Life seems to be moving at the speed of light. I think it always feels this way around this time of year - after months of deep, dark hibernation I feel as if I'm emerging from a hole in the ground, squinting at the light, wondering where those winter months actually went.
Days, weeks, months are just flying by. And now it's officially spring.
He has warmed up to being excessively picked up, smushed, scrungled, and loved-on, but still doesn't understand why he would ever want to sit on a lap, or why we would suggest such a thing. He is perfectly content to sit next to us, watching us with his eyes closed.
She is, without a doubt, the. Best. Dog. Ever.
It's been super busy here in the Artstuff Studio since returning from Atlanta in January, but during little breaks in big projects I've been trying new things. After decades of distantly longing for one, we finally got a Vitamix last month and I have been obsessed with smoothies morning, noon, and night. I just can't get enough. This new obsession may require a whole post of its own soon.
I've found some more new obsessions via Pinterest.
When I finally scraped the last bit out of my favorite delicious lavender lip balm my sister gave me last year, I decided I could just make my own.
I found the recipe here. It was so easy; literally, like this stuff, it took me maybe 10 minutes at the very most from start to finish. I was so happy with this first batch, I am now obsessed with the concept of making my own personalized-to-perfection organic skin and hair products. I've barely dipped my toes into this thing, but I think I'm soon to creep out of the I-have-no-idea-what-I'm-doing stage into the knowing-just-enough-to-be-dangerous stage.
And then there's this:
The next recipe I tried was this homemade rosemary-mint shaving cream I made for Husband Guy. We Logans seem to have this curse: when we love a product, a restaurant, even a TV show . . . it goes away. Disappears, gets cancelled, changes formula, whatever. This has happened to him a few times with favorite shaving products, so when I saw this recipe, I had to try it - hoping he might fall for a product that will never, ever be discontinued. He was a little frightened, but agreed to give it a shot if I made it.
And, ta-da, the first batch was actually Husband Guy Approved, although the moisturizing effect took some getting used to for him. He's "not a moisturizer guy" so after the first few times using it, he could not stop touching his face because the sensation (of hydrated skin) was so weird and foreign to him (which was sort of cute). But then he admitted that his skin felt good, and most important not oily at all (this had been his biggest fear).
The first seedlings are about to go into the garden! I am over-the-moon excited for this gardening season to start. This is the part of the year where all I've got is high hopes: for a long, warm growing season, for successful slug-vanquishing, for months to come enjoying yummy goodies from my own backyard. These precious little babies from last weekend's Edible Plants Sale have been spending this week hardening off in big plastic tubs outside and will go into the ground any minute now, really they will...
Happy spring, everyone!