Friday, March 30, 2012

It’s garden time!


The seeds have been planted. They’re actually quite big right now, thanks to our very warm March. I’m afraid they’ve had a rude awakening the past couple of relatively much colder days.

The land has been turned for the first time. I can’t wait to get these babies in the ground. Gardening is one of my true joys of the spring and summer. I love taking a tiny seed, placing it in a little dirt, watering it and holding my breath to see if it grows. Because there comes a point every season where I feel totally in control. I’ve watered and fertilized. Yep, I’ve got this gardening thing down.

And then I realize that I am utterly powerless. I must force myself to let go of my egocentric thought that I had any power here in the first place. Nature has its own plan, which sometimes coincides with mine and sometimes just doesn’t.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Birthday Girl…

My second born child and first born girl turned nine yesterday. She’s a pretty cool kid. Super smart with a total oddball, slightly dark sense of humor. I’m not necessarily claiming credit for either thing, but you know, if the shoe fits. (Totally kidding – I have no idea how my kid ended up being so comfortable in her own skin. It just sort of happened)




Cake! It’s a boxed mix lemon cake with gourmet swiss meringue buttercream frosting. Yeah, I’m full of contradictions like that.


A headband from Grandmom and Granddad!


Her first American Girl Doll, McKenna!


And last but not least, cake!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pinned there, made that…

Hey, check me out! I actually made something I pinned. And it wasn’t food or scout crafts!


In other pins:

In anticipation of a hot summer: DIY Sprinkler

No cream of anything soup Cheesy Potatoes

25 Series to Read if You Loved the Hunger Games

Springtime Crochet-Along – I’m lame. Technically the CAL is over, but I haven’t even started yet. I lost the hook I needed to I had to go buy a new one. Right. That’s my story, people.

Cinnamon Sugar Scones – Words cannot express how much I love the cinnamon scones at Panera. Def. will try.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Pinned this week: March 18

I’ve even made some of these pins!

Vomit Carpet Cleaner: Sadly, I needed this one last week but only found the pin this week. Hopefully, I won’t need it again for quite some time.

Stripey Egg Mug Rug: I really want to make this. I think it would be a great first quilting project.

Seed Starters: My Daisy Troop made these this week as we started the Daisy Flower Garden Journey. I don’t really recommend it for 5-7 year olds. Probably a better project for slightly older kids.

Spring Cleaning Checklist: Must. do. this.

Flower Mandala: Another project for Girl Scouts. Haven’t done this one yet, but I think we will later in April.