Monthly Archives: January 2011

A Mother’s Education

I watched the most heart warming story on the news a while ago. A mother in Pakistan is  attending the first grade with her two young sons. Most importantly she has the blessing and encouragement of her husband. What a wonderful thing to see when what we usually see from that part of the world is the exact opposite. I loved that the husband said if his wife is educated then his family will benefit from it. I am so happy for this woman.

Painted Kitty (may be a repeat)

For Migraines

I just read this tip in the book, Before The Change by Ann Lousie Gittleman, Ph.D.

Rosemary an astringent herb, alleviates migraine, is an antioxidant, and combats heart disease and infections. Quite a lot in a single spoonful of oil. So do we ingest it for a migraine or smear on our face?

Coloring Book Wall

For flyinggma

As you can see I never finished it but thats ok I might one day. I had soooooooooo much fun doing that.

Art Fun With My Grandson


Teaching and inspiring him. We made quite the mess.

We were inspired by the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. His use of those famous black lines with color blocks are due to his own art theory, Neo-Plasticism. For our renditions we used these fabulous markers by Crayola, Twistables Slix Stix. I love these things! They were like drawing with lipstick. So much fun.

Inverted Tree Trunk

I couldn’t figure out what to do with this photo of a tree trunk. It had a lot of what I am assuming to be woodpecker holes but I wasn’t tall enough to get a good photo of them. So I used the invert button in photoshop and it looks like an extremely damaged piece of hair. You know the ones they show on the shampoo commercials to sell you shampoo. The kind of shampoo that will give you the most powerful, rich, handsome man catching hair in the world!

Feed the birds.

With all of this snow, ice and cold I think the birds would appreciate a little extra help. Besides it’s a great way to recycle scraps instead of throwing them in the trash. I took these oranges out and stuck them onto the bare branches of a shrub where the birds hang out. It looks kind of silly but oh well.

Groovy Smoothie

After reading the recipe for the Avocado-Banana Smoothies that I found on Lindsay Maitland Hunt’s blog, Lindsay Cooks, I decided to give it a try. It turned out pretty well. I’m not a huge smoothie fan but I love the nutritional aspects of it. I like one dish food. No silverware needed. I did leave out the ginger as I do not care for ginger at all. Also I used vanilla-honey and peach flavored yogurt.