10.28.2012

Last Minute Easy Cat Ears Costume Tutorial


This isn't a crafty blog, but I came up with this quick way to make cat ears for my four month old baby's kitty costume and I figured it should be shared.  The Eat Make Grow Blog Hop is bringing out my crafty side.  I'm pretty thrilled with how adorable these kitty ears are for a Halloween costume.  We had a pumpkin carving party yesterday and she was a big hit.  I have the party menu up on Pinterest if you're more interested in the food.

To make the ears I cut the points of the collar off a black dress shirt, hand sewed them onto a black headband and then outlined with pink embroidery floss.  To make this costume work you don't need a kitty face onesie, a black shirt would work just as well.  Use eyeliner to draw on whiskers and pink lipstick on the nose and you're good to go.  If you have a little one, I'm not sure at what age make-up is safe.  I'll leave that up to you to figure out.

Here's how I made the kitty ears. 

10.25.2012

Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #13


Welcome to this week's Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every Thursday-Tuesday. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all three sites! Eat Make Grow is a way to share with many people posts about your domestic doings, whether that’s growing veggies, hosting parties, sewing, mixing up cleaning supplies, or trying out a new recipe. We want to learn about it! Every week, we will feature the most popular link, and one chosen by the host. This week, your host is Foy!

Your Hosts
Foy from Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat.
Miranda from Pocket Pause
Marigold from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!

10.22.2012

Vegetable Garden Design Inspiration - Le Potager

Le Potager Garden

We bought a Victorian house in June that sits on a quarter acre lot.  There is a large grassy area right next to the garage.  The perfect place to plot our very own Potager garden.

Le Potager is a 12-century French style of kitchen garden.  It creates an enclosed space that maximizes the area for growing food while maintaining beauty and grace.  Think of it as the formal bed shapes of a knot garden with the whimsy of a cottage garden and the practicality of a kitchen garden.

10.18.2012

Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #12


Welcome to this week's Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every Thursday-Tuesday. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all three sites! Eat Make Grow is a way to share with many people posts about your domestic doings, whether that’s growing veggies, hosting parties, sewing, mixing up cleaning supplies, or trying out a new recipe. We want to learn about it! Every week, we will feature the most popular link, and one chosen by the host. This week, your host is Marigold!

Your Hosts
Miranda from Pocket Pause
Foy from Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat.
Marigold from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!

10.17.2012

San Marzano - The Best Tomato


The Best Tomato is a big claim so let me give it credence.  San Marzanos are:
  • Prolific
  • Sweet
  • Plum sized
  • Disease resistant
  • Less seedy than most
  • Indeterminate (continuous producers)
  • Heirloom (open pollinated)
  • The only tomatoes that can be used in Vera Pizza Napoletana (True Italian Neapolitan Pizza)

10.11.2012

Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #11


Welcome to this week's Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every Thursday-Tuesday. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all three sites! Eat Make Grow is a way to share with many people posts about your domestic doings, whether that’s growing veggies, hosting parties, sewing, mixing up cleaning supplies, or trying out a new recipe. We want to learn about it! Every week, we will feature the most popular link, and one chosen by the host. This week, your host is Marigold!

Your Hosts
Marigold from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!
Miranda from Pocket Pause
Foy from Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat.

10.07.2012

Sugar Free Apple Sauce is Easy and Makes Good Baby Food - Recipe


It turns out apple sauce is really easy to make.  So easy I debated not writing a post about it.  Then I thought it's simple and that's why ya'll should know about it.

10.04.2012

Eat Make Grow Thursday Blog Hop #10


Welcome to this week's Eat Make Grow Blog Hop where you share what you have been eating with your family, growing in your garden or making with all your creative impulses. Eat Make Grow is a collective link party that is shared across three blogs and runs every Thursday-Tuesday. Whichever blog that you choose to link up your post, it will show up on all three sites! Eat Make Grow is a way to share with many people posts about your domestic doings, whether that’s growing veggies, hosting parties, sewing, mixing up cleaning supplies, or trying out a new recipe. We want to learn about it! Every week, we will feature the most popular link, and one chosen by the the host. This week, your host is Foy!

Your Hosts
Miranda from Pocket Pause
Marigold from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky!
Foy from Garden. Cook. Write. Repeat.