April 11, 2012 Comments Off on
Nothing like a Wednesday to day dream. I often dream of a life without offices, where I can run a small organic farm. The realities of doing so are always a bit overwhelming, and I don’t know that I will ever have the guts to take the leap into financial instability. Perhaps that’s the reason this profile of a Hungarian farmer is both peaceful and a little ominous.
March 19, 2012 Comments Off on The Redwoods Treehouse
If you know me, you know I have a fascination with tree houses. Look at this beauty out of New Zealand, originally Redwoods Treehouse was created for a marketing effort and then used as a fine dining establishment. It’s no longer taking reservations, but available for private events. How cool would it be to have a birthday party here?
Via : Honestly…WTF
January 4, 2011 § 1 Comment
In March it will be one year since I started eating local. I have been pretty proud of what I have have accomplished, I have only bought local and sustainable meat in my home for the last year. Where I have come up short is when I eat out or eat over at family and friends or when I eat out at a restaurant. When at a restaurant my rationale is that I want to get my moneys worth so I order meat. When over a family or friend’s house I don’t want to be offensive or act high and might so I eat whatever they serve. Now I am at a fork in the road. I can continue to use this rationale , which is basically an excuse and keep eating meat other places that I feel bad about eating or I come up with a better explanation for what I believe and and start to eat only ethical and/or sustainable meat. So for my New Years resolution when I eat at someone’s house or out at a restaurant, if I don’t know where the meat is from I will be going vegetarian or bringing my own meat. It’s important to know that the animals that are feeding me are abused and living a horrible life, it’s important to me that I support local farmers, and it’s important to me to be committed. I know I won’t be able to eat only local vegetables, but as a counter I hope to eat at more local restaurants, so at least the money I spend stays in the community.
I also want to start my garden planning and actual planting earlier!
Happy New Year Everyone(if not a little late)
June 25, 2010 Comments Off on Bonnaroo Pictures are up on J.E.S
So I finally waded through the mess of photos of Bonnaroo and they are up on J.E.S and include the fabulous Flaming Lips performance. If you’re interested go here: http://jessicarafter.wordpress.com/
May 14, 2010 § 1 Comment
I like these macrame pot holders from smalltown, because they remind me of my grandmother. I don’t remember a lot about her but I do remember she liked macrame. Also its pretty easy to DIY and I’m 100% positive its cheaper.
These Bags are cute solutions to fix ugly cheapo pots. You can also probably DIY it yourself with different outdoor fabric.
Now Lets just take a second to pay homage to all the cheap things at Ikea and celebrate my trip the golden and blue place of delight.
Birds cant get me in there…
This tiny trellis is under $5… UNDER $5 !