Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Week in Review - April 28, 2012

Here are some of the highlights from the week gone by:
Part of phasing chemicals out of my life includes hair color. I used Light Mountain 'Auburn' henna on my hair....and the bathroom floor, walls,'s a little messier than what I'm used to but I do like the results.


Finally got around to making 'thank you' notes for my generous church family that has provided many meals for my family while I'm going through my detox. Love the fact that I can order just about anything online because I can't drive right now. These prints were ordered from and delivered in just a few days. I added photo corners to folded card stock and glued index cards on the inside to write a message on.

I made these early in the week and now they're my favorite new snack food! They are carrot cake cookies, but really more like eating a muffin top than a cookie. They are delicious and healthy!

The grain chuffa got planted in the garden this week. It wasn't as easy as I would have liked it to be. I'm enlarging the veggie garden by removing an abundance of orange daylilies that seem to have 'walked' their way over. Just a small amount were moved so far to make room for the chuffa.

Husband brought me to one of my favorite places on earth - Logee's Greenhouses. My grandfather took me there when I was a little girl and I try to go back at least once a year.

The greenhouses are very old and the aisles are VERY narrow. You can see Husband (above) walking sideways to not run into established plants growing from the floor of the greenhouse.
Jade Vine - it almost looks fake, doesn't it?
Taking time to smell the lavender - he's such a clown.

Here's my purchase from Logee's. A Black Pepper Plant - so now I can grow my own black pepper. (Bottom left) Strawberry Scented Geranium - I have a thing for scented geraniums, the leaves get used in the vacuum cleaner bags for natural air freshening. (Bottom right) Elfin Thyme - Daughter bought this for me, it's so cute!
Close up of the green peppercorns on
my new pepper plant.
We took the long way home on our way back from Logee's and stumbled on this cute little garden center. The owner was very friendly and helpful and sold me things I didn't even know I needed!

My purchase from Goudreaus all nestled snug in a little box: Brussel Sprouts, Vietnamese Coriander, Lovage, Catnip, Chinese Cabbage, and Collards.

Looking forward to the coming week-

This post linked to: Barn Hop #60, Wednesday Homestead Hop


  1. I CANNOT believe you just posted that first flower picture. I guess it is some type of Clematis? My husband's aunt recently died and as we were leaving her funeral we walked by that exact flower. My Mother-in-law who is 82 had never seen one like it and picked it! Then boom, you have a picture of it on your post. Ha.

    I thought of you this week when my husband encouraged someone to plant chuffa for turkeys. :o)

    Have a great day!

    1. Hi Beth, there are clematis that look similiar. That picture is of a passion flower, the kind that produce passion fruit. They are beautiful!

  2. Wow! Looks like a fun filled week. I'l love to hear how the natural henna worked on your hair. And the Carrot Cake cookies look yummy! And I am intrigued by the black pepper plant. Need to look into that one. Thanks for stopping by for a blog visit. I'd be happy if you used my post as reference in the future. (Going green for earth day and your budget) I hope to get a few more follow up post done to include the laundry room and kitchen. So be looking for them. ~ Blessings, Elizabeth

    1. Hi Elizabeth, I will be doing a complete post on henna after I get a few more applications under my belt :) Right now, it's still kind of new to me. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I would love to hear more about the hair color too!!

    1. I'll be sure to have Daughter take pictures of the process when I do it next time and I'll write a complete post on my henna experience. So far, I really am happy with the color and how my hair feels. It's also a good thing that I no longer have headaches or light-headedness during and after the process of conventional haircolor. Sometimes I would just be fatigued for a day or two after and couldn't understand why until I started to connect it to just having my hair colored. The henna produces no such complications.


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