Friday, October 17

101 Things: The Big To-Do List Part 8

62. Visit New Orleans for Jazz Fest. (If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it.)



63. Take a botany class and really learn about plants. Plus, do some drawing while I'm at it--botanical illustrations are one of my favorite things. (Aren't the blue leaves of this plant something else?)



64.
Learn how to can--mason jars and all--so we can savor the garden goods all year round. (Speaking of, check out these amazing preserves from June Taylor--dancy tangerine, silver lime and ginger, fig, port & lemon thyme, rhubarb and blood orange....)

Update: Check out these super wonderful jars from Heath (thanks Simplesong!).



65.
Volunteer at our local literacy center. Learning to read and write well is so critically important for everyone.



66.
Buy a porch swing and while away the hours....



To be continued...!

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9 comments:

Kate said...

When doing #62, and you should do it soon, make sure you read the Jazz Fest message boards. YOu'll learn so much and it's so fun to see people you've been chatting with for all those months. Also, stay at the International House hotel. So great!

Rebecca said...

thanks for the tips, Kate! I'm going to check it out! :)

katier said...

We're going to JazzFest in May!!! I'm so excited. One of our friends went to Tulane so he knows all the ins and outs of the city and the Festival.

Rebecca said...

oohhh, katier, that's so exciting! what part are you looking forward to most?

Alicia said...

Ohh...canning is way less intimidating than one would think. You just need to be prepared to spend a big chunk of a day committed to it. Ball puts out a bunch of great books about canning that are super easy to follow. I've been canning peaches for a few years now & it's so nice to have *fresh* fruit in the middle of winter!

Courtney said...

I love botanical illustrations too, and the one showing the blue leaves is beautiful. If you do draw some yourself, you'll have to share!

I'd also love a porch swing, and the photo you used is quite perfect! It looks so relaxing and peaceful.

Jackie said...

Great list! I'm happy to have run across your blog-adding it to my ever-growing google reader! Now I'm off to read some of your archives...

Rebecca said...

thanks, Jackie! so glad you're here!

christina said...

first of all, thanks for the sweet note on s&i about our wedding...glad you posted because now i found your fab blog!

secondly, i want to do #63 too!! i ADORE botanicals...in fact, i love Victorian botanicals SO MUCH, that i've had them tattooed on my arm! my sleeve is all based on Victorian botanical drawings.

love it. so nice to find you.