Saturday, May 28, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

New summer my lawn...wait, no...

Mo and I recently moved into a duplex in a very quiet part of MN. I look at it as a test drive to actually buying a house because we get all the fun things that go with having a house without actually having to own it like garbage day, a basement where Mo has free reign to do manly things (so far hes only arranged furniture and skyped his mother down there), and lawn duties.

Anyway, I was hanging laundry today and noticed that we have a crap ton of dandelions in our yard.
Later, I started reading Hunger Games and hit a point where the main character talks about eating dandelions.
So I looked up and thought, "Holy crap. I went to a talk at an art museum in Boston a couple years ago where a guy was promoting his book on cooking with dandelions and I really wanted to try it!"

So all the little legos connected in my brain and I've figured out my next project.
Cooking with weeds!! ones...

Yes, Im going to make an attempt to feed my lawn to people...mostly Mo....

Not an everyday thing but as the cooking feeling strikes (and Im too lazy to go to the store) I'll forge for food in my yard and post the recipes I try and the results over the summer.


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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Girl with a pearl earring in chalk

Not fantastic but I got super bored today and happened to unpack our chalk board.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Moving in

Well, I havent been keeping up like I should. 

Mo and I went down to Madison over the weekend to see our friends and my family. We had a great time. I was happy to be back. 

Sunday we got the keys to our new house. Before we even started moving in we spent the whole day cleaning the house. I refuse to believe that the last people in this house cleaned more than once in the 4 years they were here. We tossed out a carpet because of the smell, scrubbed down every surface, swept 3 times, mopped twice, and when we dusted the lights in the bedroom there was a noticeable difference in brightness. It was disgusting. 

We finally got all our things moved in today. The house is 60% unpacked. 
Even when we get unpacked there is more work that can be done. I hate the kitchen, bathroom, and second bedroom wallpaper so at some point I'll be ripping it all down (its curling off the walls anyway) and its obvious that at some point there use to be a nice garden at the side of the house so I would really like to work on that.

I also have an idea for a painting that I would like to start working on as soon as I dig out all my art supplies. 

Oh, and Im trying to find a job. Busy busy busy...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


We are back from Israel. It was a fantastic experience and to be quite honest, I didnt really want to come back to the US. The food is better, families are closer, people are ridiculously open which is refreshing. There was a feeling of life, pride, and unconditional love that you dont see often in the US. Dont get me wrong, Israel had its down sides. Lines dont exist, checking into a hotel is a 3 hour spitting match, drivers are nuts, and you will never see a cheeseburger. Realistically I could see myself living there and being much happier than I will ever be here in MN and thats taking into account how frustrating it is learning a new language.
For the full Israel story I posted everything to my little spin off blog

We are back. Currently we are living in a hotel because we didnt have a home to come back to.
We signed a lease on a house in a nice neighborhood. It needs some work. I want to rip down the wallpaper from the 50's and the hardwood floors need some love, but the landlord was willing to overlook Mos lack of credit and gave us permission to do whatever we want to the place. We move in on the 15th.

This weekend we will head down to WI to see friends and my family and hand out gifts.

*Edit: I am currently going back through my Israel posts and putting in pictures. Depending on the internet speed in the hotel they should be all up by tomorrow.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Bad lighting

I need to work on shading again
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011