Sign of the times. Every Thursday, a local restaurant near where we live sells a "package" with a dozen tamales and a roll of toilet paper! Kind of an odd combination but, these days, not so odd. AND, since we are running low on toilet paper and there is none in town and none online, we took them up on the offer for curbside service!
The tamales were delicious and the TP much appreciated! Thanks, Does Eat Place!
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I have recently learned to knit socks and have discovered that it is something I love to do. I
t's a small project I can carry with me and just knit a little bit at a time. I get to work with (and, yes, buy) all sorts of absolutely beautiful yarn. I end up with a lovely pair of one of a kind socks to enjoy!
If you have ever wanted to try to knit socks, I can recommend the Marly Bird sock knitting series on YouTube. She makes it really easy!
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My older son is a cook. No, he doesn't get paid to cook but he is a super cook.
Now & then he sends me a recipe for something he has made that he thinks is simple enough for me to make (I am not particularly a good cook) but that is still tasty.
He had been talking about this focaccia bread for awhile and, when he sent me the recipe earlier this week, I jumped right in made it.
Talk about GOOD...and SIMPLE!!
It's a sourdough recipe and it was wonderful.
I am so happy to have a son who can cook!!
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I don't know about you, but I have been doing quite a bit of online shopping this week. Since we have to stay home to stay safe, online is the way to go when you need something. In fact, we even had Whole Foods Market deliver groceries to us this week....AND they delivered it the same day we ordered it.
That might have to do with the fact that we live 3 blocks from Whole Foods but I can't be sure. I think I was able to do that because of Amazon Prime although, again, it's hard to be sure. Sometimes the internet is a mystery....:)
Looks like I am not the only one ordering online! I had a few packages to send out last week - some cool people are looking for some cool jewelry in the mail this week!
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I made a big pot of gumbo the other day (because there is no such thing as a small pot of gumbo) and found this container of Zydeco Chop Chop (www.zydecocochopchop.com) in my pantry! I have used it a couple of times & love it - it's all natural and NO salt. Just pure dehydrated herbs and vegetables, ready to use! Perfection in a jar! Exactly what I needed to spice up that chicken & sausage gumbo!
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We have not been able to get hand sanitizer since this whole crazy COVID19 thing started a few weeks back. Surprise! We got a package in the mail from the parents of our son's fiancee who live in Idaho. Apparently, they stocked up sometime back & had a little to spare! We are prepared!!!
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I was in Naples, Florida last month and visited the Naples Botanical Garden for the first time ever. There was an orchid show happening and it was absolutely spectacular!! The colors of the orchids and the patterns was just amazing. What a treat!
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A few years back, I discovered how easy it is to make sourdough bread. Since then, I make bread 1-2 times a week. I mix it up using different combinations of white and whole wheat flour, oat flour and other wonderful add-ins. My favorite is to add old fashioned oatmeal - it gives the bread a wonderful nutty sort of flavor plus a great chewy texture. So good!
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The last time I was at the Baton Rouge Arts Market, back in February, I took photos of my jewelry on other types of art. This is a beautiful piece of pottery by Susan Rodrigue. I love the colors Susan uses in her pottery!
That silver bracelet is part of my "Jacks" jewelry collection, inspired by the childhood game of jacks!
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I've been mostly home for roughly a week now and, in addition to making new jewelry, I have a new found love for knitting socks! I have always wanted to learn to knit socks, but honestly, I never thought I would be able to do it. It just always seemed so complicated!
Thanks to a good friend who is a master sock knitter and the help of this most excellent book on knitting socks by Ann Budd, I have finally knit two pairs of socks and have started on the third. Yes, I have had to restart multiple times and, yes, they are far from perfect but I love and wear them so I consider that a huge win!
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I remember spending a lot of time when I was a child, on a summer day, making clover chain. I think maybe girls in different parts of the country used daisy flowers to make chains. Simple fun in a simpler time!
That silver thumb ring is available on my website - classic silver rings to wear on any finger! (Sometimes called silver stacking rings.)
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So the advice to drink more water to try to avoid getting the corona virus is one I can definitely get behind! I was already drinking a lot of water since I had a kidney stone last fall but I am just being sure to absolutely stay on top of it now.
In fact, I have an app that I use to track my water intake - if I don't track it, I will get busy and forget to drink & pretty soon it's 10 at night & I need to drink 30 ounces of water before bed. Not a great scenario! :) If you are interested the app is called Drink Water Reminder. I went through a couple before I found this one - it's free and it works well.
