Garland, Garland, Everywhere

garland-beauty

This garland from The Purl Bee was my first glimpse of the garland rage and it came late in the summer on Say YES! to Hoboken (I think, it’s been spotted many places since then). I’ve since seen many others that are so fun and hope to use them as inspiration for projects in the near future. Here are a few:

Ali Edwards made a felt one for Christmas. I think it’d also be neat with pink, white and red for Valentine’s Day.

Cupcake Liner Garland from My Favorite Things.

Paper Garland on Kiddley (a great site, by the way!) Again, this one has me thinking Valentine’s Day.

And look! Here’s a Flickr pool of nothing but garlands.

There are so, so many more. Check them out!

Garland, Garland, Everywhere

garland-beauty
This garland from The Purl Bee was my first glimpse of the garland rage and it came late in the summer on Say YES! to Hoboken (I think, it’s been spotted many places since then). I’ve since seen many others that are so fun and hope to use them as inspiration for projects in the near future. Here are a few:
Ali Edwards made a felt one for Christmas. I think it'd also be neat with pink, white and red for Valentine's Day.
Cupcake Liner Garland from My Favorite Things.
Paper Garland on Kiddley (a great site, by the way!) Again, this one has me thinking Valentine's Day.
And look! Here's a Flickr pool of nothing but garlands.
There are so, so many more. Check them out!

Whole Wheat Bread

A few months ago, Molly started One Good Loaf. It’s basically a group of bakers who share their experiences via their blogs and a Flickr group. I’ve followed along a bit and decided to join the fun.

We bake quite a bit around here and have a few old stand-bys that we usually run to (most are in red and white checkered cookbook!) So when I saw Dandee’s post yesterday I knew I’d found the perfect recipe (meaning I had all of the ingredients) to start my “One Good Loaf” journey.

The only thing that could have made it better is homemade jam.

Whole Wheat Bread


A few months ago, Molly started One Good Loaf. It's basically a group of bakers who share their experiences via their blogs and a Flickr group. I've followed along a bit and decided to join the fun.
We bake quite a bit around here and have a few old stand-bys that we usually run to (most are in red and white checkered cookbook!) So when I saw Dandee's post yesterday I knew I'd found the perfect recipe (meaning I had all of the ingredients) to start my "One Good Loaf" journey.
The only thing that could have made it better is homemade jam.

Vegetable Dreams

We are in the process of planning our first vegetable garden (and some pretty serious yard updating).

Our first seed catalog arrived last week from Johnny’s and as you can see it’s marked up already.

I’ve also been reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, usually right before bed. On those nights, my dreams are almost always filled with images of carrots, peppers, greens, herbs, and more all in rich, beautiful soil. We’re planning on using the square foot gardening method and will likely bite of more than we can, or at least should chew, but that’s ok. We’re up for the adventure and at least some tasty veggies. Oh, and we’re also planning on strawberries, raspberries and maybe a few fruit trees. We may not get it all done this year but it’s really fun to plan.

Jack keeps reminding us that if we have a garden, we won’t have to go to the store as much. Yes, son, that’s one of the best parts.