Thursday, May 20, 2010

Page 22

...there on page 22 of the June/July issue of ReadyMade magazine, is a tip that an editor happened to stumble upon from a post on trapping fruit flies from deep in the Greenish Thumb archives. Had I guessed something like this could happen, I would have jazzed up the blog photo to look a little less like an old urine sample sitting on my kitchen counter. No doubt I will need to make the fruit fly trap I described in the post again this year as I have already gotten lazy about dumping my kitchen scraps. Love to collect them, hate to walk them out.

Anyway, I wish I could have my 15 minutes of fame (or at least what's as close to fame as I'm going to get!) for something a little more attractive - and maybe for something that doesn't involve bugs, but I'll take what I can get. In all seriousness, I'm actually really, really flattered that a magazine editor would spend any amount of time on my blog, particularly one from an uber cool magazine like ReadyMade (all the blogs are great too - click here for the home and garden one).

You may not see ReadyMade magazine in your local supermarket, but can find a copy at Barnes and Noble or Borders. Better yet, get a subscription. It is completely FILLED with creative, inspiring, and doable DIY projects, interesting articles about food, travel, art, and fun stuff. I'm certain my gardening friends would love it. I don't want to give too much away, but just as an example from this issue, I'm planning to make an incredibly simple and beautiful centerpiece from an old brick, a succulent, and a votive. Imagine the possibilities...


  1. Glad they spotted your idea! Good things are meant to be shared. I love the contents in the blogs. Thanks for introducing ;-) I am sure that the magazine is interesting as well.

  2. Congrats Wendy!! How did you find out that your post was featured in the mag? How exciting! I checked your fruit fly interesting that this method works. Great job and congrats again!!

  3. Cool! I'll look for a copy of ReadyMade. I'm always ready to feed my magazine addiction.

    Is that why the fruit flies always head straight for our wine glasses - because they like vinegar? I wonder.

  4. Congrats. That is so cool. Blogging is just so cool and you should be pleased...although, fruit flies..I can see that you might have wanted it to be a bit more glamorous.

  5. Congratulations to you on the magazine feature. I like your idea too and I'm going to try it out. The site has interesting articles.

  6. Hi Wendy Dear, I'm in the [cyber] presence of greatness! Hats off to you. This magazine is unfamiliar to me but looks intriguing. Your inclusion is reason for you to be proud.

    Fruit fly annihilation via vinegar trap is a wonderful idea and one I will employ this summer for sure. In my kitchen, it's not just the future compost aka veggie/fruit scraps in the sealed bucket under the sink [which by the way, I wait until is completely full before taking out so rest assured you're not alone on this...] but even the fresh fruit from the store or farm or garden that attracts fruit flies. But no more thanks to your genius.

  7. You all will really like the magazine.

    Autumn Belle - to call it a feature though, is a gross overstatement. It's just a 2 or 3 line blurb. :)


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