Month: February 2014

A Mystery

“Any word yet on what’s causing it?” The clock in the corner hit the hour, letting out a deep gong sound.             The other man shook his head. “Your highness, it’s simply an unexplainable phenomena. The atmospheric layers are somehow changing colors, leaving giant rifts, emitting foul odors. We simply don’t know enough about the

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Please Contain Yourself!

upcycled glass apothecary and jam jars with mint chalkboard paint labels

I love those nice little clear jar collections you can see in stores and on blogs. Unfortunately, I don’t have shelves worth of perfectly matched jars and lids. I think that would cost a pretty penny to get, so I like using old jelly jars and a few apothecary jars and maybe even an old

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Mean Green Sweetheart

I decided to simply slather on whatever green nail polishes came to mind, and I’ve got to say it worked. I love the look of this manicure! (I’m sorry for the door messing up the background, I don’t own Photoshop or anything else…) And I was able to pull it all together with free drawn

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Children of Flames

Children of Flames As some of my long term blog followers may know, I have narrowly avoided being a housefire victim, pretty much through every fault of my own. It was foolish carelessness on my part, and in the end the smoke damages were far greater than the fire, which staid resistant to the fire

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Lavender

It has been warmer these past few days, so I’m hoping Spring will soon be sprung! Lavender and fragrant flowers bobbing in the breeze, honey bees flitting about, and a pile of cushions on the back deck while I cozen up to a good read. The lavender is still out right now, though it’s leggy

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Teenagers

Comes in like the plague Clear out the pantry Leave with new mudprints I don’t know about you, but this looks like an average dinner to me a few years ago. Once I started to realize that gluten was a problem I ate a little less (my body started to recognize what I was eating

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Ready for Warmer Weather

I don’t know about you, but I’ve finally gotten tired of the cold. Getting snow was cool. Well, literally yes, but it was also a nice change. And we’ve gotten it, several times now. And, you know, I want to feel warm and be surrounded by green again. Barring some indoor gardening, I figured my

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Fare Thee Well My Friend

Here I swim around. Fun is hardly found ’round here. No friends and rare food. That may be the life of the sad beta fish above, but a much larger tank in the Atlantic City Aquarium shows much happier seahorses. I think the fish at the Denver Aquarium, which I visited last Winter, were happiest,

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Shauny Award

The Shauny Award Dear Kitty of Some Blog nominated me for the sparkly new Shauny Award for blogging excellence. There aren’t really any rules for the award, which is pretty cool. I mean, freestyle awarding. How cool is that? I’m not really sure where the excellence is in my little blog, as I don’t really

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