Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Horror

As I looked out my back door Tuesday I gasped. To my horror my tomato support structure had fallen over. I ran out to my garden to see up close and fix the problem.
I had to trim/cut off about half of each plant. I harvested all the big tomatoes, most of them green. A couple of weeks ago I tried some fried green tomatoes and I didn't like them too much. It could have been the recipe I used. I've set the tomatoes on my window's ledge to ripen.
I was so upset I forgot to snap a photo of the horror, but I did remember to snap when I was done. I'm not sure if you can tell but the plants are really trimmed down now. I'm hoping it won't hurt the tomatoes still on the vines.
Today it rained on and off all day so my garden is getting good and watered. It was a good day to curl up and read. so that's what I did. Now i've got to go to the library and pick up some more books. Maybe tomorrow.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Let's not talk about it.

So sorry I've been absent lately. Things are going crazy! but I am alive. I've been posting every other day or so on my other blog. You can go over there and check it out occasionally and see what's going on. Not to mention I've also been on a no knitting only reading books marathon. But that seems to have passed now and I'm glad b/c I'd like to finish the projects I'm working on. I esp have to finish my swap socks before the 1st. I can do it I've only got the top of the legs to do. I'm not sure what's up with me lately. I've been kinda in a funk. Hopefully it will pass.
Today I had my SIL and BIL and niece over for dinner, it was nice. I made Roasted Caprese Spaghetti. It's a recipe from Rachel Ray's website. It's really good. I also made some bread to go along with it. Yum! I have some left over so I can have some this week too! YUM! I've found myself watching the Rachel Ray show a lot lately. It's pretty cool and the recipes she make always look delish. If you've never tried out her recipes or watched the show go ahead you'll be happy you did! (I'm not getting paid for this at all btw)
I'm off to knit!

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Is walking your thing? How about helping to raise funds for a disease that affects many people? If you said yes then the Alzheimer's Memory Walk is the walk for you! Alzheimer's is the 6th leading cause of death in the US! Chances are you know someone with Alzheimer's. Why not take some steps to help?
If you live in the Johnstown area mark down September 6th on your calendar.

Once you find a walk in your area you can become a team captain and start a team. It's as easy as inviting 3 friends! "Starting a team is easy. Invite three people, and they'll invite three people - and before you know it, you'll have a team. Recruit family, friends and colleagues to join your team - and ask for donations." (from the website)
The website has PDF files and all the tools you'll need to start a team. If you'd like to just walk you can also find a team to join on the site. It's really worth it, why not join other in your area and MOVE?

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Project 365 update for ya'll

going from left to right
1. girls playing train
2. pickled hot peppers
3. new books!
4. salsa, some from garden
5. beans from garden
6. flowers from garden
7. what I've been knitting on a grocery tote
8. a close up of the tilted duster I'm knitting
9. ice cream truck across the street
10. Sailor Moon DVD's my Fave!
11. Homemade croutons
12. girls rolling down the hill.

sorry it's been so short we're super crazy here trying to squeak the last out of this summer! School's only one week away! EEK!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


About a month ago I signed up to get a Renuzit TriScents air freshener. When I received my package I was so excited that I snapped a photo of it. Then I immediately plugged it in.
After a few minutes we could smell it.
We have a living room and dining room combo and that's where I plugged it in. I figured it's the largest room where we do the most and it is the room you walk into. And the best way to "change" your house is to add smell! Not to mention it really freshens up the whole house. sometimes at night I can smell it up in the hallway. It's lovely! I got the Morning Meadow scents. Each time the scent changes I find myself going "whoa! that smells good". I would recommend anyone who likes their house to smell good to get one! I keep meaning to buy another one for upstairs. You can go to the website and print a coupon and get your own starter kit. Also on that site are some "transforming tips" from Tanya Meme. (I got a print out version in my package) It has some wonderful ideas and hints for changing your house to look (and smell) the way you want! Go check it out!
Sponsored by Renuzit TriScents

Friday, August 8, 2008

just call me Ginny

I saw this quiz on another blog and thought I'd try it out. since I really love the HP series, I wanted to see what would happen! what fun!

Your result for The Harry Potter Husband Test...

Mrs. Harry Potter

Your perfect HP man is Harry Potter.

You like a guy who's not afraid to fight evil when evil picks a fight. There's a lot to say for bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, even if it does come with a prejudice against people who don't fit into his conception of "good guy" and a penchant for hurling objects across rooms when he gets angry. But in fairness, for an orphan who's spent the better part of his life being hunted by the most evil wizard in existence, he's turned out pretty well. Just be prepared to name your kids after everyone he's ever lost, because he's got a bit of an obsession about the past.

Take The Harry Potter Husband Test at HelloQuizzy

Click around!

Have you seen it? Blog the recession? Motherhood Uncensored has started a movement. It's all about us clicking through the RSS reader to the blog, no obligation whatsoever. You don't have to leave a comment just Click around a bit! But she's said it much better and I'm Quoting from her site.
"The premise is simple. If you read blogs, then for the month of August, make the "pledge" to click through from your feed reader. No obligation to leave a hilarious comment or send a long stalkerish email (although both, within reason, are always lovely). Just click through to the blog (not on ads unless you are so led) and if you're feeling generous, click around to their older posts."

Don't take my word for it go check out the Blog the Recession post over at Motherhood Uncensored. It's a brilliant idea! Plus there's prizes! so why not join?

Now on this blog you know I do Pay Per Post and Social Spark and aside from those posts I don't get paid for blogging here. I just love to talk to ya'll (all 4 of you LOL).
But did you know my other blog MommaCrafter I get paid for you just visiting? (Go a head help a gal out click on over there!)

Thursday, August 7, 2008


If you're thinking of moving to Raleigh, you can use this site for a Raleigh home inspector. If you live in Raleigh you could also check out the site for landscaping, or home improvement. Their certified experts meet all state and local requirements. So you won't have to worry about using the services from Click Smart. The site even links to pool and spa providers! Now is the time to think about vacationing in your back yard. and the best way to do that is with a pool or even better a spa! It’s a handy tool when moving or living in Raleigh, NC. Remember when you need a home inspector in Raleigh ClickSmart it the site to use!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Thinking Christmas

So it's time to start thinking about Christmas.And what you're going to make for your family. I have a pattern I've uploaded to Ravelry that I think may help. I actually made a couple last year as gifts. I didn't stuff them though, they were the gifts, I think (hope) that my BIL and my sister's BF like them. Actually my sister's BF called me and said he liked it (he got the broncos one btw) They make great gifts, to be used over and over. you could also "stuff" it with things for your giftee. For example if it's for a child, you could put some crayons, colored pencils, paper, coloring book, paint, smock etc. If it was for a hunter you could fill it with small hunting stuff, a knife, ear plugs etc. If it were for a mom to be, some bath stuff, chamomile tea. etc. If it's for a new baby some onsies, wipes, diapers, a changing pad etc.

You get the picture right? stockings are the way to go! If you knit why not check out my pattern??
Striped Stocking

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A new cuppa

After reading Apron Thrift Girl's post about cold brewed coffee I decided I should try it out. Luckily she posted a link to the ghetto version. So I didn't have to go and buy a new coffee pot to try it out! I chose some old cups i had laying around. It turned out really good. the coffee is really smooth and flavorful. I'm still working on the best water to coffee essence ratio. I like a good strong cup of coffee. I snapped a photo of my first cup of coffee, and on accident the flash was closed. The photo that resulted is really cool.
Anyways if you're out to find a new way to make coffee that's not acidic this is the way to go!