End of September

Well, today is September 30th.  It is amazing to me how quickly this year has gone by.  I swear it was the beginning of summer yesterday…  Well this day is always melancholy for me.  My mother passed 6 years ago today.  I miss her very much.  She was such an inspiration and I have to credit her for the best parts of who I am today. It is also because of her that I love all the various things that I do.

On to other things…  I learned last week that I have been picked to receive the book lovers cravebox.  I can’t wait. It should arrive this week.  I will let you know what I think after I read the book.  They were giving away hints on twitter, so I think I know what the book is and I have a feeling I am going to like it.  They also send a long a few other products to enjoy while reading the book.  All the products they send are new to the market, so I will get to be one of the first to test them.  If this kind of thing interests you, you should look into it.

Image Image As always I have been busy cooking and trying many of the new recipes I find on pinterest.  I love that site, if you don’t belong, you should.  I also like to try the recipes that I find in People Magazine.  Yes I said People magazine.

I tried this recipe by Maggie Gyllenhaal.  It was delicious.  It was made with arugula, ribbons of zucchini, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and an oil & lemon vinaigrette.  I can’t seem to find the recipe online – but here is a scanned version.

Mine doesn’t look quite the same, but be assured, it tasted delicious.  Try it while you can still get fresh local zucchini.

I think I will spend the rest of this rainy day working on a few craft projects and watching football.  Happy end of September.

Michelle

Ziplist.com Oscar Party Contest

Hey – I mentioned ziplist in a previous post, well they are having an Oscar Party contest on Pinterest.  I entered and surprise, surprise, I am a finalist.  The thing I need though, repins or likes.  I have selected some recipes and games etc. that I would do, if I were having an Oscar Party.

Visit my board here and like or repin please.  If you don’t do anything else – go to ziplist and see what I was talking about in my previous post!

So my first post was about my addiction to Pinterest – this post will be about why.  I love the boards and how I can find things that interest me.  But the really good thing is that I actually have tried some of what I pinned.

I found this on Pinterest and really liked it.  This is the original website that I got it from.  Mine is a little different.  I had a lot of fun doing this.

Family Schedule

 So I hope all you pinners out there do something with your pins…  I am trying!

Enjoy – stop back soon.  I am working on my peg board for my office.

New Blog

Ok – so I have become totally addicted to Pinterest and as a result need to have a place to share more of what I have found.  This place totally fascinates me.  I can and do spend way too much time there pinning things.  I love the concept though.  I can find websites with things that interest me and “pin” them to a board so I can find them later.  The better part of all this, I can follow people with similar interests and things they pin show up for me to look at.  There is so much out there.  I have discovered so many food and recipe blogs, home and gardening blogs and all kinds of other blogs and sites that I am not sure if I live to 100 I will get to visit them all.  But I am sure going to try.

 

If you haven’t tried Pinterest – I suggest you do it is great.