Monday, March 23, 2009

Chair Revival!

Steph transferred her cold to me, so I was sick all weekend. I am starting to feel better, but not 100% yet. I've also developed a cough, which is worrisome. Anyhoo, last night I was so tired of lying around in my sickyness that I had a crazed bout of activity. I recovered the dining room chairs and made chicken soup.

Icky old covering on the left, pretty new fabric on the right. You can't tell from the picture, but the old blue velvet fabric was gross...just covered in stains. It's the curse of getting something for nothing, I suppose. I like putting my own spin on things anyway, so it's fine really. It was very easy to do. The only tools required are fabric shears, a staple gun, and a screwdriver. Next I want to redo the finish on these chairs.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Week in review...

We got quite a bit accomplished this week. We painted the living room walls and trim...

I started seeds both in the veggie beds (cooler crops like lettuce and spinach) and in my new little greenhouse...

We went to Valley View to pick out trees for the yard. We saw these crazy big koi in one of their showcase ponds. Insanity!

I planned out the garden with the landscaper. He is almost finished making the new beds and next week he will mulch. Then we will work on building a path and planting shrubs and trees.

And, of course, the cats napped away while we toiled...

Friday, March 13, 2009

Garden Journal: 3/13/09

I am going to try to keep an online journal for our garden so I can keep track of what I've planted and how it's doing.


-Raked vegetable garden

-Planted first planting of...
Mache Corn Salad (Valerianella locusta)
Heirloom French Breakfast Radish (Raphanus sativus)
New Red Fire Lettuce (Lactuca sativa)
Pioneer Shell Pea (Pisum sativum)
Heirloom Arugula (Eruca vasicaria var. sativa)
Viroflay Spinach (Raphanus bipinnatus
Jewel-Tone Beets (Red Sangria, Golden Beets, Striped Chioggia)

Started seeds greenhouse
Globe Amaranth (Mardi Gras Parade)
Heirloom Mini Tomatoes (Red & Yellow Pear)
Old-Fashioned Feverdew (White Wonder)
Bodegold Chamomile
True Thai Basil (Queenette)
Orange Bell Pepper (Cal Wonder)
Jewel-Tone Bell Peppers (Crimson, Gold, and Orange)

Went to Valley View...
-Picked out a Serviceberry Tree for front yard
-Picked out a Witch Hazel Tree for yard (not sure where to put it yet)
-Picked out grape vines to grow on fence
-Bought 3 bird houses and two new bird feeders
-Priced out mulch (10 yards)

-Jim was at the house this afternoon doing clean up on the yard. He edged a new bed as well and moved the pile of field-stone to use as borders for the beds.

-Snowdrops (Galanthus)

-Sweet Woodruff
-Grape Hyacinths

To Do:
-Map out beds
-Order shrubs, trees, and mulch
-Map out plantings
-Wait and see what blooms!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Another one for CakeWrecks

I submitted another potential cakewreck. I saw this in Superfresh a few days ago. It is supposed to be a carrot cake filled with carrots, but the carrots look more like penises or palm trees, I can't decide which.

Photo taken from my iPhone.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

What's your decorating style?

I found this online quiz through one of the blogs on my google reader. It's a quick quiz, but it's a lot of fun. Below are my results. I'd definitely say that they are accurate.

So tell me what your decorating style is!