Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What's Growing On...

Not at all a typo I just wanted to share some picture's of my garden. Since it takes up a good portion of my life every spring,summer and fall I wanted to dedicate and entire blog post on my favorite and sometimes  most dreaded(weeding is all I have to say) things to do this time of year.

Here in Michigan I have to take in whatever nice weather I can by spending it outdoors. Beware loads of images to follow!!

My happy shroom

Notice a pattern with the mushrooms? I LOVE mushrooms.

View from my side yard

Doesn't look like much now but these will be pumpkin on a stick. No Joke.

Just picked!! I can't wait to slice these babies up and load them up with sea salt. Yum.

My mother's day gift from my hubby.Love it!

My compost bin. Every year we have volunteers from veggies past.

Gourds?? Squash?? Nobody knows.

My little pumpkin. Every year I am surprised to find pumpkins growing in it.

My super happy flowers.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I am hooked on Sookie

Okay many of you probably have no idea what I am talking about (Sookie is not a drug,elicit sex act or a cast member of Jersey Shore, that's Snookie) but those of you who know her must share my love for her. She is a character in a series of books written by Charlaine Harris. The series is of course the Sookie Stackhouse Novels.

I came across the first book at a yard sale and it looked interesting,and it was only 50 cents to boot, now I am hooked.I have read the first 4 in the series,they are super fast,addicting books,so if you start reading them you will more than likely be hooked on Sookie too.

Okay those closest to me know my infatuation with books and movies dealing with the supernatural. I love vampires,werewolves,sprites,fairies,shifters,witches well I could probably go on forever,but I'm sure you get it and I'll spare you complete boredom. I happened to mention the books to my sister and she informed me that she had read all of them and there was also a HBO series called True Blood based on the books. Of course I was shocked that she hadn't shared this info with me sooner.

Of course I will have to read all of the books before I dare watch the TV series. I already have all of the pictures of the characters trapped in my head and hate to see what the actors cast will look like. I would hate to have change what my imagination has inspired.

So if you haven't yet you must check it out from your local library. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Here I Am,No I was not Lost

 Has it really been months since I have posted ? Talk about slacker. I'm sure no one wants to hear my pathetic excuses,but I feel the need to use a couple anyway.

I have been out of my mind with custom orders,wholesale orders(which I am new at),let me tell you it's pretty complicated filling some of these since I am a one man (woman) operation,trying to manage enough nature inspired jewelry for the upcoming trunk show at a museum of natural history,they need me to fill an 8 foot table????,and of course that's on top of my "real"job,tending to all of my gardens(yeah I said all,organic vegetable,perennial,butterfly & humming bird,herb gardens),oh and keeping my 10 year old son busy on summer break. I guess I used more than a couple of excuses, but I wanted you all to empathize,commiserate or hell maybe feel sorry enough for me, to excuse my absence.

As if all of the above was not enough I felt the need to join a  bracelet swap for one of my jewelry making yahoo groups.The theme was sunny summer of course I instantly thought of using some of my super happy yellow and orange vintage beads. But I couldn't as my swap partner mentioned that those 2 colors look dreadful on her. So I came up with this little beauty. Which happens to be reversible as no 2 sides of a butterfly are alike.

back side

front side
I think it turned out pretty nice,so nice that if I have an extra minute,or if I can take some time,and not feel guilty,I have all intentions of making one for myself.

Wish me luck with time management,my biggest flaw,well maybe not my biggest,but it's probably in the top ten ,make that twenty, well hell at least I am not delusional or in denial of ALL the flaws I have. But right now this managing time wisely thing is really what I need to work on. Maybe I will compile a flaw list at some other time.