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
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
Every spring, my boyfriend’s mom Susan asks me to do a floral centerpiece for Easter Dinner. Last year, we used mostly household items and annuals from the Garden Center to create a cheerful, but inexpensive tablescape. Several weeks before Easter, Susan grew a batch of grass from seed in her windowsill and wanted to use … More Tablescape Architecture: DIY Spring Egglings
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
What happens when you combine a small apartment with zero closet space and an intense need to make things? Mostly, a mess. For a long time, tools and crafting supplies intermingled carelessly with my kitchen table, couch, floor, and boyfriend (not in that order). By the way, as kitchen tables go, mine is about the … More Creative Space in a Small Apartment
Designing a piece of jewelry for a friend? Fun. Designing a piece of jewelry for her boyfriend to propose with? Eek! Challenging, fun, nerve-racking, exciting, and slightly OCD. I recently had the honor of creating a necklace as a surprise engagement gift for one of my closest friends. Her boyfriend-we’ll just call him “Bud” in … More An Engagement Necklace Story
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.