Friday, January 30, 2009

Make some soup!

It is cold out, so please, make some soup!
Really, this is the best food to eat on a cold day. Just throw some things in the ole' crock pot and get to it!
I was snowed in ALL DAY Wednesday, so I had to get creative with what I had on hand. So I started with carrots, onion, and a lean pork roast. I added some butter, water, fresh thyme, salt and pepper.
I decided this was not enough "stuff" so I tossed in more water and the old faithful Knorr Vegetable Soup Mix.
It actually turned out very good.
So take a peek in your veggie drawer, chop some things up, and eat some nice warm soup this weekend.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

That many noms for TCCOBB?

So, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button got nominated for all these awards. It was well-made and all, but it really wasn't the best thing ever like they would lead you to believe. And it really is a lot like Forrest Gump, just like everyone says.
So I guess that means there wasn't anything better out this year?
I really liked Rachel getting Married. And if you're going to do an age time warp thing, Youth Without Youth was way better and a lot more thought provoking.
So that's my 2 cents, I'm no movie expert, but I'm guessing the nomination board just thinks Brad is hot.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New Favorite Yoga/Pilates Pants!

These are my new favorite pants! They are made from organic bamboo (so soft) and cotton.
They have a nice stretch waistband- no pinching! And did I mention they are soft? And good for the environment? And make you look skinny? And retail for only $40?
So now I have 2 pairs, and I'm sure I'll buy more.
Green Apple Active

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day!!!

Today Barack Obama will be sworn in as our 44th President. Exciting stuff! I hope you get to watch- we're having a little party at our office and watching it in the conference room.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Beaded clutch made from vintage scarf

This is my newest for sale item on my etsy site- tobeconinued,
I took a vintage scarf and made it into a cute clutch! I added beads along the paisly pattern- its really so cute that I might keep it for myself!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Amy Poehler Mockumentary in INDY!!!

So, Indiana needs to get ready for the country to laugh WITH us, not AT us!
Amy Poehler is doing a mockumentary tv series for NBC that starts in April. Google it for more details. (clip above from AP) Her character works as a ranger at the Parks and Recreation Department in Pawnee, Indiana.
I think this will be fun, but my only concern is that people might not realize that Indiana does have some culture and class and that Pawnee is not indicative of the whole state.
I can't wait to see what this show has in store!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cara Cara Oranges

They're in season right now and they are good! They also have really low acid which is good if you have a sensitive stomach.
I've found them at Whole Foods and Costco locally.
You can read more here:

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

embroidered heirloom pillow

New project coming soon!
  • I took an old tintype photo of my husband's great great grandparents and scanned it into my computer.
  • Then I photoshopped away to my heart's content adding a couple of shabby-chic looking roses and making it look older (it was in surprisingly good condition!)
  • Then I printed it onto iron-on paper (you can buy it at the craft store)
  • I cut it our carefully and ironed onto a pillow cover that I made (you can use a pre-bought pillow as long as you can take out the pillowform).
  • Then I embroidered the roses to enhance them, around the edge of the photo (like a frame) and added embellishments such as pink and gold rose buttons.
  • Put the pillow into the pillow cover and voila- instant vintage decor with a very personal touch.
Variation- use any picture you find online- flowers, birds, etc.

Monday, January 12, 2009

love it- Emiliana Torrini

No words needed- just get on your Napster or itunes and give it a listen- nice and mellow- I love it!

Great movie

So my friend Jill let us borrow a movie she loves and its called "Once". Its a modern day musical featuring some awesome musicians and songs that will haunt you until you listen to them over and over again! It is partly sad, partly romantic, and just overall full of good stuff. This is definitely a new favorite- thanks Jill!
Find out more about the movie here:


Welcome to the To Be Continued blog!
This will be a place for me to share my creative ideas, some of which I create and sell on, and some of which I don't have time to do but you might!
Feel free to send me your ideas to share, I'll give you credit of course.

My site: