Monday, October 20, 2008

Harvest Time

One of the best parts of this past summer was gardening with Jake.  He spent a lot of time out in his garden checking on the tomatoes, peppers, beets, basil, raspberries, pumpkins and giant sunflowers. If you saw the size of this garden you would be amazed he could fit all of those things in the small spot he was given this year.   Today was the day to harvest the pumpkins and winter squash.  A couple of weeks ago he soaked the sunflower seeds in salt water and roasted them. They were really good. He already has plans to expand the garden next year.     

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Adele -

Did you see her on Saturday Night Live last night? Amazing!

Posting over here tonight.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Favorite

This is my favorite Halloween/Autumnal movie ever. I need to search for it at my parents house and watch it this weekend.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Let Them Eat Cake.......

How would you like to have your hair done at this beautiful hair salon? I think it is so Marie Antoinette. Maybe I will stop by the next time I am in Australia.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Help Grow Your Soup

I love this. Campbell's soup is supporting American farming through their Help Grow Your Own Soup program. They are donating money to the Future Farmers of America. Go to their web site Help Grow Your Own Soup and click on the red barn. They will be donating $1 for every click. I just did it and they are not very far along so please help out.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


I am going on a total news detox. I just can't take it anymore it is totally freaking me out so I am just going to close my eyes and wait for all the drama to end.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

It's about time

So one of my favorite memories of my Italian grandmother's house was helping her dust her collection of Italian ceramic oil jars that were displayed on shelves above her kitchen windows. It is one of my favorite memories of her house along with eating the amazing food she made ravioli, gnocchi, polenta with beef stew, chocolate cake, green salad with the best oil and vinegar dressing ever, I could go on and on.
Eventually these jars made their way down to me and I had such big display plans for them but it never actually happened. Finally a decade, yes a decade, later I purchased these cubes from West Elm and put them up. There are 8 cubes hanging on my wall which I hope to fill with additional ceramic oil jars and beautiful jars of olive oil.

Monday, October 6, 2008


I spent part of the weekend watching the first nine episodes of Pushing Daisies. I loved everything about it......the cast, the story line and witty dialogue, the breathtaking colors and the clothes. Add a little bit of beekeeping, occasional singing by Kristin Chenoweth and pie making and you have the perfect way to spend a chilly Saturday afternoon.