garden

Garden Decor Design Challenge

I got an email today from someone who works for Uncommon Goods, (they found me through So You Think You’re Crafty) asking me if I would let people know about a design challenge they have going on! If you get your art object chosen, it gets featured in their spring catalog, and I think that…

Garden Balls

So when I was at my mom’s house a while back, the kids and I decided to to a project for Nana. My mom loves to garden, so we thought a garden project would be perfect for her. At Michael’s craft store I got some Styrofoam balls, grout, glue, stones, and various sized flat backed glass…

So many things…

I feel sometimes like I should start every post with “Sorry it has been so long……” but I have decided I am not going to this time, I have been crazy busy and enjoying my summer and I honestly haven’t thought about blogging that much! I just got back from 4 weeks at my mother’s…

This weekends work

So this weekend we finally dug out the grass from inside the path, so now we are ready to put in the flowers (by we I mostly mean Paul as far as the digging is concerned) but that will happen next weekend since around these parts it will be a 4 day weekend.  We also…

so busy……

I just spent the last 2 weeks running around on fumes. I had 2 major projects due for art classes, a major paper, and a test. Paul went out of town for a week to Germany, and I probably fed the kids toxic amounts of fast/pre-prepared foods. I didn’t know how trashed I was until…

A quick trip into “the” city!

We are going to visit my mom in the next couple of weeks, but first my Hunny had a business trip that would take him through NYC and Philly. Since the kids and I were all off of school we decided to go with him for the little get away. On the morning we left…

Berries for diner!

We picked a bunch of black berries the other night, and decided that we needed to do something a little different with them (we have been eating a lot of berries!) I decided that it couldn’t be that hard to make up a syrup recipe (I could have googled one, but I didn’t want to…

Happiness is……..

Today I had an awesome afternoon! I got to go to lunch with a friend, do a little sewing, and spend some time tidying around the house. The kids are still at school until the end of the week so I am still alone during the days, but as of this Friday we will officially…

Patio furniture revamp

We got new furniture for our patio this spring, but struggled to find what we wanted! Eventually we settled for a Martha Stewart Living set from Home Depot, the frames were awesome but I didn’t like the fabric at all so we knew right away it was going to be a total recover job. (in…

Summer can’t come soon enough!

I am getting so excited for summer to be in full swing! Our blackberry bush is laden with tons of berries this year, and I can’t wait until they are lovely and deep purple…..mmmm they are saying cobbler a la mode to me! (well they will be anyway) Now if we can just keep the…