Monday, October 20, 2014

X marks the spot…

So, on a thrift haunt

I came across an old wooden Surveyors measuring stick.

Couldn’t leave it. you know how that goes.

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15 feet in length…with three slides of five feet each.

NOW what does one do with it?

Relegate it to the once boys room/office?

But there are already funky long sticks hanging in the hallway. Loitering, more like.

{Painted bamboo….you can do your own at a workshop here.}

So they are clearly not letting him join in their tropical fun.

Hate cliques

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So plop him over on the other side…looking sad and forlorn

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Above the shutters? In the kitchen?

Where o where will X mark his spot.

Shoot me your ideas…

A couple I found on pinterest…

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Help a once hard working Measuring stick out

would’ja? Could’ja?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Permission to eat candy corn…

There are certain things that ring in

the change of the seasons

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In our corner of the world the change is subtle

leaves fall….

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weeds happily grow

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Chandeliers get turned on

for another season…

fall

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Yep…fall is in the still warm

but kinda cool air.

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Soakin’ it in.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Chair project…yet another.

So
When you see a made in ‘Merica Lee industry chair
at your local habitat store
You tend to buy it
I do anyway
Particularly when said chair was all of 30 clams.
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Yeah…it has a few stains. It was 30 bucks.
THEN
You uncover a steal of a deal…like under 6 dollahs for 4 yards
of a beautifully woven cotton  fabric
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That has a fun little tribal vibe.
It has one Big..big black dog big…stripe down the middle in pewter.
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So then you head to your magic closet
you know the one….lippin full with textiles and fabric and tablecloths
‘cause you might have a leeeetle problem not buying said items
and you find Henry….The Thomas Paul whale who was swimming away in there…
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and you think
Hmmmmm.
Then you pull out an old Swiss army blanket
and you say
umhmm.
 * the colors actually work well together...cannot get the camera to prove it though

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Then you see this….
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Sigh.
Playing around on a Sunday
Wanna join?
:: All thoughts and ideas gratefully accepted ::

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Steampunk light gets punked…

Yeah….so there it was sitting there looking forlorn. Élan-less.

Once a fairly expensive $450 dollar floor lamp

now reduced to less than 100 clams.

But it HAD élan. I could tell.

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Aged brass and bronze arms and legs. The ability to hold a painting…small or large.

Why relegated to the back of the dusty SALE wing?

It’s cord had been cut. No plug. No life. the drama

C’mon….really? 80% off because of that?

I can buy a dollar fifty plug. I can. And I can read the directions

with help of a magnifying glass.

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and I can put on a new plug.

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Punked.

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Yeah…I know.

Now let us hope the punkin’ house doesn’t burn down.

Ya think I kid?

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A yummy fall{ish} recipe…

And good for ya taboot

The squash are out…every shape and color. And roasted squash is the

cats pajamas or so they say

But since it is only fall{ish} and the {ish} means… eh… 87 degrees warm

I decided to embrace my clime, and turn the roasted squash into a warmish salad.

with me?

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Who knew that when you peel Butternut squash there are tiny green stripes?

Nature in all of her glory.

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I roasted the chunked squash with pearl onions and red grapes….sage would be lovely too!

Jewel tones….gorgeous.

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While roasting I cooked up some jasmine and wild rice…I have done this before with Quinoa too.

added some good balsamic vinegar and some finely chopped raw butternut squash

Yep. Raw. The warmth of the rice softens it just. a. tad.

wonderful crunch

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veggies roasted…all caramelized. Fall crack.

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Made a sweet tangy dressing with maple syrup…and added craisins.

Put the warm from the oven veggies on the cool from the fridge rice salad…

breaking all of the rules

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Lovely union.

Try it. Dare.

Warm roasted butternut squash and fruit salad

2-1/2 cups of butternut squash chunks

1 cup of red seedless grapes

1 cup of pearl onions

1 TBSP of olive oil

Roast above at 375 degree oven for 25 minutes (or until nice and caramel brown)

Meanwhile cook:

1 C of wild and jasmine rice ~or~ mixture of quinoa and rice…or whatever grain raises your skirt.

when rice is cooked add:

1/2 c of finely diced raw butternut squash

2 tsp of balsamic vinegar

Put in fridge to chill for an hour…or overnight.

For dressing mix:

2 TBSP of whole grain mustard

2TBSP of maple syrup

1-1/2 tsp of balsamic vinegar

1TBSP of olive oil

When rice is cool add dressing and:

1/4 c of minced shallot or green onions,

1/2 c of dried cranberries.

:: Serve warm roasted veggies and fruit over chilled rice salad.::

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Perfectly fall{ish}.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fall…Here?

 

Naw….

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But we are workin’ it

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Yep.

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