Monday, May 27, 2013

Garden of Earthly Delights

We hope

This weekend we - well let's be honest - Troy built a raised garden and planted some vegetables.

He made a simple box using 2x8's stacked two high. Next came some dirt and composted grass clippings all mixed together. On top - a layer of miracle grow potting soil.
Time to plant...
Peas and Yellow Beans (I see three bean salad on the menu!)

Green Beans - my favorite!!! and Carrots

Radishes for the boys and Catnip for Izzy

Cucumbers and we left a space for a Tomato plant for me

This is our first attempt at growing veggies so we came up with a plan B.  The leftover seeds were thrown over the fence into the now mostly empty dirt pile.  Which will grow better - the carefully structured garden or the random seeds?  We will let you know!

So now we have a vegetable garden!  Thanks Diana for the 12 Chord!  As you can see we used it just like you used to!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

It's a great day!

Saturday was the day I have been waiting for ....

The new closet doors were installed

If you remember

We have a full wall of closets and the doors were the same as the ugly brown entry door - basically the same color as the trim.  Not only that, they didn't close all the way and the doors swung free as the bottom track guide was long gone.

Now look .......

I think they were worth every penny and I bet Troy does too but he'll never admit it!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Moving Forward Again

After what seemed like standing still, we are finally moving again.

Last week I was out of town at Tobi Fairley's Design Camp.  What a great opportunity!  I learned a great deal - mostly about myself.  I am re-energized and have a long list of projects as I explore new ideas and mediums.  A new dream is blooming in my heart.

The weekend before I left we got the floors sanded!  Our little sample piece made the guy at the flooring store stand up and take notice.  You can't get 100 year old red oak floors anymore. There is a reason I love wood!!

My timing was perfect - the floors were polyed while I was away.  I came home to warm, honey floors! - and no smell!!

This weekend Troy put me right to work!! We wanted to build some shelving in the closed in the dead space between the two closets.  After much discussion about who would get the most cubbies - I won!! - we set to work.  This was harder to engineer than we first anticipated and after a few missteps, we finished.  Now for some priming and painting.

I plan on putting some hooks on the flat pieces for hanging scarves, jewelry and those things that are hard to store.

I also graduated this weekend.  I can now use the chop saw without adult supervision!!!  I LOVE that thing!!  After a weekend in the classroom, it was nice to get a dose of power tools!

Soon it will be time to hang the closet doors.