June’s Date Night with Doug and Teaching Him how to Clean the Kitchen Floor

Date Night With Doug – June For June’s date night with Doug we went all out Mexican. I am not talking about a quickie trip to Taco Bell or Mighty Taco here folks. We drove an hour to taste authentic Mexican cuisine in Medina, NY, but first, date night with Doug always starts off with aContinue reading “June’s Date Night with Doug and Teaching Him how to Clean the Kitchen Floor”

Garden Pics and My Cross Stitch Project

Garden Pics The one good thing about all of the rain we have had lately in NY is that the garden is going gangbusters! In a week the cabbage has tripled in size, the corn is almost knee high and the carrots and beets are making small meals for us and it’s only the endContinue reading “Garden Pics and My Cross Stitch Project”

Turning a Weed Patch into a Usable Garden

The area behind my garage has always given me problems. Years ago when my grandparents had my home they used the space behind the garage for a sunken garden which had blueberry plants and many other things in it through the years. By the time I bought the house the area was a mess fromContinue reading “Turning a Weed Patch into a Usable Garden”

Date Night With Doug

Douglas is my 13 year old son. After reading the Happiness Project , by Gretchen Rubin, I got the idea to take my son on a monthly adventure/date night. The two of us would go out to dinner together and shop for a few necessities once a month. The rules are we have to eatContinue reading “Date Night With Doug”

Geraniums, Pop Bottle Garden Update and Food Waste in the Bakery Department

Geraniums This time of year I am so happy that I dug up my geraniums and brought them in for the winter. A few posts ago I talked about these beauties and now they are in full bloom! What an encouraging lift they are for me every day. I hope to be using these plantsContinue reading “Geraniums, Pop Bottle Garden Update and Food Waste in the Bakery Department”

2015 Goals Update Week 10

I have been working diligently on most of my goals for the year but I need to get back on track for others. Here’s how I am doing so far. 1. Renovate our only bathroom and replace the window in our son’s bedroom. After having two different contractors come in and look at our bathroomContinue reading “2015 Goals Update Week 10”

Basic Cake Decorating Class

On Monday night I taught a class at a local high school on basic cake decorating. I love doing these classes because I get to meet new people and everyone has a smile on their face by the end of the class. Learning something new is always exciting! In my basic class I give eachContinue reading “Basic Cake Decorating Class”

DIY Project Finished

I finally finished my DIY project that I was working on a couple of weeks ago. My kitchen shelves. All are painted now and dried thoroughly. I put down my favorite shelf liner which is non-sticky and plastic so it wipes clean. I also brought down from my attic a box with beautiful crystal andContinue reading “DIY Project Finished”

A Garden in a Pop Bottle, a 30 Day Challenge and Getting the Word out About my Work

Pop Bottle Greenhouse Last Sunday I started a few basil seeds in my new mini ecosystem thingy which I mentioned in my last blog post. The idea is to use two 2-liter pop bottles to make an enclosed mini greenhouse. I planted and watered the seeds in on Sunday and placed the bottle on aContinue reading “A Garden in a Pop Bottle, a 30 Day Challenge and Getting the Word out About my Work”

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