Wednesday, April 27, 2011

easter sweets

For some reason this Easter was a killer with sweets...They were was mainly the Reese's that got the best of me.

I think I may have gained a few LBs...

scary right? Found this picture from awhile back when we were playing with photobooth. Motivation to always eat right and exercise...and to lay off the Reese's!
Here's some more just for fun...they make me laugh every time;)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Gardening 101

I've learned a lot trying to start a garden. A lot of things not to do actually. My cantaloupe that I transplanted died immediately so I replanted the seeds straight into the garden. They're growing ok so far. The whole growing from seed process is taking longer than I expected. Next year I will most likely buy the plants further along.


My spinach was not sprouting nearly enough in the garden for some reason. I had maybe four sprout up. I replanted the spinach in smaller pots on our deck and it's working so much better.


I went to check on the garden this my pj's of course;)


and was surprised to see I have some onion sprouting


my peppers that I started indoors are still hanging on, although one got eaten by a mole that's really getting on my nerves..


as you can tell from above there are weeds...I don't know what exactly all weeds look like, so I haven't attempted to weed yet for fear of pulling up my plants, but they are starting to take over.

This is either squash or zucchini.


I love when I catch them breaking through the soil.


I'm probably most excited about the watermelon that's sprouting...


Hopefully in a few months I'll have pictures of fruit and veggies... If I can keep the moles and weeds away. Gardening is definitely harder than I thought. I will be very surprised if I get anything edible out of it, but at least I've learned what not to do.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


I have a goal to memorize more scripture. I'm memorizing the processes of digestion and respiration right now probably better than any scripture, and that should change. I wish I could be given a test each week on scripture...a little extrinsic motivation to kick start me. Hmmm, maybe I'll run with that idea. 

11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. Ephesians 1: 11-12

If you're up for it, we can memorize these verses together...some accountability with whomever out there reads this silly blog.;)

Thursday, April 7, 2011


I've been doing a lot of thrifting and antiquing lately to find a good deal on something along the lines of this...

Country Hutch

or this...

Dining Room Hutch

anything with glass doors really...


I've come down with the nesting bug lately without being pregnant. I have a goal to get rid of 40% of my clothes in the next couple of months, declutter our small space, and redecorate without buying anything brand new-just gently used. It's hard to make a space you're renting feel like home because ultimately you don't want to put money into something you will leave behind...that's my challenge. I'll try to take before and after pictures if I remember;)
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