Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Inspiration Walk in May 2012

Have you ever taken a walk and found that everywhere you looked was inspiration?  That's what I saw today.  Beauty Everywhere.  Come, take the walk with me.

I love green grass and blue sky.
Thanks for joining me.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Making a Trellis Out Of Duck Tape and Twigs.

This morning I walked about my yard and noticed my Clematis vines were climbing all over a bush because the small trellis things I had for them were just not doing it.  I made a mental note to myself that I would need to pick up a couple of trellises for them to spread out on.  I thought about this while I continued to walk and picked up the occassional stick.  Then it hit me.  Maybe, I could make a trellis?

I love the natural and unusual item in my yard.  I miss this great bird house I had made, until a wind storm knocked it over and broke it.

I started to lay the twigs down on the grass and began my plan.  Here's how it went.

Here is a picture of my flowers with nowhere to climb.

The beginning of my plan.  Twigs.

I laid it all out on the ground.  And as things go with a garage full of tools, I could not find a
single piece of wire to hold my branches together.  Rrrrgh, don't you hate when that happens?

I did find some duck tape.  Yay! for duct tape.
It worked like a charm.

TaDa!  What a great very natural looking Trellis.
My husband calls it the Hobbit trellis.

Now my Clematises will have a place to spread and grow.
It's going to be beautiful.  I'll take a picture again when the whole wall is full of flowers.
I can't wait.

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Zig Water Colour System BrusH20

I love the convenience of these Zig Water Colour brushes for all my watercolor painting. Each one has a perfect pointed tip for a variety of different looks.


The ZIG Water Colour System BrusH20 range is perfect for any artist who wishes to paint anywhere at any time. All you need to do is fill the barrel with water and away you go! The ZIG Water Colour System BrusH20 pens have a retractable valve in them so you have complete control of how much water you release by gently squeezing the barrel.

They really work great!

On Canvas

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Veronica's Bok Choy Salad

Here is my sister Veronica's recipe for a delicious salad made with Bok Choy. 
Some of the health benefits of eating Bok Choy are:
  • Studies have shown that Bok Choy can reduce the risk of lung cancer in nonsmokers by 30 percent and in smokers by 69 percent!
  • Bok Choy is a good source of calcium, a nutrient needed to keep our bones, teeth, and joints healthy.
  • This vegetable has been shown to promote good heart health and optimal brain function.
  • Worried about aging? Bok Choy is full of beta-carotene that can be converted to vitamin A to help reduce the signs of aging.
  • Bok Choy is a good source of vitamin C, a nutrient needed to keep our immune system strong.
  • Detoxing? Bok Choy helps the liver in detoxification and protects it from the effects of stress, pollution, and aging factors in our modern environment.
The ingredients for the salad:

Cut up all of the Bok Choy and 3-4 green onions.

Make sure and wash the Bok Choy and Onions real good.

All that healthy green goodness

Next, heat up your crunchy topping.

2 Tablespoons of Brown Sugar
4 Tablespoons of Butter
1/2 cup of Toasted Sesame Seeds

Then add 4 oz. Slivered Almonds and one Package of Ramen Noodles.
Don't use the seasoning in the package.  Crunch the noodles up before opening.
Brown it all together.

Now to make the sauce:
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce
1/3 cup white Sugar


To serve.  I place a handful of the Bok Choy and onions on a plate.
Drizzle with a small amount of the sauce, and top with the crunchy topping.


For future meals I store each portion of the salad separately.

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