Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
The good people at Sugarloaf Crafts have sent me tickets to give away
on my blogs as well as a set for me (woo hoo!) to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival taking place in
Somerset,NJ this weekend. Oct 28th, 29th and 30th 2011.
If you have never been, you have been missing out on one of the best places to pick up some
lovely holiday gifts for friends and family unlike the same old stuff they are selling at a mall near you
(or me). They will also have 4 puppet shows a day for the kids by Middle Earth Studio.
Live music by Ngu Mbandi . Lots of craft demos (our favorite part) and for my foodie friends..
lots of food vendors to enjoy! Princess loves to talk to all the artisans about whatever it is they do and how they fell in love with it. We will be there Sunday if you wish to meet us or avoid us. ;-)
Want to win a pair of tickets? Leave me a comment here, or "follow" me, or e-mail me!
You can do all three for up to 3 chances per day to win. The contest starts now and ends at 9am Wednesday Oct 26, 2011 when Princess will pick one winner's name out of her witches hat (per blog).
That gives me time to mail it to you! Good luck!!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Items include a variety of healthy, non-perishable items such as Nature's Promise Naturals Cranberry Juice, Nature's Promise Naturals Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Nature's Promise Organics Green Beans.
The food banks in the Northeast that will benefit from the Virtual Food Drive include:
•Greater Boston Food Bank
•Rhode Island Community Food Bank
•Community Food Bank of New Jersey
•Connecticut Food Bank
•Island Harvest ( Long Island , NY )
•The Food Bank of NYC
•Food Bank for Westchester
Peapod is also excited to kick off the new school year with the continuation of its growing Kids Give Back Program. Launched in 2010, Kids Give Back is a grassroots educational initiative that teaches students about nutrition and math, while supporting their community food bank.
Peapod partners with regional fourth and fifth grade classrooms, donating up to $500 in Peapod gift cards to be used to purchase food for the students’ local food bank. Working with teachers to complement curriculum, Peapod shares nutrition and math tips that help students make the most nutritious and financially sound purchase decisions.
To date, Peapod has developed programs with classrooms in Massachusetts , Rhode Island , Connecticut and New York with plans to expand to states like New Jersey and Illinois in year two. Teachers with an interest in participating should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love when companies I support, support my community in meaningful ways.Won't you help Peapod make a difference in the growing issue of hunger in our community?
Friday, August 19, 2011
of them, that I have no time to blog or to visit your blogs. This makes me sad.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Can you see it? I thought...the ground hog might destroy it being outside the garden fence and all,but it grew survived the various animals (bunnies,ground hog,raccoons etc) and it grew.Sometimes I remembered to water it and it kept growing. Now, I had in my mind that this vine would crawl slowly along the side of the garden and gently turn into the side, depositing pumpkins onto the lawn (I am not a fan of the lawn anyway) and it did. It also grew back towards the lilac tree (and up it)In fact, up is where it wants to be.Up the garden fence, and up over my tomato plants.Can you see the "mass" of green that is the "one little pumpkin vine" I planted?Little adorable pumpkins started growing.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I guess we will get used to him just like we did the Opossum family,snakes,hawks,owls,woodpeckers,cardinals,doves,bugs,rabbits,bats,chipmunks,squirrels and occasional deer and wild turkey, and all the neighborhood children.
I love my wild life, but I am missing the neighbor's old cat,George who did a lovely job keeping the chipmunks under control until he passed away this spring. I guess we will get used to our little racoon as well. Do you consider such creatures pests or neighbors?
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
to aid local food banks. You know this is a subject near and dear to my heart.
Here is how you can help, go to Facebook and "like" them. For each new "like" they get from now until July 1st 2011 they will donate $1.00 to local food banks up to $5,000.00!!
If they hit 25,000 "likes" by July 1st they will donate an extra $5,000.00!!
Click on the link above or here to read the full rules and help Peapod Delivers help
our local food banks.
I know many of you are busy getting ready to head down the shore for the long holiday weekend, Peapod Delivers can help make the whole vacation season get easier.
Why waste precious time food shopping when you can have them deliver your groceries (as well as sunscreen and maybe a new magazine to read on the beach) right to your vacation house!
They deliver to the following beaches:
New Hampshire,Ma Shore (North and South),Cape Cod, Block Island,Fisher's Island,Shelter Island,Ct coast,RI coast,Hamptons to Montauk,Jersey Shore to Toms River,Fire Island to Sayville. Click here to find out if they deliver where you are or where you are going.
They will also be sending one of my lucky readers a $25.00 gift card, and all you have to do is "like" Peapod Delivers on Facebook and leave a comment here by 11:59 PM (est)June 30,2011.
I will have a drawing on July 1,2011 at 2pm to pick my winner.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
all got planted.
There was time for a coffee outside while the kids played.
Reading by the fire..
Monday, April 4, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Seeds for Change is giving away 100 million packets of their own certified organic seeds
to inspire people and organizations just like you to do impactful things in their communities through organic gardening!! Simply follow this link and sign up to receive your free seeds
(there is shipping and handling) and for every packet ordered they will donate a packet
to the American Horticultural Society. I ordered mine, and I encourage you all to do the same.
The Sowing Millions Project gives us all yet another chance to "put our money where our mouth is".
;-) It is raining here in our corner of the Garden State today, the daffodils are up and the hyacinths
are too. I can't work outside, but I can start some seeds and dream about all the delicious and nutritious organic veg we will be eating in the summer. What are you doing today?