Monday, March 28, 2011

My perfect boy

Somehow this beautiful little man knew just what his mom needed today.  I don't think I could love him any more if I tried.  He makes my heart warm and perfect and allows me to be me. 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Romantic Bicyces and Ideas

I want this bike, I mean I want it BAD!  I love everything about it, the color, the basket, the style, I just love it.  I have this romantic idea in my head that I will ride it everywhere this summer - to Patrick's swim team practice every morning, the local market, the library, the post office, the bank and all the while there will be beautiful countryside and wildflowers and my adoring son will be riding next to me, I will be wearing a lovely little floral dress (much like the picture) with a pretty cardigan and a fresh baguette in the basket.....ah.  But in reality it will be like 200 degrees out, we will be slathered in SPF 100, Patrick will be complaining that he's hot and tired and thirsty, I'll get a headache from the heat and generally it's just easier to drive, even if gas is $5.00+ a gallon.  Plus this bicycle is from Beg Bicycles in London and costs 875 pounds (which I don't even know is in American $$) and would probably cost a fortune to ship.  A girl can dream though, right?

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A mother's love...

My great grandmother wrote this poem for my grandmother when she was a baby in the early 1920's.  It makes me cry every time I read it and has so much more meaning for me now that I am a mother myself.

A new skirt

So I couldn't afford this skirt, which I love along with just about everything at Garnet Hill.

So I made this skirt out of what I had.  Not bad, huh?!?\

Growing Carrots and Kohlrabi and Lettuce and tomato transplants

Growing carrots in Tucson isn't super easy in Tucson, in fact, this is about it for our crop this year. They were small and some were a little bitter, but we enjoyed each and every one! The white ones are actually parsnips and the small round guys are "thumbellinas", which were quite tasty!

I had never eaten kohlrabi, much less grown it, but it's good.  It's tastes like a cross between broccoli and cauliflower.  We steamed the greens and boiled the peeled root (the big ball).  Patrick loved it!

Here's some more of what we've harvested and what's on the way........

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Flower Gardening

Beautiful and thought provoking.  What a lovely way to live life.  Not easy, but I can't imagine a better way to surround yourself with beauty everyday.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The National and John Slattery?

I can't begin to tell you how HAPPY this makes me.  I love both of these things and together they are perfect. This video ROCKS!!!

The National

My toolbox

Doesn't exist. I have a dream that one day I will open the tool drawer in my kitchen and find just what I'm looking for. That hammer and the perfect nail, the pliers, the phillips screwdriver, they'd all be there, right where I need them when I need them. HA. That's not gonna happen with 2 boys in the house (bear in mind one of those "boys" is 42). I love tools, always have and I like to fancy myself a pretty handy gal. I can rewire a lamp and hang the perfectly centered picture with the best of them. All while wearing heels and pink lipgloss (okay maybe not heels). Anyhow, when I saw this post on Design*Sponge » Blog Archive » DIY 101: building your toolbox – saws part I I started thinking about how every attempt to have my "own" tools, including a drill, has failed miserably. Oh well, a girl can dream, right?