Monday, October 3, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
|And yes the chalkboard still says "Happy Father's Day"...|
Monday, June 27, 2011
So first off, I
saw stole this from Anna at Door Sixteen. However, for those who are not aware let me introduce to you, 8tracks. In short, you make a profile, upload a mix of songs & share with friends and strangers. Plus you get to discover some great music and mixes through the 268,824 (and counting) mixes. In length, it's addicting! I kicked things off with a festival heavy summer mix called "A Midwestern Summer." I hope you enjoy and when I get around to making another mixtape, I'l be sure to let ya know.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Start by picking your ingredient which may be the toughest part. You can infuse most fruits, herbs and spices so there's plenty of room for creativity. We went with basil from our new little herb garden.
|Chives, Parsley & 2 Basil plants for those keeping score at home.|
We followed these guidelines. Just find a sealed container for your liquor. We went with an aqua blue mason jar. The directions suggest throwing the entire leaf and stem in. Pour in your liquor of choice, shake, and toss in the fridge. The directions also suggest shaking the container 3-5 times a day.
|There she is. We found the monogram "L" glass at a thrift store for 50 cents.|
Monday, June 20, 2011
First we rented a demo hammer from Lowe's and ripped up as much of the concrete as I could before having to return the thing (only rented it for 4 hours). There was still some large pieces of concrete remaining but I was able to dig out about 3-4 inches throughout. Then we had the topsoil delivered...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
For those who are still reading this, let me explain. We had this area under our big maple that looked pretty awful:
These pics were taken prior to the paver walkway we made and documented about here. As you can see it was lookin a little rough. Plus with the surplus of rain this spring the whole area quickly became a mudfest. And why those really big pavers were there we have no idea? So after completing the paver walkway we knew this was the next target.
We ran to Lowe's and spent some time comparing grass seeds. Talk about options! For such a basic concept there are a million different types! Again something we never knew about until becoming homeowners. Anyways we found this Scott's EZ Seed to be the right stuff for the area.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
After a little work last fall we had it looking like this:
After today's work it looks like this!