It still looks like winter outside but the days are gradually growing longer and I’ve got garden fever. The white and snowy landscape is doing nothing to deter me from dreaming of getting some seeds in the ground.
Speaking of gardens, check out the beautiful gardens of Barefoot Contessa Ina Garten. I love her TV show, along with great recipes and cooking techniques, she has such a calm demeanor about her that I find soothing.
Here’s a post about starting seeds that illustrates the use of newspaper pots. I’ve done this and, when it’s time to put the plants outside, the whole pot goes in the ground. I wrote about my experience with newspaper pots here and here.
With a nod to Old Man Winter who is still hanging on, here’s a look at a Norwegian folding ice cabin. One word: Brrr!
This post over at The Art of Doing Stuff inspired me to buy some bins and organize my freezer more efficiently this week.
I’ve been all over the web reading about essential oils and experimenting with a few of them this week. I had a little incident with the top element in my oven and a single drop of lavender oil took the pain away immediately. I’ve used it a few times and I’m amazed at how quickly it’s healing. Here’s a few more things that lavender essential oil can be used for.
Happy Friday. Happy weekend.