Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm a pretty, pretty's a full time gig...

So my beautiful daughter turned two on Saturday---the party was a success, even though my cake was kind of wack. She really likes that show, Mighty B, so I decided to make her a cake in the shape of a beehive. It seemed like a great idea...marzipan dyed yellow and rolled into ropes to wrap around a giant dome shaped cake. I used brownie mix and baked it a lower temperature for a longer period of time, so the middle wouldn't be too gooey. It ended up sinking anyway and MJ really liked ripping the marzipan off while I was putting it on. It was her birthday, so I let her.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Spring is here at last...I think

MJ and I are trying to break our winter doldrums and get started on veggie and flower garden, so on Sunday we planted our little seeds landing more dirt on my patio than in the little trays. In the end we succeeded and I schlepped them in to the beautiful little greenhouse at NRHS. Grow little babies, grow!
Here are some fabulous links for the amateur gardener that teach the best organic and frugal ways to do things:
-5 tips for beginner vegetable gardeners

-Learn About Organic Garden Design on a Budget and Reap The Benefits of Cheap Healthy Food