Archives for the ‘Green Living’ Category

The Sandwich That Changed My Life

Oh hello there.  I’ve missed you.  I am still here. We went tomato picking at our local farm today.  One dollar for a full plastic bag.  That equates to about 14 pounds of tomatoes for a dollar.  How could I pass that up?! I spent a total of five dollars on 73 pounds of tomatoes, […]

Celebrating Fall :: Day 3 :: candles

Whenever the seasons change, I always find myself cleaning, organizing and just generally sprucing up. For some reason, candlemaking always strikes me as something to do for a festival, equinox, or solstice. I lucked out and found some beeswax at my local farmer’s market.  It was unfiltered though, so there were a few bugs and […]

On Handkerchiefs

My mother was driving down her street and passed a few boxes that had been set on the curb.  It seems the occupant of the house had passed on and the house was being readied for sale.  My mother, unable to pass a promising looking trash pile, and knowing my love for vintage linens (and […]

Random Thoughts and a Late Summer Dinner

I’ve been off the computer lately.  Trying to be anyway.  I see what a huge timesuck it can be for me, so sometimes I try to take a step back from it when I see I am turning it on too many times a day.  It feels good.  So there’s been a lot of time […]

The Quilts of Gee’s Bend

Last week I had the great pleasure of visiting a collection of quilts from The Gee’s Bend Collective, right in my very own town!  The Snail clued me in, and we decided to meet there (without kids!) for some mutual inspiration and adult company.  What a joy it was. The show was small, only ten […]

The Summer Solstice, and Thoughts on The Spill

I pulled out some books last night to look for Solstice ideas for the kids.  Something to help signify the rhythm of the seasons.  But our upcoming New York trip combined with The Boy’s sixth birthday has me feeling really maxed out at the moment, and I didn’t plan anything to mark the occasion, as […]

Toy Box

This was my toy box when I was a little girl.  My mother made it in a woodworking class when we lived in Kansas.  I was not known as a neat child by any means, and I found the toy box to be a great place to hide, rather than a great place to put […]

See You Soon, Farm

I’ve spoken before about how much I love our local organic farm.   They’ve had their last stand days until August, and I am going to miss them! I suppose that they are having their off-season since it is so very hot here in the south this time of year. The soil needs to lie fallow […]

Our Garden

I’ve been working in my garden a lot.  Well, we lovingly call it our garden, but it is no masterpiece by a long shot.  I know it is not spectacular, but it is the result of my hard work and I love it.  I’m all about using what I have, buying as little as possible, […]

The Girl’s Easter Dress

I made The Girl’s Easter dress from some of my leftover thrifted vintage sheet fabric.  This was the second time I used McCall’s pattern 5083 and I’m not so sure I’ll be using it again.  I really like the simple shape of the dress, but the bindings on the neckband and arm holes are impossibly […]