Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2010

While I just curated a treasury of gift ideas for moms, I couldn't resist putting together an additional gift guide for the blog. There are so many amazing things available on etsy! I know, I sound like a commercial. I need help! Here are some cool gift ideas. I'd love to give or receive any of them!

Mom's Handwritten Recipe on a Platter by Custom Sepia on etsy


Mom's Are Geeks Too Card by Gibberish on etsy


Flowers in Spring by Luiza Vizoli on etsy


The Four Seasons Appetizer Plates by Mary Wibis on etsy


Two 6-Piece Vegan Macaroons by The Greenwood Kitchen and Bake Shop on etsy


Little Bird Necklace in Silver by Lulu Bug Jewelry on etsy


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Spring in the Garden

If you follow me on Facebook, you've probably seen my garden picks. Yet, I couldn't resist sharing them with the rest of you. My perennial garden looks awesome! It's all wild and tangled, just the way I like it. The ferns and hostas are coming in on the other side of the garden in the shade. The herb garden, however, needs some TLC. As soon as I get to it, I'll post some pics. I also have some new raised beds that Tim and my father-in-law built for me in the side yard. I am excited to be growing some actual food this year. Right now I have broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, onions, bib lettuce and romaine lettuce. I'll be adding tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and beans as it gets warmer.

Guess Who's Back? Back Again?

I should emphasize the "again." I know I have been terrible about keeping up with the blog (and with my shop, if I'm going to go all out and be honest with myself). But, I'm back, and I have some big plans for getting the blog and the shop back in gear. Stay tuned.

Etsy has a new treasury site called "Treasury East." It's a really neat idea. Anyone can make a treasury any time. The treasuries stay up until you remove them. And, etsians can post as many treasuries as they like. I made my first about a week ago for Mother's Day. Click on the previous link to view the entire treasury. The pic is just a preview.

Today I completed my second treasury on the new "East" site. I have plans to do a weekly "picks" or "finds" treasury of my current etsy faves. Here's a preview of the test run. Click the link for the full view.