Friday, April 27, 2012

Art Friday

Want to start sharing some of the great kid artwork created by my child and nieces. I love it. I especially love the hair in this portrait! Happy Friday!!

Created by PLW 4.12

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Goodwill Hunting...thrift store shopping

One benefit of city living is quick and easy access to....bunches and bunches of thrift stores. I went to a couple this week and found some great buys. Don't you just love that moment when you spot a great deal?!! I bought two sets of cards/notecards for 2.00. Two dollars won't even buy one nice card in the cheap big box stores...

I also found this great little candy dish.

My mom has one she painted back in the day, so I was thrilled to find a similar one for my Easter decor. Love it. Love that it cost me less than a dollar even more..hooray for thrift store treasure hunting! Anyone want to share their latest shopping/thrifting score?

Friday, April 20, 2012

This Moment 4.20.12

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Topsy Turvy Gardening 2012 edition

So I may be a little down and out after my first year of topsy gardening produced zero tomatoes...but I am not out yet. Last week we went to the store and purchased a different variety of tomato, called Patio, which I am hoping will thrive in the 2012 topsy turvy. Tomato food also made it into our shopping cart. This tomato plant had better grow this year...while plant shopping we also picked up some new herb plants. Minty delicious mojitos are definitely on the drink menu this summer.
Urban gardening is so different than my mom's beautiful suburban garden beds-no shed, limited tools, limited space. Pondering potato growing and a potato barrel at some point. It has been an adventure to figure out what I can garden in my small urban condo. Too bad we can't grow a bunch of fruit-my child would happily live on a 24/7 fruit diet. I will post some periodic updates. Keep your gardening green fingers crossed for me.

"patio" tomato in the turvy

mint, parsley, basil

Friday, April 13, 2012

This Moment 4.13.12

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Why yes, Virginia, there is an Easter Bunny

And his name is Matthew Mead this year. After a long day of travel I was totally thrilled to check my blog reader update and find that I am one of the drawing winners for a giveaway on his site. Hooray! Who doesn't love getting free gift cards?!!

I first came across Matthew Mead's work in one of his Halloween books. It was full of great ideas and had links to his site for free images. His work is always current, polished, and full of fun and whimsy. I cannot wait to get his new book, Flea Market Finds. If you haven't seen his books or website yet, give him a look.

Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead

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Friday, April 6, 2012

This Moment 4.6.12

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