Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Oh, and please tell her that I sent you. :)
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Anyway...this presentation was full of little tidbits about composting that I didn't know. It definitely made me rethink my composting behavior. Composting behavior...is that normal!?! Most extension offices host seminars. If you like to garden, vegetable or flower, I strongly recommend that you take this class. And they even give you a nice bin.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
While I was in Massachusetts my sister texted me asking if I wanted grapes from a lady at her church. I accepted without hesitation. My mind started spinning with what I might do with my free bounty. I decided to do what any girl would do with an excess of grapes. Make grape jelly. When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade, so it's only natural that when life gives you grapes, you make grape jelly...right!?! That's what I thought.
What I did not think of, was all the stuff I had to get done after returning home from a week away. The catching up that goes along with being gone from home. Oh well...what's one more thing on an already too long list?
Oh, and an added bonus...purple hands. I attended a Pampered Chef party at my sister in law's house the night I made the jelly and my sweet little niece, Taylor, said...and I quote..."your hands are dirty"...I said no, they are stained from making grape jelly...and she said "they look dirty to me"and walked away...I don't think she believed me. I'm pretty sure she thinks I came to the party with dirty hands.
*~*Ooh, and don't you just love the new canning lids!?! I am so happy to see the old ugly gold ones disappear. I love the new silver colored ones. So much prettier. *~*
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
If/when I get it right, I'll be sharing. It is so good!
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Problem is...my camera cord is in Massachusetts. When am I ever going to get myself organized!?!
Good news is...it'll be home this weekend with my handsome family. See you then.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
- Seal driveways
- Keep after leaves and acorns (this is a huge task)
- Make apple butter in our kettle over our fire pit and can for gift giving.
- Organize our annual Harvest Party and scavenger hunt.
- Spend too much time in the hammock reading books and daydreaming.
- Bake pumpkin choc chip gobs at least once.
- Take a road trip to Vermont when their fall foliage is at it's peak.
- Finish all the repair work on my dollhouse.
- Plan and organize The Rigo Christmas season.
- Stock the freezer and pantry shelves for the long winter months. (This is a must since all my guys will be home and they consume huge amounts of food.) I will make three extra grocery shopping trips over the next three months to accomplish this huge task.
- Finish all my required tax classes for the upcoming tax season.
- Spend time in our home making it Comfy Cozy for the cooler weather.
- Cut quilt squares and start on my first real quilt project.
- Make a few Christmas gifts.
- Start back up with my daily bible reading program. I've kind of fallen off the wagon.
- Plan a weekend getaway with George.
- Put all outdoor furniture away for winter or cover if too large.
- Divide hostas.
19. Clean car and have all maintenance completed before winter.
20. Buy a snowblower
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Here are a few pictures of things I am currently working on. Some are almost finished...hallelujah!
I was inspired by this blog post . She has the most beautiful home and the most beautiful blog. It's one of the first blogs I ever started reading. Still a favorite. Then I happened to pick up the June 2009 issue of Romantic Homes and found an article on yard conservatory's by the same lady that had made the one I fell in love with. The article had very clear and simple directions for making your own conservatory. I think I got the windows a week later. That was over a year ago. We just recently got it assembled and I just finished painting everything. All that is left to do is to bling it up a little. I'm now gathering some decorative elements. Wreath, chandelier or shabby wind chime, some gingerbread, etc. I think I'll plant ferns inside. I want to get it finished up so I can check it off my to do list.I am also working on an old (and in very poor condition) hutch. I hope to use it as a potting bench. Bought it last summer. Just finished the top. Now I need to try and reconstruct the bottom. I am totally rethinking my $20 investment. Don't they say "time is money"?
Six more plants to plant on the top level of our rock gardens by the driveway and the only thing left to do will be to put some stone steps in on the side. And to plant thyme all around them so they smell pretty when stepped on. I'd love to call this "project" finished. It has dragged on forever.
I want to get this glider painted white before the snow flies. And if we don't get this mess cleaned up soon I think I'll go crazy. This little cutie is just waiting for me to pay some attention to it. I'm thinking I'll plant something trailing. For now I'm just going to find the perfect spot for him.