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Apr
6

Easy Gardening

By Su  //  The Nest  //  No Comments

Gardening doesn’t get any easier than tossing the seeds from your produce into the soil of your houseplants while cooking dinner.  Gotta love the beauty of heirloom veggies. We planted this beauty in our kitchen last June, and haven’t done anything other than water it every now and then.  Luckily it’s in a great spot that gets eastern sunlight, even during the winter.  Don’t let the picture deceive you, the plant is much bigger than it seems.

 

I’d love to eventually build a greenhouse addition on the back of the house that’s next to the kitchen, that way we could have an entire room full of lovely green growing beauties all year round! Unfortunately there’s a frustrating stump I have to remove from that part of the yard – which has my overexcited husband already looking on eBay for the best electric chainsaw he can find. Oy vey.

 

Mar
6

My Beads are Calling

By Su  //  Studio Updates  //  No Comments

It’s been a long winter of geekery and web development for Sü this year.  I feel the calling of the beads and fabric big-time these days.  Thanks to all who have patiently waited for their custom order items. Now that these orders have been hammered out, it’s time to start working on more jewelry for the festival season. It’s been a while since I’ve actually vended, so I’m really looking forward to having a booth again.  I’ve got a brand new vending canopy and tent to boot! So far I’ve got dunegrass all set, and will be running down the list to see what other venues look like fun. The gallery circuit may have to wait.  It’s time for me to have more fun in the sun in 2010.

At some point, I’d like to expand my territory to beyond MI again.  Sometimes I really miss the vagabond tour-head lifestyle, but do love the michigan scene as well.  Floyd Fest and Ridgestock would be really cool to attend because I’d be able to spend time with far away friends and family. 😉



Aug
5

Where the Wild Things Are – Endangered Species

honey-bee We didn’t get a chance to grow a garden this year, so we let some of the weeds grow.  We now have 3 gorgeous acres to contend with, and will need to prepare our garden spots in order to be ready for 2010 planting.  The summer is flying by SO fast!!  We managed to do a little bit of container gardening which consists of a few tomato plants obtained from my dad, and several contained perennial flowers.  I still have a slew of  seeds from the spring.  I put together an order through Jasper’s school in California, but they didn’t make it here until early June.  They’re super nice heirloom varieties, so they should be ok for a few more months! I do plan on setting up some pots with soil this week so I can start some herbs that will winter over in the house.  We have a ton of nice house plants now, and they are thriving in our bay window!  Our plants have never looked so nice!  I truly believe that house plants thrive on human presence.  read more

Jun
7

Make a Reuseable Sandwich Wrap

By Su  //  Tutorials  //  No Comments

I noticed this neat tutorial today while browsing delicious. What a clever idea! Now I’ve always been one to wrap sandwiches in waxed paper,  similar to this.  I’m looking forward to putting some of these together, maybe give a few away as gifts too.  I can already think of a few friends that would enjoy them. read more

Jun
7

A Day at Tubb’s Lake Resort

By Su  //  Jasper  //  No Comments

Jasper and I had so much fun at Tubb’s Lake yesterday! It was a bit chilly and rainy, but jasper managed to catch a few fish! None of them were really keepers, but it was good fishing practice for him. I didn’t realize that he had already gained some casting experience from previous boating excursions with his grandpa Henry. We went on an excellent boat ride with Gary & Kim. I managed to get a few camera shots of some wildlife too. I’ve never taken pictures while moving in a boat. It took quite a steady hand and focus. read more

Jun
4

It’s Jasper!

By Su  //  Jasper  //  No Comments

Here are a few shots of Jasper having fun in the wheat field across the street. I’m so glad to have my lil’ dude back from California. I missed him so much!! Check out the slide-show view by clicking on the image, and then the arrows. Photos taken by Brother Bear Yovino of B.L.I.S.S. Photography.

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Jun
4

Guerilla Gardening Indoors

By Su  //  The Nest  //  No Comments

We haven’t really planted much outdoors yet.  Jasper planted the bottoms of two romaine lettuce heads yesterday though!  It will be interesting to see how they grow.  I love re-rooting things like that…leeks, green onions, etc.  The little pepper plants here below are a mixture of habenero and jalepeno from seeds Leaf and I have saved along the way.  I’m so thankful that we have this kindred seed saving vibe together.

There are little clovers and renegade purslane happening in there too!



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Jun
4

Bead Zone

By Su  //  Studio Updates  //  No Comments

I’m SO ready for my new supplies! I checked the tracking and the order is in NY presently. I hope the package arrives before the weekend. For now, get a sneak peak of my mini bead studio nook in the kitchen. Leaf bought me a cute little eeepc for my Birthday! I’m still deciding which flavor of linux to install on it. 😉 This will be a nice tool for doing research on the go. The thing is almost small enough to fit in my purse! Click on the image for a larger view.


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Jun
4

Kitchen Fun

By Su  //  The Nest  //  No Comments

It’s so wonderful to be on the upswing from the aftermath of all the “shifting” we went through in late 2008, beginning 2009.  I’m very much enjoying our new kitchen, and thrilled to have a great partner who loves my cooking!  We were getting so tired of doing the quick meal deal for way too long.  I’ve been making home made pita bread, felafel, yummy tahini rich hommus drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, pasties and so much more! I would like to dabble with bread making again at some point.  We have a great health food store in Remus called Hometown Health Foods.  The latest kitchen project Leaf and I have had fun with is making home made gomasio with unhulled organic sesame seeds.  Leaf taught me to add a touch of garlic for extra flavor.  We sometimes add fresh minced garlic during the roasting process for extra flavor.  It’s amazing how many dishes taste great with a dash of sessame sprinkles!



You may click on the image to get a closer look at a portion of my cookbook collection.

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Jun
4

Home with Seeds & Flowers

By Su  //  The Nest  //  No Comments

I was very surprised to find a sunflower boquet which incorporated Queen Anne’s lace and some sort of coniferous blossoms today.  I’ve been rooting green onion bottoms again too!  It’s neat to be able to utilize something that would go to the compost and watch it grow.  We’ve been saving seeds from various peppers, including habaneros. It would be fun to do a guerrilla gardening project this summer with jasper, and donate “seed bombs”  to people in inner city areas.  If you click on the images below, you can get a better look.

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