Thursday, February 25, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

What's Cooking?

My recipe plan for this week -

This soup sounds delicious!

This vegetarian lasagna looks super easy - just the thing for a hectic day.

We're tofu fiends - I'll make this sweet and sour tofu with a bag of chopped organic stir fry veggies and serve it on basmati rice.

Easy is my theme this week!  Pasta with easy roast red pepper sauce will be perfect - probably with (easy)  frozen vegan meatballs.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Binge Reading - Hopeful Gardening

I don't binge eat or binge watch but I definitely binge read.  I'm on an Alice Hoffman binge right now...

I really liked all three of these books.  Gardening is often a theme with Alice Hoffman.  I'm very inspired to try and make the best of my small space...

This photo is part of an edible front yard - my dream!

I really only have room for containers.  I like the idea of crates to give various heights.

I'd love for my side yard to look more like this.  Unfortunately, it would mainly the Houston mosquitoes who would be able to enjoy being out there.

This is first up in my plan.  Bamboo grows very well here.  Once I get the planters in place I can probably transplant some from my daughter's yard.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Excited and Appalled

If you didn't watch the Superbowl you MUST go directly to YouTube and find Beyonce and Bruno Mars' half-time performance...

Beyonce Super Bowl

Then look for Beyonce's video for the song - Formation.

Beyonce Formation

This is a woman who can use her powers for good and she's obviously ready to do it.

Beyonce Super Bowl

I'm EXCITED because Beyonce has so much power in popular culture.  I'm EXCITED because black women (and ALL women) need to re-claim their power.  I love a revolution and we REALLY need one..

Lady Gaga Super Bowl

Speaking of power - find the video of Lady Gaga singing the national anthem.  I'm EXCITED because it's the best I've ever heard.  All I really knew about her was the meat dress and other kooky things - I didn't realize she could sing.

Donald Trump

Appalled.  Just. Appalled.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Under The Weather

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I haven't been feeling too good this week so didn't get a lot done.  I guess I did get a lot done, I just didn't get a LOT done.  My mother says I run everywhere instead of walking and sometimes it catches up with me and I kind of crash...

pom pom wreath

I saw this cute pom pom wreath on Pinterest and thought it would be perfect for my Granddaughter's room.

pom pom wreath

This is the one I made.  Sitting around making pom poms was just my speed this week.  I don't have a vintage plastic deer for it yet and I'm not sure I can afford one.  Vintage plastic deer are apparently a very sought-after item.  The ones I liked on Etsy were 2 for $34.  Hmmm.  We'll see...


In case you were wondering what winter in Houston looks like - and why wouldn't you be - this is the view from my car waiting for the kids after school.  Coming from Nova Scotia, I never cease to be grateful.

competitive cheer

Last, and certainly not least, it's competition season for our competitive cheerleader.  Galveston and Fort Worth (winner winner chicken dinner*) last month - San Antonio and Dallas this month.  This is Texas so I guess we don't really need anyone else to have "National" championships.  Teams do come from as far away as Louisiana and Arkansas.  Mostly just Texas though.

*things like they say in Texas.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Movable Monday

I could stay home today but I decided to go to the desert with Georgia O'Keeffe instead...

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