#56 sdenise is the winner! Denise I need you to contact me with your mailing address asap
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Now all these little odds and ends have a spot and are contained, which is helping to keep this drawer from being a complete hurricane of a mess. I have an assortment of little plastic bags that seal to try to help.....it failed! Whenever someone would take something out to the bag they would leave it unsealed and then they would just throw into the drawer and not return it to the proper bag. Yes, I am also guilty of this!
Please tell me I am not alone.....you all have these kind of drawers in your house too, right?
Open to entries from the US & Canada!
Friday, February 26, 2010
Speaking of giveaways, have you all got entered in the current two giveaways I have going? If not scoot on over and do that now!!! Deadline for entries is approaching fast!
In case you need reminded on how to leave a comment so you can enter here is a step by step:
*At the botton of this post you should see "Post A Comment" (Scroll down past everyone else's comments)
* Write in your entry. Be sure to include your email at the bottom of each entry if you are NOT a blogger!
*If you are NOT a blogger, then look below the comment box where it says "comment as". Click on Anonymous.
*Click on preview.
*Then click on Post comment!
Your done!!!! If you have any problems let me know!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I laid the scrap squares on my bed and then I found wide strips of fabric I could use for border. I trimmed the square to 6 1/2" (which will give me 6' finished squares) and starting piecing them all together. So far I have completed the top and pressed it all nice and flat. I have to decided for sure what I want to do for the border. I have thought about several different options but haven't yet nailed down what I will do. I was excited that on Tuesday night I was able to start attending a quilt club in my county again. I had been before probably 3 years ago, then I had another baby and not time to commit to it again...you know that goes. Now I have no babies in the house again and want to start going again. It is always a great time of inspiration and learning.I promise to show you my finished project in the next couple weeks.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I was given the opportunity to review this unit study for Whole Word Publishing for free. Thank You to Debbie for asking me to tell her what I think.
The Whole Word Publishing by Debbie Martin has created a delightful unit study on butterflies. The butterfly bundle includes 247 pages of detailed information on butterflies. In this package your children will learn:
Types Of Butterflies
Life Cycle Of A Butterfly
Difference Between Butterflies And Moths and the Types Of Moths
Glass Winged Butterfly
Migration Of The Butterfly
Making A Butterfly Garden
Butterfly Journal as well as Writing Pages
Parts Of A Butterfly Including Their Eyes And Wings
Clip Art and Pictures to print out for journaling
Caterpillar, Butterfly And Flower Mini Books
This bundle was downloaded onto my computer and then the boys and I went through it together page by page. The boys really liked the beautiful butterflies, charts, and maps. We also went to the library and picked up about a dozen books on butterflies and went through parts of those as well. We found that this bundle really contained all the information we needed to know and that the books repeated the same information we had already read.
I would recommend this bundle to anyone looking to beat the winter blues. This unit study got us all exited to plant our own butterfly garden. We can't wait to feel the warm sunshine on our faces while we go butterfly watching.Another great reason to recommend this study.....the price!
Regular price $28 on sale now for $2.50 which is 91% savings!!!
Whole Word Publishing products are sold exclusively with Currclick. Be sure to check out all the great materials they have to offer. Most all of them that I saw, are budget friendly and would be worth you time to check them out.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Not only is this piece very functional for my kitchen, but the finish on it is gorgeous too.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Place as close to the main stem as possible, careful not to damage the roots.
Wrap the Twistie-ties around the main stem. Wrap loosely and allow for an inch of growth.
Continue tying the plant to the stake as it grows!
So do you want to win a 3 pack of Tomato Stakes?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Just a heads up to any of you Goodwill bargain hunters....this Friday Feb.19th and Sat. Feb. 20th are 50% off days for the Goodwill store in my area!! So just in case you were in need of something....or feel like digging through things to find a special treasure...either way you know what days to go!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
We are having a great V-Day...relaxing and hanging out....hope you are too! Last night the kids got some goodies & cards to celebrate.
Most of all I hope you have been able to enjoy YOUR FIRST LOVE, Jesus Christ, on this Valentine's Day. He loved us before we were even created. So much that He gave up His life for us. I can't think of a more Loving person to have in my life. Thank you Lord for your unconditional LOVE for me! If you have not experienced the LOVE of Christ in your own life it is my prayer that today, the day of love, you would seek Him out. Grab a hold of LOVE He so freely gives.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Have you done anything to help? If not...now is the time....be on your knees for the people of Haiti...get into your checkbooks for a people who need us.
