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Archive for March, 2011

My First Garden

Well we went to Rural King the other day and bought a bunch of seeds to start our first garden! I’m so excited. I need to go buy an Almanac so I can have it with me to read and re-read as much as possible. But unfortunately we have to put it in the front yard 😦 because we only have one spicket on our property and it’s in the front of the house. But I have to keep it away from that stupid looking oddly placed tree in our front yard yet keep it far enough away from the house so it doesn’t get tore up during our house construction. We have to dig around our house and seal the blocks with rubber sealer this summer. Oh and I have to keep it away from where we are going to put the horse fence!!!! But anyways we’re going to plant carrots, corn, tomatoes (starting today inside), green beans, lettuce, broccoli, marigolds, and a few kinds of peppers. I can’t wait! The pictures are the site of my future garden taken with my phone so sorry they’re kind of icky quality.


Niece’s 6 Month Photo Shoot

Just got done editing some cute little pictures of my step niece. I think next time we do a photo shoot I’ll get her a little tutu to wear and maybe some ballerina shoes with a headband so she’ll be all brightly colored 🙂 but these turned out really cute. I can’t wait to get my D700. I’ll be a picture taking fool then!


DIY Ottoman Almost Finished

Well my husband cut the pieces and even screwed everything together for my ottoman! I was so excited I had to start putting the fabric on it at once. But the little one was asleep so I couldn’t do the stapling 🙂 just cutting and painting. I painted the inside of the ottoman and the inside of the lid and lips of the lid. We decided to have the colored side on the bottom part and the dark solid side on the lid. I bought quilting batting at Joann’s Fabric and used some extra pieces for the corners to make them softer. So now all we’re waiting for is the feet. They are an inch tall which will end up making the ottoman a little taller than I had expected but that’s because I didn’t think about what kind of cushiony material I would put on the lid. I ended up cutting up and using a piece of eggshell foam that went on a twin bed. I just folded it in half and put a piece of batting on it to shape it better. So….it’s a little taller but that’s ok. It will be sooo useful! The material doesn’t match the living room as much as I had hoped. I probably should have done it all in the same color but I still like the colors. Now I just have to figure out what to put in it 🙂 I was thinking about using it for blankets or all of my crochet stuff. Or I could put my computer on it so we can get rid of our little tables. They definitely aren’t baby safe and the ottoman is definitely more baby friendly. Even when he’s walking he’ll still have trouble getting the lid off because it’s snug.