Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Our tomatoes that we started from seed are doing great!! We will have Italian Roma, San Marzano Redorta, and Black Cherry if all goes as planned and they don't all die.
Pretty much all the cucumbers died when we planted them in bigger pots. We have 2 left...yup, that's right 2 little cucumber plants survived our transplanting disaster. I guess we'll just have to make due with those for now.
Hopefully we can get to rototilling the tomato and cucumber area this weekend.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Today we will be planting some more tomatoes (Black Cherry and San Marzano Redorta). We may even plant some bell peppers but, that is up to Kevin. :D
Kevin got fish a little while back and he is absolutely loving them. He started with 3 and now he has 7 (Happy, Hungry, Zebra, Snowman, Mazy, Elephant, and Swimmer).
We are going to sell off some of the seed starts to fund a bigger fish tank since he is doing so well with it. So, if any of you, our local friends, are interested let us know. We were thinking the plants would sell for about $1/each.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
We have almost finished moving our junk from downstairs. We will soon be ready to rent the lower level of our house. Thanks are in order, my father-in-law, my hubby, and a couple of other guys worked really hard. Teya also took a 3.5 hour nap, (yeah, that's what i said 3 and a half hours!!). So I was able to help move and rearange the junk in our sheds.
Anyways, back to the store. The grand opening will be taking place on Sunday February 14th at 12 noon (PST). Be sure to check it out then @ Kangadu.com
Until then, here is a preview of some of the items that will be available.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
So far preparations for this endeavour have been extremely exciting. I have spent the last two Wednesdays, with my Mom, running around town in search of wool sweaters. I'm not a pro yet but, I have gotten pretty good at spotting wool from a few feet away. I have 40 wool sweaters to prove it!!
On Friday I got all the materials for making my tags. When I got home I went strait to work cutting, stamping, and ironing. They are not perfect but, I made 100 tags. In case you are interested, this is what they look like.
Tonight Greg helped me get together a tracking system. When I get ready to cut up a sweater, I cut out the tag, put it in a binder, and give it an id number. He created a spreadsheet that keeps track of the items I make with each sweater. It's a really neat system and I am glad that he is helping me keep this stuff orgainized.
Well, if I'm gonna get this shop up anytime soon, I better get back to sewing....
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
During this time I got to thinking about a children's story I had written two years ago. I would really love to get it published but, am debating on weather I should send it to a publisher or try to publish it all by myself.
With everything I have going on right now that I don't think it would be smart to try to self publish. There is just too much work involved and as much as I would love to have full creative control over my story, I don't think I really have enough time to do it properly.
I think I am definitely leaning towards sending it to a publisher. Wouldn't it be super awesome to see the name of a well known publishing company stamped inside my book? Yeah, that would be the ultimate in, "See, I did something successful!"
Truthfully, I am a little scared to send it off and it be rejected. But, what author isn't afraid of rejection, right? Seriously, if they like it, they like it. If they don't, they don't. End of story.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
We got to see a bunch of family from my dad's side. We didn't get to talk much but, you can't expect to much conversation when your voices are being drowned out by Chuck E. Cheese and a bunch of screaming children. Kevin had fun though.
I wanna make another trip down some other time for a quite visit. :D
Friday, January 22, 2010
As soon as the weather clears up (it's snowing), I will have Greg bring it in from the shed so I can begin working on it. Until then, I will have to be content to just read all about it online.
Boy this is going to be a fun learning experience -- I can't wait. :)
Thursday, January 21, 2010
All these years, I never knew what I was missing. They taste so much better when cooked in the oven...I will never cook another potato in the microwave. Oven baked potatos are so worth the 45 minute wait. In fact, as I write this post, a delicious potato is baking.
I know that you are dying to know so, I'll tell ya how I make them.
I take a freshly scrubbed potato (or 4), poke a few holes in it with a knife, rub a little olive oil and salt on it, toss it in the oven (right on the rack with a pan below to catch the drippings), and bake for 45 minutes @ 350 degrees.
Give it a try. Believe me it is soooooooooo worth it!
Friday, January 15, 2010
The last two years we didn't have much success but, this year is going to be different! As always, I have a plan but this year it is much simpler. We are going to pick only three things to grow this year. We have definitely decided on growing a good "paste" tomato and are still undecided on the other two things. Kevin says he wants to grow broccoli but, he still refuses to eat it. So, I don't know about that option.
We are looking to grow things that will
- Actually be eaten.
- Do well being canned.
- Grow easily/quickly (so we can see results)
Help us choose what to grow this year!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I've been trying to start this slowly so I can keep with it. Yesterday I added the master bathroom to the list of rooms to clean, and actually cleaned it. Yay, me! Today I added the guest bathroom.
Trying to get organized is a lot of work but so far I am liking the results.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Kevin was un-pinning something I had sewn. Aparently there wasn't enough room in my other pin cushion so, he informed me that we needed another. I had to stop everything to make him another one so he could finish taking the pins out of the other project we were working on. Boy was that fun! I love having such a good little helper. :)
We used fabric from our scrap box and stuffed it with human hair. Gregory's hair to be exact. Kevin said, "Is that Daddy's hair?". I think he thought I was weird for putting it in his new pincushion. I tried to explain to him that the hair helps keep the pins sharp but, I don't know if he understood. But, he likes "his" new pincushion and that is all that matters. :)
Now we need to make a few more!
I have tried a few online list making software's and have not found anything that I think is really great. I'm looking for something that makes a daily list based on recurrent tasks and other random tasks. I want to be able to organize the tasks under larger projects. I also want to know what percentage of my daily list is completed and I want due dates for tasks. Oh and last but not least I want to be able to sync my list to Windows Mobile Pro device. This certainly can't be too much to ask, can it? Someone please tell me that this exists out there somewhere!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I also have 8 cotton knit diapers sitting by the machine cut and ready to sew. Knit fabric is pretty hard for me to work with so they will probably sit there for a while...LOL. :P
I can't wait to finish these diapers so I have more pictures to show off. :D
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Access to all these movies and TV series are turning us into zombies.
Since Christmas, we have watched the entire Legend of The Seeker series and are anxiously waiting for the release of the next episode on the 9th of this month. We are now working on finishing season 3 of Heroes - we are on episode 6. We tried to watch some other series too but, we didn't like them. We may try Farscape next.
Really, I don't need sleep and I certainly don't want to clean my house (need to yes, want to no...LOL). So, if you want to fuel the addiction and you know of any good TV series that are available on Netflix, leave a note for me.
Monday, January 4, 2010
Teya will be 6 weeks on Friday. She is fun and Kevin loves his "baby siser". Last night he wanted to carry her around the grocery store. Of course he's too little so that couldn't happen so, we put him in the back of the shopping cart and he got to hold her while sitting there and shopping. Well, that is until two minutes later she started crying. It was very cute...I should have taken a picture but, I had no camera with me.
Christmas was wild and crazy. I don't even have time to write much about that. We got some cool presents and spent time with family.
We got sick right after Christmas and where pretty much out of commission for a week.
Cloth diapering is going well. I got some neat fabric for Christmas and just cut out my smalls and mediums. Can't wait to start making them.
Overall, this last month has been insanely crazy. Our sleep has been screwy. But that is to be expected with a newborn.
I guess that is enough for now. I'll write more later. :)