Thursday, April 22, 2010

Randomness and Earth Day GIVEAWAY X3

Slacker. My lack of blogging is due to my day job taking over my nights.  A couple faithful followers have let me know my lack of posting has them a little irritated. To honor my patient and faithful followers there will be an Earth Day giveaway at the end of this random post.

Farmers Market.  The Archbold Area Farmers Market returns this July on Thursdays from 3:00-6:00! Don’t forget to join the Archbold Area Farmers Market fan page on market

New Blogger. My first and only guest poster, Jill, is starting a blog! It’s a cooking blog.  Check it out here.

Bummer. Yesterday I locked my keys in my car in Napoleon! Nice.

Trees. One of my faithful followers got engaged this week! Congratulations to Toni and Joe!  Toni loves trees. In fact, her engagement ring was hidden in a book about trees!   I’m posting this knafziger photography picture for Toni! She told me she liked it once.

MMMMM. I started a post about these mini birch syrup pancake muffins I made, but never finished it.  Go here at to see her post about mini maple pancake muffins. I substituted the birch syrup for the maple.IMG_9967 
Because they are “pancake” muffins, I also dipped them in birch syrup from Stella Leona.  Wow. Double delish.


Thirteen.  Speaking of Stella Leona…Monday was a long day, but when I got home two hours passed the original ETA I gave Kent, dinner and 13 new Stella Leona chocolate samples where waiting for me.  Yes, we tried them all. We had an official taste testing. Three of our favorites were the Cherry Almond, Espresso (Guatemala) and Peanut Butter.

Opening Day.  Sauder Village reopens Tuesday, April 27th.  Get your membership now and enjoy the village all season.  The Quilt Show starts Tuesday as well!
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Wicked.  It was a…mazing.  Two thumbs up!

Blogger Sighting.  I spotted this local blogger Saturday night at Stella Blue. Check out her blog all about fashion called Domestic Sophisticate.

Teeth.  I love this little guy. His teeth and the space between them are my fav. 042110-39 

Earth Day Giveaway.  I am giving away 3 copies of a New York Times best seller, The Green Book.  It’s a quick and megasimple read with  great green ideas.  Leave a comment on this post about anything in this Randomness and Giveaway Post before 9:00PM Tuesday.  Three winners will be selected randomly and must contact megasimple via e-mail by 9:00pm Wednesday to claim their prize and provide contact information.
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Wicked is running at the Stranahan Theater in Toledo through April 18th.  Have you seen it yet?  What is your review?  I’m going tomorrow night and will give my review later this week!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Herb Gardening

Tonight we began preparing the herb garden with an initial pruning, leaf collection and compost spread. The sage, oregano, lavender, thyme and chives are already coming up. We pulled out the chives, because they had become grassy, and the thyme was out of control.  We will eventually replant these and add rosemary, cilantro, basil, dill and parsley.  I’ve been collecting recipes that will utilize these herbs and think I’ll try some drying too this year.  I may have to try the herb roasted whole chicken posted today at

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Check out this quick tutorial on composting from the Florida online composting center.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Eggs by Martha Stewart

These are just four of the 62 designs Martha Stewart details on her website.  Click on each picture to take you to a link with directions.MS1 mld105535_0410_white_black_egg_xl
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