Martha Says “JUST DO ONE THING!”

I know what your thinking…Martha’s “one thing” is often something totally insane like ironing sheets or making your own soap or farming honey bees.  Don’t get me wrong-those are all great things but totally unrealistic for the typical working person on a limited income who doesn’t have a farm or a little ‘helper’ named Miguel who may or may not have his papers in order.  BUT THIS LIST was clearly written by someone other than Martha because it’s pretty simple stuff…some stuff that I’ve already done!  Like don’t buy bottled water, use Ecosacks rather than plastic bags, buy produce at Farmers Markets, etc.

Do Just One Thing.

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Trash House that’s anything but Trashy

If only I could move to Joshua Tree and start building my own house out of clay and liquor bottles…that would be so cool!  Actually, this is totally one of those ideas that sounds so cool when it’s an artist like this who plays guitar and can make swings out of old water tanks…but for a person like moi who is really only good at emptying all those wine and beer bottles, the end product probably wouldn’t look like this.  Plus, the last time I tried to make a house out of clay and empty liquor bottles, I was kicked out of Prospect Park and asked never to return…I’m sure they’ve forgotten me by now…

Still, this cool dude is an inspiration…he’s like a mix of The Stranger from The Big Lebowski and Budd from Kill Bill.  Is it just me, or does it look like his flower art is made out of glass dildos?  Maybe I’m bringing too much of my own story to the art there…something to ponder whilst I drain another bottle…the dude abides.

Also, trend alert–Martha just got back to Joshua Tree and said it was to die for!  The idea of Martha chillaxing in the same dessert where Jim Morrison used to trip balls blows my mind a little bit.  So Joshua Tree, you’re on notice!  That or your tourism board is suddenly busting out all the stops to get people to visit.  Kudos to you, Joshua Tree.

And kudos to me…I just mentioned Martha Stewart and glass dildos in the same post!  It’s the little things…especially when you’re unemployed.

On Location – On Location – Cutting Loose in the California Desert – NYTimes.com.

Martha’s Salad Table

And here’s Martha’s salad table.  This one involves a little more space and some elbow grease but the payoff sounds amazing!  And the return is well worth the effort and cost.  If you’ve got the space, it’s a brilliant way to grow your own salad greens.  Nothing beats fresh food!

Salad Table and more decorating ideas, organizing tips, and homekeeping and cleaning solutions on marthastewart.com.

Martha’s Picks for Container Tomatoes

Here’s a fabulous guide from Martha Stewart living to help start a container garden full of delicious tomatoes.  I’ve only ever grown tomatoes in a garden and know that the varieties differ greatly so this article is a wealth of information regarding what types of tomato plants do well in containers and how to care for them and help them thrive-no matter how limited your outdoor space is.

Tomatoes on a Small Scale and more decorating ideas, organizing tips, and homekeeping and cleaning solutions on marthastewart.com.

Cheap eats: Brisket 101 from Martha

Even Martha recognizes that times are tough…and tough times call for tough as nails meat that’s super cheap.  I actually prefer BBQ brisket.  It is the BEST.  I’m still trying to sneak a recipe from my friend who’s family runs a BBQ joint out in Kansas City.  It is, by far, the BEST brisket I’ve EVER had.

Brisket 101 and more delicious recipes, smart cooking tips, and video demonstrations on marthastewart.com.

Pictures of St. Patrick’s Day…always classy…

I have to say…maybe it’s the wanna-be Martha Stewart in me, but I always cringe a little when I see stuff like this…the Chicago River is one thing…it’s actually pretty green on a good day, but the fountain in front of the White House?  Also, why does it look like a McShamrock Milkshake???  And this is why we drink!  Speaking of, it’s afternoon so I’m allowed to go get my pint on!  Happy St. Patrick’s day!  

 

shamrocking around the world – Boston.com.