Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Design

With the arrival of Spring (insert Hip-Hip-Hooray!) I decided to give
my blog a fresh look. 
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Greener Grass for Easter

The grass is never greener on the other side of the fence.  But, it is greener in my Easter basket!  The Easter Bunny is planning a visit soon. March 31st is Easter this year- feels kind of early, right? So, if you plan one special thing for Easter this year, do this:
Plant real grass in the Easter Basket!!! And plant it today or tomorrow or your basket might not be ready in time.

I like to use Cat Grass.  The seeds sprout quickly, the grass grows fast and the leaves are very thick so it makes for a nice looking basket. 
Watch me demonstrate how to plant real grass in a basket HERE.

For a couple of dollars, you can have real grass.  If you have cats they apparently love to chew on this stuff (I don't really know I'm not a cat person).  It's truly GREEN.  It's so much better than that fake plastic grass that gets all over the house and adds to the landfill. 

My living grass next to a 'strand' of plastic. What looks better?

Here is what you need:
  • Easter basket with plastic liner
  • Potting soil
  • Packet of Cat Grass seed
  • Sunny window
  • About a week

Make sure you watch this quick video from WFSB's Better CT Click HERE (if you haven't already), plant some grass and you will have the best Easter basket ever this year!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Zen Garden

A week ago today, I was driving up to Stockbridge Massachusetts to visit Kripalu.  A week ago today, I had no idea the shifts that would result from my visit.  I believe we are born with an open heart, an open mind and a spirit to soar.  Somewhere along the way, hearts are broken, minds are persuaded they are wrong and spirits become downtrodden.  Kripalu reminded me that with some work our hearts, minds and spirits can be restored. I found a lot of peace at Kripalu and have begun to work on some appropriate restoration.   
A view from Kripalu
Outside the ground feels greasy below my feet.  Step off the sidewalk and you will know what I mean.  This tells me that spring will soon be here, but the frost is still in the ground.  While waiting to work in the garden outside, I hope you find some inner peace by making your own Zen Garden inside. 

You can catch the story I did for WFSB's Better Connecticut and see my Kripalu glow by clicking HERE.   

No need to buy a Zen Garden kit- collect sand and stones from your travels and create your garden in a shallow container.  Easy and Zen.