Because we have several large patches of bare dirt in our backyard (in various places), we have several large patches of weeds. I don’t mind pulling the bigger weeds, but sometimes there are a lot of small ones, and they are a pain to pull. So I thought I’d share with you a little trick to kill large patches of weeds without a lot of … Continue reading Got Weeds?
As we get into fall, and we have leaves to rake, lawns to mow (still), and gardens to trim up for winter, it’s the perfect time to be thinking about compost. If you’re new to compost, you’re probably thinking, “Disgusting! Who wants a stinking pile of garbage in their yard?” Well, don’t worry. Compost doesn’t stink, (unless you have your face all up in it!) … Continue reading Compost 101
I finally got around to accessorizing in the kitchen! For a whole year after moving in, I didn’t even think about doing cute things in there because I knew I wanted to paint the walls, cabinets, etc.But now those things are done, and I’m free to decorate 🙂I stopped by the ReStore, Hobby Lobby, and Goodwill the other day and found some serious treasure. I … Continue reading Kitchen Accessories
Remember this guy? Well, luckily we bought it from a nursery that guarantees its trees for one year. And they brought us a new one over the weekend! The planting hole last fall was the usual 3’x3’x3’size, backfilled with new (good) dirt, versus the concrete-like clay everywhere else back there. So pulling the old one out and putting the new one in was much … Continue reading A New Tree! & Garden Update
The Craigslist buffet is done! Of course I didn’t take a single good “before” picture, but here are several not-so-good before pictures, plus one of the hutch to give you an idea of the original coloring (I haven’t started on the hutch yet): The buffet, being used to prop up our recently repainted kitchen cabinet doors. You can see the shelf inside the cupboard … Continue reading A Refinished Buffet
If you have a ton of cherry tomatoes right about now, this recipe is for you. It’s super easy, and SO good, I could almost eat it with a spoon. Cherry Tomato Salsa 4 C cherry tomatoes 4 Canned whole jalapenos 1 clove garlic, minced Half a small white or yellow onion, diced 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp pepper Dice/chop/whatever and throw … Continue reading Cherry Tomato Salsa
I thought we’d all appreciate a change-up from the dark, filtered-light-in-a-forest-clearing design I had been using. So now it’ll be fresh-and-clean for a while before I get the autumn bug and change it up again 😛 I don’t have much to report since we were at the lake all last week, but… Well, let’s see….. The buffet is almost done….! Another day or two … Continue reading New Blog Theme!