Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

:: finding bobo ::

the other day,
i was minding my own business,
thumbing through a people magazine
that my mom brought at christmas
{dated dec 26, 2011}

when i found this

and, i said to myself,
hey, that looks my old friend, bobo.

and, lo and behold...
it is bobo.

he's busy finding bigfoot
on animal planet.

you can find them both

p.s. hi, bobo!
i still can't believe i found you in people magazine.
best of luck finding bigfoot.
my eyes are peeled here in idaho.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

:: rustic luxury ::

one of my favorite things to do
is building an etsy treasury.
here's my latest
come take a closer look

dawn made one, too.
come see it here.

have you ever made a treasury?
you can make one right here.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

art-paper-scissors :: a cat like paul klee's

today at everythingeagle.com
you can make
:: a cat like paul klee's ::
{paul klee's cat and bird}
these cats were made by
mrs. morgan's first grade class
at eagle hills elementary school
i almost can't believe how awesome they are.
let me tell you, those kids LOVE art.

come and make your own cat

Friday, January 27, 2012

first grade art :: paul klee

i introduced ned's class to
:: paul klee ::
{say "clay"}

we learned about abstract art, 
and how it is different from realistic art.

we looked at this
{around the fish}

and this
{blick der stille ~ translation: gaze of silence}

and this
{red balloon}

and this
{theater mountain construction}

we talked about color,
and how paul klee used line and color
to draw our attention to certain things
and to move our eyes around his paintings.

we reviewed the primary colors,
and how to mix them to create secondary colors.

we made these

more paul klee is coming tomorrow.
come back to see what we did with this

Thursday, January 26, 2012

:: vegan coconut curry ::

i made a vegan coconut curry
this week that was really delicious.

here's my recipe:

about an hour before you begin,
make a pot of brown basmati rice.
{brown rice = better rice}

1. saute aromatics in olive oil
onion, celery, carrot, garlic {plus salt & pepper}

2. add curry powder & grated ginger
get ready for everyone to ask,
"mmmmm... what are you cooking?"

3. add cubed tofu

4. add coconut milk

5. add a little brown sugar
& a pinch of crushed red pepper

6. add all extra veggies
yellow bell pepper, mushrooms, water chestnuts
potatoes {pre-cooked}, cauliflower, tomatoes

7. simmer
{just before serving, stir in thin strips of fresh basil}

while this simmers, make a big pan of
sauteed bok choi with snow peas.

serve the curry over the rice,
with a side of greens.

top everything with chopped green onions.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

:: sweet & soft valentine ::

i have a new valentine treasury
{all under $50}
come see it

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

:: hugo ::

we saw this {in 3D} on sunday
and it was beautiful.
this is one to see while it's still in theaters.
don't bother with the trailer,
just go see it.

marian read the book a few years ago

special note:
missy has been doing great,
{except for having to share her room with a CRAZY girl} 
and was to be discharged today.
she might even be home by now.

love you, missy!
you need to see this movie.

♥ ♥ ♥

Monday, January 23, 2012

laverne & shirley

it's 2012,
do your kids know who laverne & shirley are?

it would be so fun to grab your bff
and go as laverne & shirley next halloween.

your kids might not get it
unless they start watching some reruns.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

breakfast in bed

because today is rich's birthday
how long has it been since you made these scones?

Saturday, January 21, 2012

art-paper-scissors :: rice krispy snowman

are you wishing for more snow?
we sure are.
we had a "schoolday snowstorm" this week
that was heavy on the hassle, and light on the fun.
our fingers and toes are crossed for
colder temps and a winter blast of snow
that we can truly enjoy.
for those of you who feel the same way,
 for my yummy, snowish project
we had lots of fun making and eating these.
come and make your own

find even more of my 
art-paper-scissors projects

Friday, January 20, 2012

etsy :: new listing in my shop

i have a new jewelry stand in my etsy shop!
this one will accommodate long necklaces

i am using one just like this and i love it.

please come have a look

special note:
i have talked to missy twice today,
and she sounds great.
she'll be in the hospital for a few more days,
but she is being well cared for
and says the food is surprisingly good.
 please, send her all your good thoughts.
you can also visit her caring bridge site,
where i just posted an update,
and leave a message in her guestbook.

♥ ♥ ♥

Thursday, January 19, 2012

:: key ::

due to several unpleasant circumstances,
marian ended up locked out of the house
during yesterday's winter storm.
i'll spare you the details, 
the trifecta of errors.
this should prevent it from happening again.

special note:
missy's lung surgery was today.
i just talked to dean
& it sounds like she is doing well.
please keep her in your thoughts & prayers.

♥ ♥ ♥

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

:: snow ::

the only bummer is the timing.
this started at 7 this morning,
so it was too late for the schools
to call a snow day.
by 9:00, we had about 4 inches.
and it's still snowing.
big, fat flakes.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

things that are making me happy today

anticipation of impending snow
read below:
"an enormous snowstorm will pelt the pacific northwest"

boy with cat

girl with pin curls

girl with sense of humor

mr. lap-of-luxury

happy ducks
{pip is there... in the center... see her?}


found here

found here

Monday, January 16, 2012

mossy cottage :: my new etsy treasury

i am
seeking quiet comfort
in a winter without snow
:: mossy cottage ::
come see this cozy treasury here.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

vegetarian comfort food :: woodland porridge

i receive food & wine recipes
delivered to my inbox.  daily.  for free.
this one arrived yesterday morning
& i knew i wanted to try it immediately.

it is from anna thomas's
the new vegetarian epicure
{1996, so not that new}
side note:
long ago, i cooked from the vegetarian epicurebooks 1 & 2

i started preparing this in the early afternoon,
{roasting the squash, caramelizing the onions}
making our house smell wonderful,
and we ate it last night.
it was outrageously good.
smoky & warm & earthy
: roasted butternut squash :
: sage & caramelized onion :
: smoked gouda, parmesan, & pine nuts :
{the recipe is right here}
. . . . .
i cut the time & fuss in half by skipping the
refrigerate for 3 hours & bake for 1 hour,
opting to eat it straight from the pot,
topped with wild mushrooms & more parmesan.
. . . . .
i have renamed it woodland porridge.

the smoked gouda reminded me of bacon.
{in a good way}
it's the meatiest thing
this vegetarian girl has eaten
in quite some time.

cold weather comfort food,

p.s. thank you ann-ban,
for the yummy wild mushrooms!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

art-paper-scissors :: egg carton dragon

it's almost chinese new year!
2012 is the year of the dragon.
head over to everythingeagle.com
to make your own
see you there!

{see all my art-paper-scissors projects here}

p.s. do you know your chinese zodiac sign?
i'm a dog.

Friday, January 13, 2012

:: boots ::

these are my new brown boots.
{a christmas present from rich}
they are made by merrell.
so, so comfy & the fit is true to size. 

good with skinny jeans,
good with leggings & a dress.

i really love them.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

funny stuff






Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...