Mar 27, 2011

Chicken Dumpling Soup

I like soup. I like eating soup & making soup. I seem to make the same soups though. Pea & Ham mainly. So time to try some new soup/s. I used less chilli then the recipe said. I like chilli but you never know how hot it could be. I will be making this one again (with more chilli). Yum!

Chicken Dumplings in Chilli & Ginger Soup

Mar 25, 2011

Some Success So Far . . . Vege Garden Update

The Alysmm has little white flowers which are adorable with their tininess.

Lots of little Salsa Capsicums growing.

Caterpillars had started to have a go at the Basil, but I have gotten it back on track. I still need to find a way to keep caterpillars away. Any suggestions?

The Cucumber I'm unsure of, they are tall with plenty of leaves but the leaves are starting to go yellow. Maybe those bottom round ones are meant to fall off . . . such a learning experience.

The Tomatoes are going great & have needed the least attention so far.
Easy Success.

Finally the Spring Onions that got re-planted by the dog. They are growing but sparingly & unstructured. I planted some more.

Mar 24, 2011

Lists on Listography

I have been participating in the 30 Days of Lists using I mainly use this site to keep track of things like movies I watch, music I like, games I play, current to-do & wish list etc. I like using Listography for this challenge because I can add to it as I think of things, I can link items on my lists & it is quick & easy.
List #22 has been my favourite so far. The inspiration for this list introduced me to Jill's Today I Saw blog. I really like this idea & Jill's drawings of what she sees are fantastic.
Here is my list of what I saw on the 22nd of March.

 I have started to transfer these lists into my Everything Journal which I'm looking forward to posting about very soon.

And something I absolutely have to share, my latest Etsy WANT!

Marion Max Fannie Pack

Other interesting things I want to try:
1. Blind Scribble drawing. Great fun!
2. Using a book for an Altered Art Journal
3. Folded Paper: Froebel Star.
4. A super-easy, super-cute bracelet

Mar 14, 2011

My Vege/Herb Garden

I got a raised garden bed for Christmas, it took a couple of months to finally set up & get the soil then I was able to get planting. I planted seeds for chives, parsley, cucumber, spring onions, sweet basil & lettuce. Now I have sprouts, yay!

Sweet Basil

Burpless Cucumber
Still waiting for the chives & parsley to come up, the spring onions are a bit all over the place because the dog decided to have a dig so I need to plant some more. I also planted pre grown seedlings of beetroot & cherry tomatoes (which are going great), & a already grown salsa capsicum & red jalapeno plant.

Salsa Capsicum

Mar 12, 2011

Mar 5, 2011

EveryDay/Everything Book

I have been inspired to make a small journal for just regular everyday things by this post at Inspiration Everywhere. I love the idea of a SMASH book.

I have the perfect book to do this in. I got it for my birthday. It's cover is made from a recycled license plate.

It's designed as a travel journal but that's not what I'm going to use it for. I like that I can take the individual page out that I am working on. It makes it so much easier especially since the pages are only small. Here are the first few additions to my Everything Journal.

Mar 3, 2011

Why I have been MIA

My last post was at the start of last month, how slack! However most of my spare time (until yesterday) was spent reading a 766 page book. Such a fantastic book that I had trouble putting it down (hence no posts), and all other things got neglected. And now I have learnt that it’s a trilogy!! If they are as big & brilliant as the first one then I’m sorry but more neglect will happen. Hehee.

The second book is scheduled to come out in 2012, thats a long wait . . . and movies after that?! Now my addiction to this book is over I am starting to notice other things to do & I have started working on some projects. I also need to pick the next book to read.