31 August 2011
30 August 2011
Are you sick of hearing about David Austin Roses yet? Might I remind you, they are NOT a sponsor of A nest for All Seasons, but I seriously adore them. My rosebushes that I planted bareroot have produced about 5-7 blooms each during their first season. (The climbing rose hasn't produced any yet, but it is putting forth a lot of energy climbing!). The roses are still small, but they are beautifully cupped and small divine. It is totally worth the $25+ pricetag each.
29 August 2011
Sometimes there are no roses, or peonies, or even cute sunflowers. Sometimes there aren't big, blousy, beautiful flowers for giant bouquets. Sometimes your garden seems empty. It never is though...a clear head and a little imagination and even grass can be your next subject...
...and because I am in a quotey mood and because more than any other TV show, the one that leaves kernels of scenes replaying through my head months later, the one that creates beautiful pictures in each frame that ooze creativity and style, the one that speaks to this new era of SAHM's more than any modern period piece, the TV show that is stuck in my head like no other is Mad Men......because Mad Men is one of the few pieces of work that is so inspiring to me that I don't want to create anything. I simply want to watch it.
|Credit: Rolling Stone|
Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.
In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.
...and for those of you than cannot get enough Mad Men, check out these 7 BEST MUSICAL MOMENTS of MAD MEN via Rolling Stone.
Posted by Amy Renea at 7:34 AM said...
27 August 2011
We have a few ancient apple trees in our backyard. The apples have a slightly sweet taste, with a bit of a tart bite to them. The problem is that we have not figured out how to care for the trees well enough to keep the apples from being damaged by bugs and birds. The result is a bunch of apples that don't look very good, but have wonderful taste.
See how beat up these apples are? They are absolutely perfect for making applesauce. In fact, if you are buying apples to make your own homemade applesauce, you will want to ask the farm or orchard for the "seconds". Those are the apples that have fallen off the trees, apples that fell off the apple cart, or simply apples that aren't perfectly round and unblemished. They cost less, but make applesauce that tastes just as good! If you are purchasing apples, try to purchase apples that have a sweeter taste such as Gala, Fugi or even Red Delicious. You will want to stay away from super tart apples like Granny Smiths.
I can't seem to get the link working?? ...so here is the direct link if you are interested in the rest of the article: http://www.celebrations.com/blog/?p=4415&cpage=1#comment-3925
26 August 2011
Definitely IKEA. The IKEA stop where hubby surprised me by stopping even though it was a bit out of the way and said;
|Air and Space Museum - Washington, DC|
Posted by Amy Renea at 8:20 AM said...
25 August 2011
My trip up this week was solved by a little things called the WIBIYA bar. Have you heard of it?