From the Weed Patch: Garlic Mustard Pesto

I heart pesto. Basil Pesto. Sundried Tomato Pesto. Cilantro Pesto. Spinach Pesto. If it’s green, garlicky and full of “heart healthy” fats, I’ll eat it. So imagine my geekish glee when I learned the incredibly invasive garlic mustard weed can be turned into pesto. It’s cliche but true: If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em, and … More From the Weed Patch: Garlic Mustard Pesto

Snow Days Are For Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawer And Being A Kid Again

Another Snow Day? Your kids are probably under your feet chanting “I’m Bored. I’m Bored. I’m Bored.” Or your neighbors/siblings/cousins/mail carriers were in a pinch and dropped their kids on your doorstep because you have nothing better to do. Either way, it’s time to get crafty! First, send the kids to gather some woodland stuff, like … More Snow Days Are For Cleaning Out Your Junk Drawer And Being A Kid Again

Introducing Bauble Garden’s Book Club Series

Creativity is an escape. Immersing yourself within a project, whether its painting your bathroom, decorating a cake, or organizing photos in a scrap book, time stands still, and larger scale worries disappear for a little while. Books work the same way. Each story transports you into another world and lets you glimpse life through somebody … More Introducing Bauble Garden’s Book Club Series

I’m a Featured Artist

Thank you Brenda Zapatosky of BdoodleZ! She profiled me as a Featured Artist in her blog this weekend. Read the article here and then feel free to browse her Etsy shop to see the creative cards she designs. FYI- She also does customized Christmas Cards and Invitations featuring her quirky and fun pen and ink doodles.

Ten Signs You Are The Crazy Neighborhood Cat Lady

  1. You brush your teeth in the kitchen because the cat you recently adopted sleeps in the bathroom sink. 2. The first cat you adopted lives in a teepee (that you sewed yourself). 3. You consider cleaning the litter box your zen garden meditation routine. 4. You buy new slippers because your cat doesn’t like … More Ten Signs You Are The Crazy Neighborhood Cat Lady

Plantable Packaging

Last weekend I attempted to make my own plantable paper.  Until now I’ve been packaging my jewelry with old seed catalogs and boxes randomly pilfered from coworkers and friends, or salvaged cardboard from office coffee shipments.  Recently, I hit upon the brilliant idea of biodegradable packaging. Its not exactly a new concept:  If you can … More Plantable Packaging