Monday, September 14, 2009

Just Another Manic Monday

Well, this morning, I was just getting ready to go pick peppers (me and peter piper) and I get a call asking me if I can come to an interview this afternoon for a full time permanent job. Yay!

So, forget the peppers, I throw all my laundry in the washer and get ready for the phone call to tell me what time to be at the interview. Laundry gets done, peppers do not :(
And I got no second phone call telling me what time to be at the interview...

By the time I could safely say that I wasn't getting a call today, it began to storm. And no peck of peppers got picked or pickled. Grrrr

Just another manic monday....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

I got Featured!

Yes I got featured, but that's later....I simply just can't believe how fast the time is flying! It's already half way through September! Our garden has really begun to produce, and even though this garden is tiny compared to years past we still have more than we can eat. We have made several trips to our neighbors unloading tomatoes and zucchini and yellow squash.
This week I canned/pickled sliced jalapenos and cherry hots and froze 4 quarts of roasted and peeled anaheim chiles. I also made a batch of chocolate chocolate chip coconut zucchini bread(not a misprint-it IS double chocolate!) and Mr. Clay and I had fun delivering our 'dessert' bread. Maybe I should give you all the recipe. If you'd like it, leave me a comment and I'll get it on a future post.

Sorry, the pictures Mr. Clay took of the garden highlight his tractor more than his garden:

I will get some better shots tomorrow morning when I harvest another bucketful anaheim chiles.

Other than the garden stuff, I've been real busy this week writing. An article that I submitted to HandMade News a loooooong time ago was published in between my regular column days. And it just so happens that the article is a polymer clay mosaic project I did. (I'd post a picture, but they are with the article.)

So I had three articles publish at the end of this week. Thurs, Fri. & Sat I have been busy promoting them. And one of them got the highest votes of any article in our section! Way to go Christie...she sent the word out to a gazillion peeps and she has the most votes.

I have now written 17 articles and 9 of them are on the top articles list. Thank you everyone for all the thumbs up votes. I really appreciate it.

So my articles this week were:

Sarah of BellaSweet who loves to work in gemstones

Christie of ChristieCottage who has varied artistic interests

And saving the best for last..ME ! :P My Mosaic Planter It's really a cool planter ;)

As always, I would appreciate a thumbs up vote (at the bottom of the article just above the comments section)

Until next time, have a great week!

Saturday, September 5, 2009


Blushie was the first skin care products seller/shop that I've been able to interview. I really enjoyed getting to know her and I hope you will too. Here is Meagan of Blushie . Please go and vote her a thumb's up. (at the end of the article just above the comments section)

Doesn't that soap look delicious? Check out Blushie's feature and find out about how she came up with the name of her shop.

Until next time- have a great rest of the weekend everyone!



Thursday, September 3, 2009

Featured Artisan-JenniferLynnProductions

Well my regular publication days on HandMade News are Thursday and Saturday, so I hope you all don't mind when I get on here twice a week and ask for your click and vote on those days. My last article has top # votes in our Dept! And that is with only 30 votes! If I could get everyone who follows my blog to vote, I'd be top dog :D

Anywho here is JenniferLynnProductions' interview. I've been promo-ing it all over the place. If you've run into it twice, I apologize. And here's a sample of Jennifer's photographic art: How cool is that?

Have a Great Day everyone!