• Dig Dig for Victory,  Few of My Favorite Things

    The Right Tools for the Job

    I have been a fan of Mel Bartholomew’s Square Foot Garden technique for years. Now, with my new schedule and our reasonably big back yard, I can finally live the dream of a year round garden. It has always been a goal of mine to get to the point where we are not only producing the bulk of the veggies we eat, but I have leftovers I can preserve. Admittedly, I have been laissez faire in the past about my square foot layout. If we’re really being honest, it was more lazy faire. With my old job at the law firm, I was lucky to get anything in the ground.…

  • Few of My Favorite Things

    A Few of my Favorite Things: September 16, 2016

    This was supposed to mark the beginning of a new series I’m working on, but we had technical difficulties.  The new series “Movie Night with the Fella” will kick off next week with the premier installment Singin’ in the Rain.  This series was spawned by a very heated discussion:  I love Singin’ in the Rain and the Fella “can’t stand him!”  If you read that in Lena’s voice, we can be friends.  The whole tale will be revealed and I am going to make some themed food and a cocktail to go along with the movie. What am I Wearing? This has been the week of one pattern.  I have…

  • Few of My Favorite Things,  Mirandomness

    A Few of My Favorite Things: September 9, 2016

    Today is kicking off a weekend of celebrating the thing that is probably my favorite thing, or person as he prefers to be called:   Today marks the fella’s birthday proper and tomorrow is the soirĂ©e celebrating the occasion.  I have been in hyper planning mode leading up to the party, as is always the case before a Modage Shindig.  With that in mind, my favorite things are rather partycentric.  So many happy birthday wishes to the most singular and supportive partner a woman can have.  The kind of guy who meets you at the airport with fabric, rather than flowers.  Who doesn’t bat an eyelash when you NEED a…