Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bible Blanket (Book of Esther)

I wanted a tangible record of my accountability while I read through the Bible with Good Morning Girls. Marking each book read on a sheet of paper is fun and all, but easily mislaid and pushed aside. A large basket of yarn needing my attention kills two birds with one stone as I work on my personal Proverbs 31 Woman life change. I am "wasting not" any of the yarns and fabrics Hubby let's me buy. What better way to see and show my commitment to reading the bible each day than to make an afghan with my yarn (hoard) stash. As we finish a book, I will add two rows to the blanket. It will be a fun way to see how far I am getting in this goal, and will be warm on my lap by time the temperature drops here in central Ohio.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

No Coffee Cans!

While Hubby was away a couple weeks ago, I spray painted a half dozen coffee cans to plant flowers in for the deck.

"No way are you making the deck look like a recycling hippie heaven!", mutters Hubby. So, he took me out to buy new pots, flowers, soil, and enough mulch to finish my blueberry bed.

Thanks, Hubby, it does look better than the coffee cans.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Visions of May

As days are getting longer, so have my lists of things to do. We have started this season with the attitude of "Get rid of it, Fix it, Use it" for everything in our house. It is going to be a long process, but it has begun with 10 garbage bags of clothes and linens being dropped of to Volunteers of America. They are close, convenient and my favorite local thrift store. (Hubby told us we can't buy back our things if we see them there...LOL) We have cleaned out about half of the garage and Hubby even suggested painting it one color instead of the 4 random colors it is now. I think he may be getting into the groove of this project! My garden is going by the wayside this year for a few reasons, give the soil a break and let it rejuvenate itself, my time is being utilized in other places around our home, and the major one is a badminton net was found in a closet corner and magically appeared in the middle of the garden outline while I was at the grocery one Saturday morning. One other part of my summer will be having an informal Bible and book study from here with the young women that like to come over and hang out with my daughter. 
So, with no further ado, here are some visions of my last month or so...  

Spray painting is good for the soul...

Volunteer lettuce, randomly poking it's head out...  

 More spray painting, I really love spray paint!

 Moved the blueberries and made them a nice new bed...

 Homemade weedkiller working after just 3 hours!

 Our first outside dinner of the season...

 Grilled pineapple on charcoal is the best!

 Smooth homemade pasta sauce courtesy of my new blender... 

 2 lap blankets finished...

 A backyard waiting for fun!

Blessings and Happy June!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cheap Yoga Mat=Happy Hubby

When I gave Hubby my yoga mat to use on the kitchen floor, little did I know he would love it! He now has his own for home improvement projects and working on motorcycles in the garage. He says it is the best 20 bucks I ever spent! I even got a nice new faucet installed without any grumbling!

Happy Spring!