Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mr Goodwill Huntiing......

Has anyone heard about Mr Goodwill Hunting?

He is a thrift-er.  He has been on the Nate Berkus show several times, and he has a great blog.  His whole place is decorated with thrift shop finds and bargains.  I Love his before and after pictures...

Check him out.  He has lots of ideas.  He documents his "finds". 

Looks like we might get some rain today, so it will be a day or surfin' for blogs...hee hee..what fun!

See ya later,

Saturday, June 18, 2011

It is Coming Close to That Time of the Year......

I am referring to canning and preserving our garden harvests (or bulk shopping at the Farmer's Market)

Here is a great site, that has tons of information on it.

Not much to report today.  It is a shopping day for me..trying to catch some sales!

I have some more planting to do..marigolds and more beans and I am starting fall Cole crops soon...
Getting anyone, outside of rip off places, to check the computer (still waiting!) is like pulling teeth around list of needs (I mean needs..I am down to one pot and one dutch oven!  Good thing it is summer and not much cooking goes one inside!) is growing, and so the fun a new lap top! And camera!  Is getting farther and farther down the list!!

Well, off the "the races" so to speak!

See you later,

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ops...Made a Mistake On a Blog Link...

A couple of days ago I wrote about a blog that is an award winning blog about container gardening, and "Life On the Balcony" (apartment living).  There was a project (see it about 3 posts down) about making a wooden pallet into a "garden".  It is a perfect idea for ivy, or trailing plants and I think it would make a great herb garden.

I gave the wrong link!  Please forgive me Fern!  Here is the correct one.  I do hope people check this out, it is such a good idea. (and a great blog)

See ya later,

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I'm So Bad....More Blogs.

I forgot to mention 2 new blogs I have added to the ever growing list.  Loaded with DIY and decorating projects...

This one is about parties and weddings, but the projects are really nice even if you aren't planning any of these.  There is an excellent tutorial for paper flowers to die for...

See ya Later...

Computer Woes Update and A New Blog (For Me Anyway)

My computer troubles are not over...after all this time, I find out that the store I bought the computer in, is telling me now I might have to send it back to the manufacturer.

Rather then do that, I am thinking of having one of my son's friends just try to save the pics and wipe it clean... However, I am not sure when he can do that, or IF he can.  So I am a bit discouraged to say the least.  (and that is not helping in my current state of mind...another apparent loss in my it time to give up yet?)  So I am considering a lap top, although I was not counting on that extra cost either, especially not knowing what this desktop is going to run me in the long run...

Meanwhile, I am snapping pictures, although who knows what time of year it will be when I can post them!


On the BLOG front, I just found a blog, through IVillage, that has many many DIY projects on it I thought might be interesting...I added her to my already long and growing blog list...

Her name is Fern Richardson.

She has an award winning blog on Container Gardening. (she's adorable too)

The projects are geared towards apartment and city life, but anyone who does any kind of container gardening will Love her I am sure.  She also has some good recipes too.  I already found a project I want to try.

 Post image for How to Turn a Pallet into a Garden
 This is Fern's photo

It is a "Pallet Garden" would be perfect for leaf lettuce and herbs in the summer and fall, in a shady all I have to do is, "go behind the stores shopping", for some pallets...

So I will see you later,

HOT HOT HOT today in NY!! It is 10:30am and already 90!! (struggling to keep the garden alive!  I JUST planted zinnias before this heat!)