Saturday, November 24, 2012


Tuna melt with havarti
Turning stone casino

Dirty martini at turning stone

My new fav place in Troy: Confectionary wine bar
The most darling cheese plate 

Cutie with a candelabra 

Place setting for thnksgiving

My plate
Me Gramma and my mom, SO THANKFUL to have them

Grammas turkey cookies for "the kids"
Getting ready for christmas

Hunters thankful

Me and my boulder cousins!

happy ski bunny

Kiss the girls

photos from tumblr and because im addicted

Early Fall

Hot toddies 


Biking in fall foliage 


Red red wine

Happy Bday Megan! (Oct 30th)


Boo to you

Black beard
New kicks

Hipster plaid beer coat

Queen of cheese

the walking dead, zombies for halloween

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

building terrariums

Last week I built some terrariums with my mother who got hooked a few weeks earlier, when she found a new shop in downtown Troy completely dedicated to terrariums.   They are the perfect special gift for someone who has everything and for whom you'd like to spend some extra time on and let your creative outlet shine.  Below are some pictures of six terrariums in the making, my mom made three and I made three.  I made one for my best friends birthday (I couldn't wait and gave it to her three weeks early...I have that problem), a housewarming gift for some friends and an anniversary gift for my boyfriend.  My mom made three for two 60th birthdays and a housewarming gift as well.
Collecting moss for the terrariums 

The Botanic Gardens in Troy Ny

The plants

Plant surgery

Finished project
How to Build terrariums

1.) Buy supplies you will need the glass vase with a top, I got mine at Home Goods.  You need the top because the plants/air/dirt create an ecosystem all its' own.

2.) You need rock, charcoal, dirt, moss, and special plants ( I would also recommend using tongs)
       Place rocks at the bottom, then a thin layer of charcoal and then special mixed dirt.  After that place the plants and moss however you like in the vase.

3.) Mist the plants with a spray bottle and add geodes or pretty rocks if you want.

4.) Put on the top and enjoy your own personal ecosystem