J.L. Marotta https://jlmarotta.com Tue, 01 Nov 2022 05:09:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 164940464 Interesting, I wouldn’t have thought of roasting Acorn or butternut squash seeds, but, why not?: https://jlmarotta.com/interesting/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 05:05:07 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4671 https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/how-to-roast-perfectly-crisp-squash-seeds-five-ways-recipe/#wprm-recipe-container-94976

I stumbled on this interview with Jane Fonda. She’s very eloquent. It’s an older video (about a year old , I think). I found it interesting, I agree with some of her words of wisdom on women, friendships, relationships, etc… https://jlmarotta.com/i-stumbled-on-this-interview-with-jane-fonda-shes-very-eloquent-its-an-older-video-about-a-year-old-i-think-i-found-it-interesting-i-agree-with-some-of-her-words-of-wisdom-on-women-frie/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 03:58:17 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4669 https://www.prevention.com/beauty/a20473775/how-to-style-and-maintain-gray-hair/

A great quote by a fellow Aries I really admire: https://jlmarotta.com/some-good-quotes-i-especially-like-the-one-by-jane-goodall/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 19:25:46 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4641

Here’s a couple of ‘anti-anxiety’ knitting projects that I just finished. One of the shawls I gave to a friend, (and forgot to take a photo first) . These are available to purchase at my Etsy shop: ‘FreyasFalcons’. I plan on adding more there in the coming months. So check back for added items, such as: hats, fingerless gloves and other accessories. These shawls have been great projects as I haven’t felt much like painting or drawing recently. I’ve been listening to Laurie R. Kings audio books (sherlock holmes and mary russell series … and highly recommend them as good listening whilst you knit and crochet. https://jlmarotta.com/heres-a-couple-of-anti-anxiety-knitting-projects-that-i-just-finished-one-of-the-shawls-i-gave-to-a-friend-and-forgot-to-take-a-photo-first-these-shawls-have-been-great-projects-as-i-hav/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 22:16:07 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4608

Note: The patterns below are varation’s on Stephen West’s “Boneyard Shawl” I used his basic pattern sans the ridges on these two. (Look up his youtube channel, he has some awesome instructional videos!) Anyway’s I followed his basic pattern for my friends shawl but changed it quite a bit for the two shown below). It is a good basic pattern for a triangle shawl or shawlette.

It’s hard to tell in the photos , but the brown yard has bits of metallic thread running throughout, Almost like colorful tin foil threads.

fall 2022.
I love this you tube channel. I’ve been watching quite a few of her videos and learning a few things along the way. Kate cracks me up. She has Great advice, but gives it with a healthy & down to earth dose of humor. Although I have no debt, I still could use some improvement with my finances and ideas on how to work toward having more savings. I thought I’d share this as it might be helpful to some, especially with prices being so high in just about every category. https://jlmarotta.com/i-love-this-you-tube-channel-kate-kayden-cracks-me-up-great-advice-but-she-gives-it-with-a-healthy-dose-of-humour/ Mon, 10 Oct 2022 21:03:19 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4601
Sloths are so darn cute! (and so is the Beagle): https://jlmarotta.com/sloths-are-so-darn-cute-and-so-is-the-beagle/ Thu, 06 Oct 2022 20:56:43 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4599
I Love this! https://jlmarotta.com/i-love-this/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 16:34:20 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4595
Yeah, I thought so: https://jlmarotta.com/yeah-i-thought-so/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 16:25:16 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4593 https://www.healthrising.org/blog/2022/10/04/long-covid-not-helping-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/#comment-1056006

Fall Flowers: https://jlmarotta.com/fall-flowers/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 22:53:19 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4571 Slideshow has mom’s magnificent succulents.

The only one of dads dinner plate dahlia that grew this year, and it is very small compared to last years.
Birdhouse gourds. I’m hoping they will dry thoroughly and I can make some tiny houses , probably for hummingbirds.
Moms Fairy Roses, these last through november!

These are some of potatoes and sweet potatoes I grew in containers from potato eyes I saved and I think the sweet potatoes were just 2 potatoes mom planted and now there are literally dozens of them. The sweet potatoes are still small, (transplanted to the ground/ garden) I’m hoping the rest will get bigger before the ground freezes. https://jlmarotta.com/these-are-some-of-potatoes-and-sweet-potatoes-i-grew-in-containers-from-potato-eyes-i-saved-and-i-think-the-sweet-potatoes-were-just-2-potatoes-mom-planted-and-now-there-are-literally-dozens-of-them/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 22:44:28 +0000 https://jlmarotta.com/?p=4568 ]]> 4568