Decadent Mocha Pops

I found out today that my favorite local coffee shop is closing its doors at the end of the month.  I will miss my (nearly) weekly visits with the ladies of my writing… Continue reading

Faux Floral Napkin Rings

I spent Mother’s Day doing a bit of crafting with ma mère.  She decided that she wanted to make floral napkin rings from orange daisies that she bought at the craft store. She… Continue reading

Tips and Tricks for La Maison, Vol. X

Just a quick little tip today: did you know that rubbing a bit of water on clothing can remove static cling? I learned this tip today from a relative when the caftan I… Continue reading

My, How Things Change…

Tonight I did something I haven’t done in years: I went bowling. I’m still a terrible bowler — I haven’t gotten better with age. The shoes are still humorous, but the notion of… Continue reading

Very Last-Minute Vegetarian Mexican Supper

Tonight’s supper was very last-minute. So last-minute, in fact, that I have no photos because I honestly wasn’t sure how my mish-mash of vegetarian ingredients would turn out. I made a small pan… Continue reading

A Month for Milestones

This is my month for milestones — as of today, I have posted over 365 blog posts!  I will officially hit the one-year mark one week from today, on May 16, 2012. I… Continue reading

Lemon Overload: Homemade Ice Cream with Crushed Lemon Candy Topping

As I promised earlier this month — today’s post is an incredibly easy lemon ice cream topped with crushed lemon candies.  I am a sucker for these homemade ice creams (in case you… Continue reading

Adventures in Landscaping: Ready to Rock This Yard!

It seemed to storm off and on all throughout the day today, so I used the cooler weather as an excuse to head to the stone yard during a break in the rain.… Continue reading

A Fifth Visit to the Cheese Counter: Cranberry-Studded Delight

Today, I picked up a wedge of this lovely Real Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese with Cranberries at the market.  I honestly had no idea what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised.  Even mon… Continue reading

A Raised Planter

I spent much of the day today traveling, but I did make a pit stop and find some gardening inspiration.  Lately, I have been thinking about adding a planter or raised-bed to my… Continue reading

Ice Cream Poll!

I’m not going to lie, I’m getting pretty good at making homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker. I have experimented with 9 flavors to date on this blog: Strawberry, Caramelized Banana,… Continue reading

The Easiest Ever Fresh Blueberry Ice Cream

Despite today being rather overcast, muggy, and way-too-hot for the first week of May, I trudged all over the Earth today — and finished up at the grocery store. Perhaps it was the… Continue reading

Poll Results

About a week-and-a-half ago, I published my first polls here at Ma Petite Maison Verte.  The voting was open for one week, and laughingly, the results were … a statistical tie! I can’t… Continue reading

A Gift for My Writing Group…

Ok, this might be the last post I do of these homemade wooden letter magnets, but I’m not promising anything!  Making a set of them is so fun, easy, and obviously, addictive! I… Continue reading

The Pillow Invasion

I used to be a pillow minimalist. I’m not talking about decorative pillows here (I still have a menagerie of those) but rather, bed pillows. Why have all those bed pillows? I wondered.… Continue reading

Indoor Gardening for Dummies (or Me)

I am not the world’s greatest gardener, and I am not shy about it.  I think there are a lot of people who wish they could create beautiful gardens (indoors or outdoors), but… Continue reading