Thursday, March 20, 2014

Creative Post: The Scholar-Practitioner as a Moral Being

I posted a music video that I created for Max Reynolds and his wonderful song Draw the line a few weeks back.  The whole video was inspired by a project I have due for one of my doctorate classes.  The project is the poetic of leadership.  Here is the 10 min extravaganza!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: The Shiz

Thank you to Sarah from Harbuck & Co for this wonderful family picture of us with The Shiz.  The Shiz was the opening to the Hidden Village Music Festival and they rocked it out!  So maybe not so wordless :)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mamavation Monday: Trying to garden in a bag

I have a black thumb.  Like seriously black.  I once tried to plant blackberry bushes and just about killed them or outright killed them, I don't remember anymore.  One week after I abandoned them to the great gardener in the sky, the stupid bushes came back to life and started growing!  I'm the sort of person should not have plants.

Now that I have Ravebaby, I am determined to try and grow things with her.  As a homeschooling mother, I feel like I need to expose her to a little bit of everything and growing stuff should be part of a well rounded education.  So what is a homeschooling mother with a black thumb to do?

The answer came via my Facebook timeline, garden in a bag!  I want to say that my fellow Mamavation Sista over at Just Joanna is the one who posted about this great idea but I don't really remember now.  The basic idea is you buy some prestarted plants and a bag of potting soil.  Next you poke holes in the bottom of the bag, turn over, and cut a square out of the top and plant your stuff in the dirt.  No digging up the ground and that means no scars in yard if I manage to kill everything again.

Ravebaby and I have planted cilantro, red bell peppers, and zucchini, which I bought at my locally owned feed store.  I placed my bag of Miracle Gro potting soil on an old palette to keep it off the ground and we're ready to see how we do.  If I manage to keep these alive for a while then we'll go out and plant more stuff in this manner.  The only thing I wish I had done differently was to have looked for and purchases an organic potting mix.  The Miracle Gro's chemically smell turned my stomach a bit and lingered in the car for way too long.  So here's to a garden in a bag!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Starting this Saturday: Hidden Village Music Festival 2014


It's almost here!  This Saturday!  Here is the line-up:

 Day 1: The Shiz (alt blues rock)
Day 2: Arborea (world music)
Day 3: Howlin' Brothers (alt bluegrass)
Day 4: The Farewell Drifters (americana)
Day 5: Christopher Paul Stelling (troubadour)
Day 6: The Sawmill Vagrants (old time folk music)
Day 7: Danielle Grubb (experimental jazz rock)
Day 8: Social Bliss (punk rock) & Terra Alive + Otonana TRIO (japanese rock and roll)
Day 9: Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons (just joe this time) + Friendly People (folk infused indie rock awesome)
Day 10: Engine (folk rock)

This festival has something for everyone, $5 at the door, $30 for a 10 day pass!!! 

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Disclaimer: I am the official blogger for the Hidden Village Music Festival 2014 mainly because DH has an ownership stake in Standpipe Coffeehouse.  So I can name myself official blogger and who will fight me on it?