• "DIY",  "Gardening"

    DIY Seed Starter

    Last year I posted my toilet paper diy seed starter and although it works, I have found that the paper method works much better.  I either use paper bags like I did here or like the one I’m showing you today.  I don’t suggest using this particular method if you’re starting forty different seeds inside because it can be time consuming, but if you are planting just a few flowers or herbs, then this method will work great.    And just to show you that it does work, I included a picture above that shows my little bean has sprouted. 🙂 What you need: leftover newspaper twine scissors small glass jar…

  • "life"

    I’m Leaving Blogger

    This is a somewhat official announcement of my departure from Blogger.  I’ve mulled over this idea for the last two years, never taking the leap for this reason or that, but usually my reasons were due to finances and a lack of experience on my end with coding.  However, I think it is time to move on.  Blogger has served as an awesome beginner platform, but I’m ready to move on and leave the quirks that come with Blogger behind.  I don’t have a specific date for when this move will actually happen, but expect it to be very soon!  As in within the next month or even week.  If…

  • "Gardening",  "life",  "weekend"

    …Weekend…

    …Gardening.  It happens every year around this time; I become antsy with planting my vegetable garden.  I’ve started my herbs again , using the paper bag method.  It was successful last year with all my herbs and tomatoes!  I’m also using another DIY seed starter that I’ll post about later.  I still need to purchase some of the seed starters from the store though.  I want to jump start most of my seeds indoors this year in order to extend my harvest period.  … Donuts.  We had a rare, sweet treat this weekend!  I say rare, not because we are sugar prudes, no no, we are quite the opposite.  I…

  • "life",  "marriage"

    In The Throes

    Bubba is in the throes of his academics, and like every semester, we are exhausted, slightly bitter, and testy with each other.  We have a running countdown until his graduation, and I am the first to tell you that we cannot wait.  In fact, I have a countdown app on my phone and it says we have 1,042 days left of this craziness.  That’s a whole lot of days’.  He attends summer classes, too.  This is a year round thing for us.   I find myself miffed about the level of self-sacrifice between Bubba and me.  Obviously I feel that my sacrifices are higher than his.  I had to ask him…