I can “cook essentials”

January 18, 2017

John’s mom wanted to get us an air fryer for Christmas. I wasn’t super excited about a “gadget” that I knew was going to take up quite a bit of space but I selected a color and said OK. John assured me we could return it. I didn’t promise to keep it on the counter. Deal. 

The fryer came. We took it to Missouri to my parents to test drive it over the New Year holiday. An instant hit. 

Since that time we’ve tried multiple items and for the first time tonight, I did a large chicken breast for him. I looked on @pinterest for a guideline on time and temp and ended up breading the chicken in a little panko bread crumb after covering it in a little ranch (because it was handy) and some tumeric for his high BP. It turned out excellent! How exciting. 

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Thank you for coming out to the Naperville Growing Place last Saturday for the Art in the Garden festival. As usual, it was a wonderful (although H O T!) day. It was very nice to visit with those of you who already own a “jen” and came back for another or just to say hello… and to those of you who purchased an item for the first time this year, I look forward to seeing you again!

Remember to contact me if you have an item of your own you’d like freshened up or to check on my inventory to paint you something I have.

Enjoy the upcoming holiday weekend. Happy Fourth!

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Garden art roadkill 

June 25, 2016

Well. We stopped at the ATM and mom checked a couple items I just sprayed this morning to make sure they were nestled safely (we packed the vehicle last night so these were new additions). We heard a clickity clunk and mom said “I didn’t like the sound of that” but we kept rolling (things always shift while driving). About a quarter mile later we realized the hatch was open and stopped immediately. One must love automation–the super helpful rear cargo door closing mechanism failed us. We only lost one item and figured we knew where it was…

Sharing a few photos of my backyard inspiration. #iloveflowers

Counting down in color

June 22, 2016

Focusing on watering cans for the final few days. My square app is filling up with goodies to sell. Come on out Saturday to The Growing Place in Naperville and get something fun! Come early to get the best selection. 

I can set up in the backyard to paint! What a beautiful weekend. I finished a couple of items and have many more (lots of watering cans!) in process. Looking forward to the Growing Place Gardener’s Art Festival on Saturday, June 25 at 9 a.m. at the Naperville location.

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Sun and flowers…a good day indeed.

The annual Growing Place Gardener’s Art Festival is coming up fast. Saturday, June 25, the doors will open at 9 a.m. at the 25w471 Plank Road, Naperville, Illinois, IL location.

I will be located on the east side of the front lawn. I’m very excited to be back this year and hope to see you there. I’ll have my always-popular assortment of garden-inspired goods including watering cans, stools, chairs and more. There’s also a good chance I may have some additional India-inspired items, so be sure to come and say hello.

Watch here for updates and photos of what I’ll be bringing to the show.

See you soon!

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