Check it out: A Tutorial For Installing Baseboard Drawers in the kitchen. Pretty cool.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. To celebrate, DIY Cocktails and I created a twist on the classic champagne cocktail using rose water. We’re calling it the Rose Champagne Cocktail.
Rose water, made with rose petals, is delightful and sweet smelling. (You can make your own here–use organic roses.) Mixed with the champagne, vodka, and a little bit of sugar, this cocktail is lovely and romantic. It would be great for a toast, a pre-dinner drink, or an accompaniment with dessert. Plus, it’s pink.
Rose Champagne Cocktail
(makes one cocktail)
1 ounce vodka
1 1/2 ounce rose water
1 sugar cube
1 dash bitter (optional)
Put the sugar cube in the bottom of a champagne glass. Add the rose water and the vodka. Top with champagne. If you wish (especially if you’re using cheap champagne), add a drop of bitters. Happy romance!
This set of six supports raises plants and berries off the ground. They’re supposed to decrease mold and mildew problems, especially during wet growing seasons.
Last year, bugs kept crawling under my melons and eating from underneath. These melon and squash cradles might help with that problem–or at least I would see it happening. From the site: “these ingenious cradles allow air to circulate, promoting even ripening and minimizing rot. If you’ve been disappointed by misshapen melons and squash, or fruits that rot before they ripen, these cradles are for you.”
I started using these clips last year, and I love them. They loosely hold stems to trellises, eliminating the use of ties. They come in two sizes, small and large, for different sized stems.
“Helps protect all vine crops against droughts and cutworm – brings earlier, tastier harvests.” Hmmm…
Valentine’s Day is on Saturday. Here’s some easy decorations to make the house look more romantic.
Yesterday I went to the chicken coop and came back with a dozen eggs. I really like keeping chickens.
Are you thinking of getting chickens this spring? Here’s a round-up of posts about raising your own chickens.
Chickens are not fancy, so they don’t need a fancy place to lay their eggs. Here are five examples of people recycling other things into chicken nesting boxes.
Between the herb garden and vegetable boxes and chicken coop, my yard is pretty utilitarian looking. This year, I’m going to put in some flower beds and shrubs to make things look prettier–and part of that includes fragrant flowers. I love it when a pleasant fragrance wafts over you from a nearby garden bed. Here are some sweet-smelling flowers I’m thinking of this year.
LILY OF THE VALLEY
FOUR O’ CLOCK
What is your favorite fragrant flower?
The clock in my son’s room broke. I’m considering turning a book into a clock. Here’s some tutorials that tell you how to Turn A Book Into A Clock:
Also this one.
One of the best cakes I’ve ever made is this Triple-Chocolate Mousse Cake. It was the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.
Here are some other Decadent Mousse Desserts For Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate Malted Mousse (Mr. Savvy would love this.)
(See more at Something Swanky.)