Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Vintage posters are so fantastic, don't you think? And isn't there something so enjoyable about traditions and holidays, even the controversial ones. Where I live, Halloween is a controversial one and is slowly being migrated to simply Harvest time by the old folks (anyone too old to enjoy a good Halloween party). When I lived in a big city (Washington, DC) there were fantastic parades of people in the most creative costumes and it was truly fun. A friend of mine who lives in NY shared a video last year of a group of people who got together and dressed as Michael Jackson's Thriller dancers and did the dance from the video. It was great! I'm naive enough to think that Halloween is just a time for fun anymore and I want to share some fun that I've enjoyed participating in during this time of year.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009
"We write to taste life twice,
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Sunflower seeds are the incredibly arranged gift of the sunflower and an anti-inflammatory with cardiovascular benefits while loaded with Vitamin E. Once upon a time, and perhaps still today, Native Americans used sunflower seeds to make pudding, gravy, bread and coffee. When combined with dried fruits, the seeds also make a sweet and nutty snack.
2 cups raw sunflower seeds, 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds, 1 cup pine nuts, 1 cup raisins, 1 cup sweetened, dried cranberries (Craisins)
Measure the ingredients into a paper bag, fold over the top of the bag and shake to mix. Store the mixture in an airtight plastic container. Makes 6 cups.
Nature in all it's fascinating glory begs to be mimicked just as my yarn stash begs to be used. I found this is a lovely crochet hat pattern for what appears to mimic the beautiful sunflower. It will fit a child and has instructions for infant sizes. In this basic form it's certainly nice but even more so if you attach a beautiful faux flower to one side.