It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
I recently saw this cute little DIY indoor grill for s'mores posted on Ohdeedoh I thought I would repost. Click on the link under the photo to be taken to their blog for instructions on making your own indoor s'more grill.
My S'mores Recipe Suggestion:
Substitute European digestive cookies for chocolate and graham cracker. Yummy!
Digestive cookies are imported from the UK and can generally be found in the local grocery store in the imported foods section. Enjoy! Other S'more ideas from Apartment Therapy.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
I don't really use dryer sheets but if you do here is a great pdf from Curbly for alternative uses for dryer sheets. Click on the link below the photo to be taken to their blog where you can "like" them and download the information.
|Curbly alternative uses for dryer sheets pdf|
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
The way it all works is SoWa Vintage Market operates inside during SoWa Sundays and SoWa Open Market, consisting of artisans, sell their wonderful creations outside in tents.
SoWa Open Market Sundays operates until it gets chilly in October. SoWa Vintage Market, is an independent collaborator (co created by Stephanie Pernice & John Warren), operates inside on Sundays until December 18th. They close for the Holidays but intend to operate a winter market twice a month in 2012. In May SoWa Vintage opens again weekly along with SoWa Open Market with the Artisan Tents.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!
Happy Birthday John -
You have become a man, my son.
I am so proud of you and will love you forever
Thursday, July 21, 2011
I really don't enjoy grocery shopping so I love this new grocery shopping idea coming out of Korea. The concept saves time, gas and probably money since there would be less impulse shopping. You shop via smart-phones via codes and it is delivered to your door at the end of the day. Works for me. I hope it becomes available in the states sometime soon. Here is the Youtube video:
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
As many of you know I live in Maine and have to admit I love all four seasons (I wasn't always fond of winter). I found a wonderful shop on Etsy, Maine Art owned by Maine artist Laura Tasheiko. Her art features mostly nature scenes in Maine and are all original paintings rather than prints. Click on the links below the photos below to be taken to her shop to see the rich colors of each season and why I love living in this gorgeous state.
|Maine Spring River|
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
As a child I read and treasured the Winnie the Pooh book series. Even then I admired the simplicity and carefree existence that seem to reside in the hundred acre wood. Well, at least from Pooh's perspective as he always seem to bring calm to the group with his wonderfully simplistic view of life. Apparently yesterday was the release date for the new Pooh adventure movie in the Hundred Acre Wood. I think I might have to enjoy being six once again!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
This is an ingenious and very chic bird feeder (or in my case a chipmunk/squirrel feeder), created from a recycled globe light shade from a ceiling fan. If you can't find one at Goodwill they are quite inexpensive to purchase new from your local home center. Check out the original post, complete with instructions via The Art of Doing Stuff. (image from The Art of Doing Stuff - great blog).
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I love the mixed media and collage of Danny Phillips Art on Etsy. The color, textures and whimsy are so very appealing. Here are a few pieces I especially like (since they depict scenes of Maine). Click on the captions under the photos to be taken to his shop on Etsy.
Monday, July 11, 2011
When my sons were younger, summer was a time for kicking back and relaxing with rainy days spent reading or writing stories. They also had boundless energy which led them to participate in tennis and soccer camp, lots of swimming, beach-combing, camping, visiting nature preserves and museums, participating in local theater and whatever else suited their mood. I was always on the lookout for an outlet for all that creative energy. I read this post recently on Ohdeedoh and it instantly reminded me of the days they created swords with PVC pipe, plumbing insulation and duck tape. They and their friends would be entertained for days pretending to be Knights. We would have especially appreciated the movie screen as a finale to the dozens of nights spent outside around a fire-pit after a round of manhunt! Click on the link below the photo or here to be taken to the original post: "A dozen things you can make with PVC Pipe".
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
I bought a quesadilla maker a few years back and we use it at least once a week for veggie quesadillas. They are perfect for summer's bounty of veggies from the garden and they also won't heat up the house.
Veggie and Cheese Quesadillas
I like using fresh veggies but you can use whatever you enjoy. You can include meat if you wish. We generally use:
Tomatoes, onion, green, red, yellow peppers, cilantro and black olives.
Mexican cheddar cheese
whole wheat tortillas
Butter tortillas on both sides and grill.
Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and a side salad - Yum!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Ladybugs are ideal for eliminating the problem as they love to chow on those tiny pests (remember The Grouchy Ladybug story by Eric Carle). There are a few other organic solutions if you have an aphid problem in your garden. I always companion plant zinnias and marigolds which insects seem to dislike. Another solution could be to spray your plants with a bit of soapy water. Aphids do not seem to enjoy this type of bath. Happy gardening!
photo via renest
photo via renest
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Summer in Maine - there is nothing like it! Beautiful warm days with blue skies, followed by an light evening shower. Okay, so lately we have had more rainy days but July is almost here and I am optimistic we shall have more sunshine than rain in the days to follow. I found of few photographic prints from a shop on Etsy - "Love Paris". Many of the photos remind me of all the things I love about summer in Maine on the coast. Click here to be taken to her shop.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
Maine Summer Potato Salad
6 medium red Maine Potatoes, cubed
3/4 c diced celery
1 1/2 c broccoli florets, small pieces
3/4 c blanched green beans
1/2 c cauliflower, cut small
1/2 c red pepper
1/4 c favorite Italian dressing
1/2 c low fat or regular mayo
2 tsp. dry ranch dressing
salt and pepper to taste
Cook Potatoes - cool, add all other ingredients. Cover and chill. Makes 10 servings.