Friday, January 25, 2013

Mean green

Alright this is a quick one I will post a pic soon but I have promised recipes so here is the first one for a healthy smoothie. 

Mean green smoothie 
 1/4 of a honey crisp apple, 1/2 a cup of baby spinach, a bit of avocado, 1/2 a banana, 1/2 a cup of orange juice, splash of ginger ale, a splash of lemon or lime juice and a 1/4 cup of watercress. now this is very zesty and sweet. blend and enjoy :) yea it is a little odd but I promise it is very tasty and healthy!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Why a blog?

      Well I want to start out with my why? Why did I decide this was something I wanted to do, why I called it “The glass rose”, and Why I hope you come back.

     So lets start out with why "The glass rose"? It all started with an art project. I created a mosaic glass rose inspired by The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Loyd Weber. However with time, it became something more it became my philosophy. The eternal nature of beauty and the fragile nature of beauty rolled into a single symbol. I truly believe beauty; true beauty is forever weather in people, art, or nature. But, it is also easily broken by unkind words and thoughtless misuse. So the glass rose is who I am and How I see the lovely people, art and nature around me I hope to help inspire others to see this, to be kinder to ourselves and others, respect and support the arts, and to enjoy the bounty of beauty in the world around us and to remember it is glass in our care.

      Why did I decide this was something I wanted to do. I wish I could say that this is no vanity project but to be honest when is a blog not a vanity project? We all want validation and a blog is a way of getting it. So if you have continued reading....
        Here is a little about me, for those of you who don’t know me. I know many of my friends and family will be my first followers but I hope to gain others. I am a single twenty something girl, still living at home. But I have things I am doing I am helping my older brother and his ex-wife raise their two wonderful children. They were babies when I graduated high school they needed help but could not afford child care. So I thought I can do something! I have the time and I was not sure what I wanted to do. So I stuck around, and I have no regrets they are great! I would not trade what I have been doing for a thousand college degrees. 
      Part of this life of helping with my brothers kids is that I do a lot of cooking, I have been doing much of the cooking in my family since I was a pretty young teenager. I started cooking at age 8 and have continued to learn and grow. I spent many years watching Food network but I rarely fallow other people’s recipes. So everything I will share with you should be fairly original.  BTW I am LDS, so when I share my recipes with you they will not contain any alcohol though I am certain they will be fine if you choose to add it. 

       Finally, as a young girl I started writing poetry, well I would sing on the playground rather than playing and eventually what I sang started getting written down when I was a teenager, I will be sharing that with you as well. I will also be sharing anything else that inspires me weather that is a movie, book, television, music, or art. Any way that is a little bit about me. I will share from time to time little updates and other tid bits from my life but this is not my journal, I am totally not into the idea of the entire internet able to read anything too personal. And I don’t want to have it be very negative life stinks enough you don’t need me being a downer to. 
        Also  I would love to hear of the things that inspire you! Tell me of the great book you just read or the art, movies and other chances you have yourself of enjoying the beauty around you.