Some of you may know that I do clay building and mosaic programs at the Clayroom in Brookline, Ma. The studio mainly focuses on pottery painting, but I introduced the clay and mosaic when I began working there a little over a year ago. Yesterday my boss built a bar just for mosaics!
I'm really excited about this new addition and I think it will be a great improvement on the art and craft programs that I currently provide. I've debated dabbling in mosaics for items that are for sale in The Morose Bee shop, but it really is a very involved process.
If anyone lives in the Boston area, you should come have a look and maybe try your hand at mosaic!
I mentioned wanting to do Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Diet as one of my New Year's resolutions and I'm happy to say I've been doing it for the last week or so.
The diet consist largely of raw veggies, raw veggie juice, and alkaline foods. Some veggie juice combinations make the average person want to dry heave, however, the other day I tried out one of the tastiest smoothies I have ever had and I wanted to share the recipe.
Green Guru Smoothie
5-8 romaine leaves
1 cucumber (peeled)
1 cup coconut water
1 teaspoons agave nectar
Directions: place all ingredients in a blender. Blend, drink, and enjoy!
I love avocado in beverages! It's so creamy and fatty I think it makes the perfect milkshake.
Does anyone else ever make fruit/veggie juices or smoothies that have a good recipe?
I was really surprised and wonderfully overwhelmed by how successful my little mushroom bowls were so I've been working all morning to get some more ready to post next week!
It occurred to me lately that it's been quite a long time since I've posted any new jewelry. In fact, I can't really remember the last time I sat down and cranked out any mustache necklaces. Honestly, it's silly on my part considering they are popular and good seller. Hopefully this week will bring about some old favorites, new goodies, and maybe a few surprises!
Sorry I've been MIA for the last few days and there was no Movie Monday. As exciting as traveling is, it leaves you a whole heap of confusion and chaos upon returning home! Here's a last minute holiday gift that we sent to Ari's uncle.
It's strange to look at these now considering I'm in the middle of a New Years cleanse which means I'm not drinking any caffeine. We put the coffee pot under the cabinet, but the urge to run into Starbucks is unbearable!
This one is a bit of a double feature. I had been hearing everyone talk about these books for a while and I feel like the anticipation for the American movie has been mounting for centuries. After staring at the cover in bookshop windows everyday on my way to work, I finally read the first one a few months ago and I recently finished the second book a few weeks ago. I guess I could have saved my ammo and written two separate book reviews, but at this point the plot is sort of all run together into my mind into one big long story. Which...I guess is good?
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo starts off at a snails pace. I began wondering how it was a bestseller with absolutely nothing of interest happening in the first third. Well, except the coffee drinking. I think every character drinks coffee on almost every page of the story. I'm almost concerned about the level of nutrition in Sweden. The plot kicks into gear at a moment that surprises you and, all of the sudden, you can't put the book down because you've fallen down a rabbit hole of sex, mystery, murder, nazis, and uhh... more coffee drinking. I actually walked home from work in the dark unable to put the book down and ran head first into a stranger. Luckily, she laughed at me and said "Well, it must be a pretty good read."
Usually I'm not big on murder mystery series or really any kind of series so it was strange to catch up with familiar characters to see what's up with life after a dramatic climax has occurred. It is kind of an interesting concept. You've just uncovered a murderer and had a complete life changing experience! Now return to normalcy! Go! When I started The Girl Who Played With Fire, I wasn't sure what to expect. Above all things, I was relieved that Larsson cut the crap and jumped right into the plot. Sure you have the standard filling the audience in on this and that, but the build up is minuscule compared to book one. There's still just as much coffee, sex, murder, and mystery, but not so many nazis.
While the stories are not exactly literary gold, Larsson does an excellent job at creating characters that are likable, but unbelievably flawed. Most of the time, I couldn't decided if I wanted to smack all of them across the face or give them big giant hugs.
I'm planning on heading to the book store as soon as I'm back in Boston to purchase the third book The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest.
I hope everyone is having a great start to there year! I'm in Florida visiting family and I think kicking off the year with travel is the right kick in the pants that I need to make 2012 even better than 2011.
On to Movie Monday! Last week's answer was
Our winner was....
But there was no contact info! Don't forget to let me know your info!
If you haven't yet received your prize for a previous win, I will be catching up on all of my mail outs when I return to Boston on Saturday.
On to this week's movie!
The rules are...
1. Take a look at these awesome items from Etsy sellers
2. Guess what movie title they correspond to
3. Leave a comment with your guess and your e-mail address
4. All correct answers are eligible to win using a random number generator
5. I'll announce the winner next Monday!
All correct guesses are eligible to win any item of your choice