vidler's, oh how I miss Vidler's



Almost every summer I get to take a trip back to Buffalo, NY to visit family, take in the cool summer (or sometimes unbearabley hot and sticky) summer air and enjoy the fresh green, lush beauty of Buffalo.  Yes, I said beauty of Buffalo!  One of my favorite places to visit is East Aurora, just outside of Buffalo and home to Fisher-Price and Vidler's!  I haven't been back in a few years and I don't think I'll get a chance to vist this summer, but I can always take a look online!  I do miss Buffalo and it's beauty, history and of course, my family left behind there!

Monday, April 27, 2009

There's always something to look forward to.

On the poopy side, I have a cold, but on the bright side of things, Amy Karol has a new book coming out in a few months!  Yeah, here's a link to a sneak peak of it   I really loved Bend the Rules Sewing.  In fact, I loved it so much I got a copy for a friend and challenged her to a project a week.  Okay that was a little ambitious, but we've both made some pretty cool things from the book.  You can check that on out here.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cake for Brendan's Birthday

I would like to say I like cake, but the truth is, it's not my favorite dessert in the world.  However, I LOVE Cake the band.  As Maggie and I like to say, "Cake makes me happy."  Anyhow, I realize other people do like cake, and if I were to pick my favorite kind of cake it would be Pepperidge Farms Coconut Cake.  I know, wierd.  But I love it.  I think it takes me back to my childhood.  So being that I didn't really want to buy a cake full of perservatives and the like, I'm "trying" to be healthier, I decided to make a semi-homeade, semi-healthy cake.  I used eggs from our chickens, so I feel better about that.  I'm pretty sure that it's going to taste yummy and I love the way it turned out.  I made it for my brother, Brendan's birthday dinner.  Here's to a Happy Birthday (and year) for Brendan!  

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Monday, April 20, 2009

Last Post

I decided to delete my last post because the muffins looked like something not fit for consumption and the chicken soup looked something like a jar of brains.  Gross.  Although they both were delicious, they just didn't translate well.  I haven't been keeping up with the blogging, I still don't really get the whole thing, but I'm going to keep trying.  I have some really cute creations, mostly purses, that I need to take pictures of and some updates about the garden.  I guess we'll see if I get around to it....