With fall approaching (at the risk of sounding like a broken record - how can it be August already? How?), I've started thinking about my favorite holiday for themed jewelry - Halloween. I think you'll be seeing new pieces incorporating these guys pretty soon. (I've also been thinking that I'd better start knitting the Short One's costume soon, if I have any hope of being ready for the holiday this year - I think I've knit about ten lines of anything in the past several months. Shameful.)
The SO has decided that he no longer needs to eat fresh fruit and vegetables. He's on what his pediatrician calls "the white diet" right now - rice, pasta and dairy (well, and juice, which is key, actually). In an effort to get him to ingest some fresh fruit, I've resorted to a little sleight of hand. For the past couple days I've been making the SO fresh fruit "smoothies", by trying out different combinations of ice, fruit and a little juice. The results have been somewhat hit or miss, but I happened upon a really popular combination today:
the SO's super-special "blueberry juice"
1/4 cup fresh blueberries 1/2 cup fresh pineapple 1/3 ripe banana 1/4 cup strawberry/orange/banana juice 1 cup crushed ice (all mixed together in the food processor)
The result is refreshing without being syrupy sweet. Not only did the SO drink the whole thing up, he asked for seconds. (I may have done a little happy Snoopy dance in the kitchen, when he wasn't looking.) Oh, the lengths we go to, to try and ensure a balanced diet in the smaller members of our family. After a little covert self-congratulation, the Husband and I hauled the SO to the grocery tonight to buy more fresh fruit and some fresh veggies (why stop with just fruit juice?). We tried to be nonchalant about it, as we would hate for the SO to suspect that we're trying to pull something over on him. I can only hope this trend continues (or that he decides to start eating his fruits and veggies again at the dinner table, sigh).
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I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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