Here’s the latest addition to my wardrobe. A fun pink rain jacket.
Delayed But Not Forgotten
I bet you thought I’d forgotten about the pink rain jacket I said I started back in mid-August, but I didn’t. I just now got it finished. When we started on the storage building all other projects got put on hold and I didn’t get back to finish the jacket until this past week.
I just finished it and am so excited about how cute it looks [...]
Time to put our plants to bed.
Tucking Our Plants In
Here in the mid-Atlantic it’s time to put our gardens to bed for the winter. The only gardens I keep going are a small greens garden, as it will give us fresh greens throughout the winter, and the front door bed, which is now planted with pansies, ornamental cabbage and kale, as well as regular cabbage and brussel sprouts.
Now is the time that all the clean up work kicks into [...]
Add a whimsical look to your holiday outfit.
This blog is all about creating, both inside and outside the house, as well as for yourself and others. I started out covering just gardening, but soon realized that there are a lot of other ways to express your creativity, and decided I wanted to start showing others that doing things for yourself can be easy, fun, and very rewarding.
I like to share information when I find someone who used their creativity [...]
I’m back on board and ready to steer you to more adventures in your yard and home.
I know I haven’t written any blogs for quite some time, but I’m back. My husband and I had a project that had to be completed by a certain date and it ended up taking an unbelievable amount of time to complete the task. I was literally spending all the time after my part time job and lunch working on it, until it [...]
Recently, when moving a storage building onto our property, our pole saw was indispensable.
I remember it vividly. The freezing rain started in the early afternoon and by dusk there was a thick coating on everything outside. It was beautiful, magical, like a fairyland. Amidst the beauty lay a killer, one that would strike during the middle of the night.
As I went to bed I was very concerned for the beautiful live oak in our front yard. It was quite [...]
Kind of an ugly duckling, but it will sure hold a lot of stuff.
We are still quite excited to have a storage building on our property. However, the amount of time it’s taking us to get it ready to move into has us baffled. We’re trying to do low cost insulation and upgrades, which has turned out to be rather time consuming.
Our insulation was going to be newspaper, which is sprayed with a borax/water solution, to make it [...]
We’ve Got Lights
Here’s the jacket, with just a few modifications, I started on this week.
This last week has been a busy one. Most of my effort was focused on helping my husband get the storage building ready to move everything into. This past week was electrical week and yesterday we finished running the line from the building to the main breaker. Yippee! We have electricity and no one got electrocuted. Our lights and outlets work and the ceiling fan [...]
A couple of the swallowtails that are visiting with us right now.
This year has been the year for critters in the garden. They’ve finally realized that the neighborhood dog society has disbanded with several moving out, one being stolen, and a couple adventuring over the rainbow bridge. For two years they left us alone, but this year they’ve been pestering us.
First the squirrels realized they could come and go as they liked and, since they like digging up [...]
It all started on Friday, by getting the storage building moved onto our property. That was quite an adventure. We hired a guy who tows cars and he managed to slide it up on his truck and then we did a back and forth, sort of teeter-totter lift and lower method of getting it set up on the property. It was quite auspicious that we managed to get it moved Friday, because on Saturday it rained over 2”, which would [...]