Tuesday, April 22, 2014
a few more good blog reads for you! and the kitties on easter sunday. enjoy! :)
uplifting and down to earth. http://mammasaurus.co.uk/
a little girl in miami. http://lilmuselily.com/
a little crafting and a little animal loving. http://gemmagarner.com/blog/
i think i could learn a few things here. http://iphonephotographyschool.com/
ecclectic with lots of music. http://forme-foryou.com/
lots of crafties and gardening. http://wolvesinlondon.com/
working hard on gardening and life. http://margot-and-barbara.com/
an artistic life in poland. http://silviasencek.blogspot.de/
Monday, April 21, 2014
i hope your easter was fabulous! our weekend was so wonderful! we had friday off and visited cheekwood botanical gardens (or cReekwood BIOtanical as g calls it), went back to the farm saturday, and did easter dinner with friends who are more like family saturday. indeed, we spent the whole weekend surrounded by friends, and we are extremely thankful for all of them.
i spent most of the weekend unplugged (except for an instagram extravaganza yesterday - i'm dorissander there, so original), so i have lots of pictures and stories to share this week. these are the deviled egg peeps i made for easter dinner. they are fairly self-explanatory. the beaks are carrots and the eyes are black olives. the nest is made of broccoli sprouts that g sprouted last week.
this week's menu plan is easy peasy. i don't even have to go to the grocery all week except to pick up a few things for g's school lunches and to pick up a steak for the byob (bring your own beef) campout cookout on friday night. looking forward to another great weekend ahead without cub scout family! life is good!
this week's menu plan:
sunday - happy easter!
monday - happy easter leftovers!
tuesday - spaghetti
wednesday - dinner at church
thursday - homemade pizza (gotta use up those black olives as i only used two on the peeps, lol)
friday - steak at the campout
saturday - campout food
Thursday, April 17, 2014
this pattern that i found on pinterest. the bottom of the bowl i followed exactly and then for the sides i modified the stitch to the one i used for my dishclothes to give the bowls more of a basket weave effect.
if you're looking for a quickie handmade easter project, these would fit the bill. each bowl took me about an hour to crochet and was made with scrap yarn.
the details:100% cotton medium weight yarn
size E crochet hook (i love those tight stitches)
* for the bottom of the bowl, i completed through step 8 (48 stitches), the edge was then 7 rows tall plus the finishing row. my completed bowls measure 3 inches across and 2 inches high
*i found the hello kitty bunny eggs in the easter section at target
we spent three hours under this glorious blue sky saturday, and it was amazing.
cover crop. they were planted after the last harvest to deter weed growth and then tilled under in early december to enrich the soil.
linking up with mammasaurus and "how does your garden grow?"
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
wah! i seem to be falling behind on all my year long projects! i think it's the combination of changing seasons and winter lasting too darn long. for example, i was going strong on my granny squares until basketball season ended. without realizing it, i had gotten into the habit of carrying my crochet bag to practices and games. i could usually get a square done in that time and still enjoy the game and atmosphere. i know i'll enjoy carrying my crochet bag to the lake this summer as well. it and a good book kept me company under a shade tree on many hot afternoons as the boys splashed. now is the problem though. i like to crochet while i'm doing something else. yes, i'm a multi-tasker. this week i've gotten into a rhythm of crocheting on the couch with g while he watches netflix on his ipad and i watch the flight 370 mystery on cnn. the february squares are finally done. maybe i will start the march squares at the farm this saturday. hooray for a three day weekend! and warmer weather! and picnics in the great outdoors!
it's still so neat to me to document our lives in color. the first squares were for our cub scout blue and gold banquet, the second for our kitty, pepito, the third for valentine's day, and the fourth for the olympics.