Everyday lives of the Meabon Household

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thumbs Up Thursday

Thumbs Up for http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/.  We are now officially past the baby food stage and fully on table food but I wouldn't have made it through the last five months without this website. It has lived in its own happy, little screen on both my iPad and iPhone.  If you are forgoing store bought baby food, let this site be the encyclopedia to feeding your child.  It gives food charts, how to pick different fruits and veggies, age appropriate foods, how to prepare and freeze foods and recipes for babies that are good enough for the entire family.  I haven't tried making my own teething biscuits - that seemed a little advanced for this novice Betty Crocker. 
Thumbs Up for My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.  Have you seen this show???  Oh, its so horribly wonderful.  Since there is nothing else on TV during the summers (except the return of True Blood - yes, I watch trash television and I love Eric Northman), I DVR'd a few episodes.  Pretty entertaining if I do say so myself.  Know, I know, there's this big debate about how the Travellers and Roma are depicted, that the show is noneducational, etc, etc.  But just watch it for the costuming alone.  Brilliant!  In case you're looking for it, there's a marathon coming up on July 23. Not that you would have all day to sit and watch the marathon but record them and watch one at a time.

Thumbs Up for my Rock Rose Bushes.  In case you haven't heard, we are in a drought....a severe drought.  Our grass - dying.  Our flowers - dead and dying.  Our Rock Rose Bushes?  THRIVING!  Thank you magnificent bushes for adding a splash of color in my, otherwise, brown back yard.  If you need a space filler and live in the fiery pits of the South, may I recommend this little beauty?

So I want to know, what's your favorite plant or flower for a garden?  Bonus points if its drought resistant!

I receive no compensation for these reviews - I just like 'em.


Susan Gee said...

I'm checking into those rock roses! We just replaced 48 zinnia plants with a few plumbagos. Ours froze last winter, we thought they were dead, then they started blooming like crazy during June. Now we have planted a couple more. Also, my bouganvilla is thriving!
Also, loved the "Harper blog." When I heard the name, I knew you'd have something to say about it! LOL!

Lisa Johnson said...

The rock roses are gorgeous! I have not watched that show, but that picture has me curious. Ha!