Saturday, February 28, 2015

Etsy Weekends - Cat Stuff

So, I wanted to share with you some nifty eco-friendly bags I've found on Etsy recently, but as I sat down to write up today's post, Lela the cat decided to join me. She has nixed the eco-friendly stuff in favor of cat stuff. Are you surprised? Me neither. She is terribly bossy.

Anyway, here are her picks for the weekend....

Pouf Pet Bed from Kip Pets
Kitty Lounger from Peach Industries
Cat Bed from Technik Design CM
Water Fountain from Cat Fountains

Hope you enjoyed Lela's picks, come back next week and we'll see if I'm in charge or if Norman demands an Etsy weekend for himself!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Etsy Weekends - Backyard Fun

As my pepper and tomato seeds continue to sprout, I find myself drawn to the items on Etsy that will look great in my backyard, surrounded by growing plants and pollinating critters. Here's a few that I really love!
1800's Silver Spoon Fish Wind Chimes
Spoon Windchime from Neva Starr
Wooden Helix Spiral Wind Spinner
Wood Spinner from Man Land 
GLASS WINDCHIMES from RECYCLED bottles,  garden decor, mobiles, soothing sound. eco friendly and green, indoor and outdoor
 Glass Windchime from Lifting Up Spirits
We'll be back next week with more Etsy fun - we hope to see you here!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Did I say something Funny?

Lela was having a ton of fun in our last photo session....

Have a great weekend everyone! Hope you find something good to laugh about today :)

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Etsy Weekends - Natural Earrings

As you should all know by now, I have a real affinity for earrings. When I get around to it, I'll share pictures of the jewelry organizer I built for myself this winter - I made sure to have spots for lots and lots of earrings! Today, however, I will be sharing some of my Etsy earring finds - earrings I would love to own. Hint Hint. ;)
Copper and Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings, Prairie Grass, Scribner Dichanthelium Texture
Copper Prairie Grass Earrings from Kit and Caboodle Shop
Real moss globe earrings - unique woodland fall find - 925 sterling silver hooks
Moss Globe Earrings from Ural Nature   
Blood Orange Earrings - Real Fruit Jewelry - Vegan Earrings
Blood Orange Earrings from Real Fruit Jewelry  
Blue Morpho Butterfly Wing Earrings - Real Butterfly Jewelry
Real Butterfly Wing Earrings from Neile  

Stop by next week, we'll most likely be here to share our new Etsy finds :)

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Etsy Weekends - Glassware

Matt and I have a strange love of glassware. As we learned about different alcohols, trying to find adult beverages that we could drink, Matt did a lot of research on specialty glassware. We have special glasses for beer, lambic, and wine. Now we just need special glasses for mixed drinks! Growing up, I was always fascinated by the depression glassware my Grandpa owns, that was a wedding present for his parents. They are gorgeous - green stems and rosy goblets. The love of those glasses has tempered my taste, and here are some beautiful examples of glass for sale on Etsy that would look great in my cupboard, and yours too!

Lumincarc MidCentury Wine Goblets from Tim and Kim Show

Blue Sherbet Glasses from Pancho's Porch

Amber Ball Base Martini Glasses from Decadent Treasure
Stop in next week to see if we're here with more fun Etsy finds! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February 2015, it's Pepper time.

I had such great success with my peppers last year, that I decided to start them on the same day this year: February 1st. This year however, since I didn't want to end up with 100 plants again, I planted each of my 45 pepper plants into their own individual paper pot. (I will do the same for the tomatoes in two weeks.) Of course, 45 pepper plants is still too many, if they all germinate and grow I will have to give away roughly 15 plants. Still, better than the fifty+ plants I tried to unload last year! We are growing 25 varieties this year. A few bells, some sweets, a good amount of hots and a few super hots. We loved our Pimiento de Padron so much last year that we are starting four plants this year, and we are doubling up on our Chinese Five Color too.

Here they are in all their glory, three days after planting:

Not much, I know, but hopefully by next week I will have beautiful little peppers!! One can only hope. And crank up the heat in the second bedroom to ensure germination ;)

Also - an apology. It has been months since I've written to you, and for those who follow the blog, it must have felt like I fell off the face of the planet. I didn't, but I did go a little nuts with school last semester, and then went into recluse knitter mode over the holiday break. Now school is back in session, and has been for almost a month, and I feel ready to take on some extra responsibilities. Plus, I'm going to be writing a 25 page research paper this semester and I might want to share things I learn! :)