Friday, March 16, 2018

cheese recipe book

A friend gifted me a cheese recipe book from 1981 - here are some of the hilarious recipes within

this is close to the recipe for pub dip I make at Boss Mouse


who doesn't love  snack ball?

Sunday, March 11, 2018

flourescent jellyfish

New bioluminescent life postage stamps!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

I love you New York

at the John Lennon memorial in Strawberry Fields, Central Park

the stunning David Bowie Is...exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum

walking the Brooklyn Bridge

the indescribably sad and powerful 9/11 Memorial and Museum

beautiful Grand Central Station

white pizza at my favorite Lombardi's coal fired pizza in Little Italy

and then I saw the U.P. in my pizza crust

and then I saw the U.P. in the crosswalk

rose matcha latte at Matchabar 

Friday, February 16, 2018

meet Tukka

A farmer friend got rid of all of her chickens this week, but had a lonely pet turkey who needed a home.  I have adopted her, and Tukka is the most beautiful, gentle lady - she likes to cuddle, is curious and BIG! She has been hanging close with Roosty Sr., the elder of my two roosters, so I am hoping they strike up a romance

Turkeys lay fewer eggs than chickens, 1-2 per week - they taste like chicken eggs but are larger and very pretty

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

hot dog tie

I visited the Rainbow Thrift Center in Charlevoix, MI yesterday and as always, found some treasure - like this silk Chicago style hot dog necktie

matching vintage straw hats decorated with weird felt figures modeled by thrifting companion Cammie

The other night I was watching The Shining, and noticed the small painting above the bed in the apartment scene.  Such a small detail, I'm not sure why it caught my eye

Found one very similar at the thrift's quite a beautiful little oil painting and the piece is larger than it appears in this picture - about a foot wide

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

eating in bed

This cute little goldfinch tucked his head under his wing and went to sleep in my window bird feeder 

Monday, February 12, 2018

before and after

The bathrooms at my farm were not installed until the 1950s, and then renovated in the 1980s.  They are both small, and here are some pictures of the crumbling upstairs bathroom

Note the hole in the tile where the soap holder once was (it just fell off one day) as well as peeling "refinish" on the surface of the tub

New subway tile, hardware, and tub, no more handicap rail, and I went back to a shower curtain instead of  shower door - heaven!

and a new soap holder 😊