All Squared Up

All Squared Up All Squared Up began as a way to generate interest in my quilt making, but has morphed into a general blog about life in Sacramento, vegan cooking, our silly mutt Molly, our fabulous neighbors, gardening in this great weather and day-to-day Sac life.

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I’ve become a bag lady

I’ve become a bag lady

What costs a mere 59 cents, can be used for laundry, shopping, camping, organizing, transporting gross dirty things you don't want to touch but that need to move from one place to another, dog stuff, garage stuff, porch stuff, off-season shoes, off-sea...

Sour news about Gummi Bears

Sour news about Gummi Bears

It is rare that I let my paid writing and my for fun writing overlap, but this will be an exception. I just finished an article about the effects of sour candies, chews, powders and breath mints on tooth enamel and I just had to share. What I won't share are the photos...

Attack of the Weird Dog Vomit Mold

Attack of the Weird Dog Vomit Mold

That title needs a bit of clarification. This is not a post about vomit from a weird dog. It is about mold that looks like dog vomit. It is weird. And it attacked me.This has been a very odd winter for California. It rained early. Then it didn't rain a...

Painting starts with pain

Painting starts with pain

It's just paint.It is only paint.Just paint it.Personally? I think the world would be much better off if there was one color paint. Dreamy Creamy White. Done. On with life. Think of the labor saved. Imagine how much smaller Home Depot would be. Count u...

Shabby Chic Gardening

Shabby Chic Gardening

shabby chic - cottage chic - wormy chicA while back (OK, years ago) I found some old shutters in someone's trash. With a bit of maneuvering, I fit them in the back of my car and brought them home. I figured they would look so cool used in the...

Lots of barking in our yard

Lots of barking in our yard

Molly waiting for the Naked Ladies to throw the ball back.Our dog thinks we're crazy and she told me so. Molly had loads of grass to run on when we moved here. It was a tennis ball addicted canine's paradise. We could throw the ball pretty mu...

A salad recipe the wind blew in

A salad recipe the wind blew in

Salads are great, salads are healthy, salads are easy. But how could I make a salad when I had no lettuce. Or vegetables. Or anything that was ever alive in any way in my veggie bins?The day did not unfold as planned. It was windy, a north wind. My lea...

12 Steps to Building a Dance Floor

12 Steps to Building a Dance Floor

1. Find friends who love to dance.The most important step in building a dance floor in your backyard is this: have a good reason to build a dance floor in your backyard. They take quite a bit of prep work and they don't come cheap.Our reason is obvious...

March springs upon us in California

March springs upon us in California

Rain, glorious rain. Yes, I know, we are not out of the woods, we need like ten more inches and Folsom Dam still looks like a mud puddle. But it rained enough to put a spring in our step, green up the hills and remove the dread that the only life left ...

Ruslan, the Grin and Bear It Quilt

Ruslan, the Grin and Bear It Quilt

After hibernating in my fabric closet for a few months, Ruslan the bear-themed rag quilt is finished, just in time for spring. I love the fresh colors of orange and green in this one. I cut it out on our last cabin visit with Jeff and Myra, and then it...