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Love this little white ceramic dish - I bought it recently for a friend who collections frogs. She will love it! Before I put it in my stash of gifts, I tried it out with this new silver bracelet. Perfect size to keep jewelry!
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A few weeks back, we were at an art show in Coconut Grove, Florida (back before all the art shows were canceled because of the corona virus) and, after the show we spent a few days across the peninsula in Naples.
Turns out, there was an orchid show going on at the Naples Botanical Gardens, which was amazingly beautiful. The colors and patterns on those orchids was incredible - I have really never seen anything like it.
I don't know much about orchids but I know the orchids at that show were unbelievably lovely. I left there with a new found appreciation for orchids!
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The other day, I was talking to a friend about needing some new signs to display in my booth at art shows. She suggested the possibility of a "magazine cover" lookalike so I started playing around with that idea in Canva (my fav photo editing software).
I created a LOT of so-so magazine covers but this one seemed ok. I haven't had it printed to use but I might do so.
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These wonderful vintage books were gifted to me by a friend who was helping a friend of hers downsize last week. It's rare to get nice old books like this - can't wait to dive in & see what info these books have for me!
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I have recently rediscovered Janet Evanovich and her girl hero, Stepanie Plum! I think I tried to read these books a few years ago but I must have not been in the mood. Now, I love these books; in fact, I have read almost all of them in the past few weeks. The only ones I have not read are on my "holds" list in my Libby app! Obsessed much - yes, I think so!
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We were out of town for about 2 weeks a few weeks ago attending the Coconut Grove Art Festival in Miami, Florida and, while we were gone, my cousin stayed at our house for a couple of nights.
Imagine my delight when I got home, after a long day on the road, opened the freezer and found chocolate ice cream!!!
I never buy ice cream for the simple reason that I'll sit and eat it until it's gone if it's in the house so this was a huge treat!!! YUM!
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It's almost spring here in south Louisiana and the dandelions are in full bloom - actually, this photo was taken a few days ago so the "blooms" are probably all gone by now - it happens fast once the weather warms up.
I just got back from a big art show in Miami (Coconut Grove Art Festival) and, to be truthful, I'm having a little trouble getting myself back into the studio. Sometimes, the motivation just isn't there!
I think I will enjoy the nice weather today and take care of some out-of-studio things that need to happen!
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Spring is literally right around the corner here in south Louisiana! I went for a walk around the neighborhood yesterday and couldn't resist picking these clover flowers! Not only are they cool looking little flowers, they also are the inspiration for my "clover chain" (aka, "daisy chain") jewelry collection!
I paricipated in the Baton Rouge Arts Market last Saturday and bought these gorgeous pure beeswax food wraps from Alison Landry of the Bee Pure Apiary (www.beepureapiary.com). I used them this week and I loved them as a replacement for Saran Wrap - so easy to use, easy to clean and reusable! Alison says they'll last about a year!
That "Jacks" inspired sterling silver bracelet is perfect against the backdrop of the vintage fabric beeswax food wrap! You can get the bracelet in my online store - click here to shop now!
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I have beome enamored by black jewelry - I just love it. AND it's the perfect time of year for black jewelry - dead of winter, things are dark & dreary in many parts of the country plus, guess what?
Oxidized silver jewelry, aka black jewelry, is completely carefree!! That's right, it's already completely and totally oxidized so you NEVER have to polish it.
Sure, you might clean it now & then with a little warm water & soap but that's IT. Nothing else to do to keep it looking like new!
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It's a process, taking photos of my jnew jewelry. First the right camera (the phone is great for some things, like this candid shot, but for great photos, I had to get a new camera. I love this one but, you know, yes, there was definitely a learning curve! Not to mention the remote shutter release to get rid of that pesky shake that inevitably happens when I push the shutter release button on the camera itself. Finally got everything working yesterday and took the photo below -happy with it!!
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These are the long version of the sterling silver dangle earrings that I call "Jacks". I have been out of these earrings for awhile now (I guess since before Christmas) and, with a big art show coming up in Miami (Coconut Grove Art Festival) next month, I realized I needed to have a couple pairs of these fab & fun earrings on hand!
So, now these are stocked up....on the next task to get ready for the show!
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Loving my new bags! Not cheap but I love putting a nice piece of jewelry in one of these bags to send it out as a gift - it makes such a statement!!
That double rope chain comes in two sizes and it such a classic. Go here to shop the medium sized bracelet and here to shop the dainty silver rope bracelet!
I am Laura Teague and you may as well know right up front that I am obsessed with sterling silver.