Monday, January 30, 2012


Hello onions!
Hello strawberry!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

We Have an Affirmative

Yes we do! Kalliope nods her head up and down now folks. For reelz.


Getting my onion seeds into our interior greenhouse thingy. This month it is onions, next month I have to sow my candoon, broccoli, celery, cucumber, lettuces, peas, peppers, ground cherries, and tomatoes. Those I will start indoors. My arugula, beets, carrots, kale, beans, corn, radishes, shallots, strawberries, and watermelon will be started outdoors. I was thinking of transplanting my asparagus patch but i have heard that it is tough. I don't want to loose any asparagus, especially now it is the third year in ground here. I am so happy to have a pretty big garden this year! We also made French bread today, smoked raw cheddar and homemade French bread, what a great snack!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

You Know, the Angels Wanna Wear my Red Shoes

"I was watching while you're dancing away.
Our love got fractured in the echo and sway.
How come everyone wants to be your friend?
You know that it still hurts me just to say it."

Elvis Costello

Sunday, January 15, 2012

17 Months

Time flys when you are busier than all-get-out. (what does that mean anyways?). Our little pop-tart is getting so big, well, not so big as older....ugh. Popi is still a little thing. 18 pounds of laughing, talking, coloring, baby carrying, book reading, cheese eating, pure toddler. Her favorite foods has held firm, cheese(smoked Gouda) and blueberries. We have now added cold cereal to this list. In the morning she wakes up and asks for "seal". Not that she doesn't eat other foods, it's just those are her favorites. She still loves shoes, jewelry, purses, and baby dolls. She got a keyboard for Christmas so she now has her own "piano" to play on, she loves making music. Since the weather has been so mild she also likes to go "'side" to play in the sand box with the big girls. She really is getting so "big", playing outside, eating with a fork and spoon, "reading" books, coloring, talking in the phone, picking her shoes out for the day, telling me "no" with a shake of her little head. I hope she will learn to say the affirmative soon. The best is over Christmas break she learned to walk. I am so proud:). She sure did take her time learning, it was nice she took her time but I am happy now I don't have to carry her everywhere! Okay, I'll stop jabbering on. Y'all have a nice day now!

Friday, January 13, 2012


I got my first shipment of seeds just now!!! So excited. I used territorial seed company's garden planner for free to plan my garden. It tells me when to start my seeds, when to sow them, etc. I got some work to do:)

Friday, January 6, 2012

Pinterest Experimentation

I saw on pinterest this glitter nail polish removal technique. I thought I'd give it a whirl since it is so dang hard to remove it with elbow grease. You need 10 cotton balls, or I used 5 then I tore them in half for 10. Polish remover, and 10 strips of aluminum foil. You put some remover on your cotton ball and place it on your nail. You secure the cotton ball to your finger with foil and let it sit for a couple minutes or five. I was watching a movie so I don't know how long I left it on...but you know what? I took that foil off and the black glitter polish was not there a smidge! I didn't have to rub or reapply remover! I am so happy.(it doesn't take much;)

Time with the littles

I'm Sitting here sharing my chocolate frosted mini wheats with popi. They are very yummy, btw. Popi and I chill at home most of the day, just me and her. I feel so blessed to have all this one-on-one time with her, just like I did with June and Beila. This doesn't mean we sit at home doing arts and crafts and playing pretend with each other. I am not one of those moms, I wish I was but I'm not. I clean or read while popi wanders around the house doing popi stuff. When I go into the garden, she's out there with me, playing in the sandbox, or in her play garden while I dig in the dirt. Right now she is in the playroom, doing something. Juni had three years by herself with me, then she went to Montessori. Bee had all the time Juni was at school with me by herself. They both spent every day at the scooter shop with me, never lacking in attention or toys people brought for them. I miss those days, I feel bad that popi doesn't get to experience growing up in the shop with all the love and oil in every corner, but that's okay, being home with me is bueno too. I don't know where this post is going or went, so I am just rambling. Popi just brought me play dough and said "thank you.". Gotta go. Happy Three Kings day, I can take Christmas down now!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I got my trusty seed catalog in the mail to drool through. Planning out my yummy garden is so much fun!