Feed Finds

Single Shot Monday: I just said, “Gimme.”…

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I’m giving you a bit of the green for St. Patrick’s Day and some spring luscious red.

A dinner guest arrived last week with a bottle of white in one hand and clutching this pot of tulips in the other.

I didn’t know which to go after first, so I just said, “Gimme.”

As soon as the ground thaws in July, I’ll be plunking them in the frontscape.

Just kidding.

It’ll thaw way before that.

Looks around nervously. Chews thumb.

Feed Finds

If you have a little bit of the Irish in you today ~ @ The Art of Doing Stuff — Karen’s How to spend the day Irish style. I’ve been reading Karen’s blog for a long time. Why? Because she truly knows how to do stuff. And she’s funny. Funny, funny, funny. You should be reading her, too. Go on. Click on over.

For Cupcake Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Myndi Shafer — Myndi’s Cupcakes. Myndi knows how to talk cupcakes in a way that makes me smile and remember. I wanted to gallop downstairs and sift things in the kitchen. You might see a bit of the green in that last shot? I need a recipe, Myndi. Clickety-click.

And Monday gallops in with spring riding its tail.


I Call it the Crypt and Feed Finds…

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I call it the Crypt, even though it’s not underground. Mr. G, honey made this garden box for my birthday last year. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. Can’t wait. Try not to let the glare poke you in the eye.

It’s eight feet long, two feet deep, and 2 1/2 feet high. I told him if I go before he does, he can just pitch me and my Kindle in there and plant potatoes. Elen humor. But with the resurgence of coyotes in Burbville, I’m rethinking that. He’s probably more worried about a zombie apocalypse.

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Shiver me crypt.

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Not looking good.

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We’ll never see Kansas again, Toto.

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Digging out. Filling up.

That last one was taken yesterday.

I ripped the winter wreath off the front door today.

Ripped. It. Off.

The end.

Feed Finds

For Creatives Everywhere ~ @ In Flow – Otto von Münchow’s A Path to Creative Life. Otto is a photojournalist and blogger that I follow. He makes beautiful photography, but he also writes thought-provoking posts on creativity. Click on over.

For Writers ~ @ Kristen Lamb’s Blog – Show Me the Money – What’s the Skinny on Author Earnings? Guest post by Jami Gold. “Money seems to be the taboo and we don’t want to talk about it. Too gauche. But most of us would like to be paid for what we do, so time to dig into the uncomfortable stuff…” Really, you should be reading this blog regularly. Click. On. Over.

For Beet Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Canadian Gardening — Charmian Christie’s Sow a Rainbow of Heirloom Beets. I’ll take the candy-striped. No, wait. The Golden. Click. Click. Click.

For Lovers of Small Spaces ~ Just for fun. @ Taxi — Jillian Wong’s A Tiny Manhattan Micro Loft Apartment Transformed… Really. I could live here. Clickety click.

The Feed Finds are always an eclectic mix. I like it that way.

Go forth and prosper on Thursday.


So I wouldn’t throw a blood clot…


I won’t lie.

Fast drafting is tough. It’s hard to disengage that left brain. It’s hard to shutdown that internal editor. I’m a natural editor. Stuff jumps out at me, and I Just Want To Fix It.

No. No, no, no.

I set the timer on the smartphone for 60 minutes. When it quacked like a duck, I jumped up and did 15 minutes of dance cardio, so I wouldn’t throw a blood clot. And repeat.

I ate a protein breakfast. A nutrient-rich lunch.

I drank water.

My biggest problem was that the touch pad on the new laptop is so sensitive that if my sleeve touches it, it can cause the cursor to whip to another part of the draft and enter text there. Oh, boy.

I’m learning to hold my wrists differently.

I stopped at 5096 words — 23 pages.


For Color Lovers Everywhere ~ From @ designtaxi, A Beautiful, Romantic Short Film About Making Ink in Every PANTONE Shade by Loke Shi Ying. This came across my Facebook feed earlier this week. This short film is beautiful and romantic… and stunning. Click on over. Enjoy. This is one of my favorite sites.

Only one Feed Find today.

TGIF, baby!


Note: These images are all licensed, royalty-free images. They are not for sharing. Thank you.

blast from the past and feed finds…

While I’m busy shoveling, shoveling, shoveling, here’s a blast from the past. I put it up earlier at The Daily Tree blog, where I am a weekend contributor.

Everything is whiteout white here, so a splash of color doesn’t go amiss.


Taken at Edwards Gardens in Toronto in November of 2009.

It’s beaut.

Finds on the Feed

For Writers ~ @ Kristen Lamb’s Blog – And Now for Something Completely Different! Redefining the Writing Conference. Introducing a global, online writing conference. This is time sensitive, as the conference is February 22-23, 2013. Really, you should be reading this blog regularly. Click. On. Over.

For Meatball Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Inspired Taste, Joanne’s Turkey Meatballs Recipe With Tomato Sauce. I made this myself. It was delicious. I ate it over pasta and over rustic bread. The red pepper flakes are a good heat hit. Click. Click. Click.

That is all the Feed Finds you get today. I must gird my loins and head back out to shovel, shovel, shovel.

TGIF, baby!


Northern Girl Vibe and Feed Finds…

Michigander Sister has been getting a lot more snow than I have. She’s got that Northern Girl vibe going on. Me, not so much. That’s okay. I’m willing to share.

Being as it’s Friday and all, I’ll share with you too.

Poor birdies. Gonna have to take a snow bath.


Thanks for the pic, Sis! Gorgeous.

Finds on the Feed

For Adrenaline Junkies… and Writers ~ The Daily Joltdigital adrenaline shots for the masses. This is a new site. It is exactly what it says it is. Put a little kick in your day, Mon-Fri. Start with the About page. I’m addicted. Click. On. Over.

For Soup Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Cheese and Toast, Sue Riedl’s Hot and Sour Soup: The cure for what ails you (like that dumb flu). Why wait until you’re feeling wonky and have to coerce your beloved/bff/whatever into making this for you? Click. Click. Click.

For Lovers of the Image… and Photographers ~ Daily Dose of Imagery – This Toronto-based photographer has been linked in my sidebar for a long time. I can’t imagine my day without a click over to see what Sam Javanrouh has posted for the day on this photoblog. Clickety click.

TGIF, baby!


Note: Now that I’ve finished this post, it is snowing like crazy. Heh.

Da Doo…

It’s Friday Happy Dance of JOY!!! hour with Lisa Kessler, aka @LdyDisney. Welcome girls and boys.

A little girl group power from the sixties.

The Crystals — 1963 — Da Doo Ron Ron — Written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich — Produced by Phil Spector.

There’s some serious dancing going on behind The Crystals.

For Writers ~ @ Kristen Lamb’s Blog, Lamb’s Learning to Drop the Donkey—Is Perfectionism Killing Your Career? Own the donkey. Click, writer, click.

For Wardrobe Simplifiers ~ @ Small Notebook, Rachel’s Add More Variety to Your Wardrobe, Not Just More for Your Closet. I love Rachel’s minimalist living ‘tude. I lust after her scarf collection, too. Click on over.

For Ex-Lovers Everywhere ~ @ Girlfriends Book Club, Laura Dave’s Seven Days To A Highly Effective Break Up. Fem strategies. Freedom Friday was my fave. Click. Click. Click.

TGIF, baby!