Holy Cow! Check out this short video from a humongous dairy near Chicago. Pssst. I wonder if the cows are given growth hormones and daily antibiotics? But what I’d really like to know is how many steps a day a cow there gets to take? Say it with me … Holy Cow!!!!! Another pssst. The birthing room is pretty cool.


that’s pretty chic(k)

Samples of the new fall colors from Chick Nail Polish arrived yesterday! Looking fab as usual and NOT smelling like a toxic plume. They are Big-3 free! No toluene, formaldehyde, or DBP.

My graphic designer, Karina, shows off the Punk Chick color …

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Check this out!

Check out the Huffington Post Taste. My Autumn Vegetable Galette is being featured, along with 20 other recipes from around the Web, as a substitute for your turkey table this year. Go veggies! 🙂

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caught … red-pawed!

Look who we caught sneaking in a little cuddle with Willie today …

None other than Miss Rascally girl!

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Have you seen my step-by-step trailer restoration photos on my International Glamping Weekend website? If not, here’s a little peek of Lily, my ’68 Airstream trailer …

Complete with clawfoot bathtub, stove, and treadle sewing machine.

And my boudoir … my get-away-from-it-all sanctuary!

The floors are reclaimed wood from an old basketball court. The vintage painting of lilies on the wall is the reason she’s named Lily officially.


fly away, fly away

What’s happening here?

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Meet me tomorrow in Chubbuck, Idaho

Be there or be square! This Saturday, November 10, at noon, at Herberger’s Pine Ridge Mall in Chubbuck, Idaho, I’m all yours. There will be tons of farmgirl fun to be had, including awesome giveaways and free samples of my organic chocolate.

Herberger’s Pine Ridge Mall
4235 Yellowstone Highway
Chubbuck, Idaho

Sewing thread from plastic bottles!

It was inevitable. We have clothing made from recycled plastic bottles, why not thread? Leave it to thread maker Gütermann to come up with technology for a stronger, more environmentally friendly thread. I enjoyed breakfast with the woman, Phyllis Dobbs, who was “manning” the booth at the Houston Quilt Market last week where this idea was launched. I’m going to keep a close eye on my local fabric shops so I can start using it. One bottle produces 10 spools of thread.

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