Thursday, November 20, 2008

Better Late Than Never....

Here are the Halloween creations for this year!

It took until the third week of November before we had dry weather and some sun and both children awake or the oldest home from school during the daylight to get pictures. They were both extremely cooperative and were having fun. Mister Ewan would have preferred to continue digging for the rest of the day rather than post for pictures... I'll have to make it up to him. So as you can see, Miss Elsie is Snow White and Mister Ewan is her accessory, Dopey. We had to pick a beardless dwarf. I couldn't imagine getting a 2 year old to wear a fake beard. The hat was challenging enough.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cath Kidston has relaunched!

Cath Kidston has redone and relaunched their website!

I LOVE her things and her fabrics. I bought her book a few years ago and love looking at the pictures. Who knew you could get so excited over an ironing board cover!

Such pretty things from a talented lady.

Thursday, November 06, 2008


Anthropologie opened a garden and home store earlier this year called Terrain.

Unfortunately it is in Pennsylvania. I would love to go and see it sometime... or maybe they will open more in other locations. The images are beautiful! and make me want to try some indoor gardening this winter.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Native seeds and plants

While I'm waiting for my children to cooperate for some late Halloween costume pictures, I thought I would show you some pictures from Jacie Jensen's Thorn Creek Native Seed Farm site. Jacie and her husband live in Genesee, ID, which is where I grew up. This beautiful website is full of pictures from that area and wonderful pictures of all the native plants.
A sampling of the seeds...

There is a database that lists the native plants and their descriptions with gorgeous photos...

I remember picking these as a little girl....

... they do not last long as a cut flower... about 10 minutes.
So if you have some time, take a look and learn about native plants and all the things Jacie and Wayne do.