• "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",  "me",  "weekend"

    // 32

    I was just getting used to my twenties when 30 happened.  Now, I’m 32, and I’m three doors away from knocking on my mid-thirties.  It feels weird.  I spoke with confidence when I turned 30 & 31, but this year, I realize I’m just getting older.   Where I once grabbed my best girls for a night out to shut down the bars, I now capitalize on getting a day off from motherhood, chores, and wifely duties.  Life’s conundrums at its best.  Moving on… // I think that most of the pictures here are pretty self explanatory, however, I want to elaborate on the first one.  You know, the one with…

  • "Gardening",  "life",  "weekend"

    A Kitchen Affair

    Canning is a process that you have to simply hand over your entire day to.  Throw on your apron and deal with it.  It has the reputation of becoming a real time sucker.  If you’re like me, who has three children under your feet at all times to manage, then it’s enough to make you batty by the end of the whole mess.  Couple this with next-to-nothing canning supplies and only working with what you have; It makes a long day even longer.  (and you can forget about eating lunch)    This past weekend, I handed over most of my day, and managed to retain most of my good mood…

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    carbon copy weekend

    Our weekend was a carbon copy from the weekend before that.  A little bit of cooking here and there mixed in with great fall weather that allowed us to either stay outside and play for hours or cuddle inside when it started to rain.  As mundane as it seems, it was a great weekend that allowed me to finish my book, make a dent in my knitting, and of course clean and take care of little ones. //1  My Mexican Rice.  Recipe will be posted later this week. 😉 //2  My peppers have been growing like wild flowers.  It feels so satisfying to cultivate and grow your own food. //3 …

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    a bit of nature & gold digging

    1// It took me forever to catch a picture of that dragonfly.  If you will, picture me sitting on the very edge of the dock, arm outstretched as far as it would reach, with a camera dangling from my hand.  It was  a funny disaster begging to happen.  I thought at any moment, I would be taking a dip into the pond, taking my very expensive camera down with me.  Luckily that didn’t happen!  2// My niece, Kaylie, caught a turtle three times.  I’ve never seen that happen before, so I was quite smitten with the experience.  3// The picture of the red leaf has me yearning for the cool,…