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