Hello … Spring???

Where are you?  Michigan and spring are so NOT-IN-TUNE with each other … So, while we’re experiencing frequent snowfall in between teaser-weather days, I’ve been cooking.  We made Seafood Alfredo, a big pot of Spinach Sausage Bean soup (with added vegetables), and tonight we tried Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto – with a substitute … …

Bring on the Spring …

I have spring fever.  I am so ready to do some things in the yard.  I’ve been reading up and watching YouTube videos, and I think this year DH and I are finally ready to bring home some chickens!  I’m so excited.  But first, we’ll be converting an old shed into a coop for them.  …

Murrini, Funshine & Pups

I used some of our 96 murrini to make a couple of pendants.  They’re cute (!) and they proved to me they are fire-safe/stable.  So – check for cane listings in our shop and on our FB page!  And, it’s that time of year!  Yep – Sangria Weather.  So – I made up a vat, …

Staying Busy …

Pretty busy week here at Clayton Hill … Our Tubby had babies on Monday!  Strong, healthy tawny and blue pups … and Mom!  All are doing great!  Miss Tubitha likes her some food, she does!  Which is a blessing – as she likes my cooking (calories), along with kibble and puppy food!  Just look at …

Countdown, checklists, gardening …

So, the countdown for the twins’ open-house is in full swing.  Menu has been determined, multiple negotiations for set-up and décor have occurred, deep-cleaning is about to begin … Oh, how I love being Martha Stewart!  [Umm, NOT! –  but I’m proud of my kids, love my house and 100 closest family/friends that enjoy that …

Well YEAH – There’s that …

Yes!  My studio still needs cleaning, but … I have a whole mid-size kiln shelf of hot cabs just waiting for ‘GLAMOUR’ … So, you know – thank goodness I didn’t put all those frit jars away! But, wait – there’s more.  Today marks the last day of my biological two-legged children attending high school.  …

Christmas in July/August, Pup Watch and Oh …

Did I mention – I’M ON VACATION!  And – have you seen that MOON?   While we aren’t traveling anywhere – so it’s a working vacation – still, I’m HAPPY!  (THAT MOON!!!  Whew!  SOO glad I’m not in the ER right now …) I’m splitting time working on fused glass Christmas ornaments with Kumihimo, playing with …

WTH is THAT?!?

We’re settling into a good routine around here with the kids and dogs and pups … BTW – for all you Michigan folks – fair warning … the twins are now driving.  Granted – not alone yet – so we’re all still safe for a bit longer … Anyway, a nice routine.  Not much studio …

Of Course …

Of course it’s starting now(!) … My Neapolitan Mastiff mom has started stage one of labor – on Saturday, when I have to go to work.  And – WE were going to see the new Batman movie … but now, ‘Fatty’ and I are pacing, heavy breathing, repositioning and pacing some more while the rest …

Die-Hard Sun-Worshipper

You know you’re a Magda-wanna-be/die-hard sun-worshipper if … you found yourself in the pool this afternoon in Michigan – just in time for the threatening clouds to unload, as they had been promising to do all afternoon.  Yep – that was me.  I am now well-watered, along with the rest of my garden.  But I …