Friday, February 12, 2010
I have been doing research on starting my seeds indoors over the past weeks and thought I would share some helpful hints I have discovered.
**Prepare the containers. Clean with well-diluted bleach (nine parts water to one part bleach). Punch drainage holes in the bottom of your container and then line with a layer of newspaper.
**Fill containers. In addition to your seed starting soil you may want to add a layer of sand to promote drainage. Fill pots or flats to within 1/4 inch of the top with your potting mix and level the surface. !!!!!IMPORTANT!!! You need to make sure the soil you are using to start your seeds actually says "seed starting soil".....if the soil is all wrong for what our doing you'll be wasting your time and money. (This happened to me last year!)
**Sow your seeds. The easiest way to avoid mixing things up is to plant only one variety of seeds per container. Seeds should be covered to three times their diameter." Read the directions on the seed packet for specific planting instructions.
**Label each container with what seed you're planting, date planted, expected date (range) of germination. Also, mark a calendar with your plants germination dates, which will make planning easier.
**Water the soil well....do not over water it! You want the soil to be very moist, but not soggy.
**Cover seed trays with plastic wrap or place them inside a plastic bag. The idea behind covering the container is to keep moisture levels constant. Seeds are very sensitive to the amount of water they receive. Too much water or too little water will greatly effect your success rate. The seeds do not need watered until they germinate. Remove the cover once the seeds have germinated (sprout up) to prevent plant diseases, such as damping off.
**Warmth. Your seeds will germinate faster when they are placed somewhere warm. I used a little trick I read somewhere last and put a heating pad underneath my trays. This helps to warm the soil temp. No totally necessary, but it helps to move the process along.
**Sunlight. Your sprouts will want sun, or fake sun, if you have a south facing window place them in the sun for 10-12 hours a day. Unfortunately for me I have NO south facing windows...bummer!! So for my birthday this past year I asked for a grow light system. I ordered one that is 4 ft long and 4 bulbs wide!! Although a grow lamp is not required to start seeds, it does help to have a very controlled stable environment to ensure successful, strong, and healthy plants.
**As soon as your seedlings develop true leaves (usually the second set of leaves), it's time to give them more room.
**Thin them by trimming off the plant's leaves at soil level. You'll want to end up with one plant for every 1 to 2 inches. ***I saw on another article that using a little pair of scissors to thin plants is best so you do not disturb the roots.
**Hardening off. Be sure that if you start your own seeds, or if you buy from a greenhouse that you harden off your plants before putting them into the garden. Start when the weather is nice and sunny, placing your plants outside for small increments. Increase the time every few days. After a week, your plants should be ready for transplanting.
Just in case you get those plants into the garden, and then we have some surprise chilly nights. I keep around old bed sheets we no longer use (keep your eyes peeled once garage sales & auctions start if you don't have any) and cover my plants at night with them if cold weather is threatening to ruin all I have worked hard on. You could also use plastic tarps, or buckets for protection. Be sure to remove them in the morning so the plants don't get too hot during the warmth of the day.
Do you have any special hints you would like to pass on about starting seeds?
Thursday, February 11, 2010
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Wednesday, February 10, 2010
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Monday, February 8, 2010
Stay tuned for my review of gorgeous stoneware and for your chance to WIN one!!!!!
Over at Leelou Blogs she is celebrating her birthday with some FREE DOWNLOADS.....I think these would be such a nice gift to your spouse, or grandparents. The only thing you would pay would be the cost of printing the photo....So under $1.00!! (print pics as 5X7 or 4X6)
If you like these super super cute templates that you can load you own pictures into you might want to go check out Just So Scrappy, she is the one who created them. She offers packages of template for as low as $1.50!!!! (If you go visit...thank her for the freebies!) Be sure to check out the other freebies she is offering right now!
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I just thought I would check in and say hello! I haven't forgotten to blog...just nothing blog worthy lately with us. I have been working away at reading some good books, getting ready for the upcoming women's retreat at church, and schooling my boys! I did get an exciting email today from a gal about reviewing some REALLY CRAZY GOOD SOFTWARE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so pumped about that...we shall see if it all works out though. We did get some great news today about our REFUND on our taxes!! Exciting...and keeps us moving in the direction to meet our BIG Goal of mortgage payoff by December. Well that about sums it up for me this week so far. Thanks for checking in....come back soon!