Monday, February 28, 2011

Holy Moly

Yikes! Sorry to leave everyone with such a negative last post for so long! I came to realize that some people had begun to think I had jumped off of a bridge or something! Alas! That is not the case, and as a matter of fact I am doing well! I just celebrated my 30th birthday yesterday, and it turned out to be a fantastic weekend! On Saturday, I celebrated with a 1940's themed Murder Mystery Dinner Party at my house (more on that to come), and then on Sunday (my actual birthday) I went to a new group that I joined about Urban Homesteading. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this new group! I met some really great people there, and cannot wait to learn from them! If you are local to me and want to join the group, email me at If you are not local, but you are interested in a fantastic website with a gardening focus, visit This chick is seriously rockin' my world right now, and I got to meet her last night! Woot!

Damn! I forgot to ask for her autograph!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Black and White

Life is not black and white, if anyone ever tells you that it is, they don't know jack. If you think it is, you don't know jack. I am angry. I am hurt. I feel like I have not been listened to. I feel like my opinion doesn't matter. I feel like my input and research is void. Simply because 1 person thinks that life can be black and white.

Don't ever try to tell someone that something is "white" or something is "black", and then ask them what they think. Especially if, when they say "I don't think it is either" you say, no it is "white" or it is "black. Don't ask me for my God Damn opinion if it doesn't matter to you. Don't ask for my God Damn opinion if it is not the "right" one.

Your life may be black or white, but mine, most certainly, IS NOT.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Can You Dig?

I came across a blog that I have recently become enamoured with. It is jam packed (no pun intended) with useful homesteading goodness, and a bit of humor to go along with it all. If you have a minute, go check out how witty this girl is- I promise, you will get a chuckle. Go HERE and enjoy.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Grey Day Gardening

Last summer, we decided to try our hand at vegetable gardening. We are both complete novices when it comes to gardening, but we are both eager to learn, and being that we are both interested in self sufficient and green living, it was a logical thing to do. We started the garden ridiculously late (as far as typical timing goes), but still managed to get a few small crops out of it.

This year, we wanted to do it right. During the winter, we poured over the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide. I find that there is so much to learn. Every plant so so different in terms of it's needs, as well as companion planting concepts on top of that. Cool soil, warm soil, dry soil, wet soil, loamy, sandy, clay... sheesh! I remember the good old days when it was all just dirt.

This afternoon I went out to our beds and started tilling. We are planing a pea-patch and a spinach/carrot bed to start our season off. The day was dark grey and cool. I used to find myself working on the garden on nice days only. Whether is be weeding or planting, the sun was always shining. There was something about digging in my soil on such a dreadfully dreary day that felt so right. Like I was doing the right thing. Like all of the changes that I had made inside my home to become more green were proving that they were meant to last, and that this is the way life is supposed to be; working the land for yourself and your loved ones, every day, not just the sunny ones.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stop It!

I am an open-door lover. No, I don't mean that I am into menage trois, I just mean I don't like closed doors, unless it is a closet door. I feel like energy needs to flow through rooms, and it can't do that if you have a lazy door that likes to linger in the "not quite open" position. Harris' bedroom door is of the lazy kind. I couldn't take it any more, so I made a door stop! It is nothing more than leftover painter's dropcloth, filled with dried beans, and it works like a charm. I even sewed a little handle on it to make it easier to pick up when it was time to be moved, and wouldn't you know it, it ended up being the perfect sized handle to store the stop on the door handle when not in use! I would love to put some cute embroidery on it at some point as well. And yes, that is Stella, raiding her big brother's toys!


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