Friday, August 19, 2011

Things I Love Thursday

Here are some things I am loving this week:



Saw some cool-looking katydids in my yard over the weekend. (Photo from http://www.hiltonpond.org)


Gorgeous travel sketches by Suhita Shirodkar of the Etsy shop Sketch Away!


Vegetable Lasagna from Cooking Lightmagazine! Both kids came into the house this evening yelling "Smells yummy! What's for dinner?" Love it!











Monday, August 15, 2011

Etsy Heart Hop - August 15, 2011

Welcome back to Heart Hop Monday where we follow a trail of hearts from one Etsy shop to another. This is a really cool way to showcase some of the awesome talent on Etsy and discover interesting new artists.

Last week we left off with caitlihne who hearts . . .


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- lespetiteschoses (Wool Felt Card Pouch) who hearts . . .

- btaylorquilts (Ocean Rain Quilt) who hearts . . .

- LoftFullOfGoodie (Personalized Wool Felt Gadget Case) who hearts . . .

- 4lilcupcakes (Yellow Flag Cupcake Toppers) who hearts . . .

- TodoPapel (Hand-Dyed & Stamped Tags) who hearts . . .

- TinyTerrains (Lichen Moss Terrarium) who hearts . . .

- Clayshapes (Botanical Serving Dishes) who hearts . . .

- nervoussystem (Black Nylon Cuff Bracelet ) who hearts . . .

Check back next week to see where the trail will lead!

NOTE: Original Etsy shop owners retain copyright to all items and photos.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Photo Friday - August 12, 2011

Indianapolis Zoo Mosaic 2


More flora from the Indianapolis Zoo.

Things I Love Thursday

Here are some cool things I am loving today!!

I have always loved praying mantis (mantises? manti??) and I also love growing, cooking and living with herbs. Here's a great blog post about the two from BeaK. at Bea's Beatitudes:


Bea's Beatitudes/All About Herbs.: Herbal Summer Tips~

Summer can mean too much sun...
: "Herbal Summer Tips~ Summer can mean too much sun and exposure to itchy things and bug bites :) A few simple and inexpensive ways to keep..."

In keeping with the idea of cooking, here's something to try with all those blueberries you have lying around!


Roben-Marie Smith at {Every Life Has a Story}: Blueberry Crumb Cake

Now, I just gotta go find some blueberries . . .

Enjoy your Thursday!

©PolkadotPossum

Monday, August 8, 2011

Etsy Heart Hop - August 8

Welcome back to Heart Hop Monday where we follow a trail of hearts from one Etsy shop to another. This is a really cool way to showcase some of the awesome talent on Etsy and discover interesting new artists.

Last week we left off with michaelarras who hearts . . .


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- jellybeans (Celebration Print) who hearts . . .

- happykathy (Handmade Wallet - Liberty of London) who hearts . . .

- TheCrimsonMoon (Rainbow Bookmark) who hearts . . .

- melissaceramics (Porcelain Heart-Shape Pendants) who hearts . . .

- SouthOfAfrica (African Fabric Shoes) who hearts . . .

- threadsofchange (African Wax Print iPad Sleeve) who hearts . . .

- MadrigalEmbroidery (African-Influenced Embroidered Cuff) who hearts . . .

- caitlihne (Contemporary Folk Print ) who hearts . . .

Check back next week to see where the trail will lead!

NOTE: Original Etsy shop owners retain copyright to all items and photos.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Photo Friday

Happy Friday! Welcome to my new Photo Friday series.

Today I'm showcasing some photos I took last weekend at the Indianapolis Zoo. I really enjoyed the animals but I was truly inspired by all the wonderful plants growing on the grounds.

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©Polkadot Possum (Cindy Harwood)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Etsy Heart Hop - August 1

Hi everyone! Can you believe it's actually August already?? I'm having trouble with the concept. The summer has just flown by and I don't feel as though I have accomplished as much work or play as I had hoped to. I need to get busy for the remaining few weeks!

Welcome back to Heart Hop Monday where we follow a trail of hearts from one Etsy shop to another. This is a really cool way to showcase some of the awesome talent on Etsy and discover interesting new artists.

Last week we left off with giardino who hearts . . .


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- cathysavelspaintings (Evolution - Mixed Media Painting) who hearts . . .

- gringrimaceandsqueak (Calypso Masquerade Mask) who hearts . . .

- hypsela (Seashore Art Mixed Media Canvas with Limpet Shells) who hearts . . .

- 88editions (Monoprint Botanical Study Maple) who hearts . . .

- pbsartist (Screenprinted Sketchbook) who hearts . . .

- OPFstudio (6 x 6 Abstract Collage) who hearts . . .

- bheaded5 (Abstract Painting on Rusted Sheet Metal) who hearts . . .

- michaelarras (Modern Coffee Circles Table) who hearts . . .

Check back next week to see where the trail will lead!

NOTE: Original Etsy shop owners retain copyright to all items and photos.