Monthly Archives: August 2010

Music Monday – Double Dose

While streaming my favorite NPR affiliate two of my favorite songs play back to back, so I thought I would share them.

Counting Crows, Mr Jones, was released my freshman year of high school and I played it constantly! To this day I still love that song!

The second song was Best Coast’s “When I’m with You”, which was a single they released last summer. The band’s debut album, “Crazy For You” just hit the shelves last month. If you’re into the Pixies or enjoy a bit of sun-baked lo-fi rock, you will most definitely dig this LA trio!


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Music Monday – Pump It Up

I forgot how much I love this video! Makes for a much better Monday, don’t ya think!

Elvis Costello – Pump It Up

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Pardon the Fluff

I’m sure you’ve noticed there’s not a whole lot of crafting going on ’round this here blog. Mainly that is because I am up to my elbows in brine, sauce, berries and good ol’ Lancaster County dirt. Growing, harvesting and “putting up” your own food flutters on the edge of being a full time job. Then toss in a 9-5, house & yard chores along with working Saturday mornings’ Farmer’s Market and frankly, I’m surprised I’ve posted anything over the past few months!

I have done some crafting, modest as it may be. In July I made a skirt for my cousin’s daughter in trade for gettin’ my hairs cut. Please ignore the model’s nakedness, I keep forgetting to pick up some toddler tops to cover the creepy plastic dress form! I don’t make children’s clothing enough to keep it in the forefront of my mind…until picture time that is!

I’m still spending a good amount of time behind my camera. My 365 challenge will come to a close the beginning of October. Honestly, I can’t wait! It’s been fun for the most part, but I’m so over that project now.

Below are a few pictures I pulled from my One Green Tomato and Literal Light blogs to show you what I’ve been up to. Cause I know you think I’m really just kickin’ back, eatin’ bon-bons and being fanned by gorgeous Greek gods and all.

My sunflowers have reached an astonishing height of 14 feet this year! Told ya I got good dirt!
My beans have started coming in; the constant canning has begun!
Plum Pickin’ = Plum Jam, Plum Chutney, Plum Conserves
I grow corn, it is red.
I chase butterflies, constantly!
Saturday Morning Market
Curing Onions

If you are interested in keeping up with my photography, gardening and kitchen adventures then may I suggest you head on over to One Green Tomato and Literal Light and sign up to follow me…because followers rock and then I’m not just rambling on about nothing to myself! 😉

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Music Monday – more Mumford and Sons

I can not get enough of these guys!

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Jimi Aurthur Dylan

Yesterday I buried my best friend of 7 years.

Named in honor of our favorite musicians, and given the middle name of Aurthur, so Jason could call him Art, go figure, Jimi stole my heart the minute I laid eyes on him! Not wanting to separate him from his second cousin and life-mate, who would later become Janis Audrey Piaf, they both came to live with us.

Jason was completely annoyed with me when he thought I brought home a kitten. When he found out there were two he was pissed. Until I pulled them out of the box that is. Then I watched him instantly melt!

Rest in peace my “little” corn kitty. Weighing in at 20 pounds, you were one bad ass beast of a cat! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for seven years of unconditional love and countless hours of entertainment. You are truly and deeply loved and missed!


7/23/03 – 8/07/10


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On This Day in History

Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave her mother 40 whacks. And when she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41.

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Music Monday – OK GO

I love these guys and their videos are pretty kick ass too!


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