Friday, September 21, 2012

Garden Stuff

Yes, I am aware that it is the first day of Fall.  Don't remind me.

Couple of things.  I am going to move my raised beds up to in front of the house.  Where they are now I just can't keep a good enough eye on them.  Plus, they get to be the center piece of the walkway/herb bed that is in the planning stages.  It will eventually wrap from the front porch to the back one.  The herbs will be planted in the puzzle area of the walkway and the rest of it will be mulched or planted with a cover plant (I'm thinking mustard) to smother the weeds and keep the pathways clear.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Yard work, and Pinterest Ideas

Seriously, who isn't addicted to Pinterest?  If you care, here's mine.  Not too much in the way of new foods, but I have been trying out ideas that I have pinned.  Here's the rundown:

Mason Jar Salads  I love this.  This is so handy to do for lunch.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles  I liked em.  The trick with these is they get kinda tough, so don't let them get overdone.   I also recommend using the Grands... the regular sized ones were cute, tiny waffles.  The only reason not to is if they don't have the orange ones in Grands.

Homemade Fajita Seasoning  I will never buy packaged fajita seasoning again.  Ever.  I made mine without the pepper flakes, since we don't own them.

On to the non food items:

Natural Display   I went a little nuts with this one.  I made two wall hangings along these lines for my jewelry biz, Jen & Kim's Creative Whims.  We needed a way to display necklaces without cluttering up the tables, and this was the answer.  If it were not for my cats, I would make one for me.

Homemade Dishwasher Soap  It really does work, and its a ton cheaper than anything else.  The kicker?  You HAVE to shake it every day or it hardens.  No idea that it was going to do that when we went on vacation for a week.

And on to the pin I want to try the most...

Milk crate compost bin  The hardest part about this so far is finding the milk crates.  They were everywhere when I was a kid!

Now on to re-plant bulbs in flower gardens, plan a new flower bed and get my sqft gardens moved up closer to the house!