Friday, February 19, 2010

Planter Project ~ It's Almost Time

Well... we have to begin somewhere.

Herb Garden

It is almost that time ~ so if you are planting herbs or flowers, you will need to get your boxes, pots, or other containers ready. I will let you know when to buy your plants, but it will be within the next 1-2 weeks.

Finished planter and chalkboard painted terra cotta pots.
The measurements and needed supplies are in our earlier post, February 6, 2010.

Holes drilled in bottom.

I decided to paint the box with a mixture of silver metallic and primer because I will most likely use my box in the kitchen on my metal shelving. I will also most likely use a modest stencil in a color very close to the paint I used on the box.

See you soon for the planting. Remember to get potting soil and gravel for the bottom if your like (I put a little gravel in the bottom of my plants.)

See you soon,

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All you need is this...

to have this!

so.... let's drink coffee.

Peet's is my favorite coffee. The history is worth reading, so I let their writing stand...

On the day Alfred Peet opened his first coffee store on the corner of Walnut and Vine Streets in Berkeley, CA, he quietly began a revolution in the way Americans experienced the taste and quality of their coffee – a revolution that persists to this day.

Born in Holland, Alfred Peet grew up in the coffee trade and moved to America after World War II. Appalled at the poor quality of coffee being consumed by Americans, he became inspired to open the first Peet’s Coffee & Tea store on April 1, 1966. His style of coffee was a radical departure from what was then available, emphasizing smaller batches, freshness, superior quality beans, and a darker roasting style that produced coffee with richness and complexity.

By 1969, Peet’s Coffee & Tea became a gathering place for coffee devotees, and this success attracted other artisan food purveyors to the neighborhood, which soon became known as the Gourmet Ghetto. Alfred Peet further catalyzed the specialty coffee movement when he mentored and inspired a generation of coffee entrepreneurs, including the founders of Starbucks, whom he supplied with Peet’s roasted beans during their first years of operation.

Over the past four decades, Peet’s growth has been fueled by ever-increasing numbers of coffee lovers in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the nation. With each generation of Peet’s leadership, we have remained true to the quality tenets of our founder, inspired by the same unrelenting pursuit of quality. Our purpose has not changed since 1966 – to seek out opportunities to raise the expectations of American coffee drinkers by attracting and serving those who truly love the taste of coffee, for whom a cup of coffee could only mean a cup of Peet’s.

Peets 10.95 House Blend

I usually buy the whole bean, but the ground is perfect also. illy is the smoothest coffee I have found. $13.95

Opened since 1992, Tully’s Coffee has focused on handcrafted coffees. Tully's is the last independent Seattle-pedigreed coffee company in the world.
$8.50 for House Blend

Tully's also comes in K-cups, which I use in my Breville Single Serving Coffee Maker.

Gevelia opened it's doors in 1853 when Victor Theodor Engwall started importing the finest coffees from around the world. Handcraft in Sweden, Gevalia is delivered to your door.

I hope that you have enjoyed this post. These coffees are my favorite, and I am certainly particular about my coffee.

Embracing Etiquette with Teresa continued... see introduction post (1-29-10). Lesson 14.
Embracing Etiquette with Teresa continued... see introduction post (1-29-10). Lesson .


When a greeting is followed by a conversation, departing requires more than a “bye” or see you.” The tradional exit is “Goodbye”, along with short conversation, such as “it was so good to see you.”

I f a person appears to ready to part, finish what you are saying and end the conversation.

Monday ~ Introductions
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