Sesame jasper is a cool mint green with white and black inclusions.
The small rounds are black onyx. The green is not an easy color to match with clothing but the beads will certainly pop against black! Available at Miss Val’s Creations.Garden Update
Here are my late summer blooms. I love these, whatever they are! There was a beetle hanging out in this one.
My parents gave me a couple of these plants last fall from their garden so it is the first year I have them blooming on my property.
They started as a cool looking plant. This photo was taken in the spring.
My pretty rose of Sharon is blooming. I love the dark red that looks like it is painted in the center!
My pink winky is turning pink. Its flowers are white in the summer but then turn to pink and ultimately a burgundy tone in the fall!
These plants going along the house are periwinkle that my parents gave me from their yard. I planted them in the spring and they are doing well!
Hopefully they will grow into an attractive border along the foundation and hide the oil thingys a bit. They do flower in the spring so I am curious to see if they will flower for me!Ladybug
Emmett found a ladybug in my office one night.
This entertained him for a while! I know I should have saved the bug but I feel bad that I keep my kitties inside since they miss out on a lot of fun!Hollywood Around Boston
This photo was in the local Eagle Tribune newspaper. It is Kate Winslet at the local amusement park, Canobie Lake which is 1 town over from where I live.
The film crew came in early in the day to get the shots needed for the Jason Reitman film titled “Labor Day” which will be released in 2013. They had to keep quiet so locals did not know until after they left. Poor Kate apparently rode the crazy teacups. This is the park where I would go at least once a year growing up and get really nauseous from eating park food and going on rough rides!
Hollywood seems to be around more and more lately. Adam Sandler recently filmed a scene from “That’s My Boy” in a gentlemen’s club on a very busy road in Jim’s town. This is the sign used for the film (Bacon and Leggs)! It must have been hysterical lit up at night!My boss’ son spent a couple of days as an extra on the set of Grownups 2 which was also filmed in our area (to be released in 2013)! Adam Sandler is from New Hampshire so he films many of the Happy Madison Productions in our area. Of course Boston itself sees tons of Hollywood filming but it is fun to see this action in the small towns.
Gluten Free Cookies
My first batch of gluten free cookies! They were delicious! The texture is different from normal cookies (somewhere between a scone and a cookie) but the taste made up for it.
Here is the recipe from The Gluten Free Goddess. I modified it by adding in dried cranberries and walnuts for Jim since he likes things healthy. I also only used only about 1/3 of the sugar in the recipe since the chocolate and cranberries add quite a bit of sweetness on their own!
Thank you for stopping by! I wish you all a fabulous week! ~Val