Three years ago, I found a lovely metal bird cage at Ross that just begged for a mini-garden, and planted succulents in it for my balcony garden. It flourished and needed thinning once or twice, and recently the plants got a bit thick, so when I was gardening on my new balcony last week, I … Continue reading Bird Cage Garden Re-mix
Making semi-realistic butterflies for craft projects doesn't have to be difficult. Even though there are several steps to this process, a little patience makes it easy to achieve. Once you've done one or two, you'll be able to whip up a whole herd (a herd of butterflies?) in a short time. Actually, a group of … Continue reading How To Make Butterflies
I won't make excuses or give reasons for my extended absence. Let's just say I'm back. There have been a lot of changes in the past year and some, and I may actually have some interesting to say in the next months. My father passed away in May. That was a surprise. I am glad … Continue reading Aaaaannnnd…. She’s back!
A year ago, we decided to buy a house. The Brit has never owned one of these contraptions. I played real estate agent until we found the right place last April. Soon a stack of colour charts, carpet and tile samples, and pictures of house-y stuff we liked became an extra end table in our … Continue reading Someday, Soon, Someday, Soon!
This is my daughter's 2nd year raising money for Extra Life, a charity benefiting children. I will be helping her out by sharing her cause (hint hint) and helping keep her awake by challenging her to a few matches in the Blizzard game Hearthstone on the event night. Get that mage deck ready, Shooshie! Let … Continue reading For the Kids
Hello from my *new* window! Redwood City, California, that is. Wow... what a surprise these past few months have been. Back in late July, we moved North from Irvine for The Brit-now-Hubby (I need a shorter misnomer for him) to take a new job with an even bigger company than before. It presents a great … Continue reading Well, It’s Been A While…
OK, so OCD and eating artichokes is a definite conundrum. But I have been happily dealing with the mess since I was a little girl. Here in California, they are easy and cheap to get- and this little beauty was locally grown, to boot! Thus, I indulge in the messy temptation now and again and … Continue reading Artichokes the Italian Way