Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
And just a peak at some cupboards...
Oh, and it's been 3 weeks now with no other beverage but water!!! I have not cheated or slipped up once!! Not even a little lemon in my water. Thank goodness we have really good tasting water here :) I honestly can't believe I have made it this long, not to say that I don't really miss my teas and juices, because Man, I sure do. And seeing commercials for cherry Dr. Pepper don't help, I really want to taste that! And then seeing a sign for Mt. Dew Coolata at Dunkin Donits, sigh, so hard!! That may sound really gross to many of you, but when you are craving something with flavor, it sounds really awesome! Now I'm drooling. Ok, enough of that. I'm off to crochet now, have a great night.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
A local prim store right down the road from me, Falling Leaf Woodworkers and Primitives (check out her blog), just made some bowl racks and I bought a stained one for a great price! I have it hanging in my dining room, but I need to do some tweaking with what's in it and the wall it is on before I am completely happy with it. I think it needs some wood spoons or something.
I had bought two new skeins of yarn to make something for Mason, but I couldn't figure out what, so I decided to make a twisted granny square afghan. The colors don't go with my house, but I love the vibrancy of them and I think it will make a nice car blanket or an throw for the boy's room.
And I know the kitchen has been "a work in progress" for a very long time. So long, that my hubby has even started to ask me when I plan on sharing the results on my blog :P But really, I just want to get it totally done before I share and I think this past week I finally got the furniture arrangement right(which will make my family happy!). So, I promise, within the next few weeks, you WILL see my kitchen!
Now, I'm going to see if I can lay a sleeping baby down so that I can get some work done :)
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
The snow is finally starting to melt, but mud season is here. I really dislike this time of year, it's not pretty at all. Everything is brown and drab and the snow along the roads is just plain nasty looking. But hopefully we are only a few short weeks away until the lovely lime green buds of the trees start to show. In the mean time, hubby is going to help me build the new home for the feathered friends that will be joining our family.
I need to do laundry and get some vacuuming in, so I'm off.
Friday, March 11, 2011
I called last night and we are going to buy a full share and then I'm going to do a "work share" to get double the amount. I just have to work 4 hours on Tuesdays, beginning in mid June through the growing season(roughly 20 to 24 weeks). I figure I will get some exercise, some sunshine, fresh fruits and veggies(flowers and herbs), and lots of valuable gardening knowledge. Plus, I know where the food is coming from and it should work out to save us money in the long run.
Your local CSA farms aren't just fruit and veggies. They can be beef, poultry, and pork too.
And cheese and fiber...
If you aren't up for your own big garden, but want to buy local and fresh, check out your local CSA farms... but hurry because most only take so many shares and they have to have their numbers in before the planting season starts.
Monday, March 7, 2011
And here is the finished result... I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. Sorry for so many pics, I just adore how it looks.
Sorry for the pink glare, you shouldn't wear hot pink when you are taking pics! The faucet is our old faucet that hubby replaced for me.
This piece was part of the new faucet that we didn't need, so I turned it into the temperature control for the oven. I found a thermostat pic online and printed it out then mounted it behind a thin sheet of plastic.
The bottom works as the mini fridge. I still need to make some shelves for in there.
Storage area under the sink and stove.
So here is my grand total for the project....
- Bowl for sink...Goodwill .99
- Towel rack... Ace hardware 5.99
- 4 wood knobs for stove controls...Ace hardware 3.00
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
These smell so GOOD!!
I put my towel here for now, but I am going to have to find a safer place for it before the kids drip sauce or what not on it.
THANK YOU SO MUCH Gina!! I love it all!!!!!
It wasn't the day I planned, but it was very nice and unexpected.