Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Goings On

I have a stock of felt and I am trying to finds ways to use it in an innovative way. Awesome tutorial and a few hours later I got this:




I like it and I think I want to make more. Not sure what to make them into, but I can see them as hair or pin accessories.







I'll always be a Chicago gal deep down. This city was my first real home and will always hold a special place in my heart. Chicago is beautiful and the people of Chicago are beautiful. There is so much history and culture. I have several links for you to explore:


For goings one:
It's still in its early periods of inception, but this website offers new things Chicago every week.

Also, this PBS show is awesome and yummy:) When I would go out to try new cuisine, I always watched this show for inspiration.

Tuesday Post

As promised, I made a banner on Mother's Day that I would like you all to see and encourage you to make one for your spaces. ((Drumroll))And Viola!






Isn't it lovely? I did not follow the tutorial completely. I just had extra felt, a yard of rikrak and it all came together quite organically!

NOW,

I'm not a fan of fast food. Home-cooked meals are preferable to me. It helps me be in charge of what goes in to my family's diet. Emma loves fries, what child doesn't? It's easy to prepare this yummy side dish for your child, created special.

Prep the potatoes a day in advance. Immerse completely in water the night before. After coming home from work, running errands, just cut the potatoes into thirds and into thin strips, deep fry. Drain the fries on baking sheet lined with paper towel to soak in oils and sprinkle some of this spicy concoction from Williams-Sonoma.


It is delish, spicy and fragrant. What's better than a fresh batch of fries for you and your family? At least you know that the oils they were cooked in weren't  recycled over and over again (bad) and they came from your own kitchen. Now congregate around the table and enjoy!



Books we're reading:

















Happy Tuesday and I hope your day and mine goes better than yesterday. (I had a real bad couple of days and adding insult to injury, also have a horrible head cold and cough). Some quotes to take you through the day, like it did mine yesterday:)

Today's greatest labor-saving device is tomorrow.” Woodrow Wilson


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely...” Ralph Waldo Emerson